Wikimania is just next week, but two months from now will be another
conference that may be of interest to MediaWiki users and developers:
SMWCon, or the Semantic MediaWiki Conference, which will be happening in
Berlin on September 21-23:
Semantic MediaWiki, if you don't know about it, is a MediaWiki extension
that has somewhat taken on a life of its own in the six years since it was
Though of course the main focus will be Semantic MediaWiki, we plan to have
talks on other related topics, like DBpedia, ontologies, and the creation of
a semantic data repository (not necessarily SMW-based) for Wikipedia itself.
And there's definitely room in the schedule for talking about issues related
to core MediaWiki.
This is a call for presentations, so if you want to attend, please consider
giving a talk. To propose a talk, just add a line to the wiki page here:
And while we're at it, if you plan to attend SMWCon, please add your name to
the attendees list, here: