Congratulations to Matma Rex (Bartosz Dziewoński) who now has +2 powers
in mediawiki/core and MediaWiki extensions. He is most interested in
frontend (CSS and JS), and I am particularly grateful to him for his
work redoing the Cologne Blue skin and saving it from the revamp scythe.
MatmaRex, please go ahead and add yourself to your interests in
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developers/Maintainers . :) Thanks for
your past contributions, and best wishes for your future contributions.
Engineering Community Manager
As planned, today is the last day to submit any feedback regarding the
proposals. Please do take a moment to voice your questions, concerns, or
encouragements. You can also do so privately to either myself or Robla.
<quote name="Greg Grossmeier" date="2013-06-24" time="11:03:15 -0700">
> The end of the community feedback period is still the same (this
> Wednesday, June 26th) to give us time to review and discuss.
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The Technical Operations team is pleased to announce Sean Pringle joined us
today ( 24th June, 2013). Among his duties, Sean will be attending to all
aspects of the database layer including management, monitoring, design,
capacity, performance, and troubleshooting.
Sean comes with vast experience in database technology and development
background with a specific focus
on MySQL and MariaDB. He has held senior roles in database support,
database administration, and technical writing with various companies
including MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, and SkySQL Ab. He also has fingers in
a few non-profit and open-source projects scattered around the net.
Sean hails from Queensland, Australia and while he travels around
frequently, he inevitably always flee back to his down under home. He
confessed being forever distracted by all things geek and technology
related though he can also be spotted behind a telescope on starry nights
and with nose in a book when the cloud rolls in.
To quote him, "I am excited to be joining the WMF, an opportunity which I
see as an 11 on the awesomeness scale of 1 to 10" !
Please join us in welcoming Sean!
CT Woo & Ken Snider
This message was posted on the Support Desk and I thought it would be
better to post it on wikitech-l.
I am one of the managers of a professional communication conference.
We have had attendees request that a rep from MediaWiki so a short
presentation on MediaWiki--what it can do and why it would be
helpful for teachers of professional communication in universities.
Would someone please contact me so that I can further detail this
Thank you. Pam Estes Brewer brewerpse(a)gmail.com
Please follow up with Ms. Brewer.
Love alone reveals the true shape of the universe.
-- "Everywhere Present", Stephen Freeman
A nice post about using Semantic MediaWiki as an Enterprise Architecture
Repository (or EAR) at the Danish National Library: <
The author is currently on #mediawiki (as Josef-ddb). He seems to think
that EAR is a niche currently populated by overpriced and underpowered
commercial behemoths, and that SMW could be competitive in this domain, but
that people might need a bit of help to make the connection between EAR
requirements and SMW capabilities.
For folks that edit on Wikitech, note that obsolete docs can now be
moved to their own namespace, "Obsolete", where we'll be able to dig
them up if we ever want them but they won't clutter up the search
results etc. Please feel free to start populating the new namespace
with all that cruft you were never quite ready to delete.