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Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin

March 25, 2007

Call for Help
  • Call for Participation

Summary:

  • Wikimania registration starts
  • Call for Participation
  • Volunteer rights
  • Wikimedia Academy Tour in Taiwan
  • WikiReader editing begins
  • Interview with Business Next Bi-Weekly

Wikimania registration starts

The registration is open for Wikimania 2007 now, and it will be ended in July 30, 2007. In this year Wikimania will be held from August 3-5, 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan at Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center. You are also welcomed to register for the Hacking Days Extra and Citizen Journalism Unconference, which will be held in August 2, 2007 at the same place. For more information, please refer to Registration.

The Wikimedia Foundation is also offering a limited number of scholarships to help attendees defray part of the costs of attending Wikimania 2007. Applications must be received as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2007, and they will be reviewed by the Wikimania 2007 Scholarship Committee. For more information, please refer to Scholarships.

Call for Participation

We are accepting submissions for posters, presentations, workshops, and discussion groups. We are also accepting nominations for speakers and speaker panels, and suggestions for other activities. The submission should not be later than April 30, 2007 and should address one or more of the following themes: Wikimedia Communities, Free Content and Technical infrastructure. Your topic must be related to Wikimedia projects and its communities or to the creation of free content in general. For information and guidelines, please refer to Call for Participation.

Volunteer rights

The organization team would like to remind volunteers to record their working hours on Translating, Website Content Building, WikiReader and Coordination. If the working hours are more than 50 hours then volunteers can attend Wikimania for free from August 3 to 5, 2007 (however, you still need to pay for accommodation and foods). Please report your working hours to Htchien. For more information, please refer to the volunteer program.

Wikimedia Academy Tour in Taiwan

The tour is held to let Taiwanese people know what is Wikimedia and its projects and how to enrich the Chinese content in the projects; through the participation in the projects, they can improve their communication skills with participants from all over the world so they can become Wikimania volunteers. For more information, please refer to Seminar (Chinese).

WikiReader editing begins

The editing for WikiReader on Wikimania 2007 now also begins and is planned to be delivered to the attendees when Wikimania is been held.

Interview with Business Next Bi-Weekly

A Taiwanese IT media, Business Next Bi-Weekly, has interviewed the organization team about the organization process of Wikimania last Saturday (March 16, 2007). We will keep you informed when the article is been published.

Distribution of this Bulletin and feedback

Everyone is welcomed to reproduce and distribute this bulletin to their websites, mailing lists, BBS, blogs, and so on, but please kindly include the Bulletin's original location on the official Wikimania 2007 website in your distribution.

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