I will be in Hong Kong on Tuesday, August 13th. I haven't made any
definite plans yet, so if some Wikimedians are planning to meet up on
lunch or dinner (or tea) I'm one interested Wikimedian.
Hi Jeremy, Deryck and All,
Just got back to South Africa, and before real life kicks in, I wanted to thank all involved in Wikimania - the local organizers, the awesome volunteers, the speakers and the delegates, and the foundation. (and a special thank you to WM DE for my trip!)
It was an incredible experience where friendship and community were heightened and reinforced. The African delegation, though small, is much stronger for it. Watch this space ;-)! And it is all due to being able to meet in a conducive and inspiring environment.
Thanks again, and I hope you all get some rest!
Excuse the brevity, sent from my iPhone.
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> A big thank you to all volunteers at Wikimania Hong Kong! You guys did an amazing job, everything was so well organized. Even if it was a lot of work to bring the world into your city, it was worth it. I am sure everyone will agree that you made it "à la perfection"! And on the top, you are such happy and very kind people. It was an honor to meet you all.
> WM Switzerland, thanks for the scholarship. Really appreciate.
> Deryck, high five buddy!!!
> JP aka Amqui, party animal.
> Adrienne, c'est aussi ta faute.
> Beach party, awesome.
> WM Hong Kong, you rock!
> Iberocoop, nice playlist as usual...
> I had a really great time.
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> Le 2013-08-12 à 12:57, Melanie Brown <mbrown(a)wikimedia.org> a écrit :
>> So agreed! Thank you to everyone who made my first Wikimania an incredible experience all around. Absolutely wonderful conference!
>> On Monday, August 12, 2013, Erik Moeller wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Joseph Fox <josephfoxwiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> fantastic conference!
>>> Well said -- it was a wonderful event. Thanks to the Hong Kong team
>>> for putting on a great conference with so many unforgettable moments.
>>> See you all in London, at the latest :-)
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In case people have forgotten, we have booked rooms N112-116 PolyU (where
the VisualEditor team sat this week) as a lounge and (unattended) luggage
room. Feel free to come hang out.
Also, there are no shuttles from the dorms to anywhere today. Walking
groups for catching the airport bus E22 will depart at 09:30, 10:30 and
11:30. There may also be impromptu taxi groups to travel from the dorms to
PolyU. Please ask our volunteers for travel advice.
For those of you who doesn't know, you can return your octopus cards in the
train information booth at the airport and get your 50$ deposit back. This
however needs to be done before passport control as there is no similar
I didn't test this for myself though, as I was running short for my flight.
If anyone knows otherwise he/she can update here.
Sent from my Android based tablet. This on screen keyboard is challenging
and may cause typos.
Does anyone have the phone numbers of Vinicius Siqueira or Mateus Nobre?
One of them have left lots of his personal belongings in their dorm room
past check out deadline.
If he doesn't return to pick up their belongings by 2pm HKT, he may lose
all his belongings. Please tell him to contact Cliff (cc'd) ASAP.
Don't fall asleep during the WMF Board of Trustees Q&A Session - play Bingo!
- Pick a random page
- When one of the Trustees utter one of the words, check it off
- When you complete a row (line, column or diagonal), shout "Bingo!" -
(Big thanks to everyone who helped with building the list of words - they
will recognise themselves!)
P.S. Sorry for double posting ^_^"
I am one of those that will be staying in HK for another week. As my
previous arrangements did not work out, I am looking for other accomodation
options. I will be needing it between the 13th night and 19th morning.
Should anyone be in a similar situation and ready to share a double room
somewhere around or below 500HKD/night, let me know.
Otherwise, I can also meet up on Thursday or Friday to do more sightseeing.
Thanks and happy stay or bon voyage home,