how to hack on wikipedia

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How to make technical contributions to Wikipedia, sister projects and the MediaWiki community at large. Source: . Video of this presentation at FOSDEM:


  • 1. How to hack onWikipedia

2. Wiki Media Wiki+ 1000s 3. APIWikipediain your app!Reuse, remix &contribute data18M articles15M media files1.3T free & alive 4. Test Hard but hearty New features i.e. VisualEditor Browser test automation Bug Squad 4k open bugs 5. TranslateThe wiki waytranslatewiki.net347 languages!Scripts, input, RTL,grammar... 6. Design Start small UX - not just art MediaWiki first Wikipedia last Work with devs 7. Sysadmin World class infra 866 wikis & more Puppetize! 8. GadgetsStart coding hereJavaScriptLocal user scriptsShareGet promoted assupported gadget 9. Mobile Just anywhere Web & native Help us with Android & iOS Commons! Bring the rest 10. Bots Restless editors Importing, typos vandalism, ... 1.657 around Python and more 11. Extensions Feature creation PHP, also JS... 2.118 around 83 used by 12. Core The wiki software PHP 932.270 LOC 155 active contributors Wikipedia first 13. Join the backstage 14. Thank you! Special Guest MediaWiki logo .tournesols et lavande Nature morte reworked 2 Barbara Piancastelli aux tournesols DieBucheVincent Van GoghThe Noun ProjectCrane HookHammerTranslationNetwork Swiss Army Knife Paper PlaneRobotLego Death StarDmitriy JohnGeremy Jerry Jeff Gerlach James Fenton Mike JonAndrewLagunov Caserta Good WangHinceTrillana