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How you can help out with MediaWiki[edit]

  • Author(s): Tim Starling
  • License: TBD
  • Language: English
  • Slides: {{{slides}}}
  • Video: {{{video}}}
  • Note: 30+ minute Presentation

About the author(s): Tim Starling is a PhD student studying quantum computation at the University of Melbourne in Australia and has been a Wikipedian for nearly three years. He is a Wikipedia developer and system administrator.

Abstract: {{{abstract}}}


There are 20,000 active Wikimedians and 12 active MediaWiki developers. If you've ever been frustrated by MediaWiki's lack of important features, its persistent bugs or its slowness, you can help out by getting involved and contributing code. This talk will discuss how to join the team, and will give a brief technical introduction to the MediaWiki core codebase.