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Title: Secrets of effective editing workshops



Antanana (Nataliia Tymkiv) is a Ukrainian Wikipedia editor and administrator, member of Wikimedia Ukraine. She has been a member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees since 2016, chairing it since 2021. She was a part of the Wiki Loves Earth international team, and organised Wikimedia CEE Meetings in 2014 and 2018 in Ukraine. Since 2013 she has been a member of Wiki Loves Monuments Ukraine organising team. From 2012 to 2016 served as a Board member of Wikimedia Ukraine, and as its volunteer Executive Director (2013-2015). An experienced editing workshop organiser

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Room: Room 311

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:15:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:15:00 +0800

Type: Workshop

Track: Education

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 60 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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Effective workshops require not only speakers who understand and can teach, internet, and devices, but also knowledge how to register participants with a limit of creating accounts from one IP address, and dealing with other obstacles. An experienced workshop organiser (and Wikimedia Foundation Board Chair) will unveil these “secret” tips


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Editing workshops are being organised in every corner of the world all the time, in all languages, but the information sharing among the organisers is not as developed. Thus a lot of people organising workshops are reinventing the wheel, make avoidable mistakes, get frustrated themselves, and create a bad impression on partners. There would always be things out of our control – one may plan to use the Content Translation tool for a workshop, and a few hours before the event there are some technical issues with it, and the carefully crafted workshop plan is ruined. But there are things one can do to prepare as much as possible before the workshop, keep in mind during the workshop, and implement after the workshop.

One of the very often cited reasons for less successful workshops is account creation limit from one IP address, IP range blocking etc. Exploring tips about this will be especially featured, and this is (sadly) more relevant to emerging communities.

The objectives for this session are: * share tips about effective editing workshops, especially about IP address account creating limits * discuss other issues people face when conducting workshops, look for immediate way to resolve them, or take the discussion to other venues * collect and document best practices for easier translation and sharing

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

This session is aimed at workshop organisers mostly from emerging communities, to make their work less frustrating, and more effective; sharing knowledge for better collaboration is within the strategic goals for the Wikimedia Movement

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

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

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