The Week of Wikimania ’08


What a week it’s been in Alexandria.  Yesterday Wikimania 2008 officially wrapped up after 84 speaking events, as well as lightening talks and poster sessions.  The organizers handled up to 650 registered participants (with an excellent presence from the local Egyptian community), as well as a broad range of local and international media.
You can find pictures from the event on WIkimedia Commons and on the Wikimania site – though expect more to appear as participants complete their travel and get the real uploading underway.
This year Wikinews also released some stories on-the-spot , and as in previous years the Wikipedia Weekly crew were live podcasting from the depths of the conference center (see the Wikimania 2008 main page for the recent list).
But that’s not all.  The webcast team from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has uploaded (and offered for live webstream) select videos from the conference, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
I’ll post more as we find it – but for now here’s your chance to get a glimpse of the event if you weren’t able to make it to Alexandria.
Jay Walsh, Head of Communications

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I would love to see some of the video content, but they are online available for those with Windows Media Player 11 (WMP unfortunately does not like me, nor I it). Could someone upload more open versions of said content somewheres please? 🙂