Wikimania is a good chance to understand how the governance works. You can discover the ecosystem of the Wikimedia projects and meet the people supporting them, technically but also with activities in the territories. Wikimedia Foundation is also a grant maker and it has some grant opportunities for people who want to submit a project or proposal to increase in different ways the quality of the Wikimedia projects.
When and where you can meet the board of Wikimedia Foundation
During Wikimania the board of Wikimedia Foundation has private meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. They don't have many opportunities during the year to meet in person and Wikimania is a chance for them to work together and then to gather with the community.
- [Not open to the public] Board meeting Wikimedia Foundation
- Friday 24 June, 16.00–17.30 Discussion with the board, School, Esino Lario.
When and where you can meet Jimmy Wales
- Friday 24 June 2016, 10.30, Gym Palace, Esino Lario: opening.
- Sunday 26 June 2016, 16.00 Main Square Piazza Pietro Pensa, Esino Lario, closing ceremony.
When and where you can meet Dariusz Jemielniak
- Sunday 26 June 2016, 11.30 Gym Palace, Esino Lario: user digest presentation about Community.
When and where you can meet the executive director of Wikimedia Foundation
Katherine Maher is Wikimedia Foundation Interim Executive Director.
- Sunday 26 June 2016, 10.00-10.30, Gym Palace, Esino Lario, Questions and Answers with Wikimedia Foundation executive director Katherine Maher.