GLAMcamp Amsterdam/questions

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Who[edit]

Who can participate? Marcus Cyron 18:33, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

As with GLAMcamp NYC, Wikimedians who are interested in being involved in improving/creating GLAM-Wikimedia relationships and can "bring something to the table" to assist in the event. All types are needed - outreach people, techies, Chapter people, Commonsists, Wikipedians... Wittylama 04:21, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Signup/coverage[edit]

Where / how do I sign in? How does the scholarship thingy work? What does it cover or more specifically, what isn't benig covered? thanks, Shani 16:01, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

+1. Marcus Cyron 17:00, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Signup is the section immediately above. For those who are definite about coming I will then add you to a googledoc where people will list the amount they need to cover their travel expenses (if they cannot get such funding from their own chapter). Funding will cover relevant travel to Amsterdam. All accommodation for attendees is included as are most of the meals. Depending on how we budget for catering people may receive a per diem for purchasing their own lunches/tram tickets or that may be purchased for you. Wittylama 05:01, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Ditto what Shani said. I would love to come to share what we're doing with APC and NSIC, but travel from Australia last minute is extremely cost prohibitive. I can probably cover the food and a hostel and transport around the city easily enough, but the arifare is yeah… --LauraHale 23:18, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Grants[edit]

Airfare is prohibitive for us in Mexico too, despite being next door to the U.S. In addition, anyone who can come from Club Wikipedia will need to rearrange final exams. How soon can we know about grants?Thelmadatter 14:34, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

First step on the scholarships is working out a) how much we have available for them (after the venue/accom), and b) how much each person will cost. While we work out the former I'll be asking (today/tomorrow?) all the potential attendees to get a quote for their travel costs and (if applicable) ask their own Chapter for support. Then we'll know how feasible each person is for a scholarship. Wittylama 03:13, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

UK travel[edit]

Perhaps people travelling from the UK can meet on the ferry? pigsonthewing 12:35, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I'll send an email around to GLAM UK applicants so we can start our own thread to chat about the best travel options (which will vary depending on your starting point!). -- 17:44, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. By ferry, I of course meant channel tunnel train. Showing my age… pigsonthewing 19:05, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Please see /WMUK for an list of attendees coming from the UK with travel funding approved by WM-UK. -- 12:03, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Accomodation[edit]

You mentioned a "HI Youth Hostel" above.

Sorry, this was left over from when I copied the info from the New York event page.Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Where exactly is this youth hostel?
The actual venue is near the Amsterdam central station.Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Are there single rooms or dorms?
Dorms, of two people per room.Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Do we have to share a bathroom or does any room come along with its own bathroom?
each room has it's own, I believe. Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
all rooms have one bunkbed (twin rooms) and come with their own bathroom JessicaTangelder 22:27, 28 October 2011
  • What about those who would like to stay a little longer, can they remain at the same hostel?
probably not there, because they're opening specially for us. Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Do they have to cover this with their own funds or does the scholarship include that?
If people want to stay longer for a holiday, then they will stay at their own expense - naturally. Wittylama

Regards, Peter Weis 21:57, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Is the accommodation covered by the conference, or by the participants/their funding chapters? --Prolineserver 11:12, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Accommodation is covered by the conference. If a Chapter wants to provide some funds they would be most welcome to do so - ideally by giving it directly to WMNL which we can then add to the global budget, rather than by paying for individual rooms. Wittylama 02:32, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Air travel[edit]

For those who attend by plane getting "early bird" tickets might save quite a big deal of money. So here's the question: when exactly will people be informed about a granted scholarship so they can get their tickets or stay at home? Regards, Peter Weis 21:57, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, but we're going as fast as we can. A lot will come down to how much money we actually have left after the accommodation and venue costs are paid. Wittylama 10:52, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Electricity in Netherlands[edit]

Hi there, just a quick question. I think electricity in NL is 230V/50Hz right? What happen if my laptop from Canada is 110V/60Hz? Is it gonna blow up? :-) Thanks for your help. Antaya 16:18, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

I found the answer. Thank you! Antaya 19:39, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Hello Antaya, see this. Basically you'll need a transformer to plug in your laptop in the Netherlands. Depending on your laptop you could go for a converter (which is cheaper) - see your manual and the link above for that. If nothing works ask your local electronic supplier. Regards, Peter Weis 19:45, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Actually most of switching PS should work with both 110 and 230/250V so you won't need a transformer but just an adapter from NEMA to Schuko. Otherwise you can do it by youself with a C (most likely C5/13) connector + a 2/3-polar cable and a Shucko plug. --Vituzzu 20:13, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Check what the laptop power supply says - if it has something like '100-240V' written on it (which most do), then you'll be fine with the basic adapter. Mike Peel 23:39, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks guys, I just bought a regular intl adapter. Greetings, Antaya 14:20, 28 November 2011 (UTC)