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Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord

I'm Chief Architect with AboutUs, a wiki startup based in Portland Oregon.

We have over 8 million pages on our wiki and more than 3 million unique visitors per month. We've made a lot of custom extensions to mediawiki, but haven't given any of them back yet :-( I'm here at wikimania to connect with other folks who hack on mediawiki every day and begin to contribute back to the mediawiki core.

One reason we've been slow to give back is that a lot of our code uses ruby to interact with the mediawiki database directly and that makes it gnarly enough to deploy that we haven't bothered rolling stuff up.