In this post I’ll talk a bit about the project I’m working on OPW, and as I said earlier I chose MediaWiki Homepage Redesign project. This project aims to redesign the layout of the homepage MediaWiki to better reflect the activities undertaken by our community.
The project does not involve much technological complexity but brings a big impact to the community and therefore needs a lot of collaboration and discussion before we define what will be implemented.
Because of this I’m learning a lot about how the community works. We use IRC (irc.freenode.net) to communicate in real time and you can find us on channels #mediawiki, #wikimedia and #wikimedia-dev. Furthermore, we discuss through of mail lists and “Talk” pages directly in MediaWiki.
Any interested person on project is free to opine and contribute and all feedback will be considered. The evolution of this project is totally dependent of participation the community because every decision needs to be made with a consensual agreement.
Right now we are preparing the Design Document. In summary, this paper responds to questions about the project, describes the value and how the project will work. This document will also contains all mockups produced during the project.
For now is this. See you soon 😉