Wikimania is an annual global event devoted to Wikimedia projects
around the globe (including Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews,
Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons, and MediaWiki). The
conference is a community gathering, giving the editors, users
and developers of Wikimedia projects an opportunity to meet each
other, exchange ideas, report on research and projects, and
collaborate on the future of the projects. The conference is open
to the public, and is a chance for educators, researchers,
programmers and free culture activists who are interested in the
Wikimedia projects to learn more and share ideas about the
This year's conference will be held JULY 9-11, 2010 in Gdansk,
Poland at Polish Baltic Philharmonic. For more information, please
visit the official Wikimania 2010 site:
Wikimania 2010 will be a mix of submitted talks, open space
meetings, birds of a feather groups, and lightning talks.
Submissions will be discussed and selected in an informal process
on the wiki. If your submission is not added to the schedule, you
will still have many opportunities to bring topics forward
* Deadline for submitting workshop, tutorial, panel and
presentation proposals: May 20
* Notification of acceptance: May 25 (workshops), May 31
(panels, tutorials, presentations)
* All proposals and presentations will be welcome in the
Open Space track of the conference, whether or not they
are accepted in this initial process.
Submissions will be reviewed informally by a team of volunteers.
This year Wikimania will offer three tracks for submissions for
members of wiki communities and interested observers to share
their own experiences and thoughts and to present new ideas:
People and Community
The People and Community track provides a unique forum for
discussing topics related to people using/building wikis.
Relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the
* Wiki Community: Conflict resolution and community dynamics;
reputation and identity;
* Wiki Outreach: Promotion of wikis and Wikimedia projects among
the general public;
* North meets south, east meets west: How can people of a
different cultural background create an encyclopedia according
to common rules? Same subject in the eye of different cultures.
* Special: Wikipedia in Central/Eastern Europe: this theme will
provide a forum to present and discuss the latest progress of
Wikis in the central/eastern European community.
Knowledge and Collaboration
The Knowledge and Collaboration track aims to promote research
and find exciting ideas related to knowledge...
* Wiki Content: New ways to improve content quality, credibility;
legal issues and copyrights (is free knowledge free?); use of
the content in education, journalism, research;
* Semantic Wikis: The use of semantic web technologies, linked
data; semantic annotation and metadata (in particular manual
vs. automated approaches).
The Infrastructure track at Wikimania will provide a forum where
both researchers and practitioners can share new approaches,
applications, and explore how to make Wiki access ever more
* MediaWiki development: issues related to MediaWiki development
* Moving beyond MediaWiki: what other Wiki-like platforms exist;
what tools and features do we need for collaboration on
different types of knowledge?
* Mobile Wikis: The Web is moving off the desktop and into mobile
phones, how we use wikis on mobile devices?; wiki-based
Augmented Reality (AR) applications, location based services
* User Interface Design: Usability and user experience;
accessibility, adaptive interfaces and personalization; novel
Please note that Wikimania 2010 is co-located with WikiSym, The
International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. More
information about WikiSym can be found on the conference website:
SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
To submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop, panel or
tutorial, please visit:
Thank you for helping make Wikimania 2010 a successful event. :-)
See you in Gdansk, July 9-11!
Wikimania 2010 Gdansk
The ashcloud disrupted many things, including the chapters meeting...
and among other things it distracted a bunch of people who are on the
wikimania jury :) We're not going to reach a decision by the original
announcement date (next Tuesday)... I'm guessing discussions can be
wrapped up in two weeks from now. Stay tuned. Sorry guys (especially
since I know all the bids have worked really really hard).
As always, questions to the jury can go through me or to individual
2011 Wikimania Jury moderator (non-voting, cat-herder)
WikiSym 2010: July 7-9 | http://wikisym.org/ws2010http://phoebeayers.info | phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
Hi Wikimania2010 organizing team,
do you have a plan to provide the broader audience with live streaming
from the venue? If not yet,
would you like to organize it or to help people interested in set it up?
I wonder if we in Japan can manage a meeting to watch a live streaming
of opening ceremony together
at a local conference which is eventually scheduled on July 9 and 10.
It will be around 16h at the local time, unless this year it happens
in the Polish afternoon,
and it won't be difficult to set up a meeting for people in Japan.
Already some people have showed an inerest.
On the other hand I have no webcam nor experience of streaming, so
your help will be great, and besides that,
I think streaming the conference will be great: in 2005 I enjoyed very
much webradio from the venue.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Britty (in Japanese)
Quote of the Day (English): http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/WQ:QOTD
This is a friendly reminder that the period for acceptance of Wikimania
2010 Scholarship Applications is ending on *April 11, 2010* at 23:59:59
UTC. After that time, applications will not be accepted.
You can read all about scholarships here at
<http://wikimania2010.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships>, as well as find
a link to the application page.
Saper just mentioned that a CfP is drafted and will be uploaded to the
wiki tomorrow. In the meantime I spruced up the discussion about the
conference theme and balanced its three topic areas (which I like),
I'm interested in helping identify potential speakers who could
inspire great conversations around these core topics -- is anyone else
interested and available this weekend to discuss? We should start
reaching out (in some cases to audiences we've never invited to a wiki
conference before) asap.
2010/4/2 Casey Brown <lists(a)caseybrown.org>:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:56 AM, Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm surprised http://wikimania2010.wikimedia.org/wiki/Call_for_Participation
>> is still blank. Last year, submissions were accepted from March 1st.
>> What's the timeline for this year?
> Has the Program committee even been formed yet? I'm not sure that it
> has. (CCing to the local team's mailing list at wikimania2010.pl.)
> Casey Brown
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