MediaWiki

  1. Editing will temporarily pause for a failover test

    We are planning a test to find out how quickly and reliably we can transfer all application server traffic and tightly coupled service dependencies to the secondary data center. During this, Wikimedia sites will be placed in read-only mode for two short periods.... Read more

  2. Alangi Derick: Wikimedia’s first African contributor to Google Summer of Code

    Alangi Derick is Wikimedia’s first African participant in Google Summer of Code. He joined the movement to develop his skills in coding, and he was quickly hooked by the movement’s values and its community culture, becoming a staunch advocate for it in his university.... Read more

  3. Pre-university students contribute to Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2016

    From November 2016 to January 2017, 192 students worked on 424 Wikimedia tasks with the help of 46 Wikimedia community mentors.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia will talk to you: Wikispeech

    The development of Wikispeech, a new MediaWiki extension, has started, and by 2017 Wikipedia should be able to talk to you. The project will bring together existing language resources and develop a functioning text-to-speech solution for Swedish, English and Arabic.... Read more

  5. How MediaWiki is streamlining San Francisco’s new Museum of Modern Art

    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is experimenting with MediaWiki as a hub for curated information for hundreds of complex artworks.... Read more

  6. Eight Wikimedia projects in Google Summer of Code 2016

    Eight students are working on Wikimedia projects for Google Summer of Code 2016.... Read more

  7. Cross-wiki notifications unite a world of messages in one window

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Collaboration team has developed “cross-wiki notifications,” a tool that will simplify the editing experience for Wikipedia users by allowing them to get updates from all of the projects they contribute to.... Read more

  8. “It pays itself back in dividends”: NASA and MediaWiki, a natural pairing

    The wiki’s importance to the team became clear when the unthinkable happened—the team’s server crashed. It was then that the group realised how fundamental this wiki project, launched by three engineers and grown by countless others, had become in their daily routines.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia sites will go into read-only mode twice this week

    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods on 19 and 21 April. Translations of this message are available below or on Meta.... Read more

  10. Wikimedia failover test—expected impact for editors

    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods next week.... Read more