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Ilorin Wikimedia Hub/Africa Wikimedia Developer Events in Ilorin, August 2019

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Ilorin Wikimedia Hub in collaboration with University of Ilorin Wikimedia Fan Club successfully held Wikimedia Developer Workshops in the month of August 2019. These events, which took place on 29th and 30th August, seek to start a developer community in Ilorin and to encourage more developers to volunteer for the Wikimedia Foundation. The mission of the Africa Wikimedia Developer Project is to create an enabling ecosystem for developers who are willing to learn and build new skills in the open space through volunteering as developers for the Wikimedia Foundation. Over 30 participants were in attendance at each of this 2-day workshop.


  • Date: Thursday, 29th August 2019 - Friday 30th August 2019
  • Venue: 10F3, Block 10, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara.
  • Time: 10 am


  1. Tap into the existing Ilorin Developer Community (mainly the Google Developer Group), to see if we could get some people interested in contributing to MediaWiki. It is reasonable in this sense as it's often easy for developers already contributing in the open stream to move to similar new projects.
  2. Use word of mouth in university institutions (to the science students/programming students/computer science) and see if we could get them interested in the movement's activities and to contribute.
  3. Train prospective groups of developers and motivate their continued efforts through the mailing list and WhatsApp group.



Day 1: Thursday 29 August


Session 1: Introduction to Git, GitHub, Gerrit and installation of MediaWiki.

  • Introduction of Wikimedia Projects - 10:00am - 10:20am
  • Introduction to Git/GitHub and Gerrit - 10:20am - 11:00am
  • Gerrit Tutorials for installation of MediaWiki on Local Env.: - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Gerrit Tutorials(Gerrit Tutorials to setup mediawiki: Setting up Git, SSH Keys, downloading MediaWiki, etc.)

  • <Lunch Break> -- 12:30pm - 1:10pm
  • Energizer - 1:10pm - 1:15pm
  • Why volunteer as a developer 1? - 1:15pm - 1:40pm
  • Installation of MediaWiki extension onto MediaWiki and how to use these extensions. (the above two points are working hand-in-hand since in the Gerrit tutorials, installation of mediawiki is done) - 1:40pm - 2:40pm
  • <Break> -- 2:40 pm - 3:00pm

Session 2: How to use IRC for communication with other Wikimedia developers

  • Introduction into IRC and IRC commands - 3:20pm - 4:30pm

Tutorials (Use of IRC - tutorials)

Day 2 Friday 30 August


Session 3: Hands on how to build extensions on MediaWiki & hacking Example ext

  • Tutorial/exercise to an example of developing a MediaWiki extension- 10:00am - 11:30am

Developing extensions (Developing an extension)

Session 4: How to use Wikimedia Phabricator as a developer

  • How to use Phabricator (file bugs, solve issues, etc…) - 1:10pm - 2:30pm Phabricator (Issue tracker)
  • <Break> - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Why volunteer as a developer 2? - 3:00pm - 3:40pm
  • Wrap up & Closure - 3:40pm - 4:00pm


  1. Sam Oyeyele*
  2. Alaafiabami Oladipupo*
  3. Alabi Bolaji*
  4. Nwadiogbu David Chuka
  5. Sorunke Taiwo A.
  6. Adelodun Adeola
  7. Olapade Anisat
  8. Oluseye Oniremu*
  9. Ahmed Toyyib
  10. Abdul Abdul
  11. Michael Chinaka*
  12. Lawal Ayomide Jubril
  13. Raheem Muiz
  14. Yusuf Umar-Farouq
  15. Michael O. Richey
  16. Alarape O. Sodiq*
  17. Adenekan Samuel A.
  18. Dagogo-George Tamuno Priye
  19. Balogun Oluwaseun
  20. Mr. Adeshina
  21. Oluwatosin
  22. Hussain Monsur
  23. Adam Abdullah
  24. Celestine Nelson
  25. Tega Oboraruvwe
  26. Bakare Adenike
  27. Adekunle
  28. Balogun Oluwaseun
  29. Sulayman Mubarak
  30. Ojo Ayodapo
  31. Oyeyemi Ibrahim
  32. Tajudeen Kazeem
  33. Rotimi S. Olalekan

(*) signifies old members of the hub, everyone else is a new participants