I hope you are all doing well.
So as I mentionned in a previous discussion here, next week Tunis will be hosting the Carthage Film Festival in its 29th edition (oldest film festival in the African continent).
As a way to document and emphasize on the importance of such manifestations, our User Group is organizing an editathon on the 6th of November to update, write and translate Wikipedia articles about Cinema in Tunisia and Africa in general. You can see the complete list of suggested articles to work on here.
I hope you can all participate remotely, or physically if you are in Tunis. We need to have the biggest number of languages possible. Any interested, check the meta page and add your name in the participants list.
Also, and thanks to the support of the media department of the Carthage Film Festival, we managed to get Journalist badges to participate in the opening and closing ceremony of the festival, the projections and the press conferences. The goal behind this is to take photos of the artists and producers who will be present in the festival, to upload them on Commons and integrate them eventually in the proper Wikipedia articles.
So regarding this point, I need some help with identifying the international artists. Once I upload the photos on Commons, I will share the Category with you, so that you can identify the artists you recognize by changing the photo's name with their name. Technically speaking, it will be very difficult for me to memorize all names and correct spelling when I take the photos.
I will appreciate it if people who can help with this point share their interest here, so that later, I can communicate with them directly.
Also, any remarks or suggestions are more than welcome.
Feel free to reach to me for any question.
Looking foward to hearing from you.
Houssem ABIDAUser Name: Houssem AbidaWikimedia Tunisia User Group
WLA 2019 will take place in February 2019 under the theme "PLAY". For
organizational and funding purposes, we need to know which countries
teams will participate.
If you plan to participate, please add yourself to the following section
Rapid Grants for Wiki Loves Africa 2019 will have to be submitted at the
LATEST December 1st. If you have never submitted a rapid grant, please
consider your submitting deadline to be November 15th.
This is time when we should start focusing on the next Wiki Loves Africa :)
To keep it brief and simple
1) the next Wiki Loves Africa will take place in February 2019 (one
2) the theme will be "Play" (this can include a board game picture,
photo of a handi swimmer, your favorite football team picture, photo of
a notable stadium, how-to play a game, lion cuds having fun... really
see the theme big picture)
3) a list of organizing roles and tasks will be established in the next
couple of weeks and a call be send for people to volunteer to those.
4) with regards to the way jury is set up : this year, it will be
strictly pyramidal. Every participating country team will have to submit
its best 10-20 pictures to the international jury. So your national team
needs to take that into account.
5) Isla and I have submitted two rapid grants to kickstart the whole
thing. Please consider supporting the requests
(There will be no WLA Project grant this year)
6) IMPORTANT ! You want to consider submitting your own rapid grant next
Rapid Grants are only open from 1-15th of each month. Rumors say that
approval at the moment is over 5 weeks. Which basically mean that a
request submitted mid November might get approved around Christmas. Then
grant money still needs to be sent (and you may probably consider this
will not happen during Christmas time). So if you want to get your funds
on time for WLA, _you really want to submit your rapid grant early
7) If you are not yet on it, please consider joining Wiki Loves Africa
Facebook Group :
The Page is here (like the Page, then ask to join the Group):
Dear Community Members,
We are now accepting applications for Programs Submission for Wiki Indaba
2019 in Nigeria.
WikiIndaba will be held in January 2019, in Abuja, Nigeria.
Please check the below link for more information about submissions.
Deadline for submission is October 14th.
Please reach out to wikiindaba2019program(a)gmail.com for more information or
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another round of the Technical Advice IRC meeting is taking place on
**Wednesday, Oct 10, 3-4 pm UTC** on #wikimedia-tech.
This week's meeting will be hosted by @Amir1 and @CFisch_WMDE - Question
are welcome in English, Persian & German :-)
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developers. Every Wednesday, two full-time developers are available to help
you with all your questions about Mediawiki, gadgets, tools and more! This
can be anything from "how to get started" over "who would be the best
contact for X" to specific questions on your project.
If you know already what you would like to discuss or ask, please add your
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Dear African Wikimedians,
This is a gentle reminder to inform you that the deadline for scholarship
applications is October 2nd, 2018. You still have the opportunity to apply
for a scholarship to attend WikiIndaba 2019 until tomorrow midnight.
You can find here a link to the scholarship application form:
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