Pedants Unite! Wikipedia Conference Opens Tomorrow

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 51 months ago
Pedants Unite! Wikipedia Conference Opens Tomorrow

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales getting ready to make some salient points at the Wikimania conference. Image by Wertuose via Wikimedia Commons.

Five days of editing, citing sources, open data and knowledge-sharing get underway tomorrow when the tenth Wikipedia Summit opens at The Barbican Centre.

Dubbed Wikimania, the annual gathering of fans of and contributors to the world's fifth largest website [citation needed] will include debates, workshops, meet-ups and presentations by luminaries from the worlds of science and technology.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will start proceedings with a keynote speech on 7 August.

After the celebrations, the main conference programme opens on  8 August, so if you ever wanted to know how to Grow the Awesome in your Programs [sic], or How to Stay out of Jail and use Wikimedia Commons, you know where to head.

One-day passes are £30, a three-day ticket is £50. Five-day passes, including a pre-conference, are sold out. Around 4,000 people are expected to attend, so pre-registration is advised.

Last Updated 05 August 2014