OTW is currently recruiting and has a number of positions available on their volunteers page here.
Positions currently being advertised for include:
- Quality Assurance & Testing (QA&T) is a subcommittee of AD&T responsible for testing bug fixes and new features before they go live, overseeing release and issue management tasks, and maintaining relevant documentation.
-The position of Wiki liaison would be a good fit for someone who has an interest in fan history, would like to moderate a twitter account, and has about 5 hours of available time each week. If you would like to help us create and share news about Fanlore, this is the position for you!
- They need someone interested in strategic planning, writing, and data processing who is willing to jump in with both feet. They’re a
professional, collaborative committee of people who believe in supporting each other through our work, and we want someone who is excited about the idea of being part of an environment of support,
creativity, and critique.
-The Support team is responsible for handling the feedback and requests for assistance we receive from users of the Archive. We answer users’ questions, help to resolve problems they’re experiencing, and pass on information to and from coders, testers, tag wranglers and other teams involved with the Archive
-The Tag Wranglers are responsible for keeping the hundreds of thousands of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! Based on internal guidelines, we choose which form a tag takes in the filters and auto-complete, and we link tags together to make the works and bookmarks on the archive easier to browse and search (so that users can find exactly what they’re looking for, whether that’s Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff).
This round they’re specifically recruiting for:
I’ll be posting in the next couple of days about some of the specific areas that are needed - in case you couldn’t tell, tag wrangling is my own committee. ^.^;; But I’ve worked with many individuals in the other committees at Ao3 and they’ve all been lovely in our interactions. :D
I just wanted to signal-boost this and wave an especial pom-pom for QA&Testing! More people testing new code for the Archive means more new code can get put on the Archive faster means more awesome new features and faster bugfixes, and more eyes on new code means the new code is stronger and better! \o/