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Critical issues presentations/The Wikipedia Asian Month panel: how we did it, and how you can do it too

From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy
Submission no. 163
Title of the submission

The Wikipedia Asian Month panel: how we did it, and how you can do it too

Author of the submission
  • Josh Lim
  • Addis Wang
Country of origin

Philippines; China


Outreach, Projects

  • Asia
  • edit-a-thons
  • regional collaboration

During Wikimania 2015, Wikimedians present during the conference's annual Asian Wikimedian meetup agreed to a new regional collaboration, building on previous failed efforts to have regional projects. Called the Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM), this project began simply as a way to build understanding between Asian Wikimedia communities by having different countries write about one another, all at the same time, and with a very simple reward: postcards.

Little would we know that not only would it become the first successful collaboration between Asian Wikimedia communities, but that it would also become one of the biggest projects the Wikimedia community has been witness to, with several countries in Asia and elsewhere participating.

This panel, composed of members from the project's core organizing team, will look back at the triumphs, failures and lessons learned from the Wikipedia Asian Month: what things went right, how the project can be improved for the next year and, more importantly, how you can implement a similar project in your area.



Interested attendees and comments