Lost and Found: if you lost something at Wikimania and it has yet to
be found, please let us know (off-list).
Facebook: If you made it to Wikimania, please add your photo to the
facebook ... so that people who were overloaded with new faces and
names can figure out how to get in touch with you again.
Blogs, essays, other thoughts: aside from those of you who have
already promised reports (you know who you are :-), please link to any
blog posts or essays you have published relating to Wikimania from the
group conference blog, in a post or as an external link:
Other photos: please upload freely-licensed Wikimania photos to the
Wikimedia Commons, tag them "Wikimania 2006", and link to them from
the blog external links section... or find creative ways to use them
in informational articles.
Posters: if you provided a poster, I likely have it. If you don't
want it to be discarded / want something special done with it, let me
Wikimania Awards: There will be some form of Wikimania Awards again
next year, for the best free content and media written, captured,
relicensed, and uploaded to Wikimedia projects between now and next
Wikimania. It's not too early to start planning for it now.
Dear Wikimaniacs near and far,
Thanks to all for making Wikimania an amazing event this year. It was
more fun than a barrel of edit-warriors from Gdansk... who probably
showed up Saturday night. We had over 450 attendees, a quarter of
them from outside the US; over 50 journalists & media groups on-site;
85 presentations, workshops, and panels; 25 posters and 40 last-minute
lightning presentations; two great parties including robots and
holograms; a scavenger hunt full of info <hmm>; a Web 1.0 elevator
pitch-off judged by time-travelling VCs, Wikimania Awards for great
free-content media and writing judged by Wikipedians and Creative
Commoners, and the 17th annual world Calvinball championship. And 40
amazing volunteers who helped things run smoothly all year.
You can find media archives online. We have raw video for the two
main rooms, but this is not yet online; however audio is available for
Video of the Web 1.0 elevator pitch-off will be available soon (Finne?)
We are working on the proceedings; some full presentations are
available already, and the discussions are not over -- all
presentations are open to comment. A document with most of the
abstracts in one package will be available soon online.
Finally, your feedback is appreciated, whether you attended in person
or remotely, in English or in other languages :
PS -- if you are inspired to launch a bid for your own favorite city
to host Wikimania next year, rough guidelines are up and cities are
being selected within the next 6 weeks (!!):
PPS - if you couldn't make it to Wikimania, and haven't filled your
wiki quotient for the summer, there is yet hope. Wikisym is coming up
next week, in Denmark:
Registration is now open, and I'd like to get the "in crowd" processed
before the onslaught brought on by the press release. If there are
any fundamental problems be encountered in the process, I'd rather you
guys find them, rather than some random dude who read about Wikimania
in a magazine.
So by all means, register, but only if your schedule is firm and
you're prepared to shell out the fee for admission:
The conference is over today, and I would like to appreciate all
conference staff, Harvard staff, attendees, and anyone who involved.
Thank you. It was totally interesting conference.
BTW, I still need your help. I lost my eyeglasses. It has emerald
colored stems with black covers.
If you know something about that, please tell me. As far as I
remember, I wore it during sessions of the 1st day, but I realised I
didn't have it on Friday night. I have stayed the 4th floor of Ames
dorm so I think it is may be there, but could be some other sites.
Sorry to bother you.
Thanks in advance.
Hello again online,
thank you for your all efforts to realize the conference. Perhaps I
might be nice for waiting someone more involved to address gratitude,
but so what? <grin> So, thank you again for your all efforts. We did
There are however something to do still now. The Website still needs
your care. Perhaps we might better to modify some pages, just blanking
them or hide 'em at least from the front page? (like [[registration]])
I am not sure the current situation, so want to know how you think -
specially [[staff]] on ground.
If we edit the site or not, [[Wmania:Main page]] was already updated.
Changes are very slight, but each language page needs to care (you
could turn it into redirect to English page, if you are too busy or
just before going out for holiday ...).
URL is: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
* vivemus, mea Lesbia, amemus *
WM06 updates :
We are in the middle of the last of the hacking days. All 40-50
people together have somehow stayed in relatively high-bandwidth
harmony at OLPC each day, with a minimum of media disturbance...
tonight it's time to kick back.
== Events tonight ==
The first conference-wide party is being held at Redline in Harvard
Square, hosted by the Sunlight Foundation. Come by from 9-11 to enjoy
an open bar and say hello to Dan Gillmor, Doc Searls, Ethan Zuckerman,
Micah Sifry, and many others.
For details and directions, see :
== Upcoming events ==
Check out the events page above for other things going on; including
calvinball, a GdGdR danceathon, and the conference party Sat. night at
the MIT Museum with robots and holographs.
== Other notes ==
Marshall Poe's "The Hive" essay in the September Atlantic Monthly is a
good historical read; if you want to see a paper copy, a few will be
available at the poster/demo session tomorrow night.
Dear Wikimania contributors,
(...and others on the list, but this mail is principally directed at
people giving presentations...)
As you may have noticed if you've been keeping an eye on the Wikimania
site, we've been working on building this year's Proceedings. We're now
ready to start adding your slides, the full text of your papers, the
full images for your posters and so on to the Proceedings.
You can send in submissions to us at wikimania-program(a)wikimedia.org;
please send them here rather than uploading them directly to the Wiki so
that we can make sure they end up in the right places and in the right
If you're unsure about what we want these submissions for, where we're
going to put them, what we're going to do with them, then please take a
look at our Guidelines for contributors. This explains in detail where
and in what format to send submissions, what the editing process will be
and how the final result will be licensed.
We've also produced a Style Guide to help you as you prepare your
submissions: this isn't 100% binding as it would be with an academic
publisher, but for the sake of consistency within the Proceedings we'd
like to stick with it as much as possible. Citing sources properly is,
as it should be, non-negotiable.
If you have any questions then please just let me know. (Unfortunately
I'm going to be away from the 5th to the 21st of August, but I'll do my
best to reply quickly.)
School of Modern Languages & Cultures Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 3456
University of Durham Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 3421
New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT, UK WWW: http://nick.frejol.org/
And also all ye nerds already lurking the town now.
[OT] /me is curious those guys have visited Gallery of Hacks @ MIT.
Recently (oh shame) I found a page on meta: Wikimania:Blog. Even after
one year almost, it was fun to read it.
We will have a similar page/blog for this year? Or it exists already?
* vivemus, mea Lesbia, amemus *