Workshop: Engaging local Wikipedians
- People interested in local activities can share experiences and ask for support
- Different approaches on how to engage local Wikipedians presented by organizers
- A summary of the German study on local spaces
- During the pre-conference (Thursday morning)
- Duration: approx. 2 hours
- Esino Lario
- Which room?
- Whom to contact?
- Martin Rulsch, project manager for digital volunteering (WMDE)
Wikipedia is not just an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, it’s also a complex living thing of people interested in sharing knowledge. Bringing people online together is one idea to engage people in a long term. Around the world, of course different approaches are needed to reach out to local Wikipedians, several of these have already been tested. Here for the first time, we bring together good practices from different places and invite people to share their experiences.
Content of the workshop
After a short introduction of participants, the recent study on local spaces, jointly created by local organizers and Wikimedia Deutschland staff, will be summarized. Afterwards, volunteer organizers from different German local spaces will present their activities and experiences. Further, we invite participants from around the world to share their experiences with periodic activities in their local areas. Having gotten a broader view on different approaches how to engage Wikipedians offline too, discussions on whether or not such activities should be more widely pursued and supported can follow.
- proposed schedule
- 10:00–10:15 Welcome & Introduction
- 10:15–10:30 Study on local spaces
- 10:30–11:30 Lightning talks on local activities
- so far planned: Vienna (Austria), Bangladesh community, Kumusha Bus (Ethiopia & Ghana), Berlin 1 and Berlin 2, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart (Germany)
- invited: Paris (France), Wikipedia Education Program, Wikipedia Education Foundation, everyone else :-)
- Auregann for the West of France local group, la NCO :-)
- 11:30–12:00 Discussion
What do you need?
- Interest in engaging people offline
- An idea how to reach out to local Wikipedians
Are you joining us?
- Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 10:55, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Gnom (talk) 21:09, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
- Matthias Süßen (talk) 10:22, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Kritzolina (talk) 19:52, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Bahnmoeller (talk) 07:22, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- Freddy2001 (talk) 15:50, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- Gikü (talk) 15:53, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- Doc Taxon (talk) 20:49, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- Mardetanha (talk) 21:43, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- GastelEtzwane (talk) 21:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Flixtey (talk) 21:54, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Touzrimounir (talk) 22:02, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Jaqen (talk) 07:59, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
- Die Geduldige • =>?! • 18:02, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Ilario (talk) 22:23, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
- Auregann (talk) 16:01, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Visem (talk) 07:55, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
- --Wuselig (talk) 08:54, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
- Vitor Mazuco (talk) 16:58, 7 July 2016 (UTC)