From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

Pre-Conference Schedule

The Wikimania 2007 schedule. Credit: Kat Walsh
  • The Pre-Conference hacking days and Unconference are open to all attendees. The program for these days will be primarily informal.

New York City Weekend, July 6–9

See details at Wikimania Takes Manhattan.

Hackathon, AKA Newcomer-friendly project day, July 10-11

This hackathon is newcomer-friendly: no programming or background required. See details at Hackathon
  • If you want to get to know Wikipedia better and contribute without programming, you'll enjoy the list of tasks we've prepared that don't require programming.
  • If you want to do development, you'll enjoy the high-quality laptop setup guide we've prepared (you can work through it on-site).
  • Either way, you'll enjoy the special "beginners" table, with friendly people willing to help you. Prior experience with MediaWiki software, or even programming at all, is not required. Join us for the whole two days, or drop by for just a few hours!

AdaCamp, July 10–11

The Ada Initiative is holding its second AdaCamp (unconference) on July 10–11.

It is focused on increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. AdaCamp brings together people to build community, discuss issues women have in common across open technology and culture fields, and find ways to address them. Open technology and culture includes open source software, Wikipedia and other wiki projects, open data, open government, fan/remix culture, open libraries, and more. Attendance is by invitation and attendees are selected from qualified applicants through an open invitation process. Attendance is open to people of all genders.

Attendance at AdaCamp is application-only, and applications closed June 22. Follow for info on future AdaCamps.

Tuesday, July 10

Tuesday, July 10
Time Event Location
09:00 – 17:00 Hackathon (newcomers and non-programmers welcome) Marvin Center
  • Betts Auditorium – Day Starts at 9
  • Grand Ballroom – 9:30 onward
  • Rooms 307, 308, 310 – as needed
09:00 – 17:00 Wikimedia Chapters Association and Chapter Activities Marvin Center
  • Room 301
Morning Break Continental Ballroom
Lunch Grand Ballroom
Afternoon Break Continental Ballroom
Hackathon Group Dinner
Throughout Day Side Events External Locations

Wednesday, July 11

Wednesday, July 11
Time Event Location
09:00 – 17:00 Hackathon (newcomers and non-programmers welcome) Marvin Center
  • Betts Auditorium – Day Starts at 9
  • Grand Ballroom – Rest of day
  • Rooms 307, 308, 310 – as needed
09:00 – 17:00 Wikimedia Chapters Association and Chapter Activities Marvin Center
  • Room 301
11:00 – 13:00 WALRUS Congress of Wiki-Americans (Super-Lunch) Room 307
13:00 – 17:00 Wikipedia Loves Libraries Gelman Library room 702
Morning Break Continental Ballroom
Lunch Grand Ballroom
Afternoon Break Continental Ballroom
19:00 – 20:30 Google Opening Reception,
showcasing the World Digital Library
Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building Great Hall
10 First St. SE
Washington DC 20540

Throughout Day Board Meeting

Side Events

External Locations

Conference Schedule

For event locations, please see the list of venues
Please note that the following schedule information is subject to change.

Thursday, July 12

Thursday, July 12th
  Grand Ballroom 301 302 308 310 Betts
07:00 – 09:00 On-Site Registration
09:00 – 11:10

Opening ceremony

Opening keynote
Mary Gardiner, Co-founder, Ada Initiative
"Fostering diversity: not a boring chore, a critical opportunity"

Opening plenary
Plenary by Jimmy Wales: The State of the Wiki

(Lisner Auditorium)

11:10 – 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 – 13:00 Chapters I

Technology and Infrastructure I

WikiCulture and Community I

Education I: Projects with Academy

Technology and Infrastructure II

Tech@State I: Opening Session

  • Keynote Speech – Beth Simone Noveck: 'Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful'
  • Ignite sessions featuring new ideas for wikis and associated technologies

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break / Travel guide discussion
14:00 – 15:20 Technology and Infrastructure III: User experience

GLAM I: Legal issues

WikiCulture and Community II

Research, Analysis, and Education II

Technology and Infrastructure IV

Tech@State II: Institutions:

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 – 17:00 Technology and Infrastructure V: Data

