Jeremy Baron | 10 Mar 18:37 2012

Fwd: [Toolserver-l] Submit a talk to Open Source Bridge by Mar 16th, get WMF subsidy

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From: Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah <at>>
Date: Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:50
Subject: Re: [Toolserver-l] Submit a talk to Open Source Bridge by Mar
16th, get WMF subsidy
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l <at>>,
toolserver-l <at>, wiki-research-l <at>,
mediawiki-enterprise <at>

On 03/10/2012 08:25 AM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
> This year I want the Wikimedia technical community to have a strong
> presence at Open Source Bridge <> in
> Portland, Oregon, USA, June 26-29.  OSB is tech talks & hack sessions
> with hands-on technologists we want, for Foundation staff recruiting
> (the Portland tech scene has good people looking for jobs) and for
> volunteer recruiting and collaboration (tons of Mozilla people went
> there last year).  Good talks, clueful people, great food. :-)
> If you submit a talk and it gets accepted, tell me, and Wikimedia
> Foundation will partially subsidize or fully pay for your flight and
> hotel.  If you submit a talk and it doesn't get accepted but you still
> want to go, talk with me and I'll see what I can do.
> Call for talks:
> <>
>  Ideas: the parser rewrite, Wikimedia Labs, how we scale and optimize
> performance on a shoestring budget, our git/gerrit migration, securing
> PHP-based webapps, various approaches to making our data more
> structured/semantic, collaborative design, lessons from our communities,
> JS hacks, hetdeploy, offline/mobile, geodata...
> Please forward.

(I should add -- also there would be complications if somehow lots of
Wikimedia people get their talks accepted and I can't budget to
subsidize all of them, or you can't get a visa to the US in time, or
some unforeseen thing comes up like that.  But I don't predict those
problems happening.)

Sumana Harihareswara
Volunteer Development Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

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