MediaWiki Training in Massachusetts

MediaWiki Training in Massachusetts
MediaWiki - the open source software courses

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MediaWiki Course Events - Massachusetts

Code Name Venue Duration Course Date PHP Course Price [Remote / Classroom]
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Mon, Feb 6 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2940
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Feb 9 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3140
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Feb 16 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers MA, Boston - Federal Street 21 hours Tue, Feb 28 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5550
mwadm Administering MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Mon, Mar 20 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Mon, Apr 17 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2940
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers MA, Boston - Federal Street 21 hours Wed, Apr 26 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5550
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Apr 27 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwadm Administering MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, May 11 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Fri, May 12 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3140
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Jun 15 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwdev1 MediaWiki for Developers MA, Boston - Federal Street 21 hours Wed, Jun 28 2017, 9:30 am $3100 / $5550
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Jun 29 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2940
mwadm Administering MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Wed, Jul 5 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwsemintro Introduction to Semantic MediaWiki MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Jul 20 2017, 9:30 am $1790 / $3140
wikiedit Wikipedia for Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Aug 3 2017, 9:30 am $1290 / $2640
mwedit1 MediaWiki for Content Editors MA, Boston - Federal Street 7 hours Thu, Aug 17 2017, 9:30 am $1590 / $2940

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 imagines, 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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