[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London
patricio.lorente at gmail.com
Wed May 1 20:22:22 UTC 2013
Congratulations, London! See you there!
2013/5/1 Dhaval S. Vyas <dsvyas en gmail.com>:
> Congratulations UK! So happy with the news, after all wikimania is coming at
> our doorstep...
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Katie Chan <katie.chan en wikimedia.org.uk>
>> Congratulations to everyone who's been involved with the London bid.
>> Looking forward to seeing many of you in London next year!
>> On 1 May 2013 18:10, James Forrester <jdforrester en gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Wikimedians,
>>> On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and
>>> evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to
>>> London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who
>>> also put forward a solid effort.
>>> We were concerned this year to see that both bidding teams put forward
>>> proposals which were costly and complicated, in contrast to the
>>> Wikimania tradition. The Jury briefly considered re-opening the bid
>>> for other teams, and asked both bids to present a simpler core budget
>>> and lower-cost options for attendees.
>>> The London team took our comments to heart and decreased their core
>>> budget to 20% of their initial proposal, and have committed to finding
>>> ways to reduce the cost for community attendees.
>>> We encourage future bidding teams to not give up their dreams, to keep
>>> aiming for the stars, but at the same time, to not forget the spirit
>>> of Wikimedia: a volunteer movement that makes creative use of limited
>>> resources. We look forward to the proposed Wikimania Committee setting
>>> out clearer guidelines on these principles.
>>> The process to bid for hosting Wikimania requires a substantial time
>>> investment, and we thank both candidate teams for their submissions
>>> and hard work.
>>> James Forrester
>>> Moderator, Wikimania 2014 Jury
>>> For the Wikimania 2014 Jury
>>> James D. Forrester
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>>> [[Wikipedia:User:Jdforrester|James F.]] (speaking purely in a personal
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