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Wiki Movement: Year by Year

An oral history and discussion of the world of Wikimedia from 2005 to the present, seen through the lens of the annual Wikimania conference. A roundtable of panelists engage in a live video discussion (using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch). The audience is invited to share their views and experiences.

  • Hosts: Andrew, Richard, Phoebe, and others
  • Participation also encouraged through social media during the live video conversation. Panelists will read and react to comments in real time while bringing them up on screen using the Streamyard platform.

Episode 1: 2005![edit]

August 2, Wikimania Year by Year 2005

Wiki Movement: Year by Year 2005 - Wikimania and the Wikimedia movement

Wikimania 2020 was scheduled for August 5 to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the first Wikimania, but it had to be postponed til next year due to Covid. Since we can't be together in person, we'll spend the first episode of this series discussing the very first Wikimania, held in 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany, and the entire year of 2005 in Wikimedia and wikis. This was the first international conference of the Wikimedia movement and the first time many participants had met another Wikipedian. It was held in a youth hostel (Haus der Jugend) in Frankfurt, and we spent much of the week outside in the hostel's beer garden. What else was going on in the world of Wikipedia and wikis in 2005? Attendees and organizers of Wikimania 2005 will talk about this momentous early event, how it shaped Wikimedia going forward, and what Wikipedia and Wikimedia was like in 2005, in the context of the wider world.

Some topics to react to:

  • your favorite memories / stories from Wikimania 2005. What did you do at the conference? How did it change your Wikimedia experience?
  • What else was going on in the world of Wikipedia & Wikimedia in 2005?
  • What was your favorite thing about Wikipedia/Wikimedia in 2005?
  • How did Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Wikimania fit with the wider world of the internet and social media in 2005? How did current events in the world affect Wikimedia?
  • Significant articles and events in 2005:
  • Katrina (climate change generally)
  • London bombings
  • Facebook not yet open to the public - only students

Episode 2: 2006![edit]

October 4, Wikimania Year by Year 2006

Wiki Movement: Year by Year 2006 - Wikimania and the Wikimedia movement

  • Where: Wikipedia Weekly Network
  • When: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 3pm EST/1900 UTC
  • Hosts: Andrew, Richard, Phoebe, sj

Etherpad to edit: Wikipedia Year by Year 2006

some topics to react to:

  • Favorite moments of Wikimania 2006: