2023:Program/Submissions/The Afrikaans Wikipedia - the lone ranger in Africa - 9TYPSK

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Title: The Afrikaans Wikipedia - the lone ranger in Africa



I am a Technologist (Telecommunication) and have served on the WikimediaZA board since 2014, representing Afrikaans. I am the leading user with regards to articles created and edits on the African continent.

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Type: Lecture

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

A session to update the Wikipedia Community re the biggest Wikipedia on the African continent and the initiatives to reach the Afrikaans Community.

Description[edit source]

Objectives: Update the Wikipedia Community re the status of the Afrikaans Wikipedia Afrikaans is not related to any other African language Marketing drives:

  • MOU with the South African Academy for Science and Arts
  • Face Book
  • Monthly radio chats on PretoriaFM
  • Unique stats re the Afrikaans Wikipedia
  • Weekly night online training sessions
  • High School writing competition
  • Future collaboration with the Afrikaans Depts. in South African Universities

Further details[edit source]

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

Afrikaans is one of the thousands languages on the African contineent

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