It looks like at least two are London organisers, and two are Mexico organisers (correct
me if I’m wrong on that one). One is (of course) Ellie, Daniel is an Australian Wikipedian
of more than eight years, and a cursory Google reveals Finne Boonen is a Dutch attendee of
three previous Wikimanias and open-source advocate.
It all comes down to who applies and what the Committee are looking for in a jury.
On 29 September 2014 at 11:21:51 am, Muzammil Wikipedian (muzammil.wikipedian(a)asia.com)
Like Itzik I too would like to know how the jury was selected. Also, it will be great if
someone could shed light on the profiles of the members.
At 29 Sep 2014 08:17:50 +0000 (UTC) from Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
Can you elaborate more on how the current jury was elected and by who?
Correct me, but beside Richard Sydmonds - all the members of this year jury are new? there
is not continuity in the jury?
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On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Manuel Schneider <manuel.schneider(a)wikimedia.ch>
Wikimania is the global, annual conference of the Wikimedia movement,
organised by the Wikimedia community. Organizing team and location are
chosen by a jury in a public bidding process.
Due to the growing requirements and complexity for this growing
conference the Wikimania Committee decided to revise the bidding
timeline to give more time to prepare the conference.
Here it is:
== Jury ==
The Wikimania Committee is pleased to announce the jury for Wikimania 2016:
== Accepting Bids ==
We invite anyone in our community to submit a proposal for Wikimania
2016 on Meta Wiki:
Please consult the timeline and Judging Criteria that are posted at:
The deadline for bids is November 15, 23:59 UTC. You should setup a
bidding page and contact Ellie Young, WMF Conference Coordinator before
the deadline. She will help you prepare your bid. All bids which have
been confirmed until November 15 will be considered by the jury, others
will be dismissed.
Subsequently there will be a two week period where the community can
comment and offer feedback on the proposal.
In December your team must be available for conference calls with the
jury, after deliberations the host for Wikimania 2016 will be announced
by the end of 2014.
On behalf of the Wikimania Committee with regards,
Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 - www.wikimedia.ch
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