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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 104: Wolfgang Fahl

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 35 minutes Wolfgang Fahl is the director and founder of the software training and consulting company BITPlan, and a research assistant at RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfรคlische Technische Hochschule) in Germany. Links for some of the topics discussed: BITPlan BITPlan Wiki SMWCon list of attendees Test-driven development ConfIDent Openresearch ConferenceCorpus project WikiCFP geograpy Cynefin framework Blazegraph SPARQL Gremlin query language

  • Episode 103: BTB Digest 16

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 30 minutes It's another BTB Digest! Clips from Between the Brackets episodes from last year, including: Igor Absorto talking about open source development, Bill Pirkle explaining the WMF's API Platform initiative; Ziko van Dijk defining "wiki"; Bryan Hilderbrand learning lessons from Dilbert; and Jonathan Wilson praising the benefits of DIY.

  • Episode 102: Jared Olson

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 1 minute Jared Olson is a senior consultant at the military consulting firm DSoft, who is currently working with the United States Space Force. Before that he worked for NASA. Links for some of the topics discussed: DSoft U.S. Space Force Wikipedia article Platform One, Air Force "USSF Tactical Doctrine Wiki" (YouTube video), EMWCon Spring 2021 Meza

  • Episode 101: Between the Brackets 2021 Holiday Special

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 38 minutes It's the holiday special! End-of-the-year recap, seasonal public domain music, and we discover the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Episode 100: Yaron Koren

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 2 hours 2 minutes After 100 episodes, it's finally my turn to be on the show! I (Yaron) am a MediaWiki - and more specifically "Enterprise MediaWiki" - developer, consultant, author, evangelist and of course podcaster. My interviewer, Ike Hecht, is a fellow MediaWiki consultant and developer who was himself on episode 79. Links for some of the topics discussed: WikiWorks Discourse DB Working with MediaWiki SMWCon EMWCon Docker Cargo Semantic Drilldown Miga "'Data is data' and the future of data browsing" (SMWCon Spring 2013 talk) Approved Revs

  • Episode 99: Marshall Miller and Ankan Ghosh Dastider

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 13 minutes Marshall Miller is the product manager for the Growth team at the Wikimedia Foundation. Ankan Ghosh Dastider is a community ambassador with the Growth team for the Bengali-language Wikipedia. Links for some of the topics discussed: Wikimedia Foundation Growth team Growth features Metrics for usage and impact of Growth features Growth team talk page (comments welcome) ORES

  • Episode 98: Jonathan Wilson

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 25 minutes Jonathan Wilson is a British solicitor who runs the wiki Mental Health Law Online. Links for some of the topics discussed: Mental Health Law Online MHLO Cargo tables BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute) BAILII Case Law Search MHLO CPD scheme MHLO Forum

  • Episode 97: Bryan Hilderbrand

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 11 minutes Bryan Hilderbrand runs the wiki consulting company TeGnosis, and is also a project manager for the wiki consulting company WikiWorks. Before becoming a consultant, he was a mechanical engineer (and MediaWiki maintainer) at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench. Links for some of the topics discussed: TeGnosis WikiWorks Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) - Wikipedia article Page Exchange MediaWiki extension WatchAnalytics MediaWiki extension Who Wrote That? browser extension Grapevine winery wiki

  • Episode 96: Ziko van Dijk

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 1 hour 16 minutes Ziko van Dijk is a historian and wiki expert and consultant. From 2011 to 2014 he served as president of the Wikimedia Netherlands chapter, and is the co-founder of the German online children's encyclopedia Klexikon. He is the author of several books, most recently the 2021 book Wikis und die Wikipedia verstehen: Eine Einfรผhrung. Links for some of the topics discussed: Ziko van Dijk homepage Ziko van Dijk user page on Meta-Wiki Ziko van Dijk YouTube channel Klexikon Children's Wikipedia (list of previous proposals) Wikis und die Wikipedia verstehen Free PDF of the book

  • Episode 95: BTB Digest 15

    ๐Ÿ•‘ 24 minutes It's another BTB Digest! Robert Heine lays out his data structures, Nischay Nahata discusses his approach to in-wiki emailing, Ilana Fried talks about new features on Wikisource, Peter Meyer wishes for a general U.S. government wiki, Daisy Chen discusses WMF user research, and more.