MediaWiki Experts Blog

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SMWCon Fall 2020
MediaWiki Experts Blog
Talk details
Description: Building bridges between the many subprojects around MediaWiki
Speaker(s): RichardHeigl
Type: Lightning talk
Audience: Everyone
Length: 5 minutes
Video: not available
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The mediawikiexperts.blog has been launched in September 2020. This Lightningtalk explains briefly what the blog is about and invites you to become an author. This blog is meant to bring together the different MediaWiki stakeholders and groups and make their projects visible.

From the announcement text: "We want to show the wealth of the MediaWiki universe, but also create space for new topics and developments. We want to build a bridge between the many subprojects around MediaWiki and to initiate new cooperations: inside and outside Wikimedia, between organizations and individual community members.

The blog thus fills a gap: At the beginning of the year, we were excited to see the Wikimedia Techblog was launched, which necessarily focuses on Wikimedia. And there are a number of corporate blogs that also necessarily focus on their corporate topics.

But beyond that, we believe, there is still a need for a news portal that promotes MediaWiki and appeals to professional users, maintainers, evangelists, admins and developers.

We want to create a space for use cases and best practices from organizations, whether non-profit or for-profit, for announcements and news from third party developers, for presenting features and extensions from the whole MediaWiki cosmos, for tips and tricks for deployment and configuration, announcing and reporting on events like the Semantic MediaWiki and Enterprise MediaWiki conferences, or tutorials and debates. So this blog supplements the existing news landscape and should strengthen the network and the ecosystem.

The blog functions as a group blog and articles can be submitted at any time. In the medium term, we hope that an independent editorial team will be formed."