GCS Step 1

Friday, August 14, 2009

Year: 2009 Week: 33 Number: 115

Technical news 
  • [clone $brion;] - Brion Vibber, the current Foundation CTO, announced that they want to split his position into two.  There will be a new Chief Technical Officer and Brion will become the "Senior Software Architect"; more information about the responsibilities of each can be found on the blog post.
  • ["Try Beta"] - Have you noticed the new "Try Beta" link at the top of Wikimedia project sites?  The usability team is proud to introduce the new skin, Vector, and the newly enhanced edit toolbar. Check it out and give them your feedback!

Request for help

  • [BBC & Wikimania] - this is a weird request for help, because it doesn't come from the community.  The BBC's "Digital Revolution", an open and collaborative documentary on the way the web is changing our lives, wants to come to Wikimania 2009 but can't make it!  They're looking for people to film some content for them, are you going to Wikimania and interested?  Visit the blog post for more information and contact them ASAP.







  • [sr.wn 10k] - the Serbian Wikinews has reached 10,000 articles and is now the second largest Wikinews.
  • [pt.wp 500k] - following closely behind the Spanish Wikipedia (es), the Portuguese Wikipedia has also reached 500,000 articles!


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