2023:Program/Community Initiatives/8ABJFM-How we use themed challenges to cover content gaps and activize the community of wikimedians

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Title: How we use themed challenges to cover content gaps and activize the community of wikimedians


Natálie Schejbalová

Fundraiser and PR specialist of Wikimedia Czech Republic since January/September 2021. PHOTO: Richard Sekerak (WMCZ), CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Klára Joklová

I live in Prague and I´m a member and Executive Director of Wikimedia Czech Republic since March 2018. In Wikimedia Czech Republic, we run three main programs - EDUcational Programs, Programs for Community and and Programs for Partnerships. I studied social policy and social work and I used to work as a program manager and director at different Czech NGOs. I strongly believe in community projects and co-work in general. My goal is to support our Czech community in growth, our partnerships in prosperity and my team in their great job.

Lucie Schubert

Education Programs and Programs for Community Manager in Wikimedia Czech Republic. Freelance trainer, facilitator & coach in field of (non-formal) education & sustainability.

Jan Beránek

Programs for Editors Coordinator & trainer in Wikimedia Czech Republic.

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Room: Room 309

Start time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800

End time: Sat, 19 Aug 2023 14:35:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Come and see how themed challenges help to cover content gaps on Wikipedia, make the community of wikipedians more diverse and to promote our activities, and the Wikimedia brand itself.

Description[edit source]

In the last years Wikimedia Czech republic focused it’s activities around quarterly themed challenges for wikimedians. These challenges link our effort across all of our programmes. Namely we would like to speak about Contest Czechoslovakia 1948-89, WikiGap (Women’s month on Wikipedia) and Human rights month. We will share our know-how and a wide scale of tools and activities we use to plan, implement, promote and realize these themed challenges.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The projects help us to open our activities to the public and attract people who are underrepresented in the community at the moment (women, LGBTQ+, seniors, ethnic minorities).

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand