[Foundation-l] [Wikimania-l] The Wikimania of my dreams

Finne Boonen hennar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 14:15:09 UTC 2008

* involves some techy subjects that talk about what's new and
exciting, rather then project managment around them
* water if it's hot, thee/coffee if it's cold
* lot's of breakout spaces to sit&talk all hours of the night and day
* brainstorming sessions to get people involved rather then just
watching a presentation
* new topics/presenters
* easy get involved/get to know people


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> The mania of my dreams has voice-montages from the public speeches of
> various wikimedians to announce the end of sessions / meals /
> coffee-times.   A 90-min panel on article quality with  John Seigenthaler,
> Ryan Jordan, Larry Sanger and Mathias Schindler, moderated by Lord
> Emsworth.  And various covers of the chipmunk-voiced wiki-section of "Jam On
> It" as musical theme.
> my dreams are troubled dreams.
> SJ
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Mohamed Sanad <mohameds.sanad at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I wanna add one more point:
>> - It would have someone who can drive really fast like crazy to handle the
>> "needed right now" stuff and urgent situations :)
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I woudl like to dedicate this thread to the Wikimania of your dreams.
>>> No argument, no debate, just ideas, a giant brainstorming of what the
>>> Wikimania of your dreams would be. Please throw your stuff in, and try
>>> to make it only positive things (ie.write  "something that's green"
>>> rather than "something that's not blue or red".)
>>> here is the Wikimania of my dreams:
>>> -It would be in a city easy to reach, with a big airport and cheap
>>> flights incoming because it's a huge hub, or it would be next door
>>> (Frankfurt airport ;-) )
>>> - It would be in a top-notch conference facility, with tons of plugs
>>> everywhere, air conditionned if needed, modular conference rooms, all
>>> in one place and close to the accommodation building (a mix of
>>> Cambridge, Alexandria for the conference facility, Taipei and
>>> Frankfurt for access).
>>> - It would have a great outdoor and indoor community area, with wifi
>>> that works all the time, with comfy couches as well as ground mats for
>>> the yoga-types, with coffee, cookies, juices and fresh water available
>>> at all times. (a mix of Frankfurt and Taipei)
>>> - It would have all the accommodation in one place, close to the
>>> conference grounds, or even actually _on_ the conference grounds, and
>>> it would be cheap but practical, clean and modern accommodation, with
>>> different possibilities - share a room, not share a room, share a dorm
>>> etc. (a mix of Frankfurt and Taipei)
>>> -It would have an amazing range of food for lunches, which would be
>>> served in a big room where annoucements and meetings can take place (a
>>> mix of Taipei and Cambridge).
>>> - It would take place in a really "wow" place so that we get speakers
>>> to *want to come* to speak (Harvard or Bibliotheca Alexandrina)
>>> - It would be close to sightseeing stuff for social evenings as
>>> "discovery trips".
>>> - It would have an amazing party location and an amazing party with
>>> dancers with rotating hat-thingies (just like Alexandria!)
>>> - It would host up to 500 people, not more, so I can get to meet
>>> almost all of them. :-)
>>> - And finally, to steal Sj's idea, it would have a giant rotating
>>> Wikipedia globe that people could get into and make roll around like a
>>> hamster wheel, just for the fun of it.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Delphine
>>> --
>>> ~notafish
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