[Wikimediaindia-l] GNUnify & Wikimedia
tfinc at wikimedia.org
Tue Feb 8 01:42:00 UTC 2011
I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that both Arthur Richards and I are going to be speaking at http://gnunify.in/ this week in Pune. We have a couple of presentations lined up including
Title: Powering the world’s favorite wiki - Wikipedia
Abstract: Mr. Finc will talk about the Wikimedia movement, its history,
growth and chapters. He will also talk about Wikimedia’s technical
infrastructure and how this top 5 website is run. He will also provide
an overview about the software that Wikipedia uses for its websites -
Talk Title: Mobile at Wikipedia
Talk Abstract: An introduction to Wikimedia Mobile Engineering efforts
past, present, and future. This talk will cover the current state of
Wikipedia mobile development, what’s upcoming and where Wikimedia
Foundation is looking for you to contribute.
Talk Title: Hacking Mediawiki
Abstract: This talk will provide an introduction on how to write
Mediawiki extensions and participate in Mediawiki’s developer
community. The session will talk about the essentials of hacking - the
inspiration, software, community. It will also walkthrough an overview
of Mediawiki, an introduction to features, best-practices in security
and scalability of Mediawiki, documentation, and various ways to extend
the software. Open Source communities are key to the success of any
project. The talk will also discuss various aspects of working in
Mediawiki’s open source community successfully - how to communicate,
who and where to engage, getting your code accepted, and accessing the
Talk Title: Drupal + CiviCRM + Wikimedia Foundation = Awesome
Talk Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of Drupal, CiviCRM
using Wikimedia websites as the case-study. It will cover how Drupal
and CiviCRM play an important role at Wikimedia foundation as a CMS and
CRM, why these projects are cool, how Wikimedia uses these tools, and
contributing back to the open source projects.
The schedule is still coming together so its best to check the website for all updates.
GNUnify will actually have a lot of Wikimedia discussions this year as it is one of their tracks.
For those of you that might not be familiar with Arthur and my own work, we were part of the core team that was responsible for the fundraising infrastructure at Wikimedia. When not fundraising I concentrate on both both mobile and offline Wikimedia projects. Arthur focuses on backend infrastructure and drupal based projects.
We'd love to see any Wikimedians come by! And if you can't certainly feel free to catch me on irc or in email to say hello.
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