Bonjour à tous,
Lors de Wikimania DC 2012, les chapitres francophones se sont rencontrés
pour la première fois avec la volonté de discuter de WP-fr, de nos projets
respectifs et d'une collaboration entre les chapitres francophones de
Wikimédia. Je tâte actuellement le terrain pour voir si nous pourrions nous
rencontrer encore une fois cette année, à Hong Kong. Bien sûr, cette
rencontre est à l'état embryonnaire mais je me porte volontaire pour nous
dénicher un endroit et organiser cette rencontre. Seriez-vous partant ?
Voir la page de la rencontre sur Wikimania
suivre cette page).
At Wikimania DC 2012, the francophone chapters met for the first time with
the aim to discuss WP-fr, our respective projects and collaboration between
francophone Wikimedia chapters. I am currently testing the waters to see if
we could meet again this year in Hong Kong. Of course, this meeting is in
its infancy, but I volunteer for find a place to meet and organize this
meeting. Would you be in?
See page of the meeting on Wikimania
follow this page).
Chargé de projet / Project manager
3450, rue Saint-Denis, suite 180
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3L3
I happened to get this and thought others might like it.
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Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:22:09 +0900
From: Jon Robson <jrobson(a)wikimedia.org>
I just arrived so thought I'd share a few of my findings so far in
case they are useful.
Hong Kong express train is 100HKD and takes you directly to Kowloon or
Hong Kong Station. I'm staying in Hong Kong island at the moment and
grabbed a taxi from the HK station. 3 mile taxi cost me about HKD40.
I'm guessing the airport has them but I arrived jetlagged and late so
I delayed getting one and Des Voeux Road near Central/Hong Kong
station has lots of sim cards with data plans  for all you data
nerds.. I got a data prepaid sim card there from the 3Shop for
HKD$198. It was a little confusing but I'm pretty sure it will cover
me for my whole trip (see if you can decipher the plan - they all look
like this ) It's worth getting one as the mobile Wikipedia Nearby
page shows a few places in need of photos - I already sorted one of
them out :-) .
It's very hot and wearing jeans is the worst idea ever. I just spent a
day in them and from now on I will be wearing 3/4 length cargo pants.
The shopping malls are the best refuges ever in this heat, when
walking make sure one is always nearby.
I already found an awesome Michelin starred dim sum place for all you
dim sum lovers. I'd recommend a visit whilst here .
See you all soon!
I hope everyone is getting excited about Wikimania!
This year for the first time I'm hosting a "presentation clinic", the
day before the conference officially starts.
* Thursday, August 8
* Room N002
The idea is to have some time to practice your Wikimania talk and get
feedback before you deliver it "live". We will also have a discussion
about some general aspects of presenting, including sharing best
practices and tips on things like slides, answering questions, etc.
Practicing a presentation ahead of time can help anyone, even the most
experienced presenters, give a better and more memorable talk. But
especially if you are new to presenting, are nervous about it, or just
want some additional feedback I hope that the clinic will help you
give a better presentation.
It will only be successful though if both experienced and new
presenters attend! So please sign up if you're interested, and
remember to drop by with your presentation on Thursday.
Phoebe Ayers - phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
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See you in Hong Kong!
Global engagement coordinator, Wikimania 2013
Because we're here to show you awesome hospitality, there will be two panic
phones at Wikimania 2013!
(+852) 97657894 - Deryck Chan (general enquiries & HKBU dormitory)
(+852) 90772757 - Samuel Chan (transport & PolyU venue)
If you're in panic, just call either of us regardless of what your problem
actually is. Both of us are prepared to handle any problem our fellow
Wikimaniacs might have :)
*Save these numbers into your phones now!*
Both numbers are temporary numbers which are posted publicly for the
purposes of Wikimania 2013, and will be disposed of afterwards. Our
personal numbers will also remain operational throughout Wikmania.
See you in Hong Kong!
Deryck & Samuel
We invite folks attending Wikimania to join the DevCamp during the
preconference days (August 7-8) at the main conference venue. Newbies,
experienced developers and everyone is welcome.
There will be a series of tutorials on topics including Wikimedia Labs,
Wikidata, security and performance for developers, pywikipedia, Lua, OAuth
and content handler.
You do not have to do anything special to register for DevCamp. Just show
up! (though you are welcome to add your name on the DevCamp wiki page):
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
@wikimediadc / @wikidata
I definitely want to get a local SIM card, will there be enough English labeling for me to figure out which one I need at a 7-11? Thanks!
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----- Reply message -----
From: "Andrew Lih" <andrew(a)andrewlih.com>
To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <wikimania-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikimania-l] Panic phones!
Date: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:46 PM
Definitely worth buying a local SIM for phone service, mainly because it's
so cheap in HK. As long as you have an unlocked GSM phone.
You can pick up mobile SIM cards from 7-11 or mobile stores, for as low as
HK $38 (US $5).
Associate professor of journalism
USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
BOOK: The Wikipedia Revolution: http:/www.wikipediarevolution.com
PROJECT: Wiki Makes Video
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Teemeah . <teemeah.wikiposta(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> Thank you for the info guys!
> By the way, is it worth buying a local sim card for international calls
> or should stick to VOIP providers? I don't need data plans, though.
> 2013/7/30 Andrew Lih <andrew(a)andrewlih.com>
>> Hong Kong mobile subscriber penetration rate (April 2013) 229%
>> -Andrew Lih
>> Associate professor of journalism
>> USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
>> Email: andrew(a)andrewlih.com
>> WEB: http://www.andrewlih.com
>> BOOK: The Wikipedia Revolution: http:/www.wikipediarevolution.com
>> PROJECT: Wiki Makes Video
>> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:08 AM, Deryck Chan <deryckchan(a)gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hello Wikimaniacs,
>>> Because we're here to show you awesome hospitality, there will be two
>>> panic phones at Wikimania 2013!
>>> They are:
>>> (+852) 97657894 - Deryck Chan (general enquiries & HKBU dormitory)
>>> (+852) 90772757 - Samuel Chan (transport & PolyU venue)
>>> If you're in panic, just call either of us regardless of what your
>>> problem actually is. Both of us are prepared to handle any problem our
>>> fellow Wikimaniacs might have :)
>>> *Save these numbers into your phones now!*
>>> Both numbers are temporary numbers which are posted publicly for the
>>> purposes of Wikimania 2013, and will be disposed of afterwards. Our
>>> personal numbers will also remain operational throughout Wikmania.
>>> See you in Hong Kong!
>>> Deryck & Samuel
>>> Wikimania-l mailing list
>> Wikimania-l mailing list
> Wikimania-l mailing list
The annual Wikimedia Asia meetup will take place during Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong! While there's no definite time yet, we will definitely set off a lunch day for our meeting. We have a lot of things to discuss, so I hope you guys can come in! :)
For more information (and to sign up), please go to http://wikimania2013.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Asia_meeting.
JAMES JOSHUA G. LIM
Block I1, AB Political Science
Major in Global Politics, Minor in Chinese Studies
Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Trustee (2010-2013), Wikimedia Philippines
Member, Ateneo Debate Society
Member, The Assembly
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