Talk:Wikimania Handbook

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If you're writing a textbook about Wikimania, you might consider using our free textbook wiki, Wikibooks!  — mike@meta:~$  20:37, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I suggested that, but let's just get it written first. :-) We can always get it moved later; no sense in arguing about location now. Cbrown1023 talk 21:16, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
I <3 wikibooks. But it's not really a textbook -- more internal documentation of process. -- phoebe 18:33, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Wikibooks' tables-of-contents styles would help -- this is already long for one page. Jodi.a.schneider 18:34, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Trying to avoid the Wikimania 2010 video problem in the future[edit]

I've just added the following diff. I am not sure it this is the best place to write this sort of concern. See also this mail on the Wikimania list, and wm2011:Wikimania:Information Desk. Teofilo 13:32, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Logistics info for attendees (where does that belong?)[edit]

One topic to be covered is logistics info for attendees -- I'm not sure if this belongs in the "wiki" section or whether it needs a dedicated section. Pointers to information about travel logistics, location, visas, international phone calls, type of power, security issues, ... Jodi.a.schneider 18:35, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Should we also link IETF Meeting Attendees' Frequently Asked (Travel) Questions? --Nemo 06:11, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Remote participation[edit]

What would remote participation with telepresence add to or subtract from the accommodation cost and overall cost of participation? Presumably leases can be arranged? 22:01, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

[after further contested deletion] Given that cost is part of this question, why is it or is it not proper to obtain price information? 14:54, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Remote telepresence would be incredibly costly and of dubious value—we neither know if it would work or if it would be used. I'm not sure that it's worth the cost but it is worth investigating. harej (talk) 22:54, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
I think a general page on remote participation might be useful. The term can refer to a wide variety of things -- at one end of the spectrum, the simple ability to view streaming video and follow/contribute to Twitter hashtags is legitimate remote participation, as is full-on telepresence. It would be useful to collect thoughts about the full range in one place, for Wikimania and also for other kinds of events/processes in the Wikimedia world. It seems to me that information about specific products and prices would be much more appropriate if placed in that kind of context; and then pages like this one could simply link to the more detailed page. -Pete F (talk) 20:10, 21 November 2012 (UTC)


By the way, great work. For the childcare session maybe its content and approach can be improved. The paragraph can explain things to be considered (of course also risks and difficulties) and it can suggest how to do it. It seems the approach in general of the handbook, but this specific little session has a peculiar tone keep in mind that your first job is to run a conference, not a daycare and If you offer it at all. I am sure it can be reformulated in a way that provides info on the how-to and previous experience. I'll try to rewrite it and please do not hesitate to help me. --iopensa (talk) 11:28, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

WMF Wikimania Coordinator[edit]

I think it would be useful to mention in the Wikimania Handbook that Wikimedia Foundation has now a conference coordinator with the specific task of focusing on Wikimania ( The conference coordinator hired in March 2013 is Ellie Young ( --iopensa (talk) 13:21, 10 October 2013 (UTC)


Another port worth considering: UDP on 19185 (is that the default?) for mosh. --Nemo 09:49, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Current versions of mosh choose a random port between 60000 and 61000, as far as I’m aware, though a specific port may be configured with the -p option (e. g. -p 7078 – the only non-privileged UDP port under the “hackathon requirements” section). Is it worth adding that to the list? Apparently this document is still being circulated somewhere (I’ve encountered it in the context of the Wikimedia Hackathon 2018). --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 21:12, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. If one port is still more common, it's definitely worth adding to the list of ports to open. This handbook is still the reference document on how to set up the network etc. at such events, yes. --Nemo 07:32, 19 May 2018 (UTC)