[Foundation-l] Do you use MediaWiki as a conference website?

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 19:07:36 UTC 2012

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From: Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Internal-l] Do you use MediaWiki as a conference website?

Related to this idea, OpenMeetings is a site established to capture
meetings and video/audio/text of talks at them, under a free license.
The site is a wiki and founded by a wikipedian, but they are looking
for it to be adopted by a wider community.



On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:57 AM, aude <aude.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah at wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>> If you administer a MediaWiki installation and use it as a conference
>> website when you host conferences and conventions, you might be
>> interested in this suggested summer project:
> I would be very interested in there being some investment in the technology
> for running a Wikimania and other conferences.
> Unfortunately, the Wikimania 2012 is very much tied up with actually running
> the conference and then we need a long holiday to not think about organizing
> conferences. :)
> Also, there is the Drupal Conference Organizing distribution which does a
> lot and has been a product of several years work by experienced Drupal
> developers.  I don't think it's simple to magically make MediaWiki into
> wonderful conference software, as stuff like international payment
> processing is complex.
> If the GSOC project can be some small piece of what a Wikimania needs, that
> might be more feasible.
> Cheers,
> Katie
>> > I seek to work on building a Convention extension as part of the Google
>> > Summer of Code project.I have set up a proposal for the same , here is
>> > the
>> > link http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Chughakshay16/GSOCProposal(2012)
>> > .
>> > I haven't found a mentor to work with me for this project yet, so if
>> > anyone
>> > feels the need for this extension just the way I do, please feel free to
>> > add the feedback to the proposal page, or reply here.
>> > More information regarding this extension can be found here :-
>> > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Chughakshay16/ConventionExtension
>> > Thanks ,
>> > Akshay Chugh
>> > (irc - chughakshay16)
>> No skilled MediaWiki administrators or developers have shown interest in
>> mentoring this project, so right now it's unlikely to progress.  If you
>> think you could mentor him this summer, please reply to me and cc him at
>> chughakshay16 at gmail.com .  Mentoring takes about five hours a week
>> (communication, code review, design help, and so on).
>> (He is applying to participate in Wikimedia Foundation's Google Summer
>> of Code program -- details at
>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Summer_of_Code_2012/management#GSoC_management_philosophy
>> and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Summer_of_Code_2012 .)
>> --
>> Sumana Harihareswara
>> Volunteer Development Coordinator
>> Wikimedia Foundation

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