Schedule

Wikimania 2008 Alexandria :: Change the shape of wisdom
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The conference schedule including abstracts used to be available at:

'''http://wm08reg.wikimedia.org/schedule/''' (Note: As of December 2008, the site is inactive)

The full abstracts was to be found at Kaltura's video archive (broken link as of 2012).

See also the video recordings on archive.org.

In addition lightning talks and poster session are described in this wiki. See Venue#Halls for locations. Program started at 09:00 at 17th and at 09:30 at 18th and 19th.

For Wikimania-related happenings outside the official conference program, see Social Events.

Day 1

Time Small Theater Delegates Hall Room A Room C Meeting room E
9:00 - 10:30 Opening ceremony
  • H.E. Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Minister of State for Administrative Development
  • Dr. Hoda Baraka, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology
  • Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Mohamed Ibrahim, Lead organizer
  • Florence Devouard, Wikimedia Foundation chair / Program committee representative
10:15 – 10:55 New paradigms for new tomorrows - Ismail Serageldin
10:55 – 11:15 Education and the Wiki paradigm; a tug of war? - Hoda Baraka
11:15 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:30 The Global Survey of Wikipedia Contributers and Readers - Philipp Schmidt, Rishab Ghosh, Ruediger Glott Open content licensing 101 - Heather Ford Lightning Talks - Session 1 Cross-cultural dialogue through Wikipedia - Dror Kamir
12:30 – 14.15 LUNCH / BA Tours
14:15 – 14:35 Open Scholarship - Melissa Hagemann Wikipedia Lectures - James Forrester Wikipedia Offline - a technical framework - Manuel Schneider Students for Free Culture - Elizabeth Stark, Hani Morsi
14:15 – 15:00 Federating Wikipedia as Open Educational Resource - Murugan Pal Hey, I think perhaps we should - Muhammad Abdul-Mageed
15:00 – 15:20 Freedom of speech, human rights, and free culture - Jimbo Wales Wikitravel Press - Jani Patokallio Wikiposters project by Wikimedia Israel - Ben Herzberg Inkscape SVG workshop - Adam Hyde, Brianna Laugher
15:25 – 15:45 Keeping the Media accountable - Rhonda Shearer Wikimedia Serbia - Nikola Smolenski
15:45-16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 – 16:35 Wikimedia: 2008-2009 - Sue Gardner, Erik Möller Collaborative Higher Education Platform: EduWiki 2.0 - Golnoosh Hakimdavar, Boris Mamlyuk Objects of Ethnographic Museums in Wikipedia - Raoul Weiler Zotero for Wikimaniacs - Shekhar Benjamin Mako Hill Inkscape SVG workshop - Adam Hyde, Brianna Laugher
16:40 – 17:00 Wiki-Writing - Adrianne Wadewitz
17:00 – 17:15 BREAK
17:15 – 18:15

Great Hall: Wikimedia Foundation Board Panel

Jan-Bart de Vreede, Kat Walsh, Stuart West, Domas Mituzas, Michael Snow, Jimbo Wales, Ting Chen

Moderation: Andrew Lih, James Forrester

Day 2

Time Small Theater Delegates Hall Room A Room C Meeting room E
09:30 – 10:45

Open culture and the Internet in the Middle East - Ahmed Tantawy

10:45 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 11:20 OpenStreetMap: Mapping for the Masses - Schuyler Erle, Mikel Maron Content creation strategies for emerging countries - Jürgen Galler CheckUser and editing patterns - HaeB Challenges for progress of the Arabic Wikipedia - Aude
11:25 – 11:45 Building Arabic Engineering Knowledge - Hussein Ghaly
11:45 – 12:30 Recent Developments in Search Technology - Usama Fayyad Flagged Revisions: Development and experiences - Philipp Birken Lightning Talks - Session 2 Open Access: How to Create Change - Iryna Kuchma OTRS - Wikimedia's customer service - Cary Bass, Jay Walsh
12:30 – 13:45

