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Oct 21 2014, 4:39 PM (242 w, 5 d)
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Recent Activity

Fri, Jun 14

Darenwelsh created T225823: Request creation of asyncwiki VPS project.
Fri, Jun 14, 2:14 PM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)

May 14 2019

Darenwelsh added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

I agree that the relationship between the software and its users is not the priority of this conference, but I do think it is relevant. Since it is easy and obvious for this group to dive into deep technical issues, I just wanted to put the idea out there that some form of discussion of this relationship would be helpful, even if it's a single topic "on the side". I imagine there might be a large gap in technical understanding between the software developers who really understand the guts of the software and how it should change compared to the end users who only understand "user stories".

May 14 2019, 3:56 PM · International-Developer-Events

May 9 2019

Darenwelsh added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

For reference, the idea of a special interest group periodically meeting was mentioned in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Conference/2018/Session_notes/How_do_we_work_together#3rd_Party

May 9 2019, 9:33 PM · International-Developer-Events
Darenwelsh added a watcher for MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group: Darenwelsh.
May 9 2019, 5:17 PM

Apr 17 2019

Darenwelsh created T221273: Consider adding .mw-wiki-logo {margin-top: 0.5em} to skin CSS.
Apr 17 2019, 7:04 PM · Vector

Apr 9 2019

Darenwelsh added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

I'd like to request that the relationship between the MediaWiki software (and supporting services like Parsoid/VE, etc) and the communities using the software like the WMF (as an org), Wikipedia projects, Wikipedia supporting orgs, and enterprise/3rd-party users be formally discussed and organized. Considering the level of work going on to restructure so much regarding the software, this is the time to formally discuss and decide the details, policies, and priorities of these relationships. Maybe the result is that the MediaWiki Stakeholders and/or some new organization formally take on some level of responsibility based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the WMF, Wikipedia orgs, and enterprise/third-party users. Ideally we all come to some kind of agreement now instead of later in order to make better decisions early on in the restructuring (based on the strategic goals).

Apr 9 2019, 7:47 PM · International-Developer-Events

Nov 23 2018

Darenwelsh added a comment to T100214: Write about presentation given at Wikimedia Lyon Hackathon on NASA extensions on MWStake.org.

I don't have any plans to work on this.

Nov 23 2018, 10:28 PM · MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group

Oct 24 2018

Darenwelsh added a comment to T207797: Meza doesn't support the config I need.

Actions out of T206059 included considering Meza in making the MW installation and maintenance process easier.

Oct 24 2018, 7:29 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External)
Darenwelsh added a comment to T206059: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Choosing installation methods and environments for 3rd party users.

See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Conference/2018/Session_notes/Choosing_installation_methods_and_environments_for_3rd_party_users for outcome

Oct 24 2018, 7:26 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018

Oct 23 2018

Darenwelsh added a project to T207797: Meza doesn't support the config I need: MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown.
Oct 23 2018, 9:03 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External)

Oct 22 2018

Darenwelsh updated the task description for T206059: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Choosing installation methods and environments for 3rd party users.
Oct 22 2018, 6:22 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018
Darenwelsh updated the task description for T206059: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Choosing installation methods and environments for 3rd party users.
Oct 22 2018, 6:21 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018

Jan 12 2018

Darenwelsh updated the task description for T183317: Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 Topic: Advancing the Contributor Experience.
Jan 12 2018, 12:26 AM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2018)

May 27 2017

Darenwelsh created T166435: Form field autocompletion values from category do not include subobjects when mapping property is used.
May 27 2017, 3:47 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Page_Forms

Aug 10 2016

Restricted Application added a project to T121560: investigate abandoned cirrus search jobs in the jobqueue: Discovery-Search.
Aug 10 2016, 4:23 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch

Jun 30 2016

Darenwelsh created T139065: Add wiki global allowing choice of interwiki links target.
Jun 30 2016, 3:18 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Interwiki, MediaWiki-Interwiki

Feb 18 2016

Darenwelsh updated the task description for T127312: Define the support for a MediaWiki-centric spinoff in the Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan FY2016-17.
Feb 18 2016, 3:07 PM · DevRel-February-2016, WMF-Annual-Plan-FY2016-17, Developer-Advocacy

Sep 23 2015

Darenwelsh added a comment to T106898: Offline editing to support people with intermittent or no internet access (e.g. Kiwix, mobile).

