The past couple of days I have been working on collecting information
about each of the Wikimanias, as well as documenting the history of
bids and conference ideas, to produce a concise and complete "history
of Wikimania" page. It's on meta:
If you helped out with organizing, remember what went on at one or
more of the conferences, or are just willing to help copy information
over from one of the Wikimania-wikis, please help fill this page out!
I want to try and get our collective knowledge about five years of
Wikimania written down in one place. Please also add fields for
information I may have forgotten, translations, etc. etc.
And my apologies if there are any mistakes, I am doing this mostly from memory.
- phoebe s. ayers | phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
The Library of Alexandria (and Moushira and Abdel Rahman in particular)
helped organize and host an Arabic Wikipedia day yesterday... if I read
correctly, people contributed roughly 685 new articles in a day, and 4200
this month (increasing the project size by almost 1% in a day! and 6% this
month). I looked at a selection from today, and nothing seemed scripted,
/many/ contributors added new articles, including a number of anons. And
it's good to see that the obligations imposed by the heavier volume is being
I think Khaled Hosny and EGLUG in Cairo helped put on their own Wikipedia
day(s?) earlier in August. There was certainly discussion of
Arabic-language editing drives at Wikimania in Alexandria, but it's pretty
awesome to see it taking place -- barnraisings are a good spectator sport
(and motivation to practice a new language :-). Congrats to everyone
involved, browsing the results made my night.
(who heard about the event but forgot during the day, and was reminded by
the sitenotice when browsing ar:wp for something quite different...)