Bristol bids to host Wikimania in 2013
Wikimania is an annual international conference for users of the various projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g. Wikipedia and its sister projects). It includes presentations and discussions include Wikimedia Foundation projects, other wikis, open source software, free knowledge and free content, and the different social and technical aspects which relate to these topics.
It’s been held since 2005 and for next year there’s a bid from Bristol to bring hundreds of Wikipedians and their friends to share knowledge, have a wee hack and experience the delights of our fair city.
The bid process is fairly advanced now and on Saturday 3 members of the Bristol bid team were quizzed by members of the Wikimania jury via IRC, along with 3 other bidding teams, Naples (Italy), Hong Kong and Surakarta (Indonesia).
To support the bid Sam Downie has produced the following video.