Thanks, Ellie and Chris, this historical experience should be very helpful for future discussions!
Best, Pharos On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Chris Schilling <cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey folks, > > Ellie has put together a summarized budget including revenue and expenses > from Wikimania 2014 in London and Wikimania 2015, which I've gone > ahead and posted to the summary pages of these conferences on meta. > > Thanks, > > Chris > >  <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2014> >  <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015> > > On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Itzik writes: > > > > > If we want to talk about the cost of Wikimania it will be great if the > > WMF and the local team will share the costs. > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2014/Budget > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015/Budget > > > Maybe I missed something, but it's strange that such discussion takes > > place without a real budget breakdown. > > > To summarize 2 huge event to "1$ million USD" does not make sense. > > > > Agreed 1million%. It would be important to see a rough cost breakdown, & > > compare that to the best-budgeted Wikimanias. > > > > > > On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polime...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > 2016-02-10 6:06 GMT+01:00 Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com>: > > > > > > > FUDCons > > > > > > Also it is hard to compare Wikimanias with FUDCons as it is > > > a) much smaller (usually bo more than 200 attendees) > > > b) divided by regions - for example in 2015 there were 3 FUDCons > > > (Argentina, India, Spain) and 2 Flocks (NY and Kraków) - so they are > > > rather like our Iberecop or CEE meetings than the global conferences. > > > > > > > Thanks. Similar to regional events perhaps, not Wikimania. Still worth > > comparing budgets perhaps, if available. > > > > But I was wondering about the trend over time: whether extensive funding > > during the RedHat days made the events less useful, in the years after > that > > funding was reduced. > > > > > > > > > And also Fedora developers have many potential sources of external > > funding > > > - mainly from IT companies which uses free software and want to apply > for > > > their specific needs and for whom they quite often work. > > > > > > > True. But attendees to GLAM or education conferences also tend to have > > many potential sources of funding - mainly from archives or educational > or > > technical companies who curate knowledge or develop education tools. And > we > > have IT industry partners who are similarly willing to support > Wikimanias. > > Not entirely dissimilar. > > > > > > > But anyway, Fedora offers scholarships for attendees, see: > > > > > > > Yes, wiki conferences should as well - that part of conference funding is > > important. Even early Wikimanias with almost no WMF support had > > significant scholarship pools. > > > > S > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > -- > Chris "Jethro" Schilling > I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)> > Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation > <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>