Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-11-14 Thread Asaf Bartov
Dear colleagues, Thank you to all who volunteered to serve on programme team[1]. Continuing my informal facilitation of this team, I will be contacting the team off-list to schedule a kick-off call to discuss how to go about planning this event, so as to maximize the benefit to the movement. My

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-11-04 Thread Asaf Bartov
Reminder: We'd like to finalize the Wikimedia Conference 2015 Program Team by Nov 10th. If you'd like to help craft a high-quality program to make sure we make the most of this important (and expensive) face-to-face opportunity, do sign up! Details here:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-21 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-21 3:40 GMT+02:00 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org: Neither I nor WMF are trying to exert undue control over this process; rather, I am moving this forward in good faith and relying on other people to be equally bold in editing (or reverting!) anything I've stated there. Looking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-20 Thread Asaf Bartov
It seems this is uncontroversial, so Ad's super-bold edit can be taken to finalize the venue. Thanks again, WMCH! :) I have boldly taken another step forward, and drafted a description for the program team's work, here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Programme_team

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Filip Maljkovic
On 10/16/2014 04:22 AM, Asaf Bartov wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with planning the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Pine W
Hi, I can speak only in a personal capacity. My occasional readings of information about WMCH have been positive. I anticipate that visa problems will be no greater than they were at Wikimania London. The admittedly limited information about the bid sounds reasonable, as far as it goes. I assume

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Richard Symonds
Well said Asaf. On 16 Oct 2014 03:24, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Balázs Viczián
imo (but maybe I'm sitting on the wrong direction on this horse) but once we have a program it can be installed to any suitable location. I think it would be great moving that way. WMF and a few chapters have dedicated people for event organizing, why not use them. Bidding would be then for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Ad Huikeshoven
I have updated the page on meta to reflect this decision. [1] Next item on the list: determine program committee. Could we agree on having James Hare as program committee lead? Cheers, Ad [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_Conference_2015diff=10222147oldid=9841671

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-15 Thread Asaf Bartov
Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with planning the