2010/2/23 Delphine Ménard <notafishz(a)gmail.com>om>:
Hello dear Gdansk team.
I asked those questions in the IRC channel, but I'm not sure they got
heard there (although I'm also not sure they get heard here either).
So here they are for posterity:
1) what about our babysitting question?
A few of us have expressed interest in having babysitting
opportunities during Wikimania. What are the possibilities?
I just posted your E-mail to org(a)wikimania2010.pl which is the E-mail
list of organizing committee. By the way, if you'd like to help us or
just give an advice you (and other interested people in co-organizing
Wikimania) are welcome to join that list:
Bear in mind that it is not a list for inquires but for organizing team.
2) Can we please have anything relating to Wikimania
happen on the
official Wikimedia website?
Actually, we are at the stage of organizing a team of webmasters. I
don't know if they choose to use MediaWiki as the main conference CMS
engine. As far as I know, the idea is to create professionally looking
conference website with integrated registration, submission and
accommodation booking system. If so, I guess that the MediaWiki based
website will contain only basic info + link to the non wiki page. But
it is now a subject of discussion. Archiving is the strong arguments
towards using MediaWiki, but it is difficult to use by
I've noticed, by accident, that there is a
website. Very nice, but Wikimania is an
international conference and for the sake of consistency across the
years (and archiving purposes), it would be much more logical that the
website be hosted (like the previous editions) at
wiki was just created for organizing
team. Possibly the address will be redirected to official webpage soon
(no matter if it is going to be wiki or something else).
3) Finally (but this question is irrelevant if 2) is
taken care of)
can the default language for the website be English, and not Polish?
Of course and for sure the language of the official webpage is going
to be English, but the wiki under http://www.wikimania2010.pl
a working site for organizing team.
The problem is, that many Polish members of Wikimania organizing team
does not speak English well, so it would be a problem to switch
completely to English with our organizational work, and therefore, I
guess there will be a mix of Polish and English there :-)
Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz