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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.
International Symposium on WikisInternational Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration

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.

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.

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.

Open collaboration

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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).

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.

Sweble

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

Creole (markup)

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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

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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.

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 honour, was presented by Aaron Halfaker at OpenSym '17, the International Symposium on Open Collaboration.

John T. Riedl

He received numerous awards for his conference publications including best papers at CSCW, IUI, and WikiSym.

Open-source model

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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.

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

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

Odense

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WikiSym 2006 was co-located with ACM Hypertext 2006 from 21–23 August 2006 in Odense, Denmark.

Montreal

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WikiSym 2007 was co-located with OOPSLA 2007, an ACM conference, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 21–23 October 2007.

Porto

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WikiSym 2008 was held in Porto, Portugal, in 8–10 September 2008, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and supported ("in-cooperation agreement") by the ACM.

Orlando, Florida

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