Congratulations to the London team for being selected to host Wikimania
2014,looking forward to attend the event.
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1. Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania
2014: London (Fhaidel Dominguez)
2. Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania
2014: London (derfussi(a)gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 14:15:35 -0430
From: Fhaidel Dominguez <fhaidel(a)wikimedia.org.ve>
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Wikimania 2014: London
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Hosting a Wikimania must not be an easy challange for any chapter. Dealing
with a limited budget for such a global event is quite hard. So, we wish
the best for London in the organization for 2014 and we also thank to
Tanzania for trying to take the movement core to Arusha.
In the same way, we wish the best success to HK this year.
On behalf of WMVE, be great!!
El 01/05/2013 13:50, "Katie Chan" <katie.chan(a)wikimedia.org.uk>
Congratulations to everyone who's been
involved with the London bid.
Looking forward to seeing many of you in London next year!
On 1 May 2013 18:10, James Forrester <jdforrester(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and
evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to
London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who
also put forward a solid effort.
We were concerned this year to see that both bidding teams put forward
proposals which were costly and complicated, in contrast to the
Wikimania tradition. The Jury briefly considered re-opening the bid
for other teams, and asked both bids to present a simpler core budget
and lower-cost options for attendees.
The London team took our comments to heart and decreased their core
budget to 20% of their initial proposal, and have committed to finding
ways to reduce the cost for community attendees.
We encourage future bidding teams to not give up their dreams, to keep
aiming for the stars, but at the same time, to not forget the spirit
of Wikimedia: a volunteer movement that makes creative use of limited
resources. We look forward to the proposed Wikimania Committee setting
out clearer guidelines on these principles.
The process to bid for hosting Wikimania requires a substantial time
investment, and we thank both candidate teams for their submissions
and hard work.
Moderator, Wikimania 2014 Jury
For the Wikimania 2014 Jury
James D. Forrester
[[Wikipedia:User:Jdforrester|James F.]] (speaking purely in a personal
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