My fellow Wikimericans,
I thought this might be interesting, it's a summit of Ibero-American
Wikimedia chapters and chapters-to-be, and possible inspiration for us
A point to consider in advance of the 1st Annual Great American Wiknic :)
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From: Patricio Lorente <patricio.lorente(a)gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM
Subject: [Internal-l] Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit
To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed
>From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 Wikimedia Argentina will be hosting the
first Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit in Buenos Aires. This
Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit will gather representatives from
Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedia Chile, Wikimedia España and Wikimedia
Portugal, as well as working groups from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia,
Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela that are currently working towards the
establishment of local chapters in their countries.
We wanted the event to focus especially on these groups, so that
already established chapters can help developing the Wikimedia
movement in our region by means of sharing experiences and know-how,
as well as working on somme common, cross-frontier projects.
Unlike most international events in the Wikimedia scene, the
Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit will have only Spanish and Portuguese
as its working languages. We believe it's better to use our native
languages to discuss the common challenges and shared grounds our
region has. We believe regional efforts such as this help making
Ibero-America shares not only a land mass; more important, the reasons
behind Ibero-American cooperation have to do with a shared history, a
common culture and two sister languages such as Spanish and
Portuguese, which are mutually intelligible to a very high degree.
The final schedule can be seen at
a rough English translation of the proposed agenda that led to it can
be seen here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ibero-American_Wikimedia_Summit_2011/Agenda/…
The conference will span for three days, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26.
The first day we'll be discussing general topics having to do with
forming a working group and running a chapter. On Friday we'll
dedicate one our and a half to a panel/workshop on educational
outreach (Wikipedia en el aula) with Lila Pagola, a professor from the
National University of Villa María who was a pioneer in incorporating
Wikimedia projects in her classes, and Ángeles Soletic, from the
Innovation in Education and Tecnology Centre of the University in
Buenos Aires. During the afternoon, we'll be discussing about the
Foundation's Five-Year Plan and the way in which it relates with our
region, emphasizing about the "Global South" concept. We expect to
produce some documents to discuss with all of the community
Waiting to see some of you here this week, un abrazo,
Identi.ca // Twitter: @patriciolorente
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My fellow Wiki-Americans,
Just a reminder that the Great American Wiknic is almost upon us,
coming up on the weekend after this (Saturday June 25).
Now with over a dozen confirmed cities, from Boston to St Louis!
And we'll have extra publicity coming on tomorrow, so make sure you're
(reposting for Philippe)
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM, Philippe Beaudette
> I'm from Oklahoma, which we colloquially refer to as "South Kansas".... so,
> yeah. :P
> What you're getting there is the Sprint Mobile/Broadband center in Topeka.
> Philippe Beaudette
> Head of Reader Relations
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
> 415-839-6885 x6643
>> On 5/25/11 12:30 PM, Pharos wrote:
>>> Well, it *would* be awesome if we had a secret wiki-hive in Topeka,
>>> Who else is trying to build (g)local wiki communities in the US? I
>>> think some of these may already be quietly growing beyond the horizon
>>> of our attention...
>>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Guerillero Wikipedia
>>> <guerillero.wikipedia(a)gmail.com> awrote:
>>>> Since thats right in the middle of the country that may be a false
>>>> reading. I know other mapping programs put all of the hits to a
>>>> website that come from the united states but they can't tell where
>>>> from at that location.
>>>> On 5/17/11, Alex Stinson<sadads(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Has anyone noticed the high concentration of editing coming out of
>>>>> Kansas in
>>>>> the United States on the recent bubble map at
>>>>> http://infodisiac.com/blog/2011/05/wikipedia-edits-visualized/? Do we
>>>>> who/what is going on there? Should we be holding events in Topeka?
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