[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: MediaWiki Groups are official: start your own!

Quim Gil qgil at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 11 17:15:45 UTC 2012


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Subject: MediaWiki Groups are official: start your own!
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:14:39 -0800
From: Quim Gil <qgil at wikimedia.org>
Organization: Wikimedia Foundation
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

MediaWiki Groups are now official - and recognized by the Wikimedia
Affiliations Committee:


Who wants to start one?

I just created


as a real test of the process and a real example of a local group. Other
local groups are welcome. If you are in San Francisco and you want to be
part of this group add yourself to that page. Any ideas welcome!

Looking at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Events there are some local
groups especially welcomed:

* Amsterdam
* Bangalore
* Berlin
* Brussels
* Buenos Aires
* Chennai
* Cologne
* Hong Kong
* Los Angeles
* Paris
* Pune
* San Diego
* Tel Aviv
* Washington DC
... and wherever you are sitting now.  :)

The gates for topical groups are also open. I will start pushing one
about Testing / QA, also to test the process with a real example. More

Thank you to all the people that provided feedback about the MediaWiki
Groups proposal and especially to

* Federico Leva (alias Nemo), who was especially helpful with his close
marking and attention to detail -
* Bence Damokos was a perfect Affiliations Committee chair and helped
fine tuning the proposal to make it fit with the Wikimedia User Groups -

Quim Gil
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation

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