The Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Knot_Conference_2021> will take
place online 24–25 June 2021.
At the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference we want to look at the
future of indigenous and underrepresented languages and their presence and
use on the Wikimedia projects. The conference will provide space and focus
for indigenous and underrepresented language communities to connect, learn
from each other, and collaborate.
With 20 billion page views every month, Wikipedia is one of the first stops
when people search for information. It is a cornerstone of the digital age,
but the information within it is not evenly represented across languages.
The Wikimedia movement is about to start implementing the 2030 movement
strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_2030> and the UNESCO
Decade of Indigenous Languages
will start in 2022. The Decade of Indigenous Languages points to the
potential of digital technologies in supporting the use and preservation of
indigenous languages. These two milestones give us the opportunity to look
into our future efforts for language diversity on the Wikimedia projects,
and during the conference discuss how we can work together to make
indigenous and underrepresented language communities grow.
More information about the conference will be shared on the Arctic Knot
Wikimedia Language Conference page over the next few weeks. Registration
will open in May. We hope you will join the conference!
The Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference is part of the Wikimedia
Knot <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Knot_Conference> series of
conferences. Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference is led by Wikimedia
Norge in collaboration with The Arctic University of Norway
<https://en.uit.no/startsida>, Wikimedia UK
<https://wikimedia.org.uk/> and Wikimedia
Deutschland <https://www.wikimedia.de/>, and will focus on Arctic and Sámi
languages. We are also happy to have Wikitongues <https://wikitongues.org/>
and Art+Feminism <https://artandfeminism.org/> as part of the organization
team for the conference.
We hope to see many of you there!
*Jon Harald Søby*
Prosjektleder / Prosjektleiar / Prošeaktajođiheaddji / Project Manager
Wikimedia Norge / Wikimedia Noreg / Wikimedia Norga
+47 977 67 510
Hallo. I'm cross-posting this to a few lists. Please send any questions to
the project's talkpage.
We would like to find two or three language communities who would be good
matches to help to guide some long-term improvements to the lexicographic
data part of Wikidata, and the closely related work in the Wikifunctions
wiki and the Abstract Wikipedia project, over the next few years. We are
looking for communities that are open to trying out new things, and have an
interest in linguistics and coding.
Participating communities will hopefully find that this project will lead
to long-term growth in content in Wikipedia and Wiktionary in and about
their language. See
for more detailed information (including some suggested criteria). Please
help us identify potential good matches.
p.s. A translated/translatable version of this message is on meta-wiki, if
you'd like to share it elsewhere:
Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him)
Community Relations Specialist