Wikidata opens a ton of new ways people can contribute to our movement. There are new tools, new content, new entry points and more. This session will give you ideas you can take home to your community to get people involved through small tasks in their context. These ideas will be especially relevant for local community organizers, leaders of wiki projects and organizers of editathons and contests.
The organisers of the community growth space believe that the space will address the following Sustainable Development Goals:
- 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- 10 Reduced inequalities
- 11 Sustainable cities and communities
- 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
- 17 Partnerships for the goals.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session will help people learn how to use Wikidata to reduce inequalities by better highlighting biases and gaps in our content. It will also add to innovation by highlighting new ways of contributing to our projects. And last but not least it will hopefully show paths towards making especially the smaller ones of our communities more sustainable.
The organisers of the space and the community have identified a number of topics they wish to address in this space. Please explain how your proposal its into these topic areas.
As a reminder, the proposed topics are listed at 2019:Community Growth
This session will address the topics of the Growth space in the following manner:
The session will highlight new ways of contributions that become possible with Wikidata and how to use them for off- and on-wiki engagement.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
The participants will have a list of ideas they can take back to their community and easily apply for their editathons, wiki projects and contests.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
The session will work best with these conditions:
lecture hall with projector
Some basic understanding of Wikidata would be useful but is not absolutely necessary.
recording is fine
30 to 45 minutes
Relationship with the organisers of the space[edit | edit source]
The organisers of the community growth space wish to provide any necessary support to presenters and participants that they may need and also wish to have an active role in shaping the content of the space to maximise the benefit of all attendees. Please let us know if you would appreciate any help, and if you consent to constructive suggestions from the organiser team that would allow the largest amount of people to share and benefit from each other's contributions.
- I would be interested in receiving help in shaping my submission: YES
- I consent to the organisers of the space contacting me to discuss alternative ways to present my knowledge (for example, merging two proposals into a common presentation, a panel debate instead of a lightning talk, etc.), or ways to modify and improve my proposal (for example by ensuring a gender diversity on panels) : YES
- If my proposal is not selected for a presentation, I would be interested in presenting my proposal in the form of a poster in the Community Growth space: YES
- I consent to my proposal being proposed to organisers of other spaces if it would be a good cross-over topic or if it fits better into the other space's scope: YES