My name is Mathilde and I am an education project manager at Wikimédia
France. Some of you may have seen me in Belgrade during the Eduwiki
conference, as well as in a few Eduwiki meetings online. I am the
coordinator of the project Wikeys, the pedagogical game
<https://www.wikimedia.fr/wikeys/> that explains the functionning of
Wikipedia (here is the french version, in pdf
You will find more information on the game in a blog post
published in Diff <https://diff.wikimedia.org/> in March this year.
As the subject of this email is probably letting you assume, I am
writing on these lists to talk to you about a translation project : we
would like to translate the game in English to spread it among the
movement. To do so, we would like to involve the movement itself.
Why not simply engaging a professional translator? Two reasons :
* so that the english version is as close as possible to the
* to engage you in this project so it becomes a collaborative product
of the wikimedia movement!
FYI, Vjola (in cc) from Albanian Language Wikimedians User Group,
translated the game in Albanian (many thanks to you, btw 😉)
The idea is hence to gather a bunch of people (3 to 5) interested in the
topic to help Wikimédia France with the translation. Ideally, the
translation should take place in July so that the English version is
ready for Wikimania! Then, here will be the steps :
1. The translation will be gathered in the file attached (built by the
game designer who created Wikeys)
> ideally from the 3rd to the 10th of july
2. After some proof reading, we will send the file to the game designer ...
> ideally the 17th of july, to have at least a week
3. ... who will integrate the translation in the English version of the
game, in a new pdf file (since the game is in print & play)
> so we have the english version delivered a least a week before
the start of Wikimania.
If any of you is interested, just answer on this email loop. We could
then organise a launching meeting to organize the work, on monday 3rd of
july, afternoon (Paris timezone). How does that sound?
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