In October we asked you to contribute to Glosario, the online, multilingual glossary of data science terms, as part of Hacktoberfest. The Carpentries community is international and, as well as contributing definitions of new terms in the languages already represented in the glossary, we wanted to encourage the introduction of new and translated definitions into more languages.
We know that the Carpentries community is amazing and we are delighted to say that you came through for us again! At the end of September, Glosario contained 528 definitions for 467 terms in four languages. By the time all contributions made during Hacktoberfest had been merged, the glossary contained 716 definitions for 521 terms, in eight languages! In addition to all these new definitions, translations, and languages, Glosario had also gained four new editors - Janetta Steyn and Angelique van Rensburg for Afrikaans, Beatriz Milz for Portuguese, and Batool Almarzouq for Arabic - and twelve new contributors (13 contributors before Hacktoberfest; 25 after).
The increase in contributions and expansion of the glossary also provided an opportunity for the maintainers to learn how they could improve the project infrastructure and the layout of the glossary (thank you baileythegreen!).
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Glosario contribution drive! You will find a full list of their names at the end of this post.
Get Involved with Glosario!
Hacktoberfest 2020 may be over, but that does not mean you have missed the opportunity to contribute to the further expansion and improvement of this project! We would love to see new definitions and translations continue to be added to Glosario, to carry forward the momentum created by this first contribution drive. We are also interested in finding more language editors (for languages already represented or still to be added to the glossary), or to help with the technical infrastructure of the website. The user interface could be improved. If you would like to learn more about how to contribute to the glossary, read the guide to contributing available in English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. We also have packages/libraries available in Python and R to work with the glossary. Your contributions are welcome there as well!
We are enormously grateful to everyone who participated in the Glosario project and any other Carpentries repository during Hacktoberfest, including:
Alexandre B A Villares
Angelique van Rensburg
Ian Flores Siaca
Ihaddaden Mohamed El Fodil
Zhian N. Kamvar