[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin, March 25, 2007

Hsiang-Tai Chien hsiangtai.chien at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 04:15:57 UTC 2007

Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin

Date: March 25, 2007


* Wikimania registration starts
* Call for Participation
* Volunteer rights
* Wikimedia Academy Tour in Taiwan
* WikiReader editing begins
* Interview with Business Next Bi-Weekly

1. Wikimania registration starts

The registration is open for Wikimania 2007 now, and it will be ended in
July 30, 2007. In this year Wikimania will be held from August 3-5, 2007 in
Taipei, Taiwan at Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center. You are also
welcomed to register for the Hacking Days Extra and Citizen Journalism
Unconference, which will be held in August 2, 2007 at the same place. For
more information, please refer to Registration
<http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration> .

The Wikimedia Foundation is also offering a limited number of scholarships
to help attendees defray part of the costs of attending Wikimania 2007.
Applications must be received as soon as possible, but no later than April
1, 2007, and they will be reviewed by the Wikimania 2007 Scholarship
Committee. For more information, please refer to Scholarships
<http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships> .

2. Call for Participation

We are accepting submissions for posters, presentations, workshops, and
discussion groups. We are also accepting nominations for speakers and
speaker panels, and suggestions for other activities. The submission should
not be later than April 30, 2007 and should address one or more of the
following themes: Wikimedia Communities, Free Content and Technical
infrastructure. Your topic must be related to Wikimedia projects and its
communities or to the creation of free content in general. For information
and guidelines, please refer to Call for Participation
<http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Call_for_Participation> .

3. Volunteer rights

The organization team would like to remind volunteers to record their
working hours on Translating, Website Content Building, WikiReader and
Coordination. If the working hours are more than 50 hours then volunteers
can attend Wikimania for free from August 3 to 5, 2007 (however, you still
need to pay for accommodation and foods). Please report your working hours
to Htchien <http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Htchien> . For more
information, please refer to the volunteer program
ons_and_rights_of_volunteers> .

4. Wikimedia Academy Tour in Taiwan

The tour is held to let Taiwanese people know what is Wikimedia and its
projects and how to enrich the Chinese content in the projects; through the
participation in the projects, they can improve their communication skills
with participants from all over the world so they can become Wikimania
volunteers. For more information, please refer to Seminar (Chinese)
<http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Seminar> .

5. WikiReader editing begins

The editing for WikiReader on Wikimania 2007 now also begins and is planned
to be delivered to the attendees when Wikimania is been held in August 3-5,

6. Interview with Business Next Bi-Weekly

A Taiwanese IT media, Business Next Bi-Weekly <http://www.bnext.com.tw>, has
interviewed the organization team on the organization process of Wikimania
last Saturday (March 16, 2007). We will keep you informed when the article
is been published.

7. Distribution of this Bulletin and feedback

Everyone is welcomed to reproduce and distribute this bulletin to their
websites, mailing lists, BBS, blogs, and so on, but please kindly include
the Bulletin's original location
<http://wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Team_Bulletin/20070325>  on the
official Wikimania 2007 website in your distribution.

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