LUNCH

13:45 – 14:05 LibraryThing and Social Cataloging - Tim Spalding Free Knowledge & Wikimedia projects: is the Law an ally? - Olivier Hugot Wikipedia as "Real Utopia" - Edo Navot Social attitudes for Wikipedia in Latin America - Hector Colina
14:10 – 14:30 Collaborative research in Wikiversity - Cormac Lawler
14:30 – 15:50 State of the MediaWiki - Brion Vibber Wikimedia and libraries - Ismail Serageldin, Phoebe Ayers, Jakob Voss, Chuck Henry eIFL Open Access: Use, Share and Remix - Iryna Kuchma Mapping the geographic information in Wikipedia - Aude Multi-purpose hall:

Solaris - L'Hour Yves-Marie

14:55– 15:15 Integrating Wikipedia into a global network of Semantic Web - Ka Kan Lo World events according to Wikipedia statistics - Mathias Schindler
15:15 – 16:15

Multi-purpose hall: Poster Session / COFFEE BREAK

16:15 – 17:00 Open educational resources and globalization - Teemu Leinonen Volunteer Council - Lodewijk Gelauff Wikinews for Wikipedians (and other Wikimedians) - Brian McNeil, Craig Spurrier
17:00 – 17:45 Wikisation of Images - Nikola Smolenski
17:25 – 17:45 Beyond encyclopedias - Angela Beesley Wikipedia Mining - Kotaro Nakayama Keep the Community Open while Wikipedia matures - Ting Chen MetaVidWiki: Video Searching, Tagging & Sequencing for your Wiki - Michael Dale

Day 3

Time Small Theater Delegates Hall Room A Room C Meeting room E
09:30 – 10:45

The Global Educators’ Open Course - Eliane Metni

11:00 – 11:20 Diplopedia: Wiki Culture in the U.S. Department of State - Eric Johnson Use of wikis for political participation - Enric Senabre Hidalgo The Javanese language Wikipedia – A neglected Wikipedia? - Revo Soekatno Localisation, not just for the software - Gerard Meijssen Conceptions and Misconceptions Academics Hold About Wikipedia - R. Stuart Geiger
11:25 – 11:45 Free Network Services - Benjamin Mako Hill Digital sovereignty: a wikimedian approach - Mariano Araujo The role of free content in learning - Akash Mehta
11:45 – 12:30 Translation in Wikimedia Projects - Arria Belli, KIZU Naoko Lightning Talks - Session 2 Open-sourcing Online Video - Elizabeth Stark, Shay David
12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 14:15 Making MediaWiki Usable for Youth in Africa - Merrick Schaefer The state of Semantic MediaWiki - Yaron Koren, Denny Vrandečić, Markus Krötzsch Election committee panel - Maria Fanucchi
14:15 – 14:35 Today Germany, tomorrow Russia and the next day China - Florence Devouard Clustering of scientific citations in Wikipedia - Finn Årup Nielsen Creating the structured semantic wiki - Yaron Koren Wikimedia Commons for Fun and Profit - Brianna Laugher
14:40 – 15:00 Analyzing Interlanguage links of Wikipedias - Tomohiro Fukuhara, Yoshiaki Arai
15:00 – 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 15:50 The quality of scientific articles on the English Wikipedia - Bill Wedemeyer Telling our global wiki story - Jay Walsh Copernicus – Adding the Third Dimension to Wikipedia - Jacek Jankowski Sock puppets: not just for checkuser anymore - Phoebe Ayers
15:55– 16:15 Wikitag - Tomaž Šolc
16:15 – 17:45

Great Hall: Closing Ceremony

Discussion pages, slides and video recordings

  • A discussion page for talks, to discuss presentations ahead of time and add questions for the presenters, may be found at Program/Presentations.
  • Slides from some Wikimania presentations are now posted. Presenters can add slides here.
  • Video is available for some of the presentations:
    • [1] [2] (bibalex.com)
    • [3] (kaltura.com - online viewing with Flash)
    • [4] (alnokta.arablug.org - large MPG files, higher resolution)

Post conference activities