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Between the Brackets by Yaron Koren is a podcast about the people and ideas behind the MediaWiki software. Interviews with developers and users of MediaWiki, both for Wikimedia sites (Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc.) and the many uses of MediaWiki in companies, organizations, government agencies, etc.

  • Episode 88: Nischay Nahata

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 7 minutes Nischay Nahata is the co-founder of Truww, a home interior company based in Bangalore, India. He is also a consultant for my MediaWiki consulting company, WikiWorks. Links for some of the topics discussed: Truww WikiWorks UploadWizard DocBookExport MediaWiki extension SketchUp Wikipedia article

  • Episode 87: Robert Heine

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 54 minutes Robert Heine is the founder and CEO of the MediaWiki-based site energypedia, and the consulting company energypedia consult GmbH. Links for some of the topics discussed: energypedia energypedia consult WebMo ย 

  • Episode 86: Jon Robson

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 23 minutes Jon Robson is a developer in the Readers Web Team at the Wikimedia Foundation. He has worked for the Wikimedia Foundation since 2012. Links for some of the topics discussed: Wikimedia Skins Lab Star Citizen Wiki Wikimedia Desktop Improvements project Jon's listing of user scripts with client errors Wikimedia Vue UI (WVUI) library "Migrating code from MediaWiki's ResourceLoader to Webpack" (2019 blog post) "I believe strongly that in a decade from now..." (2019 Twitter post) Wikimedia Commons "Search media" feature

  • Episode 85: Lars Dalgaard

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 5 minutes Lars Dalgaard is the geocoordinator for the Ballerup Municipality (orย Ballerup Kommune), an area near Copenhagen. He maintains the municipality's internal wiki. Links for some of the topics discussed: Ballerup Municipality Wikipedia article Microsoft Power BI Wikipedia article Mapillary Wikipedia article Lars Dalgaard LinkedIn page

  • Episode 84: Liam Wyatt

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 39 minutes Liam Wyatt is a community liaison for the new Wikimedia Enterprise project, as well as a program officer for the WikiCite initiative. He was the first-ever Wikipedian in Residence, in 2010 at the British Museum, and organized the first three GLAM-Wiki conferences. He was also the co-host of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast from 2007 to 2009. Links for some of the topics discussed Wikipedia Weekly podcast Older episodes repository on archive.org Wikimedia Enterprise on Meta-Wiki Wikimedia Enterprise API FAQ Wikimedia Enterprise homepage Wikimedia, LLC Mozilla Corporation WikiCite on Meta-Wiki

  • Episode 83: BTB Digest 13

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 34 minutes It's another BTB Digest! Clips from five recent episodes. Larry Sanger pitches the encyclosphere, Joseph Reagle and Jackie Koerner consider oral citations, Kate Chapman talks about decision-making, Ike Hecht praises small consulting companies, Adam Shorland discusses cleaning up Wikidata, and more.

  • Episode 82: Jeffrey Wang

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 5 minutes Jeffrey Wang is the founder and CEO of the MediaWiki hosting site MyWikis. Links for some of the topics discussed: MyWikis "An entrepreneur since age 11, Jeffrey Wang looks to combine business and tech after graduating from UNT TAMS", Denton Record-Chronicle, 2018 MyWikis GitHub account EmailLogger MediaWiki extension TopLink MediaWiki extension MyWikis Hosted Parsoid EMWCon Spring 2021

  • Episode 81: Alexander Mashin

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 31 minutes Alexander Mashin is the administrator of the Russian wiki Traditio. He is also an SAP consultant, and has contributed to a number of MediaWiki extensions, including External Data. Links for some of the topics discussed: Traditio (ะขั€ะฐะดะธั†ะธั) Alexander Mashin user page on Traditio External Data MediaWiki extension Alexander Mashin GitHub repository Forked LuaSandbox extension

  • Episode 80: Adam Shorland

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 11 minutes Adam Shorland (also known as Addshore) is the Wikidata and Wikibase tech lead at Wikimedia Deutschland. Links for some of the topics discussed: MediaWiki-Docker-Dev Wikidata "Inside the Alexa-Friendly World of Wikidata" (Wired magazine article, March 2019) Wikidata Walkabout Wikibase WBStack Wikibase installations: Wikibase Registry Rhizome's ArtBase Cradle Wikidata tool "Toward an Abstract Wikipedia" (proposal for Wikilambda/Wikifunctions)

  • Episode 79: Ike Hecht

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 29 minutes Ike Hecht is the founder and CTO of the MediaWiki consulting company WikiTeq, as well as the CTO of the MediaWiki consulting company WikiWorks. He has been doing MediaWiki consulting since 2008. Links for some of the topics discussed: WikiWorks WikiTeq Project Canasta "Extensions by WikiTeq" category UserProtect MediaWiki extension SaveSpinner MediaWiki extension Depth of Simplicity (Ike's 2012 book) "It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it" (taken from Pirkei Avot)