[Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter report Wikimedia Nederland, January 2011
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Sun Feb 13 19:56:09 UTC 2011
This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for January 2011
In November - January, Wikimedia Nederland participated in the annual
fundraiser of Wikimedia. The (gross) total raised amount over the actual
fundraiser is some 330.000 euro. Detailed reports will be submitted to the
Wikimedia Foundation when they have been finalized.
A detailed evaluation of this fundraiser for Wikimedia Nederland has been
put together by the board and published on
10 year Wikipedia
Images around these events are to be found at
On 13 & 14 January, a Wikipedia bootcamp was organized in cooperation with
the Images for the Future <http://imagesforthefuture.com/en/> consortium and
the Amsterdam Museum <http://www.ahm.nl/>. During a kick-off event on the
13th at the Kennisland (Images for the Future Consortium partner) offices in
Amsterdam presentations where given on Wikimedia and CHIs, Possible
copyright issues when collaborating, and effects of collaboration between
CHIs and Wikimedia. On the 14th of January we organized a workshop during
the whole day with some 15 participants from the cultural heritage sector.
The workshop was gradual in design, and aimed to provide a better
understanding of how Wikipedia and its community works through creating and
editing articles, uploading images etc. It was also a good lesson for the
involved volunteers to understand where the hurdles are to newcomers.
On January 14 (until far into the night), a hackathon was organized with
some 20 developers participating, developing a wide range of tools together
ranging from an iPhone Wikimedia Commons upload application to
sentence-level editing. The results were presented at January 15, during the
10 year Wikipedia celebration and new years reception. For more information,
Debate / reception
On January 15 a debate and reception was organized celebrating the 10th
anniversary of Wikipedia, in the Amsterdam Museum in cooperation with and
sponsored by Beelden voor de Toekomst and the Amsterdam Museum. The meeting
consisted of a presentation of outcomes of the Hackathon, a debate with
representatives from the Royal Institute for the Tropes, Amsterdam Museum,
Wikimedia Nederland and the Brabant Historical Information Center. A
birthday present was presented by the Amsterdam Museum (see below) and a
reception was held with 120-150 participants. The evening was closed with
dinner by 50 participants.
Amsterdam Museum image donation
The Amsterdam Museum donated 50,000 images under a free license in the
celebration of 10 years Wikipedia during the meeting in their museum on
January 15th. These images include some wonderful images from paintings and
objects, and will be uploaded in the course of the following months to
Wikimedia Commons. More information on
A small subsidy of max. € 75 has been awarded to the organizing group of the
10th anniversary in Ghent, Belgium to buy some beverages. For more
Wiki Loves Monuments
Significant progress has been made around Wiki Loves Monuments. More and
more information appears on Wikimedia
several countries indicated their interest. An international mailing list
has been opened to coordinate and exchange experiences and more - please
join here <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments>.
Lodewijk has attended a brainstorm session in Cologne of some German
Wikipedians to set up the German edition for 2011.
Meetings, conferences etc.
- Lodewijk gave a lecture at the Haagse Hogeschool (College) on Wikipedia
- MaartenD attended Symposium Jongeren & Monumenten
- Lodewijk attended the Movement Roles meeting in Frankfurt
- Lodewijk and MaartenZ (Kennisland) attended Nerds Unite in Utrecht and
Maarten presented the results of the hackathon
- Several appointments with Cultural Heritage Institutions
As usual, press attention has been collected
Most covered topic was the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, also triggering
some more press attention towards for example the statement that Wikimedia
aims for 1 billion visitors per month and that we want more female editors.
There was some attention around the results announcement of the fundraiser.
- February: Strategy Weekend
- February: Lodewijk will give a Skype talk at the Bangalore Meeting
- February 24: Board interest meeting in Utrecht
- March 2: Stamtafel Utrecht
- March: Lodewijk will attend the Wikimedia Conference in Wroclaw, Poland
- March: MaartenD will give a workshop around Wiki Loves Monuments at
WMDE's General Meeting in Berlin, Germany
- March: Paul and Siebrand will attend the Wikimedia Chapters Meeting in
- March: Lodewijk will attend Global Melt in Berlin, Germany
- April 2: General Assembly
- June: 10 years Dutch Wikipedia
- September: Wiki Loves Monuments Europe
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