2022:Submissions/Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub: Status and preliminary research results

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  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Jon Harald Søby
Sadik Shahadu

Abstract[edit source]

The Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub is an initiative to create a hub for everyone within the Wikimedia movement who is working on small and underrepresented languages. This summer we have conducted interviews with several small-language communities from across the globe to map what challenges are shared between communities that may not be on the radar for larger language communities, in order to help address these challenges.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

The audience will learn what the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub initiative is all about, and how they and their community/affiliate can get involved. They will also get some preliminary results from the community interviews that have been conducted this summer (final results to be published in October).

Biography[edit source]

Jon Harald Søby has been a Wikipedian for 16 years, and has been active in language issues since the beginning. As a volunteer he is a member of the Wikimedia Language Committee and an administrator in the Wikimedia Incubator; professionally, he works in Wikimedia Norge as a project manager, helping build the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub amongst other things.

Sadik is the social media manager for Curationist. He is a West African language coordinator at Art+Feminism and Co-Founder and executive director of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group.