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. And it's free to attend - no admission fee.
Hope you, or people you know, can come. Thanks!
Volunteer Development Coordinator
On 09/03/2011 02:30 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
If you're interested in Wikimedia's
infrastructure, or in making it
easier to develop MediaWiki and extensions, gadgets, and tools, please
come to the Wikimedia and MediaWiki hackathon happening 14-16 October in
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
We're getting together a wide variety of contributors -- including
tool, extension, and gadget writers -- to participate, give feedback,
test, and hack together.
At the event, MediaWiki developers and Wikimedia operations engineers
will be working on Wikimedia's gadgets/extensions/tools support,
authorization/authentication strategy, dev-ops virtualization, and
general training and hacking. And we'll improve and discuss the
Wikimedia Labs projects infrastructure
and other stuff that makes it easier for anyone to supercharge Wikimedia
The event is open to anyone who wants to come and contribute.
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!)