Hi Florence,

I have no idea who is coming from Ghana to Wikimania this year (perhaps someone will, yet isn't within our community that we know). As at now, no one confirmed from our end here concerning attending wikimania

During Wikimania London, I remember there was not an explicitly assigned collective space for African teams, but the African teams were in close proximity, in fact, in a sequential order.  The teams weren't under the 'Africa' collective name, but it was easy finding where the African teams were located.

The sequence was ZA, Ghana, and Tunisia: 

How about instead of requesting for a collective space 'for Africa', maybe during the placing and arrangement of African teams in the community village structure, African teams are placed in sequence? ex. say, Ghana - Table 1,  Tunisia - Table 2, ZA - Table 3, then other communities follow, so with a stop at Table - 1, it easier spotting subsequent African countries, just like it was arranged for London?


On Monday, June 15, 2015, Florence Devouard <anthere@anthere.org> wrote:
Eh !

You have been very silent on this topic my friends :)

No feedback at all ?


Le 11/06/15 12:54, Florence Devouard a écrit :
Hello everyone

Isla and I were talking about Wikimania this morning and an idea showed up :)

It seems there will be a "community village" this year in Mexico : https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Village
Last year, it was very successful in London and many chapters had their own space.
In most cases, there were 2-4 people sitting at each space to answer any question. Posters, leaflets, books and more generally marketing material. And food.

Whilst it would be probably challenging to imagine a space for each user-group/chapter in Africa, we could maybe share a collective space to represent Africa and what is being done here. What do you think ?

Through Kumusha and Wiki Loves Africa, we have a bunch of objects we can show. I remember South Africa had made some leaflets about some of their projects. I know Ivory Coast has made some as well. What do you have to share that we could put on a collective table ?

Also, amongst the recognized user groups, did some already request a space ? (Tunisia ?)

And who is coming to Wikimania ?


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