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Submissions/Delivering MediaWiki faster, smoother and better

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Delivering MediaWiki faster, smoother and better

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Rob Lanphier

E-mail address



RobLa-WMF (talk)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Not all of Wikimedia's engineering budget is focused on new features or changes in user interface. A significant part of our engineering capacity (the Platform Engineering group) is dedicated to ensuring the security, stability, maintainability and performance of MediaWiki and related components. Over the course of the past year, Wikimedia Foundation has made significant strides to ensure that new software deployments are less disruptive, more frequent, and result in better performance.

During the past twelve months, we embarked on a number of important initiatives:

During this presentation, I'll take you through the set of things we hoped to accomplish, what we actually accomplished, and what we hope to accomplish in the coming year (still in the planning stages as of this writing), but include a significant amount of performance work, as well as a more pronounced focus on quality assurance. I'll leave plenty of time to answer questions about any and all of these things.

  • Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
http://robla.net/2012/platformeng.svg (better to watch it in Chrome/Chromium than Firefox)
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