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Latest comment: 16 days ago by Msz2001 in topic Pre-conference

Excitement[edit source]

I'm excited! The Master of Hedgehogs (talk) 23:54, 15 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

🥳 Yug (talk) 16:33, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Forced to consent[edit source]

The last question on the proposal submission form is consent to open licensing. The form requires that users consent to this -


Should your session be selected for the program, do you consent to having your session and supporting materials released on-wiki and on the eventyay platform under CC BY-SA 4.0? If you selected “Do not record this session” your session will not be filmed and no video will appear online.*


I proposed an LGBT+ meetup. We have safety and security concerns, and cannot consent to this being an open session. Still, the form compelled me to consent and would take no other response.

Please change the form to allow users to decline consent. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:45, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Bluerasberry, meet-ups do not fall under the regular programme. More informations will be published soon at 2024:Meet-ups. Nadzik (talk) 02:53, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

2024:Attendees[edit source]

 Done ― WM staff aware of the page's existance. Yug (talk) 07:29, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

For information, I created the page on the basis of the previous year and started to fill it with some data. Yug (talk) 15:35, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

The Attendees page cannot be added by common editors into Template:Wikimania 2024 header:
« You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
This page has been protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following page, which is protected with the "cascading" option turned on: 2024:Organisers. »
Yug (talk) 09:31, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi! Thank you for creating the page. The registration for Wikimania hasn't opened yet and we think that making this item (or items related to registration) visible in the menu at the moment could confuse some people about whether it's possible to register now or not (or even whether they missed it). We will certainly make this page visible in the future, along with more details on registration. Msz2001 (talk) 10:30, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Pre-conference[edit source]

 Done ― 2024.08.06 : closed door pre-conference for « themathic specialist workshops (i.e. policy) and place for specialist (i.e. affiliate GLAM staff) ». Exact dates under discussion, will be announced later.

@Msz2001: hello. Is there, as in previous years, a pre-conference with hackathon technical training and other meta discussions ? If so, please display it somewhere as exterior institutions may require it as a proof for travel funding.

Second point, are you or who is/are the relevant Wikimania liaison to ping for informaton on this wiki ? Yug (talk) 09:31, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi, @Yug! I've redirected the question to the COT. Yes, I can be pinged with questions, I'll make sure people who know how to answer will answer them :). Msz2001 (talk) 10:25, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Msz2001 ! It's possible I will also coordinate with you for some edits. Yug (talk) 13:25, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Yug, as for pre-conference, at the moment we can tell so:
The main conference is on Aug 7 (opening + program), Aug 8 & Aug 9 (program) and Aug 10 (program + closing). There will be a pre-conference on Aug 6 in a different venue nearby, as well, but it will NOT be open to everyone, as these will be sessions in a type of themathic specialist workshops (i.e. policy) and place for specialist (i.e. affiliate GLAM staff); this is why we are not advertising this more openly. This is already in the works internally.
More information will be available on wiki soon or sent to relevant stakeholders.
As for your other questions below, I've asked again today and I'll let you know as soon as I'll get the information. Msz2001 (talk) 17:44, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Hackathon[edit source]

Msz2001 hello, could you confirm the exact days when the Hackathon room will be open ? August 7-10th for sure, but does it include 08.06 (pre-conference) ? Hugo en résidence (talk) 08:56, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Hugo en résidence, Hackathon will have its designated room for all days of the regular conference but not on Aug 6th. Msz2001 (talk) 09:02, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Partner hostels[edit source]

 Done /  Ongoing ― will be disclosed later, in May-June.

Hello User:Msz2001, as for partner hostels, do Wikimedia have some hostel names to share ? Some of us are starting to book our stays in Katowice. After the organizers pre-booked bulk of the rooms for staff and grantees, it could be interesting for other self-funded participants to book near those places in order to spend more time exchanging ideas. A Wikimania classic is, after high-speed day, to meet up in late evening or breakfast Wikimedian chats with other participants, in the hotel's diner room, lobby, or else. Yug (talk) 13:25, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Yug, just to ensure if I got the point - you're asking about where scholars/staff will have rooms, right? Msz2001 (talk) 15:01, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Msz2001, yes it s what i meant 👍🏼. Yug (talk) 16:16, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Msz2001 hello, any news on pre-conference and partner hostel ? Yug (talk)
@Yug, I've just got the answer from COT. The place where scholars and staff will located will not be disclosed sooner than in May-June. Msz2001 (talk) 18:11, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Registration fees ?[edit source]

 Done ― See updated table below with current estimate, definitive value TBA later.

Hello Msz2001, What will be the registrations fees ? will there be some different prices for different participants :

Group Registration fees
Full shorlarship recipients Free.
Partial shorlarship recipients Free.
All others Est. US100$.

Yug (talk) 14:34, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Yug, the registration fee will be 100 USD for all participants (except for scholars, as their fee is covered by the scholarship). Msz2001 (talk) 18:11, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Perfect ! I forwarded this info to my boss and accountant, my plane booking and hostel can now go forward. Thank you Msz2001 for those 3 answers above. Yug (talk) 08:50, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Possible to see submissions?[edit source]

Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:09, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

User:Bluerasberry hello,
If you submitted something, log in and go there :
Otherwise, the session proposals are currently kept for the submission reviewing group afaik. Hugo en résidence (talk) 12:11, 11 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yes, that's right. This year the session proposals were not copied to the wiki. The details of accepted sessions will of course be available, but only after the programming group prepares and publishes the program. Msz2001 (talk) 07:56, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Where do you register when you don't have a scholarship ?[edit source]

 Done /  Ongoing a registration link will be provided later.

I have allready booked my plane and hotel in order to have the cheepest price possible but I am wondering where does one register when you don't have a scholarship ? Natacha LSP (talk)

The attendee registration for Wikimania hasn't started yet. Once it's available, we'll provide more information on the wiki how and where to register. Msz2001 (talk) 07:57, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply