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From: Pharos <[hidden email]>
Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Wikimania 2005 Flashback livestream in 2 hours
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <[hidden email]>

An oral history and discussion of the world of Wikimedia from 2005 to the present, seen through the lens of the annual Wikimania conference. A roundtable of panelists engage in a live video discussion (using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch). The audience is invited to share their views and experiences.


Wikimania 2020 was scheduled for August 5 to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the first Wikimania, but it had to be postponed til next year due to Covid. Since we can't be together in person, we'll spend the first episode of this series discussing the very first Wikimania, held in 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany, and the entire year of 2005 in Wikimedia and wikis. This was the first international conference of the Wikimedia movement and the first time many participants had met another Wikipedian. It was held in a youth hostel (Haus der Jugend) in Frankfurt, and we spent much of the week outside in the hostel's beer garden. What else was going on in the world of Wikipedia and wikis in 2005? Attendees and organizers of Wikimania 2005 will talk about this momentous early event, how it shaped Wikimedia going forward, and what Wikipedia and Wikimedia was like in 2005, in the context of the wider world.

A project of the Wikipedia Weekly Network, part of the countdown to the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia (January 15, 2021): https://yearbyyear.wiki20.org


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