Grants:TPS/MarkAHershberger/SMWConFall2016

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This Wikimedia Participation Support request was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. A report is available.

statusfunded
SMWConFall2016
summaryLeading a discussion about MediaWiki Stakeholders user group, Presenting on mediawiki backend for git
event locationFrankfurt, Germany
event date(s)September 28 - 30, 2016
amount requested$2000 $2466
home countryUS, Pennsylvania
creatorMarkAHershberger
submitted on13:32, 30 August 2016 (UTC)


Proposed participation[edit]

As one of the founding members of MediaWiki Stakeholders user group, I am actively promoting it. The Semantic MediaWiki community has a lot of depth into academic and commercial use of MediaWiki, but these areas do not have a lot of integration into the larger MediaWiki/WMF ecosystem. I'm working to involve them more in ongoing MediaWiki development which naturally creates a better MediaWiki platform for Wikimedia.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

As a result of the Stakeholders discussion and my presentation on using git to synchronize parts of a MediaWiki site, I expect the stakeholders group to grow and that there will be better integration of third party wikis with core Wikimedia properties.

Updated info

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel: Round trip from PHL to FRA: USD 1177
  • Accomodation: €450 ($504) for 1 room 27 Sep-Oct 3
  • M&IE at 75% of US State Dept rate: $98.25 x 6 = $589.50
  • Attendance: €175 ($196)
  • Conversion rate $1.12=€1.00 (20116/Aug/30)
  • Total: $2466=$1177+504+589+196

Other instructions[edit]

none

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