Grants:TPS/Danny B./Wikimania/2016/Report

Welcome back from Wikimania 2016!


Danny B.

all around


Cherrypicked among others:


  • helping to the local organizing team, sharing the experiences from past events as well as giving the hand where needed


  • Community engagement team (Quim Gil, Nick Wilson)
  • Future of Gadgets system (Timo Tijhof)
  • Grants system (Marti Johnson, Kacie Harold)
  • LangCom situation and future (LangCom members)
  • Phabricator maintenance (Andre Klapper)
  • Preparation of Hackathon 2017 (Hackathon 2017 team)
  • Preparation of next Wikimania and it future at all (WM2017 team)
  • Scribunto stuff (Brad Jorsch, Marius Hoch)
  • Services and relevant architecture (Gabriel Wicke)
  • Task system in Phabricator (two guys, at least one from TPG)
  • various GLAM stuff (John Cummings, Liam Wyatt and some others)


  • I've taught couple local people stuff about Wikipedia and Wikimedia - basic principles, basic editing, overview of WMF projects, etc...


  • "Street view" with portable equipment (the map guy)
  • Structured data (Yuri Astrakhan, various)
  • various tech things - one always learns ;-)
  • various things about/from FSFE

Due to the nature of my major participation in wikiverse, most of what I've learned will be by shared by creating and maintaining of on wiki tools, also promoting new features and help with them.

Apart from purely Wikimedia related things I've had an opportunity to learn about different cultures as well as various phrases in new languages.


  • hopefully couple new contributors after my lecturing to couple local people


With most majority of the people I've listed below I've been solving various issues, gave them feedback, helped them, got feedback, suggestions or help from them. Due to this, I consider this Wikimania as highly productive event for me.

The real list is much much longer (cf. my last year's one), but since I've unfortunately lost the list I made for myself and I am bad on names, I list only those I can remember off head with sincere apologies to those whose names I forgot. However, nearly all of those listed on last year's list who attended this year would be listed here.

  • Aaron Halfaker
  • Alexander Wagner
  • Alice Wiegand
  • Amanda Bittaker
  • Amir Aharoni
  • Andre Klapper
  • Anne-Laure Prévost
  • Asaf Bartov
  • Benoit Rochon
  • Benoît Evellin
  • Birgit Müller
  • Brad Jorsch
  • Brion Vibber
  • Bryan Davis
  • Chen Davidi
  • Claudia Garád
  • Deror Avi
  • Ellie Young
  • Erik Möller
  • Florence Nibart-Devouard
  • Frieda Brioschi
  • Gabriel Wicke
  • Geoff Brigham
  • Gergő Tisza
  • Gregory Varnum
  • Ilario Valdelli
  • Iolanda Pensa
  • Isarra
  • Itzik Edri
  • Ivan Martinéz
  • James Alexander
  • James Forrester
  • James Hare
  • Jan-Bart de Vreede
  • Jean-Frédéric Berthelot
  • Joe Sutherland
  • John Cummings
  • Kacie Harold
  • Kalliope Tsouroupidou
  • Katherine Maher
  • Ladsgroup
  • Liam Wyatt
  • Lodewijk Gelauf
  • Lydia Pintscher
  • Maarten Dammers
  • Manuel Schneider
  • Marc-André Pelletier
  • Mardetanha
  • Marek Blahuš
  • Marius Hoch
  • Mark Hershberger
  • Marti Johnson
  • Martin Rulsch
  • María Sefidari
  • Moushira Elamrawy
  • Muriel Staub
  • Nick Wilson
  • Nicole Ebber
  • Niklas Laxström
  • Patricio Lorente
  • Quim Gil
  • Rachel Farrand
  • Raimund Liebert
  • Roan Kattouw
  • Romaine
  • Rummana Yasmeen
  • Ryan Kaldari
  • SPQRobin
  • Samuel Klein
  • Siebrand Mazeland
  • Timo Tijhof
  • Yuri Astrakhan
  • the mapping guy
  • Austrian folks
  • FSFE guys
  • couple local people
  • many others, which I unfortunately don't remember name of

Anything elseEdit

Like last year: Although utopic wish, I wish Wikimania was longer so I had more time for face to face collaboration with many of those listed above...

Big thanks to the Austrian folks for their hospitality on the first night when the regular accommodation failed as well as for the transportation services.

And of course, big kudos to the entire team and local people for the great - and this year very unusual due to its outdoor nature - conference!