[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMIT bulletin no. 53 - May 29, 2013

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Fri May 31 16:54:19 UTC 2013

And this is also a great report ... I'm especially pleased to see all of
the library outreach happening in Italy via WMIT!! :)

I just started a page to globally list these library/wikimedia events &
projects on the outreach wiki... still *very* much under construction so
please help out!

-- phoebe

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:44 AM, .mau. (maurizio codogno) <
wiki.mau at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#53) is available. This time
> we write about Amsterdam Hackathon 2013, the contest Veneto in
> Wikipedia, searches for people, and our next appointments.
> 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.
>   ciao, .mau.
> >
> >   =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> __NOTOC__
> [[Image:Wikimedia news1.png|400px|center]]
> {{titolo errato|titolo=Wikimedia news}}{{WMNpubblico|53|May 29, 2013}}
> ----
> [[File:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2013.jpg|thumb|400px|center| "Working
> Group" - By Sebastiaan ter Burg from Utrecht, The Netherlands
> (Wikimedia Hackathon 2013) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]
> == Amsterdam Hackathon 2013 ==
> Over the weekend from May 24 to 26, the
> [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013 Wikimedia
> Hackathon 2013] was held in Amsterdam. The annual gathering, which
> brings together all Wikimedian interested in the development of
> MediaWiki and other Wikimedia projects, was organized by Wikimedia
> Nederland and was held at the
> [http://www.stayokay.com/en/hostel/amsterdam-zeeburg Stayokay hostel].
> There were about a hundred Wikimedian; the participants appreciate the
> Dutch organization which was impeccable.
> [[:it:Utente:CristianCantoro|Cristian]] (''vicepresident of Wikimedia
> Italia'') was present on behalf of Wikimedia Italia and
> [[:commons:Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2013/Who's_who | Wiki Loves
> Monuments international group]].
> In addition to numerous other projects,
> [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs Wikimedia Labs] were
> presented: tjey are the new infrastructure that will manage the
> development of new tools for Wikimedia sites.
> == Wikimedia Italia is hiring ==
> Are you determined, do you like to work in teams, to interact with the
> public? Are you willing to learn some new computer program?! Then read
> [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Ricerca_collaboratori the announcement
> for a secretarial employee] published by Wikimedia Italia. Our staff
> is growing! All specifications can be found on the dedicated page:
> here we anticipate that the workplace is in Monza (with occasional
> short trips) and that the type of commitment required will be 20 hours
> per week (horizontal or vertical part-time).
> The announcement is aimed at candidates of both sexes (L.125/91) and
> will remain valid until 15 June 2013.
> If you are interested, send your CV and a presentation letter to the
> email address lavoro at wikimedia.it.
> == Veneto in Wikipedia ==
> [
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:Coordinamento/Scuole/Autori_in_Wikipedia/2012-2013/Veneto
> Veneto in Wikipedia] is a competition, organized by our member
> Professor Corrado Petrucco from the University of Padua together with
> Enrica Pagano and Simonetta Boscolo in collaboration with Wikimedia
> Italia, planned to invite classes of students of schools of all levels
> to create or improve entries on Wikipedia. Monday, June 3 a meeting
> will be held for the closure of the project. [[:it:User:Cotton|
> Cotton]] will participate for Wikimedia Italia: Cotton will talk in
> particular about the criteria used for the evaluation of new entries
> in Wikipedia created by the children. At the conclusion of the meeting
> the best work will be awarded. The event will take place from 16:00 at
> the "Einaudi Gramsci" institute (via delle Palme, 1 35137 Padova);
> [http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/File:Locandina_veneto_in_wikipedia.pdf
> here] the complete program.
> == Wikimedia Foundation is looking for Italian-speaking people ==
> The Engineering and Product Developement department of the Wikimedia
> Foundation is looking for two or thres
> [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/66337
> Community Liaison, Product Development], i.e. representatives of the
