Konperénsi Pamaké jeung Pangembang MédiaWiki 2024

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The MediaWiki Users and Developers Conference, Spring 2024 (MWUD, U&D, #MWcon, retroactively named MUDCon), formerly EMWCon, was held from April 17-19, 2024 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The conference was organized by the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group with the help of its sponsors and partners.

Konperénsi Pamaké jeung Pangembang MédiaWiki 2024
Logo for the MediaWiki Users and Developers Conference 2024
Logo for the MediaWiki Users and Developers Conference 2024
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Detil Konperénsi
Lokasi: Portland, Oregon, Amérika Sarikat
Conference Chair: James Hare
Program Chair: Cindy Cicalese
Registration Chair: Bryan Hilderbrand
Social Chair: Jeffrey Wang
Sponsor Chair: Ike Hecht
Technology Chair: Ryan Schmidt
Audience: Administrators, Business, Academia, Developers, Community, MediaWiki Users
Previous conference:
EMWCon Spring 2023
Next conference:
MediaWiki Users and Developers Conference Fall 2024

The Users and Developers Conference was a three-day conference featuring discussions of topics related to the usage of MediaWiki software by and within companies, non-profits, governments, organizations, and communities. If you use MediaWiki or you're interested in it, we would love to see you attend.

Sessions were recorded and streamed. While this was primarily an in-person conference, the conference also featured some remote presentations.

Event details

Jupiter NEXT
  • Dates: April 17-19, 2024
  • Location: Jupiter NEXT, 900 East Burnside Street, Portland, Oregon


  • MediaWiki Stakeholders Group Members:
    • Freelancer: $200
    • Professional: $400
  • Regular Registration:
    • Freelancer: $250
    • Professional: $450

Early bird registration ended on March 17. The prices were: freelancers $225, professionals $425. If you missed the deadline this year for an early bird discount, we encourage you to book at least one month in advance next year!



We were honored to have Ward Cunningham join us to present the keynote talk, entitled, "New Discoveries Mining Federated Wiki’s Recent Changes". Ward, the inventor of the wiki, has contributed broadly to the field, including in the areas of design patterns and extreme programming.

Remote attendance

Talks were livestreamed to YouTube during the event. Individual videos for the talks will made available soon.


The first two days of the conference were reserved for presentations. The third day of the conference was a Create Camp, including tutorials, hands-on presentations, and small group hacking sessions.

All talks are 30 minutes long including questions unless stated otherwise. Times listed are PDT (UTC -7).

Conference Day 1 - Wednesday, April 17, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions (15 minutes) - James Hare and Cindy Cicalese

🎥 MediaWiki product ramp-up - direction and approach to sustainability (45 minutes) - Birgit Mueller (remote)

🎥 Using MediaWiki for Organizational Risk Management at NASA GRC-ATF - Rich Evans (linkedin)

10:30 AM- 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 🎥 MediaWiki as a generic rapid-development platform - Anil Sethi, Selfiie

🎥 Beyond Wikidata: building a universal knowledge graph with MediaWiki and Wikibase - James Hare

🎥  KnowledgeGraph extension - Bernhard Krabina (remote)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 🍴 Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 🎥 Make the most of MediaWiki with Juggel - Ad Strack van Schijndel (remote)

🎥 AI at MyWikis - Jeffrey Wang, MyWikis

🎥 MediaWiki based Raspberry Pi kiosk for a museum - Tina Tenbergen and Mark P.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 🎥 🔗 Don't be a [[Square]]! Keeping up with wikitext changes - C. Scott Ananian

🎥 🔗 Creating a directory of extension and skin usability - Yaron Koren

🎥 🔗 A maintenance calendar for wikis - Ike Hecht, WikiTeq

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 🍷 Wikimedia Happy Hour, Superette Bar at the Jupiter NEXT
Conference Day 2 - Thursday, April 18, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 🎥 🔗 Keynote: New Discoveries Mining Federated Wiki’s Recent Changes - Ward Cunningham (1 hour)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 🎥 Introducing GoogleTagManagerEvents, an extension for sending events to GTM required for Google Analytics 4 - Devendra Yerukumajji (remote)

Announcement of MWCon Fall 2024 (10 minutes) - Bernhard Krabina (remote)

🎥 State of Canasta, Spring 2024 - Jeffrey Wang

🎥 The Return of MEZA - NASA's MediaWiki-EZ-Administration Project - Greg Rundlett (linkedin) (remote)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 🍴 Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 🎥 Difficulties in introducing MediaWiki to technical and non-technical audiences - Mark P. and Tina Tenbergen

🎥 Introducing the WikiTide Foundation - Brent Laabs

🎥 DRUID infoboxes - Megan Cutrofello (remote video)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 🎥 🔗 Orchestration with Puppet - Daniel Scherzer, WikiTeq

🎥 MediaWiki is a bit like math for knowledge (10 minutes) - Tina Tenbergen

🎥 🔗 Adding comments to a page with InlineComments extension (15 minutes) - Brian Wolff

🎥 Introducing Codex, the new Design System for Wikimedia (10 minutes) - Eric Gardner

🎥 Let's discuss CreateWiki (10 minutes) - James Hare

🎥 How MediaWiki helps NASA avoid mishaps at GRC-ATF (10 minutes) - Rich Evans (linkedin)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 🍴 Conference dinner, The Eastburn
Conference Day 3 - Friday, April 19, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 🎥 Graph visualization of WikiSearch data (15 minutes) - Wout Gevaert, Wikibase Solutions

🎥 What's new in FlexForm (15 minutes) - Charlot Cobben

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Create Camp
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 🍴 Lunch
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Create Camp (continued)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Create Camp Closing Session (60 minutes)

Social events

Superette Bar at Jupiter NEXT
  • Wednesday: Happy Hour (hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation) with Selena Deckelmann, Chief Product and Technology Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, at Superette Bar at the Jupiter NEXT at 6:00pm PDT (900 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214)
  • Thursday: Conference dinner at The Eastburn at 7:00pm PDT (1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214)
The Eastburn


Feel free to list yourself below if you attended.

In person



The sponsors of the Spring 2024 MediaWiki Users and Developers Conference were: