Wikipedia at 10:
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikimedia talks in Bristol about its development and future plans
13 January 2011 12.00-13.00 – Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol
In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Connecting Bristol, Bristol City Council, BBC Anchor Trust and Wikimedia UK: a special event to mark 10 years of Wikipedia with the man behind the project.
A decade ago the idea of a constantly updated online encyclopaedia, which would be collaboratively written by tens of thousands of people and read by hundreds of millions, was a dream.
Since then, Jimmy Wales has inspired others to join him, and has formed a 100,000-strong online volunteer community, which has built Wikipedia into a worldwide force for free learning and general education, run with modest resources, engaging communities worldwide. It’s now firmly established, but where will it go next?
This is a rare and special opportunity to hear Jimmy Wales talk about the history of this remarkable project as well as the plans for future development.