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From: Lodewijk <lodewijk@effeietsanders.org>
Date: 2014-02-25 18:08 GMT-03:00
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] The Cool Projects
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Hi all,

In the past years I have organized (alone and together with Deror Lin or
Nicole Ebber) the Wikimania presentation 'The Coolest Projects' where I
tried to give an inspiring overview of some of the amazing things Wikimedia
affiliates are doing in our movement - sometimes against the stream. I have
enjoyed it a lot and learned a huge amount of stuff from the volunteers I
spoke with in preperation for this presentation.

I decided however that 2013 will have been my last presentation on this
topic. I no longer have the luxury or enthusiasm to spend the countless
hours on collecting, investigating, expanding, comprehending and presenting
these projects. While Nicole had to make the same decision, I found Deror
Lin (with whom I presented together in 2012) prepared to continue the
project in 2014.

I think it is fair to say that the effort has become a project in itself.
I'm very glad Deror is taking the torch and I'm sure he can use all the
help he can get. Please don't tell him, but to give you an impression of
the work involved, we estimated that we easily spent hundreds of hours on
preparing this presentation last year. So if you want to help Deror, please
share your support. He will probably approach the affiliates in the coming
months to share their cool projects, and I hope that you don't make him
chase you too much :) Think about it already!

If you want to help out, or if you just want to show your support for the
presentation, please leave a note on

Looking forward to an awesome presentation, but this time with me in the
comfortable seats,

Lodewijk Gelauff
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Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
OKF Brasil - Rede pelo Conhecimento Livre