I was very sorry that real-world scheduling conflicts prevented me from
attending the Wikimania conference in Buenos Aires last month. I was
disappointed that I did not have the opportunity to meet and interact with
many of my fellow Wikipedians/Wikimedians worldwide.
For those who may be interested, the talk I had planned to give at this
year's conference -- and hope I will have the opportunity to give at a
future Wikimania -- would have been similar to the talk I gave a month
earlier at the 2009 Wikiconference New York. The video of that talk has now
been posted and is available at:
The (somewhat pompous) title of the talk is "Wikipedia, the Internet, and
the Future of Privacy."
(Later in the day, there was a session where I answered some questions
regarding my talk. The video for the Q&A is not yet available, but I will
post the link to it when it is.)
I hope this may be of interest and again, I hope to meet many of you at a
future Wikimania. (And now I am off to today's New York meet-up in a few
Brion Vibber, 04/09/2009 20:51:
> I would definitely encourage everybody to upload slides and link them
> with the video versions; PDF slides can be uploaded directly to Commons
> and can now be viewed inline as well as downloading them.
Yes, please! They'll be included also in the proceeding's page on
Wikimania wiki (very nice).
You can also upload here:
you have copyright problems (e.g. copyrighted embedded screenshots or
Indeed, what Florence & everyone said -- this year's Wikimania was
fantastic. There were several details that especially shone:
- the great swag; the book was my favorite part
- the welcome dinner and all the nice information for arriving attendees
- the tight moderation & room volunteer team, who kept everything
cracking along on schedule; this team of folks deserves extra applause
- simultaneous translation!!!
- videos of all the talks!!!!
- the great common areas
- coffee all the time :)
I also heard lots of praise for the conference program, and for the
city itself. I also know a lot of work got done, and hundreds of
interesting conversations were had; I hope a lot of good results come
out of this year's conference.
Most of the details I listed above are based on ideas that have come
out of past wikimanias; so I'd encourage everyone to post their
feedback (let's start http://wikimania2009.wikimedia.org/wiki/Feedback
for survey-feedback, as well as
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimania_2011)... and if you're
interested, please help out with the planning for next year and future
conferences if you can.
Thanks again to an organized, dedicated and responsive team that spent
the past 18 months working on this conference; your hard work
definitely paid off.
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Florence Devouard<anthere(a)anthere.org> wrote:
> Nathan wrote:
>> I wasn't there, but I'll echo Erik, Ting and Jerry - from everything
>> I've read, the organizers did a great job and really represented the
>> Wikimedia community well. Thanks for your hard work and
>> congratulations on a job well done.
> After having been a member of the past 5 Wikimanias, I have to outline
> how nicely organized everything was. Indeed, the bar is raised very very
> high now for the future events.
> Great program, great people, great food, great parties. Even
> unexpectedly warm winter weather. Patricio, you were worried the first
> day about the two event location... that was no trouble whatsoever.
> Thank you as well for the videos and live streaming, and for the
> translation service.
> Yeah, all of you guys did a great job !
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this was awesome, btw; thanks 2010 :-)
general thoughts: it would be really cool if attendees, remote and
onsite, could post post-mortem thoughts, ideas, and requests here:
I don't know if there's an online place yet to share survey resutls (I
still have mine!), but if not, they could be linked from that page.
It would be great to see more ideas for cities, questions about
criteria, interest in being on the jury, etc. and to have more public
discussion about all of this over the coming year. New blood is
essential, to good processes and good documentation.
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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