Lua on Wikimedia

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From 13 March 2013, Lua was enabled as a templating language on a number of Wikimedia Foundation wikis, including the English Wikipedia. The aim of the day was for interested Wikimedians to find out what Lua is, how it works in terms of wiki templates, and to try their hands on coding some templates in Lua.

Basic information

  • Date: Sunday 19 May 2013, 10am–5pm
  • Venue: Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT
  • Participants: All welcome! For the list of attendees please see below
  • Contacts: Any questions? Please contact Katie Chan on, 020 7065 0990
  • Photos from the day: Here!

Although the day was jointly led by volunteers from London Lua and experienced Wikimedians, the format was fairly informal with each participants sharing their skills and knowledge with the other participants.


Below is the list of sign ups. If you want to see who attended on the day, visit the section here.

  1. Tom Morris
  2. Andrew Gray
  3. Kimi Lawrie
  4. Harry Burt (User:Jarry1250), will try to attend
  5. the wub "?!" 19:54, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
  6. RexxS (talk) - I'll bring a laptop. Any particular software that needs to be installed (e.g. Chrome, Eclipse?)
    I shouldn't have thought so, the built-in editor is pretty good and cross-browser compatible (no guarantees about IE compatibility though!) 22:06, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
    The lack of trains on Sunday mornings means I'll be driving from the West Midlands to Stanmore Tube Station, just off M1 J4 (7 am to 9 am) if anybody en route would like a lift. --RexxS (talk) 20:24, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
  7. Deskana (talk) (email)
  8. Justinc - helping out as part of London Lua
  9. Foxj (talk) 11:49, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  10. Natkabrown (talk) 13:27, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  11. Charles Matthews (talk) 16:10, 13 May 2013 (UTC) Observer.
  12. Mrjohncummings (talk) 23:03, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

There are additional signups from the London Lua Meetup Group provided by Justinc.

  1. Sanyaade Adekoya + 2
  2. Gen Ashley
  3. Richard Melville + 1
  4. Jan Szumiec
  5. Dariusz Wiatrak
  6. Paul Cuthbertson
  7. James Churchman
  8. Satish Srinivasan
  9. Thinesh Gnanasothi
  10. Juvail Leitao
  11. Haroon
  12. Ahmed
  13. angelo chris
  14. Dipak
  15. Sarika Ramniklal
  16. hemal
  17. Ajay
  18. Rahul

Online participation


  • Lunch and refreshments were provided, together with some spare laptops

Additional session

There are currently no plans for another session, but if enough people express an interest that could change. Sign up below if you are interested in another session.

  1. Yaris678 Already made some very small forays into Lua programming onto en.wp
  2. Leutha (talk)