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Program meeting, 2/23/06, Thursday 23:00UTC, freenode#wikimania
- Program teams - member recruitment, separate meetings /discussion 
- Keynote invitations -- ordered list, N at a time (N = 2?) 
- Non-keynote invitations: timeline 
- rough estimate of time to allocate
- Track keynotes & speaker ideas -- Wikimania 2006/Program ideas
- Updates :
- CFP distribution and translation; Keynote responses so far. 
- Software: .LRN custom install? Talk by Carl B, if avail. later on.
- Program materials: things to hand out. RR Donnelley, NYC printers
- Website: clean wiki; old proceedings; new proceedings 
- Design: Wikimania badges, banners, posters. 
- Future meeting scheduling: weekly for 20 min? 
- Q&A 
- On-wiki: Talk:Wikimania 2006
Condensed Notes[edit source]
- New program volunteers: GeraldM (projects & content); nsh (tech); komissar (FKAATI)
- Program teams, to-do this week:
- recruit others for your team (direct general questions about reviewing to phoebe); put names down here
- review and add to list of speakers, with supporting information (not just name, but links, info) Wikimania_2006/Program_ideas (several speakers discussed during meeting; added to list)
- within your team discuss possible keynotes for your track, via email/wiki
- by next meeting (Th 3/2): every team should have a list of at least 10 great speakers on the list discussed ("both star-power and cutting-edge work presenters") with priorities (don't list priorities onwiki, make sure it's clear that these are *suggested speakers*; priority list can go in private section of wikimania.wikimedia).
- Next meeting after Thursday, in 2 weeks (week of the 6th) -- longer, scheduled on a weekend, when everyone can make it
- Indepth discussion of speakers, so as to begin...
- inviting great speakers early and often (but only one at a time)
- Printing - sj's talked to printers. To decide now: what kind of printed material to give to attendees (32p. booklet vs 3 page handout). Deadline for printers is 6 weeks out but who to go to depends on what it is (also, cost).
- Clean wiki and proceedings: Sj suggests making a clean, editable wiki at wikimania.wikimedia so that we can build the site; (wikimania to redirect to wikimania2006.wikimedia.org; last year's content at wikimania2005.wikimedia.org; sounds like a good plan to those assembled; brion will do.) Hosting the Wikimania proceedings at wikimania permanently suggested, agreed that the Wikimania wiki is the best place for them.
- Design: B4's made some badges. Please review and comment.
- General notes
- if you want to be on the program team, send email to brassratgirl.at.gmail.dot.com so as to get on mini-mailing list
- If you need an account on wikimania.wikimedia, email Angela
- Next meeting: Thursday Mar. 2nd, 23:00UTC, short. Check in with program teams about members and speakers, wikimania wiki work
- Next meeting after that, TBD, please put down the times you are available in talk -- longer, discussion of speakers, all program team should be there if poss.
Brassratgirl 20:07, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
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#wikimania Angela GerardM: great. can you add yourself to http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Program_Team and let brassratgirl know your email address GerardM WiktionaryZ sounds like Wiktionaries GerardM and therefore has a link with the other Wiktionary projects _sj_ let's wait until eight after to start going through the agenda... _sj_ gerard: ahhh _sj_ I missed that :) mako ii'm here _sj_ hey mak _sj_ I'm hoping to get a submission about how to use mediawiki on OLPC laptops _sj_ or rather, 'using mediawiki as a platform for schoolkids to collaborate over networked machines' GerardM what is OLPC asw hi all. GerardM Jan-Bart from Kennisnet wants to give a presentation about the research they do on what works with wikis in education GerardM In the Dutch chapter we hear regularly about that mako one laptop per child mako it's the non-profit organization that is running the $100 laptop project brassratgirl hey all GerardM thanks brassratgirl sorry, running late _sj_ hey there _sj_ gerard: yes, cool _sj_ hope to see a submission from him too GerardM He will .. he told us _sj_ ok _sj_ let's go through the agenda quickly GerardM if not him it would be Annemiek or Galwaygirl _sj_ and encourage discussion on-wiki. |<-- SvenDowideit has left freenode (Connection timed out) _sj_ hmm, site slowing.. _sj_ ok. agenda updated. _sj_ 1) member recruiting for themes: _sj_ angela sent out email today, specially looking for project assistance. gerard and nsh have shown some interest; _sj_ please get anyone who is interested to sign up on the wiki. _sj_ each theme shoujld have separate discussions this week about the list of speakers they'd like to hypothetically invite brassratgirl kommisar: you are interested in helping with free knowledge, yes? _sj_ (being ambitious, and knowing not all will accept) brassratgirl komissar, rather komissar what exactly is it? _sj_ ahh, + komissar :) brassratgirl "Free knowledge and access to information" _sj_ we can talk about what it is after the meeting... _sj_ the other reason theme groups should meet is to discuss keynotes _sj_ we should expect some good keynotes not to be free, or to say no. _sj_ which is a reason to invite early and often; _sj_ but no more than one per theme at a time, perhaps... brassratgirl here's the list: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Program_ideas brassratgirl I started working on it but it's still v. incomplete _sj_ so please have at least two keynotes you'd like to invite for your theme _sj_ and have one invite out at a time. _sj_ Tim BL for i8nstance hasn't given a firm response; and we don't have confirmation from lessig, though he is free. Angela where should we put Jimbo? Does he fit best with the projects & content theme? asw hides - brassratgirl : sorry I couldn't help more with reorg of invitees themes _sj_ I believe he does. but we could also have a second projects keynote _sj_ if there's a good one we want to bring in. brassratgirl asw: no worries :) brassratgirl Angela: I'd agree with sj _sj_ that is, jimbo is likely to touch on largely, but not only projects; so we could classify him as we wish brassratgirl he's of interest across the conference, after all :) _sj_ non-kenote invites need a quick timeline for being listed and discussed, as well. _sj_ We could devote our meeting next week to talking about specific speakers _sj_ and the priorities for each theme GerardM An interesting speaker could be profesor Melby .. he could talk about Standards and their relevance for us brassratgirl for that to work, the themes should start reviewing people this week brassratgirl GerardM: who's that? _sj_ we should have a list of 10-30 speakers per theme by then, if we want to be productive GerardM He is a linguist ..and a Standards guru _sj_ please encourage your themes to come up with a good list; both star-power and cutting-edge work presenters brassratgirl GerardM: Can you put his full name down? or send it to me? GerardM Alan K Melby _sj_ I have a list of very ambitious people to throw in this weekend. _sj_ does next week sound like a reasonable deadline for discussing speakers in detail? brassratgirl how are the themes doing, people-wise? brassratgirl are there any social science reps here? _sj_ ~2 people for free knowledge atm. _sj_ <not enough> brassratgirl right _sj_ I saw new suggestions for social science, but no acceptances this week _sj_ should we aim for two weeks from now instead? we should pick a day and make it a longer meeting _sj_ and have discussions on-wiki beforehand, with a meeting to has out any lingering conflicts asw _sj_ - for discussing the speakers we should also consider more email... brassratgirl the themes that are more formed (law & policy, social science) should consider meeting amongst themselves _sj_ asw: agreed. asw dunno. I realize it's less open than the mailing list. brassratgirl If everyone could get their email to me, I'm maintaining a list of paper reviewers _sj_ nice. _sj_ the theme3 groups should definitely discuss themselves; _sj_ then share on the wiki before a review meeting brassratgirl (firstname.lastname@example.org) brassratgirl _sj_, I think we should have some goals before a review meeting brassratgirl esp. if it's 2 weeks out asw these mini-lists (just via CC) are very useful i think. But we should include anyone that wants to be included... I've been worried about spamming people. _sj_ right. so what kind of interim goal? a minimum list size on the wiki? brassratgirl asw: agreed .. I wanted to make a list so we didn't have to spam all of wikimania brassratgirl some kind of priority ranking would be nice _sj_ ok, yes. list and simple priority asw nods. I think it already looks better now that it's getting organized into tracks. brassratgirl there are bound to be people that we come to agreement would be awesome to have, best to do that beforehand brassratgirl if possible _sj_ two weeks should be enough time to reach those agreements _sj_ then the difficult or controversial <cough laura bush> cases asw Hey we have two yeses. :) for law. :) _sj_ can be discussed. _sj_ that one should really be discussed this week... _sj_ but after the meeting. brassratgirl coughs brassratgirl uh.. we need a space to put all this brassratgirl asw: what? _sj_ shall we say at least 10 suggested speakers per track? brassratgirl two yesses? _sj_ with priorities, by next week? _sj_ while people think about that... a few updates : _sj_ the cfp still needs to be distributed; along with general announcements _sj_ the cfp was picked up on a few blogs; which is helpful _sj_ and there are blogs that ask for conference details, and online calendars _sj_ (one of the big web2.0 memes) _sj_ which encourage submissions. _sj_ we should add those to our list of contacts _sj_ I'll give more of an update on that this weekend by mail Angela do we want to make suggested speakers public though if we're not going to actually invite all of them? asw i don't mean to be whiny but it sort of sucks that the cfp says "call for participation" in some places and "call for papers" in others. brassratgirl _sj_, in particular, there are several local lists that are listed that I don't know if anyone contacted, like local library lists asw What can we do to update the wikimania site? _sj_ asw: see the 'new wiki' note _sj_ we'll get to it in a min _sj_ brg: the locals, probably not. _sj_ angela: I would say yes _sj_ it should be a compliment to be listed on the suggestions page _sj_ and we can send all of the people on those lists a personal cfp note brassratgirl but they should be listed as "suggested" or "proposed" or "speaker ideas" _sj_ but some of them would get a more explicit "we want you to come" asw _sj_ you changed the agenda during the meeting. -bad boy- _sj_ asw: meta was hanging for me for 10 min or so asw :) _sj_ had to log out and back in _sj_ angela: you would be nervous about that? _sj_ (update 2: carl blesius offered to make a custom installation of .LRN for the conference) Angela Sj: I was just thinking people could be upset if they're listed and then removed. _sj_ (if we could use it. the .LRN consortium is a cool education-based consortium using open source software; having them bought into the event would be nice; and it's a pretty neat system. We might think about integrating such an installation with the wikimania wiki.) Angela Perhaps te page just needs to be very clear that these are suggestions, not a formal list of people we are inviting. _sj_ angela: sounds good Angela what is .LRN? _sj_ dotlrn.org brassratgirl Angela, I can write a little text for the page that says exactly that :) Angela That would be great. _sj_ of course, I may be partial to it b/c I wrote bits of the more ancient code they use :) _sj_ it was a nice offer. I don't want to ask them to put dozens of hours into it if we definitely wouldn't use such an install _sj_ so I'm hoping to have carl give a demo of what it might be like, used for a conference _sj_ if that happens, I'll let everyone know / post a link to a demosite _sj_ (update 3 : program materials. how much to hand out? info about speakers, presentations, &c. brassratgirl what's RR Donnelley refer to? asw -- need to step out for a bit -- sorry. _sj_ (I talked to two printers today; one of whom liked the idea of the conf, and is going to send quotes for a conf-sized run on their high-volume machines.) _sj_ they're a major printing and marketing? firm in the US brassratgirl how soon do we have to figure this out by? _sj_ I met a few printers from their branch out near Boston; they have one machine small enough to do a quick run like this. brassratgirl I assume printing wouldn't be done for a while .. _sj_ more updates when there's more info. we should start thinking about what we want to provide attendees. brassratgirl full printed sets of wikipedia, of course. brassratgirl I personally won't settle for anything less. _sj_ right, but we need to figure well in advance what size we want the volume to be; if its 1000 copies of a 32-pg booklet, that's one kind of printing. if its 1000 copies of a one-pg leaflet, that's another. brassratgirl ok, gotcha. _sj_ we have to tell presenters if we need print-ready materials / photos from them 6 weeks out -->| SvenDowideit (email@example.com) has joined #wikimania _sj_ wb sven _sj_ brion_away, around? Angela I think we should wait and see whether we get any sponsorship before deciding on printing. Angela We might not be able to afford it. _sj_ some sponsorship could be for recognition in the printed matter _sj_ a standard rate sheet includes the price of ads in the program; if there are orgs for which we would accept this, we should decide that in advance. Angela Jimmy had asked Danny to go through his contacts and find potential sponsors, but he's apparently been too busy to do that, and there have been no volunteers to do it either. _sj_ (and make a list and ask them, since there might not be many :) _sj_ right. nsh catches up quickly nsh (as possible) _sj_ brion's not here... but I tlked to him about creating a clean wiki _sj_ and renaming the old one _sj_ making the new wiki publicly editable. that would help us get it cleaned up fast. _sj_ so brion, when you read the logs, don't forget us :) brassratgirl a clean wiki at wikimania? GerardM What do we need in sponsors and how would it work for them ? _sj_ gerardm: we need to offer them a rate sheet _sj_ suggesting what levels of sponsorship there are GerardM lets talk later .. _sj_ brg: a clean wiki now _sj_ which we would repopulate with the three-four pages that are currently viewable _sj_ and then add onto, renaming pages as necessary (Call for participation, etc) brassratgirl yes. a clean wiki where, is what I meant. what url? _sj_ yeah, at wikimania.wikimedia.org _sj_ nudges b4_ brassratgirl ok . Sounds good. _sj_ what do people think of hosting all wikimania proceedings on the wikimania wiki, permanently? b4_ ok _sj_ ( if we don't do this, we might start up a separate reviewed, academic-content wiki... ) brassratgirl _sj_: don't do what? _sj_ if we don't host proceedings on wikimania.wikimedia _sj_ we need a place where we can reliably keep wikimania proceedings. brassratgirl I think it's a definite possiblity, but we should consider how to do it and what it means brassratgirl how to organize & tag them well, etc. _sj_ for those not following the edit wars at en.wikibooks, the 2005 proceedings were deleted from there and moved to meta _sj_ where they may also not belong brassratgirl maybe a discussion for another day... _sj_ right. _sj_ b4, design? =-= brion_away is now known as brion brassratgirl (I def. don't think they belong on meta; it's a mess) _sj_ (even if they do, they can't stay as Transwiki: pages) Angela We should host it on the wikimania wiki. Not all submissions are academic-content, so having it on a site wich requires that won't work. _sj_ angela: good point. agreed. nsh wikibooks is only for academic content? Angela No, the "separate reviewed, academic-content wiki..." Sj mentioned is. _sj_ (brion: any chance of getting a clean wikimania wiki by the weekend?) _sj_ (and wb :) nsh ah nsh ty brassratgirl the other bonus to having them on wikimania is everything's in one place; someone wants to know where to look, it's one stop shopping Angela But wikibooks is only for textbooks, which led to some controversy over conference proceedings going there. nsh one stop shopping++ nsh but also, permament location++ nsh how about wikisource? nsh that's a pretty wide bucket Angela They aren't really source texts. nsh how about wikieverything2 nsh :-) brassratgirl also there could be licensing issues, potentially.. nsh we'd have to initiate more newbie-haazing for that Angela There's no point risking ending up on VfD on any project. We can just keep this on the wikimania wiki where people can't object tp it. brion _sj_: gimme a url and a name nsh ok, agreed GerardM wikiandthekitchensink brion _sj_: keep in mind we want to archive materials for each conference. i recommend having a site per year. Angela wikimania2005.wikimedia.org for the old one perhaps? _sj_ can we move the current wiki to a new url (wikimania2005.wikimedia.org?) and create a new one at this name? _sj_ nice :) jinx GerardM Sensible nsh ugly, but ok _sj_ brion: fair enough. then we could move back the 'archive' on meta atm. brassratgirl better than meta. nsh aye brion and don't move them around every year; start it at wikimania2006 and keep it there. nsh nods _sj_ right. _sj_ and redirect wikimania. brion breaking urls next year would be silly. _sj_ ok... brion \o/ brassratgirl redirect to the current year's site would be nice; it could just be changed every year nsh introduces self to brassratgirl, haven't not seen her around before brassratgirl and people could to to the same place nsh nods brassratgirl *could go to _sj_ cool. please ping people in this channel when it happens _sj_ so we can make sure existing important external links are updated brassratgirl heya nsh nsh :-) _sj_ for general Q&A : http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimania_2006 brassratgirl and next meetings? _sj_ I'm free most evenings next week nsh one point that just came up in the RSA/Economist lecture i was just listening to... _sj_ the week after we might want to schedule more carefully, and get agreement on-list nsh there was a lady talking from the RNIB (institute for the blind) and it made me think: pretty soon we're going to have to address the problem of accessibility _sj_ if we actually want