The Free Culture Space at Wikimania 2007 will be a remix of multiple open culture essences. The Free Culture Space consists of 3 parts: the Wikimania Lounge, Posters and Exhibitions. There will be topics ranging from open source to open content, both practically and theoretically, in the form of recording tools for capturing audio and video (interviews and art and more), Demos of open platforms and projects, BOFs and lightning talks around related topics, hands-on training in using tools (writing code, making podcasts, developing for OLPCs etc..), a digital artworks exhibition. We would like to invite all participants and groups working on art, music, articles, textbooks, and programming to join, share, learn and enjoy
Submissions for lightning talks, particularly focussed on the Wikimedia projects, their challenges, current status and plans, are still welcomed, please put your ideas at lightning talks.
There will also be opportunity for informal birds of a feather discussions to be organized on site; sign-up sheets and materials will be provided. Please put your ideas at BOFs.
The program would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the Program Committee volunteers, who have put in long hours writing program materials and soliciting and reviewing papers and presentations. Every submission to the conference has been reviewed and discussed multiple times. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hacking Days: Hacking Days will be held from 1-2 August. It will be a chance to meet the MediaWiki developers, hear technical presentations, and work on projects. Hacking Days is highly participatory and is geared towards active developers. For more information, please check Hacking Days.
Hacking Days Extra: HDE will be held at 2 August, this event is a BOF with some comfortable cafe, WiFi, cookies and beers, and open topics. This's open for all communities who're interested in technical issues to gather, chat and exchange experiences informally. Please sign up to the wiki page if you'd like to have fun with us!
Citizen Journalism Unconference: This event will be held at 2 August, the idea of unconderence is let participants manage your own agenda, we'll using Open Space technique to facilitate the discussion, the key spirit is bottom-up discussion rather than top-down, you're welcome to use *any technique* to let people get up and speak out what're in their mind. Please come and discuss about trends, practice and future of citizen journalism.