Schedule/Lightning Talks

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Lightning talks are fun!

We have a full hour of lightning talks.

Every speaker is given 2 minutes, and if there's enough applause he or she will get another full minute.

Note: Is this enough? At the past Wikimania, speakers got 10 minutes (including time for one or more questions), iirc. If someone wants to talk only 2 minutes, that's fine, but to adequately describe projects, thats usually not sufficient --Tobias 11:07, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
most of the lightning talk sessions I've been to have been 5 minutes; personally I think 10 is way too long. 2 might be difficult, but hey, I bet one could tell some pretty good jokes in two minutes. -- Phoebe 23:41, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

List of lightning talks - sign up here

Facing the "copy-and-paste generation" – Wikimedia Germany's school project

A brief overview on Wikimedia Germany's school project, which build a network of speakers in Germany in order to educate both for students and teachers about the risks and opportunities of Wikipedia in school --Tobias 11:07, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

All Rights - a Wiki for helping people with their Rights

All Rights is a Israeli Wiki project that attempts to concentrate All information about Rights and Entitlements in a single system. See some English mockup (Amitay Korn - +972-54-4497272 amitay.korn@kolzchut.org.il)

Global Forum on digital commons & collaborative communities

Global Forum on Building Digital Commons and Collaborative Communities --Gomà 15:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Community Broadcast Tool

It makes would make the banners not suck! A system that allows users to select what kind of CentralNotice banners (fundraising, local events, community, wikimania, strategic updates etc.) they want to see and which should be hidden. Currently not in development, but hopefully soon! --Tobias 13:52, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Some words on terminology: How not to confuse new people

Understanding the Wikimedia world is difficult for new people - not only because it is inherently complicated, but also because Wikimedians could better watch which terms they use describing the Wikimedia world. Ziko 14:37, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Chapter Professionalization, how it could look like

A contemplation on how the professionalization of a Chapter could look like. Is that just about hiring staff? What are the other ways to become a professional chapter?--Juan de Vojníkov 07:58, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

AIDS/HIV information in Sub Saharan Africa, in selected languages

A draft proposal to provide essential information on HIV/AIDS in areas of high prevalence in Sub Saharan Africa in local languages. Isaac Kosgei and Rich Farmbrough

Details can be found at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/HIV-AIDS_project. RF 2011-09-22 08:02

Announcement by l’Observatoire linguistique / the Linguasphere Foundation

Appeal for collaboration of the wiki community in updating the Register of the world’s living & recorded languages, viewed as integral parts of an orbital linguasphere -- Barbara Dalby and Zyztem2000 <contact@linguasphere.info>

Geospatial Querying and Mapping of Wikipedia Articles and OpenStreets

The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded TerraFly project utilizes OpenStreet maps worldwide, allows geospatial querying of derived datasets, e.g. all street intersections, and keyword+geography based querying and mapping of Wikipedia articles. -- Naphtali Rishe

The MediaWiki feature map: A taxonomy of software improvements

In the development of the Product Whitepaper, I wanted to find a way to categorize, classify and document various improvement ideas, so that we could more clearly communicate about what improvements we want to make and why. In this lightning talk, I will briefly explain the structure of the feature map, and how it can be useful to you as a Wikimedia user or developer. --Erik Moeller 11:44, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Mass uploading in the Kazakh Wikipedia

The Kazakh Wikipedia received a large donation of content from the printed Kazakh Encyclopedia with the support of the government of Kazakhstan. Mass uploading of content is underway in the last few months. This talk will tell about this process, the successes and the challenges. --Nartay Ashim and Rauan Kenzhekhanuly

Video patterns

Why is making video so hard, and even harder when collaborating? I'll explain the problem and how I've worked with Ward Cunningham, to bring the idea of "video patterns" for storytelling, and how it can be used in Commons, WikiNews and other projects. -- Fuzheado 14:49, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

How to get one high quality article per month

On December 2010, I decided I would become more active in the Wiki world and that I would get high quality content at the Portuguese version of Wikipedia. Since then, I got pretty active on reaching this goal. I got eight high quality articles in just seven months (even though I can't be really active this year, because I'm on my last year in college and I have to write a thesis in order to graduate). Want to find out how I did it? Come to the lightning talks! =D --Rodrigogomesonetwo 15:01, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

U.S. subnational chapters

A brief explanation of both the Wikimedia and bureaucratic processes of how a U.S. subnational chapter can come to exist. Harej 15:20, 5 August 2011 (UTC)