On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Andy Cruz y Corro <andycyca(a)gmail.com> wrote:
So in general there's not enough communication between Wikimania organizers
for things like this. Why don't we organize some sort of Brain Trust with
former organizers to give opinions and advice **in a timely manner** to
whoever is the current organizing team? It can be a really easy setup (maybe
nothing more than a small mailing list and/or skype chat) where the current
team can ask "Hey, X: you dealt with this before. How did you do it?" Any
former organizer who is interested can just throw their name in the hat with
his/her area of expertise and that's it. Even more, since the proposed Trust
is just an advisory team (meaning that the current organizers don't
necessarily have to act upon the advise in the exact described way) this
communication can even become private and informal.
I think something like this is needed to improve future Wikimanias without
compromising on those small things that make it a non-generic event. If we
can manage a solution like this, sign me up.
Sounds like a good idea, as long as the answers that ought to be
recorded for posterity are added at
and subpages, which
should be the primary set of opinions and advice and checklists.