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Esino Lario
Gym palace

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Critical issues


Critical issues



Collaborative space

Community village


Discussions and
Wikimedia Movement Culture workshop

Daytime Green Week for kids 6-10.

Meetups (9.00-10.00), book swapping and exhibitions around the city.

9.00 - 19.00 Animagus. Permanent sound/objects site-specific installation by Roberto Paci Dalò. Villa Clotilde, First Floor.

Stamp cancellation of Esino Lario, Main square Piazza Pietro Pensa, 14.00-19.00.

10.30 - 11.00 Opening

by Jimmy Wales
Anyone Journalists

Live streaming of events held in the Gym Palace Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
(room 50)
10.30 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.30 Impact on Esino Lario by Catherine de Senarclens

Anyone Journalists

11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.00 Overview: programme

by Ginevra Sanvitale
Anyone Journalists

11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 14.00 Jimmy Wales meet the press (video) Lunch 12.00 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.30 State of Wikimedia Research

by Benjamin Mako Hill, Aaron Shaw and Tilman Bayer
Anyone Journalists Contributors

Technicians Technical

Detecting Copyright Concerns in Near Real Time by James Heilman

Lessons learned building machine learning models for Wikidata by Amir Sarabadani

Circular Content Open Content Manual & Tool by Sebastiaan Ter Burg

Involved in governance and policies Legal

Wikipedia and International Law by Tobias Lutzi

Privacy – a limit to “the sum of all knowledge”? by Lukas Mezger

Legal War Stories: a review of key legal issues facing the Wikimedia movement by Jacob Rogers, Michelle Paulson

Anyone Training

Improving the photographic skills of wikimedians by Diego Delso

Anyone Training

Listening to Community Voices by Edward Galvez

Involved in outreach GLAM and Education

What are the movement-wide opportunities for supporting GLAM-Wiki? (room 11)

Wikimedia Wikimedia Movement Culture workshop (room 40) Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
(room 50)
14.00 - 14.45
14.30 - 15.00 Imbalance by Saskia Ehlers

Anyone Journalists Contributors

Collaborations in education projects: discussing Pros and Cons, Challenges and Opportunities (room 20) 14.45-15.30
15.00 - 15.30 Medical topics

by James Heilman
Anyone Journalists Contributors

15.30 - 16.00 Break 15.30 - 16.00
16.00 - 16.30 Verifiability of Wikipedia

by Alex Stinson
Anyone Contributors

Involved in governance and policies Policy and process management

Found in Translation: Comparing paid editing policies in the top Wikipedia language editions by William Beutler, Andrew Lih

That Was the Year That Was: What happened in Brussels, what comes next and what you should do by Dimitar Dimitrov

“Program and Engagement Coordination” – A reflective process management to take movement conferences to the next level by Cornelius Kibelka, Nicole Ebber

Involved in outreach Outreach

The coolest projects of Wikimedia Chapters - be inspired by Darya Kantor, Deror Lin

The Archives Challenge by Spasimir Pilev

How to train future Wikimedians in Residence by Gereon Kalkuhl

Anyone Training
How to make a short documentary with a smartphone by Matthias Süẞen, Daniel Schwen
Anyone Training
Learn to use Pywikibot for Wikidata and other projects by Tobias1984
Wikimedia WMF board discussions

Board discussions I: Transparency & Communication (room 20)

Wikimedia WMF board discussions

Board discussions II: Finance (room 40)

Wikimedia WMF board discussions

Board discussions III: Human Resources (room 30)

Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
(room 50)
16.00 - 16.45
16.30 - 17.00 Wikimedia Commons

by Adam Cuerden
Anyone Contributors

Board discussions IV: Strategy / WMF identity (room 20) Board discussions V: Movement Affiliations (room 40) Board discussions VI: Board composition (room 30) 16-45 - 17.30
17.00 - 17.30 Projects: Wikisource, Wikivoyage, OSM

by Andrea Zanni, Andrea Fratini and Simone Cortesi
Anyone Contributors


Meetups (18.00-19.00), book swapping and exhibitions around the city.

Stamp cancellation of Esino Lario, Main square Piazza Pietro Pensa, 14.00-19.00.

From 16.00 to 24.00 Mechanical bull and snack for the kids at the main square Piazza Pietro Pensa (loud).

Charity aperitif "Passo dalla Quercia”, La Quercia, via Cainallo 23, from 17.00.

17.15 and 18.45 Silent action walk from Piazza Italia.

17.45 Guided tours to Wikimania from Piazza Italia.

17.30-19.00 Aperitif Mauri cheeses at the tensile structure.

Dinner - Please reach the restaurant between 19.00 and 21.00.

20.30-24.00 Country music and dance with 700 metri sopra il cielo and Riccardo Cagni at the main square Piazza Pietro Pensa or Tensile structure (loud).

21.00 Concert of I Solisti Lombardi with the silent film Frate Sole of 1919, offered by the Bellagio Festival.

open 24/24 Room #10 of the School (dedicated to the participants of the hackathon only) open 24/24