The conference ended yesterday and it was really great. I loved every single thing about it. The sessions, the people and the organization. I got to know a lot about the site I took for granted. I got to know a lot of great people and have really fruitful conversations.
I got to talk to some people I never dreamed of talking to and got to take a lot of new ideas home with me. I found out who the people behind the Arabic Wikipedia were and how the big Wikimedia foundation worked. I also got to talk to some academic people who came to show some of there results and research about wikipedia related stuff.
The research that I really like -mostly because it's all about my major- is the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) which is done by two german researchers Markus Krötzsch and Denny Vrandecic which I got the chance to talk to both of them. Their sessions were mainly to tell people about SMW which I already knew about so I got to talk to them after the sessions about the technical parts and I found out that they didn't use an Ontology for that project and I got a general idea about the DB implementation they used. That conversation really made my day.
Today when I look back at the past three days I feel excited about the future and proud of the my friends who made that great Wikimania possible.
I choose that subject to be my first post because I think it's the biggest event I'll have this summer I hope you like it and if you do -or don't- please leave your comment.