Wikimania is an annual meeting organized by the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2012 it was in Washington, DC, and I (User:Matt) went along. Topics included MediaWiki software, user interface, editor tools, Wikipedia, and community building.
My top three takeaways
- If you dont have a community, you don't have a wiki
- MediaWiki is not just a wiki application, it's a web development platform
- "More Kirk, less Spock"
My notes from the conference
News and blogging
If you know of any others, please feel free to add one.
- My Wikimania 2012 — Rock Drum blog
- Wikimania 2012 swan song — WikiMedia Foundation blog
- Wikimania 2012 — National Archives blog
- World Wikimania conference — from GlobalPost
- Defining moment — report from France24.com
- The gender gap on Wikipedia — The Verge