W I K I M A N I A 2 0 0 5 A r c h i v e
This is an archive of content from http://wikimania2005.wikimedia.org +/-
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.
|Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia||Ross Mayfield, CEO of Socialtext|
|Ward Cunningham, inventor of wiki technology||Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation.|
Global Voices : Wikis and information diversity
Participants: Hossein Derakhshan, Isaac Mao, Milton Aineruhanga and Kasper Souren.
Wikis and Politics
Participants: Jimmy Wales, Isaac Mao, Ascander Suarez, Jean-Baptiste Soufron.
Tutorials and Workshops
The Pywikipediabot framework and its extensions
Tutorial leader: Andre Engels
Extending and Customizing MediaWiki
Tutorial leader: Brion Vibber
Copyright case studies
Tutorial leaders: Jean-Baptiste Soufron and Enrique Chaparro
Wikimedia Statistics and Visualization
Tutorial leaders: Jakob Voss and Erik Zachte
Developing long-term finanical plans for Wikimedia
Workshop leader: Frank Antwerpes
Sound: Incorporating audio content into Wikimedia projects
Workshop leader: Gerard Meijssen
Finding new sources of free knowledge
Workshop leader: Thomas Thaler
Ross Mayfield: Case studies on wiki use within Enterprises for project communication
About the speaker: Ross Mayfield is the CEO of Socialtext, one of the leading developers of enterprise wikis.
Ward Cunningham: Wikis then and now
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
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
About the speaker: Achal Prabhala works on improving access to technology and information in South Africa.
Florence Devouard: Wikimedia projects in the developing countries
About the speaker: Florence Devouard is an elected member of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
Brion Vibber: Extending and embedding the MediaWiki framework
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
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
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
About the speaker: Stefan Magdalinski often knows where his towel is.
Domas Mituzas: Running the hyper wiki
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
About the speaker: Sunir Shah was the founder of MeatballWiki, one of the oldest icons in the wikisphere.
...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.