These workshops cover a broad range of technical topics and build upon the lessons learned from the two regional initiatives organized in 2021: South Asia and the Kurdish Wikimedians. WMF's Developer Advocacy team coordinates this project. A 1—3 hour long workshop happens every month on a technical topic. The organizing team chooses topics based on the needs of smaller language wiki communities' and trainers' availability.
The first set of workshops for 2022 are geared towards script and bot development to help individuals learn how to automate work in their community via bots and develop, maintain, host them. If you are interested in proposing a topic, please share your ideas on the talk page.
Description: This workshop will introduce participants to a few popular bots in the Wikimedia ecosystem, how to set them up on the wikis, and tackle problems concerning the setup. This workshop will organize three sessions around InternetArchiveBot, YoBot, and SuggestBot at the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon 2022. See more details in the Phabricator task.
Date & Time: May 20-22nd, 2022
InternetArchiveBot: How it works, and what is needed to get it set up, Friday, May 20th, 18:00 UTC
What is SuggestBot and How to Get It, Saturday, May 21st, 17:00 UTC
Yobot and CHECKWIKI: How you can fix tiny errors? Sunday, May 22nd, 18:00 UTC
Description: This workshop will summarise how to access and to save information to Wikidata, including through page generators and queries++, using pywikibot. It will also cover the Wikidata conventions about bot-editing, including the bot approvals process. (*queries not included, please bring your own!)