Dear developers, publishers and users,
we have fixed the time for our second developers meeting of the openZIM
project, a meeting for all users, developers and publishers of software or
works using the ZIM file format.
== Time ==
It will take place over the weekend from November 20th to 22nd 2009.
We will start on Friday evening and shutdown at Sunday afternoon.
== Topics ==
=== Technical topics: ===
* fixing fulltext search (should we stick with the current system? should we
add different search engines?)
* category handling
* additional ZIM headers (a proposal for adding additional headers to the
format to be able to store all HTML meta data has been made)
* portability of libzim (efforts have been made to port libzim to Windows,
Linux on ARM...)
=== Wikimedia related topics: ===
* requirements for Wikimedia ZIM creation
* MediaWiki interfaces
* other reader applications on different platforms
=== Communication ===
* future exhibitions
== Location ==
The meeting will take place in south-western Germany, near Basel.
The openZIM team tries to cover all costs for accommodation and catering
during the meeting. To achieve this we have to know very early how many
people will arrive, so we can choose the best location possible.
We plan to book an appartment with Internet access and kitchen, so we can work
and sleep at the same place and cater ourselves.
== Details and Registration ==
Please register (and add your comments) at
There you will find also details how to reach the place etc.
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT SEPTEMBER 31st!
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Wikimedia CH - Association for the advancement of free knowledge
I just heard about an unconference event called "RegioWikiCamp". I
imagine it will be of interest to lots of folks living near Germany
(if you are not all conferenced out after Wikimania!).
"It will be from September 25th to 27th. The event is located in
Furtwangen the middle of the beautiful Black Forest in Germany. It is
organised by the European Regiowiki Society, location host is the
faculty of Digital Media of the Furtwangen University of Applied
I see that some of the attendees include WMDE, Wikia and Semantic
MediaWiki, so it must not be a completely unknown event, although I
didn't find it mentioned on these lists yet.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: