Wikimania 2007

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Chunghwa Telecom press conference, sponsor of Wikimania 2007 in Taipei

Wikimania 2007 was the third Wikimania conference and was held in Taipei, Republic of China on Taiwan from August 3, 2007 to August 5, 2007. It was the first to hold a volunteer training course.[1]

Three other teams submitted hosting bids, for the cities of London, Alexandria, and Turin. Bids for Hong Kong, Singapore, Istanbul, and Orlando failed to make the shortlist.[2] The winner was announced on 25 September 2006.[3]

On August 3, 2007, New York Times reporter Noam Cohen reported: "The conference has attracted about 440 attendees, a little more than half from Taiwan, who want to immerse themselves for three days in the ideas and issues that come up making an entirely volunteer-written encyclopedia.[4] The workshops cover practical topics like how to collaborate peacefully; what importance to give 'expertise' in a project that is celebrated for allowing anyone to contribute, including anonymous editors".[4]

References

  1. ^ "Volunteer Training 2006". wikimedia.org.
  2. ^ "Talk:Wikimania 2007 Bid List". Wikimedia.org.
  3. ^ Wikimania 2007. wikimedia.org.
  4. ^ a b "In Taipei, Wikipedians Talk Wiki Fatigue, Wikiwars and Wiki Bucks". New York Times. Noam Cohen, Saul Hansell (ed). August 3, 2007.