Hello HK Team,

In behalf of WMPH team, we congratulate the WMHK for winning the bid. My posting (Exec8) went just in time they are about to announce the winner.

We hope that we could get the biggest attendance of Filipinos in this conference.

As per the the Asian Conference setup, maybe we could have it setup simultaneous to the hacking days. Probably a Mini-Conference for starters. Maybe we could be guided by established regional groups on how they started to bond together.


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Wikimedia Philippines Inc.
 


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On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Josh Lim <jamesjoshualim@yahoo.com> wrote:
I would have to agree with Anirudh's e-mail.  While it does take more effort, if we're going to be consolidating Asia's place in the movement, I think we have to start moving forward on consolidating and capitalizing on our strengths here.

We can start with small events and move to bigger ones later on: for example, Wikimedia Philippines has on the pipeline (not finalized yet, but working on it) a GLAMcamp for 2013 which, if I remember correctly, will be open to participants from other Asian countries.  We can also have a track (or a group of sessions) on Wikimedia in Asia for Wikimania next year, like how there was a similar arrangement for Wikimedia in the Middle East last year in Haifa.

I understand that we're all at varying stages of growth and development right now, and we all have differing priorities as to how we should approach the movement's fulfillment in our respective countries, but I think having common multilateral (not bilateral) projects would be beneficial for the movement, and for all of us, as a whole.

Josh

Wiadomość napisana przez Anirudh Bhati w dniu 3 maj 2012, o godz. 10:31:

I think focused and generally smaller events are helpful, but at the same time I would not underestimate the value of having a large general conference (even though that would require a lot more effort).

This year, we could consider the possibility of asking the winning HKG team to have an Asia-focused conference, and better yet, if there is another chapter that might be interested in organizing a conference with focused region-specific programming. 


On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Siska Doviana <siska.doviana@wikimedia.or.id> wrote:
Hi Josh,
I for one is not a fan of conferences, specially if the aim is
somewhat loss (not focused). I helped AU and AR for wikiwomen
conference this year with international attendees of 9-12 women
(including myself and Kartika), and I am happy that this is a focused
conference where sharing is focused to problem solving.

I was warned by the Russian attendees during interview, and she said:
"If this conference is not focused and you girls are talking about
wikipetan, I'm not coming!"

I was laughing and agreeing with her.  I assure her that I'm would
like to discuss project, an indepth, workable, technical up to details
project discussions, and both of us end the interview happy and
excited.

I'm against having conference for the sake of having conference. I
don't know whether any of you know or not, WMAU is planning to
organize a language conference this year in Bali. This means, any of
yous with language focused area are invited, and any of yous whose
focused are not in language area is NOT invited.

WMID also planning an advocacy for Indonesia focused fundraising with
the government, this involved inviting Wikimedia Estonia's Raul Veede
as a speaker for being able to drag their tax department to the court
and win by having WMES as tax deduction non profit organization. This
mean having seminar about this focused area.

Jeromy, I see you owe John a BIG CUP OF COFEE for supporting you.

Regards,
Siska Doviana




On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Josh Lim <jamesjoshualim@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> First of all, I'd like to extend my congratulations to Wikimedia Hong Kong
> for their successful Wikimania 2013 bid.  Looks like we'll be flooding
> Wikimania next year. :P
>
> Secondly, I'm writing this e-mail to see whether or not it will be possible
> for us to organize an Asian Wikimedia conference sometime in the future,
> either next year or in 2014.  I think it would be good for us if we can
> organize a regional conference, especially with the wave of regional
> conferences being organized: WikiBilim organized the Turkic Wikimedia
> Conference for Central Asia last month, and Iberocoop is organizing the
> Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit this year in Santiago, Chile.  Maybe we can
> do the same?  What do you guys think?
>
> Regards,
>
> Josh
>
> JAMES JOSHUA G. LIM
> Block I1, AB Political Science
> Major in Global Politics, Minor in Chinese Studies
> Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University
> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
>
> Vice-President (2011-2012), Wikimedia Philippines
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>
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Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Vice-President (2011-2012), Wikimedia Philippines
Member, Ateneo Debate Society
Member, The Assembly
Member, Ateneo Lingua Ars Cultura

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