MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Annual Report 2019
In 2019, we focused mainly on these areas:
- Continuation and improvement of MediaWiki user experience. We are striving to keep user experience of MediaWiki as consistent and integrated as possible for self-installed MediaWiki instances (see output).
- Outreach to relevant stakeholders. We have increased our efforts to reach out to MediaWiki maintainers by co-organizing conferences and conference tracks.
- Exchange of experience among stakeholders, i.e. primarily people running MediaWiki as their platform. This was done in regular online and offline meetings as well as through our online platform at mwstake.org.
- Professionalisation. We are now an incorporated entity.
Exchange of Experience
Real Life Meetings
These meetings are used to discuss current issues of MediaWiki and of the Stakeholders' group with a wider audience. They are generally open to the public, thus reaching out to potential new members for the group.
- EMWCon Spring 2019, Daly City, CA, USA (notes)
- SMWCon Fall 2019, Paris
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2019, Prague, Czech Republic (notes)
- 11 regular telcos (Hangouts), all documented. Average attendance: 10 participants. We introduced an informational section called "Wiki Quickie" to point out interesting technologies.
- Ongoing chat discussions on Riot - Several rooms for different topics. Activity in these rooms has considerably increased compared to last year. This has effectively become a medium for exchange and requests for help.
In 2019, we actively participated in various MediaWiki and Open Source conferences, among others with these topics:
- EMWCon Spring 2019: Thoughts on MediaWiki's Role in Enterprise Knowledge Management, State of the MediaWiki Ecosystem, Release Automation, Transitioning an Existing Wiki to Incorporate Structured Data, and more.
- SMWCon Fall 2019: A MediaWiki news channel!, Fundamental MW security/safety considerations for 3rd party users, Identifying your Users, Smart iconography on your wiki, and more.
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2019
- Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019
Participation in discussions on 3rd party relevant topics
- Discussions in Phabricator