Wikimania/2006

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Wikimania 2006[edit]

Wikimania 2006 was held in Boston in USA on August 4-6, 2006.

General information:

  • Official wiki: wikimania2006.wikimedia.org.
  • Location: Harvard Law School campus buildings
  • Attendance: 400[1]
  • Number of attendee countries:
  • Conference languages: English
  • Cost to attend:
  • Accommodation: Dorms in Boston 690 beds in the law school dorms (+ ~100 rooms Lesley College dorm)[2].

Program:

  • Keynote speakers: Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Mitch Kapor, David Weinberger[3].
  • Program information: pdf program and Schedule
  • Link to CfP: Wikimania 2006 Call for Participation
  • Link to program proceedings:
  • Session videos:
  • Preconferences: Hacking Days beforehand (at OLPC, organized by Ivan Krstic); Citizen journalism post-conference
  • WMF organizational meetings, special meetings: WMF Board panel, open to all conference attendees, chapters meeting, more
  • Program software used:
  • Program review process used:
  • Themes: (5 themes) Technical infrastructure; Wikimedia projects and content; Free knowledge and access to information; Wiki social science; Law and Policy.
  • Types of submissions: Panels, Workshops, Presentations, Posters, BOFs (Birds-of-a-Feather/discussion sessions), artistic submissions (artistic submissions are only mentioned).
  • Parallel sessions: 6 (plus an open space).
  • Program committee: Angela Beesley - Wikia, Inc. / Wikimedia Foundation, Inc; Nicholas Boalch - University of Durham; Andrea Forte - Georgia Institute of Technology; Ivan Krstic - Harvard University; Cormac Lawler - University of Manchester; Joseph Reagle - New York University; Martin Roell - Unaffiliated; Alex Schenck - University of Rhode Island[4].

Media:

Planning:

  • Lead organizers (note!please add to and/or correct if necessary): sj (local general organizer), Delphine (remote general organizer); phoebe (program chair); Austin (registration); Erica (at the Berkman center) (logistics); many others
  • Planning wiki: mostly on meta, teamwiki, some on the '06 wiki
  • Program/registration software used: Indico for the program/CFP (deployed and run by Ivan); '06 wiki for proceedings; in-house software written by Austin for registration
  • Planning mailing list:
  • Bid page: Boston (Wikimania 2006/Bids)

Budget and funding:

  • Total budget:
  • Scholarship budget:
  • Total scholarships awarded:
  • Link to budget breakdown:
  • Funds from the WMF:
  • Sponsors: Berkman Center for Internet and Society (partner organization). Patron: Answers.com. Benefactors: Amazon.com, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Nokia, wikiHow; Friends: wetpaint, ask.com, yahoo, socialtext. Supporters: IBM, FAQ Farm, Elevation Partners, One Laptop per Child, The Sunlight Foundation. List of the sponsors.

Reports:

Brand[edit]

Presentations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. The Many Voices of Wikipedia, Heard in One Place. New York Times, August 7, 2006.
  2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Boston#Rooms
  3. https://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schedule
  4. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2005_programme