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A new developer portal

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The Developer Advocacy team is currently working on a new developer portal for technical documentation. The goal is to make it easier for you to find the help and information you need about the technical side of MediaWiki software and Wikimedia projects and to improve the overall quality of technical documentation.

Core audiences

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We want to learn more about the people who will use the developer portal—their motivations and needs—to ensure the design and content are usable and useful. We've identified several core audiences for the developer portal:

  • Content re-users
  • Tool developers (experienced)
  • Tool developers (new)
  • Foundation or affiliate employees (experienced)
  • Foundation or affiliate employees (new)
  • Outreach program participants
  • Business-class users
  • Data consumers (Researchers)
  • Technical writers/documentarians

Come talk with us!

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If you are a member of one of these audiences or have a general interest in how technical documentation is organized, we would like to talk and share about the developer portal with you to learn more about your interests and needs. Feel free to come by our "table" and talk with us.

We need your help!

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In the near future, we'll be testing and seeking feedback on a prototype for the developer portal. You can sign up to help with feedback and testing, and we'll reach out to you with more information.

Who are we?

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Sarah R. Rodlund, Senior Technical Writer, The Wikimedia Foundation and Alex Paskulin, Senior Technical Writer, The Wikimedia Foundation