Utilizing the model set by Wikimedia staff IRC office hours, MediaWiki.org's
WikiProject Extensions is presenting our first MediaWiki Workshops for developers
(volunteer and staff). Preparing extensions for MediaWiki 1.19 will be held on 13
January, 2012 at 19:00 UTC in IRC (#wikimedia-dev).
This IRC workshop will be an opportunity to find out about changes in MediaWiki 1.19 that
may require revisions to extensions or skins. Also an opportunity to ask MediaWiki
developers questions regarding extension development.
Everyone is invited to attend. Developers interested in serving as "extensions"
or "MediaWiki 1.19" experts are encouraged to signup as participants at:
If there's continued interest / demand, MediaWiki Workshops will typically last one
hour, and happen no more than twice a month to present trainings, hold discussions and
collaborate on community or WikiProject Extensions projects. Facilitators host the session
to introduce any presenters, determine the order of questions, and generally helps to keep
things going. Time of day will vary in order to offer people in different parts of the
world the opportunity to participate. Future topics will likely include MediaWiki.org
documentation, ResourceLouder orientation and workshops similar to our inaugural chat to
prepare for each MediaWiki release.
MediaWiki.org's WikiProject SysAdmins will also likely host similar MediaWiki
Workshops to help third-party wiki system administrators. Stay tuned for more
information, and chime in at:
Look forward to seeing folks next Friday! Please feel free to forward this along to any
-greg aka varnent
PS. Sorry if this is a duplicate - was having listserv problems earlier.
Lead Administrator, WikiQueer
Lead, Aequalitas Project