Grants:TPS/Jim Carter/Lua Annual Workshop/Report

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This Wikimedia Participation Support report has been accepted by the Wikimedia Participation Support Committee.To see the original request, please visit Grants:TPS/Jim Carter/Lua Annual Workshop.



Event name[edit]

Lua Annual Workshop 2016

Participant connections[edit]

  1. Pcawley1964 - Peter Cawley (old account); Shared ideas of how Lua can benefit with regards to copyright check when the page is created.
  2. Donnyd31 - Justin Donaldson (new to Wikipedia; registered during the workshop) Briefed them about how Wikipedia works, registered and I'm mentoring.
  3. Dfavro - David Favro (old account); We started discussing about a bot frame work and how to implement it on Wikipedias. See video below.
  4. Jeff Frame - Jeff Shimbo (new to Wikipedia; registered during the workshop) Briefed them about how Wikipedia works, registered and I'm mentoring.
  5. Halostephen - Stephen Massey (new to Wikipedia; registered during the workshop) Briefed them about how Wikipedia works, registered and I'm mentoring.
  6. Jenyvip - Jamie Jennings (new to Wikipedia; registered during the workshop) Shown interest to work with Templates.
  7. DJohnR - Dr. John Robert Thompson (new to Wikipedia; registered during the workshop) Briefed them about how Wikipedia works, registered and I'm mentoring.
  8. Taylor Lee - Lee Taylor (old account) Ideas and preliminary discussion on to create en:WP:AWB for mobile as an app using object Lua.

Outcome[edit]

Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome of the event for the Wikimedia movement?
People got involved to volunteer on Wikipedia as can be seen by the number of people registered. With Dfavro, I have started to build a bot Framework with lua primarily for Wikipedia. Building a bot's framework is not a work of few weeks, it will take sometime to get it up and running and till we publish the code on Github. The bot that we made during the workshop is currently serves the only purpose to fetch errors on Wikipedia as a "reader"; it cannot "edit" as can be seen on the video below. However, we are working to clear up the code and publicize it on Github for more people to get involved. Apart from this, I have plans to do workshops on Lua locally in January 2017.

Finances[edit]

  • 1605.20 (USD) Roundtrip travel charges.
  • 160 (USD) visa fees. 45 (USD) local visa obtaining travel charges.
  • 13.25 (USD) bank charges (most probably tax)
  • 348.75 (USD) hotel charges for x3 days.
  • 51.5 (USD) travel charges (USA)

Amount left over[edit]

  • No left over.

Anything else[edit]

Stole and reused this slides from London Lua Workshop.

One of out many discussion on how and where can we implement Lua

More pictures can be found commons:Category:Lua workshop 2016