> local Wikimedian community who will act as intermediaries between
> users and the engineering team, supporting them in the activation
> phase of new extensions on the sites of projects of the Wikimedia
> Foundation.
> This would be a task for a period of about 3 months, which requires a
> minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. In particular the urgent need
> at the moment is on the launch of
> [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor Visual Editor] on
> Wikipedia in different languages; they will need, for example, to
> explain to their community the news and manage useful feedback tools
> significant to the computer development department.
> Basic requirements are knowledge of the English language (as well as
> Italian), years of experience as active users  on Wikimedia sites (not
> just Wikipedia) and excellent communication skills.
> To apply, you must write to Philippe Beaudette at pbeaudette at wikimedia.org
> .
> Read through the requirements and then, if you know you have a few
> free hours to devote each day, you can apply or invite some Wikimedian
> friend to do so.
> == Pages most seen on Italian Wikipedia ==
> The list with the [http://stats.grok.se/it/top most visited articles
> in Italian Wikipedia] has just be updated. Reading it provided an
> insight on how users make use of the free encyclopedia. In April, for
> example, Italian politics and television series are the most browsed
> categories of voices.
> ==  Next appointments  ==
> * '''May 30, Crema''': [[:it:Utente:Virginia_Gentilini|Virginia
> Gentilini]] will speak at the conference
> [
> http://opac.provincia.cremona.it/library/home-RBC/viaggio-nel-mondo-del-libro
> ''
> Librarians tell themselves: challenges, opportunities and alliances'']
> organized by the Cremona Libraries' Network, talking of the
> relationship between Wikipedia and the world of libraries. What does
> it mean to be ''Wikipedian librarians''? Citing his personal
> experience, Virginia will attempt to answer this question, revealing
> the possible future developments of the librarian's role and its
> relationship with users. The meeting
> ([
> http://opac.provincia.cremona.it/sites/brescia/assets/UFF.-BIBLIOTECHE-CREMONA/Convegno/A5convegno.pdf
> here] the full program) will begin at 9:30 am and will take place at
> the S. Pietro da Cemmo Hall of the S. Agostino Augustine (Museo Civico
> - piazza Winifred Terni de Gregory). You can
> [
> http://opac.provincia.cremona.it/library/home-RBC/form-iscrizione-convegno/
> register online]. Other information may be obtained by phone
> (0372/406283) or e-mail: cultura at provincia.cremona.it.
> *''June 8, Bologna''': after the success of the meeting of May 4, it
> was decided to replicate the laboratory on Wikipedia aimed at
> beginners. The course, part of the cycle
> [http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/eventi/23821 Wikipedia in the
> Library], is free and will be held again by [[:it:Utente:P tasso|P
> tasso]]. The appointment is at 15:00 in the Sala Internet (hall of
> Bramante) of [http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/home.php Salaborsa
> Library] of Bologna.
> *'''10 June, Bologna''': [[:it:User:Virginia_Gentilini | Virginia
> Gentilini]] and [[:it:User:Atropine | Atropine]] will hold an
> introductory meeting on Wikipedia at the center of documentation of
> the Arcigay in Bologna, "Il Cassero", starting at about 17.00. This
> will be an informal chat in the hope of establishing a more structured
> collaboration in the future. The official website of the center is
> [http://www.cassero.it/ www.cassero.it], but it is currently under
> renovation, so we suggest you also check their
> [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cassero-LGBT-center/192581134090979
> official facebook page] for all the updates.
> *''' 27 May and 3 June, Bagno a Ripoli (FI)''': at the
> [
> http://biblioteca.comune.bagno-a-ripoli.fi.it/opencms/opencms/Contenuti/Categoria_Principale/Evento_47007.html?pagename=32706
> Municipal Library], introductory course to Wikipedia for users (from
> 16.30 to 18.30). Teacher: [[:it:Utente:Giaccai|Susanna Giaccai]].
> *'''5 And 12 June, Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence)''': introductory
> course to Wikipedia for librarians, at the computer room at the Union
> of Municipalities of Montana Mugello (from 9 to 13). Teacher:
> [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Giaccai Susanna Giaccai].
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