Category: Wiki World

Configuring MediaWiki to use external SMTP 0

Configuring MediaWiki to use external SMTP

At my new company, I setup a copy of MediaWiki and wanted to make sure that all the notifications work. One kink was that the mail needed to be sent through an external service called SendGrid. Since I setup MediaWiki and it is for internal use only, I could probably have skipped the email service but it seemed like a good exercise. Fortunately, MediaWiki has the capability to do this...

Wikimedia Foundation – Growing too fast? Or people just scared of numbers? 1

Wikimedia Foundation – Growing too fast? Or people just scared of numbers?

Recently the Wikimedia Foundation finalized their “5 year strategy” and posted the 2010-2011 Annual Plan.  I read the entire plan and found it an interesting read.  Previous to this, I had heard rumblings that the Foundation was going to double in size over the next year.  They are 40 some fulltimers now, and that means by July 2011, they’re expecting to be at 80-90?  That’s a big jump, on top...

Recent Changes Camp is Next Week! 1

Recent Changes Camp is Next Week!

For those who may or may not have heard, Recent Changes Camp 2010 in Montreal is coming up really soon, specifically June 25-27. It starts just 7 days from today!  It saddens me to say that I can’t go, but it should be super exciting.  I went to RCC2008 in Palo Alto and it was a TON of fun (my wrap up from 08) and I met some really great...

Wrap up: Maker Faire 2010 1

Wrap up: Maker Faire 2010

In the weeks preceding Maker Faire, feelings went from excitement, to nervousness to frustration and finally to the pleasant relief that it was here. As for the Faire itself? What more is there to say than it was awesome! So without further adieu, my brief wrap up of the events of Maker Faire…

Maker Faire this weekend! 0

Maker Faire this weekend!

West Entrance to Maker Faire 08© CC-BY-SA-3.0 Jon Davis Are you in the Bay Area? Do you have some free time this weekend? If so, come on down to the Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Fairground. It will be all sorts of kick ass. Past years have featured some of the following: Giant Tesla coils, fire breathing dragons, life (person) size mouse trap board game, RC boats firing...