The first deadline for Wikimania city is drawing to a close. As of
today, I count only 3 cities running officially, which will, I must
say, make it easier for the shortlist of 3 ;-), but which is sad
because the "unofficial locations sound pretty good.
See here at the bottom of the page for more info :
Well, if we have only three cities entering the contest, we might
decide to shorten the last round to about a week and make a decision
sometime next week.
I am waiting to hear from the "jury" about a possible time on Sunday
2nd October to have a chat/meeting with everyone involved, so please
keep reading this list to know more about what time. It will be on irc
on the #wikimania channel. The idea is to gather to ask questions
about possible missing information, discuss difficulties and
Stay tuned for more wikimania adventures.
PS. "Jury" will be composed of the Board of the Foundation, Elian,
Akl, JeLuF, Austin, Sj and myself.
what are a reasonable expected number for
a) total number of partecipant to next WikiMani (2006)
b) total number differenziating between wiki-users and external (visitors, press, etc.)
c) Number of the partecipant would partecipate for more than one day
What was these figure for the previous WikiMania?
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> We have been working up a bids for East London and Reading to bring
> WikiMania to UK in 2006, and I see Toronto have also put in a strong
> But I can also see Cleveland on a different page! I have just
> discovered their bid today!
> Where are
> 1) the planned bids
> 2) the official bids
> exactly on WikiPedia? Should everything be moved to MetaWiki now??
> Also, what are the deadlines for Wikimania 2006? Where are they
> stated precisely?
> Many thanks!
> Gordon Joly, East London
The bidding process has started at the beginning of this month. (see
All bids should be on meta and follow the rules explained here:
that's also where you will find the official bids, if they are listed,
of course (I just added Cleveland to the list ;-) )
Thank you and hurray for the first European applications!
We have been working up a bids for East London and Reading to bring
WikiMania to UK in 2006, and I see Toronto have also put in a strong
But I can also see Cleveland on a different page! I have just
discovered their bid today!
1) the planned bids
2) the official bids
exactly on WikiPedia? Should everything be moved to MetaWiki now??
Also, what are the deadlines for Wikimania 2006? Where are they
Gordon Joly, East London
I'm writing to you (originally intended to some administrator os
wikimedia) after a suggestion by Luis Arias, of Xwiki.org.
We (Andrea Sterbini, Marco Temperini and myself) are researchers in
Italian universities (AS and MT are computer scientists in Rome, and I
am a physicists in Florence).
AS is collaborating in the development of TWiki, and with MT is
interested in collaborative software and lazy management. I am mainly
interested in self-organization but I'm also developing web tools for
We all are interested in wikis, in how the wiki technology may be used
in enterprises, formation and education and in the patterns that arise
We were thinking in concretizing our interests (mainly developed
extra-work) in an European project, with the goal of to studying some
real test cases (we have contributed in setting up a few of them, others
may be easily found), expecially where the wiki concept is unknown (and
Italy is particularly full of such examples).
An abstract of the project may be found at
There is a call of the European Community well suited for this goal
(Collaborative Working Environments)
But we miss international partners and it is quite late (the deadline is
the 21th of september).
However, we are intersted in carrying on this investigation. Since all
of you have a large experience on wikis, you may have suggestions and
comments that are welcome.
Franco Bagnoli <franco.bagnoli(a)unifi.it>
Dipartimento di Energetica & Centro Dinamiche Complesse
Universita' di Firenze, via S. Marta, 3 I-50139 Firenze, Italy.
Tel. +39 0554796592, fax: +39 0554796342