Wikipedia Engineering Meetup

Wikipedia Tech
Wikipedia Tech
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Update: Everything is ready for the meetup! We will start setting up the space at 5pm. You can come at that time already if you enjoy being an early bird or want to chat with us. Pizza and drinks are expected to be ready at 5:30pm. Please try to arrive before 6pm!

There will be two short presentations with Q&A followed by community announcements. And pizza + drinks.

The tech behind Wikipedia fundraising

by Katie Horn, Lead Software Engineer of the Fundraising Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Know the machinery behind Wikipedia donations and one of the most successful and widespread crowdfunding exercises in the World. See also the documentation (http://wikitech.wikimedia.org/view/Fundraising) and some software stats (https://www.ohloh.net/p/WMF-fundraising).

Wikimedia Labs open for experimentation

by Ryan Lane (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Ryan_lane), Operations Engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikimedia Labs (https://labs.wikimedia.org/) is available to developers and system administrators willing to improve Wikimedia infrastructure, including MediaWiki, do analytics and bot work. See also the rationale (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs).

Open mic
For anybody willing to announce something in one minute and one URL max. Propose yourself in the comments.

MediaWiki Group San Francisco (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Groups/Proposals/San_Francisco) - Quim Gil (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil)