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Wikimania is a multilingual and multidisciplinary conference. We have invited speakers from many different fields, including reference work publishers, librarians and archivists, museum curators, software developers, free culture activists, online community leaders, lawyers, journalists, academics and businessmen.

Plenary speakersEdit

PanelsEdit

Global Voices : Wikis and information diversityEdit

Participants: Hossein Derakhshan, Isaac Mao, Milton Aineruhanga and Kasper Souren.

Wikis and PoliticsEdit

Participants: Jimmy Wales, Isaac Mao, Ascander Suarez, Jean-Baptiste Soufron.

Tutorials and WorkshopsEdit

The Pywikipediabot framework and its extensionsEdit

Tutorial leader: Andre Engels

Extending and Customizing MediaWikiEdit

Tutorial leader: Brion Vibber

Copyright case studiesEdit

Tutorial leaders: Jean-Baptiste Soufron and Enrique Chaparro

Wikimedia Statistics and VisualizationEdit

Tutorial leaders: Jakob Voss and Erik Zachte

Developing long-term finanical plans for WikimediaEdit

Workshop leader: Frank Antwerpes

Sound: Incorporating audio content into Wikimedia projectsEdit

Workshop leader: Gerard Meijssen

Finding new sources of free knowledgeEdit

Workshop leader: Thomas Thaler

PresentationsEdit

Ross Mayfield: Case studies on wiki use within Enterprises for project communicationEdit

About the speaker: Ross Mayfield is the CEO of Socialtext, one of the leading developers of enterprise wikis.

Ward Cunningham: Wikis then and nowEdit

Abstract: A reflection on the development of wikis over the past decade.

About the speaker: Ward Cunningham is the programmer who designed and named the first wiki. Since then, he has invented and written two best-selling books about Extreme Programming. He currently works in Microsoft's "Prescriptive Architecture Guidance" group.

Richard Stallman: Copyright and CommunityEdit

About the speaker: Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation.

Achal Prabhala: An overview of the access to learning materials situation in Southern AfricaEdit

About the speaker: Achal Prabhala works on improving access to technology and information in South Africa.

Florence Devouard: Wikimedia projects in the developing countriesEdit

About the speaker: Florence Devouard is an elected member of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.

Brion Vibber: Extending and embedding the MediaWiki frameworkEdit

About the speaker: Brion Vibber is Wikimedia's Chief Technical Officer and its second employee. He lives in Los Angeles, where he slaves for Wikimedia by day and Wikipedia by night.

Erik Moeller: Future MediaWiki ResearchEdit

About the speaker: Erik Moeller is a journalist and open source advocate, whose first book, Die heimliche Medienrevolution - Wie Weblogs, Wikis und freie Software die Welt verändern, was published last year.

Stefan Magdalinski: Wikiproxy and other magicEdit

About the speaker: Stefan Magdalinski really knows where his towel is.

Domas Mituzas: Running the hyper wikiEdit

About the speakers: Domas Mituzas is a member of the core team of Wikimedia developers and server maintainers. His speciality is handling WikiDowns and WikiUps.

Sunir Shah: Wikis and communityEdit

About the speaker: Sunir Shah was the founder of MeatballWiki, one of the oldest icons in the wikisphere.


Other presentationsEdit

...and 50 additional speakers and presenters from Australia, Brazil, California, Canada, Chile, China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, the Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, the US, and Venezuela.


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