Wikimania 2014

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »