What could we do to make it worth it? How could we
make the video
recordings more interesting to people to watch? Are the sessions in the
main room really the most interesting ones for remote watching?
Just a few questions that come up when I read this. Because to be honest,
we invest even more money and time in the 'few hundred' people that
actually attend the conference. Eventually, it is a matter of finding a
balance between value and cost - and I'd love to think a bit more about how
we could both increase the value, and decrease the cost.
On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
Guillaume, yes, it's nice to have video
recording for all Wikimania
session - but the question if someone watching them, to worth the money,
time and resources.
Wikimedia Israel in Wikimania 2011 invest a lot of money to record
everything, time and resources to edit the videos (you need to transfer
them for all the cameras, convert them) and time (and a huge bandwidth) to
upload all of them. It's a lotttttt of resources just for few hundreds
people will watch the videos. To be honest? I don't think it worth that..
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On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 4:18 PM, Guillaume Paumier <
First of all, I want to congratulate and thank the Wikimania organizing
for putting together one of the best-organized Wikimanias I've attended.
easy to only notice the problems, so I wanted to call out the great work
My main disappointment this year is that many sessions seem to go
In previous years, I seem to recall that videos for most sessions were
recorded, and sometimes even streamed live. It sometimes took months for
videos to be processed and uploaded to Commons or other video hosting
but the videos existed. If the session isn't taped at all, then the
We have a lot of talented presenters giving insightful talks and
great discussions, but only for the benefit of the small subset of our
community that's present in the room. If we can't share what happens at
Wikimania with our larger community, it seems like a missed opportunity
our movement. Even for Wikimania attendees, when there are up to 8
simultaneous tracks, it's easy to miss sessions you're interested in.
I realize it's probably too late to do anything for this year's
I'd like to start a discussion about making video recordings of all
(not just a selection of them) a requirement for upcoming Wikimania bids.
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