Welcome to the official website for Wikimania 2008! Alexandria will be hosting Wikimania 2008 this summer in the prestigious new Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina). Work is currently underway to provide information for the event, such as a city guide, Wikimania registration, generation of online interests, and call for papers.
If you wish to volunteer to organize and make Wikimania 2008 an outstanding event, please consider joining one or more of the organizational committees, which consists of either helping entirely online, or giving a hand with tasks at the conference. Thank you for your interest in Wikimania!
What is Wikimania?
Wikimania is a regular conference for all Wikimedians who contribute to one of the many Wikimedia Foundation projects. Past conferences have been held in popular cities around the world such as Frankfurt, Germany (Wikimania 2005 website), Boston, USA (Wikimania 2006 website) and Taipei, Taiwan (Wikimania 2007 website). (more...)
Wikimania 2008 planning
Photos of Wikimania 2008 on Wikimedia Commons
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From Previous Wikimanias
Most of the attendees were really wikimedians. Not swarms of journalists, nor curious visitors. There were many times I had this odd feeling we were on meta, or on this list, just chatting or trolling, simply face to face.
I think the central point was a little anthill where we could always find others, someone to talk to, something to look at, something to eat... It felt such a warm place. — Florence Devouard