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From Wikimania 2013 • Hong Kong

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.
Subject no.
Title of the submission

MediaWiki at Facebook

Type of submission


Author of the submission

Tomasz Odrobny

Country of origin

United States


Facebook inc.

E-mail address


Personal homepage or blog

Let us share with you how we run MediaWiki internally at Facebook. With integrating it into the larger pre-existing infrastructure and code base; starting with the HipHop Virtual Machine and going through our load balancing, caching layers, databases and internal search. In addition to these unique solutions another important part is disaster recovery, there is a need to provide documents in the moments when they are most needed.

Let us also show how we think the Mediawiki Foundation can benefit from some of our changes by spending less money and delivering higher quality service.

Detailed proposal
  • Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk

25 Minutes

Language of presentation/talk


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