MediaWiki Training in Des Moines

MediaWiki Training in Des Moines

MediaWiki - the open source software courses

IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower

IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower
699 Walnut Street Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States
Iowa US
IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower
The venue is located in the Hub Tower, right next door to Burger King and in the vicinity of the Kaleidoscope at the Hub Mall.Read more

Testi...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 - Des Moines

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Thu, Nov 2 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 21 hours Mon, Nov 6 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $4650
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Mon, Nov 6 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3110
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Wed, Nov 8 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Thu, Nov 9 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2910
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Tue, Nov 14 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Wed, Nov 15 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $2840
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Fri, Dec 1 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Mon, Dec 11 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2640
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Thu, Dec 28 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2910
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 21 hours Mon, Jan 1 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5360
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Mon, Jan 1 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 21 hours Mon, Jan 1 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $4650
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Tue, Jan 2 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3110
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Mon, Jan 15 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $2840
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Fri, Jan 19 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Tue, Jan 23 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Wed, Jan 24 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Thu, Feb 1 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $2640
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Thu, Feb 15 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $2910
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 21 hours Wed, Feb 21 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5360
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 21 hours Wed, Feb 21 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $4650
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Wed, Feb 21 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Thu, Feb 22 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3110
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Thu, Mar 8 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $2840
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Mon, Mar 12 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Wed, Mar 14 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Fri, Mar 16 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Fri, Mar 23 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $2640
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Fri, Apr 6 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $2910
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Wed, Apr 11 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Mon, Apr 16 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $3110
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 21 hours Mon, Apr 16 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $5360
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 21 hours Mon, Apr 23 2018, 9:30 am $3100 / $4650
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Johnston - Foxboro Square 7 hours Mon, Apr 30 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2610
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Fri, May 4 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwadm Administering MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Tue, May 8 2018, 9:30 am $1290 / $2340
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Fri, May 11 2018, 9:30 am $1790 / $2840
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors IA, Des Moines - Hub Tower 7 hours Fri, May 11 2018, 9:30 am $1590 / $2640

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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