Wikimedia comes to Bristol
From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th May 2010, Wikimedia UK will host Wikimedia delegates from around the world who will be meeting in Bristol.
This meeting is a three-day summit to discuss technical and strategic issues that cover the work the global Wikimedia Foundation and its national chapters do in relation to the worldwide fundraising effort for the Wikimedia Foundation’s projects, including Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia. The summit will be attended by delegates from the Wikimedia Foundation’s office in San Francisco and various chapters from around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and Australia.
It is the first time that Wikimedia UK, the chapter responsible for supporting the work and goals of the Wikimedia projects in the UK, has hosted an event of this importance to the global movement. It recognises the growing importance of the UK Chapter, now entering its second full year since its creation.
Wikimedia UK would like to recognise that the event has been made possible by the generosity of both HP, which is covering room hire, entertainment and lunches, and the Watershed, where some of the meetings will be held.
Although delegates are here mainly on business, there will be an opportunity on both Friday and Saturday evenings for Wikimedia people to mix with and learn more about Bristol and its plans to build on its growing reputation as a thriving regional hub for media and digital expertise.
Steve Virgin, a local lad and a director of Wikimedia UK, has this morning posted the following on his Twitter feed: