2023:Glossary

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16–19 August 2023, Singapore

This page is a list of common terms being use for Wikimania 2023 to ensure clarity around what is being discussed, if you have any request for clarification please let a COT member know. This list is growing document and will address concepts as they are developed;

  • COT - Core Organizing Team. The team of community members assembled to produce Wikimania for a given year
  • SC - Steering Committee. A standing committee of Wikimedia volunteers that works with the Wikimedia Foundation to direct the planning of the Wikimania conference, including the selection of the COT and Wikimania location.
  • Hybrid - the whole event where both online and in person activities happen
  • In-person - activities in Singapore associated with Wikimania
  • Online - digital connections
    • Conference platform - online site/technology that connects Wikimania in Singapore with the world
  • Satellite events - meetups and watch parties taking place during Wikimania in other cities
    • Satellite support - funding for satellite events
  • Scholarship - a monetary award for travel funding to attend Wikimania in Singapore in-person
    • Full scholarship - travel, accommodations & registration
    • Partial scholarship - a monetary award to assist in paying travel, accommodations & registration costs
  • Virtual support - funding support to cover expenses related to attending remotely, such as bandwidth costs, specialized hardware, child care, etc.
  • Expo Village - place to display, demonstrate WMF projects like Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wiki Loves xxxxxx and many others.
  • UCoC - refers to the Wikimedia Movement's Universal Code of Conduct. It defines a minimum set of guidelines of expected and unacceptable behaviour and applies to everyone who interacts and contributes to online and offline Wikimedia projects and spaces.
  • MS - refers to the Wikimedia Movement Strategy
  • MCDC - refers to the Movement Charter Drafting Committee
  • BoT - refers to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
  • AffCom - refers to the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee, a committee responsible for Wikimedia affiliates
  • Hackathon - a portmanteau of "hacking" and "marathon", is an event where people engage in rapid and collaborative engineering over a relatively short period of time.
  • Editathon - portmanteau of "edit" and "marathon", is an event where some editors of online communities such as Wikipedia, Wikivoyage edit and improve a specific topic or type of content. The events typically include basic editing training for new editors.
  • Datathon - portmanteau of "data" and "marathon", is an event where some editors of Wikidata edit and improve statements, lexemes and many others.
  • Photowalk - is a communal activity of photographers or camera enthusiasts who gather in a group to walk around with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that interest them.
  • World Cafe - is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several small tables like those in a café. The assumption is that collective discussion can encourage collective action.
  • Program - all activities taking place.
  • Time
    • UTC - standardized time to be used for online activities
    • SGT - Singapore time to used for in-person activities, (SGT is UTC +8)
    • AoE - Anywhere on Earth, standard closing time of all submissions, applications
  • ICA - Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority
  • MRT - Mass Rapid Transit, refers to Singapore's public rail system
  • Watch party - where Wikimedians gather to watch recorded or live sessions of Wikimania.