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EMWCon Spring 2017

   
EMWCon Spring 2017
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EMWCon brings together developers, users, and organizations of "enterprise MediaWiki" from around the world.
Conference Details
Location: McLean, VA, USA
Start: Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Finish: Friday, 10 March 2017
General Chair: Cindy Cicalese
Local Chair: Bernadette Clemente
Registration Chair: Yaron Koren
Program Chair: Chris Koerner
Create Camp Chair: Mark Hershberger
Audience: Administrators, Business, Academia, Developers, Community, MediaWiki Users
Address

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MITRE
7596 Colshire Dr
McLean, VA 22102

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The Enterprise MediaWiki Conference Spring 2017, or EMWCon Spring 2017, was held Wednesday to Friday, March 8-10, 2017, in McLean, Virginia, USA, a suburb of Washington, DC. EMWCon Spring 2017 was a three-day conference featuring discussions of topics related to "Enterprise MediaWiki", i.e. the usage of MediaWiki software by and within companies, non-profits, governments, and other organizations. There will be two days of talks followed by a one day Create Camp. The intended audience of EMWCon Spring 2017 is anyone who uses, or would like to learn more about, MediaWiki within organizations.

This was the second EMWCon, after the one in the spring of 2016. EMWCon began as a spinoff of the Semantic MediaWiki Conference, or SMWCon, which is an annual conference held each fall in Europe. EMWCon and SMWCon are both three-day conferences with similar topics of discussion. EMWCon has a broader scope.

EMWCon Spring 2017 was located at MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that manages Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) sponsored by the US federal government.

Contents

Event detailsEdit

OrganizersEdit

The organizers of EMWCon Spring 2017 are:

For any issues, you can contact the organizers on the talk page, or email Cindy at cicalese@mitre.org.

ProgramEdit

   
Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 8 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00     Doors open - Registration & Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Morning Session 1
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Morning Session 2
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch (onsite)
14:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Session 1
  • Diplopedia - Tim Hayes/Bob Watts (45 min)
  • Powerpedia - Tom O'Neill (45 min)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Session 2
  • "Federal Government Use of MediaWiki" Panel (60 min)
    • Moderator - Cindy Cicalese
    • Diplopedia - Tim Hayes
    • Intellipedia - Sean Dennehy
    • NASA wikis - James Montalvo
    • Powerpedia - Tom O'Neill
    • Statipedia - Peter Meyer
17:00 End of Conference Day
18:00 - 21:30 Community Learning Night with Wikimedia DC
   
Conference Day 2 - Thursday 9 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00     Breakfast (onsite)
09:00 - 10:15 Morning Session 1
10:15 - 10:45   Coffee break
10:45 - 12:30 Morning Session 2
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch (onsite)
13:30 - 15:30 Afternoon Session 1
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Session 2
17:30 End of Conference Day
18:00 - 20:00   Conference dinner
   
Create Camp - Friday 10 March 2017
08:30 - 09:00     Breakfast (onsite)
09:00 - 10:30 Morning Session 1
  • Lightning talks - 45 min
  • Begin Create Camp after Lightning talks complete (~45 min)
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Create Camp Session 1
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch (onsite)
14:00 - 15:30 Create Camp Session 2
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Create Camp Session 3
17:30 End of EMWCon


Sign-upEdit

PresentationsEdit

TalksEdit

Some of the talks that will be presented include:

Lightning TalksEdit

To give a talk, or lightning talk, at EMWCon, just add the proposed title, a brief description and your name, below:

Create Camp IdeasEdit

TechnicalEdit

Extension requestsEdit
  • Convert .doc, .xls, and .pdf to Wiki
  • Image markup with layers
  • Display user activity counts -> contributions/new pg
  • Spell check

Non-TechnicalEdit

  • Continue conversation on MW best practices.
  • Start drafting a helpful doc for the CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation on what MediaWiki users are concerned with and need
  • SMW modeling exercise

Local accommodationsEdit

See EMWCon_Spring_2017/Hotels for a list of suggested hotels in the area.

Grants for WikimediansEdit

Travel & Participation Support funds Wikimedians to actively represent Wikimedia at events around the world. Learn about the Travel & Participation Support program

Social activitiesEdit

Tuesday, March 7Edit

Attendees who arrive on Tuesday may meet informally for dinner. Email Cindy Cicalese for more information.

Wednesday, March 8Edit

On the first night of the event, Wikimedia DC, MITRE Corporation, and the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group will be partnering to host an edit-a-thon around the theme "re-linking the government" at The George Washington University.

Thursday, March 9Edit

On the second night of the event, join us at Barrel and Bushel, one metro stop and a short 6 minute walk away in Tysons Corner Center, for an evening of food and drink.

Training?Edit

If you are interested in training, please see Training Signup.

Cargo TrainingEdit