A big congratulations to Douglas and looking forwards to coming to South
Africa in 2018 :-)

James

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> All,
>
> On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation,
>  I am pleased to announce that we have decided to explore having Wikimania
>  2018 located in Cape Town, South Africa. It would be hosted by a team
> <http://wikimedia.org.za/wiki/Wikimania_2018_team> led Douglas Scott with
> support of the Wikimedia ZA chapter and the WMF. The proposal will be
> further vetted by the WMF staff in the coming months, after which time we
> hope to confirm the award.
>
> This past Fall there were a total of four teams
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2018> that expressed interest
> in
> hosting in 2018.   We would also like to thank the people from South
> Africa, Armenia, Thailand, and Perth for all their effort in putting
> together materials for our consideration and their time spent discussing
> the possibilities.   As a volunteer-led movement, it is very  encouraging
> to have so many who want to support Wikimania.
>
> Please join us in congratulating the South African team.   If any of you
> would like to get involved or have questions/suggestions, please
> contact Douglas
> Scott  douglas.i.sc...@gmail.com
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Ellie Young
>
> WMF Events Manager
>
> On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation
>
> ‚Äč
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