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Nov 23, 2011, 11:33 AM
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And/or changing the character of the event in discussion. Some other
Re: Wikimania 2013 - Request for Bids and Jury nominations
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FLOSS community/project have more mutual communication-oriented events
I heard. For example, Mozilla Summit: they, so I heard, gather less
frequently than us (once some years) and spare more time just to
interact themselves offline, it's more like to sort of retreat as far
as I imagine hearing from those who attended.
Just my 2 cent.
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 4:18 AM, Harel Cain <harel.cain [at] gmail> wrote:
> I'd just like to be the bad guy and repeat my suggestion expressed in the
> past in this list and on wikimania-planning-l that in the future Wikimania
> be held every two years. The no-Wikimania years could possibly be devoted to
> regional conferences, smaller in scope and cheaper to produce.
> Producing a very good bid for a constantly-expanding and improving
> conference, every time in another place, is a task we won't be able to
> support over time.
> Harel Cain
> Wikimedia Israel
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 21:07, Jan-Bart de Vreede <janbart [at] wikimedia>
>> Hi All,
>> Disclaimer: this is my personal opinion, and in no way represents any
>> sentiments of the board.
>> That being said
>> In the past years I have seen a lot of people spend a lot of time on
>> different bids which never made it (even though they were pretty good).
>> Could this be the year that we change this procedure and try to do things
>> differently? I would love to explore how we can avoid a lot of people
>> wasting their energy...
>> How about taking a little time to look at these and other imperfects of
>> the current system before jumping right in, and trying to see if we can
>> improve it?
>> On 23 nov. 2011, at 19:47, James Forrester wrote:
>> > Dear all,
>> > It's getting towards the end of November, which means it is time to
>> > run the Wikimania bidding process for 2013.
>> > Given the traditional absence of a formal system, I'm putting myself
>> > forward as Jury co-ordinator - a non-voting person who helps the
>> > Jury form and Bids get started up, sets the timeline, and hopefully
>> > makes sure everything happens smoothly.
>> > In this role, I would like to make two requests:
>> > Firstly, I'm sure the whole Wikimedia community would love to see as
>> > many good bids as possible. There are already a few bids on Meta,
>> > but if you or your local community are thinking about putting one in,
>> > I'd urge you to get started now - there's not much time left before
>> > new bids will not be accepted. Making a good bid for Wikimania can be
>> > a lot of work, but we all benefit from there being a strong field of
>> > bids.
>> > Secondly, I would like to invite volunteers to serve on the Wikimania
>> > 2013 jury. There is a list of general requirements on Meta, but to
>> > summarise:
>> > * The Jury will have some from the Wikimedia Foundation's Board and
>> > staff alongside the community volunteers;
>> > * You can't be on the Jury if you're closely involved in a Bid (it's a
>> > conflict of interest);
>> > * You need to have some free time during the selection period
>> > (January-March);
>> > * We want to represent the community across the different projects and
>> > activities; and
>> > * We of course want a mix of people from a diverse range of
>> > backgrounds, sexes, cultures and regions of the world.
>> > If you wish to be involved in the Jury, please e-mail me (off-list) at
>> > jdforrester [at] gmail - I hope we can announce the Jury in the first
>> > week of December, so please contact me as soon as you can.
>> > Please also consider passing this message on (and translating it!) for
>> > your wiki's community forum for those that don't read these mailing
>> > lists.
>> > Thank you, and good luck to all Bids.
>> >  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2013
>> >  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2013/Jury
>> >  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2013/Bids/Timeline
>> >  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2013/Bids
>> >  - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_jury
>> > Yours,
>> > --
>> > James D. Forrester
>> > jdforrester [at] wikimedia | jdforrester [at] gmail
>> > [[Wikipedia:User:Jdforrester|James F.]]
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