Having arrived home earlier today, I just wanted to send a quick note
saying a big THANK YOU to the local planning team in Buenos Aires and
to all helpers, for a beautiful, inspiring, fun Wikimania 2009
conference and a great party. The program had way more interesting
talks to offer than I could see (yay video!), the volunteers on the
ground did a fantastic job, the venue was great, and the city was
lovely to explore. I hope you all get some well-deserved rest, but I
can't wait to see what Wikimedia Argentina will come up with next. ;-)
Kudos to all of you!
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
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Hi guys, please don't forget to fill in your surveys and put them in the surveys'box at information desk before leaving.
You can find the survey at the end of the booklet included in the assistant kit.
Thank you, and see you tomorrow.
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I just visited the Wikimania photos on Flickr which I found on
Wikimania 2009 website:
an the first photos are related to the laptop theft. I don't think it
transmits a good image for what was Wikimania (I share the opinion
about the good job done by organizers). Maybe most of you agree with
the photo of the guy who has stolen the laptop at Wikimania's photos
official page (I do not), but at the front page? (at least until more
photos being uploaded)
By the way, if someone is still at Buenos Aires, let me give a piece
of advice. Last Saturday, around 14-15h (oh! if I found enough people
for playing football :-P), while walking with my girlfriend and
another Wikimedian (Alexandre Abdo) at 9 de Julio Avenue, close to 25
de Mayo, I was punched at my face by a guy who asking for money. I was
distracted when he and another guy just appeared and I quickly said
"Yo no tengo" (= "I don't have") - with a bad accent :-P. The guy
holed my arm strongly and my first reaction was to push quickly my arm
away from his fingers (maybe this was my stupid movement, which I
don't recommend). I was very surprised by this guy reaction. It didn't
hurt that much and everything got fine. Maybe I was just unlucky, but
I think I should share this with people still in Buenos Aires.
Besides this incident, I loved Buenos Aires city and Wikimania event!
Someday I'll visit the city more carefully.
Following Daniel's request, I'll make a simpler one: send me your slides
(in whatever format), I'll upload them to Commons for you.
If you don't say anything, I'll assume that they're licensed under
How are you all? Is anyone interested in playing a football (soccer in
US) match tomorrow after lunch (beginning around 14-15h)? Do
argentinians know some place where we could play a match? Maybe it's
more likely to have a number of people for playing futsal.
Maybe we could anticipate Brazil vs. Argentina game happening soon at
the beginning of Semptember. :-) At least 4 Brazilians could play (I
couldn't ask all Brazilians here at Wikimania). Sure everyone
interested would be welcome.