This weekeend, I was was busy. I was at the MediaWiki Berlin Hackathon, where an increbibly diverse community of 104 people from 30 countries, all lovely nerds and
smart-asses with a heart of pure gold (in short: Wikipedians) came
together to hack on all parts of technology behind Wikimedia Foundation
Saturday and Sunday was time for hacking and training. I decided to dive into the new possibilties that are offered by the Scribunto extension, a fresh approach to replace the template language that is currently in use at MediaWiki with a new scripting environment in Lua.
Brazilian-Portuguese accent. The project I came up with takes various
elements from a table, combines them and returns a longer,
mouth-wateringly delicious text.
Everything about the Hackathon was great — I loved the organization as
well as the participants. I was able to get in touch with someone doing
operations at Wikipedia who referred me to someone else who could
potentially help me with some
Puppet problems at
Wikidata, just because all the experts where just a few steps away in
the same room, or at least someone who knew them was.
The playful, but incredibly smart atmosphere and the desire to get stuff
done made all this probably one of the most satisfying technical meetups
I’ve ever been to. A++++++, great weekend, would buy again.