2023:Program/Submissions/The Afrikaans Wikipedia - the lone ranger in Africa - 9TYPSK
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.
Track: Community Initiatives
Submission state: submitted
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[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.
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?