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If you have any questions please get in touch with Isarra. Email:
zhorishna(a)gmail.com IRC: Isarra.
Also keep in mind that there is a proposed follow-up at the Wikimedia
Developer Summit 2016 in San Francisco about how to actually improve
skinning, so any comments and discussion on that would be very useful.
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On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Rachel Farrand <rfarrand(a)wikimedia.org>
Please join for the following tech talk:
*Tech Talk**:* The making of a MediaWiki skin
*Date:* November 03, 2015
*Time: *18:00 UTC
Link to live YouTube stream <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b-8-_UpcQc>
*IRC channel for questions/discussion:* #wikimedia-office
place for questions
*Summary: *MediaWiki's skins, or themes, are a lacking area that needs
much love, but much of the problem simply lies with how little it is known.
In this talk I will walk you through the process to create a skin and show
you how powerful MediaWiki's skinning system can be, even as it is now,
going from cloning the Example skin to a deployable implementation of
long-awaited product: Winter.