Job reference: IT 05 2014 Teahouse/Projekt: Teahouse development

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Job reference: IT_05_2014_Teahouse/Projekt: Teahouse development

At Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., we support projects that aim to create, promote and distribute free content. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is the best-known example.
We promote education and free access to knowledge, but we also advance the basic principles of free knowledge beyond the encyclopedia.
Our goal is to incorporate the idea of free knowledge into everyday life.
We are also calling for a secure legal framework that ensures projects like Wikipedia can be created and developed in the future, too.

The Teahouse project aims to provide new contributors to German-language Wikipedia with a user-friendly space that encourages interaction and allows for easier entry into the world of Wikipedia.
This part of the project concerns the development of a dialogue function to allow for questions to be asked more easily and efficiently.

We are looking for a freelancer/self-employed individual/service company to start as soon as possible on developing a part of our Teahouse Project.

The project and its key areas have been divided into “user stories,” which indicate the functions of the product. “User stories” describe the initial product to be developed and its functions.

Additional information is available here:
You must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Good knowledge of JavaScript, particularly jQuery
  • Experience of MediaWiki
  • Experience of multilingual user interfaces (internationalization/localization)
  • Experience of version control systems, such as Git, and code review processes
  • Ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • Experience working with volunteer and self-organized groups and online communities
  • Estimated volume of work: approx. 10-12 days


Please submit a detailed application with specifications regarding the above requirements to Christina Burger.
Application deadline: 25 June 2014

Contact details for further queries:
Christina Burger
Communities Team
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 219 158 260
christina.burger@wikimedia.de

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