2019:Technology outreach & innovation/How to grow the technical community by 2030
|This is an Accepted submission for the Technology space at Wikimania 2019.|
Description[edit | edit source]
Introduce the work of the Product & Technology Working Group and invite the audience to provide feedback and give new ideas.
(This sort of duplicates topics from the Strategy space. Not sure if that's OK; I'm proposing it under the assumption that the different spaces will have different audiences and it is useful to engage about our tech strategy with the people who are not specifically interested in movement strategy but are interested in technology in general.)
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Growing the Wikimedia technical community increases our capacity to work towards the sustainable development goals in all the ways described in the FAQ.
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- The Product & Technology Working Group has gained a more inclusive perspective of the obstacles and opportunities people see to growing the technical community.
- The audience has gained an understanding, and given feedback on, the current recommendations of the working group.
Session leader(s)[edit | edit source]
Contacts[edit | edit source]
See user page.
Session type[edit | edit source]
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:
- Roundtable discussion
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
A classroom with seating suitable for group discussion, preferably with a projector. This will be a learning forum so probably can't be meaningfully recorded.
Slides[edit | edit source]
How to grow the technical community by 2030 (Wikimania 2019).pdf (Google slides)