Outreachy Internship Report 3

I’m an Outreachy 2019 summer intern at Wikimedia working on improving the documentation of the MediaWiki Action API. I’m in the fifth week of my internship and in this blogpost, I will explain more about my project.

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Outreachy Internship Report 2

I just started the third week of my internship and it has been interesting so far. According to my timeline, I should improve the documentation of three API pages weekly but on the first week, I had done all the three pages by Wednesday. I’ll be honest that this was partly due to a fear of falling behind. I later realized that I had to learn how to moderate and take my time because while it’s important that I achieve my timeline goals, it’s also important that I produce quality work. Rushing through the tasks will only result in mediocre work.

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Outreachy Internship- The Opportunity of a Lifetime

On May 6 2019 at 4:00pm UTC, I received the best news of the year. I had been accepted for Outreachy 18 with Wikimedia. It felt amazing to get the best outcome from what had been an intense application period. I refer to it as the best outcome because not being selected would still be a good outcome. I had learnt so much in such a short time during the application period.

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Outreachy Post-Application

Most of the first week was spent looking for a Wikimedia project to contribute to. I wanted a project that I’d dive deep into, learn from it and be able to make meaningful contributions and not just good-first-bugs.

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Outreachy Application Week 5

I kept looking for tasks which are related to either documentation, the API or both. Anything that would help improve the skills I would require if I get selected for the internship.

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