Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011/May Meeting

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This page contains a description and planning for the international May Meeting in Berlin on Wiki Loves Monuments. The meeting is combined with a hackathon, which allows for some extra synergy with developers.

The meeting will start on Friday May 13, 09:00h. Since the developer meeting will only start in the afternoon, the morning might be a good moment to think about the technical stuff, so that we can give that as input for the hackathon. We will be able to use a room also for the rest of the day(s), and can discuss then more specific topics and/or help the hackers! For WLM, at least be there on Friday; Saturday and Sunday are optional and mainly hackathon focused.


The meeting will take place in the betahaus, Berlin. You can find all necessary information on the Hackathon page.


Everyone who asked Wikimedia Deutschland to book accommodation for them will be staying at:

Comebackpackers GmbH
Adalbertstrasse 97
10999 Berlin
Tel: 0049 30 600 57 52 7
e-mail: info(at)


For practical and budgettary reasons, there is a maximum number of attendees of 25. Therefore, initially participating countries will be limited to 2 attendees, unless we have spots left over. Please discuss amongst the organizers in your country who would be good representatives, who could take back the most and present the problems you are facing, and submit that person/those persons with contact details to the WLM mailing list. We will then contact that person with information on how to register. Please do this As soon As possible!

If your local chapter (if present) cannot afford to send someone, please just submit the request, and let us know that you require funding. We will then find a way to get you to participate! Finances should not be a limitation to participation.

Cost / finance[edit]

Attending the meeting will be free of charge. However, you have to pay some compensation for the nights you are staying in the dorms (estimate 25-35 euro per night).


The meeting is three days, with a focus on the first day. The idea is that all important topics get discussed then, and that we can work out details and leftover topics in the rest of the time. After lunch on day one can those who want join the developers in building tools. The others continue with the program.

(draft) Agenda[edit]


  • welcome & introduction
  • introductions (prepare short summary without slides ~1 min)
  • update European situation: Partners
  • Collect problems & good ideas



  • Focus on things that require a technical solution:
    • make a list based on most pressing problems
    • what are the solution concepts
    • specifications



2 groups:

  • small group about tech stuff
  • big group about the other collected problems

13:00 lunch

  • 14:00 Discussion of good ideas!
  • 15:00 competition concept: for our european partners we need a uniform description of what the contest is about, so lets make sure we all fit in!


  • 16:00 European level competition: (fixed time slots, if we dont reach conclusion, we continue next day in detail)
    • jury
    • awards
    • ceremony? (couple with another event?) Announcement?
    • nomination
    • budget

17:30 short break

  • 17:45 wrapup
  • what else should we discuss: other sessions tomorrow?

Brainstorm topic[edit]

Which points would you like to discuss?

  • Have a round of "what are the problems" Effeietsanders (talk) 13:00, 10 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Have a round of "what are the coolest ideas" Effeietsanders (talk) 13:00, 10 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • What to do with the European contest:
    • Jury
      • How many members? How widely should it be spread across different proffessions, countries etc?
      • Should the jury be sole decision maker, or is it possible to combine jury decision with public voting on Commons, for example?
    • Awards
      • How many awards?
      • Which awards?
    • Ceremony? How will the awards get delivred to the winner(s)?
    • Nomination
      • How many photos from each country will take part from European WLM? [1]
    • Budget
  • What technical means are we missing?
    • Chapter's websites for contest
    • Specific list
    • Brainstorm
    • Prioritizing
    • Categories:
      • Upload tools
        • Will WLM use customized Wikimedia Commons UploadWizard? [2]
      • List tools
      • Visualization tools
      • Mobile
      • Other
        • Is it possible to display in September on country's WLM site latest pictures added to competition, plus a random sample from all the pictures added so far?
          Yes, we did that last year! Counter and latest uploaded images. Changed that to random picture when the contest was over. Multichill (talk) 19:50, 17 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          Was your script in PHP? --WikedKentaur (talk) 07:51, 18 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          Javascript + api. I'll dig it up and share it here. Multichill (talk) 08:24, 18 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Running local events

Notes from the meeting[edit]

Contact, more information[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2011

Concept - Philosophy - Timeline - Progress - Monuments database - Tools - Action points - Upload wizard - Sponsors - Press - Highlighted pictures
Lists per country - May Meeting - European Heritage Days - Commons infrastructure - Structured lists
Andorra - Austria - Belgium & Luxembourg - Denmark - Estonia - France - Germany - Hungary - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland

LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg