Dear Léa, dear friends,
I am writing here on behalf of Wiki Movimento Brasil to thank the movement
and especially WMDE and the Wikidata community for the opportunity of
co-hosting WikidataCon 2021 in October, 2021. We take up the challenge of
being part of the organizing team with joy and eager to learn.
WikidataCon 2021 will be the first global Wikimedia event to be hosted in
Brazil. This is by itself a major achievement for us and in general for
emerging communities from the Global South.
The Brazilian community has embraced with great enthusiasm the potential of
Wikidata as a means of improving content accessibility and therefore social
development. In this context, a Wikidata community has emerged in Brazil
--and we believe the opportunity of co-hosting WikidataCon 2021 will lead
to even greater empowerment of the local and regional communities.
I take this opportunity to invite you all to join us for Wikidata Lab XXVI,
in which we will discuss citations modules, particularly Cite Q.  This
event will be live streamed (also made available on Wiki Movimento Brasil's
YouTube channel) and will be presented in English by User:Mike Peel and
guests. Wikidata Lab XXVI was supported by a Wikicite grant :)
Finally, these are challenging times and I hope you and your close ones are
doing well. Knowledge matters --and in the extraordinary circumstances we
have faced this year our community has responded diligently to the call of
providing resources and high-quality content. Thank you.
Abraços from a cloudy early afternoon in São Paulo,
PS: Sorry for cross-posting, as this message was also sent out to the
Wikidata mailing list.
Em qui., 26 de nov. de 2020 às 10:41, Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de>
As previously announced, the WikidataCon 2021
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2021> will take place
in October next year, in a distributed hybrid format: most of the contents
will be spread online, while user groups may be able to organize local
events, depending on the situation in their region.
We’re very happy to announce that after discussing with several
organizations who were particularly involved with Wikidata events in the
past, we partnered up with Wiki Movimento Brasil to support the
organization of the conference.
You may already have heard of the awesome series of events Wikidata Labs
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikidata_Labs> organized by Wiki
are also involved in several other Wikidata-related projects, building
partnerships with GLAM organizations and supporting the community in
Brazil. By working together, we will ensure that the program includes a
great diversity of speakers and we will prepare a physical event to gather
the Wikidata community in Brazil.
The selection process for the partner location included a pre-selection of
several organizations in countries outside of Europe and North America, and
took in account several criteria, focussing on the past experiences in
organizing events, the reliability and sustainability of the group, as well
as various practical considerations. Part of the WikidataCon budget
provided by Wikimedia Germany will be used to support events in Brazil and
including participants from this country. If you’re interested in knowing
more about the process, feel free to contact me, I’ll gladly give more
Of course, the participation of other chapters, user groups and local
Wikidata communities is still very welcome: in the next few months, I’ll
share more information about how local groups can be involved in running
side events or participate in the program design.
Frequent updates about the conference and further announcements will take
place on wiki <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2021>.
The talk page is the best place to ask questions and discuss about the
organization of the conference.
You can also contact me at any time if you have questions or suggestions
about the WikidataCon 2021.
We’re very excited to work hand in hand with Wiki Movimento Brasil and to
experiment with the new hybrid format of the conference together!
Thanks for your attention,
Community Engagement Coordinator
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt
für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
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