- There were 31 proposals made. The core team then selected as many as we thought we could physically fit (without spotlighting the audience too thinly, and also being sufficiently different from each other to not conflict). Some sessions will non-doubt be relevant to two (or more) Spaces so we have planned for rooms to accomodate “crossover” interest sessions. Wittylama (talk) 07:48, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Wikimania and pre conference[edit source]
I am sorry, but this Wikimania design seems to me way complicated and I dont understand it much. There is a topic Wikimedia to help with sustainable development goals. And if it stays like this, I would say its fine. We can have some presentations relating that topic, than we can create some working groups on some ideas and on the end, we present the result to the movement.
But it is not like this. There are Spaces. And the Spaces looks like blocks covering our activity in Wikimedia (e.g. GLAM, Technology, etc.), but just with one difference. They try to focus on developement goals. And here I am starting to loose myself. For some spaces I would expect connection to some SDG, and its not there, for other spaces-SDG I dont undertand the relation. Basically I can just share my thought about the relation in two sentences and leave it in the Space discussion page, but I dont know how to organise an activity on it (as most of the Space leaders does not want presentations). I would expect panels are created by leaders. But if I dont know, who is going to Wikimania, its difficult to find speakers. And there is even not time for that. So it looks like it does not work finnally like Wittylama had explained in the vid. Or was this really and itention? E.g. I would organise a panel, but I would like to have there a speaker from World Food Programme and from WMF. But there is no time, to invite them and probably they wont come, if the travel expenses are not covered. So than I should coup with those who are coming, but who are they? I dont know in advance. It seems to me than, that organising a panel had to be the job of Space leaders. The actual idea behind "we build a space, you create us a programe" seems to be hard working, becuse such complex thinking is hard to transfare on other people without good explanation.
So could it happen that there are 700 participants to Wikimania and 200 are left behind because they are not wanted in neither Space? I didnt propose any space, becuase I thought that Ill be more usefull with the programe work itself (presentations, traings, worshops, posters), but finnaly I see that nobody wants presentations and/or I dont understand the connection between the Space topic and SDG and how to get in there.
So what I am thinking is weather we can build a (low barrier) space called Other, or with more open borders, that for example its participants, will create the connection to SDG by themselves? Or if we can make a small conference within or before the main (conference), where we'll have few speaches or lighting talk on the relation of Wikimedia and UN's SDG and some working group? (But not fixing that on "spatial" topics.) How does are pre-conference events organised? I mean is there a posibility to get a space and some kind of organisational support within the venue? Juandev (talk) 23:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
- So the idea of the space, which might be called other is not to steal participants from other spaces, but provide the participation to those like me, who dont know, where to go. It could be without Wikimedia specialisation and without connection to specific Sustainable Development Goals, but still it will focus on the Theme of Wikimania 2019. And maybe its participants will than find a way to other spaces, or they will stay - which is completly fine. Juandev (talk) 00:16, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Translate Swedish[edit source]
On commons I see this message translated to Swedish: "Wikimania 2019 - Kall för förslag Föreslå samtal, verkstäder och affischer till Juni 9." That is not a good translation. /22.214.171.124 16:05, 6 June 2019 (UTC)