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The purpose of this page is to keep track of Wikimedia Tunisie meetings.

Meeting 30-Dec-13[edit]


École nationale d'ingénieurs de Tunis


  1. Vivaystn (talk · contribs)
  2. Ghabara (talk · contribs)
  3. Imen
  4. Mounir (talk · contribs)
  5. Nizar
  6. Oussama
  7. Abderrahmen
  8. Maher


  • Agreement about bidding to organize wikimania 2015 in Tunis
  • We need to chose a venue that can accommodate all attendees (more than 1,000)
  • Listing of the possible venues for the conference:
    • campus el manar tunis (capacity should be defined)
    • Cité ses sciences tunis (Big auditorium Ibn Khaldoun 264 sites, small auditorium El Khawarizmi 132 sites, salle Ibn Haythem 120 sites, salle Sciences Actualités 90 sites, salle de commission1 90 sites[1])
    • palais des congrès tunis (capacity should be defined)
    • palais des sciences monastir (capacity should be defined)
    • palais des congrès el kram (capacity should be defined)
    • Insat (capacity should be defined)
    • Medina Hammamet (capacity should be defined, it will be an attractive place since Wikimania is organized in July-August)
  • Next meeting should come with the final decision regarding the venue
  • These criteria will be checked for the place selection:
    • A large lecture hall or auditorium for plenary sessions
    • Different breakout rooms, including classrooms or anything similar (4-6)
    • A conference lounge (open space), a quiet area with access to Wi-Fi, coffee, and couches on which they can sit and discuss
    • Plenty of electrical outlets and power strips
    • Space/opportunities for public to interact with attendees
    • An information desk
    • A lost and found.
    • A war room, where your on-site team can meet and do work.
    • Interview rooms for press to conduct interviews. You may also need a media editing room.
    • Your venue may require you to use their on-site catering service.

All of these things should be reasonably close to each other and require as little walking around as possible. It's strongly recommended that hotels be within short walking distance of the venue, thus eliminating much of the logistical hassles. This also allows people to come and go when they want, go back to the hotel to change before special events, etc., and makes it easier for people to socialize with one another in the evenings.

  • These are some key information about the event:
    • Wikimania 2012 attendees is about 750
    • Wikimania 2013 attendees is about 1,400
    • Wikimania Conference period: 6 days (2 hacking days, 3 days conference, 1 day unconference)
  • Next meeting will discuss the other requirements for the bidding
  • For more info Wikimania Handbook
  • Next meeting on Saturday 4-Jan-14 in Cappucino cafe at 16 pm

Meeting 04-Jan-14[edit]

Place and date[edit]

Café Cappucino, Tunis at 17 pm


  1. Bidding team (15 min)
  2. Final decision regarding the venue (30 min)
  3. Partners and sponsors (10 min)
  4. Next meeting (5min)
  5. various interventions (5min)


  1. Vivaystn (talk · contribs)
  2. Ghabara (talk · contribs)
  3. Mounir (talk · contribs)
  4. عبير27 (talk · contribs)
  5. Imen
  6. Najet
  7. Boulbeba
  8. Khaoula


  • If we classify venues by capacity we will have only two choices (palais des cngrès el kram, and Medina Hammamet). The capacity should be compared to Wikimania Hong Kong 2013 (about 1,400 attendees) and Wikimanaia London 2014 (venue capacity more than 4,000 according to their bidding page).
  • Accommodation and transportation are major disadvantages for the 'palais des congrès el kram'. There are no nearby lodges !
  • Medina Hammamet is most convenient choice if we take the above criteria into consideration. It has a big capacity (4,000 or more ! To be defined precisely: Next action) and is surrounded by tens of hotels.
  • A workshop will be defined to introduce the place (Gather Information, make photos, illustrate the architecture, present the previous international events held in this venue, etc.)
  • The event is organized by Tunisian Wikimedians. JCI-ENIT and CLibre are supporting the organizing efforts.
  • A list of partners and collaborators will be defined, in order to put a plan for contacting them.

Meeting 28-Jan-14[edit]

Meeting wikimania monastir 2015

Place and date[edit]

ENIT University - Tunis at 18:30


  • Talk about wikimania
  • Talk about advancement done for wikimania Monastir 2015
  • Talk about workshops that will be organized in collaboration with JCI-ENIT to elaborate the bid


  1. Vivaystn (talk · contribs)
  2. Mounir (talk · contribs)
  3. Mouadh (talk · contribs)
  4. Hamedgamaoun (talk · contribs)
  5. Yasser
  6. Meher
  7. Faiza


  • We have agreed on the following workshops:
    • Management Workshop: Feasibility study and SWOT analysis of an International Conference - Wikimania Monastir 2015 identify opportunities, challenges, resources, needs and risks (01/02)
    • Finance Workshop: Prepare budget and planning for Wikimania Monastir 2015 (8/02)
    • A two days trip to Monastir and a Workshop for editing its Wikivoyage page (15-16/02)
    • Language Workshop: Improve grammar, style and vocabulary of Wikimania Monastir 2015 bid request (22/02)
    • Seminar: Present the Wikimania Monastir 2015 bid to the local media for getting public support (19/03)
  • The first workshop will be held in ENIT University from 11:00 to 01:30
  • The locations of the scheduled workshops will be defined later

Meeting 8 march 14[edit]

Place and date[edit]

