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Junior Developer - Wikimedia Commons Freelance

Published at 2021-07-08 - Viewed: 2181 times - OpenRefine (Worldwide/Remote)

"OpenRefine": is a power tool to clean messy data, popular in a diverse range of communities. It has been serving the needs of journalists, librarians, Wikipedians, scientists for more than 10 years, and is taught in many curricula and workshops around the world.

OpenRefine is quite actively used on "Wikidata":, the structured data ‘sister’ of Wikipedia. In addition, thanks to a "grant from the Wikimedia Foundation":, OpenRefine will, between September 2021 and August 2022, be extended with structured data functionalities for "Wikimedia Commons":, the media repository of the Wikimedia ecosystem. This code extension will make it possible to batch edit structured data of existing files on Wikimedia Commons, and to batch upload new Wikimedia Commons files with structured data from the start.

OpenRefine is a fiscally sponsored project of "Code for Science & Society Inc":, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the US.

The OpenRefine team is seeking a junior developer who will build the Wikimedia-specific features, as web services hosted on "Wikimedia Toolforge": or "Wikimedia Cloud VPS": for the abovementioned functionalities. This is a part time contract, over a period of 6 months.

See "OpenRefine's website": for more info.

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