Lightning Talks

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The monthly Lightning Talks were a platform to give teams @ WMF and in the Community the opportunity to showcase a milestone, recent and exciting developments, or releases to the rest of the Foundation and the movement as a whole, as these talks will be open to our communities.

Past Lightning Talks[edit]

February 2016[edit]

When: Tuesday, February 16th: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1900 UTC)
Where:

February 16 YouTube recording

Number Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
1 Pine Instructional video series on Wikipedia mechanics (Including VE and citoid) and community practices Remote
Slides (PDF)
2 Madhu Viswanathan Counting unique devices accessing Wikipedia projects using Last access method Remote
Slides (PDF)
3 Rosemary Rein Program Capacity and Learning-Building a Roadmap Together In-person
Slides (PDF)
4 Yuri Astrakhan Visualizing Wikidata Online map demo server, Graphs from Wikidata, page views graphs, mediawiki api graph example (categories)

December 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, December 22nd: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1900 UTC)
Where:

December 22 YouTube recording

Number Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
1 Leila Zia Why are you reading this article today? In person Slides on GDocs
2 Joshua Minor The new Wikipedia for iOS In person Live demo. Background here.
3 Rob Lanphier WikiDev '16 In person Slides on GDocs
4 Yuri Astrakhan Interactive Visualizations Remote
5 Dan Garry Better search for Wikipedia - the completion suggester beta feature In person Slides on GDocs

November 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, November 24th: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1900 UTC)
Where:

November 24 YouTube recording

Number Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
1 Marcel Ruiz Forns Pageview API remote
Slides (PDF)
2 Dmitry Brant New features in the Android App remote mostly about RESTBase service for apps
3 Andrew Russell Green Banner history remote
Lightning banner history.pdf
4 Danny Horn Results of the Community Tech survey in-person
Tech support satisfaction survey - Lightning talk.pdf
5 Scott MacLeod Donation of CC WUaS to CC Wikidata update in-person [Slides in gDocs]

October 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, October 27th: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1800 UTC)
Where:

October 27 YouTube recording (appears to be truncated after ~29 min)

Number Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
1 Andrew Otto EventLogging on Kafka Remote
2 Tina Johnson Newsletter Extension for Mediawiki Remote https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1b0TEn6MEo7AhsBmYZx9WnrGyNSQsgWlX4XaHyHlAeo4/edit?usp=sharing
3 Dibya Singh Reinvent Translation Search Remote https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1v5P57gub0C13_nKX8Xs3enqW5vVBTe96UfHRXtFCOZY/edit?usp=sharing

September 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, September 22nd: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1800 UTC)
Where:

September 22 YouTube recording

Number Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
1 Moriel Schottlender Splitting notifications in Echo popup in person
2 Marcel Ruiz Forns EventLogging Data Retention Audit remote
3 Frédéric Bolduc Graph editing in VisualEditor remote
4 Stas Malyshev Wikidata Query Service Update remote
5 Sumit Asthana WikidataPageBanner extension remote Slides (PDF)

August 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, August 25th: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT (1800 UTC)
Where:

August 25 YouTube recording

Name Topic Remote or in-person? Link to your slides
Leila Zia Link recommendation in person (gdocs link)
Brion Vibber Video updates (ogv.js, VP9) Remote (gdocs link)
Pine and Thelmadatter and Anna Koval (WMF) Community presentation (primarily about Wikimedia content development rather than technical issues but with mentions of multimedia and Wikimetrics; this presentation will take place only if there is time after technical presentations): Wikimedia in Education video from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Remote Video on Commons.
Video on YouTube.

June 2015[edit]

When: Tuesday, June 23rd: 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT

Where: 5th Floor Collab Space

Remotees: The Lightning Talks will be presented using BlueJeans Video Conferencing Software for remotees to watch live or stream later.

Lightning Talks meeting URL: https://bluejeans.com/362967934

June 23 - YouTube recording

Name Topic Remote or attending in person? Link to your slides
Joseph Allemandou Pageview Counts Remote
Stas Malyshev Wikidata Query Service Status In Person Slides here
Dan Andreescu Dashiki: dashboards configured on-wiki Remote Slides
Yuri Astrakhan & Max Semenik Graphs, Maps Remote & In Person
James Douglas JS + types === <3 In-person slides.html