Wikimedians ready for Wikimania in Haifa, Israel

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Last week the organizers of Wikimania 2011 sent out an announcement encouraging all Wikimedia project enthusiasts to register and attend this year’s conference.  The conference will be held in Haifa, Israel, August 4 through 6, and is organized by members and volunteers from the very active chapter there, Wikimedia Israel.
Now in its seventh year, Wikimania is the largest gathering of Wikimedians in the world, bringing together coders/developers, editors, researchers, enthusiasts, organizers, and other project collaborators – from all corners of the globe – to learn about and share their efforts to spread free knowledge around the world.
This year’s incredible schedule of events includes 125 sessions from project participants from all over the world, as well as two days of developer meetings preceding the main events. Plenary session speakers include Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, Dr. Joseph Reagle, Prof. Yochai Benkler, and Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner.
Online registration continues through August 1, but register early to ensure your spot at this year’s conference. Accommodations provided by the event organizers are limited.
Hope to see you in Haifa!
Jay Walsh, Communications

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