Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.
Wikimania 2012, the world conference of the Wikimedia community (http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page/en) has started.
This is the seventh edition of the conference, which is held in a different country each year: this time the host is the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. The event runs from July 12 to July 15; it opened with a speech by Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia, which talked about the State of the WikiWorld.
Wikimania is a meeting place where you can discuss and share experiences about Wikipedia, free content and free software. It is a great opportunity for the community of Wikimedia to make another step forward in spreading free culture and Wikipedia. Almost a thousand people from over 50 countries worldwide are expected attending the conference: among them, there will be about fifteen Italians, seven of which coming thanks to a scholarship program which Wikimedia Italia sponsored. Follow us on Twitter with the hashtag #Wikimaniaci!
Notice. This newsletter is exclusively intended for information about Wikimedia Italia, both to its members and to the general public; as per Art. 1, Comma 2, Legge 7 marzo 2001 no. 62, it is not an editorial product