One of the most interesting sessions of Wikimania 2006 were the Lightning Talks (five minute speedy presentations, somewhere between a brain fart and a quick demo). I moderated two rounds of them, and learned about Webaroo‘s offline Wikipedia, Yurik’s Query.php, Yellowikis, Azerbaijani and Serbian Wikipedia writing system issues, among many other things. (I will post my Lightning Talk on “Using Wikipedia Efficiently”, as promised).
But what takes the prize is Domas’s talk about “How to Read Wikipedia.” Only a few dozen people at Wikimania had the pleasure of hearing it. Fortunately, I have a recording of it for posterity.