Legal I


Wikis and the Public Sector I

Technology and Infrastructure VI: Language Support

Tech@State III: GLAM: Local wikis

18:00 – 20:30 GLAM Night Out: Party & Media Panel at the Newseum (REGISTRATION CLOSED) / Zoomph Wikimania Happy Hour/ Meetups / Free time

Friday, July 13

Friday, July 13th
  Grand Ballroom Amphitheater 307 308 310 Betts
08:00 – 08:45   Funds Dissemination Committee Presentation  
09:00 – 10:20 GLAM III: Outreach

WikiCulture and Community III: Improving Wikipedia I

Legal II

Sister Projects I

Technology and Infrastructure VII: Ask the operators

Tech@State IV: Federal Agency Wikis

10:20 – 10:50 Morning Break / Meetups
10:50 – 12:10 GLAM IV: National GLAM Coordinator

Chapters II

Sister Projects II

WikiCulture and Community IV

Video from session

Technology and Infrastructure VIII

Tech@State V:

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch break
WikiProject Medicine Lunch
13:10 – 14:30 GLAM V: Wiki Loves Monuments

Technology and Infrastructure IX: Mobile I

WikiCulture and Community V: Improving Wikipedia II

Research, Analysis, and Education III

Technology and Infrastructure X: User Experience

Featured Session: Legal Issues

14:30 – 15:10 Coffee break / Meetups
15:10 – 16:30 GLAM VI: Photo Hunts

Technology and Infrastructure XI: Mobile II

Sister Projects III: Mapping

WikiCulture and Community VI: Improving Wikipedia III

Technology and Infrastructure XII

Featured Session: WikiCulture and Community

16:30 – 20:30 Meetups (Digital Commons, Dispute Resolution, Education Program, Happy Hour, LGBT, Scholarships, SMW, Turkic, Wikia, Women, ...) / Free time

Saturday, July 14

Saturday, July 14th
  301 302 307 308 310 Betts Amphitheatre 309
09:00 - 09:05 Reinforcing the Friendly Space Policy
Lisner Auditorium
09:05 – 10:05

Opening plenary
Plenary by Sue Gardner, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead. Wikimedia Foundation executive director will recap the Foundation's activities of the past year, and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges facing the Wikimedia projects in 2012–13.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the Wikimedia Foundation WMF Board of Trustees.

(Lisner Auditorium)

10:00 – 10:30 Break / Meetups
10:30 – 11:50 GLAM VII: Science and Archives

Wikis and the Public Sector III

WikiCulture and Community VII: Partnerships

WikiCulture and Community VIII

Technology and Infrastructure XIII

Featured Session: WikiCulture and Community II

WikiCulture and Community IX: Improving Wikipedia V

Workshops I

11:50 – 12:10 Break
12:10 – 13:30 GLAM VIII: Tools

WikiCulture and Community X: Wiki and Women I

Workshops II

WikiCulture and Community XI: Small Languages


Featured Session: Wikis and the Public Sector: SOPA

Technology and Infrastructure XIV

Workshops III

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
WikiWomen's Lunch, Meetups
14:30 – 15:50 WikiCulture and Community XII: History of Wikipedia

WikiCulture and Community XIII: Wiki and Women II

WikiCulture and Community XIV: Improving Wikipedia V

Workshops IV

WikiCulture and Community XV: Improving Wikipedia VI

Featured Session: Technology and Infrastructure

Research, Analysis, and Education IV

Workshops V

15:50 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00

Closing Plenary – Mr. David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Presentation of Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong
(Lisner Auditorium)

17:00 – 17:30 Group Photo
17:30 – 20:30 Meetups / Free time
21:00 – 24:00 Attendee party
Buffalo Billiards


Sunday, July 15

Live and most actual Unconference Schedule

Time Event Location
9.30 - 9.50 Quick briefing: What is the new Wikimedia Chapters Association and what does it do? (WCA Council Chair) Grand Ballroom
10:00 – 17:00 Unconference
Morning Break Continental Ballroom
Lunch Grand Ballroom
Afternoon Break Continental Ballroom
10:00 – 12:00 OpenStreetMap mapping party (part 1) Congressional Cemetery
13:00 – 15:00 OpenStreetMap mapping party (part 2) Wikimania Lounge @ GWU
11:00 – WikiExpedition! Washington, DC