Submissions/Using a Raspberry Pi as a demo and training Wikipedia server

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 3067 - TO
Title of the submission
Using a Raspberry Pi as a demo and training Mediawiki server
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Geert Van Pamel
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Belgium
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract :

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a fast and popular 64-bit ARM-play card sized single-board computer that usually runs on Raspbian. The Raspberry Pi was first released in 2012 for educational purposes. But the system is so convenient, powerful and practical that more and more hobbyists and professionals use it for various purposes. The latest version even has a built-in Wi-Fi module.

A MediaWiki server can easily be installed for demonstration, development, training, test or experimental purposes.

It is very flexible and can be configured by anyone with (advanced) Linux experience.

The device is fully mobile and can be used conveniently to organize a Wikipedia course where participants practice on a local server, without polluting the online encyclopedia. Participants can connect to a local built-in Wi-Fi access point.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Understand how easily a Raspberry Pi can be used as a MediaWiki server.
Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Linux administration
Length of session
25 minutes
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