VVIT WikiConnect MediaWiki Training 2019

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MediaWiki Training Program is a training program on MediaWiki. In this program ten to fifteen participants will be trained for two months on various aspects of MediaWiki in two online and one 3-day offline sessions. Sessions will be scheduled such that there is sufficient time for the trainees to work on the topics from the previous session.

Participants[edit]

S.No Username S.No Username
1 I'm Irfan (talk · contribs) 7 Yotesh Jami (talk · contribs)
2 Lalitha Nimmaraju (talk · contribs) 8 M.Bhanu Prakash Reddy (talk · contribs)
3 Arshia Md (talk · contribs) 9 Savitha (talk · contribs)
4 Ushasri Mavuri (talk · contribs) 10 Voletiananth (talk · contribs)
5 Bhanu94 (talk · contribs) 11 Badari Maddali (talk · contribs)
6 Haritha Mattupalli (talk · contribs)

Syllabus and timeline[edit]

S.No Topic(s) Type of session Trainer(s) Date and time (in IST) Status and notes
1
Introduction
  • Introduction to Wikimedia World.
  • Introduction to Technical Areas.
  • What is MediaWiki?
  • Why MediaWiki evolved?
  • Introduction to MediaWiki.
  • Introduction to Phabricator.
  • Introduction to Gerrit.
Online Gopa Vasanth 11 Sep 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Yes check.svg Done I'm Irfan (talk) 16:32, 23 September 2019 (UTC)[]
2
Installing MediaWiki on local system
  • SUL Vs Wikimedia Developer Account.
  • How to Create a Wikimedia Developer Account.
  • Generation of SSH key.
  • Linking SSH key with Gerrit.
  • Cloning MediaWiki core to local system.
Online Rammanojpotla 21 Sep 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Yes check.svg Done I'm Irfan (talk) 16:32, 23 September 2019 (UTC)[]
3
Day 1
  • Introduction to Wikimedia world
  • How can we contribute?
  • Creating Developer accounts.
  • Hands on session on MediaWiki Bug tracker Phabricator.
  • Introduction to Gerrit.
  • Introduction to IRC, Zulip for the community support.
  • Installation of MediaWiki on Local Machines.
  • Mediawiki Skins, Hands on session.
    • Installing Refreshed, MonoBook in localsystems.
  • Changing logo of local wiki.
  • Mediawiki Extensions.
    • Installing Mediawiki Extension:Echo in the local systems.
Day 2
  • OOUI/OOJs
  • Maintenance Scripts
  • User Scripts
    • Common.js
  • Gadgets
    • FloatingEditingButton
    • QRCodeGenerator
  • Gerrit Patch
    • Sample patch-set to Gerrit.
Day 3
  • Introducing Internationalization and localization[i18n]
  • Creating new Mediawiki Extensions.
    • Hands on session to create UserInfo Extension[Special pages].
  • Introduction to MediaWiki APIs.
    • MediaWiki Action API.
  • Introduction to the Wikimedia Cloud Services Tool Forge.
    • Deploying new tools in Wikimedia cloud services.
  • About Indic-TechCom.
  • Joining in Wikimedia Mailing lists.
Offline Gopa Vasanth and Rammanojpotla 25, 26, 27 Sep 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Yes check.svg Done I'm Irfan (talk) 16:30, 1 October 2019 (UTC)[]