MediaWiki Training in Boise

MediaWiki Training in Boise
MediaWiki - the open source software courses

ID, Boise - Boise Downtown

950 Bannock Street Suite 1100
Boise, ID 83702
United States
Idaho US
ID, Boise - Boise Downtown
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Client Testimonials

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 - Boise

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
mwadm Administering MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Fri, Aug 11 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Tue, Aug 15 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3240
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Wed, Aug 16 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $3040
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Mon, Aug 21 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Wed, Oct 4 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3240
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 21 hours Wed, Oct 4 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5750
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Oct 5 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $3040
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Tue, Nov 7 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
mwadm Administering MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Nov 9 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Mon, Nov 27 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $3040
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Nov 30 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3240
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 21 hours Mon, Dec 4 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5750
mwadm Administering MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Dec 28 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Mon, Jan 8 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Jan 18 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $3040
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Fri, Jan 19 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3240
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 21 hours Wed, Jan 24 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5750
mwadm Administering MediaWiki ID, Boise - Boise Downtown 7 hours Thu, Feb 15 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2740

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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