I Went to Wikimania And Wrote About it For the GlobalPost

Wikipedians deep in thought.

I attended WikiMania 2012 this weekend and had an interesting time. I wrote about it for the GlobalPost.

My thoughts? A veritable sea of deep nerdery. Geeks motivated by a sacred mission – which is always interesting to see. Gathering together in pursuit of free knowledge instead of a deep-seated love of anime. (There is, I am certain, plenty of cross-over). More women then I expected, but still not nearly enough.

Genuine efforts on the part of the Wikimedia Foundation to bring more ladies into the club – good job, folks.

A genuinely nice crowd with an obsessive love of accuracy. Excitable (in a good way).

I wouldn’t mind going back next year – maybe to the Hong Kong incarnation.

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