Wiki Indaba 2021 is less than three months away and we are calling upon you
to lend your skills, passion and experience by joining our team of
volunteers who will work with the core organizing team of members of the
Wikimedia community user group Uganda .
We have identified and defined roles that we believe can make our plan for
this conference a reality. Planning such an event is an opportunity to work
with other Wikimedians. Your support will help us make the first virtual
Wiki Indaba a memorable conference.
Please through the required roles here
And send in your application through this form by 7th September 2021
Wiki Indaba 2021 Communications Lead
Wiki Indaba is the official regional conference of the Wikimedia Foundation
for Africans both within and in the diaspora with interest in African
continent in addition to other open knowledge activators who are aligned
with the open information sharing mission.Topics of presentation and
dialogue include Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, other wikis,
open-source software, free knowledge, free content and how these projects
affect the African continent.
The 2020 edition of the conference was supposed to be held in Kampala,
Uganda but was postponed and will instead be held as a virtual event hosted
by the Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda from 5th - 7th November 2021
Whether you are a community member of one of the Wikimedia projects (such
as Wikipedia, Wikidata or others), or a fellow open content creator or
consumer, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Uganda welcomes your
participation in this survey to identify themes and topics that would not
only be inclusive but also be of interest to you and your community.
Please give us your feedback by filling this survey http://shorturl.at/ltPR7
not later than 12th August 2021
Virtual Wiki Indaba 2021
Dear Community Members,
As promised, we have published a series of posts on Diff with key information
for event participants <https://diff.wikimedia.org/tag/wikimania-2021/>.
There you will find information about navigating your way around the
virtual space Remo and the program, technical solutions, measures to make
the experience more welcoming and inclusive, accessing the amazing content
during (and after) the events … and so much more. Make sure to read them.
In case you have any questions, this week and next week, we will be
hours - Wed. Aug 4 (3pm UTC), Fri. Aug. 6 (5pm UTC), Mon. Aug. 9 (10am
UTC), Tues. Aug. 10 (8am UTC), Wed. Aug. 11 (3pm UTC). For more
information, visit https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Organizers
Winnie Kabintie (User:Ms_Kabintie
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ms_Kabintie>), on behalf of the
Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team.