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Pre-conference Programme on the programme page

Hi guys,

since there are quite a few (pre-)conference Meetups, I was wondering whether it would be possible to make the meetups more visible on the programme page, and not so hidden a link away? Maybe in a sidebar? Cheers, --Rebecca Cotton (WMDE) (talk) 10:17, 25 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Printer-friendly Format / List Speakers

Hi, this looks really cool and I'm very excited to attend the conferenceǃ Do you plan to publish a printer-friendly version of this in the next weeks? I think it be really cool if we could kill some time during our flights checking out the programme and already being able to mark the sessions we want to attend in advance so we're already prepared once we get to the Barbican. Also, will the final version of the programme feature all the speakers' names? There are some sessions that I plan to attend because of the speakers and not because of the topic so it would be cool to see the names directly on the programme as well. Thanks again for all your great work, --Gnom (talk) 11:20, 28 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Registering on thursday

I've been following the development of this page and I think that we were to be allowed to register for the Conference on Thursday, from 9:00 to 19:00. This mention has disappeared. But we're still invited to register on Thursday. Where? When? Our intention was to go and register Thursday afternoon or morning, depending on our other activities in London and also to avoid long queues. B25es (talk) 17:44, 30 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

The registration desk is in the lower ground floor (Level -1) of the Barbican, and will be open on Thursday afternoon (not sure about the morning). - Lawsonstu (talk) 14:31, 5 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Lightning talks

Thanks for publishing the programme! Could you point out the slots for the traditional lightning talks? Thanks! --Elya (talk) 08:50, 4 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Is anybody reading this page? --Elya (talk) 20:28, 28 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Plenary sessions

The layout for these sessions is a little messy.

For the first plenary (opening/concert) it's noted that all other rooms are closed bar the conservatory (hacking). For the second and third plenaries, the other rooms are simply blank.

It'd probably be clearer to a) make the second and third ones "full-width" entries, since nothing else is happening then, as has been done for the closing ceremony; b) move the "conservatory" column to the far right on the Thursday table and make the plenary row full-width bar this last column. Andrew Gray (talk) 19:02, 21 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Progamme as a shared agenda

Is there a chance to have the programme in an "Ical" format ? would be really useful for the people willing to arrange meeting during the conference --Chandres (talk) 13:36, 22 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I see there's a lanyrd listing for wikimania with 'speakers' listed. Maybe somebody will also add in all the 'sessions'. Kind of a tedious job, but it results a handy schedule grid view. We used this to good effect at the OpenStreetMap conference. Even if wikimania doesn't officially do this... unofficially anyone can add sessions on there (wiki style!) and no doubt people will. And then (the reason I mention it here) I believe it allows export to ical. -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:07, 23 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Red tabs

Two sessions have little red tabs in the top right corner - Wikipedia Education Cooperative Panel & Wikipedia in Education: by the numbers. Do these signify anything? There's no indication on the page as to what it's for... Andrew Gray (talk) 14:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Change against printed schedule. I'll add the legend later on.
Danny B. 14:56, 2 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Closing party

"Dance and Drinks party - only 18 years or older". Oh dear; this isn't particularly inclusionary; I know several people who are coming to Wikimania and will not be able to attend this. Just as importantly - will there be food? I would hope so since this would immediately follow the program close (although why Jimmy Wales is doing a state of the wiki instead of either the chair of the Board of Trustees or the Executive Director, I don't know...nothing against Jimmy, but...) Risker (talk) 22:10, 2 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hi all. I've just seen that the 'vegetarian' option on the menu for this eve includes Prosciutto - which is ham, and is definitely not vegetarian... Mistake on the menu? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]