Good news from Argentina. :)
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From: Patricio Lorente <patricio.lorente(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 22, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Subject: [Internal-l] brief update wikipedia10
To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed subscription)"
This last week we had exciting events in Argentina regarding outreach
with the educational system and the celebrations of Wikipedia 10.
# On May 17th we signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education of
Buenos Aires province. They want us to help them to develop some
skills with teachers and librarians regarding the new digital
enviroment. This is probably the largest educational system of Latin
America [] and we are very happy to have a voice
there. More info (in spanish) in our site:
# Yesterday we celebrated the first 10 years of the spanish Wikipedia
with a large conference: http://www.wikimedia.org.ar/node/28
## We launched a wikicontest about Iberoamerican women: the idea was
to write about remarcable women of Argentina, but the community of
Wikipedia asked us to extend the challenge to Iberoamerican women. As
you know, the gender gap is not only about editors but also about
content; this wikicontest pretends to help to fill this gap.
## Educ.ar, the official site of the Argentinian Ministry of
Education, launched their site "Wikipedia in the classroom":
, with resources for teachers.
## Mariano Blejman, from Página/12 (the third national newspaper) and
Ariel Torres from La Nación (the second national newspaper -sorry, but
the first one doesn't like us :P) made a great presentation about
Wikipedia and journalism.
## To end the journey, we had a conference about Wikipedia and
education, with several academics as you can see in
And then, we went for a wine and a barbecue!
As you can imagine, we are exhausted but happy. We will update you as
soon as we upload the photos and videos.
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