If you're registered to Wikimania and planning to come but not confirmed yet
(completion of payment), please check the following page for details about
transportation from the airports:
for any questions, please use the talk page or email us at Wikimania-info at
wikimedia dot org
On behalf of Wikimania 2008 Organization team
All people who have registered (with or without accomodation) before
or on June 15 and received a confirmation email, have booked
It is still possible to register *with* accomodation. However, since
the rooms are no longer guarentueed, please contact the registration
team before making payments. This is to make sure there is still a
free spot for you in one of the accomodations nearby the venue. Please
contact the team at wikimania-registration at wikimedia dot org.
I could not find the timetable for the train between Cairo and
Alexandrina. Does anyone have a link to provide or can tell what is the
latest time a train leaves Cairo on Sundays ? and on Mondays ?
please see the travel coordination
This includes a timeline, but the scaling is bad. Could someone please
take a look at it and fix it? The table worked great last year!
Once that is done, please invite everybody to add their data too!
On OTRS (wikimania-info queue) I got a question about the
accessibility with wheelchairs both in the venue (I assume this is OK)
and the transport between cairo and alexandria.
is the ticket. Could someone from the local team help out with this?
This attendee also would like a mobile phone number for emergencies.
If someone can help me with helping this lady, please :) Thanks a lot!
It is simply common courtesy to respond to everyone to applied, letting them
know whether they were granted a scholarship or not. Not everyone is
subscribed to this list, for example. I am rather shocked that at least a
general "We are sorry, but we are unable to fund you" email is not being
sent out to those who did not receive scholarships.
I agree. Even a mail merge email would do the trick.
----- Original Message ----
From: Awadewit <awadewit(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 8, 2008 11:29:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania-l Digest, Vol 32, Issue 3
It is simply common courtesy to respond to everyone to applied, letting them know whether they were granted a scholarship or not. Not everyone is subscribed to this list, for example. I am rather shocked that at least a general "We are sorry, but we are unable to fund you" email is not being sent out to those who did not receive scholarships.
I have a little problem concerning staying in Egypt after Wikimania: I have
guaranteed lodging with a friend of my family who lives in Cairo, but as far
as I know she'll be working all day and therefore not available for
sightseeing. Now, I am the first to admit that I am the most scatterbrained,
absent-minded person ever; I also freely admit that I get lost in
supermarkets (even the one I use every week). I really, truly do. I am
infamous for turning a street corner and then wondering which way I had come
from. Family members place bets on how far I am from my intended destination
whenever I go out. Honestly. I am afraid that if I go out alone in Cairo I
will get seriously lost.
My point is, are there any Wikimedians thinking of staying on in
Cairo/elsewhere in Egypt after Wikimania? And if there is, would they mind
having me tag along while sightseeing?
I asked on the Wikimania IRC channel if it was OK to send this e-mail to the
list. They said yes, but I apologize if anyone finds it too off-topic. Feel
free to e-mail me directly if you wish to do so.