At the first [[https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014|Architecture summit]], Mike Schwartz, a manager at Wikia repeatedly and pointedly asked "Where is MediaWiki going to be in five years?" At the time, "five years" meant 2019. Two years have past and we still don't know the answer to the question. We still have no clue where MediaWiki will be in 2019.
This meeting is intended to introduce the decision makers at the WMF to users of the MediaWiki and to begin a discussion to create a vision for MediaWiki in the long term. The [[https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/2015_MediaWiki_User_Survey|MediaWiki user's survey]] and the [[https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_Stakeholders'_Group/Tasks/Feature_wishlist|wishlist]] will both serve as input for the discussion.
We hope that this discussion will make it possible to see that third party, even private wikis, contribute to the WMF's [[https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mission_statement|mission]] and [[https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Values|values]] by exposing more people to the software and getting them more comfortable with contributing their work.