I know a number of people already responded on meetup.com to say they
were coming, but here's a reminder.
There's a lunch meetup today at 1pm. The restaurant is Buca di Beppo on
Howard St. If you haven't already, please RSVP so I can adjust the
reservation if our group grows (or shrinks):
I'm looking forward to it. See you there!
Forwarding just in case. This workshop is organized at the WMF offices
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Subject: [Analytics] Announcement: EventLogging workshop - 3/7
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:58:38 -0800
From: Dario Taraborelli <dtaraborelli(a)wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: A mailing list for the Analytics Team at WMF and everybody
who has an interest in Wikipedia and analytics.
To: Wikimedia Engineering <engineering(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
"wmfresearch(a)lists.wikimedia.org" <wmfresearch(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, "A
mailing list for the Analytics Team at WMF and everybody who has an
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CC: E3 team discussion list <e3-team(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We're organizing a half-day workshop for engineers, analysts, PMs and
other parties interested in learning how to use EventLogging.
*EventLogging* <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/EventLogging>  is a
MediaWiki extension developed by the E3 team that allows the collection
of data on how users interact with our site. It's been largely adopted
in Product/Mobile/Feature engineering to run A/B tests and to evaluate
experimental features but can be used more generally to identify
usability problems and to collect data to inform feature design.
Whether you are already planning to use EventLogging for an existing
project or you are just curious to learn how it works, the session will
cover a typical workflow:
1) turning an idea into a data model
2) instrumenting MediaWiki to log events
3) accessing and QA'ing log data
4) performing simple log data analysis
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/EventLogging/Workshop>  will be
hosted at the Wikimedia Foundation (Collab space, 6th floor) on *March 7
*between *1.30pm-5pm*. The whole E3 engineer line-up will be in the
office to provide hands-on demos and tutorials. If you are interested in
attending, please sign up
the workshop page. The session will be recorded but we're not currently
planning to stream it.
Hi, just a heads up about the next Wikimedia Engineering Meetup:
Wikimedia & wikiHow mobile updates
As you can see, this is our first experiment inviting speakers out of
the Wikimedia using the common MediaWiki link. Looking forward to seeing
how it goes.
Since there is plenty of time before & after the talks, this could also
be a good chance to chat with some pizza and drinks about the MediaWiki
Group San Francisco. Maiki & others, can you make it?
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
Be happy to do it again this year for a few hours. Had a blast
One must still have chaos in oneself, to give birth to a dancing
-- Friedrich Nietzsche in "Thus Spake Zarathustra"
On Wed Feb 13 15:27:56 CST 2013, Jon Davis <wiki(a)konsoletek.com>
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a handful of German Wikipedia editors from the Bay Area are going to
meet this Saturday, February 2, from 9am until about 12am in the WMF
offices at 149 New Montgomery Street in SF, to join a kind of
multi-city edit-a-thon held on the German Wikipedia on that day:
(Basically, that event was recently conceived as a collaborative
effort to help other editors in all kinds of wiki tasks, with only two
rules: 1) No work on one's "own" articles 2) Relax and be nice ;) ,
and those who initiated it named it somewhat whimsically after the
Three Musketeers - "all for one, one for all".)
It's envisaged to be a small group in SF (we have four and a half
confirmed participants so far, plus other German Wikipedians living in
the US joining remotely per Google Hangout), but anyone editing the
German Wikipedia - or interested in doing do - is welcome to come by.
Email me offlist for details.
Regards, HaeB (Tilman)