EMWCon Spring 2017

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EMWCon Spring 2017
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EMWCon brings together developers, users, and organizations of "enterprise MediaWiki" from around the world.
Conference Details
Location: McLean, VA, USA
Start: Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Finish: Friday, 10 March 2017
General Chair: Cindy Cicalese
Local Chair: Bernadette Clemente
Registration Chair: Yaron Koren
Program Chair: Chris Koerner
Create Camp Chair: Mark Hershberger
Audience: Administrators, Business, Academia, Developers, Community, MediaWiki Users
Address

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MITRE
7596 Colshire Dr
McLean, VA 22102

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The Enterprise MediaWiki Conference Spring 2017, or EMWCon Spring 2017, was held Wednesday to Friday, March 8-10, 2017, in McLean, Virginia, USA, a suburb of Washington, DC. EMWCon Spring 2017 was a three-day conference featuring discussions of topics related to "Enterprise MediaWiki", i.e. the usage of MediaWiki software by and within companies, non-profits, governments, and other organizations. There will be two days of talks followed by a one day Create Camp. The intended audience of EMWCon Spring 2017 is anyone who uses, or would like to learn more about, MediaWiki within organizations.

This was the second EMWCon, after the one in the spring of 2016. EMWCon began as a spinoff of the Semantic MediaWiki Conference, or SMWCon, which is an annual conference held each fall in Europe. EMWCon and SMWCon are both three-day conferences with similar topics of discussion. EMWCon has a broader scope.

EMWCon Spring 2017 was located at MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that manages Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) sponsored by the US federal government.

Event details[edit]

Organizers[edit]

The organizers of EMWCon Spring 2017 are:

For any issues, you can contact the organizers on the talk page, or email Cindy at cicalese@mitre.org.

Program[edit]

   
Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 8 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00   Coffee logo bw.png Doors open - Registration & Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Morning Session 1
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Morning Session 2
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch logo bw.png Lunch (onsite)
14:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Session 1
  • Diplopedia - Tim Hayes/Bob Watts (45 min)
  • Powerpedia - Tom O'Neill (45 min)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Session 2
  • "Federal Government Use of MediaWiki" Panel (60 min)
    • Moderator - Cindy Cicalese
    • Diplopedia - Tim Hayes
    • Intellipedia - Sean Dennehy
    • NASA wikis - James Montalvo
    • Powerpedia - Tom O'Neill
    • Statipedia - Peter Meyer
17:00 End of Conference Day
18:00 - 21:30 Community Learning Night with Wikimedia DC
   
Conference Day 2 - Thursday 9 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00   Coffee logo bw.png Breakfast (onsite)
09:00 - 10:15 Morning Session 1
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
10:45 - 12:30 Morning Session 2
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch logo bw.png Lunch (onsite)
13:30 - 15:30 Afternoon Session 1
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session 2
17:30 End of Conference Day
18:00 - 20:00 Lunch logo bw.png Conference dinner
   
Create Camp - Friday 10 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00   Coffee logo bw.png Breakfast (onsite)
09:00 - 10:30 Morning Session 1
  • Lightning talks - 45 min
  • Begin Create Camp after Lightning talks complete (~45 min)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Create Camp Session 1
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch logo bw.png Lunch (onsite)
14:00 - 15:30 Create Camp Session 2
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee logo bw.png Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Create Camp Session 3
17:30 End of EMWCon


Sign-up[edit]

Also, feel free to add your name to the informal registration signup, below:

  1. Cindy Cicalese
  2. Bernadette Clemente
  3. Peter Meyer
  4. MarkAHershberger(talk)
  5. Yaron Koren
  6. Lex
  7. G. Brett Miller
  8. Ckoerner (talk)
  9. Jason Bock
  10. Tom O'Neill
  11. Raj Kumar Maurya
  12. Alex Tanchoco
  13. Nicholas Hoffman
  14. Tina Tenbergen
  15. Marcin Cieślak - looking for some nice area to stay - anyone planning to stay in D.C.?
  16. Bryan Hilderbrand
  17. Juan Lara
  18. Barry Grenon
  19. Tobias Oetterer
  20. Jared Olson - NASA
  21. Kris Field - NASA
  22. James Montalvo
  23. Bob Watts
  24. Jay Crossler
  25. Daniel Renfro, from Vistaprint
  26. Gergő Tisza
  27. Mike Egan - US Army Geospatial Center

Presentations[edit]

Talks[edit]

Some of the talks that will be presented include:

Lightning Talks[edit]

To give a talk, or lightning talk, at EMWCon, just add the proposed title, a brief description and your name, below:

Create Camp Ideas[edit]

Technical[edit]

Extension requests[edit]
  • Convert .doc, .xls, and .pdf to Wiki
  • Image markup with layers
  • Display user activity counts -> contributions/new pg
  • Spell check

Non-Technical[edit]

  • Continue conversation on MW best practices.
  • Start drafting a helpful doc for the CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation on what MediaWiki users are concerned with and need
  • SMW modeling exercise

Local accommodations[edit]

See EMWCon_Spring_2017/Hotels for a list of suggested hotels in the area.

Grants for Wikimedians[edit]

Travel & Participation Support funds Wikimedians to actively represent Wikimedia at events around the world. Learn about the Travel & Participation Support program

Social activities[edit]

Tuesday, March 7[edit]

Attendees who arrive on Tuesday may meet informally for dinner. Email Cindy Cicalese for more information.

Wednesday, March 8[edit]

On the first night of the event, Wikimedia DC, MITRE Corporation, and the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group will be partnering to host an edit-a-thon around the theme "re-linking the government" at The George Washington University.

Thursday, March 9[edit]

On the second night of the event, join us at Barrel and Bushel, one metro stop and a short 6 minute walk away in Tysons Corner Center, for an evening of food and drink.

Training?[edit]

If you are interested in training, please see Training Signup.

Cargo Training[edit]

http://emwcon2017.referata.com/wiki/Main_Page