Submissions:2023/MediaWiki Insights: A strategy and product roadmap for MediaWiki

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WikiConference North America 2023 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.


MediaWiki Insights: A strategy and product roadmap for MediaWiki


Recent Changes, Technology

Type of session:



This session will give an overview of the work that is underway to develop a strategy for MediaWiki and present the product roadmap for the upcoming months.

  • How do we envision the future of MediaWiki as the essential platform for the Wikimedia projects and as an open source project?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities?
  • How can we grow the number of people who contribute to the software?
  • How can we increase the sustainability of the platform; better serve our key workflows and needs; and provide easier, faster and cohesive paths to feature development?
  • What does effective and responsible stewardship look like?

These and other questions shape the path to explore the future direction for MediaWiki. A highlight of this session will be looking into the key themes that arose from early interviews with a cross-section of people.

No technical background required to follow along!

Author name:

Birgit Mueller

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

BMueller (WMF)

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation

Estimated time:

45 minutes (30 min presentation, 15 min discussion)

Special requests:

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


Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

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)