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- Official wiki: wikimania2008.wikimedia.org.
- Location: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- Attendance: 625, with quite a few local Egyptians coming and learning about the projects too.
- Conference languages: English
- Cost to attend: Registration; for a Wikimedia contributor the early bird price was ? and regular registration was ?
- Accommodation: Delta Hotel (61 rooms), Windsor Hotel (77 rooms), Metropole Hotel (66 rooms) and Saint marc dorms (around 500 beds)
- (Un)official theme song: I Will Revise
- Keynote speakers: Ismail Serageldin, Elaine Metni, Ahmed Tantawi.
- Program information: Schedule
- Link to CfP: Call for Participation
- Link to program proceedings:
- WMF organizational meetings, special meetings: WMF Board panel, open to all conference attendees
- Session videos Kaltura,Archived Video Streams, Bibalex Downloads
- Program software used:
- Program review process used:
- Themes: (4 tracks) Wikimedia Communities; Free Knowledge; Technical infrastructure; Scientific track.
- Types of submissions: presentations, workshops/open discussions, panels, posters, artistic artifacts.
- Parallel sessions: 4-5
- Program committee:
- Link to photos:Wikimania2008 on Commons, Wikimania2008 on Flickr
- Number of journalists attending:
- Media stories:
- Lead organizers (note! please add to and/or correct if necessary): Mido (local lead), Delphine (WMF), Biblioteca Alexandrina co-hosted
- Planning wiki: mostly on teamwiki, some in the program software (pentabarf), some on the '08 wiki, lots in private documents
- Program/registration software used: program software was pentabarf, registration was just a database and a form
- Planning mailing list:
- Bid page:: Alexandria (Bids)
Budget and funding:
- Total budget:
- Scholarship budget:
- Total scholarships awarded:
- Link to budget breakdown:
- Funds from the WMF:
- Sponsors:Open Society Institute, WikiHow. Benefactors: Hp, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Raya, Intel, ACT, Kaltura. Friends: Onkosh. Supporters: Wikia Gaming, Wikia Entertainement, eSpace
- Registration costs
|Type||Wikimedia contributor (US$)||Corporate (US$)||Egyptian Wikimedia contributor (LE)|
|Early bird (whole event: 3 days)||45||100||80|
- Postmortem page: Wikimania 2008/Postmortem Survey
- Suggestions page: http://wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/Comments, Wikimania 2008/Wishlist
- Budget reports:
- Other reports: