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<conference>
<title>Wikimania 2019</title>
<subtitle>Stronger Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals</subtitle>
<venue>Aula Magna, Stockholm University</venue>
<city>Stockholm</city>
<start>2019-08-16</start>
<end>2019-08-18</end>
<days>3</days>
<day_change>09:00:00</day_change>
<timeslot_duration>00:15:00</timeslot_duration>
</conference>
<day index="1" date="2019-08-16">
<room name="Plenary sessions">
<event id="90005">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Plenary sessions</room>
<title>Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Spotlight session</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>How does Free Knowledge relate to Sustainable Development? Can the Wikimedia movement contribute to a better world? What role can free knowledge play in the work to fulfill Agenda 2030 – the world's shared vision for a sustainable future?
Welcome to a full day's session addressing these questions, opening up the floor for international leaders to give their view on Free Knowledge and the Global Goals. The session will be recorded by the national Swedish broadcaster Utbildningsradion and eventually aired on Kunskapskanalen!</abstract>
<description></description>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AProgram/Free_Knowledge_and_the_Global_Goals_Spotlight_Session">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="90006">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Plenary sessions</room>
<title>Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals (Continued)</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Spotlight session</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>How does Free Knowledge relate to Sustainable Development? Can the Wikimedia movement contribute to a better world? What role can free knowledge play in the work to fulfill Agenda 2030 – the world's shared vision for a sustainable future?
Welcome to a full day's session addressing these questions, opening up the floor for international leaders to give their view on Free Knowledge and the Global Goals. The session will be recorded by the national Swedish broadcaster Utbildningsradion and eventually aired on Kunskapskanalen!</abstract>
<description></description>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AProgram/Free_Knowledge_and_the_Global_Goals_Spotlight_Session">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Curie">
<event id="14580">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Tutorial: Discovering and Analyzing Wikimedia Images</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="1">Miriam Redi</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Discovering_and_Analyzing_Wikimedia_Images">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14923">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Tutorial: Testing ideas for flourishing communities: Imagining practical &amp; ethical A/B tests</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="2">Nathan Matias</person>
<person id="3">Julia Kamin,</person>
<person id="4">Max Klein</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Testing_ideas_for_flourishing_communities_Imagining_practical_and_ethical_AB_tests">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Yousafzai">
<event id="13056">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Intro to the Education Space: Wikimedia &amp; SDG 4</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
<person id="6">Melissa Guadalupe Huertas</person>
<person id="7">Ryan Merkley</person>
<person id="8">TJ Bliss</person>
<person id="9">Ad Huikeshoven</person>
<person id="10">Naureen Nayyar</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Why_should_we_care_about_UNESCO%27s_SDGs_and_how_can_this_framework_help_Wikimedians_transform_Education%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11013">
<start>13:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Keynote I: EDUWiki &amp; OERs + discussion on OERs and their place in the Wikiverse</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>There are many problems that hinder equal opportunities in education. Among them are two that has very high negative impact:
- Textbooks in some countries are much better than in the others. Good textbooks are very expensive. Bad texbooks are focused on route learning, does not help developing high order skills, and are plain boring.
– One and the same textbooks, assignments and lessons for all students seem to be the best approach to equality. In reality we all know well that even in a selective class sooner or later some students become best achievers, and the others fail. To be successful, each student needs personalised approach to succeed. However, the current approach to designing educational resources that is based on ready-made texbooks is too rigid to be personalised. Some closed educational systems (mostly private) design content and systems that allow for personalised learning, but they remain a property of the
[[Category:2019:Education submissions]]
se schools and their competitive advantage.
The suggestion is to use the power of community to design educational resources that can be used by a teacher to tailor to every student, will be free, modular, flexible to be adjusted to any curriculum, available at different levels of complexity, and open to constant improvement.
Key concepts that lay in foundation of the concept:
* students learn best when they have to reproduce what they have learnt.
* students understand each other better than they understand adults.
* The content should not be limited to text only, it should be reach of other media, such as pictures, photographs, movies, VR/AR, etc. However, text should remain a priority as it provides freedom of choosing the speed of perception, the sequence of information and ability to represent inner structures of information.
* Modules should be granular enough to provide for flexible compilation of modules into different learning paths.
* Each modules could )(and preferably should) have several variations that differ in complexity and the format of representation.
* All the material should be created with localisation into different languages in mind.
The goal of the session would be to promote the idea and come up with practical approach into starting a movement that would implement the above concept.
The suggested idea for implementation that the content could be created by students for students, engaging both writers and readers into learning. There should preferably be created many versions of text for each module with different levels of complexity, so that each teacher could design a particular learning path for each student. Teachers should be involved to correct mistakes (thus providing a feedback).</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="11">Aram Pakhchanian</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Designing_OER_in_wiki_way_to_promote_equal_learning_opportunities_to_all.">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes" discussion="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11322">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Keynote II: EDUWiki &amp; Researchers - Engaging researchers to contribute to Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[[Category:2019:Education submissions]]
or know the field. Another reason is that there are few incentives to spend time on science outreach including editing Wikipedia. In this lecture, I will give examples of what have been successful ways to engage researchers and how we in Sweden are building a generation of researchers that also see Wikipedia as a means to disseminate their research.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="12">Olle Terenius</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Engaging_researchers_to_contribute_to_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10801">
<start>15:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Enhancing Students' Learning through EDUWiki Initiatives.</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Enhancing_Students%27_Learning_through_EDUWiki_Initiatives">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes" discussion="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9264">
<start>16:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Advancing Minority Languages through Wikimedia projects in Educational Settings</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>We will examine approaches to facilitate use of existing platforms and training materials by those who write in languages other than English</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Advancing_Minority_Languages_through_Wikimedia_projects_in_Educational_Settings">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Montalcini">
<event id="14954">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Introductory panel to the Growth Space: Challenges and approaches to Community Growth</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="13">Rita Ho</person>
<person id="14">Rosiestep</person>
<person id="15">Manavpreet Kaur</person>
<person id="16">Juandev</person>
<person id="17">Samat</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Space_Intro">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11194">
<start>13:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>What we know about newcomers and how to nurture them</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>One of the ways to help retain newcomers in the wikis is through software. By building features for Mediawiki or changing existing components, we can make the wikis more welcoming, less confusing, and promote healthier interactions between new and experienced users. The WMF's Growth Team formed in July 2018 to work in this space. The team has worked closely with the Czech, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic communities to research newcomers and to pilot new features, such as the [[mw:Growth/Focus_on_help_desk|help panel]] and [[mw:Growth/Personalized_first_day/Newcomer_homepage|newcomer homepage]]. In this session, we want to share what we've learned about newcomers' goals, habits, and challenges so that more communities can operate with knowledge about their newcomers. We'll also demonstrate the features we've built so far, and invite attendees to share their experiences and ideas around future newcomers initiatives. Finally, we'll promote a discussion around the challenge that software can only go so far to help newcomers -- in order for the software to work, communities have to be enthusiastic about retention, and we'll ask for ideas about how to spread that enthusiasm.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="18">Marshall Miller</person>
<person id="19">Benoît Evellin</person>
<person id="20">Martin Urbanec</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/WMF_Growth_team%3A_what_we_know_about_newcomers_and_how_to_nurture_them">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13048">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Building organizations for growth: Wikidata in India, Wikimedia Armenia, Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing, and Wikimedia Sweden</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="21">Krishna Chaitanya Velaga</person>
<person id="22">Bodhisattwa</person>
<person id="23">Satdeep Gill; Susanna Mkrtchyan; Manavpreet Kaur; Sofie Jansson</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Building_organizations_for_growth">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="8223">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Events? Competitions? Engagement? CentralNotice is your friend</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>CentralNotice is the largest broadcasting channel for the movement. It can reach almost all of our communities with very little effort. However, it's isn't just for raising awareness. We will provide instructions tips for making a positive impact on your project.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="24">David Strine</person>
<person id="25">Joseph Seddon</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Events%3F_Competitions%3F_Engagement%3F_CentralNotice_is_your_friend">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Szymborska (A5137)">
<event id="11081">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Let's completely change how wiki links work</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Well, turns out there are some problems with this approach. It may seem very easy, but it makes some things more manual than they should be. It doesn't necessarily scale well for languages other than English (and not even for English itself). It is not as semantic and machine-readable as it could be.
How could we change it? Let's talk about it. Doing this involves structured data, translation, more powerful editing (both visual and source), and completely rewriting a lot of our software. Sounds impossible, but let's Be Bold and do it anyway.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="26">Amir Aharoni</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Let%27s_completely_change_how_wiki_links_work">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9733">
<start>13:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>URL shortener: How something so simple can be so complicated</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session is trying to answer why it took six years to deploy this new feature and try to point out to lessons learned for future infrastructural projects for the coming years.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="27">Amir Sarabadani</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/URL_shortener%3A_How_something_so_simple_can_be_so_complicated">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10586">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>GlobalFactSync</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>DBpedia, which frequently crawls and analyses over 120 Wikipedia language editions, has ample information about
# which facts are in infoboxes across all Wikipedias
# where Wikidata is already used in those infoboxes
# potential conflicts across Wikipedia language versions
[[metawiki:Grants:Project/DBpedia/GlobalFactSyncRE|GlobalFactSyncRE]] will extract infobox facts and their references to produce a tool for Wikipedia editors that detects and displays differences across infobox facts in an intelligent way to help synchronization and maintenance of infoboxes between Wikipedia versions and/or Wikidata.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="28">Sebastian Hellmann</person>
<person id="29">Tina Schmeißner</person>
<person id="30">Johannes Frey</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/GlobalFactSync">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11035">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>An introduction to Phabricator, where the developers are</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[[mw:Phabricator|Wikimedia Phabricator]] is the main software tool used to collaborate on technical work and coordinate technical project management in Wikimedia.
Phabricator is the place where
* anyone can [[mw:How to report a bug|report software problems or feature requests]] in MediaWiki and MediaWiki extensions,
* communities [[meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes|request configuration changes on their Wikimedia sites]],
* Edit-a-thon organizers [[meta:Mass account creation#Requesting temporary lift of IP cap|request exceptions for the limit which defines how many people at the same location in a certain time frame can create a user account]].
However, as Phabricator is not MediaWiki, it can take a bit of effort to learn how to use it.
This session provides a basic introduction to Phabricator. It will cover how you can create an account, how you can report software bugs and request configuration changes for your community, and how you can follow work that interests you.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="31">Andre Klapper</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/An_introduction_to_Phabricator%2C_where_the_developers_are">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9544">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Phabricator for chapters</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>At Wikimedia Sverige we have been using Phabricator for a few years now to coordinate our work. This helps us coordinating our work and gives transparency to what we do at the organization. As always with new tools, it takes a bit of time and effort to figure out how to best to use them.
In this workshop we will help kick start chapters or other groups who want to start using Phabricator in their work by initially sharing our experiences. We will show how we have structured our work in Phabricator, with respect to projects, tasks, workboards etc. The participants will then work in groups to see if this is suitable for their needs and what they would need to do get started.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="32">Sebastian Berlin</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Phabricator_for_chapters">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9522">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Personalised search</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Personalised search, best match, user results - these are the names of search results provided by Google and some other services. In practice it means that you get no longer to whole web, you get no longer all web sites which fits to your keywords. The so called Deep Web is getting bigger. They say its good for you, they track you and your Internet friends and upon your acitivity, they provide you also search results. So if you cannot get all websites, all information, all point of views because some part of the web is artificially hidden (by other words it does not match with your behavior on the net days before) where youll find out the information. On Wikipedia? Only on Wikipedia? But how does the Wikipedia editors will create complete articles if they cannot find all information due to the Personalised Search? How the Wikipedia articles could be written with the neu
[[Category:2019:Accessibility submissions]]
tral point of view if their authors cannot compile them froum all point of view resources? Will this lower the Wikipedia quality in the future?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="16">Juandev</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Personalised_search">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Maathai (B5)">
<event id="10918">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>Strengthening Human Rights through Wikimedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of humanity's greatest achievements in modern history. The Sustainable Development Goals seek to "realize the human rights of all", delivering the UDHR's promise of equal dignity and rights. In this session, we want to put human rights to the fore, and emphasize that they are indissociable from the realization of SDGs. The overriding message of the SDG Agenda is to leave no one behind. It puts the human rights promises of equality and non-discrimination for all at its core, and these are values we cherish and promote within the Wikimedia movement, including our 2030 mandate.
Many people in the world today don’t even know that they have rights. Moreover, on
Wikipedia, articles about certain human rights topics are limited, non-existent or of
questionable objectivity, in many major world languages. Examples include: women’s sexual
and reproductive health (SDG 5 – Gender Equality); discrimination against minorities (SDG
10 – Reduced inequalities), access to remedy &amp; justice for violations (SDG 16 – Peace, Justice
&amp; Strong Institutions). Empowerment through open knowledge maximes everyone's full potential to know and claim the rights. To reduce inequality we need empowered citizens who know their rights and those of others and who can engage in public processes necessary to achieve real change.
This session aims to showcase the importance of human rights in the Wikimedia context, and how we need partnerships to promote and disseminate information about human rights in our movement. Specifically, we want to present our new partnership between Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Argentina, and the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to the global Wikimedia community, providing an overview of projects we are going to work on together (Wiki loves human rights, edit-a-thon, making Human Rights Content available on the internet). In addition to the specific discussion on the partnership, we would like to connect the SDGs and human rights in the mind of the community, discussing ways to addressing &amp; resolving the existing gaps about human rights content on Wikimedia projects, and motivate a conversation to brainstorm other ways in which this and other partnerships can promote human rights (in connection with the SDGs) in the Wikimedia movement.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="33">Laurent Sauveur</person>
<person id="34">Jeff Lee</person>
<person id="35">Jorge Vargas</person>
<person id="36">Anna Torres</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Strengthening_Human_Rights_through_Wikimedia%2C_in_relation_to_the_SDGs">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11216">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>How to sustain your language online</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Perhaps the greatest misconception about linguistic diversity is that the Internet has contributed to its decline by further amplifying English, Spanish, and other mass media languages. However, the Internet has expanded language preservation and reclamation by expanding media access and creation, making it possible to use minoritized languages on a daily basis and promote them in a global context without external support. However, despite the rise in Internet language activism, online equality remains elusive. In fact, no more than 2% of all languages have full digital support. This session will propose a comprehensive framework for online language equality, providing an actionable framework for ‘digitizing’ your language. It will have two parts:
# A presentation outlining three case studies of minoritized language communities leveraging the Internet to advance langua [[Category:2019:Languages submissions]] ge preservation and reclamation: 1) the Tunica language (USA), which is being revived by its community after initially going dormant in 1948, 2) the Aragonese language (Spain), which has tripled in size over the past three decades, and 3) the Cornish language (United Kingdom), which has grown significantly with the introduction of online language spaces.
# A guided, open discussion about language diversity online, which will encourage attendees to think about what they want to see for their native or ancestral languages online. The objective will be to draw universal lessons about linguistic diversity from the case studies presented in part 1. During this portion, attendees will be encouraged to think about how inclusion in Wikimedia projects can feature in the ‘full suite’ of digital support for language communities.[[File:Daniel Bogre Udell presenting about Wikitongues at Wikimania 2018 01.jpg|alt=Presenting in Cape Town|thumb|This talk will build on Daniel Bögre Udell’s [[wm2018:Program/Every_Language_in_the_World:_Introducing_Wikitongues|Wikimania 2018 presentation in Cape Town]], where he introduced the work of Wikitongues.]]
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="37">Daniel Bögre Udell</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/How_to_sustain_your_language_online">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11113">
<start>15:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>How can we more easily organize multi-chapter projects?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In October 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games were held. For this event, an international group of six Wikimedia volunteers got accreditations and made over the days lots of images of the different sportive events. In our session, the attendees to the Wikimania 2019 of us six first would like to talk about this project. We would like to show you with our example, what you need to move forward, and what to do when you organize such an event from the first ideas up to the uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons.
As we also had to face some struggles for establishing this partnership, like getting grants from the Wikimedia Foundation, requesting accreditations for more than one Wikimedia Chapter, etc., we want to discuss with the audience what kind of formats or processes are needed to repeat such efforts. For example, the next Youth Olympic Games will be held in Europe where a lot of Chapters exist and two formats would be imaginable: multiple Chapters working next to each other, some Chapters taking the lead (as with the Wiki Loves Parliaments project in the European Parliament, for example), or an international led activity by the WMF, and so on. We want to gather ideas how we can more easily realize multi-chapter events, also in regions where Chapters are not existing or not very active (e.g., Olympic Games 2020 will be in Tokyo).</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="38">BugWarp</person>
<person id="39">DerHexer</person>
<person id="40">Marcus Cyron</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/How_can_we_more_easily_organize_multi-chapter_projects%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10211">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>Linking OpenStreetMap and Wikidata</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[[:en:Wikidata|Wikidata]] and [[:en:OpenStreetMap|OpenStreetMap]] (OSM) are collaborative [[:en:open data|open data]] projects that contain structured data for real world places and things. Adding [[:en:linked data|links between the projects]] makes the data more useful, but doing this by hand is laborious. I've written a software tool that automates much of the process.
Editors of OSM can use my software to search for a place or region, generating a list of candidate matches from Wikidata, which can then be checked and saved to OSM.
Linking the two projects isn't without controversy. They use different [[:en:free license|licenses]] which raises questions about what information from one project can be copied to the other.
I will talk about the benefits of linking, the process of finding matches, the community response - including the controversy - and how people can get involved.
The software is available at https://osm.wikidata.link/</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="41">Edward Betts</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Linking_OpenStreetMap_and_Wikidata">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Strickland (B315)">
<event id="11241">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Building Technical Capacity in Smaller Wikis</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiki communities often face similar technical challenges. How can we ensure knowledge transfer from one wiki to another? How can wikis adapt bots, templates, and tools from others to not reinvent the wheel? What kind of support is needed to strengthen technical knowledge &amp; skills in communities that don’t have many or any technical contributors?
In this session we would like to discuss challenges of smaller and medium-sized wiki communities, bridge the gap between developer and editor communities and come up with ideas to build technical capacity &amp; knowledge across wikis.
The session is related to the Wikimania Hackathon focus area [[phab:T221394|Small Wiki Toolkits]].</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="42">Birgit Müller</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Building_Technical_Capacity_in_Smaller_Wikis">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11239">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Let's completely change how templates work</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The current wikitext template system is a marvel of engineering: conceptually simple yet extensible to allow a huge variety of different tasks to be done on-wiki. It is perhaps ''too'' powerful, templates seem to be used for ''everything.''
[[mw:Extension:VisualEditor|Visual Editor]] has made wikitext editing more accessible to new users. However, it imposes a low ceiling on contributors: only the most basic edits to template invocations are allowed, and you cannot use Visual Editor to author or edit the templates themselves.
Let's discuss how the template system could be modernized. I expect discussion along three axes:
* Incremental improvements to the current template system, like [[phab:T114432|heredoc syntax]], [[phab:T114445|balance]], or JavaScript support in [[mw:Extension:Scribunto|Scribunto]].
* Specialized/improved alternative mechanisms to accomplish some of the tasks which templates are currently used for, like [[mw:Requests_for_comment/Scoped_language_converter|glossaries]], workflow, or [[:en:User:Cscott/Ideas/Amazing_Article_Annotations|annotations]].
* Rethinking the underlying template mechanism: [[phab:T121470|global templates]], template i18n, or [[phab:T114454|visual templates]] (which allow templates to be authored/edited with Visual Editor).</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="43">C. Scott Ananian</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Let%27s_completely_change_how_templates_work">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10186">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Libraries in Wikidata tutorial</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Libraries</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>According to IFLA’s data, there are 2.5 million libraries in the world, including 350,000 with internet access (see [https://librarymap.ifla.org/map https://librarymap.ifla.org/map]). In Wikidata, however, we find few than 19,000 libraries ([https://w.wiki/4ad live count]) and a distinct lack of coverage in some areas, particularly the global south (see [https://w.wiki/4ah map of libraries in Wikidata]). Adding libraries to Wikidata and creating categories with structured data on Commons will establish a presence in the Wikimedia projects and could encourage contributions. Advocacy and outreach work that teaches librarians how to edit and update their library’s Wikidata item will also provide them with valuable data literacy skills.
This interactive library-focused tutorial will serve as an introduction to Wikidata, structured data and the potential for libraries to use linked open data. For attendees, this is an opportunity to learn how to edit, query and visualise Wikidata and use structured data on Commons.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>libraries</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALibraries/Libraries_in_Wikidata_tutorial">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Menchú (B487)">
<event id="11010">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>One World, One Wiki!</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Wikimedia 2030</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>What will Wikipedia be like in 2030? What could it be like?
I'd like it to be '''one wiki'''.
Instead of many silos, separated by language and project, we would feel like one community working together. Although under the covers we may still have separate databases and archives, from the user perspective there would be no barrier between projects or languages.
Machine translation and network bandwidth will have continued their progress, so any content will be available to any user anywhere in the world, with at least a passable translation into their preferred language.
When access and language are removed as roadblocks, everyone can work together as if on a single project: all economic classes, all countries, all languages, nothing standing between us.
'''Yet''' we will still respect language and cultural differences. We can talk to each other without barriers, and we can work on shared projects where our goals align, but we will not force our perspective on others. We will still have many projects.
For example, there will probably not be peace everywhere in the world in 2030. People will still disagree about "facts" such as countries, capitals, and borders. Within our projects, not everyone will use a single category system! But we are working together, respecting our differences, and being kind. It will be easy to "see an article in a new light" where that is appropriate, with tools that are symmetric (not unidirectional) so that big wikis can draw from smaller wikis and small wikis can draw from big wikis. The user experience ''reveals'' differences without letting these differences separate us.
Moving further, my dream is that all of the non-encyclopedia projects have grown up and out at least to the extent that Wikipedia currently has. Wikiversity is working on implementing [[En:The Diamond Age|The Diamond Age]]; Wikibooks are considered standard textbooks in many places; and Wikisource has reached par with libraries and archives in the same way that Wikipedia has reached par with Britannica.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>strategy</space>
<persons>
<person id="43">C. Scott Ananian</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AWikimedia_2030/One_World%2C_One_Wiki%21">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10991">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>01:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Make people care: using SDGs to talk about Free Knowledge</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Wikimedia 2030</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>strategy</space>
<persons>
<person id="44">Maiken Hagemeister</person>
<person id="45">Lisa Dittmer</person>
<person id="46">Jan Apel</person>
<person id="47">Tjane Hartenstein</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AWikimedia_2030/Make_people_care%3A_using_SDGs_to_talk_about_Free_Knowledge">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Tu (B497)">
<event id="11258">
<start>13:15</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Editing Wikipedia as a health expert - are the challenges simply academic</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Editing Wikipedia as a health expert - are the challenges simply academic?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="48">Stuart Ray M.D.</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Editing_Wikipedia_as_a_health_expert_-_are_the_challenges_simply_academic">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10340">
<start>13:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Offline Health Resources - expanding content for Internet in a Box</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session is a round table workshop to brainstorm sources of additional content for Internet in a Box. The session will begin with a brief overview of currently available content and licensing and technical challenges in acquiring it. This will be followed by a working session to identify potential content contributors and a plan for soliciting their participation.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="49">Tim Moody</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Offline_Health_Resources_-_expanding_content_for_Internet_in_a_Box">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13070">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Offline in Senegal and Nigeria</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="50">GastelEtzwane</person>
<person id="51">Gabriel Thullen</person>
<person id="52">Jack Rabah</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Offline_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10340">
<start>15:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Expanding IIAB content</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session is a round table workshop to brainstorm sources of additional content for Internet in a Box. The session will begin with a brief overview of currently available content and licensing and technical challenges in acquiring it. This will be followed by a working session to identify potential content contributors and a plan for soliciting their participation.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Offline_Health_Resources_-_expanding_content_for_Internet_in_a_Box">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13050">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Cochrane</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="53">Syliva</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Cochrane_Wikipedia_Update">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13071">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>What happened this year with WPMed Foundation?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This is an overview and update on the health of the community working on Wikipedia's medical content.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="54">James Heilman</person>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/A_year_in_Review">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Ostrom (D307)">
<event id="11108">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Everyone gets one - Wikibase and the Wikibase Ecosystem</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikidata has been a game-changer for Wikimedia over the last years. Did you know that Wikibase, the software running Wikidata, is now also a thing? GLAMs, open data projects, research projects and more are showing a lot of interest in Wikibase now, using it to run their own knowledge bases. But we have a much bigger plan than just helping institutions open up their data. In this session you will learn more about the Wikibase Ecosystem and what opportunities it opens up for Wikimedia, its partners and people all over the world and why it will influence everything Wikimedia does over the next few years.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="55">Lydia Pintscher</person>
<person id="56">Jens Ohlig</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Everyone_gets_one_-_Wikibase_and_the_Wikibase_Ecosystem">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10063">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Ensuring visibility for your country's GLAM institutions on the Wikimedia projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>It also cannot be done without active participation of people from all over the world. We can both use this as an opportunity to leverage existing partnerships and build new ones, engaging more GLAM professionals and educating them about how the Wikimedia projects can benefit their institutions.
In this session, we will '''share the ways''' in which you, too, can contribute to the project with data from your country. We will focus on the following:
* '''What's out there?''' Identifying GLAM material (data or multimedia) around the world that could be uploaded to the Wikimedia platforms. Why hasn't it – what are the obstacles? How can others help? We invite you to '''bring examples''' from your country that you find interesting and think they belong on the Wikimedia projects, as well as of obstacles you or your community has encountered.
* '''Tools and workflows.''' We share what we use to work with GLAM material and identify gaps in existing resources that make our work harder. We invite you to think about what you *really* '''wish''' existed.
* '''Beyond Wikimedia.''' Uploading all this data and resources is great, but it's even better if we can help them make an impact on society. How can we show the benefits of our work to both the GLAMs and the general public? And how can GLAM professionals be involved more directly?
We invite you to '''bring your own experience''' from working with GLAMs on the Wikimedia projects, so that you can share it with others.
[[Category:2019:Partnerships submissions]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="57">Alicia Fagerving</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Ensuring_visibility_for_your_country%27s_GLAM_institutions_on_the_Wikimedia_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13329">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Open Data Partnerships</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session will combine several ideas and speakers around data partnerships. Anyone who thinks about data partnerships from a data donation to Wikidata to a Wikibase instance at a GLAM partner is welcome to join us.
First, Wikimedia Deutschland's software development teams will present the recently drafted '''model for data partnerships''':
What makes a data partnership different from other kinds of partnerships in the Wikimedia movement? What phases does a data partnership have and what’s the decision process behind it? What types of data partnerships are there, how do we plan a sustainable data partnership project, monitor it and allocate resources to it?
We have compiled our model for data partnerships at Wikimedia Deutschland and would like to share it with you.
In the second part, participants will present on two cases of data partnerships:
'''The German National Library (DNB)''' maintains the Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND), the Integrated Authority File for the German-speaking world of libraries. Working within the Wikiverse isn’t new for the German National Library: Since 2008 volunteer Wikipedia editors have been working with the DNB to fix errors in the Authority File. But now the German National Library takes the GND one step further into the wikified Linked Open Data Web: By exploring Wikibase, the software behind Wikidata, as a platform for the GND. Follow us on our journey through libraryland and the world of Linked Data. We’ll tell you about the project that brings a Federal agency and Wikimedia software (and culture!) together. Join us to learn about where we are now, how we have come there, and what we have learned about national libraries and Wikibase along the way!
'''Open Cities - Linking Data in Sustainable Cities and Communities''' - Imagine your city as a wiki — what would you do with the data available on mobility, schools and daycare centers, the environment and more? What would you need to get most out of public data sources like Open Government Data and Wikidata? We want your thoughts and ideas about opportunities and barriers  provided by data and how we can link data for the benefit of all of us in open cities. After a short introduction of where we come from (Open Data Düsseldorf and the Wikidata team of Wikimedia Deutschland) we want to listen to, discuss and collect your ideas for the future of modern living environment.
Panelists will be available for questions and discussion in the third part of the session.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="56">Jens Ohlig</person>
<person id="58">Barbara Fischer</person>
<person id="59">Alice Wiegand</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Open_Data_Partnerships">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Ebadi (D315)">
<event id="11233">
<start>13:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Behind the scenes of the Odia Wikipedia how-to video tutorials</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Most Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects have a very little focus on building educational content for new contributors. It's time to recognize the lack of such resources as a movement-level gap that affects bringing new blood in the community. Though simply having the user guides does not solve the issues of sustainability of new editors, it is a good starting point.
The Odia Wikimedians User Group started working shyly on a project to create video tutorials for the new editors. Though providing good quality user guide was always a focus for the community since the very beginning, video tutorials were never given too much of importance and hence there were only a handful of those because of the interest of a few Wikipedians.
The idea to create some good quality short video tutorials was discussed in 2016 and then later got emphasized by a relatively new Wikipedian [[:w:or:ବ୍ୟବହାରକାରୀ:Soumendrak|User:Soumendrak]] in early 2019. The project is shaping up with an emphasis on storytelling and not just a guide with on-screen action. People, after all, are in the core of the Wikimedia movement.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="60">Subhashish Panigrahi</person>
<person id="61">Soumendra Kumar Sahoo</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Behind_the_scenes_of_the_Odia_Wikipedia_how-to_video_tutorials">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10946">
<start>13:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Challenges when going on photo walks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Going on a walk with a camera to take photos for Wikimedia Commons can be fun, but it's not always easy to do. It can be difficult to know what to photograph, venues can have restrictive policies, and even personal safety can be a concern. This session will start with an overview of the issues and solutions that I've experienced on my photo walks (particularly in Brazil), before opening the floor for an open discussion of the issues others have faced, and suggestions for solutions.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="62">Mike Peel</person>
<person id="63">Sturm</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Challenges_when_going_on_photo_walks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11183">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>360° photography</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This hands-one workshop will teach the participants different techniques how to photograph and assemble such panoramas themselves. Different shooting (freehand, nodal point adapter, 360° camera, drohne) and stitching method are going to be demonstrated.
The event could also be held in two parts:
# Photo tour to some interesting monument or place to photographe the raw material
# Postproduction session that also includes stiching, retouching and uploading to Commons as well as the implemtnation into Wikimedia-Artikels.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="64">Martin Kraft</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/360%C2%B0_photography">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="15001">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Wiki loves Monuments: Case studies and workshop</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiki Loves Monuments is the biggest photo competition in the world, thanks to all its national organizers and runs in September. This session aims to help national organizers to exchange experiences, work together and help each other out with practical tips and tricks. Organizers of other 'Wiki Loves' competitions are also more than welcome. The session starts with a short introduction to get everyone up to speed, and then goes into a number of case studies. The last 50 minutes are reserved for a more hands-on workshop.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="65">Effeietsanders</person>
<person id="66">Rainer Halama</person>
<person id="67">Luca Landucci</person>
<person id="68">Davide Pedalà</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_session">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Lessing (D499)">
<event id="15414">
<start>13:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Mini Keynotes</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session includes a brief introduction to GLAM and key GLAM contributors from the [[2019:GLAM|GLAM space]] organizers. Two mini keynotes covering current projects and timely topics in GLAM will be presented by Giovanna Fontanelle of Wiki Movement Brazil and Lydia Pintscher, Product Manager for Wikidata.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Mini_Keynotes">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10923">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>The Smithsonian: A Partnership to Improve Gender Representation Online</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI), which launched under the Smithsonian’s strategic goal of “Reaching 1 billion people with a digital-first strategy” in late 2017,  is the institution’s most comprehensive undertaking to research, document, collect, and share the stories of American women. One of AWHI’s key goals is to produce more digital resources and collections that tell the story of women from multiple cultural backgrounds, as well as individuals along the spectrum of female identification. Smithsonian collections span history, art, culture, technology, and science, and the methods and standards for describing them are as diverse as the museums, research centers, libraries, and archives in its care, so even answering the question of what the Smithsonian holds is complicated.
After 172 years of collecting, the challenge the Smithsonian faces is daunting; with the call from Congress to survey its 155 million collections for women’s history stories, how can it understand how women have shaped American History when only 150,000 of the over 40 million digital records are explicitly tagged with women-related topics? Sadly the picture for diverse women, transgender, and lesbian women is even less complete.  When areas for improvement are identified, how can they advance and enrich how women and girls represented in digital collections at-scale? Finally, how can the Smithsonian share improved records and resources to influence the gender imbalance we see online, especially in spaces like Wikipedia?
[[Category:2019:GLAM submissions]]
The Smithsonian’s Digital and Audience Development team is piloting a three-pronged approach which will employ digital curatorships, crowdsourcing, and machine learning. A digital curator will assess current digital resources and collection records and develop new biographies related to women in history to fill in the gaps. In partnership with the Smithsonian’s Office of Research Computing Lab, a data science research fellow will visualize current  representation across the Smithsonian, and will experiment with machine learning to see if resources can be improved at-scale. With AWHI’s new Wikimedian-in-Residence for Gender Equity/Open Knowledge Coordinator as well as the Smithsonian’s own crowdsourcing platforms, the team seeks to diversify the crowdsourcing tasks to improve and share these developing resources.
Specifically in the Wikimedia landscape, our approach is diverse as well:
# AWHI’s Wikimedian in Residence for Gender Equity is identifying strategies to build and diversify the Smithsonian’s community of volunteers. Additionally, she is building awareness within the Smithsonian about Wikipedia’s gender gap and creating avenues for knowledge and images from collections to be added to Wikipedia / Wikimedia have been initially successful.
# The project team is forming strategic partnerships with other GLAM organizations and gender equity WikiProjects to catalyze a sector-wide focus on developing and sharing new resources on women's history internationally.
# The project team with consultation from Wikimedia DC is developing and testing micro-crowdsourcing tasks in Wikipedia and Wikidata to lower barriers-to-entry for new volunteers, and evaluate if these activities increase participation from communities with less free time and Wikipedia-savvy. (similar to #1Lib1Ref, previous experiments at the Smithsonian, and the Wiki Art Depiction Explorer project underway with Wikimedia DC)
# Finally as the Smithsonian amasses new collection records and digital resources at scale, they will test out methods for sharing these records at scale with Wikidata.
This presentation will address our common problems as a Movement and an organization in the goal of better representation of women and girls on open access sites and how we are addressing these issues internally at scale. Why Wikimedia and gender equity fits into the Smithsonian’s strategic landscape as an integral piece of our digital future will serve as a foundational component of this co-led talk.  
Some critical issues include:
* Volunteer and community organizing within the GLAM space
* How Wikimedia fits in GLAM strategy as trusted digital resources
* Uncovering women's history within cultural heritage organizations
* Developing a Wikimedia strategic landscape within GLAMs - especially around gender equity
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="69">Kelly Doyle</person>
<person id="70">Effie Kapsalis</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/The_Smithsonian%3A_A_Partnership_to_Improve_Gender_Representation_Online">detail</link>
</links>
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</event>
<event id="10218">
<start>15:45</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons for GLAM-Wiki</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In 2019, Wikimedia Commons is [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data undergoing a major update]: it is now possible to describe files on Wikimedia Commons with [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data multilingual, structured, machine-readable data from Wikidata].
'''[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data Structured Data on Commons]''' opens many new perspectives for content partnerships and GLAM-Wiki projects that use Wikimedia Commons, including multilingual descriptions and more refined exchange of data between institutions and Wikimedia projects.
In the past year, several GLAM institutions and Wikimedia communities have worked on '''[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/GLAM/Projects pilot projects]''' that explore and demonstrate the intricacies and potential of structured data for GLAM-Wiki activities. After a brief presentation about the new features on Wikimedia Commons, there is a panel and Q&amp;A session, with demonstrations and discussions around these pilot projects.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="71">Sandra Fauconnier</person>
<person id="72">Satdeep Gill</person>
<person id="73">André Costa</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Structured_Data_on_Wikimedia_Commons_for_GLAM-Wiki">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
</day>
<day index="2" date="2019-08-17">
<room name="Murad">
<event id="11232">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Attribution - Laws and Norms within Open Communities and Communicating to the Public</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Attribution: Laws and Norms within Open Communities and Communicating to the Public
This session will review recent discussions about attribution that have taken place in the Creative Commons community, the Wikipedia community, and with the public about the requirement under all CC licenses that content must be attributed. We will start with a review of what the attribution requirement does and does not mean, and will also cover a series of different use cases where images or other content are found through wikipedia or wikimedia commons and proper attribution must be given.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="74">Meredith Jacob</person>
<person id="75">Diane Peters</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Attribution%3A_Laws_and_Norms_within_Open_Communities_and_Communicating_to_the_Public">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10064">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Creating visibility for the world’s cultural heritage institutions – what has been done and what is still left to do?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>There is currently no worldwide database of the world's museums, archives and libraries and their collections. By collecting this data in one accessible place more people can learn about others' cultures, giving them new insights and tools to understand and participate in a global, information-rich world. The data will also be of use for the institutions themselves, helping them gain protection through visibility. In many natural and man-made disasters, cultural heritage institutions have suffered, and the lack of basic information (e.g. their location) has made emergency response more difficult. Furthermore, this unique database has the potential to let institutions in different countries find each other more easily and initiate new partnerships to share a more complete picture of the world with the general public.
The thousands of cultural heritage institutions around the world are a key resource for the public, allowing them to identify where to create interest for knowledge and critical thinking and to find more information to develop an understanding of a topic and the world. A crucial task in any knowledge driven society.
A necessary condition for the institutions to be able to reach their target audience is that clear and accessible information is available about the institutions and their collections. However, this is dependent on them being aware of these resources existing in the first place, something this project will help them with.
GLAM institutions are also central partners for the Wikimedia movement as they are contributing to the work around free knowledge with unique materials, insights, expertise and visibility, to name a few. Better information about where the GLAM institutions are located and what collections they hold increase the possibilities for new and exciting partnerships.
FindingGLAMs (&lt;nowiki&gt;https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FindingGLAMs&lt;/nowiki&gt;) is a project led by Wikimedia Sverige, UNESCO and the Wikimedia Foundation aimed at collating a worldwide open access database of cultural heritage institutions and their collections. The intention is to work with multiple other actors in the GLAM sector and with Wikimedia movement affiliates and volunteers.
In order to make this information as useful as possible, we are working with Wikidata, a free and open database which is a sister site to Wikipedia. The data is structured, queryable and available under an open license, meaning it is not only easily shared on Wikipedia, but also accessible to external users. As a hub of machine-readable data, Wikidata is an invaluable resource for AI research and development, powering innovative tools and facilitating knowledge exchange on the web.
The Wikimedia platforms offer an opportunity to fill this gap, as they give experts and volunteers an arena to collaborate, as well the means to reach audiences around the world – in their own language. Through training, documentation and case studies, we are empowering cultural heritage institutions to share their knowledge and participate in the data collection, facilitating partnerships between the institutions and Wikimedia organizations and volunteers around the world. Our crowdsourcing tool (&lt;nowiki&gt;https://tools.wmflabs.org/monumental-glam/&lt;/nowiki&gt;) helps them contribute to Wikidata with their local knowledge, filling in the gaps in existing datasets. Through these events and activities we further the participants’ understanding of how knowledge and information are created, developed and maintained on Wikipedia.
This work is building on great work by the wider community that has already added more that 80,000 institutions to Wikidata (millions are still remaining), and the work spearheaded by Wikimedia Switzerland to develop ways to structure data about GLAM institutions.
We are laying the groundwork for long-term, sustainable collaboration between cultural heritage organisations and the Wikimedia movement – taking steps towards a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
But we need more people to be involved. We need to identify existing datasets and prepare them for mass uploads. For datasets that are not yet under a free license we need to convince the data owners to release it. We need to add missing data through crowdsourcing campaigns. We need to connect the uploaded data to the different Wikimedia projects. We hope that you will join us.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="76">John Andersson</person>
<person id="57">Alicia Fagerving</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Creating_visibility_for_the_world%E2%80%99s_cultural_heritage_institutions_%E2%80%93_what_has_been_done_and_what_is_still_left_to_do%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11214">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Public Domain Awareness Project: enhancing use of CC’s Public Domain tools to serve the needs of GLAM institutions and reusers</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Making assessments about the copyright status of a work remains a challenge notwithstanding the tools that CC has developed over the years, such as the Public Domain Mark and CC0. It is also hard to communicate to end users about the laws that apply to their particular use of a work. Copyright is jurisdiction based, which means each country has their own copyright and public domain rules. These differing laws presents challenges for digitizers of content and reusers of digital online surrogates.
Several efforts and projects offer partial solutions for these challenges; however they tend to serve single jurisdiction or regional needs, are loosely coordinated, and are not integrated into a unified solution that works starting from the moment of digitization and continuing through to the public that encounters them over the Internet. Ideally, the public domain is the easiest part of the knowledge commons to assess and reuse, but the current environment makes it challenging at each stage in the process of getting that content to a public.
Creative Commons and other key stakeholders such as Wikimedia brought forth this Project for initial discussion with our community and stakeholders at the CC 2019 Global Summit in Lisbon. The outcomes of the 4 hours session at the Summit can be found [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sl5eFsodKnw0BWhgyMHuOyU94B4RanjYYsp4IwPm_BA/edit# here].
At this session, we expect to be able to follow on some of the data modelling challenges in relationship with the [https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Help:Copyrights Help:Copyrights] page on Wikidata. We want to gather feedback and input from the community that is working in the intersection of GLAM institutions and Wikidata.
Creative Commons will bring some of its legal expertise on copyright and open licensing, and we expect to engage more with the Wikidata community to leverage the different languages and community needs, and better refine our initial project.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="77">Maarten Zeinstra</person>
<person id="78">Scann</person>
<person id="79">Alex Stinson</person>
<person id="71">Sandra Fauconnier</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Public_Domain_Awareness_Project%3A_enhancing_use_of_CC%E2%80%99s_Public_Domain_tools_to_serve_the_needs_of_GLAM_institutions_and_reusers">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14993">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>The Equal Edit - a panel discussion on gender diversity</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>''The Equal Edit - an initiative by Wikimedia Sweden, the Wikimedia Foundation, and collaborators to make Wikipedia more gender equal.''
The United Nations has made gender equality a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), describing it as “not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.” Aligned with this objective, the Wikimedia movement, embracing knowledge equity for all, has long undertaken efforts to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.
Building off existing efforts in gender equity and the Wikimedia movement, including those by WikiGap, last month Swedish volunteers collaborated to make Wikipedia articles about the history of Sweden more gender equal. Working with Historiskan, Sweden’s first women’s history magazine, the group helped create a toolkit of notable women and resources about them to include in Swedish Wikipedia articles.
In this 45 minute panel, we will hear representatives from Wikimedia Sweden, the Editor in Chief of Historiskan, and Wikipedians active in gender equality talk about the initiative, the challenges of tackling gender equity, and how communities across the globe might work together to make our projects more inclusive and representative of women.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="80">Eva Bonde</person>
<person id="81">Sofie Jansson</person>
<person id="82">Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/The_Equal_Edit">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11180">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Integrating Wikidata into Education</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>&lt;u&gt;About the panel:&lt;/u&gt;
Wikidata, Wikipedia's sister project, is a structured, linked-data knowledge base. In fact, it is the biggest Semantic Web platform humanity ever created, with over 50 million items and is being used by many, including AIs agents such as Alexa &amp; Siri, as it's open and free. But it's also the biggest Open Educational Resources (OER) humanity created, and in-itself holds many learning opportunities, with the potential to completely transform the way we engage with data, consume knowledge, teach &amp; learn. For example, in a click of a button one can query it and create a timeline to explore favorite Italian painters, women chemists along history, or historical events; Show all hospitals within a 50 km radius on an interactive map; Or show family trees and bubble charts of whatever interest you. In that, Wikidata allows us to not on
[[Category:2019:Education submissions]]
ly access very specific and relevant data we are looking for, but also *visualize* it in exciting and engaging new ways.
Working with Wikidata in an educational context, whether it is a formal or informal education setting, can expose learners to a variety of issues and topics, such as -
* Data modeling and ontological skills
* Data completeness, knowledge gaps and biases
* Data verification and manipulation
* And Data preparation in cases of importing huge masses of data.
These in turn help learners to develop "data literacy", in addition to all the well known benefits that stem from contributing to Wikipedia, such as digital skills, critical thinking &amp; collaborative skills. But Wikidata is a fairly young project (6 and a half years old), and most academics, educators and researchers do not even know it exist. In actuality, academia is just taking its first steps exploring how Wikidata could be used in an educational context.
This panel will host a discussion with educators and Wikimedians who are implementing Wikidata into the educational &amp; academic curricula, focusing on ideas for successful integration, as well as exploring some of the benefits and challenges of doing that.
&lt;u&gt;About the panelists:&lt;/u&gt;
* Shani Evenstein is an Israeli educator, lecturer, researcher and free knowledge advocate. In 2018 she opened the first course in the world to feature Wikidata at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and her PhD research at the School of Education focuses on Wikidata as a Learning Platform.
* Lane Rasberry is [[:meta:Wikimedian in Residence Exchange Network|Wikimedian in Residence]] at the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. In this role he supports university faculty in using Wikidata to introduce concepts in data science, facilitates graduate student data science research on the Wikimedia platform, and contributes to the [[:meta:WikiCite|WikiCite]] project.
* Dr Martin Poulter is the Wikimedian In Residence at the University of Oxford.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
<person id="83">João Alexandre Peschanski</person>
<person id="84">Ewan McAndrew</person>
<person id="85">Will Kent</person>
<person id="86">Daniel Mietchen</person>
<person id="87">Giovanna Fontenelle</person>
<person id="88">Martin Poulter</person>
<person id="89">Éder Porto</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Integrating_Wikidata_into_Education">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes" discussion="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Arnold">
<event id="7774">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Arnold</room>
<title>VideoWiki</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>VideoWiki makes Wikipedia more accessible by adding a visual and audio layer to Wikipedia, ensuring that in the future, the 'sum of all human knowledge' is not limited to just text.
India has 500+ million internet users, second only to China. Further, since 2016, India is leading the world in mobile data consumption, after the entry of Reliance Jio into the market.  This has allowed many Indians to “join the internet” and connect to Wikipedia.
However, 1 in every 4 Indians (330 million individuals) lack the ability to read text and therefore are unable to access Wikipedia, a predominantly text-based encyclopedia. The preferred mode of accessing information for people who are unable to read text is via videos. Unfortunately, there is no neutral (reliable) source of information on YouTube that provides unbiased medical information.
To increase the access to reliable medical videos to such new users, VideoWiki is currently working on building “neutral”, “reliable”, and “verifiable” videos in Indian languages, starting from Hindi.'''      '''
[[Category:2019:Health submissions]]
Website: https://videowiki.wmflabs.org/en</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="90">Ian Furst</person>
<person id="91">Pratik Shetty</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/VideoWiki_-_Improving_access_to_healthcare_information_for_people_with_low_literacy">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11124">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Arnold</room>
<title>Coolest Tool Award 2019</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiki communities around the globe have diverse use cases and technical needs. Volunteer developers are often the first to find and address those use cases. They experiment with new ideas, build local and global solutions and bridge workflow gaps in our software.
There are incredibly many great tools out there. '''It’s time to celebrate this!'''
The ''Coolest Tool Academy'' is hosting the first ever '''[[m:Coolest_Tool_Award|Coolest Tool Award]]'''. We will ask for nominations in July, and showcase the winners of the Coolest Tool Award 2019 in this session.
Join us to learn about tools &amp; celebrate the people who build them!
The Coolest Tool Academy.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="42">Birgit Müller</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Coolest_Tool_Award_2019">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Gbowee">
<event id="13377">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Welcome to "Thriving in Safety"</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Welcoming session for the Thriving in Safety Space</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="92">Christel Steigenberger</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Welcome_to_%22Thriving_in_Safety%22">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10584">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Universal Code of Conduct</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Foundation is developing a Universal Code of Conduct for Wikimedians to foster ethical behavior, goodwill, and harmony in the community. Although the Wikimedia projects are driven by underlying principles of collaboration, compassion and diversity, currently, every project and community has its own set of policies and guidelines. While it is important to have different content policies depending on the specific requirements of projects, it is essential to think of universal behavioral guidelines that would create an environment of mutual trust and respect within the community.
The Wikimania Universal Code of Conduct Workshop is a platform for the community members to come together and brainstorm on what the universal behavioral guidelines for the community should look like. It is an opportunity for all of us to collectively think and design the roadmap for stronger health and wellbeing of our own community.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="93">Patrick Earley</person>
<person id="94">Neha Nair</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Universal_Code_of_Conduct">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9518">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Mental Health a case study for the Wikimedia Movement</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Mental health is increasingly becoming a subject well talked about subject across the world. This session seeks to give more insights into ways the Wikimedia movement can embrace it and safeguard the sanity of some of it's volunteers. Often times issue's of mental health isn't readily discussed both in the movement and across the world.
Issue's of harassment on and off the wiki can be hard for first time editors and experienced editor's as well hence could pose a challenge to their mental health. We want to use this session to start a conversation around mental health in the Wikimedia movement and get the T &amp; S team in the Wikimedia Foundation on board.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="95">Justice Okai-Allotey</person>
<person id="92">Christel Steigenberger</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Mental_Health_a_case_study_for_the_Wikimedia_Movement">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11116">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Redefining Safety: Addressing the unregistered concerns</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Trust and Safety policies have been implemented for long, still there are many instances where the guidelines fail to provide a safe space for the people involved. Despite of having different committees and resources Foundation has developed for online and offline safety of the users, and a mandate to follow them, there are many instances that go unreported because they haven't been listed in the policy document thus making people ignorant towards them.
Along with this, creating a safe space for people to share their issues and find assistance to deal with them.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="15">Manavpreet Kaur</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Redefining_Safety%3A_Addressing_the_unregistered_concerns">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="7931">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Addressing The Safety Needs: Collaborative Solutions For Mitigating Risks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Apart from accessibility, how can we ensure the safety needs of the Wikimedians are met in a timely fashion. Are the current committees enough? Do we need something new? Something for different types of online and offline harassment that factor in different cultural, geographical or gender issues which might not be easily understood by the global community?
How to bridge the gap between the harassment victims and T &amp; S team of Wikimedia Foundation? How do we lend a hand as a community to the Wikimedians who need help?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="96">Rupika Sharma</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Addressing_The_Safety_Needs%3A_Collaborative_Solutions_For_Mitigating_Risks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11196">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Do we need a global dispute resolution committee?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In recent years, we have seen several onwiki conflicts between and within communities of different Wikimedia projects without local dispute resolution mechanisms. It sometimes happens that local administrators are not capable of handling such conflicts, especially when more than one Wikipedia project is involved. In such cases, users on Meta-Wiki are called for help, including the global community through requests for comment or users involved in global administration like Global Administrators and Stewards. However, most members of these groups are acting more on the technical side of the projects and are not focused on resolving disputes.
Several attempts to create any such body where harmed people can go to and ask for help, have failed (see [[:m:dispute resolution committee]] and linked pages). One of the reasons for that is a lack of common understanding when and how any such body should work. We want to bring people together who help us discuss whether or not we need such committee and how and by whom it should be shaped to respect the needs of local communities but be effective for conflicts which affect more than one wiki or local ones that cannot be solved by administrators alone.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="97">Ajraddatz</person>
<person id="98">Martin Rulsch</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Do_we_need_a_global_dispute_resolution_committee%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11228">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>When a policy is not enough: Addressing harassment in offline spaces</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikimedia NYC wrote a friendly space policy in 2014 that was later adopted for the Wikimedia movement. But a policy is not enough. While the Chapter’s many edit-a-thons, workshops and salons provide a fun and welcoming environment, there are inevitably moments of discord. Sometimes these are minor disagreements that can be adequately addressed by chapter leadership. At other times, Wikimedia NYC members have been subject to harassment and abuse. In addition to the impact this had on individual people, it threatened the long term health of the Chapter as members and institutional partners disengaged in order to avoid interactions that threatened their personal and emotional safety.
This presentation will provide a brief history of harassment in Wikimedia NYC, and then share a newly developed toolkit for identifying, reporting, and addressing harassment issues in the Wikimedia community that does not happen on Wikimedia projects. This toolkit may be utilized by adopted by chapters and user groups, contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive Wikimedia movement.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="99">Megan Wacha</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/When_a_policy_is_not_enough%3A_Addressing_harassment_in_offline_spaces">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10628">
<start>16:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Make conflict possible again!</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>There is conflict in de-WP; constructive dispute or harassment - sometimes it's hard to tell. The existing community as well as new contributors complain about rude communication online and a lack of efficient regulatory mechanisms.
As conflict management is a central task when writing an online encyclopedia collaboratively the community administers already edit wars, vandalism and manipulation quite effectively. But culture of onwiki communication seems to exclude people from contributing and conflicts bind volunteers in less fruitful discussions.
I will show key research findings concerning different interpretations of conflicts in the three phases of the de-Wikipedia. Although meaning and perception of conflicts changes over time each phase has its achievements and challenges.
To make constructive conflict possible again, I would like discuss our new multimodal approach with the community to improve conflict management onwiki.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="100">Vera Krick</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Make_conflict_possible_again%21">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Curie">
<event id="14924">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>The Role of Wikimedia on the AI Ecosystem</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="101">Diego Saez</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Wikimedia_Projects_The_Alphabet_Book_for_Machines">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14925">
<start>09:45</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Supporting deliberation and resolution on Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="102">Amy Zhang</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Supporting_deliberation_and_resolution_on_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14927">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Hidden Gems in the Wikipedia Discussions: The Wikipedians’ Rationales</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="103">Lu Xiao</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Hidden_Gems_in_the_Wikipedia_Discussions%3A_The_Wikipedians_Rationales">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14928">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Characterizing Reader Behavior on Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="104">Isaac Johnson</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Characterizing_Reader_Behavior_on_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14929">
<start>11:45</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Characterizing Wikipedia Citation Usage</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="105">Leila Zia (filling in for the authors)</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Characterizing_Wikipedia_Citation_Usage">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14935">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Understanding content moderation on English Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="106">Casey Tilton</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Understanding_content_moderation_on_English_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14934">
<start>14:15</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Sockpuppet detection in the English Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="107">Leila Zia (filling in for Srijan Kumar)</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Sockpuppet_detection_in_the_English_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14933">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Despite the ban: doing good work anonymously on Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="108">Nora Mcdonald</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Despite_the_ban%3A_doing_good_work_anonymously_on_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14932">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Wiki-Atlas: Rendering Wikipedia Content through Cartographic and Augmented Reality Mediums</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="109">Anastasios Noulas</person>
<person id="110">Jimin Tan</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Wiki-Atlas%3A_Rendering_Wikipedia_Content_through_Cartographic_and_Augmented_Reality_Mediums">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14936">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Evidence of Dark Matter: Assessing the Contribution of Subject-matter Experts to Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="111">Alex Yarovoy (filling in for Ofer Arazy et al.)</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Evidence_of_Dark_Matter_Assessing_the_Contribution_of_Subject-matter_Experts_to_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14937">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Gender Equality in Wikipedia: What can we learn from Behavioral Economics?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="112">Jérôme Hergueux</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Gender_Equality_in_Wikipedia%3A_What_can_we_learn_from_Behavioral_Economics">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14971">
<start>16:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Research lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="113">multiple presenters</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Research_lightning_talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Yousafzai">
<event id="14737">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Scaling Wiki in Education: Overcoming Challenges &amp; Growing</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Wiki_in_Education%3A_Overcoming_Challenges_%26_Growing">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" newbies="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9654">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Measuring Success: Planning outcomes for Wikimedia &amp; Education projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="6">Melissa Guadalupe Huertas</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Measuring_Success%3A_Planning_outcomes_for_Wikimedia_%26_Education_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10350">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Using Internet-in-a-box for Education</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Internet in a Box (IIAB) is a self-contained, inexpensive appliance to provide content and applications in an offline world. It is in use by medical practitioners as well as in schools in a number of countries. This session will explain in non-technical terms how to provision IIAB with content applicable to a given target audience both in terms of subject matter and language. At the end of the session those interested are welcome to participate in a workshop focused on training. They will need their own devices are welcome to follow along.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="49">Tim Moody</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Using_Internet-in-a-Box_for_Education">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="12769">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>EDUWiki &amp; Medicine</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/EDUWiki_for_Medical_content">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="12679">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Education &amp; Libraries: Opportunities Explored</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
<person id="114">Merrilee Proffitt</person>
<person id="115">Trudi</person>
<person id="116">Silvia E. Gutiérrez De la Torre</person>
<person id="117">Jacobson</person>
<person id="118">Orly Simon</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Education_%26_Libraries%3A_Opportunities_Explored">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" newbies="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="12770">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Wiktionary &amp; Wikisource in EduWiki Initiatives: Challenges and Opportunities</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="119">Reem Al-Kashif</person>
<person id="120">Oved Cohen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Wiktionary_%26_Wikisource_in_EduWiki_Initiatives%3A_Challenges_and_Opportunities">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" newbies="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Montalcini">
<event id="13241">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Campaigning for growth: Women in Red; WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique; and Caucasian collaboration</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="82">Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight</person>
<person id="121">Florence Devouard</person>
<person id="122">Mehman Ibragimov</person>
<person id="123">Oleg Abarnikov</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Campaigning_for_growth">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13262">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Onboarding and Retention: Hungarian and French Wikipedias</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="124">Trizek</person>
<person id="17">Samat</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Onboarding_and_Retention%3A_Hungarian_and_French_Wikipedias">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10919">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Encouraging the spirit of new editors - A structured approach to mapping onboarding efforts</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>When new editors start in Wikipedia they face a lot of challenges: technical, cultural and systemic challenges. As a result, a lot of new editors quickly leave Wikipedia and never come back. The question of how we can retain new editors, how we can keep them motivated and help them learning what they need to know in order to become Wikipedians has immense importance for community growth
This workshop will focus on mapping onboarding materials and efforts, like learning materials, mentoring programs etc. for Wikipedia online and offline in different communities. After a short input and an introduction of the used framework the focus of the session will be on the interactive workshop part. Using a structured approach participants will map and assess onboarding efforts in their respective communities and for different groups of users. The goal is to identify and share successful approaches and evaluate under which conditions a transfer to other communities is possible. The result of the workshop will be a structured map giving an overview under which conditions which onboarding efforts are being used, how successful they are and where future efforts could be directed.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="125">Christine Domgörgen</person>
<person id="126">Verena Lindner</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Encouraging_the_spirit_of_new_editors_-_A_structured_approach_to_mapping_onboarding_efforts">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14982">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Technology for Growth: future of mobile editing</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="127">Olga Vasileva</person>
<person id="128">Alex Hollender</person>
<person id="129">Jess Klein</person>
<person id="130">Ed Sanders</person>
<person id="131">Peter Pelberg</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Technology_for_growth%3A_future_of_mobile_editing">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14983">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Technology for growth: tools and experiments from Scribe and CivilServant</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="132">Lucie-Aimée Kaffee</person>
<person id="133">Hady Elsahar</person>
<person id="2">Nathan Matias</person>
<person id="134">Julia Kamin</person>
<person id="4">Max Klein</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Technology_for_growth%3A_tools_and_experiments_from_Scribe_and_CivilServant">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers livestream="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name=" Szymborska (A5137)">
<event id="10062">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room> Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Tools for partnerships – developing the technology our partners need</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The importance and the extremely high usage of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects have lead many organizations across the world to think about how they can contribute with information and knowledge, what their role could be in the free knowledge ecosystem and how they can become an active participant.
Over the years, many millions of data items and media files have been contributed to Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and other Wikimedia projects through collaborations between Wikimedia communities and external content partners. However, many potential partnerships are still untapped because of lacking technical infrastructure to support batch uploads and editing, analytics, data synchronization and more. This makes content partnerships difficult to access, especially for less well-resourced communities and content partners.
Through the work in the [[m:FindingGLAMs|FindingGLAMs]] project and the [[c:Commons:Structured data|Structured Data on Commons]] project a number of identified problems have been identified and worked on. The aim has been to lay the groundwork for better tools for cultural partnerships. By using these case studies we will discuss what are the most commons problems encountered in the GLAM partnership workflow, and what technical resources are needed to solve them. We will highlight what sustainable and participatory paths we see moving forward and how the wider movement could and should be engaged and how the work can help empower them.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="76">John Andersson</person>
<person id="71">Sandra Fauconnier</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Tools_for_partnerships_%E2%80%93_developing_the_technology_our_partners_need">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9439">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room> Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>A new year of TechStorming</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>''Techstorming'': ''Brainstorming'' in the most technical way of the wiki.
With the '''Women TechStorm''' in May 2018 and the '''Wiki Techstorm''' in October 2018, WMNL and it's Gendergap-volunteers are developing a new way of attracting and engaging newbie techies.
A good movement needs diversity and the Gendergap with the developers community stands at 15% women and non-binary. The Wiki TechStorm aims to fight this gap, by inviting mostly women and non-binairy people to their event. It is a hackathon with a low threshold in experience: for most participants it is their first hackathon-like event. The events' focus is on creating a warm and open atmosphere: the introduction evening on Thursday is not about coding and we don't use computers. It's about getting to know each other and feel comfortable and at ease. This way we create a good learning environment, where we offer workshops the next day. We have mentors present all weekend, in a one in three/four ratio. Organisers keep an eye out for people that need extra support and know the talents of the mentors, so they can easily make the connection between the mentor and the needs of a participant.
And now we are setting up another TechStorm for November 2019 and are going to combine newbies and experienced developers in one event, without losing our primary focus on diversity and a welcoming and open event!
[https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wiki_Techstorm Wiki Techstorm on Mediawiki]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="135">Danielle Jansen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/A_new_year_of_TechStorming">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10311">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room> Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Designing for Organizing in the Wikimedia Movement</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Over the last 18 years, the Wikimedia Movement formed organically, allowing for a diversity of motivations, ways of working, and desired impacts that reach far beyond measurable pageviews and content pages into many different parts of society. Yet at the same time, this diversity has also created a shared community of practice that spans many parts of the world, and does many of the same things: convening different stakeholders, with different goals to create educational content and educational communities around the Wikimedia projects. Ultimately organizers are the front door for achieving the aims of the movement direction.
During the first half of 2019, the Wikimedia Foundation completed a generative study, following the earlier examples of New Editors or New Readers. The new Movement Organizers research seeks to understand and articulate the shared challenges across the global organizing community. This research can help staff at the Wikimedia Foundation as well as community leaders see and evaluate these challenges and then build local and international collaborations to design support for existing organizers and better welcome new organizers into the community.
During this session, we will
* share key findings from the Movement Organizers research in an introductory presentation (30-40 minutes);
* then invite members of affiliates and other community groups who have run programs for supporting organizers, to talk about their experience designing for growing and developing organizers (25-30 minutes);
* 20-30 minutes for questions, feedback and thinking about how community members can provide organizer support to their communities.
If we have interest at the end of the session, we will find one of the empty meetup space classrooms to further discuss findings, and provide space for folks to talk about the various components of the research</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="79">Alex Stinson</person>
<person id="136">Maria Cruz</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Designing_for_Organizing_in_the_Wikimedia_Movement">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11199">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room> Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>After Flow: A new direction for improving talk pages</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In the first half of 2019, the Wikimedia Foundation held a global '''[[mw:Talk_pages_consultation_2019|Talk pages consultation]]''' to bring Wikimedians together to define better tools for wiki communication. Volunteers hosted discussions in 15 languages on how they use wikitext talk pages, what they struggle with, and how talk pages can be improved for both newcomers and experienced users. The goal was to come up with a new product direction that the WMF will work on later this year.
Community growth means welcoming new contributors to our project, and their ability to communicate successfully with more experienced contributors is essential. New contributors often stumble when they're trying to do simple actions, like replying and signing their message -- problems that have been solved by every other site on the internet. And as we welcome more new contributors, the experienced contributors need more sophisticated tools to manage their communication needs. In the consultation, active contributors requested improvements to archiving, searching and watchlisting discussions, while expressing a strong desire for continuity with the existing software.
This session, presented by members of the WMF Audiences and Community Engagement departments, will bring everyone up to date on what we've learned from the consultation, share a vision for the future of on-wiki communication, and invite participants to discuss some of the decisions and tradeoffs that the team will need to make, in order to meet the needs of our contributors and communities.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="137">Danny Horn</person>
<person id="19">Benoît Evellin</person>
<person id="131">Peter Pelberg</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/After_Flow%3A_A_new_direction_for_improving_talk_pages">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11254">
<start>16:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room> Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>A more flexible approach to blocking</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The anti-harassment tools team has been making improvements to the blocking tools. This year we have introduced partial blocks, which allow the blocking of a user or IP from individual pages or namespaces. The tool is already in use on a number of Wikipedias, and will be rolled out to more in the coming months.
We will introduce the partial blocking tool and briefly mention some of the technical challenges that this project involved, as well as some of the more general improvements to blocking that we have been making along the way.
We will then open up the discussion to the room. We would like to talk about the social implications of making technical changes to our blocking tools and the role of blocking as one of our front-line tools to preserve safety in the community.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>growth</space>
<persons>
<person id="138">Thalia Chan</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/A_more_flexible_approach_to_blocking">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Strickland (B315)">
<event id="10633">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Bringing Wikipedia Alive: Using animation for storytelling, a new way of preserving oral history</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This presentation is to introduce Wikimedia
[[Category:2019:Multimedia submissions]]
ns to the concept of using animation under free license on Wikimedia projects to tell stories that currently may not have a place on Wikipedia because of the non-acceptance of oral history in Academia. The session will also be used to solicit views from experienced Wikimedians about how we can leverage this new opportunity for other Wikimedia projects.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="139">Raphael Berchie</person>
<person id="140">Felix Nartey</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Bringing_Wikipedia_Alive%3A_Using_animation_for_storytelling%2C_a_new_way_of_preserving_oral_history.">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11182">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. Except we’re not...</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The discussion about the use of non-traditional sources, particularly oral sources, in Wikipedias has been around for close to a decade, yet there is no end in sight to it. It is often stated that indigenous and minority communities can set policies in Wikipedias in their own languages to be what they want and that this would be one way of being able to access their oral tradition. This, however, does nothing to address the issue of the same sources being used in the biggest Wikipedias, which are the main sources of material used in translating articles for other, smaller Wikipedias.
The absence of non-traditional sources leads to a hierarchy of cultures where those who have been provided with a Western education and can submit their work in writing to peer-reviewed journals, etc. are considered better sources than the very people whose culture, heritage, languages, people are being written about. In doing so, we also blindly trust that the peers reviewing these works know more about these subjects, even though they are also outsiders, than the communities themselves. Articles end up being one-sided and depicted and categorized mainly from the Western point of view, which clearly violates NPOV. Our job is to minimize this bias and close the knowledge gaps in articles that may not be obvious to readers who are from the same or similar demographics as the main Wikipedias’ editors are. One way of doing so would be the use of oral sources.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="132">Lucie-Aimée Kaffee</person>
<person id="140">Felix Nartey</person>
<person id="141">Kimberli Mäkäräinen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Imagine_a_world_in_which_every_single_person_on_the_planet_is_given_free_access_to_the_sum_of_all_human_knowledge._That%27s_what_we%27re_doing._Except_we%E2%80%99re_not...">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11045">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Wiki Loves campaigns: Past, Present &amp; Future</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiki Loves campaigns are a crucial form of outreach activities in the Wikimedia movement. From Wiki Loves Monuments to Wiki Loves Africa that bridging gender-gap in Wikimedia, the innovative projects give space to editors and new contributors from different fields of interest to collaborate the sum of all knowledge on various topic areas.
The session would be an a combination of a panel discussion around Wiki Loves campaigns, their learnings and impact of different campaigns in the projects, followed by group activity, where the participants will brainstorm on new ideas which they later want to follow up with their affiliates and community.
What are the lessons learnt from some of the old and new projects. What kind of support is needed to execute a new project. What are the current gaps in Wikimedia that need more work.
The panel would involve people from various Wiki Loves projects, such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Love, etc.
During the group activity, participants (divided into groups of 4-5) will brainstorm on new types of Wiki Loves campaigns, which will focus on themes that haven’t been explored yet. Some of them will hopefully materialise after Wikimania, and we will try to make buddy pairs with experienced organisers. At the end of the session, each group will briefly present their idea.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="96">Rupika Sharma</person>
<person id="142">KCVelaga</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Wiki_Loves_campaigns%3A_Past%2C_Present_%26_Future">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11045">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Wiki Loves campaigns: Past, Present &amp; Future (continued)</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiki Loves campaigns are a crucial form of outreach activities in the Wikimedia movement. From Wiki Loves Monuments to Wiki Loves Africa that bridging gender-gap in Wikimedia, the innovative projects give space to editors and new contributors from different fields of interest to collaborate the sum of all knowledge on various topic areas.
The session would be an a combination of a panel discussion around Wiki Loves campaigns, their learnings and impact of different campaigns in the projects, followed by group activity, where the participants will brainstorm on new ideas which they later want to follow up with their affiliates and community.
What are the lessons learnt from some of the old and new projects. What kind of support is needed to execute a new project. What are the current gaps in Wikimedia that need more work.
The panel would involve people from various Wiki Loves projects, such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Birds, Wiki Loves Love, etc.
During the group activity, participants (divided into groups of 4-5) will brainstorm on new types of Wiki Loves campaigns, which will focus on themes that haven’t been explored yet. Some of them will hopefully materialise after Wikimania, and we will try to make buddy pairs with experienced organisers. At the end of the session, each group will briefly present their idea.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="96">Rupika Sharma</person>
<person id="142">KCVelaga</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Wiki_Loves_campaigns%3A_Past%2C_Present_%26_Future">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="15168">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia/Lightning_talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9699">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>WikiAfrica: Creating the Open Knowledge Curriculum</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>As an extension of WikiFundi (http://www.wikifundi.org), WikiChallenge African Schools and WikiAfrica Schools, Wiki In Africa is developing an Open Knowledge Curriculum for educators across Africa to teach learners about how global knowledge systems work, how content is created, and how they can contribute themselves.
The intention of the project is to collaboratively develop (with all stakeholders) the Open Knowledge Curriculum as a fun, engaging and participation-oriented programme for application across multiple languages, contexts and formats. The Curriculum is being developed within the UNESCO guidelines framework for ultimate consideration by UNESCO, country governments and education stakeholders.
It is intended that the Curriculum will be a considered, supported immersion for students to apply learnt 21st Century digital skills to global knowledge systems, through content production, licencing and copyright, etc. that ultimately results in online published material.
An [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13XWxiTnWYVqfrnymZe8K5bWFH7gm_87I-MUv0lYnLxU/edit initial discussion] was held at the CC Summit in Lisbon (May 2019). This workshop is an extension of the collaborative development of this project across the Open Movement.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="143">Isla Haddow</person>
<person id="121">Florence Devouard</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/WikiAfrica%3A_Creating_the_Open_Knowledge_Curriculum">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="15166">
<start>16:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Commons photographer's meetup</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Meetups</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMeetups/Commons_photographer%27s_meetup">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Menchú (B487)">
<event id="11128">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>ConLangs in Wikimedia: From dreams to reality</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>When you hear the word "''conlang''" ("constructed language") you can remember the Klingon language and ask "What it have to do with Wikimedia?". Well, not every constructed language is like Klingon...
There are several types of conlangs (fictional, artistic, national, international auxiliary etc) which serve different purposes. The purpose of Klingon was to enhance an artistic work. The purpose of international auxiliary conlangs is to help with world-wide communication - that sounds much better to start a Wikimedia project in such language! In fact, there are already several of them, some of middle size. But, despite their early entry to Wikimedia world, their role in the Wikimedia movement is still bit ambiguous and unclear.
In the lecture I am going to present the today situation on conlangs in Wikimedia environment (mostly as content language, not as a topic for content in another languages), their influence to wider Wikimedia community and possible paths to future.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="144">KuboF Hromoslav</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/ConLangs_in_Wikimedia%3A_From_dreams_to_reality">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11032">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>QUIPU: Quechua Language based Knowledge Graph</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Quechua has been spoken in various countries of South America since the Inca empire was founded (i.e. more than 600 years ago). Nowadays, more than 12 million people speak Quechua around the world and the recent census in Peru has shown an increasing  0.4% in favour of Quechua speakers.
On the one hand, there is an effort by the governments like Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador to promote the Quechua as a spoken language (at least they are trying) by producing Movies, TV shows, Newspapers, Documentaries which have the Quechua as the original language.
On the other hand, There is an increasing number of digital illiteracy that affects old people in those countries, specifically the Quechua speakers. And nobody is taking care of them.
with QUIPU we are trying to create a knowledge graph that can preserve as much as possible all the Quechua knowledge in a structured format.
[[Category:2019:Languages submissions]]
&lt;nowiki&gt; &lt;/nowiki&gt;Which has a lot of advantages. For instance, it is possible to create a dictionary in Quechua language using the current Quechua wiktionary (&lt;nowiki&gt;https://qu.wiktionary.org/&lt;/nowiki&gt;), create multimedia content using Quechua-Wikipedia (&lt;nowiki&gt;https://qu.wikipedia.org/&lt;/nowiki&gt;), as well as, it is possible to use all those structured data for creating chatbots (using &lt;nowiki&gt;https://dialogflow.com/&lt;/nowiki&gt;) and help old people to keep updated regarding new technologies.
Of course, it is not a straight forward task, but there are possibilities to save our culture and bring equality right to indigenous communities.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="145">Elwin Huaman</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/QUIPU%3A_Quechua_Language_based_Knowledge_Graph">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11193">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>The difficulties of Wikipedias in languages that are not taught in school</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>There are many African language Wikipedias. But some of these languages are not taught in school and many of the speakers do not know how to write them correctly. This poses a problem. It is especially a problem for Wikipedia if the correct spelling is essential to the understanding of written text. 2 Wikipedias that face this challenge are the Wikipedia in Yoruba and the Wikipedia in Twi. We will show what efforts are made to maintain quality standards in the correct use of the languages in these Wikipedias.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="146">Zita Ursula Zage</person>
<person id="147">Gereon Kalkuhl</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/The_difficulties_of_Wikipedias_in_languages_that_are_not_taught_in_school">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11064">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Why indigenous languages matter more (now) and what we can do for them</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Half of the world's languages are estimated to die in a century's time. Indigenous languages are under serious threat in the most linguistically diverse regions like India where 250 languages died in just 50 years. When the information and contribution of indigenous speakers are missing from the knowledge commons, the imminent threat of neo-colonization of the Internet might lead to a situation where a vast majority of world's minority languages will be wiped off forever.
UNESCO has identified 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) to educate people all over the world about preserving and helping grow the use of languages that are in danger. What can Wikimedians really do to bring more indigenous speakers as contributors and grow open knowledge repositories in the respective languages? The answer is probably complicated as many indigenous languages might not be viable to start a Wikipedia Incubator because of the lack of reliable content or adequate technical resources to contribute online. But where do we start from?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="60">Subhashish Panigrahi</person>
<person id="148">Anass Sedrati</person>
<person id="149">Kristen Tcherneshoff</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Why_indigenous_languages_matter_more_%28now%29_and_what_we_can_do_for_them">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13006">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Australian Indigenous language on Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Noongarpedia, a project started in 2014 to create the first Australian Indigenous language Wikipedia. Ingrid Cumming was one the key researchers on the project this talk will take you through the challenges of working with an oppressed community where its people were consider fauna, where children were forcibly removed from the parents to "breed the black out". Ingrid is herself a Nyungar women, having learnt culture and language as she grew up under the shadows of that system. With Noongarpedia Ingrid was able to both explore her heritage and share Noongarpedia with students aged from 5 years in primary schools, to teenagers, and with University students. Drop in, learn about the project, how it addressed cultural concerns and traditions while getting nys.wikipedia into the incubator, share you're expereinces and help it take the big leap to it own project.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="150">Ingrid Cumming</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Australian_Indigenous_language_on_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9633">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Wikidata in your language</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>From the beginning, Wikidata has been conceived as a real multilingual website where label and description can be translated and made available in 438+ languages. It is a wonderful site to have a good and up-to-date description of an item in these languages.
Data from Wikidata can be used to fill infoboxes in articles and have up-to-date information. It is specially interesting for minority languages with small communities. The problem is that if the item has no description in this language in Wikidata, it will appear as "Qxxxxxx" in Wikipedia and won't be explicit for the readers.
Another part of the problem is that people from minority languages communities may find difficult to contribute in Wikidata as there are few descriptions and properties written in their own language.
The purpose of this presentation is to present tools that can be easily used to translate
[[Category:2019:Languages submissions]]
labels or descriptions ([[toolforge:wikidata-terminator/#/|Wikidata Terminator]], VIP's Label...). Simple queries using [https://query.wikidata.org/ Query Service] and [[toolforge:quickstatements/#/|QuickStatements]] will also be presented. The last part of the presentation will explain how the interface can be translated using [https://translatewiki.net/ Translatewiki]. The presentation will be about 15 to 20 minutes.After the presentation of these tools, the second part of the session will be a workshop where contributors will be invited to train in their own language. Workshop part will a least be 30 to 40 minutes.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="151">Pymouss</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Wikidata_in_your_language">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10934">
<start>14:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Wikidata Infoboxes</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikidata can be used in infoboxes to quickly give a summary of a topic in any supported language. This workshop will cover how they work, and how they can be implemented in different language projects, based on the Wikidata Infobox (and its various components) that is currently used in categories on Wikimedia Commons.
This submission is a follow-up to a series of sessions at previous Wikimanias:
*[[wm2018:Program/How wikidata infoboxes can help bridge content and language gaps]]
*[[wm2017:Wikidata and infoboxes]]
*[[wm2016:Critical issues presentations/Wikidata in Wikipedia]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="62">Mike Peel</person>
<person id="152">Deryck Chan</person>
<person id="153">RexxS</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Wikidata_Infoboxes">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10895">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Wikidata lexemes</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikidata lexemes have been growing since 2018.
We are able to define words, their inflections, meanings and many other "metadata" about them.
There are a few tools which we can use both for entry of Wikidata lexemes and for browsing and using the entered data.
There may be a lack of lexicographic resources with appropriate licenses.
Possibly there is also a lack of coordination across language compared to "normal" Wikidata.
What are our opportunities and problems in Wikidata lexemes?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="154">Finn Årup Nielsen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Wikidata_lexemes">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11208">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>LinguaLibre</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wiktionaries are textually documenting languages. The number of items documented is already in the hundreds thousands to millions, depending on Wiktionaries. Yet, languages, words, expressions, spontaneously include orality which is poorly represented. We here want to record languages vocabulary at large scales, in an easy and quick fashion (the [[En:Wiki Wiki Shuttle|wiki-wiki way]]). LinguaLibre.fr was create for this purpose : massive and rapid audio recording. The tool has 3 strategic objectives :
# record to document, study, teach, '''protect minority languages''', thus preserving access to pools of traditional human knowledge
# record to ease '''macro languages learning''' and access to higher, world class educations
# record to ease the '''creation of text to speech systems''', which helps populations with sight issues to better access knowledge.
After one year of action and 150,000+ recordings, we would like to spread the word of this interesting and impactful tool.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="155">Hugo Lopez</person>
<person id="156">Lucas</person>
<person id="157">Mahuton Possoupe</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/LinguaLibre.fr/Computer">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11204">
<start>17:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Luganda Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[[Category:2019:Languages submissions]]
pany Orange.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="158">Paulina Bäckström</person>
<person id="159">Caroline Gunnarsson</person>
<person id="160">Dan Frendin</person>
<person id="161">Paul Kiguba</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Luganda_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Tu (B497)">
<event id="10208">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Open Data to tackle corruption in the Nordic-Baltic Region</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>''[Note from Space Leaders: this proposal was sent in via email - we are copying it to the Wiki for transparency]''
Corruption is widely regarded as low in Sweden but the country currently lacks the data that could back such a claim. In particular, there is little information available to understand and analyse the links between elected individuals and between them and private interest groups. During the session, we would like to discuss the potential for making such analysis easier by using Wikidata and the power of linked structured data to import existing datasets (published by the Swedish government) and enrich them with additional data. This would facilitate the monitoring of conflicts of interest, political careers and professionalisation of elected officials in Sweden and allow international comparisons thanks the standard data structures of Wikidata. A similar project has already started in France, by Code for France in partnership with the project EveryPolitician from mySociety.
Currently OKS and Transparency International are working on a follow up to [https://delna.lv/en/2018/11/22/new-publication-open-data-and-the-fight-against-corruption-in-latvia-sweden-and-finland/ "Open Data and the Fight Against Corruption" (2018 - available at link)]. The report will be out by the end of 2019.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="162">Alina Ostling</person>
<person id="163">Toni Mickiewicz</person>
<person id="164">Antonio Greco</person>
<person id="165">Pierre Mesure</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology/Open_Data_to_tackle_corruption_in_the_Nordic-Baltic_Region">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9109">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Wikidata and Health: Current situation and perspectives</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Created in 2012, Wikidata has evolved as a high-scale structured ontological database representing the sum of all human knowledge due to its ability of represent all kinds of information in form of triples. Due to its characteristics, Wikidata has an increasing diversity of use cases including health support. In this panel, we will introduce Wikidata as a useful resource for medicine through the explanation of its data model and statistical analysis of the medical entities, labels, descriptions and relations provided by the database. Then, we will give an overview of how Wikidata's medical knowledge can be used and processed for a variety of purposes such as clinical decision support, biomedical data integration and semantic interoperability between biomedical computer systems. Finally, we will propose PubMed-based bibliometric-enhanced information retrieval methods to ameliorate the quality of medical information in Wikidata and discuss their efficiency.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="166">Houcemeddine Turki</person>
<person id="167">Mina Theofilatou</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Wikidata_and_Health%3A_Current_situation_and_perspectives">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13289">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>WikiJournal</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Created in 2014, [[Wikiversity:WikiJournal|WikiJournal]] publishes a set of open-access, peer-reviewed academic journals with no publishing costs to authors. Its goal is to provide free, quality-assured knowledge. Secondly, it aims to bridge the Academia-Wikipedia gap by enabling expert contributions in the traditional academic publishing format to improve Wikipedia content. It started with [[Wikiversity:WikiJournal of Medicine|WikiJournal of Medicine]] in 2014.
&lt;br&gt;In this session I will make a presentation about the project, as well as current developments of it. Notably, there is a drive to develop this project into a separate sister project of Wikimedia Foundation (See [[Meta:WikiJournal]]).</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="168">Mikael</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/WikiJournals">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="15297">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:00</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Wikipedian in Residence working with Health Technology Assessments</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="169">Carl Fredrik Sjöland</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Wikipedian_in_Residence_working_with_Health_Technology_Assessments">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11067">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Addressing knowledge equity in cultural heritage projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The principle of knowledge equity is now secured in our movement’s strategic direction. But what does that mean for wikimedians in practical, day-to-day terms? How do we apply the principles of knowledge equity to our work?
If it means strategically shifting the focus of our work, how do we make those decisions collectively and transparently? Given that we all have limited capacity, might we have to prioritise collaborations with marginalised communities over large powerful institutions? What if we are dependent on those powerful institutions for funding…? Are there ways we can address the interests of those institutions and work towards knowledge equity at the same time?  
For those of us who already run dedicated projects that centre specific marginalised communities and knowledges: What have we learned? Can we identify some best practices?
We would like to gather together folks from the movement interested in figuring this out together. We will share experiences and challenges, successes and failures. Whilst we don’t expect to solve this problem in one wikimania session we will try to gather some strategies and make connections as a starting point for further exploration.
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[[Category:2019:Accepted diversity submissions]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="170">Lucy Patterson</person>
<person id="171">Åsa Paaske Gulbrandsen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Addressing_knowledge_equity_in_cultural_heritage_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="12931">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Strategy to improve public health content in Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>'''Multi-component strategy to improve public health content on Wikipedia'''
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18xAR_mQx7_W8P3byDSPor9XnsPuDLGts8MLDCA1EROM/edit?usp=sharing
Having recognized the Wikimedia Foundation free knowledge projects as important platforms to share research findings with the public, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, adopted a multi-component strategy to improve the health content shared on Wikipedia. This approach (described in https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2018/07/23/osh-wikipedia/) includes:
* Contracting Wikipedians-in-Residence.
* Coordination with NIOSH staff to identify priorities and contribute to strategic planning of the activities geared to improving occupational safety and health content into Wikimedia.
* Contributing data, public domain training materials and videos to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.
* Providing training and support to staff, so researchers and interns can edit themselves or create new pages
* Creating the WikiProject_Occupational_Safety_and_Health
* Connecting Wikipedians with NIOSH resources
* Organizing local and global events and campaigns on specific topics and
* Partnering with university graduate and training programs in adopting the platform developed by the Wiki Education Foundation so that students are assigned to add content specific to the subject matter of the course they are taking to Wikipedia. NIOSH researchers and Wikipedians-in-Residence offer an extra layer of support to articles related to occupational safety and health.
Information on a wide range of occupational health topics were covered through our efforts, which were detailed in a series of NIOSH Science Blogs and by a WikiEducation Foundation Blog.  The level of commitment from our partners was exceptional, particularly because Wikimedia platforms offer more detailed metrics than we can obtain elsewhere. Beyond the number of views, one can also learn about the topics that interest students, as well as the public in general. We will also share lessons learned through our continuously evolving approach.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="172">TMorata</person>
<person id="173">John Sadowski</person>
<person id="174">Max Lum</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/NIOSH">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9620">
<start>14:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>A meta-search engine for science</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>''Evidence-based practice in healthcare is changing:''in the past, clinicians’ knowledge was primarily learned through formal education, and recollected in the clinical-encounter. Now, knowledge is being externally sourced; the clinician accesses it with their smartphone and appropriates it at the ‘point-of-care’. The advantage of accessing information in this manner is that:
# A greater quantity of information is available;
# This information does not suffer from recall-inaccuracy;
# This information reflects the latest research evidence;
# ''This information can be leveraged to answer the ‘unknowns’ of daily-practice.''
The essentiality of information in healthcare and the transformation in how it is being synthesised by clinicians and patients alike is evidenced by the fact that 280 million health-related searches are made on Google per day, with Wikipedia frequently
[[Category:2019:Health submissions]]
listed as one of the top results.
Presently, clinicians utilise a variety of information databases (such as Wikipedia and the Cochrane library) and search engines (such as Google Scholar and PubMed) to identify scientific information that is relevant to their information-needs. However, therate at which healthcare information is being produced has meant that clinicians have significant difficulty keeping up with new developments in their field of practice.
It is now possible to expedite information retrieval using machine learning and text-mining techniques, which aggregate multiple information resources and provide a synthesized summary for the clinician, thus fulfilling their ‘information-needs’.
‘SciScanner’ (www.sciscanner.com) is a free, web-based meta-search engine developed by a team of researchers from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in University College Dublin. SciScanner centralises the most commonly accessed online health-information resources, including Wikipedia, Pubmed and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on one platform, synthesizing healthcare evidence and presenting it in accordance with the expectations of the ‘digital native’.
The proposed session will involve a ‘lightning talk’ demonstration of the SciScanner system, with a view to garnering feedback about how it be improved, and whether there is scope for collaboration with the Wikipedia community.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="175">Cailbhe Doherty</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/A_meta-search_engine_for_science%3A_combining_Wikipedia_with_Pubmed%2C_Cochrane_and_YouTube_to_fulfil_%E2%80%98information_needs%E2%80%99_in_healthcare.">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9632">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Improving discovery of medical journal articles</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikipedia is a summary of reliable sources which editors identify and cite. One part of the Wikipedia editorial process is identifying high quality publications and recommending them for inclusion into relevant Wikipedia articles. The general name for this is "research discovery", which is the identification of existing research to improve writing.
In 2018-19 there have been technological, content, and social changes in the Wikimedia platform which promise to change the way that Wikipedia editors find research. Furthermore, the improvements in source discovery which would benefit Wikipedia are applicable to anyone's research process. Using medical literature as an example, this presentation will review the current state of practice, then profile new developments in from a machine learning pilot with Cochrane, the WikiCite project, and the Scholia interface.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="176">Lane Rasberry</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Improving_discovery_of_medical_journal_articles">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9475">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>MEDRS - bulwark or barrier?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The English Wikipedia has additional sourcing guidelines that apply to biomedical information. These guide editors to use higher quality sourcing than is required for other kinds of information on Wikipedia. This session will discuss the rationale and background behind the [[:en:WP:MEDRS]] guidance, and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of raised sourcing requirements for medical topics on Wikipedia.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<persons>
<person id="153">RexxS</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/MEDRS_-_bulwark_or_barrier%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13072">
<start>17:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Discussion with the board of WikiProject Med Foundation</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Health</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>As another Wikimania comes to a close, this is a chance for all of us to have an open discussion of our future and were we want to try to go next.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>health</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHealth/Open_discussion_of_the_future_of_WPMEDF">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" panel="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Ostrom (D307)">
<event id="13680">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Big Open partnerships at national level</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="177">Maja Bogataj</person>
<person id="178">Peter Leth</person>
<person id="179">Rachmat Wahidi</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Big_Open_partnerships_at_national_level">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13775">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Frameworks for Free Knowledge Partnerships</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="180">Christian Friedrich</person>
<person id="181">Christer Gundersen</person>
<person id="182">Tgr</person>
<person id="183">Mayo Fuster Morrel</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Frameworks_for_Free_Knowledge_Partnerships">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13781">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Case studies of partnerships</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="184">Lucy Cromption-Reid</person>
<person id="8">TJ Bliss</person>
<person id="185">Itzik Edir</person>
<person id="186">Michal Lester</person>
<person id="187">Sailesh Patnaik</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Case_studies_of_partnerships">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13786">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Reflections on partnerships:</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="188">William Beutler</person>
<person id="189">John Cummings</person>
<person id="190">Farhad Fatkullin</person>
<person id="191">Andrew Lih</person>
<person id="192">David McEddy,</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Reflections_on_partnerships">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Ebadi (D315)">
<event id="10993">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>What we are advocating for and why</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This discussion sessions seeks to build off the Wiki Public Policy workshop conducted in Madrid in June 2019 by looking at what our priorities should be and gain a better understanding of them. Even if we 'know' what we want (like freedom of Panorama or Fair Use) it is always good to review these objectives, discuss them, gain greater collective clarity on them, and see if there are any other issues (such as censorship for example) that we should be aware of. Also should we adopt a system for prioritising advocacy causes and what should that system look like? These are the issues that we will discuss. At a minimum this will have the benefit/core objective of giving us as a group clarity on what we are all after and why. The why is always important when trying to explain to people why we are advocating for X, Y and Z.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="193">Douglas Scott</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/what_we_are_advocating_for_and_why">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10228">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Internet is for the people - the future we want</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="194">Natalia Mileszyk</person>
<person id="195">Alek Tarkowski</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/_Internet_is_for_the_people_-_the_future_we_want">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11077">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Shrinking Spaces for Civil Society on the Web: Wikipedia blocks in Turkey and China</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In the last years civil society organizations have been facing more difficulties to perform their activities in different countries. “Shrinking spaces” is a term used to describe a complex set of attempts to restrict these activities, mostly carried out by state actors. They include administrative measures, such as strong bureaucratic barriers for an office installation and for the obtainment of a professional visa, or disproportionate tax control and restrictions to international funding. Besides that, many NGOs are having their gatherings controlled and their volunteers and staff are suffering psychological and physical threats, being often criminalised or imprisoned without a substantiated legal justification. This all happens accompanied by rumors and fake news to discredit the organizations’ work.
Shrinking spaces can also be found on the web. Civil society organizations involved in digital transformation are equally affected by this phenomenon. Wikipedia for examp
[[Category:2019:Advocacy submissions]]
le, the largest Wikimedia project, has been blocked in Turkey in all languages editions since 2017. The same has happened several times to the online encyclopedia in China since 2008. Today, the access to Wikipedia in China is blocked in all languages. Other organizations, like Amnesty International and Reporters without Borders frequently go through similar blocks and restrictions in different countries. Another variant is open or covert influence by state actors on the content level, exploiting open community structures to bias content towards government interests. This, for example, has occurred in Russia, where state orchestrated editing tries to influence open knowledge projects towards more reflecting the official interpretation especially regarding present-day political events and “national” history.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="196">Andressa Barp Seufert</person>
<person id="197">Bernd Fiedler</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Shrinking_Spaces_for_Civil_Society_on_the_Web%3A_Wikipedia_blocks_in_Turkey_and_China">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10950">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Defending heritage through free knowledge: the importance of Wikimedia projects against cultural predation</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="198">Pepe Flores</person>
<person id="199">Iván Martínez</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Defending_heritage_through_free_knowledge%3A_the_importance_of_Wikimedia_projects_against_cultural_predation">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10323">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Digital Security 101</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="200">Sukhbir Singh</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Digital_Security_101">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13057">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Advocacy Lightning Talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[[2019:Advocacy/The Big Open (... for suggestions)|The Big Open (...for suggestions)]], John Weitzmann (WMDE)
[[2019:Advocacy/Total Blackout: How Political Activism Challenges the Neutral Point of View|Total Blackout: How Political Activism Challenges the Neutral Point of View]], XanonymusX
[[2019:Advocacy/How Wikimedia projects can deal with Patriotism within its community?|How can Wikimedia projects deal with Patriotism within its community?]], Liang-chih ShangKuan (WMTW)
Content Moderation, Casey Tilton
[[2019:Advocacy/Non-Partisan vs. Normalisation - Should we interact with elected extremists?|Non-Partisan vs. Normalisation - Should we interact with elected extremists?]], John Weitzmann (WMDE)
[[2019:Advocacy/How does China see Wikipedia? Debunk China's internet censorship|How does China see Wikipedia? Debunk China's internet censorship]], Enming Yan &amp; Boyu Zhang
''This schedule may change prior to Wikimania. Please check back on this page for updates.''
&lt;br /&gt;
[[category:2019:Advocacy submissions]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="201">John Weitzmann</person>
<person id="202">XanonymusX</person>
<person id="203">Liang-chih Shang Kuan</person>
<person id="106">Casey Tilton</person>
<person id="204">Enming Yan</person>
<person id="205">Boyu Zhang</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Advocacy_Lightning_Talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10295">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Rethinking public sector data ecosystems - Open Government Data, Semantic MediaWiki and Wikidata</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In the session the question will be discussed how data from the public sector is generated and made publicly available. Very often, cumbersome processes are in place until finally data (e. g. from official statistics) reach Wikipeda. Often this is done through publication in Open Government Data portals and voluntary efforts to add official data as source in Wikidata.
In the talk, a redesign of the ecosystem of how public sector data is generated, distributed and made available will be presented, facilitating Semantic MediaWiki as data tool. The relation to Wikidata/Wikibase, Open Governmen Data portals and official statistics will be discussed.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="206">Bernhard Krabina</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Rethinking_public_sector_data_ecosystems_-_Open_Government_Data%2C_Semantic_MediaWiki_and_Wikidata">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11089">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>Wiki- ... who? Brands, Titles and Representation in policy matters</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Recently, at the first Wikimedia Workshop on Public Policy (W2P2) in Madrid, it was discussed how public policy people in the movement handle titles, denominations, brands and so on when it comes to political communication. It seems notorious that people and organisations outside the Wikiverse misunderstand who can speak for whom within the Wikimedia movement, or sometimes even actively disregard that if that suits their needs. This also relates to the suggested re-branding of the Wikimedia Foundation to the “Wikipedia Foundation” (with branding implications also for the other organisations and structures in the movement).
In this session we want to continue the Madrid discussion and as some tough questions like: Is there a separate Wikimedia Movement, distinct from the communities of Wikipedia, Commons and the other projects? And if so, where’s the dividing line and what are the connections? And what does it all mean for our communication in public policy matters?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="201">John Weitzmann</person>
<person id="207">Lilli Iliev</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Wiki-_..._who%3F_Brands%2C_Titles_and_Representation_in_policy_matters">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9110">
<start>17:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Ebadi (D315)</room>
<title>EU Copyright Directive Transposition Bootshop</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Advocacy</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>''If you want to gain insight into the details of the text and learn what free knowledge can gain or lose from it during the national copyright reforms that it will trigger, then this bootshop is a definite benchmark in your Wikimania schedule!''
''NB: A bootshop is funnier than a workshop, but shorter than a bootcamp.''</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>advocacy</space>
<persons>
<person id="208">Teresa Nobre</person>
<person id="209">Dimi Dimitrov</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AAdvocacy/Copyright_Directive_Transposition_Bootshop">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Lessing (D499)">
<event id="10924">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Let's Talk about Campaigns and Contests</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Community Growth</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Various communities around the world have been using campaigns/contests as a strategy to quantitatively or qualitatively improve the content on Wikimedia projects while also strengthening community bonds and organizer capacity. These campaigns range widely: they can be media focused like [[:Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments|Wiki Loves Monuments]], Wikipedia article focused like [[:m:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018|CEE Spring]] and [[:m:Wikipedia Asian Month|Wikipedia Asian Month]], [[:m:The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref|#1lib1ref]]-style micro-contribution events, Wikidata and SVG label translatathons, or [[:m:Wikisource Proofreading contests|Wikisource Proofreading contests]]. Moreover, campaigns like [http://www.artandfeminism.org/campaign/ Art+Feminism] and [[:m:Whose Knowledge?/VisibleWikiWomen|VisibleWikiWomen]] and monthly micro-campaign projects like [[:en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red|Women-in-Red]] consistently support the growth of more diverse and representative content from around the world. However, learning how to run campaigns as both meta-organizers and local coordinators is incredibly complicated and requires a wide range of skills.
This sessions aims to be a workshop on understanding the support that community members need for designing and running campaigns and contests as well as capturing experiences of organizing them. By learning from shared experience and better understanding the community’s priorities for supporting these kinds of activities, we hope to better inform WMF documentation and support efforts during the following year.
The session will primarily be a breakout-group center workshop: after sharing initial framing prompts and questions, we will be guiding separate breakout groups based on different kinds of campaigns that participants have organized/participated in, as well as for participants who haven’t organized or participated in a campaign/contest.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="79">Alex Stinson</person>
<person id="72">Satdeep Gill</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ACommunity_Growth/Let%27s_Talk_about_Campaigns_and_Contests">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9546">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Mapping the gender gap: Testimonies from the Indian Wikimedia community</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>According to the 2012 WMF survey, only 3% of Wikipedia editors from India were women &lt;ref&gt;https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/04/27/nine-out-of-ten-wikipedians-continue-to-be-men/&lt;/ref&gt;. However, as a Cisco forecast in 2017 suggested, internet penetration in India is projected to increase sharply by 2021, from 28% to 59% of the population; which means that more women are likely to access to the internet and subsequently to Wikipedia &lt;ref&gt;https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/internet-users-in-india-to-double-by-2021-says-cisco-4696154/&lt;/ref&gt;. In this context, it is even more important to understand the motives for Indian women to contribute to Wikipedia, the barriers faced by them and the consequences thereof.
This talk intends to present a preliminary ethnographic study addressing the issue of gender gap, featuring narratives of Wikipedians from India (with focus on women contributors). The aim of this study is to trace their motivations for contributing to Wikipedia, barriers to their participation and measures taken (and suggested) for bridging the gender gap. Our academic work is intended as a pilot study on gender mapping in the Indian context, we employed qualitative methods for data collection and used a semi-structured questionnaire for the interviews. Respondents were chosen from various academic backgrounds and age groups, different regions of India, contributing to different language versions, active Wikipedians as well as ones who have stopped contributing. At this stage, we have carried out seventeen interviews to make sense of the motivations to contribute, as well as to understand their perceptions of gender bias on Indian Wikipedia space. Our findings relate strongly to the issues that emerged from the 2017 gender mapping study on Wikimedia &lt;ref&gt;https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gender_Diversity_Mapping&lt;/ref&gt; and also point out unique Indian problems which create barriers for women’s participation, and what is being done (and can be done) to bridge these gaps.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="210">Anwesha Chakraborthy</person>
<person id="211">Netha Hussain</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Mapping_the_gender_gap%3A_Testimonies_from_the_Indian_Wikimedia_community">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="7816">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Bridging the gender gap with Wiki Loves Campaigns</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This panel would be based on different wiki projects that are aimed at bridging the gender gap and encourage women leadership and empowerment along with enriching online content about gender, including, gender issues, LGBT biographies, gender laws, marriage laws for different genders in different countries, etc. How a partnership between different Wiki Communities, affiliates, and movement partners can be used to decolonize the internet.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="96">Rupika Sharma</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Bridging_the_gender_gap_with_Wiki_Loves_Campaigns">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10809">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Interwiki Women Collaboration, a cross-wiki global campaign</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The session aims to share experiences from different affiliates (cultural diversity) from countries and different continents (geographical diversity) that speak various languages - Italian, Armenian, Spanish, French, Arabic (language diversity). A case use of collaboration to improve women biographies (gender diversity) in Wikipedia and involve partners (GLAM &amp; Education). It is also a way to share tools (Dashboard tool) that helps to take care about metrics registeing participation, written articles, number of edits etc.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="212">Camelia Boban</person>
<person id="213">Arminé Aghayan</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Interwiki_Women_Collaboration%2C_a_cross-wiki_global_campaign">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9876">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>AfroCROWD at the United Nations and in the International Community</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>AfroCROWD i.e. Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) is an outreach initiative and Wikimedia User Group which seeks to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements among potential editors of African descent. Since its launch during Black Wiki History Month in 2015, AfroCROWD has sensitized thousands in its target audience about free culture crowdsourcing and the need to close the multicultural and gender gaps in Wikipedia. AfroCROWD has also held monthly multilingual editathons in partnership with cultural institutions, galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAM) and many others.
[[Category:2019:Diversity submissions]]
[[Category:2019:Accepted diversity submissions]]
During this presentation, we will begin by discussing the reason behind the initiative (now user group) and talk about our work within the international context. AfroCROWD has organized or participated in several initiatives at the United Nations. As recently as March, our, for example, AfroCROWD's Program and Outreach Director, Sherry Antoine, was invited to speak at a UN event concerning women and the digital divide. AfroCROWD has also partnered with non-governmental organizations, grassroots initiatives, universities and other groups within the Wikimedia community for international events combining efforts related to diversity and inclusion.
During this session, we will talk about what we have learned from these experiences and share them with participants. We hope it will be an interactive and useful event.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="214">Sherry Antoine</person>
<person id="215">Linder Fletcher</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/AfroCROWD_at_the_United_Nations_and_in_the_International_Community%3A_How_to_Develop_Global_Wikipedia_Partnerships_for_Diversity_and_Inclusion">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10921">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>The gender gap and me</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This is a true story about me, and how I started editing in Wikipedia, dealt with my fears and tried to forget my concerns.
At first, I knew nothing about Wikipedia, editing, creating new values or anything related to that. I joined a WikiWomen local program in order to start and understand. At first, I knew no one and when I made it to some wipediains meetings or events, I felt that it is me and a room full of men (well actually, that what it was). Today I am part of the leading team in Israel and we are trying to encourage more women to be an active editors.
We have a local, small but in growing, facebook group and we are having monthly meetings for women.
In that group, I initiated a weekly column called "what have I done for Wikimedia project this year?" in which I share my weekly contribution to women writing in Wikipedia and inviting the women in the group to share what they did, new articles they wrote, etc.
Last June, we had an edit-a-thon, that focused on women in psychology, in Tel-Aviv main city library. More than 20 women came to edit, around 15 new articles were created, and many edits were done.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="216">Laliv Gal</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Me_and_the_gender_gap">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10209">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Experience makes the difference in improving gender equality in Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The WikiGap campaign’s intention is to reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia and hopefully make more women interested in editing encyclopedic articles. By highlighting prominent women in Wikipedia, the possibilities for an increased gender aware society in general are also improved.
The guiding question for the workshop is “How do we get an increased commitment during WikiGap based on the experiences we gained when we worked with the campaign in 2018 and 2019?”
The structure of the workshop will look like this:
;Part one.
An initial presentation of WikiGap, will be held by Lina Eidmark from Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and John Andersson representing Wikimedia Sverige. Lina and John will also clarify and highlight the connection between the Sustainable development goals and WikiGap.
;Part two
Two or more organizers of a WikiGap event, and perhaps one of the participants from the WikiGap Challenge, will share their experience from the campaign and eventually the Challenge.
;Part three.
We will collect the experiences from the whole assembly of how it was to organize WikiGap events and how they think they could have succeed even better. They will work with the following questions in groups:
* Please identify and present: What are the most important success factors and challenges that you experienced during 2018 and 2019? Why where they success or challenges?
* Do you think it would be a good idea expanding the campaign to include groups other than women to increase their visibility on Wikipedia? Please motivate your answer.
* Do you believe that the online contest, the ''WikiGap Challenge'', was a good way to increase the interest and get an enduring commitment in the campaign? Why? Do you have any other suggestion?
The last part of the workshop will include a presentation made by the group members and a final summary about suggestions and experiences, led by Lina and John.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="217">Lina Eidmark</person>
<person id="76">John Andersson</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Experience_makes_the_difference_in_improving_gender_equality_in_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11062">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Diversity and sources</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="218">Sabine Rønsen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Diversity_and_sources">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="13005">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Lightning_talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10952">
<start>17:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Lessing (D499)</room>
<title>Integrating Wiki-Menstruation to Achieve the SDGs</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>While access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is central to proper menstrual hygiene management, the discussion, which explored the complex realities and potential solutions in Colombia, Kenya, and Nepal, highlighted that menstrual hygiene is also intrinsically linked to success across the SDGs. This is particularly the case for the SDGs related to education—including comprehensive sexual education—gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, child marriage, sustainable consumption, and economic opportunity, among others.
Despite the fact that 800 million women and girls menstruate every day, menstruation remains shrouded in silence and taboos. Women and girls lack dedicated, integrated services and information to menstruate in dignity, obstructed not only by lacking infrastructure—including the fact that one in three women live without a decent toilet—but also deeper challenges of gender norms, myths, and stigma.
The goal is to contribute to Wikipedia sites with more useful information for people seeking knowledge across the globe; as an online research and information site with a global reach. Wikipedia fits into our profile of affordable, accessible and broad-based education on menstrual hygiene and the need to change the narratives. The overriding purpose of which is to improve the conditions of women and girls in menstruation.
--&gt;To discuss progress on the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are inspired by Wikimania 2019 theme in Integrating Water, Sanitation, Health, and Gender Equality to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. While access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is central to proper menstrual hygiene management, the discussion, which explored the complex realities and potential solutions in Colombia, Sweden, Kenya, and Nepal, highlighted that menstrual hygiene is also intrinsically linked to success across the SDGs. This is particularly the case for the SDGs related to education—including comprehensive sexual education—gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, child marriage, sustainable consumption, and economic opportunity, among others. Despite the fact that 800 million women and girls menstruate every day, menstruation remains shrouded in silence and taboos. Women and girls lack dedicated, integrated services and information to menstruate in dignity, obstructed not only by lacking infrastructure—including the fact that one in three women live without a decent toilet—but also deeper challenges of gender norms, myths, and stigma.
Specifically, the five pillars that constitute this view are: '''that menstruation matter worldwide; that it matters to boys and men; that is matters in all areas of life; that is matters to equality; and that it is an issue of inclusion as a whole'''
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>diversity</space>
<persons>
<person id="219">Chaste Inegbedion</person>
<person id="220">Linda Fletcher</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Integrating_Wiki-Menstruation_to_Achieve_the_SDGs">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Alexievich (D416)">
<event id="9245">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Wikidata for Wikimedia Commons users, Wikidata for beginners</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This workshop is good for those who are active on Wikimedia Commons and are not aware of Wikidata, but also of those, who would like to get into the Wikidata itself.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="221">Jan Lochman</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Wikidata_for_Wikimedia_Commons_users%2C_Wikidata_for_beginners">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9538">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>The process of upload, disseminate and report a GLAM and how wikidatifying it improves it: a Brazilian experience</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>It seems to be true that the number of GLAM organizations releasing their collections under open access initiatives is increasing, and with that large volumes of data and files are being uploaded. There are enough challenges in that process itself, the modeling of information, the mix n’ match of data and images, deal with license policies etc; When all of that is finished, new challenges arise: How to disseminate that rich material in the Wiki projects? How to structure the data in a way that the community can participate in the GLAM? And not less important: When the project is finished, how to report it? How to measure the impact of the project?
The larger the GLAM institution, the more resources it has to overcome these challenges. Being working with different sizes of them, in this session I want to discuss some tools used in the projects I touched that help all sort of GLAMs to organize task forces in different wikis, measure and report the results; Also how Wikidata takes on the lead role in all of this process.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="89">Éder Porto</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/The_process_of_upload%2C_disseminate_and_report_a_GLAM_and_how_wikidatifying_it_improves_it%3A_a_Brazilian_experience">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11125">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Why do museums decide to open up their collections? </title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>A growing number of GLAM institutions and organisations have decided to provide open access to their digitised collections online. However, the quality of access and institutional policies differ across the world. Firstly, some GLAMs choose their own websites or tools as a primary and preferred source for those seeking their content, some contribute to bigger platforms or cooperate with Wikimedia and contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Among GLAMs that already decided to share their collections openly online, we can still find those who - for example - decide to charge users for access to high resolution images. To support our policy efforts aimed at improving access to open heritage collections worldwide and design informed and evidence-based training &amp; cooperation with GLAMs, Wikimedia’s Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU, in collaboration with Centrum Cyfrowe, conducted a study on museums’ business models across Europe.
This session will discuss the results of the study as well as the process of collecting data and challenges we have faced on the
[[Category:2019:GLAM submissions]]
way. It will focus on:
* presenting existing business models of museums across Europe identified within the study,
* discussing the main challenges museums and other GLAMs face when they try to create a business model for their own,
* identifying main challenges faced while collecting such data &amp; analysing it,
* identifying main barriers within institutions that prevent them from fully embracing openness.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="222">Aleksandra Janus</person>
<person id="223">Anna Mazgal</person>
<person id="224">Douglas McCarthy</person>
<person id="225">Dr. Karin Glasemann</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Why_do_museums_decide_to_open_up_their_collections%3F_Presenting_research_results_on_shared_open_heritage_%26_GLAMs_business_models">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11184">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>How to engage Wikimedia community and GLAM: Russian experience</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The task of this session is to figure out how to build a network of jurisdiction-based integrated registries and repositories and how to assemble all this information in Wikimedia projects. It seems that Russia was the first to launch the public domain/commons registry. Noosphere.ru is an integrated jurisdiction-based registry and reserve repository that has been built upon the network of Russian open repositories and banks of knowledge. The role of Wikimedia community was very important as Russian Wikimedia RU has started annual reports on new works in public domain commissioned by the Webpublishers Association. This will enable us to locate and emancipate immeasurable amount of knowledge and culture all over the world making it instantly available anywhere almost cost free.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="226">Ivan Zassoursky</person>
<person id="227">Nataliia Trishchenko</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/How_to_engage_Wikimedia_community_and_GLAM%3A_Russian_experience">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9302">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Bootstrapping the Worldwide Inventory of Heritage Institutions</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The goal of the “Sum of All GLAMs” project, carried out by the [http://wikimedianobrasil.org Wiki Movement Brazil] in cooperation with [https://glam.opendata.ch/ OpenGLAM CH] is the creation and maintenance of a '''worldwide inventory of heritage institutions''' based on Wikidata that:
# serves as a basis for various types of entries on Wikipedia and on Wikimedia Commons (infoboxes on various types of articles, etc.);
# is used beyond the realm of Wikimedia projects; and
# provides the foundation for the systematic description of heritage collections in Wikidata.
The project covers the following aspects:
* Ingesting data about heritage institutions from various countries (starting with Brazil and Switzerland, continuing with further countries from the OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey).
*Carrying out data cleansing tasks on Wikidata and addressing data modelling issues.
* Implementing Wikidata-driven infobox templates on various Wikipedias (providing visitor statistics to illustrate the impact).
* Developing model items in Wikidata regarding various types of heritage institutions.
* Getting institutions to complement their Wikidata entries (provision of instructions that will be developed in cooperation with heritage institutions).
* Inviting the Wikipedia community to write/translate Wikipedia articles about heritage institutions (online and by organizing edit-a-thons or similar events, involving both Wikipedians and members of the heritage community).
* Documenting and disseminating model projects to be rolled out in various countries and on different Wikipedia language versions (exchange with the FindingGLAMs project; documentation on Wikidata).
* Monitoring data completeness and data quality on Wikidata (country comparisons over time).
In order to bootstrap the inventory, a model project is currently implemented in Brazil that will be rolled out in other countries over the coming years. The session is primarily meant to facilitate this further implementation of the project. It is thus intended for people who would like to learn what to expect from the project, to provide feedback and to explore how they could join the effort.
'''The session consists of two parts:'''
In the '''first part''', the current state of implementation of the inventory will be presented, along with the model project that has been developed by the Wiki Movement Brazil in cooperation with OpenGLAM CH. Questions of clarification or understanding will be addressed.
In the '''second part''', we will hold a workshop where we will solicit inputs from the participants regarding their possible participation in the project. Group discussions will be held among varying contributor types (national coordinators; Wikidata contributors; GLAM representatives; etc.) who will be asked to brainstorm the success factors of their participation as well as possible challenges and how to address them.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="228">Beat Estermann</person>
<person id="76">John Andersson</person>
<person id="87">Giovanna Fontenelle</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Bootstrapping_the_Worldwide_Inventory_of_Heritage_Institutions">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10210">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>From a messy spreadsheet to Wikidata: start mass data uploads with OpenRefine</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In this workshop, we will get to know OpenRefine and QuickStatements as tools for working with (for example) GLAM data. Using a real-world example, we will go trough all the steps involved in a data upload:
* Getting to know the data: assessing its potential and preparing for problems.
* Loading and handling the data in OpenRefine.
* Data clean-up using transformations.
* Reconciliation: how to align what we have with what's already on Wikidata.
* Wikidata schema: shaping all sorts of data into familiar forms.
* Uploading: working with QuickStatements.
OpenRefine is a powerful and
[[Category:2019:GLAM submissions]]
flexible tool, and the workflow can be adapted to many different types of data, making it a great addition to a Wikimedian's skill set.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="57">Alicia Fagerving</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/From_a_messy_spreadsheet_to_Wikidata%3A_start_mass_data_uploads_with_OpenRefine">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10805">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Serbian Ministry of Culture supporting GLAM</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>We are aware that many chapters and affiliates have problem dealing with closed institutions, but we are willing to start a discussion about these matters, hear other experiences and share our outcomes and future plans.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="229">Filip Maljković</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Serbian_Ministry_of_Culture_supporting_GLAM">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10929">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Black Face: Strategies for missing images from art biographies and the ethics of WikiCommons</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Over the past year Black Lunch Table has hosted pop-up portrait studios in an effort to make WikiCommons more equitable. Through this initiative we invite professional photographers to take portraits of artists for WikiCommons.
'''How do we fill the gap in WikiCommons''' and visualize all human knowledge without repeating systematic bias and turning it into the racist coverage of an old National Geographic magazine?
For this presentation/workshop, we would
[[Category:2019:GLAM submissions]]
like to share the work that we are doing for WikiCommons as a user group focused on visibility of black artists as well as the politics of images, especially as it relates to open access licenses, copyright and authorship issues, and global post-colonial issues. The discussion will also relate to the ethics of archives/museum holdings, audio recording, documentary photography, photo contests, social media and crowdsourcing.
The second half of this presentation will include an open problem-solving '''charrette-style workshop''' where the audience is invited to strategize together for a more equitable WikiCommons.[[File:Derrick Adams, multidisciplanary artist (33398613818).jpg|thumb|Artist Derrick Adams, Brooklyn, NY at Black Lunch Table pop up photo studio.]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="230">Eliza Myrie</person>
<person id="231">Jina Valentine</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Black_Face%3A_Strategies_for_missing_images_from_art_biographies_and_the_ethics_of_WikiCommons">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14688">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="232">Manfred Moosleitner</person>
<person id="233">Marc Miquel</person>
<person id="234">Rupika Sharma,Emily I. Spratt</person>
<person id="235">Ana Gerlin Hernández Bonilla</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Lightning_talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11253">
<start>16:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>The Met Museum and New Frontiers in Wikidata engagement</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This past year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York embarked on an ambitious plan to work with Wikimedia content, becoming one of the few GLAM institutions employing two Wikimedians within the institution to work on its open access initiatives.
Richard Knipel, Wikimedian in residence and Andrew Lih, Wikimedia strategist, explain how The Met is leading the way in comprehensive linked open data contributions (and continuing synchronization) of The Met's diverse collections with Wikidata and how this is spurring new experiments such as using artificial intelligence techniques in computer vision and machine learning to help generate depiction metadata. This is the first known use of machine learning on a large scale to contribute content to Wikidata. They will explain the history of The Met Museum collaboration with the Wikimedia community and the ongoing strategy for working with updating Wikidata and Structured Data on Commons. They will also describe the design and implementation of a new Wikidata Distributed Game that led to more than 3,000 decisions about artwork depiction statements.
Among the topics discussed include:
* In 2018-2019, the Metropolitan Museum of Art entered the third year of its open access initiatives.
* A quick history of The Met Museum's contributions and activities with the Wikimedia community (See: [[:en:User:Pharos/Wikimania]])
* A number of challenges in the course of the project that would be instructive for other GLAM entities:
** Defining a scope of work around two collections - The Met highlights (~2,000 items) and the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (~8,000 items).
** Crafting tools and scripts to perform detailed analysis and synchronization of Wikidata's partial collections information against an institution's database or API
** Addressing inadequacies in Wikidata modeling of materials, genres of artwork, dates, and other categories
** Determining best practices with mapping controlled vocabularies from an institution to Wikidata taxonomies, such as using custom terms versus well-accepted but unwieldy standards like Getty AAT.
** Formulating best collaborative practices around Wikidata tools, such as Distributed Game, Mix-n-match and other interactive tools
** Generating new co-creative demonstrations to showcase the benefits of open access collaboration, such as using Wikidata Query and multimedia tools</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="236">Richard Knipel</person>
<person id="191">Andrew Lih</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/The_Met_Museum_and_New_Frontiers_in_Wikidata_engagement">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11031">
<start>16:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Alexievich (D416)</room>
<title>Institutional ingestion of Wikimedia Data: Trust, Tooling and Expectations</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Swedish National Heritage Board has facilitated a project during the spring of 2019* where three museums piloted the ingestion of data from Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. A survey was carried out before the pilots with GLAMs globally aiming to identify technical, trust/institutional, and quality barriers to data ingestion. The result of this survey and complementary interviews has guided the pilots executed during late spring.
Two of the pilots used Wikimedia Commons as a platform for targeted crowdsourcing campaigns. One campaign aimed to engage users in translations of image descriptions, while the other took advantage of Structured Data on Commons to invite users to add Depicts statements to images. The third pilot downloaded and ingested Wikidata authorities into their own collection management system.
After the campaigns and the data acquisition each institution performed quality reviews about ingesting data into their collection management systems.
Each pilot addressed a different data storage method in Wikimedia. One dealt with Wikitext, the second with Structured data on Commons and the third with Wikidata. This allowed us to choose the best strategies for access and tooling for each pilot.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>glam</space>
<persons>
<person id="237">Albin Larsson</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/Institutional_ingestion_of_Wikimedia_Data%3A_Trust%2C_Tooling_and_Expectations">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Alexievich (D416)"/>
</day>
<day index="3" date="2019-08-18">
<room name="Murad">
<event id="11071">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Increasing Wikimedia’s Readership: Advocating the change with SDG Goals</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Lack of name recognition challenges the Wikimedia movement's ability to invite new readers, contributors, and advocates to join our communities. If you don't know about Wikipedia, how can you use it, contribute to it, or advocate for it?
This session will have a presentation of the case studies of different projects from video campaigns, radio shows, online social media campaigns to offline billboard and rikshaw campaigns for improving Wikimedia readership by Foundation and Wikimedia communities. In the last few years, we did New Reader’s project in Mexico and a series of Inspire campaign projects by Wikimedia Community members in Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, India and Nepal.
The second part will be a panel discussion where we will invite the organizers of Inspire campaigns, New Reader project leads, experts from community Marketing experiments and social media campaign experts from projects like WLM.
The focus of the discussion would be on strategizing about the past, current and upcoming awareness and marketing campaigns as Sustainable Development Goals of increasing the readership of Wikimedia overcoming the challenges of the Wikimedia movement's ability to invite new readers, contributors, and advocates to join our communities.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="238">Zachary McCune</person>
<person id="96">Rupika Sharma</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Increasing_Wikimedia%E2%80%99s_Readership%3A_Advocating_the_change_with_SDG_Goals">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14867">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="233">Marc Miquel</person>
<person id="239">Chris Schilling</person>
<person id="240">Biplab Anand</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Lightening_Talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="12746">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Enhancing Awareness to the Gender Gap through EDUWiki</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>We will also discuss new opportunities to enhance the work done in this context and open the floor for "brainstorming" with the audience.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
<person id="82">Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight</person>
<person id="241">Anna Åberg</person>
<person id="242">Vassia Atanassova</person>
<person id="243">Justine Toms</person>
<person id="244">May Hashem</person>
<person id="15">Manavpreet Kaur</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Enhancing_Awareness_to_the_Gender_Gap_through_EDUWiki">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10176">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Coolest projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>GLAM</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>A bird's-eye view of a selection of the coolest projects of the Wikimedia Chapters in the past year (2018 - Mid 2019).
The lecture is aimed at inspiring the attendees of Wikimania by showing the creativity and community work from all over the world, by transferring the enthusiasm and ideas presented to other communities.
A presentation during which attendees will learn about the most interesting and successful projects run by Wikimedia Chapters, followed by a vote on the coolest project, and choosing the coolest project for 2018.
Wikimedia Chapters run awesome projects and programmes, all year long. Most of which, attendees have never heard about. Just like in 2011 - 2017 the lecture will present an overview of the coolest of these projects. The overview includes topics as: tips on running a successful project and pitfalls to avoid; how to obtain funds for the project; target groups or goals (see how such projects can assist in expanding the wiki community), sharing lessons learnt and the outcome of each presented project.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="245">Deror Avi</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGLAM/coolest_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="90004">
<start>14:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Murad</room>
<title>Hackathon Showcase</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Hackathon</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="246">Rachel Farrand</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AHackathon/program%23Sunday%2C_August_18%3A_WIKIMANIA_HACKATHON_CLOSING_/_SHOWCASE">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" panel="yes" livestream="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Gbowee">
<event id="9371">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Wikisource Year in Review 2019</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wikisource year in Review</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Wikisource_Year_in_Review_2019">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14953">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Using transcribed content for community building and more...</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="247">Ankry</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Using_transcribed_content_for_community_building_and_not_only...">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="8090">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Sharing best practices among Wikisource communities</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session will provide the opportunity to share best practices adopted by different Wikisource communities with each other. Like other Wikimedia projects, Wikisource projects of different languages are also not equal in content, quality, editor base, problems etc. While some Wikisource communities are more experienced and mature, others are not. To attain equity, it is therefore a responsibility for mature projects to share their best practices, so that others don't have to re-invent the wheel again and again. This session will bring together different Wikisource community members to sit together and learn from each other, may be, this session will help to develop a common space for future interaction in an organized way, to serve this purpose.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="22">Bodhisattwa</person>
<person id="247">Ankry</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Sharing_best_practices_among_Wikisource_communities">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11261">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>A general annotation service</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Currently there are a wide variety of "annotations" performed on our content with a plethora of different ad-hoc tools, using either inline markup or a separate linked database. Inline markup can be an extension tag, template, specialized wikilink syntax, or a combination, such as [[mw:Citoid|citations]], [https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/ Semantic MediaWiki], and [[mw:Extension:Proofread_Page|Proofread Page]]. Annotations which have successfully been moved out of wikitext include [[mw:Interlanguage_links|interlanguage links]] and [[mw:Wikibase/Installation/Advanced_configuration#Mixing_Wikidata_and_local_interlanguage_links|Wikidata]]. Annotations performed on media resources include [[metawiki:Structured_Data_on_Commons|Structured Data on Commons]] and the [[mw:Extension:FileAnnotations|FileAnnotations extension]] (and [[phab:T146397#4451340|related projects]]).
This session discusses a general annotation service, for example [[:en:User:Cscott/Ideas/Amazing_Article_Annotations|Amazing Article Annotations]], as it could be applied to transcriptions. In particular, we would like to go through the specialized transcription tools one by one (OCR, [[mw:Extension:Proofread_Page|Proofread Page]], [[c:Commons:Timed_Text|Timed Text]], the [[c:Template:Inscription|Inscription]] template, [[mw:Content_translation|Content Translation]], etc) and determine to what degree they could be simplified and improved with a standard annotation service, built on the [https://www.w3.org/annotation/ W3C Annotation standard]. By moving the annotation out of wikitext syntax perhaps certain new features could also be made possible, which were previously held back by the desire not to bloat the original resource with transcription-specific markup. Further, a general annotation service can provide greater editing support by providing common editing tools and allowing annotations to remain anchored even when the resource is edited.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="43">C. Scott Ananian</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/A_general_annotation_service">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11210">
<start>12:45</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Subtitling the Chaos Communication Congress: An Experience Report</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>I have been part of the [https://c3subtitles.de c3subtitles] team that aims at creating high-quality transcripts for the conference recordings of the annual Chaos Communication Congress for the past few years. I will describe how we process recordings, which tools and infrastructure we use, and which challenges we encountered along the way.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="248">Akorenchkin</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Subtitling_the_Chaos_Communication_Congress%3A_An_Experience_Report">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10922">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Building Locally Relevant Knowledge with Wikisource</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>'''[[:en:Wikisource|Wikisource]]''' is the free library of public domain and freely licenced texts and in many contexts, it is often the only project that helps communities that use non-latin scripts in building locally relevant knowledge on the web. Even developed communities find great value in Wikisource because it provides annotated texts which contains interwiki links to various topics on different projects.
This session aims to be a conversation with Wikisource organizers from various communities (such as the Indic, Armenian and minority languages in Italy and France). The communities will be sharing how they are organizing their communities to support the use and contribution to Wikisource in their different contexts: from digitizing old works for Wikisource and organizing proofreading contests to encouraging Wikisource contribution in order to advance mother language learning.
We will be discussing what the major obstacles and opportunities for supporting new communities to contributing to the projects? What kinds of support would help them organize more contributors to the Wikisource community? What are their biggest achievements so far? How should we encourage other communities to digitize their knowledge through Wikisource?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="249">SGill (WMF)</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Building_Locally_Relevant_Knowledge_with_Wikisource">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="15335">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Gbowee</room>
<title>Wrap-up (closing session)</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Transcription</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Wrap-up session to close the Transcription space track, to share and review together the important and remarkable subjects of the previous sessions, the open issues and remarks.
