Grants:TPS/MarkAHershberger/SMWConFall2015/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/MarkAHershberger/SMWConFall2015.



Event name[edit]

SMWCon Fall 2014

Participant connections[edit]

With Chris, I hosted a MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group meeting while there to take advantage of the chance to meet and talk to people in-person (10-15 participants).

I also gave a talk about "Developing The Wiki Way" (slides) to which most people at the conference attended (40-50 participants).

Finally, I made what I hope will be a very valuable connection with Lex Sulzer who has done a lot of work on automating wiki set-ups and automatic testing outside of the WMF.

Outcome[edit]

New Creation
During the conference, I saw (again) that several people (even MediaWiki core) could benefit from having a way to bundle and update on-wiki content. Since I was at the conference, I was able to talk to people and get feedback in person on this. As a result, I started creating a MediaWiki RFC to begin to spec describe the use cases and needs.
The RFC is still under development, but can be found at [RFC] Content bundler.

Finances[edit]

Expense Cost Notes
Round trip airfare to BCN from PHL $ 909.20
Hotel 320.79 €292,48 (half of €584,96) on 2015-07-25 when the room was booked and paid for
Room Tax 7.84 €7,15 on 2015-07-25
Conference Fee 209.87 €185,00 on 2015-10-21
Taxi to hotel 48.61 €44,05 on 2015-10-27
Tourism Tax 3.94 €3,58 on 2015-11-01
Taxi to airport 53.31 €44,05 on 2015-11-01
SEPTA to 30th Street, Philly 8.00
Amtrack from PHL to LNC 38.00
Total $ 1599.56


(Currency conversion with date based on amounts from the OANDA tool.)