Social Machines Weekend

This post was written by Chris McKenna of the Wikimania support team The Wikimania 2014 fringe programme kicked off with a successful first event on the 24 and 25 of May when the Barbican centre played host to a weekend of discussion about Social Machines. The event featured a teleconference with Philippe Beaudette, the director… read more »

Fabian’s thoughts on a few weeks in post

In this post, Fabian Tompsett, Wikimedian and co-ordinator of the Wikimania support team, shares his views on his his first few weeks in post It has now been a couple of weeks since I started as one of the three Wikimania support staff taken on by Wikimedia, along with Chris McKenna and John Cummings. We… read more »

Wikimedia UK welcomes new starters for Wikimania

Wikimedia UK is delighted to welcome three new staff to support the delivery of the Wikimania conference. John Cummings, Chris McKenna and Fabian Tompsett will be working with the charity until the end of August to support the volunteer conference team. All three are Wikimedians with a good understanding of the movement and the charity…. read more »

Wikimania – Submission deadline expires with a blaze of proposals

This post was written by Matthew Wood, Wikimania / Wikimedia UK volunteer As many will no doubt be aware of by now, Wikimania, the annual global conference of the Wikimedia movement, arrives in London for the first time this summer. The conference, hosted at The Barbican, Europe’s largest conference venue,  with the main body of… read more »

Wikimania – ten days to submit your session proposal

Wikimania, the annual global conference of the Wikimedia movement, comes to London this year for the first time. The conference takes place from 4-11 August, with the main part of the conference being on the 8th 9th and 10th August. The conference organisers are keen to receive a wide range of proposals, workshops, presentations and… read more »

Congratulations and thank you to the Wikimania 2013 team!

Wikimania 2013 took place last week in Hong Kong and by all accounts was a great success. Congratulations to everyone who played a part in bringing together a global community of Wikimedians for such a useful and important conference! Ahead of the conference one of our volunteers, Rock drum, spent some time with a few… read more »

Who cares about Wikimania 2014?

This blog post was guest written by Ed Saperia of the Wikimania 2014 organising team. Those of us who are a part of the Wikimedia movement already understand, as if by instinct, the value of the Wikimedia projects. It is not the millions of articles, nor the billions of pageviews, but the magical combination of… read more »

Scholarships for Wikimania 2013 – applications now open

This  message was initially circulated by the organising team of Wikimania 2013. Scholarship applications for Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong are now being accepted. The application window is open until 22 February. A Wikimania 2013 scholarship is an award given to an individual to enable them to attend Wikimania in Hong Kong from 7-11 August,… read more »