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This is the general purpose talk page for the Wikimania 2018 website. Please do not use sub-page talk pages unless really necessary as probably no-one will be watching them. Pbsouthwood (talk) 11:06, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

This discussion page is specifically for planning the website. For more general commentary and questions use Talk:Wikimania 2018/Cape Town

T-shirts[edit source]

T-shirt sizes will be specified after the supplier/printer has been selected and we have samples of each size to take actual measurements. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 12:52, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Volunteers[edit source]

Do we want a link for a page for volunteers like Wikimania 2017?

(Yes - needed for new layout) Yes check.svg Done

Sponsors[edit source]

Do we want a sponsors page?

(yes done by David)Yes check.svg Done

Scholarships[edit source]

Where will this go? Register and attend or Participants? both are plausible. Or a separate page?

Goes on /Attend Yes check.svg Done

Intro video:[edit source]

Link can go on home page

  • Needs to be ready for Wikmania Montreal.
  • Wesgrow can help with stock footage.
  • Douglas can capture video footage, including with drone. Maybe some aerial shots from Jean Tresfon
  • Can get help from Victor Grigas.

Liaison for non-binary issues[edit source]

  • We need someone to advise. Any suggestions?

Everything must be easy to find[edit source]

  • Some links will take you away from this set of pages, but everything must leave it easy to get back.
  • Minimum path length vs uncluttered pages. I am trying to achieve this on a main page with 5 main branches by using collapsible boxes and transcluded subpages. It may work. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:39, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Contacts page[edit source]

  • Core team and theme team and WMF team contact links. (started)
  • Explanation of who to contact for what.
  • Put this on home page? - On home page until further notice.

Organogram for Wikimania?[edit source]

  • Point at WMSA: Douglas
    • Core team
      • Financial/books/records
      • Website
        • Consultation with past Wikimania organisers
      • P.R.
        • Press liaison
      • Volunteer committee
      • Scholarships?
      • Hackathon comittee?
      • Venue co-ordinator
        • Internet connectivity?
      • Sponsorship (SA)
    • Theme team
  • Point at WMF: Ellie
    • Paid organiser in SA
      • Venue
      • Feeding
      • Internet connectivity?
    • Other WMF staff
    • Scholarships?

Who selects/approves submissions for events?

Collapsible boxes[edit source]

Would be good if they can have a collapse (hide) button at the bottom as well as at the top · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 10:02, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

This has been requested at Template talk:Collapse-mobile, with a few other refinements. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:36, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Feedback[edit source]

We want feedback from interested and affected parties about what went well and what could be improved, with suggestions. We are trying to set up a re-usable system, so fixing broken stuff is important.· · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 10:26, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Links[edit source]

Presentations/Submissions[edit source]

  • What topics are appropriate for Wikimania presentations? Is there a specific theme for 2018? · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:59, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Press/media[edit source]

  • Press contact person contact details. Who will this be?
  • Alternatives?

Guidebook[edit source]

Useful icons[edit source]

User digest Lecture YesY
Critial issues
Community village
Hackathon Under construction - hackathon YesY
Contributors Contributors ?
Involved in governance and policies
Infopoint Information YesY
Involved in outreach
Researchers Research YesY
Technicians Technical YesY
Wikimania volunteers
Wikimedia Wikimedia YesY

Some of these are not intuitive - we need better icons.

Learning patterns - Visas[edit source]

C5 power cables[edit source] Prices from R35.00 as of 21-07-2017

Plug adaptors[edit source]

Prepaid sim cards[edit source]

  • Prices and places to buy. Airtime and data. Vendors near accommodation and near venue.
  • Probably available at airport, Vodacom, Cell-C, others?

Wrong Banner link on en-wiki Main page[edit source]

A banner appeared on the main page of English Wikipedia today, announcing that scholarships for Wikimania 2018 are now open, and linking to Unfortunately that page has not been updated, and contains information on the 2017 Montreal event. I don't know where best to report this, and hope someone is monitoring this page and can take action. Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 19:38, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

What about the Water situation?[edit source]

Presumably the orignaisers of Wikimania have taken into account the water situation in Cape Town? 16:47, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

See Water shortage, which is also listed in the sidebar. Wittylama (talk) 18:59, 5 February 2018 (UTC)