the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#50) is available. We wrote
about the upcoming Wikimedia Conference in Milano, the not-so-incoming
Wikimania 2013, the tax days (Italian people may choose to devolve a
small part of their taxes to Wikimedia Italia), and past and
forthcoming meetings where we attended as experts or rapporteurs.
As usual a link has been added to meta, at
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; more-or-less raw text of
the bulletin follows below.
== Wikimedia Conference 2013 in Milano ==
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 18,
Conference 2013] starts. The conference is held every year to improve
coordination between the various Wikimedia chapters, discuss the next
challenges and share national experiences. For the first time the
Wikimedia Conference will be held in Milanp, Italy; we are proud that
Wikimedia Italia is in charge of the organization. You may find
further information and some tidbits on the
official press release] (in Italian), while
page], and through the hashtag #wmconf on Twitter, you can follow the
updates in real time. All board and staff members awill be in Milan at
the conference during the event in Milan, so the work of the office
will be momentarily suspended. We apologize in advance for any delays.
2013''" - By Amimi Cheng and Wikimania 2013 organizing committee.
Copyright owner: Wikimedia Hong Kong (Wikimedia Hong Kong)
[CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]
== Wikimania 2013: let's go to Hong Kong! ==
From 7 to 11 August 2013 the eighth edition of
Wikimania] will be held
in Hong Kong.
Like we did in the past, Wikimedia Italia has decided to award 8
sponsorships, to cover the costs of participation in the event. Each
sponsorship includes travel expenses (by plane), accommodation and
registration to the event, for a maximum amount of € 1,250 each.
If you are interested you can find all the details of the announcement
the page for the event].
Applying is easy: you only have to fill an
online form] and then send a confirmation email to the email address
domande(at)wikimedia.it. The deadline for submission of applications
is scheduled for 23:59 Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
== Set culture free. With your signature ==
To donate the 5x1000 of your taxes to Wikimedia Italia, you have just
to write on the dedicated form of the tax return (or communicate to
your accountant) the tax code of the association: 94039910156. Visit
this page] for more
detailed information. It is a real help, which does not cost you
== (past and present) Wikimedian events ==
* On April 5 [[:it:Utente:.mau.|Maurizio Codogno]] took part to the
TabletSchool meeting] in Bergamo,
sponsored by [http://www.imparadigitale.it/
Centro Studi Impara
Digitale] (Learn Digital Research Centre). The event was enlivened by
the many questions raised by the students and by the presence of guest
experts ready to give answers. We strongly advise you to look at the
streaming of this
event], which proved to be very enlightening.
* On April 11, in the context of [http://biennaledemocrazia.it/
Biennale della Democrazia] in Torino, the president of Wikimedia Italy
[[:it:Utente:Frieda|Frieda Brioschi]] participated in the meeting
Wikipedia as a tool for digital citizenship], during which they
discussed the contribution that Wikipedia can make to the traditional
education. In particular, we submitted our digital literacy project
''Dai una Voce alla Democrazia''] (Give a Voice to Democracy), which
in the recent months has involved the children of several schools in
the province of Torino. A short
online video] of the
appointment is available.
Salaborsa Library] in Bologna
organizes two free workshops in the series of meetings
Wikipedia in the
Library]. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 and is
aimed at beginners who want to take their first steps into the world
of Wikipedia: [[:it:Utente:P tasso|Piero Grandesso]] will be the
Wikipedian expert who will guide you. Saturday, May 4,
[[:it:Utente:Atropine|Ginevra Sanvitale]] will lead the the first
''edit-a-thon'' in the library: a writing entries marathon on
Wikipedia, particularly dedicated to the biographies of female figures