Coolest projects - be inspired
A bird's-eye view of a selection of the coolest projects of the Wikimedia Chapters in the past year (2018 - Mid 2019).
The lecture is aimed at inspiring the attendees of Wikimania by showing the creativity and community work from all over the world, by transferring the enthusiasm and ideas presented to other communities.
A presentation during which attendees will learn about the most interesting and successful projects run by Wikimedia Chapters, followed by a vote on the coolest project, and choosing the coolest project for 2018.
Wikimedia Chapters run awesome projects and programmes, all year long. Most of which, attendees have never heard about. Just like in 2011 - 2017 the lecture will present an overview of the coolest of these projects. The overview includes topics as: tips on running a successful project and pitfalls to avoid; how to obtain funds for the project; target groups or goals (see how such projects can assist in expanding the wiki community), sharing lessons learnt and the outcome of each presented project.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
My goal is to inspire the audience. I hope that they learn from these projects, replicate or improve them, and come up with their own ideas.
It is very interesting and inspiring is to see how cool projects from past years gave birth to cool projects done in different country this year (i.e. how the ideas propagate themselves and inspire wiki communities and wikimedians across the world).
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
As a result of this session, the participants will come out with new ideas for projects, after hearing about how the project can be achieved, how to avoid pitfalls, about possible outcomes which may be used to further the goals of wiki communities - to increase outreach and participation.
- Board Member - Wikimedia Israel
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:
A lecture hall, a projector + screen
All attendees (newbi's and veterans)
Appropriate for filming by a single fixed-location camera, sharable on the internet, with a free-licence.
Please not on Shabath (not on Saturday)