to make decisions following that meeting. _sj_ nsh: do you know en:User:Hydnjo? nsh so perhaps having someone speak about it at this year's wikimania would be good brassratgirl _sj_: yes brassratgirl maybe another weekday meeting next week (same time, same place?) nsh as the readerbase goes up, so does the proportional disenfranchisment _sj_ nsh: interesting idea. can you add that to the Program ideas page? brassratgirl and a weekend meeting for the next one, with on-list consensus nsh _sj_, don't think i know them nsh _sj_, sure |<-- SvenDowideit_ has left freenode (Success) _sj_ b4_ _sj_ ? _sj_ if you haven't seen the current suggested badges, _sj_ please comment : http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:B4#Wikimania_Badges b4_ yes, badges up Angela there are some comments on those at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:B4 Angela I asked Delphine to comment since she was the one who wrote most of http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_visual_identity_guidelines b4_ if they don't adhere to to guidelines, i can drop the faded logos in the back b4_ also, on the new wiki, let me know if we want to use monobook _sj_ b4: a good discussion to have on a design page _sj_ it's time we had a separate page for those threads b4_ sure, good suggestion _sj_ perhaps Wikimania 2006/Design brassratgirl speaking of seperate pages... do we wnat to do initial ranking of speakers on the same page, until it gets too big? brassratgirl (program ideas) _sj_ works for me _sj_ unless people will be too offended _sj_ angela, what do you think? Angela I'd rather rankings were not public. Angela we can have a private section of the wikimania wiki for everyone with an account, so why not do it there? -->| nshtest (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined #wikimania |<-- nsh has left freenode (Nick collision from services.) _sj_ sounds fine. =-= nshtest is now known as nsh brassratgirl what should people do who need accounts again? (for the minutes) nsh _sj_, where are the program ideas? Angela Just tell me their username and email. _sj_ http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Program_ideas nsh ah got it nsh ty brassratgirl ok brassratgirl thanks _sj_ anyone else have wikimania updates? Angela one question I had is which track would "other wikis" fit into? _sj_ not technically different Angela Last year, we had a few related to other wikis and there's already at least one submission for that this year. GerardM Do you mean outside the WMF or do you mean non wikipedia projects _sj_ just content-different? _sj_ right. brassratgirl (other encyclopedias, too) Angela I mean non-wikimedia projects. GerardM like http://wiki.ontoworld.org/index.php/Semantic_Wiki ? _sj_ those don't fit under the five themes _sj_ but could certainly go under miscellaneous. Angela Do we want a section where people can basically talk about their wiki? I was wondering if it might work best as an open space thing. brassratgirl sighs _sj_ I would like that _sj_ appropriate, considering _sj_ an open section of the wiki, and an open space at the event Angela It apparently worked well at recent changes camp. _sj_ yes brassratgirl I've been talking to Eugene Kim about open space stuff as well brassratgirl gave me some ideas... brassratgirl it could work really well _sj_ I have to run atm. is there anything else we need to discuss? brassratgirl next meeting: _sj_ next week's meeting brassratgirl thursday march 2nd brassratgirl ? _sj_ I'm easy; any evening works for me. thursday this time is fine. brassratgirl everyone, minutes are here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Program/2006-02-23 brassratgirl as usual brassratgirl (or, will be) Angela I can't promise to be here until the 5th. brassratgirl 23:00 ok with everyone again? brassratgirl (tough to find a time that works for the whole world :( Angela 23:00 would be too late for me that day, but I don't know whether I'll have internet access then anyway. nsh http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2006/Program_ideas#Accessibility_and_Content.2FFormat_Seperation nsh ( _sj_ ) _sj_ and set up options for a longer meeting in the tendays after that? =-= _sj_ is now known as _sj|out_ nsh are slashes not valid anchor chars or is mediawiki being overly anal with the .2F ? brassratgirl Angela: ok :( brassratgirl sj, everyone: yes, let's have a meatier program meeting the week of the 6th Angela But someone could just send me a log and I'll catch up afterwards. b4_ i'm out, bye all brassratgirl Angela: will do, of course :) brassratgirl bye b4_ brassratgirl (I like the badges, btw) _sj|out_ lovely. ttys. Angela Bye all.