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From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

I surveyed 58 Wikimedians that visited Wikimania 2014, and asked them which single session they thought you should definitely watch on video, if you weren't there. First of all, the responses were all over the place - many good sessions. Far from scientifically accurate, but there were apparently a few more popular than all the others (only counting recorded sessions). I tried to look up which videos are already available, so here they are - please add links where videos are missing:

  • Maryana Pinchuk & Steven Walling, "Creative ways to alienate women online: a how-to guide for Wikipedians" (7 votes): "Diversity I" video not yet available.
  • Raph Koster, "Wikipedia is a Game" (6 votes): Featured speakers V on livestream (slides)
  • Tobias Lutzi, "Which law applies to Wikipedia" (4 votes): Free Culture II on youtube
  • Dimitar Dimitrov (Panel Discussion), "Liquid Lobbying - how should Wikimedia advocate for free knowledge?" (3 votes): "Free Culture VI" video not yet available.

2 mentions

And there are a few that did well too, with two votes each, worth an honorable mention:

  • Nicole Ebber, "The state of Wikimedia - a movement dialogue": "Wikimedia II" video not yet available
  • Brandon Harris, "State of the Wiki": Featured Speakers VII on livestream
  • Andrew Lih et al. (panel discussion), "We need to talk about paid editing... sorting out Wikipedia's most enduring argument": "Social Machines XII" video not yet available.
  • Erik Möller, "It's alive! The joy of real-time collaboration": "Social Machines VII" video not yet available.
  • Lydia Pintscher, "Wikidata": Featured Speakers I on livestream (from 41:20)
  • Luis Villa, "Trust and sharing": Featured Speakers IX on livestream (from 12:20)

The favorite of at least one participant

Other recommended sessions by the tally (no video links added yet - please help add them), in order of appearance:

  • Salil Shetty, "Amnesty International": Opening keynote on Thursday
  • Daniel Mietchen, "Marking open-access references cited on Wikipedia": Open Scholarship I
  • Amir Aharoni, "How I wrote an article for another encyclopedia, and how it compares to Wikipedia": Social Machines I
  • The Guardian, "Open Data Roundtable": Featured Speakers II
  • Bene* and Vogone, "Structured Wikiquote - the future of the free quote compendium that anyone can edit": Technology III
  • Jared Zimmerman, "Interface vision by WMF UX director": Social Machines IV
  • Deror Avi, "The coolest projects of Wikimedia Chapters - be inspired!": Wikimedia I
  • Andy Mabbett, "OpenStreetMap - what is it and what does it mean for Wikimedians?": Maps
  • Nick Shockey et al. (panel), "Open Access & Wikipedia: A panel discussion": Open Scholarship II
  • Lori Byrd Phillips, "Open authority: a new way to talk to GLAMs": GLAM II
  • Emily Temple-Wood, "Systemic bias workshop development - IEG update": Diversity II
  • David White, "Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of the Arts London": Featured Speakers VII
  • Dimitar Dimitrov, "Liquid Lobbying: How could Wikimedia change EU copyright?": Free Culture V
  • Erik Zachte, "Wikistats: New patterns": Social Machines VI
  • Benjamin Mako Hill and Aaron Shaw, "Informed but unempowered": Diversity III
  • Aaron Shaw, "Internet skills and the gender gap": Diversity III
  • Rock Drum and Joe Sutherland (film), "The GLAM-Wiki Revolution": GLAM IV
  • Emma Mulqueeny, "Young Rewired State": Featured Speakers VIII
  • Lila Tretikov, "The Wikimedia Foundation": Evening Keynote on Saturday
  • Bill Thompson, "BBC Archive": Featured Speakers IX
  • Lydia Pintscher, "Wikidata - current state and Q&A": Open Data II
  • Benoît Evellin, "Cabal for dummies": Wikimedia V
  • Carl Miller, "Centre for Analysis of Social Media at Demos": Featured Speakers X
  • Heather Ford, "Breaking news on Wikipedia": Featured Speakers X
  • James Alexander, "DMCA takedowns, inappropriate images and more: How the LCA team uses technology to scale": Wikimedia VI
  • Tpt, "Wikisource technical infrastructure: what we have done and what we could do": Technology VIII
  • John Byrne et al. (panel), "Face to face editing training: is it worth the effort?": GLAM VII