Submissions/Semantic MediaWiki and External Data for IT department

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

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Semantic MediaWiki and External Data for IT department
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Guillaume Beaudoin
E-mail address
solitarius (fr-N, en-2)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
A short presentation on how a MediaWiki is used to help a small IT department in a educational institution. During this presentation, I'll show how we use the wiki platform as a knowledge base. More precisely, I'll illustrate the use of LdapAuthentication to secure the wiki and make it private. How we use the Semantic extensions in that context. And how we use the ExternalData and MSSQLBackCompat extensions to query various system management databases (include VMware Vcenter and Novell ZENworks) to turn SQL queries into semantic information that MediaWiki can use within the wiki itself. I'll also talk about the challenge of maintaining a private wiki outside of Wikipedia for a small organization with limited resources and few users. I'll briefly mention the impact of upcoming changes within the MediaWiki development community on a wiki such as ours. I'll finish by talking about my future roadmap.
Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
10 minutes for the presentation, 15 minutes for questions
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Unlikely but possible depending on employer's approval
Slides or further information (optional)
Special request as to time of presentations

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  1. Yaron Koren (talk) 13:22, 19 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Valid entry (talk) 00:59, 22 March 2012 (UTC) if it doesn't collide with my presentation time[reply]