This is the Chapters report for Wikimedia Sweden September 2012.
Hiring an Education program manager
Sophie Österberg, who worked as an intern this summer, was hired as
Education Program Manager. The contract is for three months and she started
on October 1. The aim is to be ready to start with the Wikipedia Education
Program early next year.
Wiki Loves Monuments
Introduction to the competion during a day photo hunt in the Old town in
For Sweden 3351 images was uploaded not as high numbers as last year and
not what we expected. However this year 243 photographers participated
compared to 165 last year. During the competition we made outreach to
schools, and other organisations. The upcoming evaluation will show the
reason for the drop and lessons to learn for next year and the upcoming
Wiki Loves Public Art. Our jury has started their work and the price
ceremony will be at FSCONS in Gothenburg in November.
Anna and Leo working with Wiki Skills have jointly with an intern at
Wikimedia Sverige developed a broschure with information concerning wikis
in education to be handed out to teachers and others working within the
Two representatives from Wikimedia Sweden participated at GLAMcamp in
London on the 15-16 September. John Andersson participated there as part of
the Europeana Awareness project and joined the task force that will be
working with the organization of the GLAM-WIKI 2013 conference. John will
work on finding content (i.e. people to give presentations and workshops)
and external communication (promoting the conference to both speakers and
Wikimedia Sweden and the Nordic
a first meeting about a coming editathon, that will have *fashion* as its
theme. The editathon will take place in March 2013 in cooperation with
other actors such as Europeana Fashion and Stockholm University.
Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA)
Beppo Stuhl from Austria became the first volunteer to take on the role as
the Wiki Loves Public
The church of Utö, photographed with the Nikon D7000.
The equipment were borrowed eight times: for the Book fair in Gothenburg
(two equipments), air photography, photography of members of the Swedish
parliament, video at a nerd café, two edit-a-thons and for a weekend photo
The helicopter used for the air photography.
One flight with a helicopter over Stockholm was made. Over 100 images are
going to be submitted to the Swedish Armed Forces for approval before being
Book fair in Gothenburg
Interviews at the book fair.
Six Wikipedians participated in the Gothenburg book fair. In total, they
interviewed about 80 authors and politicians in all languages they spoke,
and took pictures of more than hundred other relevant persons. Images and
videos are being uploaded to
We had a planning
the members with the purpose to get a programme plan ready for an
application for grants to the Funds Dissemination Committe.
Seminars and Lectures
As part of our organisational development, board members have been to
seminars, one about board responsibility and one about successful board
Swedish Wikipedia reaches 500,000 articles
On September 27, Swedish Wikipedia reached 500,000 articles.
We had one board meeting,
The presentation at the nerd café.
- Presentation about Creative Commons for photographers at a
- Breakfast seminar for teachers, slides <http://aina.li/webbstjarnan>,
- Nerd café at the Museum of Technology, slides <http://aina.li/nerd>,
- Presentation about Wikipedia and the collaboration between Wikimedia
Sweden and the Council of the Central Museums at the National Maritime
Museums staff meeting,
- October 15, Editing contest about Nobel Leauraets
- October 16, Ada day Edit-a-thon
- October 20, Wikimedia Sverige turns five years old
- October 20-21, Participating in Hembygdsdagarna
- October 22, Participaing in Internet days with focus on schools
- October 25, Inspirational seminar at the Swedish National Heritage
- October 29-30, Participating in Mötesplats skola (Meeting place school)
- October 29-31, Participating in Skolforum (Forum for schools)
*Med vänliga hälsningar,
Ordförande, Wikimedia Sverige <http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huvudsida>