Wikimania Committee

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Wikimania has been a community endeavour since its inception in 2005. Some frequent Wikimaniacs have taken on responsibility in some capacity year after year to ensure that each event is a success. However, local organising teams often reinvent the wheel, encountering similar issues every year.

To allow the conference to grow more smoothly, it seems sensible to pool the years of knowledge that we have into a body that oversees the Wikimania process from beginning to end in its yearly cycle. A permanent Wikimania committee would oversee the bids, handle jury selection for bid review, and provide continuity of experience and mentoring to each year's organizing team.

There is also interest in having a Wikimania review group (a subset of the committee?) to support the development of each conference plan, from bid to launch -- a task that is currently divided among {individual advisors to each bid, the Wikimania Coordinator on the WMF staff, and other WMF staff who visit the venue over the course of the year}.

Purpose and process[edit]

For details, see Wikimania Committee/Charter.

To ensure that the legacy of knowledge is effectively and efficiently passed on to the organising teams and to ensure a smooth and successful Wikimania.

This includes:

  • Setting Wikimania policy
  • Coordinating Wikimania bidding
  • Conference oversight and review
  • Best practice development


Meeting notes and current links[edit]