(Sorry for the crossposting)
the calls for posters, discussions and trainings for Wikimania 2016 are
officially opened, you can find all the relevant links on the conference
The calls will be closed on March 20.
Posters will be reviewed just to make sure that there aren't things
which are too much out of scope. Since we have a whole village we will
surely find places to attach them, even if we they will be a lot!
Discussions will be managed by a guiding committee who will work on the
wiki to meld all the proposals and suggestions.
Trainings will be reviewed by the programme committee. Please note that
we request that each training has at least 3-5 interested attendees in
order to be put in the programme.
By the beginning of April we will have a first list of all the accepted
If you have questions we suggest you to ask them on the discussion pages
on wiki, so that everyone will be able to see them (and their answers,
We are looking forward to read your ideas!
Wikimania 2016 Programme Committee
this is just to inform you that the notifications of acceptance and of
rejection for the Wikimania 2016 "Critical issues" talks were issued
In the next few days, we will work to upload the submissions and the
evalutations to the Wikimania 2016 wiki.
Thank you very much,
(Wikimania 2016 Programme Committee Deputy Chair)
OK, it seems the WMF is decided - based on a (imho biased and pushing)
survey of 119 people, without waiting for the experiments that Esino Lario
is executing right now, the WMF has decided the future of WIkimania. You
can find the info here:
Given the three options offered, all suboptimal, it is unsurprising that
people choose something like this. But if you want a fair survey, the
'outcome' should still be compared with the status quo (which may be
preferable to people): semi-rotational scheme, every year with some level
of bidding possibility. Because even when you take this survey as your
basis, the differences were not that big (61 vs 52% in favour for biannual
vs fixed rotation every year).
Anyway, check out the page, there are some interesting thoughts out there,
and I'm looking forward to step two after Esino Lario, when we know the
outcomes of the experiments there.
(not connected to this survey)