From Wikimania

Unsorted collection of everything we have to think about. If you want to help wikimania, pick any item on the list and care for it ;-)

Speakers and presentations

  • German politicians: joerg tauss, axel schaefer, et al. Elian to invite them to speak?
  • BBC and Alexandria speakers - Angela

Translation and update

Design stuff

  • Banners, see meta:Wikimania:Banner
  • Posters: contacted someone from Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, he'll try to organize some design students --Elian
  • Flyers
  • Wikigear for speakers and helpers
    • T-shirts, toys, laptop/bumper stickers (coordinate with merchandising - Petra)


  • types & different colors: Visitor (Wikimaniac), Speaker, Press, Organisation, Staff, NOC, Programme team
  • Badge machine (akl)
  • Printer, ink cartridges, a computer

Welcome packages

  • pens, blocks: ask gurunet & other sponsors
  • folders: ask heise
  • conference program
  • leaflets from sponsors
  • map: sourroundings
  • important phone numbers and addresses (back side of the map)


  • Extra food/drink? For the party, afterparty, et al. Perhaps stored in jhb fridges.


  • printers (x2+ ... think about last-minute print jobs. where is the nearest copy center?)
  • cordless phone to plug into local line
  • fax, ditto (same line?).
  • photocopy machine
  • 1-2 big whiteboards for coordination, w/markers
  • Projectors for all workshop rooms (HdJ has only one they can lend us)


  • Conference schedule for download in iCal format
  • Streaming and audio - one set per mixer
    • 100kbps upstream
    • microphones, of course
    • linux computer loaded with ices and icecast with at least 500MBs of free space and a decent sound card
    • -- contact: nick: Apple on #freematrix or #wikimania for any questions


  • Will tickets only be available through the online registration or do we want to sell them at the conference, too?
    • Passes will be sold at the conference if places left.


  • Wikimania announcement was posted to your favorite project's Village Pump?
  • On WMF Wikimania site launch is announced in your favorite langs?

Random ideas

Big picture

I would like to have a big photo as a poster with all people helping and editing the wikimedia projects. In addition, it would be great if almost everybody would wear a wikipedia shirt or baseball cap or somthing like this.

Maybe a newspaper will print this picture for free? :) -- MichaelDiederich 16:51, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • I think this is a very good idea. We'd need to find a photographer to do the stuff. Surely there's a Commoner somewhere who can do that. notafish }<';> 10:30, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Not only photo but only hand drawing if possible. I collected some panphlets on exhibitions in Kassel and it was very fun to read it. - But I prefer a simple and symbolic designed poster (perhaps with some photos) personally.

Shared blog

How do you think organisation stuffs have a shared blog or a sort of that like wikidev community on LJ? Or just a page on this wiki. --Aphaia 16:30, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • If we want to collect blog entries, a planet would be best. A Wiki is better for collecting result... --Joerg.Hoh 22:58, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Planet? URL please? Aph.

Multi- or parallel language

  • MediaWiki:Loginreqtext is now only available in English. Is it better to support at least three official language or not necessary? --Aphaia 10:06, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)