Wikimania 2015 bids/Cape Town/Our Team
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Our idea: Vision • Venue • Budget • Self Evaluation
Our city: Cape Town • Accommodation • Diversity
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The Wikimania 2015 core bid team is formed to execute the organisation of the Wikimania 2015 Cape Town Bid. We are looking for support so let us know if you want to join the organisation.
- Douglas Scott: Douglas is a board member of Wikimedia ZA and has been a Wikipedia volunteer since 2006. He has a great many useful Cape Town contacts and resources and is the bid team leader for Cape Town 2015.
- David Richfield: scholarships
- Kimi Lawrie: web development
- Theresa Hume: volunteer coordinator
- Isla Haddow-Flood: local outreach. A Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption, Isla is passionate about harnessing communication technology and media platforms for the advancement of open access to knowledge. Specifically, knowledge that relates to and enhances the understanding of Africa via the Open Movement (and especially Wikipedia). Her passions and experiences have evolved into the position of project manager of w:WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre. WikiAfrica is a cross-continental collaborative project that aims at encouraging and supporting communities and memory institutions across Africa to actively contribute to Wikipedia and its sister projects. Isla has been a dedicated Wikipedian since 2011, and is a board member of Wikimedia South Africa. She is also doing Masters at UCT in African Studies, looking at the impact that source-generated, truthful online content has on an individual and the larger community.
- Dumisani Ndubane: media relations. He has been editing Wikipedia and Wikiversity since 2008, but rather prefer steady wikimedian to Veteran Wikimedian. He is serving his second term as President of Wikimedia ZA (Oooh!), and takes that very seriously. He is project lead too many cool wikimedia ZA projects, than he actually knows... But accepts responsibility anyway. He understands, voltages, currents, power factor correction and other confusing Electrical Engineering words. If you are Media and Wanna have relations (Get your mind out of the gutter) with Wikimania 2015 Bid team, he is your man. He generally looks forward to meeting other Wikimaniacs in Cape Town in 2015.
- Oarabile Mudongo: An experienced editor/contributor to Wikimedia projects, also fonder of planning Wikimedia Botswana user group, was a speakers at Wikimania 2012 and 2013. A student currently pursuing my studies in Computer Science. My liaison tasks are helping out to integrate new contributors into the Wikimedia projects by teaching them how to edit, the social norms of contributing on the projects, and guidelines for working in the community. A member of Wikimania 2015 bid committee.
- James Hare: James Hare is the president of Wikimedia DC and one of its founding board members. He has been a Wikipedia volunteer since 2004, where he has made numerous small contributions as well as some larger ones. He edits under the username Harej. In 2012, he was the lead organizer for the Wikimania 2012 conference. He has a degree in political science from American University with a concentration in American government.
- MADe: Wikipedia volunteer since 2005 and board member of Wikimedia ZA. Working with an international energy company, he will support the bid with his project- and risk management skills.
We are still looking for volunteers!
- Child care—This local Capetonian will help organise events related to child care.
- Tour organisers—This local person will help us organise the tours during and after the conference.
- Social media—An international volunteer to post updates on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Interested in helping us? Send your résumé to douglas.i.scottgmailcom
- NJR ZA - Available to do WikiGnome work where required.
- Nkansah Rexford
- Idyllic Press
- Achal Prabhala
- Fagbohun Omotayo
- Waldir - support from another African Cape ;)
- Fagbohum Omotayo
- Kibby Koziba Sebina
Letters of supportEdit
A letter of support from the provincial economic development agency Wesgro.
A letter of support from the mayor of Cape Town.
A letter of support from the Silicon Cape Initiative, the local organisation set up to represent the interests of the local technology industry and wider community.
A letter of support from the Premier of the Western Cape Province Helen Zille indicating her support for Cape Town to host Wikimania 2015.
Our bid meeting notes are available below.