OpenSym

International Symposium on WikisInternational Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
OpenSym is a shorthand for International Symposium on Open Collaboration, formerly International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, also formerly WikiSym or the Wiki Symposium, a conference dedicated to wiki research and practice.wikipedia
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Open source

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In 2014, the name of the conference was changed from WikiSym to OpenSym to reflect a broadening of scope from wiki and Wikipedia research and practice to open collaboration research, including wikis and Wikipedia research, but also free/libre/open source, open data, etc. research.
An annual conference dedicated to the research and practice of open collaboration is the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym).

Wiki

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OpenSym is a shorthand for International Symposium on Open Collaboration, formerly International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, also formerly WikiSym or the Wiki Symposium, a conference dedicated to wiki research and practice.
OpenSym (called WikiSym until 2014), an academic conference dedicated to research about wikis and open collaboration.

Open collaboration

In 2014, the name of the conference was changed from WikiSym to OpenSym to reflect a broadening of scope from wiki and Wikipedia research and practice to open collaboration research, including wikis and Wikipedia research, but also free/libre/open source, open data, etc. research.
An annual conference dedicated to the research and practice of open collaboration is the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym).

Open data

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In 2014, the name of the conference was changed from WikiSym to OpenSym to reflect a broadening of scope from wiki and Wikipedia research and practice to open collaboration research, including wikis and Wikipedia research, but also free/libre/open source, open data, etc. research.

San Diego

San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, CACity of San Diego
WikiSym 2005 was co-located with ACM OOPSLA 2005, held in San Diego, California, US, 14–16 October 2005.

Association for Computing Machinery

ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)ACM Digital Library
WikiSym 2006 was co-located with ACM Hypertext 2006 from 21–23 August 2006 in Odense, Denmark.

George Landow (professor)

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Keynotes were given by George Landow, Professor of Art and English at Brown University and Stewart Nickolas, IBM Emerging Technologies while Dan Ingalls, Sun Microsystems Laboratories gave an invited talk.

Orlando, Florida

OrlandoOrlando, FLFlorida
WikiSym 2009 was held in Orlando, FL, on 25–27 October 2009 at the Disney Convention Center.

Martin M. Wattenberg

Martin Wattenberg
Keynotes were given by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg as well as by Brion Vibber.

Open access

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An open access version of the proceedings is available, in addition to the ACM proceedings.

Mountain View, California

Mountain ViewMountain View, CACampbell, California
WikiSym 2011 was held in Mountain View on 3–5 October 2011.

Tony Wasserman

Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman
Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman served as general chair.

RecentChangesCamp

RecentChangesCamp
RecentChangesCamp was conceived at WikiSym 2005 as a way to replicate online wiki collaboration in the face-to-face world, using Open Space Technology, which enables participants to create the agenda on the fly, guaranteeing that all issues that participants were willing to take responsibility for were worked on to the extent possible.

Ward Cunningham

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Speakers included Ward Cunningham, Jimmy Wales, Ross Mayfield and Sunir Shah.
He was a keynote speaker at the first three instances of the WikiSym conference series on wiki research and practice as well as a keynote speaker at the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017.

Sweble

The results were presented to the public for the first time at the WikiSym conference in 2011.

Creole (markup)

CreoleWikicreole
The idea was conceived during a workshop at the 2007 International Symposium on Wikis.

Gender bias on Wikipedia

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However, an October 2011 paper at the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration found evidence that suggested that Wikipedia may have "a culture that may be resistant to female participation".

History of wikis

WikiSym, a more academic annual symposium about wikis in general, was first held a few months later, in October 2005, in San Diego, California.

Luis Falcón

In his keynote speech in the 12th International Symposium in Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2016 in Berlin, he declared that Dairy and Meat industry are not only inhumane and extremely cruel, but also unhealthy and negative for the environment.

Wikimania

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WikiSym 2010 was held in Gdańsk, Poland on 7–9 July 2010, co-located with Wikimania.
The starting day on July 9 overlapped with the end of the WikiSym academic conference.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

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Tiki community members also participate to various related events such as WikiSym and the Libre Software Meeting.

Emily Temple-Wood

A paper, "Interpolating Quality Dynamics in Wikipedia and Demonstrating the Keilana Effect", about a phenomenon named in Temple-Wood's honor, was presented by Aaron Halfaker at OpenSym '17, the International Symposium on Open Collaboration.