Submissions:2019/Mowing your lawn with a tank, and all the other things you probably shouldn't use MediaWiki for
- Mowing your lawn with a tank, and all the other things you probably shouldn't use MediaWiki for
- Tech & Tools
Type of session:
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:
- 10-20 minutes
Preferred room size:
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.