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Latest revision as of 08:28, 11 October 2019

This submission has been designated as a lightning talk at WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Mowing your lawn with a tank, and all the other things you probably shouldn't use MediaWiki for

Theme:

Tech & Tools

Type of session:

Presentation

Abstract:

The whole point of open-source software is that it's freely available for anyone to hack and use for whatever they want, right? But MediaWiki is, first and foremost, built for Wikipedia and similar community documentation projects. It's not really built to be used to present images and other files. It's not made for searching complex data. It's not intended to be a single-person notepad, or a code review or task management platform. It's not a forum, it's not a social platform, it's not a game.

But it's used for all these things.

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

Calimonius the Estrange (Isarra)

E-mail address:

lyrithya@uncyclomedia.co

Wikimedia username:

Isarra

Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

10-20 minutes

Preferred room size:

unknown

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

I'll bring the tank. Someone else bring the lawn.