MediaWiki Training in Arkansas

MediaWiki Training in Arkansas

MediaWiki - the open source software courses

AR, Little Rock - Regions Center

10800 Financial Centre Pkway #125
Little Rock, AR 72211
United States
Arkansas US
AR, Little Rock - Regions Center
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MediaWiki for Content Editors +Administering MediaWiki

What did you like the most about the training?: Asking the trainer questions.

David Froehling -Freudenberg IT LP

Administering MediaWiki

That is was inidividualized training for me and my supervisor. A++

Lukasz was a phenomenal instructor and the course was very fun and informative. MediaWiki is an awesome tool too!

John Leahy- FDA

MediaWiki for Content Editors

I liked that the trainer gave me the chance to ask as many questions as possible concerning my specific needs related to the wiki I am working on for my institution.

Valentina Cattane - Institute of Development Studies

MediaWiki for Content Editors

Great course, I'm glad I was involved and look forward to what the project may bring!

Everything was super awesome and he (the trainer) made it very comprehensible.

I liked hands on coding and creating your own wiki

Nicole Herrera - FDA

MediaWiki for Content Editors

Everything was super awesome and he made it very comprehensible.

I liked hands on coding and creating your own wiki.

Great course, I'm glad I was involved and look forward to what the project may bring!

Nicole Herrera - FDA

MediaWiki Course Events - Arkansas

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Tue, Nov 14 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $3050
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Tue, Dec 5 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwadm Administering MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, Dec 15 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 21 hours Wed, Dec 20 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5780
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Mon, Jan 22 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3250
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Tue, Jan 23 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Thu, Feb 1 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $3050
mwadm Administering MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, Feb 2 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 21 hours Mon, Feb 12 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5780
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Mon, Mar 12 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3250
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, Mar 16 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Thu, Mar 22 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $3050
mwadm Administering MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, Mar 23 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 21 hours Wed, Apr 4 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5780
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, May 4 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3250
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Fri, May 4 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750
mwadm Administering MediaWiki AR, Little Rock - Regions Center 7 hours Wed, May 16 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2750

Course Outlines

Code Name Duration Outline
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors 7 hours

This course has been created for everyone who wants to help to contribute to Wikipedia.

This course covers the newest version of Wikipedia system and the latest legal status of Wikipedia.

  • What is Wikipedia?
  • Who the contributions belong to?
  • How to edit an existing article?
  • How to create a new article?
  • How to create an article matching all Wikipedia requirements?
  • Roles in Wikipedia and how to promote yourself.
  • Wikipedia bots
  • Discussions
  • Revisions
  • Account Preferences
  • Adoption
  • Making article compliant to Wikipedia policies and guidelines
  • Uploading images, audio files and movies
  • Stubs
  • Info-boxes
  • Pronunciation
  • Other languages
  • Shortcuts and "magic words"
mwadm Administering MediaWiki 7 hours

This course has been created for people who are going to use MediaWiki software as editors, users and web site administrators.

This course explains how to:

  • Find the information you are looking for on an existing site
  • Create, edit and remove pages
  • Design a structure of the page
  • Analyse the best solution for the structure of the entire project
  • Manage users
  • Create and manage a community  

Some projects using MediaWiki:

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Wikipedia

Free encyclopedia

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Wiktionary

Dictionary and thesaurus

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Wikinews

Free content news source

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Wikiversity

Free learning tools

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Commons

Shared media repository

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Wikibooks

Free textbooks and manuals

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Wikiquote

Collection of quotations
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Wikisource

Free source documents

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Wikispecies

Directory of species

Setup

  • Installation requirements and environment
  • Basic initialization
  • LocalSettings.php
  • Extension installation requirements

Reading

  • Navigation
  • Searching
  • Tracking changes
  • Watchlist

Editing

  • Editing pages
  • Starting a new page
  • Formatting
  • Links

Advanced editing

  • Images
  • Tables
  • Categories
  • Managing files
  • Moving (renaming) a page
  • Redirects
  • Deleting a page
  • Protected pages
  • Templates
  • Variables
  • Special pages
  • External searches
  • User pages
  • Talk pages
  • Signatures
  • Subpages
  • Namespaces

Wiki administration

  • Sysops and permissions

The following features require extra permissions that are not normally granted to all wiki users.

  • Protecting and unprotecting pages
  • Sysop deleting and undeleting
  • Patrolled edits
  • Blocking users
  • Range IP blocks
  • Assigning permissions
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors 7 hours

This course has been created for anyone who would like to learn how to create, edit and organize content using MediaWiki software.

Basic Editing

  • Creating new page
  • Editing a page
  • Discussions and comments
  • Revisions, tracking history and reverting changes
  • Uploading imagines, audio files and movies
  • Templates (do not repeat yourself)

MediaWiki syntax

  • Font formatting
  • Tables
  • Resizing and positioning pictures

Organizing Content

  • Links
  • Categorizing Pages
  • Understanding Namespaces
  • Moving (renaming) a page
  • Redirects
  • Deleting a page

The way it looks

  • Adjusting skins
  • Custom CSS
  • Custom Javascript

Finding your way

  • Special pages
  • User pages
  • Namespaces
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki 7 hours

Introduction

Browsing interfaces

  • Special:Ask
  • Special:Browse

Semantic search

  • Selecting pages
  • Strict comparators
  • Displaying information
  • Result formats
  • Inline queries
  • Querying for queries
  • Concepts
  • Inferencing

Editing

  • Properties and types
  • Special properties
  • Inverse properties
  • Custom units
  • Semantic templates
  • Service links

Semantic Web

  • RDF export
  • External tools
  • Importing vocabulary
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers 21 hours

This course jumps into the deep end of the pool; we are going to go over every essential aspect of MediaWiki development, including:

  • Mapping out the core code
  • Creating extensions
  • Modifying and Creating Custom Skins

This course is for intermediate-level LAMP developers and up, preferably with some styling experience.

The Structure and Purpose of MediaWiki

  • Where we are now
  • How it ended up this way
  • Current efforts, and the future

The path router

  • The startup and shutdown of MediaWiki

The Includes Directory

  • 'Here be dragons': a map to the includes directory
  • Walking through
  • Marking out your points of interest

Essential files, classes, and methods

  • Database
  • The parser
  • Image Handling
  • The API
  • The Job Queue
  • Pages, articles, revisions, and titles
  • Global functions

Extensions

  • What you need to know
  • A Game of Chess: Choosing your moves wisely
    • Hooks
      • The limitation of hooks
    • Object-oriented extension versus hooking
      • Dead ends, and how to avoid them
  • When you have no other choice: modifying the core code

Special Pages

Troubleshooting

  • Where did it go?
    • Tracing the path of an object
  • What went wrong?
    • Debugging in MediaWiki
    • Finding the root of an error
    • Exceptions

Skins

  • We're extensions too!
  • Vector, and the current skinning efforts in MediaWiki
    • What is changing
  • Creating a skin from scratch
    • The classes you must work with (or around)
    • Creating the raw skin
    • Theming, and CSS classes at your disposal
  • JavaScript modules and page output

MediaWiki and the Database

  • The schema

Contributing, Gerrit, and working with the team

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