It is also the moment for the final questions and to make some proofreading of the Etherpad [[2019:Session notes|session notes]].</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>transcription</space>
<persons>
<person id="250">VIGNERON</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATranscription/Wrap-up">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Curie">
<event id="15040">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>How can Research Help in Reducing the Language Gap on Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Registration</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="133">Hady Elsahar</person>
<person id="132">Lucie-Aimée Kaffee</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ARegistration/How_can_Research_Help_in_Reducing_the_Language_Gap_on_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14976">
<start>09:45</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Crosslingual Embedding via Generalized Eigenvalue Decomposition</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="251">Martin Josifoski</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Crosslingual_Embedding_via_Generalized_Eigenvalue_Decomposition">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14975">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Improving Knowledge Base Construction from Robust Infobox Extraction</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="252">Vivek Raghuram</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Improving_Knowledge_Base_Construction_from_Robust_Infobox_Extraction">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14974">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Discovering Implicational Knowledge in Wikidata</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="253">Maximilian Marx</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Discovering_Implicational_Knowledge_in_Wikidata">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14979">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:15</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>How much are digital platforms based on open collaboration?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="254">Mayo Fuster Morell</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/How_much_are_digital_platforms_based_on_open_collaboration%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14980">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Peer production of community science with personal data</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="255">Bastian Greshake Tzovaras</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Peer_production_of_community_science_with_personal_data">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14981">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Analyzing the evolution of wikis with WikiChron</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="256">Javier Arroyo</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/Analyzing_the_evolution_of_wikis_with_WikiChron">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14938">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>State of Wikimedia Research 2018-2019</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Research</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="257">Aaron Shaw</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AResearch/State_of_Wikimedia_Research_2018-2019">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10606">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Curie</room>
<title>Wiki LGBT+ meetup</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Diversity</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This meeting is the annual in-person [[:meta:Wikimedia LGBT+|Wikimedia LGBT+]] meetup. The meeting has 3 parts -
#Brief introductions from attendees to promote collaboration
#Showcase of outcomes of LGBT+ projects in the last year
#Statements of present challenges and wishes to promote LGBT+ interests
#Plans for next steps to take this learning and bring it back to our communities
This meeting will be documented in text. The intent of publishing shared notes is to create a publication record for any individual who wants to list themselves publicly as an advocate for Wiki LGBT+, to promote project outreach in hopes of finding collaborators and readers, and to contribute to the documentation of challenges on which basis we seek to improve Wikimedia for LGBT+ content and contributors.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>research</space>
<persons>
<person id="258">Shikeishu</person>
<person id="259">Jeffrey Keefer</person>
<person id="176">Lane Rasberry</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ADiversity/Wiki_LGBT%2B_meetup">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Yousafzai">
<event id="12763">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Wiki in Education: Lightning Talks Session</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Here are links to the chosen talks:
* [[2019:Education/Wikimedia Education Greenhouse]]
* [[2019:Education/Bringing People Together to Shape Future Education]]
* [[2019:Education/Using wikibooks for hosting teaching materials]]
* [[2019:Education/Professional Development Opportunities for Students in Wikimedian in Residence Roles]]
* [[2019:Education/TrainingsKit]]
* [[2019:Education/Using a browser based phone emulator to teach about mobile Wikipedia]]
* [[2019:Education/Valuable resources for greater impact]]
* [[2019:Education/How to talk about Wikimedia in Education]]
* [[2019:Education/Launching W&amp;E UG Working Groups]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="260">Melissa Guadalupe</person>
<person id="261">Dominik Theis</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Wiki_in_Education%3A_Lightning_Talks_Session">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes" newbies="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="15380">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>How to effectively manage Wiki initiatives with the Programs &amp; Events Dashboard (and Event Metrics!)</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="21">Krishna Chaitanya Velaga</person>
<person id="262">Ryan McGrady</person>
<person id="263">Sam Walton</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/How_to_effectively_manage_Wiki_initiatives_with_the_Programs_%26_Events_Dashboard">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9540">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Yousafzai</room>
<title>Contextualizing Wikimedia in education: Creating a Roadmap to becoming a Wiki in Education Leader</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Education</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Who is this session for?
The session is meant for:
* Anyone who is just starting out in Education and would like to have some guidance
* Experienced Wikimedians, who can work creating a roadmap that will focus on scaling their existing efforts, as well as share their experience with newcomers</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>education</space>
<persons>
<person id="6">Melissa Guadalupe Huertas</person>
<person id="5">Shani Evenstein</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEducation/Contextualizing_Wikimedia_in_education%3A_Creating_a_Roadmap_to_becoming_a_Wiki_in_Education_Leader">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" newbies="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Montalcini">
<event id="11222">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>How to measure a giant squid and other thoughts about Wikipedia’s quality</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Now that Wikipedia has been around for more than 18 years, it's time for us to look back at the past successes and failures with regard to improving and measuring content quality. The session will address a number of questions that we'll try to answer collaboratively, like: (1) What are good examples of existing initiatives that successfully improved content quality? (2) What are the key ingredients that make such initiatives effective? (3) What are the drivers that encourage us and others to improve content quality? (4) Which things keep us or others from spending time and efforts on contributing high-quality content to Wikipedia, Commons, and other projects? (5) Which aspects of content quality have we neglected in the past and how can we do better going forward? (6) How have we measured content quality in the past and what are our thoughts on how we can improve in this area? – The session will start with a couple of examples provided by the session leader and then offer participants the opportunity to share their own unique experiences and stories. What e.g. works on the English Wikipedia might not work on the Arabic Wikipedia and we'll aim at taking a more holistic view on content quality than what we'd be able to do if we just looked at it from our own perspectives. Wikimania offers a great opportunity for bringing people from different projects and backgrounds together and getting inspired by what we learn from each other.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="264">Frank Schulenburg</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Learnings_about_improving_and_measuring_content_quality_in_Wikimedia_projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9627">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Data Quality in Wikidata</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Within a few years, Wikidata has developed into a central knowledge base for structured data through the collaborative efforts of Wikidata’s peer production community. One of the benefits of peer production is that knowledge is curated and maintained by a wide range of editors, with different cultural, experience and educational backgrounds, which hopefully results in potentially fewer biases and content-wise in a more diverse knowledge base.
Ensuring data quality is, thus, of utmost importance, as the goal of Wikidata is to [[wm2015:Submissions/State_of_Wikidata_-_giving_more_people_more_access_to_more_knowledge_one_edit_at_a_time|“give more people more access to knowledge”]] and therefore, the data needs to be “fit for use by data consumers” ([http://mitiq.mit.edu/Documents/Publications/TDQMpub/14_Beyond_Accuracy.pdf Wang et al., 1996]). The Wikidata community has already developed methods and tools that monitor relative completeness (e.g., Recoin gadget [http://www.simonrazniewski.com/wp-content/uploads/2018_Wiki-workshop.pdf Balaraman et al., 2018]), encourage link validation and correction (e.g. [[metawiki:Mix'n'match|Mix’N’Match]]) and help e
[[Category:2019:Quality submissions]]
ditors [[c:File:Wikimania_2018_-_data_quality_in_Wikidata_poster.pdf|observe recent changes and identify vandalism]]. Moreover, the community started global discussions about relevant dimensions of data quality in a recent [[wikidata:Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Data_quality_framework_for_Wikidata|RFC]] that used a survey of Linked Data Quality methods as the debate’s starting point to better describe and categorize quality issues and add more quality aspects/ dimensions, with the goal of developing a data quality framework for Wikidata. Despite this progress, recent research has shown the dominant role of a Western perspective in the represented languages ([https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3233965 Kaffee and Simperl, 2018]), thus, more work needs to be done to strive for more knowledge diversity. It is therefore a major concern of data quality, to support such knowledge diversity and ensure that Wikidata covers a wide variety of topics, from various trustworthy sources, where facts can be contradictory.
In this talk, we would like to present '''a classification of existing tools for data quality monitoring and data quality assurance in the context of Wikidata''' (extending [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rwjqzPaHTsXNNqDc2Op1-qSbcFyaFwOSnkEkStp5L3E/edit#slide=id.g15105b408d_0_287 previous work]), drawing the Wikimedia community’s attention to gaps and opportunities for editors and developers to improve the collaborative data management cycle. Additionally, we will provide a comparison of data quality management strategies in Wikidata and Wikipedia, and present a summary of scientific findings relevant to the topic.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="265">Cristina Sarasua</person>
<person id="266">Mariam Farda-Sarbas</person>
<person id="267">Claudia Müller-Birn</person>
<person id="55">Lydia Pintscher</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Data_Quality_in_Wikidata">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11040">
<start>10:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Wiki Scholars &amp; Scientists</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Since January 2018, Wiki Education (a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that builds bridges between academia and Wikipedia in the United States and Canada) has run professional development courses to train subject-matter experts to contribute to public knowledge on Wikipedia. In this session, I will share how this program works, the tools and curriculum we use, some of the results, and important lessons we have learned along the way. My hope is that attendees will use this knowledge to incorporate into their own outreach toolbox.
The Wikipedia community has long understood the potential for subject-matter experts to be valuable contributors to the encyclopedia. Academics, professionals, and other experts have a broad understanding of literature in their field, and thus are well positioned to evaluate the reliability of sources, organize complex concepts, or identify aspects of a subject that are missing, underrepresented, or overemphasized. It's for some of these reasons that thousands of articles are tagged as needing expert attention.
Academics and other experts are passionate about sharing knowledge, a core trait among Wikipedians. However, Wikipedia is a unique writing environment that can be jarring and difficult to adapt to. Hard work can be undone, thoughtful composition can be changed, verifiability is typically prioritized over "truth," original research is not allowed, citations are required for just about everything, and expertise itself does not guarantee authority or deference. These characteristics and their underlying justifications are easy for the editing community to take for granted, but require effort to adapt to, especially coming from a culture that in many ways is just the opposite.
Personally, the question of how to engage subject-matter experts is one that has interested me as a volunteer for years, and I am excited to share this model that we have found to be successful. Some of the courses we have run have been broad in scope, like "humanities" and "sciences," while others have been narrower, like courses on American politics or women in science. Our most popular series of courses has been on women's suffrage. Wiki Education teamed up with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to train historians, archivists, academics, and independent researchers to improve articles celebrating the centennial of women's right to vote (the Nineteenth Amendment) in the United States. After running three such courses, we invited alumni to return for an Advanced Wikipedia course in which we worked together to take a deep dive into a single article, aiming to bring the article on the Nineteenth Amendment itself up to Good Article quality. At the time I write this, the article has nearly tripled in size and awaits a Good Article review.
In this session, attendees will learn how our model works, with the goal of increasing subject-matter expert engagement in other contexts and geographic areas beyond what Wiki Education can support. I will demonstrate the tools we use, go over case studies, explain the structure of the training, and share what has worked well (and what has not worked so well). I hope for this to be a session with a lot of interaction with the audience, answering questions about how to use this model, its possibilities, and its limitations, as opening conversations about how it could be improved.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="262">Ryan McGrady</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Wiki_Scholars_%26_Scientists">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11034">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Reforming the Featured Article process in the Indonesian Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Similar to other Wikipedia, the Indonesian Wikipedia has a featured article process to identify our best works and feature them in the home page. Before 2018, it was selected by yes/no community voting. The tendency of voters to be lax caused the passing of dozens of “FAs” with very low quality. Since late 2018, we implemented a new process which has significantly improved the quality of our featured articles using better rules and processes, modeled from the English Wikipedia FA but adapted to ours due to limited resources. In this presentation we will discuss the problem, why this is important for wikis like ours, our solution, and future directions. We will end the session with a Q&amp;A session where the audience can also provide input and feedback.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="268">HaEr48</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Reforming_the_Featured_Article_process_in_the_Indonesian_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11215">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Quality issues in the Northern Saami Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>[https://se.wikipedia.org The Northern Saami Wikipedia] has three main quality issues that we are trying to identify and address: language quality, structural quality, and information quality. The language quality of material in the Northern Saami Wikipedia ranges from appallingly bad to native-level writing, some of which is caused by the proficiency level of editors, but also stems from a lack of reference material to use in writing articles or translating them. Structural quality encompasses issues like the interface, templates, infoboxes, fallback languages, and being able to use the language on all Wikimedia projects. Information is judged to be of dubious quality for many reasons such as poor-quality source texts being used in translations, outdated information, poor-quality or outdated images, inadequately sourced information, article stubs, and fake “Saami” material from the tourist industry being used as if it were real. Each of these issues requires its own solutions which Wikimedia Norway and Wikimedia Finland are working to address together.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="141">Kimberli Mäkäräinen</person>
<person id="269">Astrid Carlsen</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Quality_issues_in_the_Northern_Saami_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14994">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session will be a series of lightning talks on topics around tools for managing article quality:
* [[2019:Quality/Check_your_data_and_find_the_gaps_with_OpenRefine|Check your data and find the gaps with OpenRefine]] (a lightning demo)
* [[2019:Quality/Exploring Wikidata new schema extension|Exploring Wikidata new schema extension]]
* [[2019:Quality/Workshop: Building the first Showcase Queries|Building the first Showcase Queries]]
* [[2019:Quality/Project_WikiLoop:_Contributing_to_open_knowledge_from_Google|Project WikiLoop: Contributing to open knowledge from Google]]
* [[2019:Quality/Find link: a tool for adding links between articles|Find link: a tool for adding links between articles]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="270">Andrea Knabe-Schönemann</person>
<person id="271">Andra Waagmeester</person>
<person id="272">Liam Wyatt</person>
<person id="41">Edward Betts</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Lightning_talk_session">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13004">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Idea jam: future dimensions of quality</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This session will be a panel with short presentations on the following topics:
* [[2019:Education/Wikipedia, Wikicommons, Wikidata and the four pillars of education|Wikipedia, Wikicommons, Wikidata and the four pillars of education]]
* [[2019:Quality/Currentness as Quality|Currentness as Quality]]
* [[2019:Quality/open knowledge networks: aligning public knowledge graphs to identify gaps, deconflict sources, and cluster equivalents|open knowledge networks: aligning public knowledge graphs to identify gaps, deconflict sources, and cluster equivalents]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Idea_jam_on_quality">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="13039">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Montalcini</room>
<title>Documentation and quality process workshop</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Quality</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>There are many issues with instructions on many Wikimedia projects which is leading to bad outcomes for new contributors, the wider community, unhelpful actions, lost contributors, poor community health and other issues.
A workshop will look at what could be done to encourage and build better instructions on Wikimedia projects.
I plan to run this is part of my work as part of the strategy process partnerships working group.
Quality Circle methods of building teams to make incremental quality improvement, will be discussed.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>quality</space>
<persons>
<person id="273">Documentation</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AQuality/Documentation_and_quality_process_workshop">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Szymborska (A5137)">
<event id="11104">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Deploying in WMF: A new paradigm</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Deploying applications in the movement's infrastructure can be a tedious and irritating process. Fully aware of this, the Site reliability engineering and Release engineering teams have been collaborating to adopt new industry best practices in order to alleviate those problems.
This talk will discuss the current status quo and introduce people to the new deployment pipeline</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="274">Alexandros Kosiaris</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Deploying_in_WMF%3A_A_new_paradigm">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11217">
<start>10:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Developing community norms for critical bots and tools</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Subtitle: ''Don't let your brother-in-law's niece be the only person who keeps your community running.''
Bots and tools are a vital resource for many on-wiki content creation and curation activities. A typical bot/tool project begins life as a way for a motivated Wikimedia community member to make some on-wiki task easier (or possible). These individuals are "scratching their own itch" in the best tradition of [[w:Open-source model|open source development]]. Many of these projects have a short lifecycle due to factors such as loss of interest by the maintainer, insurmountable technical hurdles, or discovery of a better means to manage the original problem. Others however become popular and tightly integrated in the workflows of one or more on-wiki communities.
Any project (bot, web tool, gadget, ...) that is valuable for an on-wiki workflow (editing, patrolling, archiving, ...) really must have certain things to protect the community. Developers put in a lot of effort to build new things and keep them running. No one should feel that they must be available 24/7/365 to support their applications. On the other hand, the sun never sets on the Wikimedia movement and useful and popular projects will experience issues at all times of the day and night. By adopting a few simple practices, a tool maintainer can make it easier for others to help them out and keep their tool running.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="275">Bryan Davis</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Developing_community_norms_for_critical_bots_and_tools">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="14868">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Increasing New Readers through product interventions</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Since 2016, the New Readers program at the Wikimedia Foundation has run research to understand Wikipedia readers in Emerging Markets, starting with India, Nigeria and Mexico. After a deep research period and subsequent pilot interventions in marketing, product, partnerships, and grants, the WMF Product department has created a new team, whose focus will solely be on creating product interventions for New Readers.
The team will walk the audience through its approaches and upcoming ideas. This session involves participation from the audience.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="276">Angie Muigai</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Product_interventions_for_New_Readers">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11107">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Rapid Grants to Increase Awareness of Wikimedia Projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Since 2016, the New Readers program at the Wikimedia Foundation has been working with communities in Iraq, Nigeria, India and Mexico to increase awareness of our projects.
In 2018, [[:commons:File:Inspire New Reader Campaign - Impact Report.pdf|Inspire New Readers campaign]] was run in which 8 community projects focused at increasing awareness of Wikimedia projects were funded. After this pilot, since January 2019, [[:m:Grants:Project/Rapid/Plan|Rapid grants]] are available to fund campaigns focused at increasing awareness of Wikimedia projects.
Two different types of campaigns can be funded; General promotion campaigns (such as promoting a project on facebook) and Video campaigns (producing a promotional video and promoting it on social media), with an exception of an extra 1000 USD for the latter.
This session aims to demonstrate how to apply and complete a project to increase awareness of Wikimedia projects or campaigns using rapid grants.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="277">Woubzena Jifar</person>
<person id="72">Satdeep Gill</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Rapid_Grants_to_Increase_Awareness_of_Wikimedia_Projects">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9211">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Analysing the Wikipedia Street Take Over</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Wikipedia Street Take Over; Learning, Unlearning and Relearning. The Wikipedia Street Take Over Project [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Wikipedia_Street_Take_Over/Report] was a 60-seconds (for each individual) video story-telling that saw me as the presenter go into the streets of Abuja, Nigeria and find out the Wikipedia awareness of Nigerians and publish on social media in Igbo language [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_language]. The session will be a splendid opportunity to analyse the project, find out what worked, what could have worked and what didn't work.
'''Date:''' Sunday 18 August
'''Time:''' 12:30 PM
'''Venue:''' Södra Huset Building
'''Room:''' Szymborska (A5137)</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="278">Blossom Ozurumba</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Analysing_the_Wikipedia_Street_Take_Over">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="10285">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Wikipedia everywhere - for you, your neighbours, your school</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>You are a Wikimedian and want to share your project with others. But internet is slow or expensive. Or the school next door has no internet whatsoever! We'll show you how to use the Kiwix hotspot creator and load the Wikimedia content of your choice in the language of your choice - and bring connectivity to people you care about.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="279">Emmanuel Engelhart</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Wikipedia_everywhere_-_for_you%2C_your_neighbours%2C_your_school">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10313">
<start>14:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Szymborska (A5137)</room>
<title>Updating the desktop experience for Wikipedia</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Growing Wikimedia's Readership</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Our movement has committed to expanding and allowing “anyone who shares our vision” to participate.  We believe our projects should reflect this goal by being familiar and intuitive, welcoming, and easily recognizable to readers and editors around the globe. While the WMF has invested a significant amount of work into reaching these goals on the mobile web as well as the mobile  apps, it has been a long time since we’ve updated our desktop experience.
Starting in the fall of 2019, the Readers web team at the WMF will begin improving the desktop experience to better fit the expectations of our movement strategy. We would like to revisit the changes the desktop interface has experienced over the years and begin a discussion on what a modern and welcoming desktop experience could be.  What are the needs of our readers? What are the needs of our current and future commun
[[Category:2019:Readership submissions]]
ities? What might it look like for the desktop experience to be more inclusive? How do we welcome change while retaining our identity? How do we achieve consistency between our experiences on desktop and mobile? We would like to discuss these questions and evaluate ideas for the future direction of this project.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>readership</space>
<persons>
<person id="127">Olga Vasileva</person>
<person id="128">Alex Hollender</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AGrowing_Wikimedia%27s_Readership/Updating_the_desktop_experience_for_Wikipedia">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Maathai (B5)">
<event id="11207">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>How can we better work with environmental organisations?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Environmental sustainability</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The SDGs and the Paris agreement outline we must make significant structural changes to our way of life by 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown. This work will include a large amount of education. Wikipedia is one of the largest and most popular environmental education tools (including with policymakers, etc who can make the structural changes we need).
How should we work with the organisations holding the knowledge around climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental issues? Most organisations working on climate and biodiversity have opinions and take action and could be considered to have a bias or conflict of interest. How can we work with these organisations to provide a full picture of these issues whilst maintaining our values?
I would like to run this session as part of my work on the Strategy process working group for partnerships.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="189">John Cummings</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEnvironmental_sustainability/How_can_we_better_work_with_environmental_organisations%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10177">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>How Wiki Loves Earth benefits (and harms) nature</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Environmental sustainability</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>During this session, members of Wiki Loves Earth international organizing team will discuss the benefits of Wiki Loves Earth for nature, as well as will reflect on how to better avoid the potential harm which the contest might bring.
[[w:Wiki Loves Earth|Wiki Loves Earth]] (WLE) is the second largest photo contest organized by the Wikimedia Community. Over seven years, it has helped attract more than 550,000 free-licensed photos of natural monuments from the whole world. Obviously, Wiki Loves Earth has brought a lot of benefits to nature. Apart from its main goal of illustrating nature protected areas, the contest helps raise awareness of the issue of nature preservation. Besides, it helps monitor the real condition to natural monuments in the countries where the government does not pay enough attention to continuous monitoring (such as Ukraine).
