Submissions/Beyond Wikimedia projects: The rise of public wikis

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 
3028
Subject no. 
B10
Title of the submission

Beyond Wikimedia projects: the rise of public wikis

Type of submission

presentation

Author of the submission

Markus Glaser

Country of origin

Germany

Affiliation
  • Wikimedia Deutschland
  • Wikimedia Chapters Association
E-mail address

markus.glaser@wikimedia.de

Username

mglaser

Personal homepage or blog

-

Abstract

Believe it or not: There's a wiki world beyond Wikimedia projects! Even more so, public wikis are on the rise. There's a lot of awesome knowledge platforms out there using MediaWiki. And we can clearly see these projects are more and more leaving amateur level and heading towards professionalisation. In my presentation, I'll show you some cool use cases of 3rd party MediaWiki use. What are the issues they are facing? What can we learn from them? How can we as Wikimedia projects benefit from their experience and technical developments? If you want to start your own wiki community, you'll learn about how to start a project and about common pitfalls.

Detailed proposal

Believe it or not: There's a wiki world beyond Wikimedia projects! Even more so, public wikis are on the rise. There's a lot of awesome knowledge platforms out there using MediaWiki. And we can clearly see these projects are more and more leaving amateur level and heading towards professionalisation. In my presentation, I'll show you some cool use cases of 3rd party MediaWiki use, including the W3C Webplatform, Desertec Wiki and Co:Lab, initiated by Google. Being involved in some of those projects, I'll share some first hand experience on building up professional wiki driven sites. What are the issues they are facing? What can we learn from them? How can we as Wikimedia projects benefit from their experience and technical developments? There's always the question of how the content in specialized public wikis relates to Wikipedia without duplicating its articles. If you want to start your own wiki community, you'll learn about how to start a project and about common pitfalls.

Track
  • WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
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  1. Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 00:23, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  2. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:59, 3 May 2013 (UTC) Especially curious to hear more about how our movement can gain from this trend (with bug fixes, development etc.).
  3. --Anja Ebersbach (talk) 19:25, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
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