This is the report page for the 2016 Wikimania evaluation survey from the event in Esino Lario. The survey was carried out by WMF Learning and Evaluation team. Conferences and hackathons had been identified as key programs to develop evaluation insight. This third survey offers more information and data on the process and outcomes of the conference. It is intended as a means for participants to share what they got out of the conference and a platform to collect information on how we might improve future conferences and their evaluation. We hope that the lessons learned through the years help inform the creation of future issues of Wikimania. Share, comment and discuss!
The top three favorite sessions were: ""Meetups"", The Coolest Projects of Wikimedia Chapters- Be Inspired, and Privacy- A Limit to "The Sum of all Knowledge"? .
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The Coolest Projects of Wikimedia Chapters- Be Inspired - Darya Kantor and Deror Lin
Privacy- A Limit to "The Sum of all Knowledge"? - Lukas Mezger
The Future of Wikimania
Wikipedia Depicting Mohammed: Different Approaches in Different Environments
SVG Illustration Workshop - Shyamal, Cmglee
Community Health II: Tackling Harassment
Content Gender Gap an International Movement - Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
Dynamic SVG for Wikimedia Projects: Exploring Applications, Techniques and best practices for interactive and animated vector graphics - Gordon Lee
Wikipedia Addiction and its Comorbidities- What Role does Mental Health play in a community that wants to create an encyclopedia? - Kritzolina
Legal War Stories: A Review of Key Legal Issues Facing the Wikimedia Movement - Jacob Rogers and Michelle Paulson
Comparison to Wikimania 2015 sessions showed mixed results. One-hundred and thirty-one respondents indicated that they attended Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City. Of these 131 respondents, the majority (35%) indicated that the overall quality of the content of this year’s sessions were about the same compared to last year. Twenty-four percent indicated that they were better and 27% indicated that they were worse.
Respondents who attended Wikimania 2015 reported a variety of outcomes from last year's conference
Hackathon attendee's self-reported experience with developing was mixed. Most, (26%) indicated they have intermediate level of experience, followed by advanced level of experience (23%), and beginning level of experience (15%).
Hackathon attendees experience as developer
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How would you describe your experience as a developer?