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16–19 August 2023, Singapore and Online
Diversity. Collaboration. Future.

Ebi portal for Wikimania ideas den brainstorming

Wikimania 2023 go be de first in-person Wikimania since 2019. Ego be designed as sam hybrid conference wey go allow for remote individual participation as well as supporting local regional meetups.

We make dis page say we go take collect ideas for Wikimania 2023, both practical den bold! Abeg make you add!

Public programming

How we go engage new anaa non Wikimedians for Wikimania always be challenge. Wat be sam ideas for public programming for Wikimania 2023?

  • How we go teach Wikipedia editing for de four languages of Singapore insyd - English, Malay/Bahasa, Chinese, Tamil.
  • Wikimedia Commons photo exhibition
  • Poster exhibit wey go explain Wikipedia give newbies - samtin like Wikipedia Space (:en:WP:WPSPACE). Make you see photo.
    • "+1 Sam poster expo plus language of choice. Then we go fi get sam QR code plus link go translated abstract of de poster."
  • Plus enough floor space, we create sam Selfie studio anaa Selfie museum plus Wikipedia/Wikimedia themes den props, so say folks wey be interested for Instagram selfies go fi create demma own social media posts. Ideas wey go fi attract de public den do grassroots sharing of Wikipedia content go fi be:
    • Sam large puzzle globe like we get for Taiwan 2007 insyd
    • Sam ball pit full of Wikipedia puzzle globes (er, COVID health protocols go fi disallow dis)
    • Props give tins for de Wikipedia world insyd such as sam real physical "village pump" from English Wikipedia den Wikimedia Commons wey dem go take photograph people plus. Oda equivalents: Water cooler, Le Bistro (fr.wp), Café (es.wp), Taverna (ca.wp), Beer parlour/Grease pit (en.wt)
    • Prop signs plus Wikipedia famous phrases for multiple languages insyd, such as: citation needed, Be Bold, NPOV, etc.
    • Prop signs for weird Wikipedia tins: cetacean needed (plus sam stuffed orca)
    • Cuteness Association area plus plushies?
  • Sam field trip for Wikimedians go de Singapore Botanic Gardens, wer everybro go try plant photography for Commons, plus sam indoor session straight afterwards den upload de photos den deploy dem for Wikidata den multiple-language Wikipedias insyd. We go fi reach out plus amateur photographers wey dey Singapore insyd, encourage dem so say dem go join we, den teach dem how you go fi upload go Commons. No copyright issues plus plants! De Botanic Gardens probably get sam volunteer group of guides wey go fi be interested for dis insyd too. I go be hapi say ago lead if I fi attend. —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 22:47, 26 February 2023 (UTC)


  • Poster sessions for be sam significant part of de conference - dem make sam successful way wey go show lot of different projects for sam efficient way, den for sam social setting (usually for sam cocktail hour anaa social tym). Dem san dey allow for non-native English speakers wey go present demma projects for sam more supportive setting insyd, while dem san dey connect for one-on-one conversations insyd. Posters go fi be just like submissions for conference sessions, anaa dem go fi be specific give affiliates.
    • We for provide easy for use templates wey dem dey take do posters, such as using Google Drawings.

  • Healthcare track similar for Sweden insyd, Montreal insyd, Italy insyd, den South Africa insyd
  • Wat neutrality dey mean? Neutrality dey de core of Wikimedia, but very different views dey for wat de concept ein self dey mean. Dis go fit be sam good topic wey go fi cover plus wikimedians, phylosophers, activists den scientists. We go fi cover sam full morning plus keynotes, discussions den specialiced presentations.

EXPO / Community Village

Plus sam large expo type space wey be available, wer individuals go fi collaborate den focus for projects top

  • areas plus sam focus for each of de projects top wer
    • communities go fi hold demonstrations den discussion
    • wer individuals go fi give short lightning talks for sam local project top, example WMID for building Wikis top for de Incubator insyd, anaa sam wikiksource project for Indonesia insyd.
    • Wikimedia Commons workshop for how de basics you go take, edit, upload photos, anaa use de Commons App
    • Wikiwomen - share details about efforts wey you go take improve content
    • Affcom - explain wat needs wey you for do den cam turn sam affiliate, as well as promote affiliates
  • Area about WLE, WLM, anaa oda global projects


