harel.cain at gmail
Jul 23, 2011, 12:57 PM
Post #3 of 6
I'm also happy to report that we have about 5 participants who are Arab
Israelis (), and reasons to believe this number is about to grow. It's
not to be taken lightly, considering the status of Arab Israelis within the
Israeli public, which is one of an ethnic minority with various sociological
and economic problems, and a low participation in Wikimedia projects,
perhaps comparable with the status of African Americans in the US.
Wikimania 2011 local team
On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 22:45, Harel Cain <harel.cain [at] gmail> wrote:
> Hi al,
> Some statistics about Wikimania 2011:
> * We expect upwards of 470 confirmed attendees. The exact number is
> difficult to tell, but all those we consider confirmed are paid for and have
> never cancelled.
> * Our confirmed attendees hail from 56 different countries. The highest
> participation is from Israel (26%), United States (16%), Germany (9.6%),
> Netherlands (4.7%) and India (4.3%).
> * 22% percent of participants are female. That's a wonderful number,
> considering the research finding that only about 13% of editors are women.
> * About 1150 people submitted a scholarship application, 450 made it to the
> second round of filtering. About 80 full scholarships and about 60 partial
> scholarships were awarded by the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia Deutschland
> gave out 16 scholarships, WM Italia 8, WM France about 7 (?), WM Austria
> about 5, WM Russia 3, WMCH 2. The average age of scholarship applicant was
> about 31, the median age about 27.
> * About 11% of participants are vegetarian or vegan.
> See you all soon in Haifa!
> Harel Cain
> Wikimania 2011 local team
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