I am out of the office until 07/30/2012.
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I couldn't find a suitable page on the wm2012 wiki for this .. but I
thought I would invite people who I met during Wikimania to connect on
various social media platforms:
Please add me on whichever you deem appropriate. Note if I don't recognise
you I might not accept the request, so please send me a note telling me who
you are if you think it might not be obvious!
In case anyone isn't sure, I was the slightly bald Australian, who you may
have met at:
- Wikipedia Takes Manhattan (6th-8th) including Wiki Worlds Fair (7th)
- WCA meeting (11th)
- Google Reception (11th) and subsequent city walk with Katie
- Wikia Party (12th)
- Wikimedia Asia lunch (13th)
- Buffalo Billiards (14th)
- Unconference - Session with Andrew Lih which became a "newbies
- Dinner with WMUK people (15th)
If there is somewhere else I should be posting this, please let me know :)
We are in need of revamping the Wikimania Scholarships Process, and your
help is needed! Please participate in the discussion on meta:
Talk to you on meta -
Every year, the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Chapters, and outside
organizations sponsor the attendance of individuals to the international
Wikimania conference. In 2012, over 150 scholarships were awarded to
recipients from over 60 countries. These scholarship recipients were chosen
from 1,113 applications. Each recipient was selected primarily on the basis
of his/her participation in the Wikimedia projects and his/her future goals
for participating in the Wikimedia movement. The scholarship recipients
were chosen through a confidential application and selection process run by
the Wikimania Scholarship Review Committee. The committee was composed by
Wikimedia volunteers and one Wikimedia Foundation staff.
 For more information on the 2012 scholarship process, see the April
blog post: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/04/25/wikimania-2012-scholarships/
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*8th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym)*
August 27-29 -- Linz, Austria
Call for Participation: Early Registration Deadline is July 29
The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) is
the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies. In
2012, WikiSym celebrates its 8th year of scholarly, technical and community
innovation in Linz, Austria. We are excited this year to be collocated
with Ars Electronica, the premier digital art and science meeting that
attracts over 35,000 attendees per year. WikiSym will take place in Linz,
Austria at the Ars Electronica Center.
More details about attending can be found at:
http://www.wikisym.org/ws2012/bin/view/Main/Attending or by following the
@WikiSym twitter account.
Wikisym is a leading conference in understanding how individuals, groups,
organizations and society can use information and communication technology
to enable novel and meaningful collaboration and collective action.
Researchers and practitioners from all over the world have gathered
together in these meetings to discuss and display their insights into this
important area of inquiry.
The conference program will include a peer-reviewed research track,
experience reports, workshops, posters, demos, a doctoral consortium,
invited keynotes and panel speakers. As always, the participant-organized
Open Space track will run throughout the conference. Evening social events
will follow, becausewiki folks know the value of a good party for sparking
conversation and collaboration. Finally, WikiSym co-occurs with Ars
Electronica, and we are arranging experiences where conference attendees
can enjoy this innovative and unusual event.
Topics include all aspects of the people, tools, contexts, and content that
comprise open collaboration systems. For example:
- Collaboration tools and processes
- Social and cultural aspects of collaboration
- Collaboration beyond text: images, video, sound, etc.
- Communities and workgroups
- Knowledge and information production
- New media literacies
- Open source software development and use
- Education and Open Educational Resources
- E-government, open government, and public policy
- Law/Intellectual Property (including Creative Commons)
- Journalism (including participatory journalism)
- Art and Entertainment (including collaborative and audience-involved
- Science (including collaboratories)
- Publishing (including open access and open review models)
- Business (including open and collaborative management styles)
Brian C. Keegan
Ph.D. Student - Media, Technology, & Society
School of Communication, Northwestern University
Science of Networks in Communities, Laboratory for Collaborative Technology
Hi post-Wikimaniacs in NYC,
I would like to share tickets to this awesome Circus-Cabaret thing on
Thursday night in NYC at 9:30pm (right after the Wikidata event):
I belong to a local theatre club thing, which means I can get these
tickets for $5 each, rather than $59 each.
I can get up to four tickets, which means the first three people who
reply will be in with me. Locals are welcome too, but priority goes
to out-of-town visitors!
I currently have an AT&T prepaid phone with $3 balance remaining (balance rechargable),
that I bought as a "burner". This phone is not very useful to me anymore, because the
account will expire before I ever use it again.
However, the phone might be useful to some wikimedia chapter in .us for guests? Who wants this
as a donation?
In other news, I still have a total of $30+ on a metro pass and smartpass,
which I assume is not recoverable. Would wikimedia wasington like to have these as a