danese at gmail
Oct 22, 2011, 3:13 PM
Post #10 of 11
Hey Greg D-K...nice to see you involved ('bout time) ;-). A coding challenge is a great project for this community. Looking forward to see the results!
On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:02 PM, Greg DeKoenigsberg <greg.dekoenigsberg [at] gmail> wrote:
> Hello all. We are about to kick off the October 2011 Coding
> Challenge, to which Erik alluded in his emails yesterday. I just
> wanted to offer a brief word of thanks to all at Wikimedia who have
> helped to put this together, and express my sense of what it is that
> we're doing.
> This is an experiment. It may be brilliant, or it may not be.
> Offering a big prize for challenge winners may be a master stroke, or
> it may be a terrible mistake. The contest may yield lots of smart
> developers or lots of clueless noobs. There may be a torrent of new
> voices overwhelming #mediawiki and wikitech-l, or there may be no one
> at all. I have no idea what to expect, and I'm not about to pretend
> otherwise. I will be fascinated to see how the next few weeks play
> One thing I am confident about: from everything I've observed about
> the Wikimedia technical community so far, I'm not the least bit
> worried about how noobs will be received. In some communities, this
> would be a note begging everyone to please, *please* not be to mean to
> the noobs -- but in this community, I only feel obliged to thank all
> of you in advance for being helpful and patient, as I know you will
> If you have any questions or concerns about the contest, feel free to
> raise them here on the list, or address them to me personally.
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