Wikimania 2005:Speakers

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Wikimania is a multilingual and multidisciplinary conference. We have invited speakers from many different fields, including reference work publishers, librarians and archivists, museum curators, software developers, free culture activists, online community leaders, lawyers, journalists, academics and businessmen.

Plenary speakers[edit]

Jimmy Wales will be a keynote speaker
Jimmy Wales will be a keynote speaker
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
Not to mention the Mayfield
Not to mention the Mayfield
Ross Mayfield, CEO of Socialtext
So will Ward Cunningham
So will Ward Cunningham
Ward Cunningham, inventor of wiki technology
Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation.


Global Voices : Wikis and information diversity[edit]

Participants: Hossein Derakhshan, Isaac Mao, Milton Aineruhanga and Kasper Souren.

Wikis and Politics[edit]

Participants: Jimmy Wales, Isaac Mao, Ascander Suarez, Jean-Baptiste Soufron.

Tutorials and Workshops[edit]

The Pywikipediabot framework and its extensions[edit]

Tutorial leader: Andre Engels

Extending and Customizing MediaWiki[edit]

Tutorial leader: Brion Vibber

Copyright case studies[edit]

Tutorial leaders: Jean-Baptiste Soufron and Enrique Chaparro

Wikimedia Statistics and Visualization[edit]

Tutorial leaders: Jakob Voss and Erik Zachte

Developing long-term finanical plans for Wikimedia[edit]

Workshop leader: Frank Antwerpes

Sound: Incorporating audio content into Wikimedia projects[edit]

Workshop leader: Gerard Meijssen

Finding new sources of free knowledge[edit]

Workshop leader: Thomas Thaler


Ross Mayfield: Case studies on wiki use within Enterprises for project communication[edit]

About the speaker: Ross Mayfield is the CEO of Socialtext, one of the leading developers of enterprise wikis.

Ward Cunningham: Wikis then and now[edit]

Abstract: A reflection on the development of wikis over the past decade.

About the speaker: Ward Cunningham is the programmer who designed and named the first wiki. Since then, he has invented and written two best-selling books about Extreme Programming. He currently works in Microsoft's "Prescriptive Architecture Guidance" group.

Richard Stallman: Copyright and Community[edit]

About the speaker: Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation.

Achal Prabhala: An overview of the access to learning materials situation in Southern Africa[edit]

About the speaker: Achal Prabhala works on improving access to technology and information in South Africa.

Florence Devouard: Wikimedia projects in the developing countries[edit]

About the speaker: Florence Devouard is an elected member of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.

Brion Vibber: Extending and embedding the MediaWiki framework[edit]

About the speaker: Brion Vibber is Wikimedia's Chief Technical Officer and its second employee. He lives in Los Angeles, where he slaves for Wikimedia by day and Wikipedia by night.

Erik Moeller: Future MediaWiki Research[edit]

About the speaker: Erik Moeller is a journalist and open source advocate, whose first book, Die heimliche Medienrevolution - Wie Weblogs, Wikis und freie Software die Welt verändern, was published last year.

Wolfgang Georgsdorf: Sign Language Wiktionary[edit]

About the speaker: Wolfgang Georgsdorf is an artist and filmmaker who has worked with deaf people for many years. He has produced a sign language dictionary on CD-ROM in the past and is now exploring and promoting the potential of wikis for teaching and using sign language.

Stefan Magdalinski: Wikiproxy and other magic[edit]

About the speaker: Stefan Magdalinski often knows where his towel is.

Domas Mituzas: Running the hyper wiki[edit]

About the speakers: Domas Mituzas is a member of the core team of Wikimedia developers and server maintainers. His speciality is handling WikiDowns and WikiUps.

Sunir Shah: Wikis and community[edit]

About the speaker: Sunir Shah was the founder of MeatballWiki, one of the oldest icons in the wikisphere.

Other presentations[edit]

...and 50 additional speakers and presenters from Australia, Brazil, California, Canada, Chile, China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, the Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, the US, and Venezuela.