There have been many discussions about opening up the Summit beyond the usual participation around wikitech-l and Wikimedia Foundation's Technology and Product departments.
There is a will to put more emphasis in technical areas beyond MediaWiki core, extensions, and infrastructure (tools, gadgets, bots, templates, apps, third party uses of Wikimedia APIs...)
There is a will to increase the participation of volunteer developers and third parties using Wikimedia APIs.
Sponsored travel budget is a hard limitation, but it could be complemented with better options for remote participation (before, during, and after the event) and possibly also with better outreach in the SF Bay Area and North America.
In this task we define which audiences we should reach, and how. Then we track progress and results.
== Text for volunteer developers ==
**The Wikimedia Developer Summit wants YOU**
The Wikimedia Developer Summit is the annual meeting to push the evolution of MediaWiki and other technologies supporting the Wikimedia movement. The next edition will be held in San Francisco on January 9-11, 2017.
We welcome all Wikimedia technical contributors, third party developers, and users of MediaWiki and the Wikimedia APIs. We specifically want to increase the participation of volunteer developers and other contributors dealing with extensions, apps, tools, bots, gadgets, and templates.
* Monday, October 24: last day to request travel sponsorship. Applying takes less than five minutes.
* Monday, October 31: last day to propose an activity. Bring the topics you care about!
More information: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit
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