The following message is just to keep you informed about the activities developed during the last three months by Amical.
J. Gustavo Góngora
(As a member of Amical)
Courses and conferences
December. Conference about Wikipedia at Òmnium cultural. User:Gomà & User:Pallares
December. Workshop on how to edit Wikipedia at the Carlos III University of
February. Talk on Wikipedia at the Civic Centre of Porqueres. [[User:Gomà]]
February Workshop on how to edit Wikipedia at the Golferichs House of Barcelona.
* Wikiproject:Viquifabricació. The test corresponding to the first
semester of the course has successfully come to an end. The following people
have taken part in Catalan: 3 teachers, 23 students that have worked on 41
articles. In Spanish: 3 teachers, 21 students and have edited 23 articles. This
test has been useful to find the list of more common mistakes, in order to
prepare the content of the first courses and to develop the
wikiprojects and bots of support for the appropriate management of the project.
Many articles still need significative improvements.
Wikiproject Viquibalear. The registration period and
that concerning the creation of articles have been completed. The best ones are
being moved to Wikipedia. 9 teachers and
44 students have completed the test. Up to now, 138 articles have been moved to Wikipedia. [[User:Paucabot]]
Wikiproject Viquiescoles. It is based on the
Viquibalear Project but its aim is to work with the richness of the many
educational systems and the diversity of languages in which many students
attend their lessons across the Catalan-speaking territories. The aim of this
year is to test and create the infrastructure which will enable its expansion.
Mediawiki has been installed and some teachers have already joined the
initiative. In total, 16 teachers from all the Catalan-speaking territories are
currently involved. [[User:Barcelona]]
Mediawiki course at the School
ow webcraft [[User:Esenabre|Esenabre]]
of introduction to the wiki edition corresponding to the subject Bioinformatics
of the UPF [[User:Toniher]]
Release of contents
* It has already
a permission to
the book Les
Plantes Cultivades. Cereals
de Pujol Palol, Miquel
Plantes Cultivades. This
high-quality images on
that can be used to illustrate
articles. We are currently uploading them to Commons
has been much
the last three months, mainly
Catalan. On 21
Catalan Wikipedia had
by several means: racó
tafanera. On 24 December Ssola is interviewed by Com radio.
. * 10th anniversary of Wikipedia. Following
there have been
interviews on the
done at the Citylab of Cornellà KRLS
& Gomà, TV3
& Gomà, L'internauta
a Vilaweb Gomà, Ona
* Grant of €
from puntCAT Foundation
plan of Wikipedia: Rado
de Girona, Somdigitals.cat,
* In Alghero,
it has had a
organization of a digital
photography competition to
articles: at Alguer.cat
in Catalan and in Italian and on Alghero’s television.
Relation with entities.
* The IEC
(Institute of Catalan Studies) has
request of collaboration with
Wikipedia. Up to
now, the Literary Section and the Society for Hebrew Studies have responded
* We have kept in
touch with entities
Catalonia. We are also finding ways
make some members participate on Wikipedia. Username: Pallares.
* The relations with the
concluded with the
Conference between Catalan Museums
lama for his collaboration.
* On January
24 we had a
meeting with Escola
images are not copyleft and
it was concluded
place in the present academic course. Pallares.
* On February
14 we met
Torrens-Ibern Foundation Board of
Trustees. We showed
them 30 free-licensed college textbooks
assess the quality
be promoted in
collaboration with the
on Wikisource. Goma.
2010 at the British Museum.
* On 16 December the puntCat Foundation provided
us with a grant of 20.000€ to develop the strategic plan of Wikipedia.
* There are two
point of contact: Centre d'estudis
comarcals del Baix Llobregat in Sant Feliu de Llobregat
and the Societat Coral el Micalet of
Valencia. These entities
have brochures and books
Wikipedia and a person who
how to edit it. They
will provide information to the public and
the association just in case any interested person appears. Hopefully,
are the first steps
a network that
will cover the
* Improvements have been made to
Amical-bot. We have
implemented a module
* We have developed a bot
with the statistics
French towns and villages. From
the articles asking
for it with a template
they can otherwise be created
process is currently under discussion. See
articles (in Catalan):
article or created
* In December,
users took place.
Miquel for his hard work.
* The association
Monuments project. We
contest. (Vriullop and
* The association
the 10th anniversary
of the Catalan Wikipedia. More
information will be available next month.
*Free Culture Forum
to knowledge (http://www.fcforum.net). Participation
the launch of
on sustainability in the
era. Gomà & User:Lilaroja.
Yes, the rumors are true! Today I am pleased to announce that after more
than a year away, Brion Vibber will be returning as a full-time employee of
Wikimedia Foundation on March 31, 2011. The public posting is available
I'm really excited to be announcing this hire, especially at this time.
I've been looking for a Lead Architect for the next generation MediaWiki
platform, and Brion is of course the ultimate expert in MediaWiki internals.
He's also deeply committed to the work we are doing to keep MediaWiki
relevant for the next 10 years.
I completely enjoy working with Brion, and I'm totally looking forward to
having him back on the team full time (he has always helped out on a
Anyway, I wanted to give you all a heads up before the public announcement.
Please join me in welcoming him back!
CTO, Wikimedia Foundation
Wiki Loves Monuments
After the success of last year, Wiki Loves Monuments will go Europe in 2011!
Many countries have indicated that they want to participate this time, and
coordination is being set up. Lodewijk has participated a brainstorm meeting
in Cologne by German Wikimedians to organize their event and also in other
countries much progress is being made. More information:
On 19/20 February Wikimedia Nederland had a strategy weekend in Zeist. The
meeting is part of the Wikimedia Nederland strategy process, which is
facilitated by Anna Royon-Weigelt. The strategy process was already planned,
and has been fit into a pilot project for chapter strategy processes by Anna
and Sebastian Moleski. A report of the outcomes and the process following
this weekend will be sent to the members.
Board interest meeting
After the success of last year, also this time a board interest meeting was
organized. Potential candidates for the board could familiarize themselves
with the association, board work and/or other potential candidates.
Meetings & Conferences
A stamtafel has been organized again. The food was served cold - suggestions
for a new location are welcome!
Lodewijk has presented Wiki Loves Monuments at the Bangalore Wikimeet via
Skype on February 13.
Press attention summary
There was some more coverage on the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, mainly
with some more in depth interviews in regional newspapers, but throughout
the country. There was also a notice about the cooperation with the National
Archive and on the National Architecture Institute choosing a more free
- 18-20 March: Lodewijk will attend the Wikimedia Conference in Wroclaw,
- 20 March: MaartenD will give a workshop around Wiki Loves Monuments at
WMDE's General Meeting in Berlin, Germany
- 25-27 March: Paul and Siebrand will represent Wikimedia Nederland at
the Wikimedia Chapters Meeting in Berlin, Germany
- 28-29 March: Lodewijk and Siebrand will attend Global Melt in Berlin,
- April 2: General Assembly
- June: 10 years Dutch Wikipedia
- September: Wiki Loves Monuments Europe