Hi Wikitechans, Quim (and Lea and Lydia),
I'd be interested in possibly making a presentation or similar at the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017 on a long term approach to "How to grow our Wikimedia technical community" via collaboration possibly with World University and School, which donated itself to Wikidata last October 2015.
CC World University and School would like to offer a single course in collaboration with organizations like Wikimedia, and explore guaranteeing a part time job probably at the college intern (10 hours/week jobs for 20 year olds) level. (By way of comparison, Sebastian Thrun's Udacity offers a money-back guarantee for some nano-degrees if they don't get a job in collaboration with some business - which is quite unusual in the US).
In addition to this single WUaS "Technical - Data Analytics" course (perhaps in the vein of Google's Summer of Code, learning programming while working on a project) which could significantly help "[Wikitech-l] How to grow our technical community - Wikimedia Developer Summit," since Wikimedia could hire them, and also especially since WUaS would like to offer this course in all countries' main languages (and possibly so that students can circulate back into and through WUaS for free CC MIT OCW-centric Uni degrees, for increasing their technical skills). WUaS would also like to explore helping grow the Wikimedia Technical Community through the following eventually:
- matriculated computer science, AI and other students at WUaS (in all countries' languages +)
- WUaS graduates (Bach and Ph.D.) with degrees in CS, AI and related (in all countries' languages+)
- online WUaS wiki students and teachers in all 7,943+ languages
What single course in, say, Wikimedia main programming languages, and perhaps drawing on MIT OCW, would you think would be most relevant to helping Wikimedia?
Just added this "(Organize a course, possibly CC MIT OCW-centric in 7 languages, which upon completion would lead to a Wikimedia technical job, and potentially in collaboration with MIT OCW-centric & Yale OYC-centric CC WUaS, planned in all countries' languages for free CC university degrees, and where WUaS donated to Wikidata last October 2015)" to
wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_ Summit/2017/How_to_grow_our_ technical_community.
This could be a way to help significantly grow the Wikitech/Wikimedia technical communities.