WikiArabia Tech Meetup 2016

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As part of the WikiArabia 2016 conference, a series of technical sessions will be held for developers and enthusiasts of Wikimedia technology.

Locations and dates:

  • Amman, Jordan, March 26, 2016
  • Ramallah, Palestine, March 30, 2016

Amman[edit]

Sessions[edit]

Introduction to Wikimedia Tech[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Introduction to Wikidata[edit]

Slides

Speaker[edit]
  • Katie Filbert Aude
  • Addshore
  • Frimelle

Introduction to Wikimedia Phabricator[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Attendees[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Venue[edit]

The technical sessions will be held on location at WikiArabia

Taxi sharing[edit]

WikiArabia Tech Meetup 2016/shared taxi

Ramallah[edit]

Technical Workshop / Meetup in Ramallah

Venue[edit]

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
4 Al-Raja' St.
Ramallah, Palestine
(website, facebook)

Date: March 30, 2016

Time: 15:30-19:30

Schedule[edit]

Sessions, will be scheduled soon. Outdoor areas available for informal breakout sessions.

Main Meeting Room / Attic
15:30 Opening / Introductions
16:00
16:30 Introduction to Wikimedia Tech (Links to tech areas)
17:00 Food / Coffee Break
17:30 After Break Sessions will be scheduled day-of the event.
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30+ Event is over! Organizers will recommend local restaurants for eating, meeting, hanging out and continuing the conversations.

Pre-scheduled Opening Sessions[edit]

Opening Session Ideas[edit]

  • Welcome / Organizers & Event Volunteers Introduce themselves
  • Wikimedia (non technical introduction)
  • Locals perspective: How and why do you contribute to Wikimedia? What are others doing? Maysara & Farah
  • Participants voluntary introduction themselves in 1-2 min (what are you working on / what are you hoping to learn / any Wikimedia involvement) , Quim and Andre briefly mention relevant wikimedia topics

Introduction to Wikimedia Tech[edit]

Speakers

Possible Sessions / Scheduled Day-Of[edit]

Wikidata Workshop[edit]

Outline

  • What is Wikidata?
  • How to contribute to Wikidata?
    • editing on Wikidata, what properties are available, how to get help, what kind of data is appropriate for Wikidata.
    • Magnus' tools (e.g. autolist, quick statements)
    • bot frameworks (e.g. pywikibot) available, and accessing Wikidata via it's api.
  • How Wikidata is used in Wikipedia
  • Querying Wikidata
  • Data exports (json, rdf) available for Wikidata
  • Examples of external tools and applications using Wikidata.

Speakers

  • Katie Filbert - Software engineer, working on the Wikidata development team at Wikimedia Deutschland since 2012. Katie has contributed to Wikimedia projects since 2004, and also has been involved with OpenStreetMap since 2009.
  • Lucie - Software developer, working at Wikimedia Deutschland on Wikidata.
  • Adam - Software engineer, working on the Wikidata development team at Wikimedia Deutschland on an off since 2013. Adam has contributed to Wikimedia projects since 2005.

Extensions? Extensions![edit]

A brief overview of what extensions are and how they work in the world of MediaWiki.

Outline

  • An overview of what extenions are in the MediaWiki definition
    • Short introduction of extension registration (how to "install" an extension into MediaWiki)
    • What can extensions do and how do they interact with MediaWiki core
    • How to use localisaion features of MediaWiki inside of extensions
  • Walkthrough: How to create a small and simple extension? (Probably "live")
  • Q&A

Speakers

Tools and Labs[edit]

Brief introduction to the computing resources available for use by volunteers.

Outline

Speakers

Introduction to Wikimedia Phabricator (project management tool)[edit]

  • A basic introduction on what Phabricator is, what it can do, how it can help you to find interesting stuff and projects to work on, to improve the code in our projects, to coordinate and organize stuff you work on, and to collaborate with others in software projects.

Speakers

And here[edit]

Other Ideas[edit]

  • Content translation discussion / Arabic tools
  • Breakout session with multiple small group discussions
  • ADD MORE HERE

Attendees[edit]

Taxi Sharing[edit]

WikiArabia Tech Meetup 2016/shared taxi

Use this page if you are coming from Israel and want to share a taxi

Excursions[edit]

  • A walking tour of Ramallah will be given before the workshop (markers 1-4 or 1-5, depending on time on this map) (more soon)

Nightlife[edit]

Ramallah is well-known for its lively nightlife. There are countless coffee shops, bars, and restaurants throughout the city to cater to all tastes. (more soon)

Accommodation[edit]

If you are planning to spend the night in Ramallah, there are numerous options for accommodation, ranging from basic hostels to the five star Moevenpick Hotel. Following are a list of hostels/hotels within a 10 minute walk from the Sakakini Center.

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