  • Try create programming for different age groups - how we go fi get "youth-oriented programming" wey be both interesting den engaging?
    • "Sam example be - Singapore Writers Festival 2022 get different pathways for age group - younger children (I.e SWF playground), young people (youth fringe), literary pioneer, country focus etc"
  • Try den include sam kind of side events wey go commemorate International Youth Day since dis coincides plus de Conference for de same month insyd den tym (12th August). For example WikiVibrance do sam session for dis year ein Wikimania so say dem go take celebrate International Youth Day 2022 wey dem showcase youth diversity for de movement insyd. Maybe sam tale anaa show space wey go spotlight innovative wikimedia projects led/co-led anaa implemented by young wikimedians from diverse communities particularly those wey no be known beyond sam communities but meaningful give de growth of such communities.

Wikipedia topics den content creation

Sam articles anaa areas for improvement wey dey relate plus Singapore go fi benefit from attention for Wikimania.

  • Robotics for Singapore insyd go fi be sam great one, as ebi de number two user of robots wey dey globally for South Korea demma back. Dem be perhaps more high profiled secof Singapore ein smaller size den secof dem use am for subway cleaning, coffee making, library tasks, etc. News article. WorldRobotics2020 Robot Report
  • Terminology den phenomenon wey be unique give Singapore. De foodie culture go be good, den de culture of "choping" anaa marking sam held seat plus sam tissue pack for restaurants. Maybe ebi good give video making.
  • Organize sam visit go de National Museum of Singapore den examine possibilities for content creation, GLAM projects, den examine implicit den explicit forms of colonialism, bias, domination den power.
  • Ebi 500 years since de first world circumnavigation, sam event wey touch (for very different ways insyd) Europe, South America den Sout-East Asia. We go fi organize sam edit-a-thon about dis topic, taking care of different views for de event ein self. Sam collaboration be too go fi dey plus interested user groups wey go organize dis.


  • Hackathon - make dese more inclusive by embracing data science, video production, anaa oda "making" activities. Datathons, Video challenges, Documentation, etc.
    • Social media/marketing challenge? Make you bring social media influencers anaa makers wey go challenge dem make dem do social media content around Wikimedia content such as Depths of Wikipedia.
  • "We san go fi try visual facilitation for sam change. Moving away from text heavy, PowerPoint heavy, towards contect wey be more visually appealing den succinct conference."
  • "Ego san be possible say we go feature South East Asia languages den Indian languages all togeda anaa? Secof we dey de region insyd..."
  • Wikimania mobile app wey dey contain program/speaker details, participant list, chat function plus participants, venue map den oda useful information. Netha Hussain (talk) 13:20, 14 October 2022 (UTC)


  • Wikimania Awards (for contributions give knowledge den de projects, pre-event photo walks, &c)
  • Photo scav hunt: wey dey include y'allfies plus portable photo frames wey you for use frame sam group plus sam combination of properties
  • Physical scav hunt across de campus / city
    • Nature photography
    • Urban landscape photography (make you no worry Freedom of Panorama dey Singapore)
  • "Loyalty card" style system, conference attendees go get sam stamp for each sessions wey dem go complete (only for dose sessions wey you wish say you go participate) den menners wey go complete sam pattern anaa de whole grid go get sam prize, maybe first 100.


  • Food
    • Foodie tour plus Singaporean social media influencers
    • Vegetarian food crawl
  • Fried chicken
    • Jollibee outing so say you go taste de number one fast food chain from Philippines
    • Fried chicken showdown/tasting - Arnold's Fried Chicken (SG), Kenny Rogers Roasters (MY), Jollibee (PH), et al.
  • Space wey dem dedicate say ego display plush toys den oda members of de Wikimedia Cuteness Association. Netha Hussain (talk) 13:21, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
  • We go fi build Breakout rooms so say ego establish communication between cultures den languages. cross-wiki collaborations saf go fi arise from dese breakout rooms. -Kurmanbek (talk) 17:54, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Provide possibilities so say you go get conversations plus online participants through sam kind of communication possibility through sam platform den maybe plus sam devices wey dem position am for corners plus lower noise level quiet enough for communication. For de WikiCON 2022 for Stralsund insyd wey dey Germany Venueless wey dem use for. How much dem use be samtin wey ano know, but I really like de possibility. --Hogü-456 (talk) 16:26, 22 October 2022 (UTC)


Possible partnerships anaa institutional invitees?

  • Internet Archive - always sam ally of ours, make you find sam meaningful way wey you do samtin?
  • Open Streetmaps - dem no dey do sam big 2023 global State of de Map conference biaa for dis point (announced October 2022), so maybe invite dem make dem do samtin? Dem get close contact plus Wikimedia Italia.
  • Creative Commons - samtin wey dey relate plus license education for de masses? Eno bi just about CC for Wikiverse top but ebi beyond dat, like licensing your video plus CC for Youtube top, etc.


  • We go provide certificate of participation give volunteers
    • Work for ICT room insyd so say you go ensure effective presentions
    • Documentation of activities
    • Awareness of Wikimania via social media platforms den usergroups
    • Welcome in-person participants plus direction go different halls for activities
    • Set up boards den resources for posters. -Ngostary2k (talk) 00:42, 15 October

Travel den stay

  • We go provide ride-sharing-like planning system give participants wey go like co-ordinate den travel plus odas
    • ideally ebi already before you go book travel, but esan be afta
    • ideally e just dependent for Wikimedia User accounts top, but ebi optionally plus more info
    • ideally you go use de opportunity of tym wey dem share for informing, inspiring, skill share anaa similar, but maybe esan go just be say you know about each oda
  • Provide for stay-togeda/near planning system for participants wey be flexible plus stay
    • ideally so say participants go fi share both costs den interests
    • ideally give participants wey get limited EN language understanding anaa dey hiaa oda assistance so say dem go get am from sam peer

Optimising online participation

Sambro suggest say I go relocate here sam comment I make for Facebook ein Wikipedia Weekly. Wikimania, I think say, ebi sam good opportunity say you go continue de WM movement's history of creativity den innovation by say you go find how you go make de online experience better. Ego fi give well result for stronger international impact insyd, wey edey de interests of de cultural den linguistic equality wey de WM movement dey pioneer for two decades. Why you no go show, by example, how de academics den medics go fi arrange better online conferences?

Here be de comment I make for Wikipedia Weekly for Facebook, I modify den expand sam little:

I be very glad say de Wikimania wey dey cam go san be online. Space dey give sam creative designing of de schedule anaa so say participants go fi pre-organise demma body for online "coffee tables" insyd – say, 30 minutes between two panels/talks, perhaps plus sam pre-appointed facilitator den note-taker, den sam question posed wey go fi be brainstormed, possibly wey dey relate plus themes of de panels/talks? Ego fi be great way give people make dem network – de difficulty of forging new collaborations plus each oda always be sam complaint about online conferences.
Ways wey you go fi make video de interpersonal factor dey wey you go fi make am more rewarding cen dynamic. Eye contact be very important for video conferencing insyd (specifically, if you dey make den break eye contact, we know am since de results of 2018 research). So guidelines for setting up your Zoom go be great: level plus camera, pretty close plus am so say your portrait go fill de screen, den as good sam connectivity as possible. Sam good tin about Zoom be say people demma names dey display, wey you go fi set am up so say dem go fi text each oda den everybro, as dem dey wish, through de chatbot.
I know say ebi fiddly den hard work, but dem go fi make bookings plus de help of local chapters for sam place like sam central library internet room, for sam few countries wer connectivity no be always good. I always dey think of sam cities for Africa insyd, for example, den de Subcontinent (Nepal, for example). We dey hia say we go make participation easier give WMians for de developing world insyd!
Ego fi be achieved plus sam volunteers wey be good plus people for sam cross-linguistic environment; den probably sam overall manager wey be responsible give de Wikimania organisers.

Regrettably my volunteer load be so great already say ano go fi involve ma body directly. My ideas dey owe chaw plus Dr Richard Parncutt, sam friend wey be sam academic for Graz University wey dey Austria wey he organise pilots of conferences wey dey aim say ego do de online stuff really well.) Tony1 (talk) 11:08, 1 December 2022 (UTC)

Additional checklists wey go improve GDPR, inclusion, data protection, copyright, online anonymity; den avoid user tracking, fix digital barriers, etc.: