The MediaWiki developer meet-up... I would have preferred, in the interests of consistency, that they had called it "ManiaWiki", but so be it. :)

I'm sending this to the users list as well, and not just the developers list, because at the first SMW users meeting, in Boston in November, there was somewhat of a consensus that there should be a second meeting sometime between April and June in Germany. The thought was to hold it in either Frankfurt or Karlsruhe, but this meet-up might be a good one to latch on to instead, since there will presumably be people interested in attending both; it seems like it would work well even for those who aren't developers (they note in the email that it's really just for anyone interested in the technical aspects of MediaWiki).

Anyway, if you're interested, just put yourself on that wiki page; you can sign up as "maybe".


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From: Daniel Kinzler <>
Date: Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM
Subject: [Wikitech-l] MediaWiki developer meet-up in Berlin, April 3-5
To:,, Wikimedia developers <>,

Hello All

I'm happy to announce the MediaWiki Developer Meet-Up will happen April 3.-5. in
Berlin, at the c-base. The event is for everyone who works on MediaWiki, writes
extensions, builds bots, writes scripts for the toolserver, or is otherwise
interested in the technical aspects of Wikimedia. We are happy that we can now
have the meet-up after our plans for 25C3 and FOSDEM failed. If you want to come
to the Developer Meetup, please sign up at

The event will take place in parallel to the Wikimedia Foundation's board
meeting and chapter meeting, so there will be a lot of Wikimedians in Berlin at
the time. We plan to have a party to bring everyone together and give an
opportunity for developers, board members and chapter people to mingle.

The meet-up will be a loose BacCamp-like event so topics and schedule are
largely up to you. The goal is to get to know new aspects of MediaWiki and
Wikimedia and to develop ideas on how we can make things even better. And of
course to have a lot of fun with wiki hackers from around the world!

-- daniel

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