Wikimania 2017: The Coolest Projects of Wikimedia Chapters - Be Inspired.
From Ewan McAndrew
Wikimedia Chapters run awesome projects and programmes, all year long. Most of which, you will never hear about. Just like in 2011 - 2016 we will give the Wikimaniacs an overview of the coolest of these projects. The overview includes topics like tips to be successful and things to better avoid, people and movement money involved, target groups or goals. Our goal is to inspire the audience: We hope that they learn from these projects, replicate or improve them and come up with their own ideas.
The Panel will discuss how the cool projects can assist the movement and the local chapters in their outreach.
Juliet Barbara, communication's Director of Wikimedia Foundation.
Itzik Edri, Board Member of Wikimedia Israel
Michael Jahn, Head of Communications & Partnerships Wikimedia Deutschland
Maria Cruz, Communications and Outreach Project Manager for Community Engagement at the Foundation
The Panel will be the Jury selecting the coolest Project of the year, based on the vote of the audience in the room.
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.
Themes of the conference included the advancement of Free Knowledge,
the role of academic and cultural institutions within the movement,
privacy and rights, and the role of technology to further those