Wikimania is around the corner and many people looking forward to the wide range of topics. Following the general idea of sharing knowledge about best practices, the Volunteer Support Department of Wikimedia Deutschland warmly invites you to the workshop “Engaging local Wikipedians”. 

The Chapter supports several groups in Germany with the installation, funding, and support of local spaces where community members can sozialize, write articles, plan projects, share knowledge, start cooperations, teach new editors, and so one. These are places where Wikipedians have a face. Several local groups will hold lightning talks about their activities. Further, a study by Wikimedia Deutschland on the local spaces will be presented.

Nevertheless, getting local Wikipedians together does not only work in actual rooms but in several other ways, fitting to the respective needs of the communities and general conditions. One solution for example is the Kumusha Bus that educates several communities in Africa about the Open Movement. Of course, organizing student groups for Wikipedia in several cities is another one.

What is your story?

We warmly invite you to share your experiences in this workshop with a lightning talk of max. five minutes or participation in the discussion. Learning from each other is the main goal of this workshop.

Basic information:
If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Martin Rulsch
Team Ideenförderung

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0

Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.