Just a reminder:
Meet Patricio Lorente and me, the Chapters Selected WMF Board Members, and
talk with us about the relationship between Chapters and us, expectations
We're looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, 1 pm, Room M104.
Alice Wiegand and Patricio Lorente
For those of you who're in Hong Kong, come join Ivo Kruusamägi and myself
at 15:00 today (Thursday) (an hour later from now on. we can wait if you
reply) at Kwun Tong Station Exit A1 for some off-the-beaten-track
excitement with Hong Kong culture.
Over the last few years, Deryck's been giving his personal tour of Kwun
Tong District to visitors from overseas. Kwun Tong is primarily a
residential and commercial district with the highest population density
among all 18 districts of Hong Kong. Of particular interest is the intimate
mix of old and new in the area - including a 40-year-old "temporary" market
just two streets away from a skyscraper shopping mall! Also, you've
probably guessed it - Kwun Tong District is also Deryck's home district :)
I am already back at home - thank you all for the great Wikimania.
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I'm glad you all enjoyed the conference!
We're launching a new collaboration called Wikineering, wiki engineering, and need your help.
While so far, the wiki has been used to collectively organize knowledge repositories, Wikineering will put MediaWiki to use as a tool that allows the world to collaboratively create and improve specifications for new products and services. If the world could come together to wikineer meaningful new products and services that do not exist, it would change itself for the better. The vision is simple: Engineering built the 20th Century. Wikineering will build the 21st Century.
We are looking to launch Wikineering in the coming days based on MediaWiki and need your help. If you're good at MediaWiki development or customization, or at editing entries as a Wikipedian, please join us. There is a short term and long term roadmap to make this a reality and we could use your help.
The first project that will be collaboratively wikineered is the supersonic Hyperloop transportation system that was proposed yesterday by Tesla founder Elon Musk. The Hyperloop received exposure to millions of people yesterday and Musk invited everyone to contribute to the Hyperloop design. However, only thing that is missing to enable everyone to contribute to the design is a platform for collective engineering like Wikineering. So -- join us and we will build it!
To make wiki engineering practical requires new extensions and customization of MediaWiki. If you join us to contribute to the development of Wikineering we can together make it a reality and we will kick start a new movement that could literally change the world by allowing it to change itself. Wikineering is not a fly by night idea. A number of us -- inventors, engineers and academics at MIT -- have been thinking about the principles for successful collective engineering for a few years now. We now believe we know what it takes to make wiki practical for the collective engineering process and need your help to make it a reality!
Everyone are welcome to contribute. Contact me at guy _att_ wikineering _dot_ org to help.
The Wikineering Collaboration
San Francisco, California & Cambridge, Massachusetts
I just wanted to say, on behalf of all the attendees this year, a massive
THANK YOU to all 350 volunteer organisers and Wikimedia Hong Kong for a
Thanks for everything! :-)
First, I'd like to join the "thank you, Hong Kong"-choir, although it could
as well be "thank you, everybody".
That done, there are some things I'd really, really like to see on next
wikiconferences, wherever or whichever they'd be.
More reliable WiFi. Wikimedians are the kind of people that need more than
1 (and quite possibly more than 2) connections per people, at least one of
them high-quality. I know it's not easy, but we also can't say this problem
would have ever been a great surprise for anyone.
More electric sockets everyone, especially in the lecture halls. If there
is nothing else, we could buy and install extension cords in bulk. I don't
know about your computers, but mine kinda likes electricity. And its
battery won't work eight hours in a row. Probably there are others like me.
I mean, who edits Wikipedia on an abacus?
Less littering. This is a wish not for the organizers but to the
participants. Most of us are perfectly able of picking up litter, even if
it is not theirs. For heaven's sake, use this ability!
Otherwise, bye and thanks for all the fish.
Here a short status report of the Swiss monuments lists:
1) All the lists in German have been verified and can be considered complete.
2) On French/Italian WP, there are some inconsistencies in the naming of the links (Project page vs. Wikipedia page). I have asked Emmanuel Engelhart to run a script that gets rid of these inconsistencies.
3) Inclusion of Swiss monuments lists in the WLM monuments database: I've asked Alexander Wagner to take care of this. As a rule, all language versions will be read into the DB in parallel. In order to make the French and Italian section of the DB complete, Maarten Dammers suggested running a script that would automatically fill in the German monuments list data for municipalities that have no data in French or Italian respectively. That would allow French and Italian users to navigate through a complete set of data when using tools and apps, etc. (if no data is available in their language they would be served the data in German). As the database is updated every 24 hours, this setup allows for successive completion of the monuments lists in Italian and French.
4) Missing IDs: Jean-Fredéric has written a script to substitute missing IDs. He will run the script when he is back from his China trip at the beginning of next week.
5) Deployment of French and Italian monuments lists for the Romandie and Italian-speaking Switzerland: I've completed the necessary look-up tables and sent instructions to Jean-Fred with regard to writing a script that deploys the French lists automatically. He will start working on that next week. Italian will be very similar. We'll work on the Italian lists as soon as the script for the French lists has been debugged. - This should all be feasible by the end of the month; but don't expect much leeway.
6) Navigation templates: I would suggest that we create the navigation templates by hand. That's probably quicker than creating them by script. We just need to copy paste from example pages and the templates in German and run a few find-and-replace in Word in between.
@Mourad / Iolanda: it would be great if you could help with this. The templates that still need to be created have red links:
The overview page of the templates for the different districts can be found here:
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the monuments lists.
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