Coolest Tool Awards Wikimania 2019. Recording of the session
Tools bring in innovation & make workflows easier.
Wiki communities around the globe have diverse use cases and technical needs. Volunteer developers are often the first to find and address those use cases. They experiment with new ideas, build local and global solutions and bridge workflow gaps in our software.
There are incredibly many great tools out there. It’s time to celebrate this!
The Coolest Tool Academy is hosting the first ever Coolest Tool Award. We will ask for nominations in July, and showcase the winners of the Coolest Tool Award 2019 in this session.
Join us to learn about tools & celebrate the people who build them!
The Coolest Tool Academy.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Volunteer developers support the Wikimedia projects with their programming skills, deep insights in onwiki workflows and ideas for new solutions. Their work is key for both the Wikimedia projects and the broader ecosystem. Tools help to address specific use cases of language and project communities, make content gaps visible, support data import, make it easier to maintain and curate content and much more. The Coolest Tool Award aims to acknowledge that, and make volunteer developers' work more visible to everyone (SDG 9, 10, 11).
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Tool developers receive appreciation for their work
- Attendees learn about the role tools play in the Wikimedia projects
- Attendees gain an overview of great & useful tools, and know how to find and use them
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:
- Showcase & Award Ceremony
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: Lecture hall, projector & screen, microphones, sound system
- Audience: Everyone who is interested in learning more about tools built by volunteers & everyone who uses tools is welcome! No technical knowledge or skills required.
- Recording: It should be possible to film the presentation with a single fixed-location camera.
- Time: If possible, it would be great to get 80-90 min.