At the same time, though inadvertently and indirectly, the contest might be also bringing harm to the environment. An example can be participants violating the rules of protected areas to take a good photo, disturbing animals living in a certain area, or publishing information about the exact location of rare animals/plants. Thus, over the past few years, one of the questions which WLE organizers have been working on has been how to avoid this harm. For example, Australian organizers have adopted the [http://wikilovesearth.org/take-only-photos-leave-only-footprints/ "Take only photos, leave only footprints" principle], under which the organizing team disqualifies images whose authors obviously violated the rules of the depicted area to take the photo. Yet, we still have a way to go to figure out further how to prevent potential harm of Wiki Loves Earh for nature, and the organizing team is interested in gathering broader feedback on this topic.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="280">Anton Protsiuk</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEnvironmental_sustainability/How_Wiki_Loves_Earth_benefits_%28and_harms%29_nature">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="14099">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>Climate change, civil engineering, and butterflies - a panel on how to cover environmental sustainability topics on Wikimedia projects</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Environmental sustainability</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="281">Phoebe Ayers</person>
<person id="152">Deryck Chan</person>
<person id="282">Atudu</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEnvironmental_sustainability/Panel_on_coverage_of_environmental_topics">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11059">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>Wikimedia Foundation: What we've learned about environmental sustainability</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Environmental sustainability</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>~ Wikimedia Board of Trustees, Feb 2017 Resolution&lt;/blockquote&gt;This session will review the environmental sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="283">Deb Tankersley</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEnvironmental_sustainability/Wikimedia_Foundation%3A_What_we%27ve_learned_about_environmental_sustainability">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="15232">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>School Strike for Climate: Free Knowledge and the Climate Emergency</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Environment</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The Fridays For Future movement is raising awareness for the climate emergency, and by mobilising youth across the globe, it has had a significant impact on politics since it was created by a Swedish girl called [[:en:Greta Thunberg|Greta Thunberg]] a year ago.
We will welcome two leaders of the Fridays For Future movement in Sweden to hear their story and discuss the connections between education, access to knowledge, and climate awareness.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="284">Isabelle</person>
<person id="285">Sophia Axelsson</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AEnvironment/School_Strike_for_Climate%3A_Free_Knowledge_and_the_Climate_Emergency">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers newbies="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10920">
<start>14:45</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Maathai (B5)</room>
<title>Pouring coastal water on Wikidata - Can we add more?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Background: During 2015-2019 Wikimedia Sweden, Swedish water management authorities and Sweden’s meteorological and hydrological institute (SMHI) have [[W:sv:Wikipedia:Projekt Kustvatten|collaborated]] around facilitating the description of water management, the Water framework directive and ecological status classification on Wikidata and Wikipedia. New Wikidata properties and templates for info-boxes utilizing reported ecological status have been created to facilitate the use of information about ecological status classification in Wikipedia articles about lakes and coastal water.
This submission sets up a workshop to map more countries status classification data to Wikidata as well as evaluating whether new properties are needed to properly describe the data.
Questions we want to raise are
* What are the first steps one has to take to introduce status classification data from a new country to Wikidata?
** Are spatial and geographical data surrounding the classification data readily available?
** Is there any license issues with the data?
** What information is there about the implementation of the water framework directive in other countries?
* What wikidata properties are most suitable to describe the relationship between geographical objects and Water framework directive objects on Wikidata?
** Are new properties needed to properly describe the relationship? Especially where the overlap is only partial.
'''Complementary reading:''' Algotsson J, Van Der Stelt F, Abdoush D. ''[http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-5233 Swedish coastal water bodies on Wikidata Combining WFD data with Wikidata]''. 2019.
&lt;br /&gt;</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>environment</space>
<persons>
<person id="286">Axel Petterson</person>
<person id="287">Josefina Algotsson</person>
<person id="57">Alicia Fagerving</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Pouring_coastal_water_on_Wikidata_-_Can_we_add_more%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers panel="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Strickland (B315)">
<event id="15167">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Commons categorisers meetup</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Meetups</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMeetups/Commons_categorisers_meetup">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10221">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Structured Data on Commons hands-on training</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In 2019, [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data Wikimedia Commons is undergoing a major update]: it is now possible to describe files on Wikimedia Commons with multilingual, structured, machine-readable data from Wikidata.
This hands-on tutorial for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons newbies will teach you, step by step, how to get started with structured data on Commons: how to upload files with structured data, how to edit existing files and add structured data to them, how to search structured data on Commons. If, by August 2019, some nice volunteer-built tools already exist that allow to work with structured data at scale, these will also be demonstrated.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="71">Sandra Fauconnier</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Structured_Data_on_Commons_hands-on_training">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11202">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Copyrights in Wikidata</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>We started to use Wikidata as a copyright hub to include copyright information of works, assessments and copyright laws. With structured Wikimedia Commons structured copyright information becomes even more important. At the moment we are working on modelling detailed copyright information in Wikidata. Would it be possible to store copyright information in a structurised way and to have all templates, exceptions and copyright laws interlinked? In this session we want to discuss and improve the datamodel described on https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Help:Copyrights&lt;!-- Instructions: Describe the topic of this session, the problem it is identifying or attempting to solve, or the lesson it is attempting to teach Included images and links if you wish. --&gt; and legislation on https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Help:Copyright_legislations</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="288">Hanno Lans</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Copyrights_in_Wikidata">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10226">
<start>12:15</start>
<duration>01:00</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Describing files on Structured Commons: problems and opportunities</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In 2019, Wikimedia Commons is [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data undergoing a major update]: it is now possible to describe files on Wikimedia Commons with [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data multilingual, structured, machine-readable data from Wikidata].
Structured Data on Commons produces new challenges for the Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata communities: how to describe media files properly, how to model the metadata ('ontology') around them? At the moment of submitting this proposal (early June 2019), the communities have brainstormed data modelling and ontology [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/Properties_table in an on-wiki properties table]. Wikimania 2019 in August is a good opportunity to gather and to look at the current status of data modelling, to pinpoint the most urgent challenges and to brainstorm paths forward.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="71">Sandra Fauconnier</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Describing_files_on_Structured_Commons%3A_problems_and_opportunities">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9376">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Portrait photography photo booth</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Practical demonstration of portrait photography using the equipment of the Wiki Loves Parliaments projects. Therefore we will set up a photo booth with studio flashes and background and produce some good quality portrait photographs.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="289">Ailura</person>
<person id="64">Martin Kraft</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Portrait_photography_photo_booth">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="9248">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Strickland (B315)</room>
<title>Radio to illustrate Wikipedia. Creative examples already put in practice</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Multimedia knowledge</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In fall 2015 I started [https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquiprojecte:La_r%C3%A0dio_%C3%A9s_lliure La ràdio és lliure], a project where radio programmes were uploaded to Commons. Besides, I also strated ''La Represa'', an interview programme designed specifically to be reused in Commons and Wikimedia Projects. In three years (and with the help of some collaborators) We got about 100 interviews from relevant people from the Land of Valencia, and even some international activists. Those interviews were used to illustrate articles about specific issues, biographies and more. And also were used as references.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>multimedia</space>
<persons>
<person id="290">Francesc Fort</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AMultimedia_knowledge/Radio_to_illustrate_Wikipedia._Creative_examples_already_put_in_practice">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Menchú (B487)">
<event id="10997">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Translate and translatewiki.net: challenges of software translation</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Almost all software developed in the Wikimedia movement is translated using the MediaWiki Translate extension and translatewiki.net online translation platform. I created them as hobby project almost 15 years ago. At the beginning the growth was rapid in terms of content, translators and features. Last time I presented about them in Wikimania was in 2012. After that a period that can be characterized as stagnation started and continued for multiple years. Both Translate and translatewiki.net, as well as the Localisation Update extension, received only a minimal support to keep them working. In the last couple of years it became evident that this is no longer sustainable. The tools and processes have been struggling to meet the increased needs for reliability, usability and functionality.
In this session I want to present both my view of the challenges and threats to continuity as well as latest developments to address those issues. For example, one of the developments is a start of [[betawiki:Succession_plan|succession plan]] for translatewiki.net that documents roles and processes with the aim of lowering the barrier of new people being able to join and help. After the presentation I propose to have a discussion on how to ensure these tools keep working and stay relevant long in the future. Are the challenges identified correctly? Are the proposed solutions appropriate? Which are the most important things to work on?</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="291">Niklas Laxström</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Translate_and_translatewiki.net%3A_challenges_of_software_translation">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11079">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>MediaWiki software and documentation translation marathon</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>MediaWiki.org, Meta wiki, and translatewiki.net are used to translated the software user interface and user manuals of the software that is used by Wikimedia sites. Everything starts in English, so software is 100% usable in English by definition. But what about other languages? In a few languages there are dedicated volunteers who regularly check for new things to translate, and keep their languages to 100%. But the localization in many languages is much lower than 100%.
In this session you will learn how to use the translation tools to make the software platform that is used by Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource and all other Wikimedia projects completely usable in your language, and you'll get hands-on experience with translating it.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="292">Amir E. Aharoni</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/MediaWiki_software_and_documentation_translation_marathon">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11042">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Organizing Translation Workshops</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Translation workshops are as impactful as edit-a-thons and as such there is need to share some quick guides on organizing successful translation workshops with focus on what works well, what are the difficulties and crowdsourcing participants by democratising the choice of what should be translated.
'''Date:''' Sunday 18 August
'''Time:''' 11:30 AM
'''Venue:''' Södra Huset Building
'''Room:''' Menchú (B487)</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="278">Blossom Ozurumba</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Organizing_Translation_Workshops">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="9547">
<start>12:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Wikispeech - making Wikipedia accessible through speech technology</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>During the presentation we will introduce the importance of providing Wikimedia's platforms and the material on them not only in writing, but to ensure that both platforms and material are accessible to all the people that for different reasons can not read. We will discuss and problematize the lack of support for smaller languages to have functioning accessibility tools, due to lack of language data; and the unique possibilities the Wikimedia movement has to support a change by providing robust technical infrastructure and to work to engage people across the world to share language data through crowdsourcing. We believe engagement is possible as people want to contribute to and support Wikipedia in different ways and this provides an easy way to do so.
The Wikispeech extension will make Wikipedia accessible for anyone that faces reading difficulties, whether that is due to vision impairment, dyslexia, they never had an opportunity to learn literacy, or any other number of reasons. Hundreds of millions of people fit those profiles.
In the first Wikispeech project, which went from 2016 to 2018, we created a text-to-speech solution for MediaWiki in the form of an extension with accompanying service. A this time, the solution has support for English, Arabic and Swedish. With this extension, a reader can have the content text of an article read out loud, navigate the text and to configure the experience e.g. by setting the playback speed. The extension is designed to make the server do as much of the heavy lifting as possible to allow as many user devices as possible; if you have a device that can run a modern web browser you should be able to use Wikispeech.
As the project picks up again in the fall of 2019, we will work to finalize the Wikispeech reader, making it ready to run on Wikipedia. Over time we will add more languages to it. We will also start a new, but related, effort in which we will develop tools for collecting speech data through crowdsourcing. With these tools volunteers will be able to easily contribute with their voice or knowledge to create open speech resources. These can be used to develop speech technology solutions, such as text-to-speech and speech recognition; new languages and voices for the Wikispeech reader being among them. This freely licensed (CC0) resource will be promoted also to other open source initiatives, to researchers and other actors with the intention to increase the speed for new languages to be made available in accessibility tools. Targeted efforts can be made to collect data regarding e.g. health to allow the service to work better in an given thematic area. The material will also be connected to e.g. Wikidata, Wiktionary and Wikipedia in different ways. Finally, an interesting use of such tools could also be for collection of oral citations. This is still to be discussed and explored with the community.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="32">Sebastian Berlin</person>
<person id="73">André Costa</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Wikispeech_-_making_Wikipedia_accessible_through_speech_technology">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11095">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Reviving the wiki in your language</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In the first years of Wikipedia wikis were created in a lot of languages. Some became thriving communities, and some... have not. Some, unfortunately, receive almost no contributions for years.
But there are also some cases in which a wiki came back to life after years of stagnation: Punjabi, Nyanja, Hausa, Tatar, and others.
This presentation will learn from success stories and show how to Be Bold and make your wiki as active and thriving as wikis in other languages:
* Why for some languages it may make more sense to (also) write in projects other than Wikipedia, especially Wikisource and Wikibooks
* How to find technical blockers for growth and fix them
* How to choose topics to write about
* How to clean up existing content
* How to invite more people to contribute
* How to communicate with Wikipedians who speak other languages and get help from them
[[Category:2019:Languages submissions]]</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="292">Amir E. Aharoni</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Reviving_the_wiki_in_your_language">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11162">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>A wealth of opportunities hiding in plain sight</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>When people hear the word Wiki-, they automatically fill out the rest with -pedia. But for many language communities around the world, a Wikipedia of their own, in their own language, will never be a reality. This mainly stems from a lack of resources and launching a Wikipedia is nothing, if not resource-intense. Yet within the Wikimedia projects, there is a wealth of opportunities hiding in plain sight that have nothing to do with Wikipedia, ranging from identifying visual cultural heritage to helping revitalize languages by connecting Wikimedia projects with the language communities’ own projects.
In the first part of our session we will discuss the strategies we have identified for working with the Saami communities and their culture in novel ways. We are gradually testing out how we can use the data, concepts, and lexemes stored in Wikidata and the visual cultural heritage in Wikimedia Commons to best benefit the communities. Our identified strategies range from creating activity networks within institutions, Saami communities and Wikimedia practitioners, through decolonising the Commons imagery in visual culture workshops, to investigating the opportunity for Saami language tagging by means of translated Wikidata concepts.
In the second part of our session, we invite participants to discuss these and to brainstorm other opportunities together.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<persons>
<person id="141">Kimberli Mäkäräinen</person>
<person id="293">Susanna Ånäs</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/A_wealth_of_opportunities_hiding_in_plain_sight">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="12897">
<start>15:00</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Menchú (B487)</room>
<title>Lightning talks</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Languages</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>languages</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALanguages/Lightning_talks">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers lightning="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Tu (B497)">
<event id="11003">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Why do Wikimedians need digital security?</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>A lot of Wikimedians consider digital security as something needed in other spaces - not on the Wikimedia projects. Through my work as a Trust and Safety specialist for the Wikimedia Foundation I have become aware of many different reasons why it is also of high importance onwiki. I will present my learnings in a quick introductory statement to the room and then open the floor up for discussions. This session will not be recorded and photographers will be asked to not take pictures.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="92">Christel Steigenberger</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Why_do_Wikimedians_need_digital_security%3F">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes" nophoto="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11175">
<start>10:15</start>
<duration>00:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Draft: as a safe space</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Thriving in Safety</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>The contribution model of our projects is built largely around direct edits to the most recent version of content, which are public and visible worldwide immediately upon submission. This model brings a number of beneficial properties—for example, contributors are incentivized when their work is immediately visible and useful to others, and patrollers are spurred to quick review by the immediate impact of vandalism.
However, this model can also breed conflict and discourage new contributors. "Revert first, ask questions later" can be off-putting to new users, who may give up rather than work to have their contributions recognized.
There is an alternative: the "fork-merge" model, which is used in the &lt;code&gt;Draft:&lt;/code&gt; namespace and in successful open source projects using github and earlier patch-and-mailing list collaboration models. In the "fork-merge" model every contributor has their own private "fork" of the content, which they can edit however they like. At intervals they (or others) can pick collections of changes to merge into the "main branch", which in Wikipedia's case would make the changes live for the majority of readers. The &lt;code&gt;Draft:&lt;/code&gt; namespace has some of the features of a fork-merge model, but would require improved merge and difference tools and a better naming mechanism to refer to/enumerate a given user's drafts.
By sacrificing immediacy, fork-merge tempers conflict. Instead of an immediate revert, a new contributor will instead just have their merge delayed, which has less connotation of "lost work". Further, the forked content provides a forum to incrementally improve a contribution before merge, increasing engagement instead of alienating the new user.
Extending the model further, forks can provide safe spaces to shield disadvantaged or persecuted users from the broader community. Contributions can be made inside a "safe space" draft namespace, and then an ally can be delegated to interact with the broader community to get the contributions merged. This can protect the original author from personal harassment.
In general, all work on Wikimedia projects is done in public. Creating a safe space involves careful trade-offs to shield a subset of that work from harassers, likely a variation on [[:en:Wikipedia:UP#OWN|WP:UP#OWN]] to establish appropriate norms. It is possible that specific technical support for shielding user identities from view by unprivileged users might be worth discussing to strengthen the guarantees of the safe space.
In this session I hope that we will discuss how safe spaces may be created for contribution, aided perhaps by using fork-merge mechanisms in the spirit of the existing &lt;code&gt;Draft:&lt;/code&gt; namespace.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>safety</space>
<persons>
<person id="43">C. Scott Ananian</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3AThriving_in_Safety/Draft%3A_as_a_safe_space">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers/>
</event>
<event id="11225">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>01:15</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>How to grow the technical community by 2030</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Introduce the work of the [[m:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Product_&amp;_Technology|Product &amp; Technology Working Group]] and invite the audience to provide feedback and give new ideas.
(This sort of duplicates topics from the Strategy space. Not sure if that's OK; I'm proposing it under the assumption that the different spaces will have different audiences and it is useful to engage about our tech strategy with the people who are not specifically interested in movement strategy but are interested in technology in general.)</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="182">Tgr</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/How_to_grow_the_technical_community_by_2030">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11665">
<start>12:30</start>
<duration>00:30</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Wikidata &amp; ETL</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Technology outreach &amp; innovation</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>Currently, Wikidata, or any other Wikibase instance, is being populated from external data sources mostly manually, by creating ad-hoc data transformation scripts. Usually, these scripts are run once, and that is it. Given the heterogeneity of the source data and languages used to transform them, this means the scripts are hard or impossible to maintain and unable to run periodically in an automated fashion to keep Wikidata up-to-date.
In this session, we would like to demonstrate our work-in-progress in [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/MFFUK/Wikidata_%26_ETL our project] utilizing [https://etl.linkedpipes.com/ LinkedPipes ETL] - a tool for data transformation pipelines - to load data to Wikibases and Wikidata.</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>technology</space>
<persons>
<person id="294">Jakub Klímek</person>
<person id="295">Petr Škoda</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ATechnology_outreach_%26_innovation/Wikidata_%26_ETL">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="10928">
<start>14:00</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Tu (B497)</room>
<title>Map making workshop – from Wikidata to interactive off-wiki maps in three steps</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Libraries</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>In this workshop you will learn how to make both flat, layered, embedded and interactive maps from sets of geo-referenced ([[d:Property:P625|P625]]) items in Wikidata.
For instance mapping [https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Q28564&amp;limit=500 public libraries] in The Netherlands
We will do this in 3 modules of approx. 30 minutes each:
&lt;mapframe width=300 height=500 zoom=8 latitude=52.7 longitude=4.95 text="Map of public libraries in the province of North-Holland, The Netherlands. Work in progress, 7-6-2019" align=right&gt;
[{
"type": "ExternalData",
"service": "geoshape",
"service": "geomask",
"ids": "Q701",
"properties": {
"fill": "#07c63e", "title": "Noord-Holland"
}
},
{
"type": "ExternalData",
"service": "page",
"title": "DutchPublicLibrariesNorthHolland.map"
}]
&lt;/mapframe&gt;
# ''Module 1:'' We will start by making various '''basic flat maps''' in Wikidata using SPARQL queries. ([https://w.wiki/4iH Libraries example]). Next we will make some '''layered maps''', where groups of items can be toggled on/off in the map. ([https://w.wiki/4iG Libraries example])
# ''Module 2:'' After having explored maps in the Wikidata query interface, we are now ready to learn how we can '''embed Wikidata-driven maps in other Wikimedia projects''', such as Wikipedia and Commons (see the example on the right). In addition to SPARQL we will look at [http://geojson.io/#map=2/20.0/0.0 GeoJson], OpenStreetMap and the [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Kartographer Kartographer] extentsion.
# ''Module 3 :'' Finally, and if times allows, we will have a look at the steps for creating fully '''interactive''' Wikidata-driven maps that can be used '''off-Wiki''', ie. in regular HTML pages. In addtition to the above tools &amp; techniques, we will use some basic Python, Jupyter Notebooks ([https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/PAWS PAWS]), [http://ipyleaflet.readthedocs.io/ Jupyter-Leaflet] and [http://ipywidgets.readthedocs.io/ Jupyter-widgets].</abstract>
<description></description>
<space>libraries</space>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3ALibraries/Map_making_workshop_%E2%80%93_from_Wikidata_to_interactive_off-wiki_maps_in_three_steps">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers workshop="yes"/>
</event>
</room>
<room name="Ostrom (D307)">
<event id="15386">
<start>09:30</start>
<duration>01:45</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Partnership peer consultation</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Partnerships</track>
<language></language>
<abstract></abstract>
<description></description>
<space>partnerships</space>
<persons>
<person id="296">Nicola Zeuner</person>
<person id="195">Alek Tarkowski</person>
</persons>
<links>
<link href="https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019%3APartnerships/Partnerships_peer_consultation">detail</link>
</links>
<identifiers discussion="yes"/>
</event>
<event id="11101">
<start>11:30</start>
<duration>02:00</duration>
<room>Ostrom (D307)</room>
<title>Open Refine: MARC &amp; EAD</title>
<subtitle></subtitle>
<track>Libraries</track>
<language></language>
<abstract>This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to tools and methods for extracting, analyzing, and preparing MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) bibliographic and authority data and EAD (Encoded Archival Description) data for Wikidata reconciliation and entity/statement creation using OpenRefine, with an emphasis on the conversion of local authority file data and textual data in Biography/History notes (information ab