Mention was made concerning stationing a Wikimedia Ghana booth at the AODC conference
along with the Wikipedia and Wikidata sessions we’d be running. Due to time constraints
and the high cost involved it appears infeasible to include the budget of the booth in our
rapid grant request.
There might be other ways to still keep the booth in the agenda and I’d be happy to hear
of any suggestions.
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:55 AM
To: Planning Wikimedia Chapter
Cc: Felix Nartey; Sandister Tei
Subject: Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup at AODC conference
Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup has an opportunity to participate at this years Africa Open Data
Conference which will take place in Accra between 17 and 22 July next month. As many
are aware, the mission of the Africa Open Data Collaborative closely parallels that of
Wikimedia, and of Wikidata to be particular. As a result running a session about Wikidata
would fit perfectly with the subject of the conference.
Two slots are available, on July 17 and the weekend before (we can use one or both). I’m
inclined toward using the weekend to run a session on
1. Introduction to Wikidata,
2. Editing on Wikidata (hands-on)
And the 17th for either
3. Querying Wikidata via SPARQL or
4. Communal hacking for a proposed theme, likely Q3761
On top of that, we can set up a booth to educate people about Wikip[m]edia in general.
I’m happy to hear what the community thinks and from anyone who would like to volunteer in
anyway to put this together.