Adding a response to T100154#1667080 here per request to consolidate discussion.

Sep 23 2015, 10:34 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests, Mobile
Darenwelsh added a comment to T100154: Support facilitated offline editing in Global South communities.

I can add some example use cases for NASA and enterprise wikis. Should I add them here or to T106898 ?

Sep 23 2015, 3:41 PM · Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015
Darenwelsh added a comment to T106898: Offline editing to support people with intermittent or no internet access (e.g. Kiwix, mobile).

A couple things to consider when addressing the intermittent connectivity case:

Sep 23 2015, 12:52 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests, Mobile

Jun 2 2015

Darenwelsh added a comment to T100061: How NASA is extending the use of MediaWiki to train astronauts how to walk in space.

Thanks! Our presentation can be found here. If anyone would like the presentation also linked on the hackathon wiki page, please let me know.

Jun 2 2015, 9:27 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015

May 30 2015

Darenwelsh added a comment to T100843: What did you wish you knew before attending your first Wikimedia Hackathon?.

I understand starting off with a phab task, but I think it would be appropriate to use a wiki page to collaborate on this product ;)

May 30 2015, 5:29 PM · ECT-July-2015, Developer-Advocacy, ECT-June-2015

May 28 2015

Darenwelsh added a comment to T100217: Prepare presentation for Wikimania 2015 regarding MediaWiki usage outside of WMF community/projects.

After my experience at the Hackathon including discussions with many of the WMF and Wikipedia chapters, I think we need to be careful how we present ourselves, our interest in using MW, and what we want in our relationship with the WMF. While some members of the WMF acknowledge the potential for MW use in an enterprise environment, I think most of those in WMF ended up there out of their personal goals to support in the way of volunteerism and world impact. So I imagine we might come across as “entrepreneurs” or “capitalists looking to benefit using their work”. I think we need to adjust our wikivangelism to show that we’re just doing the same thing of trying to share information between communities, but our communities happen to be a “job environment” instead of purely volunteer. For James and myself specifically, we want to share the cumulative expertise of EVA with others within NASA. Unfortunately, it is protected behind a firewall, but that shouldn’t mean we don’t share our knowledge. So maybe what I’m getting at is the main difference between us and voluntary/open wikis is just the firewall. We still have the same underlying goal of sharing the sum of all knowledge within that community. Because we have the same goals, we want to contribute back to the WMF community by using our enterprise resources toward developing new extensions to benefit everyone using MW.

May 28 2015, 9:42 PM · MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group

May 25 2015

Darenwelsh closed T100061: How NASA is extending the use of MediaWiki to train astronauts how to walk in space as Resolved.
May 25 2015, 9:29 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015

May 24 2015

Darenwelsh added a comment to T100061: How NASA is extending the use of MediaWiki to train astronauts how to walk in space.

James and I share our extensions through GitHub/enterprisemediawiki. Here is a list of those we mentioned during the presentation:

May 24 2015, 2:00 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015

May 23 2015

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May 23 2015, 9:11 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015
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May 23 2015, 8:48 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015
Darenwelsh added a comment to T100061: How NASA is extending the use of MediaWiki to train astronauts how to walk in space.

Though I wish our wiki was in space, on the ISS, we're not there yet (we need a better offline sync method). I'll shorten the name on the Program page.

May 23 2015, 8:43 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015
Darenwelsh created T100061: How NASA is extending the use of MediaWiki to train astronauts how to walk in space.
May 23 2015, 8:10 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015