On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 12:21 AM,
> Sure. I'm totally not going to try to rail-road this discussion (or
> maybe it should be on-wiki?) by announcing a Jury when we're not sure
> how we'll proceed. :-)
> James D. Forrester
> jdforrester(a)wikimedia.org | jdforrester(a)gmail.com
> [[Wikipedia:User:Jdforrester|James F.]]
There were some useful responses to James' initial message, but I think the
end result (through nobody's intention) was to get us off track from
selecting a jury for 2013. There are a number of groups working on bids
; I think it would be a good thing to get a jury announced so they (we?
) can begin laying out the process and guiding toward a decision.
This is not intended to dismiss the important "meta issue" about how
locations are selected. I agree with what has been said, that it is too
late to impose some sort of rotation system for the 2013 process; but I do
think it's an idea well worth some deeper consideration. I think that
having an active jury would be beneficial to arriving at a well-considered
decision on that, so I really don't see a conflict here.
I'm hoping to hear from some other folks here: should we encourage James F.
to resume his planned course, and select/announce a jury ASAP, without
prejudice toward the question of whether a rotation system is implemented
Jan-Bart? Perhaps a plate of stroopwafels will help move the discussion
 I have thrown my name in the ring and would like to have a decision
soon, since it will affect how I spend my next few months.
It’s that time of year, everyone! We’re making great progress on
Wikimania planning, and you should see registration coming open in the
next few weeks. We’d like to identify and invite our keynotes in the
next few weeks as well, so we have a request for anyone who’s planning
to participate. Who would you like to see as a keynote speaker, and
why would you like to hear that person speak? Contribute your
suggestions to http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schedule/Keynote
by January 7, 2012.
There are a few special guidelines for this nomination process that
may be different from other nominations in which you’ve participated
in the past. First and foremost, the Program Committee is only
requesting positive information on nominees. If you have something to
share that might reflect negatively on a keynote candidate, please
send it through email or another private channel. You’ll also note
that the nomination page does not make use of wikitable markup; we’d
like to encourage active participation by many members of the
community, including those who might be stymied by markup that can
seem intimidating to new users. Additionally, we recognize that this
is a very short period for nominations.
Interested in joining the Wikimania 2012 Program Committee to help
make decisions like these and shape a program that will be most
meaningful to you? Just let me know!
Program Committee Chair, Wikimania 2012
*I happy to announce that all the videos from Wikimania 2011 in Haifa are
now available on our channel in YouTube!: http://www.youtube.com/WikimediaIL
Next week I will send a HDD with all the footage and the edited videos to
the WMF so they will have a copy for archive and so they can upload it to
*Don't forget also to check our Flickr stream!:
On the schedule you will find links to the videos:
Also, on each submissions page there is a links to the video, slides and
Etherpad (if available). *For the presenter who didn't upload their slides
yet, please do so and update your submissions page.*
*** Bonus! - a video clip that we made after Wikimania to summarize the
(amazing!) beach party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-MzHGA6fc ***
It was harder than we thought - to record 3 days, in 5 simulation
High-Definition cameras, and than edit, upload and tag them - really not an
easy thing. What we thought will take us few weeks, took about 2 months -
but I'm happy that we finish with that finally :)
I think now we've made this step, we finished our commitment to the
community and to the conference participants. I Hope everyone will enjoy
and will found our (hard) work useful. I personally going to find time to
watch some of lectures... (a tip for Wikimania organizers - don't plan to
attend session during the conference, you will fail :).
And some statistics:
We have about 2TB of footages, 135GB of edit videos, all of them are in HD.
During the confrtence we produce 3 summaries video clips (and one more
Until now the videos on our YouTube channel had been watched more than
16,000 times and our Flickr stream, who have 1,425 photos been seen more
than 83,000 times!
Thanks everyone for the great opportunity to have this conference in Haifa,
and good luck to the great guys in D.C next year!
Wikimania 2011 local team
(probably the last time i'm going to use this title...)
I agree that in theory a full year should be enough, but in practice we
have some people who need a long time to get visa's sorted for travel to
certain countries. Yes we should be able to get some sort of pre early bird
process for such people, but in the absence of that it would help to bring
the whole process forward.
On 15 December 2011 11:15, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org> wrote:
> Nah, lets not wind ourselves up unnecessarily. There is still plenty of
> time - as long as the winners are known around june/july. A full year
> should be enough to organize a Wikimania.
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