2023:Program/Community Initiatives/W87TCZ-Bashkir Wikipedia - 18 years of sustainable development

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Title: Bashkir Wikipedia - 18 years of sustainable development


Rustam bеy Nuryev

My name is Rustam bеy Nuryev. I will be 60 years old on August 2. I have been a volunteer with the Wikimedia movement since 2005. Since January 2006, I have been an administrator of the Bashkir Wikipedia. My personal contribution to Wikimedia projects (https://xtools.wmflabs.org/ec/ba.wikipedia.org/%D0%A0%D3%A9%D1%81%D1%82%D3%99%D0%BC%20%D0%9D%D1%83%D1%80%D1%8B%D0%B5%D0%B2). In 2015, we were the first in Russia to create a user group (https://w.wiki/4oLa) and receive an official affiliation (https://w.wiki/kBu). I am а coordinator of the local community, supervising the issues of development strategy (https://w.wiki/6GAg), organization of events and their financing (https://w.wiki/$nu), interaction with partners and sponsors, information support through media resources (https://w.wiki/xTs). I participate in all events of the Bashkir community. I present the annual reports of the user group (https://w.wiki/6GAh). I am also a member of Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group, Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community User Group. For his longstanding fruitful social activity in the Bashkir Wikipedia has been awarded the annual public award “Wiki Award” by NP “Wikimedia RU” (twice), with the Diploma of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs of the Russian Federation, the highest decoration of the World Kurultai (Congress) of Bashkirs Medal “Shining Light to the People”, and a state decoration of the Republic of Bashkortostan – Salavat Yulaev Order.

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Room: Room 324

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 10:40:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

In my home project, the first article was created on April 16, 2005. This year we celebrate its coming of age. My presentation is dedicated to our activities for 18 years.

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Bashkir Wikipedia has more than 62 thousand articles or 26 million words. It is also the most visited and largest site with open content in the Bashkir language. Thanks to Wikipedia, the Bashkir language entered the NLB-200 international Computational linguistics project. Over the 18 years, more than 3,290 people have contributed to the development of the Bashkir Wikipedia. Currently, 100 volunteers edit every month. The most active volunteers are 40 people. These are teachers, journalists, writers, and other creative people. Many of them are on retired pensioners. They continue to be useful and active members of our society through taking part in Wikimedia projects. Bashkir Wikipedia activists have achieved success in spreading the knowledge of mankind in their native language. They contribute to the preservation and development of the Bashkir language in a modern digital format. 30 active volunteers have been awarded various state and public awards of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

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

Bashkir Wikigrannies proved that any community and any person can engage in Wikimedia projects, without distinction on gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion and worldview. We are proud that this was stated in the final speech of the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation Catherine Marr at the Wikimania 2019 conference.

In our community, three priority tasks have been identified to achieve the goal of creating a free encyclopedic source of knowledge. Knowing them and applying them at work will be useful to everyone.

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?

  • Tick 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
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand