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This page is a translated version of the page 2023:Glossary and the translation is 3% complete.

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 – refers to the Core Organizing Team. The team of community members assembled to produce Wikimania for a given year
  • SC – refers to the Wikimania 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 Space – 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.
  • U4CBC - refers to the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Building Committee
  • Trust and Safety or T&S – refers to a Wikimedia Foundation department that identifies, builds and – as appropriate – supports processes which keep our communities safe. They are the main enforcement team that implements the Universal Code of Conduct. To know more, visit this site.
  • Digital Safety – is a dedicated space where a person can seek guidance, support, and resources related to online safety and security. It is staffed by professionals knowledgeable in the field of digital rights, online privacy, cybersecurity, and related areas including a mix of Foundation staff and trusted partners.
  • 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
  • RFC – refers to the Regional Funding Committee
  • 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.
  • Mapathon – portmanteau of "map" and "marathon", is an event where some editors of online communities such as Wikidata and OpenStreetMap edit and improve mapping or cartography related content.
  • 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
  • HSA – Singapore's Health Sciences 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.
  • WMF – refers to the Wikimedia Foundation.