This needed to happen.
Wikimedia engineers are putting the final touches to the latest version of MediaWiki, the software that powers Wikipedia and its sister sites. This version, labeled “1.19wmf1″, will be deployed to Wikimedia sites in stages, starting next week.
The Open Advice book, a collection of essays, stories and lessons learned by members of the Free Software community, is out!
I recently had to investigate how to customize the “meta” widget provided by WordPress. I couldn’t find a good how-to at the time, so I wanted to share how I did it, in case other people needed to do the same.
This is what you should do when you see errors on Wikipedia.
In 2011, I authored a chapter about the architecture of MediaWiki, the software that powers Wikipedia and its sister sites, for inclusion in the book The Architecture of Open Source Applications, volume 2. The chapter was based on the shared knowledge of MediaWiki developers, and written in collaboration with Sumana Harihareswara.
A long-awaited feature added by volunteer developer Bryan Tong Minh.
From 2011 to 2014, I managed technical communications at the Wikimedia Foundation. This notably included: assembling, editing and publishing monthly technical reports; authoring and editing technical blog posts; and creating and maintaining tools and processes for project documentation.
It’s been a few months since Wikimania 2010 in Gdańsk. I had a few notes I wanted to share, but I was waiting for the Wikimania videos, which were never delivered. I’ll just go ahead and publish my notes now.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the project.