Hey, a quick reminder: The New Orleans developers' days for Wikimedia &
MediaWiki are this weekend!
In the late morning on Saturday, Roan Kattouw will lead a workshop for
developers to teach them how to hack MediaWiki -- MediaWiki's overall
architecture and ways to mod it, from site preferences to gadgets to
extensions. Attendees will learn how to customize MediaWiki using CSS,
Tentatively scheduled for midday Sunday is Chad Horohoe's testing
training - a lecture on how to write tests, walking attendees through
the documentation and teaching them how to run tests. He writes:
"I'll find a simple function we still need a test for, and use it as
an example. I'll briefly touch on setting up phpunit (with the caveat
that *sometimes* it's harder than it should be, so ask if you need extra
help). Then dive into how to write the test."
You can just drop in for either of those, or come for more of the weekend.
Hope you, or people you know, can come. Thanks!
On 09/03/2011 02:12 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
We're holding a Wikimedia and MediaWiki hackathon
in six weeks: 14-16
October in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Please come! It'll be a blast. :-)
We want to get together a wide variety of contributors -- including
template, script, tool, extension, and gadget writers -- to participate,
give feedback, test, and hack with us. If you hack MediaWiki, or write
software that uses the MediaWiki API, or runs on the Toolserver, other
developers want to chat and collaborate with you.
At the event, MediaWiki developers and Wikimedia operations engineers
will be working on Wikimedia's gadgets/extensions/tools support,
general training and hacking, etc. And we'll improve and discuss the
Wikimedia Labs projects infrastructure
and other stuff that makes it easier for anyone to supercharge MediaWiki
The event is open to anyone who wants to come and contribute, and is an
opportunity to spend time with senior MediaWiki developers & ops
engineers, write beautiful code, and learn about the latest
developments. We'll write code together, discuss the software, and hold
If you can make it to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 14-16 October 2011,
we'd love to have you. Please add your name to the attendees list:
(And please spread the word!)
Thanks and best wishes.
Volunteer Development Coordinator