Wikimania is an annual conference put together by a team of local volunteers for Wikimedians around the globe. The original conference, hosted in Frankfurt in August 2005, was put together as an opportunity for members of the growing communities to meet and talk with each other and those involved in wiki software development.
This year’s Wikimania is being held in Alexandria, Egypt, in the prestigious Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The venue chosen was built both as a tribute to the Library of Alexandria of antiquity and as a center of knowledge and learning, which nicely compliments the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation. The event, featuring a variety of presentations, panels, and workshops from wide ranging topics of interest to Wikimedians, educators, the free-culture community at large, tech geeks, and the public at large, runs from Thursday, July 17 and continues to Saturday, July 19, 2008.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Cary Bass, Volunteer Coordinator