[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2008 and reflecting on what Wikimania is all about

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Thu Aug 17 19:40:50 UTC 2006

Brad Patrick  wrote
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Wikimania 2008 and reflecting on what
> >> On the subject of size. I am personally not in favour of an
> >> *international Wikimedia conference* (keywords international and
> >> Wikimedia) that will hold more than 500 people, ever. The reason for

> >
> The barrier to entry to edit in your pajamas is far different from the
> barrier to entry of international travel for many, if not most,
> contributors or admins.  We also skew heavily towards students.  The
> difference among people from our different pockets of interest was
> obvious from this year's conference, and our international delegations
> were tiny.  We must do a much better job of international visitation,
> scholarships, and the like.

It would be a good idea to think to do, as well the annual internation
(that is worldwide) wikimania edition, some continental or
subcontinental edition. My idea is not to think at these continental
wikimania as a local meeting, but as addictional editions where can go
people who can not go to the main international edition. Of course the
will be somehow smaller than the "big" one, but I would like to still
call (and consider) them international.

Of course it is not an easy thing to do.


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