Science PAlace of Monastir - at 3 pm


  • Introduce wikimedia and some of its projects (wikipedia, wikimedia commons, etc.)
  • Urge the attendees to contribute to the wikivoayge page of Monatir
  • Introduce wikimania and the concept of the conference to the guests
  • Give an overview of the wikimania Monastir bid
ذا الملف يدخل ضمن ورشة عمل تم عقدها بقصر العلوم بالمنستير يوم 8 مارس 2014 للإعتناء بصفحات المنستير بويكي الرحلات و عرض طلب تنظيم ويكيمانيا بالمنستير سنة 2015


  1. Vivaystn (talk · contribs)
  2. Mounir (talk · contribs)
  3. Nizarus (talk · contribs)
  4. Yasser (talk · contribs)
  5. Hamedgamaoun (talk · contribs)
  6. Mouadh (talk · contribs)
  7. Faiza (talk · contribs)
  8. Sami (talk · contribs)
  9. عبير27 (talk · contribs)
  10. Ghabara (talk · contribs)
  11. Meher saoudy (talk · contribs)
  12. Imen
  13. Zied
  14. Taha


  • We should have more informations about the Science Palace to know how to host our guests in the most comfortable way. (pictures, capacity..)Yes check.svg Done
  • Add the Tunis Carthage Airport to the Transport partYes check.svg Done
  • Tunisair Express for the interior flights. X mark.svg Not done
  • Private Transportation services (bus , tourist train..) should be added.Yes check.svg Done
  • Decision of changing the date. Yes check.svg Done
  • Try to deal with the reservation (you should reserve by now for summer 2015)Deferred Deferred to

  • The presenter of The University of Monastir proposed to use the university spaces for the workshops.Yes check.svg Done
  • Proposition of Live projection of the conferences in an open space in front of the place. X mark.svg Not done
  • Cuisine PArt : add tourist restaurants ( vegetarian food , fast foods, traditional food...)Yes check.svg Done
  • Plan a party on the "El Jem theater" the event could be at the same time of the musical festival .Deferred Deferred to

  • Upload pictures of all the nice monuments of Monastir taken during the Tour . Yes check.svg Done
  • Call the "OUC" to have more informations about Student dormitories. Symbol wait.svg In progress...
  • Add Medical service : Polyclinique carthage medical X mark.svg Not done
  • Contact the "Ministry of the Interior" for more informations about the VISA X mark.svg Not done
  • Add support letters from The University of Monastir X mark.svg Not done
  • Hotels : Amir, Thalassa, Mourad X mark.svg Not done

Meeting 13 may 14[edit]

Place and date[edit]

National school of engineers of Tunis - at 7:30 pm


  • Evaluation
  • Decision Wikimania 2016
  • Workshop Wikipédia


  1. Vivaystn (talk · contribs)
  2. Mounir (talk · contribs)
  3. عبير27 (talk · contribs)
  4. Yasser (talk · contribs)
  5. Hamedgamaoun (talk · contribs)
  6. Sami (talk · contribs)
  7. Meher saoudy (talk · contribs)
  8. Taha
  9. Meriem



  • The director #Vivaystn (talk · contribs) gave the word to each member to evaluate from his own perspective.
  1. Hamedgamaoun (talk · contribs) : Good initiative, learnt new things and wants to carry on and try for Wikimania 2016 and so on until we got it. He started posting on wiki. He insisted on the importance of enlarge our cercal and tend to make new members from the other universities.
  2. Sami (talk · contribs) Yassine showed the he is Professional and serious: A true leader.

This bidding is a good idea since it touched the tourist aspect. Unfortunately it did not work but it was a good experience and the number of participants is acceptable. Proposed to work on something else. Try to contact the tourist ministry. We could have contacted JCI Monastir when we visited the town. It could have been easier for us.

  1. Meher saoudy (talk · contribs)He learnt that some work could do a lot for improving tourist in Tunisia.
  2. Mounir (talk · contribs) The meetings were so effective seeing that they did not cost a lot compared to their effect. Wikimedians in Monastir did not, unfortunately, help us.
  3. Yasser (talk · contribs)Satisfied
  4. Meriem: Heard about it, she did not participate. Feedback: Good and interesting.
  5. Taha: Did not participate from the beginning. Propose to try something else.
  6. عبير27 (talk · contribs) She thinks that we have to make our own international event from Tunisia and invite the others
  7. Vivaystn (talk · contribs) Without the teamwork we couldn't do anything. He did not think that it would work this way. He is satisfied.

Decision Wikimania 2016[edit]

For Wiki 2016[edit]

Hamed, Mounir, Yasser, Sami , Yassin


- Never give up. - We already have a good bid page so it wouldn't take so much effort - The Tunisian government, particularly the Ministry of Tourism can help us especially that our country needs this kind of events

Against Wiki 2016[edit]

Meher, Abir, Yassine, Taha


- The rules aren't going to change - Useless - Try something that has the same potential of Wikimania PS: Yassine said that he would not lead another Wikimania Bid.


- Reported to next year - Try to concentrate on Wikitravel - Enhance tourism in Tunisia

Workshop Wikipedia[edit]

A proposed idea by Yassine. Each member will learn how to write on Wikipedia and will post his own article. Write about things that does not exist already. Proposed places: Cappuccino Coffee, EL-Makhzen, Lac, Coffee Nasr