This Wikimedia Participation Support request was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. A report is available.
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
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
- Talk accepted: see "Contributing code to (Semantic) MediaWiki by using a wiki for code editing" which is an application of using MediaWiki as a git remote.
- I will also moderate a MediaWiki Stakeholders meeting to introduce new people to the group.
- The MediaWiki Stakeholders is a user group for users of MediaWiki (the software that runs Wikimedia sites) outside of Wikimedia.
- 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