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Wikimania 2006 Meeting Notes

Please move agendas/minutes here once meetings have taken place; and add notes here during or after the meeting. Before a meeting, add notes directly to the appropriate agenda section on the meetings page.

Comments on future meetings[edit]

  • Should we pick two reasonable days/times and rotate among them?
    This is the currently favored plan. Suggestion for the next time : Saturday Nov 19, 1600 UTC, for exactly one hour -- short discussions with followups on-wiki and -mailing list.
    NB: We may want to offer two different days of the week as well. Feedback on day/time is most welcome.
  • Other ideas : Should we rotate meetings throughout the timezones and days of the week? Covering all timezones equally? Once every 15.2 days?

Important discussion should take place on this [Meta-]wiki before each meeting; the meetings themselves will be short; kept to around one hour.

General discussions[edit]

Sat Dec. 10, 2200 UTC[edit]

  • Updates from older discussions : gathered notes on-wiki re: tracks, dates; draft CfP text
  • Program thoughts : promising research going on, within & outside the community? brief reviews of conf software (pb, cont, pycon)
  • Timeline updates
  • Information flow : Website archiving, updating. Wikimania-social list (7 requests from last-year attendees; surely more from the community)
  • Other? (see new Team ideas; with sections for people to elaborate on upcoming tasks; collect tasks and milestones from last year...)
  • Reminding people to add thoughts on the wiki at each step above :) So

probably deciding before the meeting what page(section)s should be used for which discussions.

  • ...


Paper/conf software - Austin and Ivan and Patrick? Nichtich? do they have time to work on this? should talk about this; hopefully before the meeting.

Research - researchers interested in wikimania; what are people writing/studying about wikis? cool people to invite? cool people to encourage to write papers?

Other speakers - adding to the growing list; or just looking at it.

Info online - how can we make the website(s) more usable? The info from last year more accessible? Lots of people still don't know where the presentations are. And many audio files still need to be chopped up and posted online.

Documentary - we have 12 hours of footage from Wikimania on archive.org; trying to launch a wikimentary project with it.


Minutes: (Wikimania_2006/Planning/2005-12-10)

Saturday, Nov 19, 16:00 UTC[edit]

  • Timeline updates - new date information; save-the-date announcements
  • Future meetings : scheduling the next general and program meetings
  • Conference goals, revisited
  • Program : Conference software
    Team, division of labor
    Advisors for attracting diverse contributors, speakers, attendees
  • Translation and multilingualism : translation team; first announcements.
  • Feedback : Soliciting new ideas
    Separate mailing lists? Merge lists?
    Set up social list for last year (5 respondents so far)
  • ...see also general Q's on this page, on the general talk page, and on the program page.

Minutes: Wikimania_2006/Planning/2005-11-19


Saturday, Nov 5[edit]

Time: 2200-2300 UTC   (1700-1800 Boston | 2000-2100 Brasilia | 2300-2400 Berlin | 0900-1000 Canberra)


  • Timeline updates
  • Prioritize criteria for picking a week(end)
  • Future meetings : when, how often, how long (is 1hr the right duration?)
  • Conference goals
  • Storing and sharing information : Conference software, wiki use
    Early translation and multilingualism : useful? to what end? (see Talk:)
  • Advisors for attracting diverse contributors, speakers, attendees : useful? and if so, how to proceed
  • Processing feedback from last year (on & off-wiki)
  • ...other questions on this page, and on the program page.

Minutes: Wikimania 2006/Planning/2005-11-05


...and related comments, regular days/times when you are available, &c.

Program discussions[edit]

Wed Nov 23, 2200 UTC[edit]

  • Goals - of the program, and the program team
  • Future meetings : scheduling the next general and program meetings
  • Conference software
    Team, division of initial work. Review of discussion from Saturday.
    CfP : format, schedule.
    Advisors for attracting diverse contributors, speakers, attendees: distribution (field and geography), attraction
  • Translation and multilingualism : program-related announcements and content, special target languages.
  • Feedback : Soliciting new program ideas
  • ...see also general Q's on the program page.

Minutes: Wikimania_2006/Planning/2005-11-23


Sun Jan 29, 2006[edit]

  • ratify that the CfP text looks alright
  • check the page on the wikimania site it redirects to
  • decide how to update the wikimania site
  • conference submission software
  • split up contacting the lists & people in question (didn't get to)

Minutes: Wikimania_2006/Program/2006-01-28

Sat Feb 4, 2006[edit]

see: Minutes: Wikimania_2006/Program/2006-02-04