#MoreinCommon at Wikimania 2016

By Lucy Crompton-Reid I didn’t expect to be crying through much of the opening speech for Wikimania 2016, given by Jimmy Wales in the rather muggy, and very busy, Gym Palace of Esino Lario on the morning of Friday 24th June. As he talked of the inspiring life and tragic murder of his friend Jo… read more »

Does Wikimania save lives?

This post was written by Fabian Tompsett, Wikimedian and co-ordinator of the Wikimania support team, and originally published here. I am just coming to the end of a four-month stint working for Wikimedia UK helping to deliver Wikimania 2014 at London’s Barbican Centre. It was all quite exciting and as The Signpost put it was “not too bad, actually”. In the… read more »

Wikimania 2014 draws to a close

Wikimania 2014 happened, and it was brilliant. More than 200 sessions, and more than 4,000 attendees according to the figures from The Barbican. We had guests from more than 70 countries. And now we are tired. We’ll share more reflections on the conference,  including facts and figures, once the dust has settled and everything is back to… read more »

Wikimania – Nine working days to go…

This post was written by Jon Davies, Wikimedia UK Chief Executive Our office white board now says only nine working days to go to Wikimania. In reality it will be a few more as weekends seem to be as busy as Monday to Friday now. I’d like to share a few thoughts with our community…. read more »

Counting down to Wikimania

This post was written by Jon Davies, Wikimedia UK Chief Executive We have a big white board in the office where we share calendars and meetings; a few months ago I started a box counting down the days to Wikimania on it. However hard we tried it seemed a long way off in the distant… read more »

Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London – Largest ever gathering

This press release was issued on 1 July by Wikimedia UK, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimania 2014 team – *Featured speakers include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and new Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Lila Tretikov; Thousands of Wikimedia volunteers; Leaders in Technology, Culture and Society. From August 8th to 10th at the Barbican Centre; Tickets go on sale… read more »

Wikimania fringe – The Future of Education

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s head of external relations This weekend saw the latest in the series of Wikimania fringe events. This time, the focus was on the future of education  – what role do the Wikimedia projects play in the education world? The two-day event was attended by around 30… read more »

Wikimania Free Culture Weekend

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK Last weekend the Wikimania Fringe Free Culture event took place at the Barbican Centre with 20 people attending from a range of cultural organisations, Wikimedia chapters, open knowledge projects and members of the public. Saturday A series of talks on topics related to open… read more »

Wikimania fringe: Free culture weekend

This weekend sees the latest in the programme of fringe events leading up to Wikimania. The Free Culture Weekend takes place at The Barbican Centre, London. The two-day event is open to all, but is especially suited to those who are digital artists and media creators, inventors and licensors, curators and archivists, lawyers and librarians,… read more »

Your Wikimania Needs You!

This blog post was written by John Cummings, Wikimania support at Wikimedia UK and Harry Mitchell, Wikimedia UK volunteer. Wikimania 2014 is a 2000+ person conference, unconference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and party, spread over five days in August 2014, preceded and followed by fringe events. It’s the official annual event of the Wikimedia movement,… read more »