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2023:Program/Entertainment/PB9BR8-Mastering the Secrets of the Wikimedia Research and Development Ecosystem in Africa

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Title: Mastering the Secrets of the Wikimedia Research and Development Ecosystem in Africa

Speakers:

Houcemeddine Turki

Houcemeddine Turki is a medical student at the University of Sfax, Tunisia, and a research assistant at the Data Engineering and Semantics Research Unit, University of Sfax, Tunisia. His research spans several interdisciplinary fields, including Biomedical Informatics, Library and Information Science, Semantic Technologies, Open Science, and Applied Linguistics. With a passion for open science, he is a dedicated contributor to Wikimedia Projects, particularly Wikipedia and Wikidata, and has held leadership roles within the Wikimedia community, including Vice-Chair of the Wikimedia Tunisia User Group (2020-2022), Board member of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (2019-2021), and member and advisor to the Affiliations Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation (2021-2023). Houcemeddine has played an active role in organizing several Wikimedia community conferences, such as Wikimania (2022) and WikiIndaba Conference (2018, 2020, and 2021), and is committed to advancing the mission of open access and open knowledge sharing for all.

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Room: Room 310

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 13:45:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:05:00 +0800

Type: Entertainment session

Track: No (pretalx) track id specified

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

In this entertainment session, we will go through an engaging and interactive quiz session that aims to introduce participants to the various aspects of Wikimedia’s research and development ecosystems in Africa. By participating, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of Wikimedia’s impact on the African continent and its role in promoting knowledge sharing and innovation, aligning with the conference theme of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future.

Description[edit source]

We will go through an entertaining and informative quiz session that aims to introduce participants to the various aspects of Wikimedia’s research and development ecosystem in Africa. The session is designed to engage participants in an interactive quiz format, where they will be challenged to answer questions related to Wikimedia’s research and development community in Africa. The quiz will cover topics such as the history of Wikimedia in Africa, the various research and development projects undertaken by Wikimedia in the region, and the impact of these initiatives on the African continent. By participating in this session, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the Wikimedia research and development ecosystem in Africa and its role in promoting knowledge sharing and innovation across the continent.

Further details[edit source]

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

This session is directly linked to the theme of the Wikimania Conference “Diversity, Collaboration, Future” in multiple ways. Firstly, the session highlights the diverse and collaborative nature of Wikimedia’s research and development initiatives in Africa, which involve partnerships with local communities, universities, and other organizations. Secondly, the session focuses on promoting knowledge sharing and innovation in Africa, which aligns with the conference theme of creating a more diverse and equitable future through collaboration and the sharing of knowledge. Finally, by providing participants with a deeper understanding of the Wikimedia research and development ecosystem in Africa, the session contributes to the conference’s broader goal of promoting diversity and collaboration across the global Wikimedia community.

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