Wikimania is an special opotunity to exchange knowledge, know new people y talk whit old friends who I interacted on the wikis all year, but not in person, and ist´s is verry important for consolidating the spirit and commitment to the project. I assisted to hackaton, conferences about commons, Education, wikiwomen´s, gender and edition. And I wright about persons, books, places, newspapers, magazines, etc in UK. (Ej: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13, etc).
The Wikimedia Foundation scholarships program is a great opportunity to participate in this conference, for ensuring its continuity and improvement every year.
I'll hope to participate in the next years in the incomings Wikimania. Thanks and Regards.