Team

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General Coordination

  • Mido, lead coordinator for Wikimania 2008
  • Delphine, from the Wikimedia Foundation
  • ICT department, from Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Program Committee

Tasks:

  • All sub committees should be able to put all Wikimania events, gathering, social events, hacking days, etc.. together in one unique program. Each sub-committee to be working alone in first stages, then team leaders would make all events in accordance with each other in one time table. Also see the Program Portal.
Sub-committees:

Conference

Tasks:

  • Receiving, judging and accepting papers.
  • Inviting speakers.
  • General layout of all official conference days.

Assigned to:

Social events

Tasks
Casual Party.
VIP party.
2 tours, around Alexandria and Cairo.
Organize outings, during and after Wikimania.
any other suggested side events.

Assigned to:

  • Contact: Nada Rady
  • Mohamed Sanad
  • Mahmoud Abdel Wahed

Finance Committee

Sub-committees:

Sponsorships

Tasks:

Assigned to
Moushira BA contact
Delphine Ménard (WMF) International sponsorhip

Budget

Tasks:

Assigned to
Mido
Delphine

Accounting

Tasks:

Assigned to
Hamdy Khalil, Treasurer

Scholarships

Tasks:

  • Scholarships for wikimedia users around the world.
Assigned to
  • Cary Bass
  • Austin Hair
  • Phoebe Ayers

Communications Committee

Tasks:

  • well, it's not only about communications and PR but also promoting and doing regular Wiki workshops and seminars in Alexandria (and maybe other cities as well) Also planning online and local campaigns in colleges and schools. This last point is really one of our aims in hosting Wikimania here in Alexandria
Sub-committees:

Media & Promotion

Tasks:

  • Issue press releases.
  • Promotion plans either online or locally in Egypt.
  • Gather mass media releases about Wikimania.

Assigned to:

Abdel Rahman Gamal
Ahmed Saeed

Graphics

Tasks:

  • Visual identity of Wikimania (website, banners, posters, etc..)
Assigned to
Mohamed elShamy
Sherif Farag
Maha Fawzy

Website

Tasks:

  • Maintain wiki appearance and make it easily accessible to all different audiences that may visit the website.

Assigned to:

Translations

Tasks:

  • Presenting website contents and press releases into many languages, basically from English.

Assigned to:

  • Casey Brown
  • Danny B

Logistics

Tasks:

Sub-committees:

Registration

Tasks:

  • Setting up the process for registration

Assigned to:

Visas & Entry Permits

Tasks:

  • giving advice on getting visas and handling issues related to this.

Assigned to:

Accommodation & Transportation

Tasks:

  • Booking hotels, accommodating people in dorms, etc...
  • From-to airport and local transportation.
  • Parties transportation

Assigned to:

Technical

Tasks:

  • Setting up wi-fi in dorms
  • Audio and video streams.
  • Video Conferences.
  • Video archiving.
  • Session bloggers.

Assigned to:

  • BA, ICT Department for venue-related tasks.
  • Volunteers for blogging in-session

On-site

Tasks:

  • Bags, Folders.
  • Catering.
  • Info desk.
  • preparing halls.
  • General help with attendees.

Assigned to:

  • Contact: Nada Rady
  • Moataz Mohamed
  • Islam Mohamed
  • Mahmoud Reda
  • Ahmed Abdelghani
  • Ashraf Gouda