Following up on our Wikimedia Conference report 2016, we have now
published more information about our “Visiting Wikimedian” initiative
that we kicked-off with Teele Vaalma from Wikimedia Eesti this year.
This initiative aims to transfer practical knowledge from the German
chapter to other Wikimedia movement affiliates and provides us with an
Teele wrote a blog post on the movement blog, describing her time in
Berlin and her work to support us in organising the conference. It’s
really worth a read, as she provides insights into cross chapter
exchange and knowledge transfer.
We have also set up a page (on Meta!) that describes the pilot that we
started this year. We would like to continue this for the Wikimedia
Conference 2017 and now start looking for the next Visiting
Wikimedian. We are especially looking for a person who can apply
the knowledge to an upcoming event, for example if the affiliate is
hosting a regional or international conference. If you are interested
in becoming a Visiting Wikimedian, please reach out to me directly
until mid September.
A special thanks goes out to Wikimedia Eesti for being so supportive
of the idea and to Teele for doing such an awesome job!
Referentin Internationale Beziehungen
Adviser to the ED, International Relations
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 21915826-0
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
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Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
We on the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team have been working on creating a
better and more collaborative process for organizing, streamlining, and
completing Wikimedia’s copyright-related work. We’d like to hear from you
about it in the next couple weeks, and then we’d like to work together to
identify, prioritize, and address copyright issues.
You can read more about the copyright strategy on Meta at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Copyright_strategy, and leave questions and
comments on the talk page.
Charles M. Roslof
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WikiConference North America 2016
7-10 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA
WikiConference North America (formerly WikiConference USA) is the third
annual conference on the North American continent devoted to Wikipedia and
other Wikimedia projects. The weekend will feature both academic and casual
presentations on Wikimedia-related outreach activities, workshops to
improve the skills of grassroots organizers, and discussions on the past,
present, and future of the Wikimedia projects. The conference features
offerings about community outreach, online activity, partnerships with
institutions of knowledge, and technology. Keynote speakers are scheduled
to include Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation,
and Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer of OCLC Research. The last
day of the conference will feature programming coinciding with Indigenous
Registration for the conference is now open. You can register at
Scholarships partially covering costs of travel and attendance are
available for active contributors to Wikimedia projects. Apply by August
23rd for scholarships at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2016/Scholarships.
This is a volunteer run conference and volunteers are needed for any number
of tasks. If you are attending, please consider volunteering for at
We seek presentations addressing topics related to Wikipedia or open access
and culture. Presentations may be from any discipline regarding any
relevant topic. Please submit a description of your proposed presentation
using our online submission process at
https://wikiconference.org/wiki/Submissions. If you are interested in
participating in the peer-reviewed academic track, see our call for
academic submissions at
- Sydney Poore (User:FloNight) and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
(User:Rosiestep), conference organizers