On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee, I would like to encourage anyone in our community
who is interested in hosting Wikimania 2015 to consult the revised timeline and Judging Criteria that
are now posted at:
We would also like to emphasize the need for communication with prospective hosts during the bidding
process. Assistance with preparing your bid and answering questions shoud be directed to me,
the WMF conference coordinator. Please get in touch in January and February!
The Jury Committee has been selected and will be evaluating the proposals in March.
Thanks for your attention and best wishes for the new year!
WMF Conference Coordinator
I would like to announce the members of Wikimania 2014 Scholarship
Committee, who will be responsible for reviewing applications and then
making recommendations to the scholarship-granting bodies.
* Katie Chan (UK)
* Jean-Frédéric Berthelot (France)
* Christopher Cooper (UK)
* Roberto Corda (Italy)
* Kudpung (Thailand)
* Iván Martínez (Mexico)
* David Richfield (South Africa)
* Cherian Tinu Abraham (India)
* Osmar Valdebenito (Argentina)
* Muhammed Yahia (Egypt)
* Ellie Young (WMF Conference coordinator)
* Jessie Wild (WMF Staff)
More information on scholarship applications will be made available on
the Wikimania 2014 wiki soon. We are looking to open applications early
in the new year.
For the Scholarship Committee,
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I would say that if we were to set a requirement in this day and age it
would be that video should be live streamed and immediatly (and
permanently) accessible. If I understood it correctly, in London this
will be the case through a Youtube premium account. That should be
repeatable from the same service (or another, like Bambuser that we in
WMSE is using) for all coming events.
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On 13 dec 2013 22:59 "Deryck Chan" <deryckchan(a)wikimedia.hk> wrote:
> For the case of Wikimania 2013, we did outsource video-recording and
> streaming to SocRec, a local video journalism group. The streamed
> are still available on the SocRec website, and they left a HDD with
> the footage at the end of Wikimania.
> d be that
> A 3-9 month delay between the end of Wikimania and the uploading of
> videos has been the case for many past Wikimanias. One of the main
> concerns is cost: it would be considerably more expensive to contract
> the filming company to do all the post-production.
> If enough Wikimaniacs think it is important to have the videos
> promptly, then it may be an idea for WMF to set aside funding for
> someone to work in the WMF datacenter after Wikimania to process and
> upload the videos... (I say in the datacenter rather than as part of
> recording contract, because as many WM13 attendees have found, average
> upload speed from HK to WMF servers is less than 10kB/s)
> On 13 December 2013 19:36, Nathan <<nawrich(a)gmail.com>> wrote:
> > It should be a bid criteria in the future for the host team to have
> > a
> > contractor capture video and make it available in a widely
> > accessible
> > manner. Time after time volunteers take on this burden but fail to
> > follow through once the conference is over, and of course there is
> > no
> > accountability or after the fact alternative.
We want to use some of videos of Wikimania 2013 sessions in an
upcoming event but still and after four months  it hasn't been
uploaded yet (I searched in youtube and wikimania2013 wiki).
Can someone give me an date for uploading? or Am I wrong and it has
been published somewhere I didn't notice?
 compare to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35T7ceVT5jU from
Wikimania 2012 that published on Aug 21, 2012 and the presentation was
held on Thursday, July 12, 2012
I think the archives are available too.
It was way back in August. We're in December. Perhaps we're still waiting
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On Dec 12, 2013 12:28 PM, nkansahrexford(a)gmail.com wrote:
I think this video issue was resolved some time ago.
Since its a volunteer work, persons who wanna watch the videos are forced
to compromise even if it'll be ready the following year.
Someone has volunteered, so until his or her time permits, ALL the videos
won't be ready to watch at least for the end user.
@lodewijk, that's how I understood your last reply to my previous message
in some thread past. Kindly correct me if I'm wrong.
I think Derrick can clarify things more as well.
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On Dec 12, 2013 11:24 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <nemowiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Kris Cheng, 12/12/2013 11:58:
I just asked. The videos are all 1080p and as big as 800 gb so it's
> stuck there.
Stuck there where? Why can't you just upload them on archive.org and let
their system do the necessary conversions/other users download and edit
them as needed?
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The committee met this evening and is happy to announce that it chose
We received many applications (11 from new candidates) and it was really
tough to choose from all the great people.
We decided to create a jury of 9 members including 4 "oldbies" (=
previous Wikimania jury experience), 4 "newbies" plus 1 WMF staff member.
Accordingly, the following people are welcome to form the future jury
selecting Wikimania 2015 bid.
* Orsolya Gyenes
* Manuel Schneider
* Deror Avi
* Jeromy-Yu Chan
* Netha Hussain
* Victoria Levant
* Richard Sydmonds
* Ralf Roletschek
* Ellie Young
We would like to thank all candidates. Individual emails will be send to
On 11/2/13 12:44 AM, James Forrester wrote:
> Forwarding for info.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: James Forrester <jdforrester(a)gmail.com>
> Date: 1 November 2013 18:43
> Subject: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers
> To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <
> Dear all,
> Soon we will be kicking off the selection process for deciding where we
> will hold Wikimania 2015.
> The Requests for Proposals (RfP) is being written right now, and will be
> coming out soon, but in this e-mail we would like to invite volunteers to
> serve on the selection jury. The jury will select the winning bid based
> on published criteria, reviewing the bids from January onwards until the
> final selection is made in April 2014.
> This is roughly 30-40 hours' work, and is key to us making Wikimania a
> strong, healthy community conference that we all can enjoy. The Wikimania
> Committee will select a jury that is a balanced representation of the
> community, from a diverse range of backgrounds, sexes, languages, cultures
> and regions of the world.
> The main criteria are as follows:
> * You want to help make Wikimania as great a celebration of the community
> as we can make it;
> * You can represent some of the Wikimedia community's varied projects and
> * You have some experience of community events, meetings, conferences, or
> want to learn;
> * You have some free time during the selection period, especially late
> March and early April; and
> * You are not closely involved in any bid (it's a conflict of interest).
> If you would like to serve on the jury, please e-mail Florence Devouard
> (off-list) [[Wikipedia:User:Anthere]] at fdevouard @ wikimedia.org by 12
> November. We will announce the jury in two weeks' time.
> Please help us by translating this message and passing it on to your wiki's
> community for those that don't read these mailing lists.
> Thank you, and good luck to all Bids.
>  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015
>  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids
>  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_jury
> On behalf of the Wikimania Committee.
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