On Monday April 20th, Houston-based MediaWiki users and developers will
meet to share lessons-learned, open-source extensions, and collaborate on
developing new extensions beneficial to any organization using MediaWiki.
This event is being hosted by NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the
Technology Collaboration Center of Houston.
The preliminary agenda includes:
Overview of key MediaWiki extensions used at NASA
Watch Analytics extension
What features and qualities make for the "perfect" knowledge
Comparison: A single wiki vs. a wiki farm. Which works better for a
What is the best way to share data between wikis?
Wiki Conversations: Turning e-mail conversations into useful
Idea for development: Citations of references
How to complete the culture change to using a wiki (i.e., getting the
last 10% to use it)?
Please visit the event information page to register for attendance and
presentations. We are looking for people volunteering to present topics at
this meetup. Email us with any questions at enterprisemediawiki(a)gmail.com
=SMWCon Spring 2015 Second Call for Contributions=
SWMCon Spring 2015 is in need of contributions. This means you!
We are inviting you to submit your contributions to help collect and put together the conference program.
==Call for Contributions==
We need your proposals for talks and tutorials. Talks could be about anything related to semantics, wikis, or yes semantic wikis! We welcome new contributions on the use of semantic wikis in different industries and the development and proposal of new tools in and around the semantic wiki community.
You can propose your contributions on the conference website (http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/SMWCon_Spring_2015) in form of regular talks or short lightning talks. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and we will do our best to consider your proposal in the conference program. If you've already announced your talk it's now time to expand its description.
We are also looking for folks to help us with our tutorial day. We’re looking for presentations on the basics of Semantic MediaWiki and related extensions. The deadline is April 22nd, but we encourage submissions, even in a draft form, as soon as possible to help with planning.
Please note that all tutorials and presentations will be video and audio recorded and made available for others after the conference.
Please add yourself to the informal list of attendees if you’d like to attend.
*Submission Deadline is April 22nd (please contact the organizers if you need more time)
*SMWCon is from Wednesday, May 6th to Friday, May 8th 2015
*T-Rex (http://downtowntrex.com), 911 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO, USA
*Conference site: http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/SMWCon_Spring_2015
*Participants: Everybody interested in semantic wikis, especially in Semantic MediaWiki, e.g. administrators, developers, wiki users, consultants, business representatives and researchers.
==List of Topics==
Here are some suggestions. All submissions are welcome.
Use of wikis in
Use of wikis for
Extending Semantic MediaWiki
*Integration with other services (databases, external APIs, etc)
*Visualization and reporting tools
Developments around Semantic MediaWiki
*Feature wish lists
*SMW and related extensions roadmaps
*Improving the experience using semantic wikis
*How to contribute to SMW and related projects
Registration is open with early bird pricing until March 31st. Tickets can be purchased at http://smwcons2015.eventbrite.com
Your registration fee includes:
*3-day Conference Pass (including the tutorial day)
*Breakfast for all three days
*Lunch on the first and 3rd day
*Evening social event with hors d'oeuvres and drinks
Please note that the registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses.
Attendees from education organizations can purchase a discounted ticket. Proof of affiliation may be requested.
*Chris Koerner [Local Chair]
*Paul Boal [Program Chair]
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