Submissions/The Site Architecture You Can Edit
From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel
- Review no.
- Title of the submission
- The Site Architecture You Can Edit
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
- Ryan Lane
- E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Our operations team works in a very specific way, and requires the use of specific tools. The new infrastructure built will allow volunteers to adopt our methods at their own pace. By ensuring volunteers are able to follow our methods we can give them more privileges over time, hopefully extending to root on the production cluster.
- This infrastructure will also empower our developer community to perform ops work without needing root privileges on the cluster. This is useful for testing and for demoing new features that require different or extra infrastructure.
- Many community developers feel there is a disconnect between staff and the rest of the community when working on new projects and features for the sites. A further goal of this infrastructure is to provide a means for staff and non-staff developers to work together on projects in a common environment. Developers will be able to request the creation of new projects, within which they will be able to add other members. Within these projects developers will be able to create test and development wikis, and work on them with anyone else who wants to join in.
- A very main goal of this infrastructure is to require as little ops involvement as necessary. The basic idea is to empower the volunteer ops and developer community to be able to maintain their own infrastructure.
- This presentation will go over the philosophy, the implementation plan, and will give a demo of the current state of implementation.
- Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
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