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This is the homepage for Appropedia tech [[Appropedia:Internships|interns]] working from May onwards (mostly over the northern hemishere's summer holidays).
  
This is the homepage for Appropedia tech [[Appropedia:Internships|interns]] working from approximately May onwards (mostly over the northern hemishere's summer holidays).
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Interns and mentors will work together and help each other as challenges are encountered. Each intern can choose an area of focus, working on one or more of the following:
 
 
Interns will work on one or more of the following:
 
 
* MediaWiki  
 
* MediaWiki  
 
** settings
 
** settings
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** anti-spam
 
** anti-spam
 
** categorization and wiki-linking. This is an easier and more repetitive task, but very valuable. We have the scripts set up already.
 
** categorization and wiki-linking. This is an easier and more repetitive task, but very valuable. We have the scripts set up already.
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** other repetitive edits
 
* Skins (CSS) - for the wiki and the [http://blogs.appropedia.org/ blog]/forum site.
 
* Skins (CSS) - for the wiki and the [http://blogs.appropedia.org/ blog]/forum site.
  
'''Mentors''': Mentoring is shared. [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] provides general guidance on Appropedia's tech development goals, and pointers in finding answers when needed. Others are free to help out as well.  
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== Support ==
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'''Mentors''': Mentoring is shared. [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] will provide general guidance on Appropedia's tech development goals, and pointers in finding answers when needed. Others are free to help out as well.  
  
 
'''Tech advisors''': There are several people who know about the tech things we're working on, and can answer questions and make suggestions. And I'm hoping that most of the questions would be handled among the interns themselves.
 
'''Tech advisors''': There are several people who know about the tech things we're working on, and can answer questions and make suggestions. And I'm hoping that most of the questions would be handled among the interns themselves.
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'''Bureaucrat''': [[User:Lonny|Lonny]] holds [[Appropedia:Bureaucrats|bureaucrat]] status on Appropedia. He gives the final approval to changes on the live site.  
 
'''Bureaucrat''': [[User:Lonny|Lonny]] holds [[Appropedia:Bureaucrats|bureaucrat]] status on Appropedia. He gives the final approval to changes on the live site.  
  
 
== Practice ==  
 
== Practice ==  
  
Our way of working is open - anyone can comment, suggest or take on a task. The names above are simply those who have made a degree of prior commitment to being part of this team.  
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Our way of working is open - others outside the official team may join the work here, by commenting, sharing an answer or suggestion or taking on a task.  
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Discussion takes place on the {{talk page}} for this page. It is strongly recommended that you "watch" the page (log in and click the watch tab at the top of the page). Set up your preferences to receive email alerts, and you'll be alerted of any change on this page or the talk page.  
  
 
== Join up! ==
 
== Join up! ==
  
Being an intern with Appropedia, whether or not it's a requirement for a course you're enrolled in, offers you a chance to learn as part of a team, while making a difference, making solutions to the world's challenges accessible and usable. It can boost your CV, your knowledge and your confidence.  
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'''Benefits''': Being an intern with Appropedia, whether or not it's a requirement for a course you're enrolled in, offers you a chance to learn as part of a team, while making a difference, making solutions to the world's challenges accessible and usable. It can boost your CV, your knowledge and your confidence.  
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'''Apply''': If you are interested in joining the team, please [http://www.appropedia.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Chriswaterguy&action=edit&section=new leave a note] for [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy], or email to: {{email|chriswaterguy|appropedia|.org}}
  
If you are interested in joining the team, please [http://www.appropedia.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Chriswaterguy&action=edit&section=new leave a note] for [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]].
 
  
 
'''Confirmed''':  
 
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Revision as of 17:14, 18 April 2011

This is the homepage for Appropedia tech interns working from May onwards (mostly over the northern hemishere's summer holidays).

Interns and mentors will work together and help each other as challenges are encountered. Each intern can choose an area of focus, working on one or more of the following:

  • MediaWiki
    • settings
    • extensions
  • WordPress
    • optimizing the blog
    • setting up a test forum.
  • Bots (mostly in Python, but Ruby and other language bots exist)
    • anti-spam
    • categorization and wiki-linking. This is an easier and more repetitive task, but very valuable. We have the scripts set up already.
    • other repetitive edits
  • Skins (CSS) - for the wiki and the blog/forum site.

Support

Mentors: Mentoring is shared. Chriswaterguy will provide general guidance on Appropedia's tech development goals, and pointers in finding answers when needed. Others are free to help out as well.

Tech advisors: There are several people who know about the tech things we're working on, and can answer questions and make suggestions. And I'm hoping that most of the questions would be handled among the interns themselves.

Bureaucrat: Lonny holds bureaucrat status on Appropedia. He gives the final approval to changes on the live site.

Practice

Our way of working is open - others outside the official team may join the work here, by commenting, sharing an answer or suggestion or taking on a task.

Discussion takes place on the talk page for this page. It is strongly recommended that you "watch" the page (log in and click the watch tab at the top of the page). Set up your preferences to receive email alerts, and you'll be alerted of any change on this page or the talk page.

Join up!

Benefits: Being an intern with Appropedia, whether or not it's a requirement for a course you're enrolled in, offers you a chance to learn as part of a team, while making a difference, making solutions to the world's challenges accessible and usable. It can boost your CV, your knowledge and your confidence.

Apply: If you are interested in joining the team, please leave a note for [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy], or email to: chriswaterguyAtsymbol.pngappropediaDot.png.org


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