For the first installment, see part 1, the plenaries
For those who generally only edit on the English Wikipedia project, it is quite an experience to hobnob with attendees from nearly forty countries, [Note 1] over six continents (alas, no WikiProject Penguins from Antartica), and representing about four dozen languages and their respective Wikipedias.[Note 2] There were also those who primarily work on other Wikimedia projects and other WMF websites, such as Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikivoyage, MediaWiki, and Phabricator. There was non-Wikimedia open source/open data representation there as well, such as Mozilla México in the Community Village and a mapping party for OpenStreetMap.
Inter- and intra- were the applicable geographical prefixes, as meetups were intra-continental: WikiAfrica, Wikimedia Asia, Central and Eastern Europe Wikimedians, and the Canada and United States affiliates, intra-language/inter-continental: WikiArabia, WikiFranca, Iberocoop, and Turkic Speaking Wikimedians, intra-country: Wikimedia Deutschland (Germany) and the Mexican Wikipedians, and the inter-language, intra-country, and internationally diasporic Indic Meetup. Thematic meetups included the Wikipedia Education Program, LGBT and allied Wikimedians, OTRS volunteers, Wikidata editors, Wikipedia Librarians, the WikiProject Med Foundation, a Wikiwomen's Lunch, and a joint Wiktionary-Wikidata Meetup. There was even a meetup for a Wiki Wedding.
Meeting the WMF employees and board members
The substance of Wikimania is in the sessions presented by editors and staff for the rest of us. The Programme included tracks on Education, GLAM, Community, Tech, and Legal issues. Of the plethora of sessions, below are just a few that stood out among those attended by this editor.
For more info
Despite the dearth of official videos of Wikimanía 2015 sessions, as reported by the Signpost, some individuals took the initiative to record session and other videos. These can be found at Wikimania 2015 presentation videos on Commons, Wikimania 2015 videos on Internet Archive, and miscellaneous "Wikimania 2015" videos on YouTube.
- Slide decks
- Elsewhere on the web
- ^ Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Catalonia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippenes, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Tanzania, Ukraine, the U.K., the U.S., and Uzbekistan. Whew!
- ^ Ancient Greek - grc, Arabic - ar, Armenian (Eastern & Western) - hy, Assamese - as, Bengali - bn, Bishnupriya Manipuri - bpy, Catalan - ca, Chinese - zh, Czech - cs, Dutch - nl, English - en, Esperanto - eo, Estonian - et, French - fr, German - de, Hebrew - he, Hindi - hi, Indonesian - id, Italian - it, Japanese - ja, Javanese - jv, Kannada - kn, Kashmiri - ks, Latin - la, Lithuanian - lt, Malayalam - ml:, Marathi - mr:, Nepali - ne, Norwegian - no, Oriya - or, Panjabi - pa, Polish - pl, Portuguese - pt, Russian - ru, Sanskrit - sa, Serbian - sr, Serbo-Croatian - sh, Slovak - sk, Spanish - es, Swahili - sw, Swedish - sv, Tagalog - tl, Tamil - ta, Ukranian - uk, Urdu - ur, Uzbek - uz, Venetian - vec, Vietnamese - vi, and Western Panjabi - pnb
It's your Signpost
. You can help us