From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel
Latest comment: 12 years ago by Deror avi in topic Orange


There is now on Saturday: Break until 17:45 and from 17:30 Beach Time. What is the right schedule? --Martina talk 13:02, 15 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

The beach time is optional (swimming and sun bathing). People may either take a break or go to the beach. Deror avi 16:11, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Suggestions for changes


if possible, I would like to make some suggestions for changes regarding the presentations I am involved in:

  • I think the "Wikimedia Chapters" presentation would be better earlier in the conference. Then I could more easily refer to other presentations. Perhaps early day II? Last session of Day I would be ideal.
  • On Saturday, the "event organization" and "Outreach" are likely to attract similar audiences. You might want to pull those two apart.
  • 1,5 hour in straight is quite a long time for the Wikimedia chapters - I would like some feedback on what would be best: combining it with a shorter session or include ~30 min Q&A/discussions.

With kind regards, Lodewijk 20:14, 12 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your reply. I have to say that I find the "have to get people out of bed" not very funny... Now there are two quite popular sessions in parallel, and many people indeed are going to miss those. Besides, I think that much value of the chapters session will be lost due to placing it on the third day. It would be a loss if people would get a mere summary of some of the great projects /after/ they have missed the big session about the topic. If I get to be able to present before that, I can suggest at which session they can get to know more, if relevant. I really hope this will be reconsidered.
I mentioned in my original submission a 60 min or 2*45min. Surely we could have a discussion right after the session (where people can ask specific questions to the chapter members of relevant projects in the room or seriously discuss what would be the best path). Lodewijk 10:29, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Wikimedia Chapters has been shortened to 60 min now, and moved up to Friday morning. Thanks! Lodewijk 08:06, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Order of presentations in the MediaWiki development session

The order of presentations in the "MediaWiki development" session (Friday 10:15-11:45) is currently listed as a presentation, followed by "Ask the Developers" (a panel Q&A), followed by another presentation. I think it would make a bit more sense to do the presentations first and the panel last, such that the Q&A can run out the clock until the break and doesn't have to be artificially interrupted for a presentation that might finish early. --Catrope 10:14, 14 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Done. Deror avi 16:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Conflict between "Better Editing" and extension workshop

The "Better Editing" session, an inherently technical topic that many developers are interested in, conflicts with the workshop on MediaWiki extension development. I would suggest swapping it with one of the Thursday morning workshops, because that's the slot with the lowest amount of conflicting technical stuff AFAICT. --Catrope 10:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Done. Deror avi 16:25, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

"Statistical analysis of Wikipedia usage" and "Better Editing" sessions misnamed

The second half of the "Statistical analysis" session has nothing to do with statistics, and the last talk in the "Better Editing" session has little to do with editing apart from its catchy title. The "Anti vandalism; Operations overview" session, however, does acknowledge a duality in its name.

Also, now that InlineEditor has dropped out, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to group the two operations-related talks ("The Site Architecture You Can Edit" and "Wikimedia Operations Overview") together. --Catrope 10:24, 14 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

sorry. do not understand you. Deror avi 15:19, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
The "ResourceLoader" and "Qt library" talks have nothing to do with statistics (they're about MediaWiki development), but they're in a session called "Statistical analysis". Maybe the section should have a double name like "Anti vandalism; Operations overview" does. I thought it would make sense to put the "Wikimedia Operations Overview" and "The Site Architecture You Can Edit" together because they're kind of related, but that's not that big a deal. --Catrope 17:32, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
I changed according to your suggestion. Harel 18:15, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. --Catrope 19:13, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Formal Acceptance?

A big thanks to everyone working hard on this schedule and the reviews process. I am curious, should appearance of a presentation on this schedule be construed as acceptance? Will formal acceptance emails be sent once everything is settled? Thanks, West.andrew.g 05:04, 16 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Yes, they should be considered as acceptance. No, please don't wait for acceptance letters - they might be sent out and they might not (some of the presenters didn't even provide an e-mail address), it's not on the top of our priorities at the moment. Harel 06:08, 16 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Final schedule?

Following on the thread above, I'm wondering whether or not the published schedule here is the final one. Much as I was hoping to respond to the confirmation for submissions sent earlier this month, I'm wondering whether or not it's still possible to present given that I was only able to confirm participation earlier, though with the full intention of presenting anyway. :) --Sky Harbor (talk) 04:33, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

It is not the final one and is still subject to changes (additions of lectures).Deror avi 07:29, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
I shall gladly keep my fingers crossed for our submissions. :P --Sky Harbor (talk) 11:47, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for including the Tagalog Wikipedia language policies panel/presentation! Hopefully I can still deliver The Wikipedian Condition as well, especially in light of the closing plenary! :P --Sky Harbor (talk) 05:03, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Problem with schedule

During the second day I should speak on two places [almost] simultaneously. "From on-wiki conflicts to real-life collaboration" and "Missing Wikipedias" are my talks ("Strategies for Wikinews" is, too). May you, please change it? --Millosh 16:50, 18 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Moved. Deror avi 08:45, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Question regarding the Schedule

Hello everybody,

I have just checked the updated Schedule and I noticed my presentation was allocated a slot sometime between 16:30 and 17:45 on Friday, August 5th. I am Shomer Shabbat, and I will leave (sadly) Wikimania on Friday afternoon to spend Shabbat at my family's place in Modi'in -that's where I will stay before Wikimania. I checked on the Israel Railways' website (after I sent you guys an -email) and I noticed the last train to Modi'in departs at 13:57. Now, my question is: will I still have time after my presentation to quickly say goodbye, take a monit sherut a to Tel Aviv and then another one to Modi'in? Or just to Tel Aviv, I could have someone from my family pick me in Tel Aviv. Please let me know if that is possible or if something else can be done. Thanks! --Jewbask 21:15, 22 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Done Deror avi 09:52, 23 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Outreach and GLAM

The Friday 10:15 – 11:45 sessions "GLAMorous II" and "Outreach and programs" have major overlap. GLAM is actually a form of outreach. Can one of these two sessions be swapped with another session? Multichill 13:08, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

+1 The overlap is large and many of involved in "Outreach and programs" are also involved in projects related to GLAMorous II. It'd be great to see a swap! Missvain 15:29, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
In essence there are four tracks at the conference: Glam, outreach, education and technical. Every session there are at least two or three of those together. So on Friday we have:
Outreach: Outreach and programs --> Encouraging Participation --> Encouraging Participation II --> Encouraging Participation III and Global South activities
Therefore, the only possible move is to switch "Outreach and programs" with "Chapters and co." or with "Movement roles" - both of them also deal, in essense, with outreach. Deror avi 15:38, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply


Some items on the schedule are shaded orange. Would someone explain the colour scheme please? Deryck Chan 08:46, 6 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

We allowed registration for just the academic talks for a discount price. These are the talks the discount ticket enable hearing. Deror avi 14:30, 29 July 2011 (UTC)Reply