Ive just ordered a stack (30) of UK sim cards for Wikimania. This is a mix
of dual normal/micro sims, and also some nano sims..
Theyre with giffgaff , and come with 5 GBP credit. If you get a £10
goodybag , it comes with 1GB mobile data and uk minutes/texts. Can get
4G on it too.
International rates are at 
Oh, and you can contact anyone else with a giffgaff sim for free too.
Ill be down in London from the 5th, so if anyone wants one, come find me.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Gordon Joly <gordon.joly(a)pobox.com> wrote:
> ending at the OpenStreetMap 10th Anniversary pub party.
For those who had missed this earlier (I had!) details appear to be still
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A sneak preview of Jon Davies and Ed Saperia modelling some of the things in the dozens of boxes that have arrived at the Wikimedia UK offices in the last 48 hours.
Yes we have bags and T shirts, and a category for your photos.
See you soon.
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I will arrive in London on August 6. However, I am wondering: what would
be the less expensive travel option reach the venue or the hotel?
I am traveling alone and will carry no more than a couple of bags.
Thank you in advance.
Allan Aguilar (Ralgis)
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One of our volunteers asked me to put out a call for broken laptops. If you have a broken laptop and you want somebody to help you fix it or you just want to see it recycled, please bring it along to Wikimania!
I imagine lots of us will have broken laptops knocking around, and this could be a great opportunity to bring them back to life or to recycle them properly.
So we have an idea of demand, please email me off-list if you're interested.
Phone: +44 (0) 7507 536971
This is an open invitation to anyone interested in open access to knowledge (in the sciences or elsewhere) to come along to a meet-up at El Vino Wine Bar, 125 London Wall, 3 Bastion Highwalk, London EC2Y 5AP on Tues Aug 12. We have the place booked from 18:00-close, and there's £100 behind the bar to start us off.
The event is organised by reps of the Open Knowledge Foundation, PLoS, eLife and the Wellcome Trust. It will be the fourth LDNOpenDrinks (a sister of SFOpenDrinks in San Francisco), and going by previous events we usually attract around 30-40 people (and have some great conversations).
For information on how to find us please visit our website<http://londonopendrinks.org/>, and follow us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/LDNOpenDrinks> for more details as the night approaches.
If you have any questions about the event please direct them to me at a.dinsmore(a)wellcome.ac.uk.
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This is Osama Khalid, from the Arabic Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
I was wondering whether anyone here has a good number of the raw
pagecounts downloaded so I can copy them to a hard disk during the
conference. They have been very helpful for me in trying to determine
which articles need the most attention, but my sample size has always
been too small since they are very huge and dumps.wikimedia.org
restricts parallel downloads.
If you have a bunch of them, and can bring, please let me know.
With Wikimania coming up soon, I wanted to invite Wikimedians who are going
to help with something new we're trying at the conference.
Like most Wikimanias, there are many sessions in the program that attempt
explain software changes that have happened or will happen in the future on
Wikimedia projects. These are great, but they don't give people a chance to
try out something for themselves and provide feedback.
This year, we're going to have a booth at the conference with several
devices set up (including both laptops and mobile devices). There, we'll be
inviting whoever is interested and has 5-30 minutes to test out new
tools.[*] Whether you're a reader who's never edited, or a longtime
Wikimedian with thousands of edits, they'll be something for you to try.
Abbey Ripstra, the new lead on user experience research at the Foundation,
will be leading this effort. I just wanted to give a notice because I'm not
sure she's on the list, and because some of my team's work will be up for
So far, we've got the following projects with things to test:
- Updates to VisualEditor, including a new version for tablets
- Flow (a new discussion system)
- A new system of task recommendations for Wikipedia editors
- the new Wikipedia apps for iOS and Android
- a prototype of skin and navigation enhancements (codenamed Winter, if
As we nail down the exact location of the booth, we'll be sure to send out