Program

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Presenters of a panel discussion at Wikimania 2017

Legend[edit | edit source]

Theme[edit | edit source]

Relationship to the theme:
Bridging knowledge gaps
Button Icon Blue.svg Language & literacy (see all) Button Icon Orange.svg Content quality (see all)
Button Icon Red.svg Access & accessibility (see all) Button Icon Fuchsia.svg Legal & policy (see all)
Button Icon Yellow.svg Participation & representation (see all) Button Icon Black.svg Knowledge forms (see all)
Button Icon Green.svg Community health (see all)
Session Identifiers
OOjs UI icon advanced.svg – Workshop Plenary session – Plenary (Flag of Montreal.svg +Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg rooms)
Community Health Advocate - The Noun Project.svg – Panel Active Learning (27461) - The Noun Project.svg – Ideal for newbies
Noun project 637.svg – Officially recorded / Noun project 637.svg LIVE – video live stream (see Remote attendance)

This Wikimania, the theme of the conference is Bridging knowledge gaps, the ubuntu way forward. All submissions must address the theme and explain how they relate to it. You can learn about this theme, why and how it was selected for Wikimania, at this blogpost. All presentations have one or two coloured “beads” shown in the program indicating their relationship to the theme.

Rooms[edit | edit source]

The venue website meeting rooms floorplan diagram and room capacity information. During the conference we are renaming the conference rooms after the host cities of previous Wikimanias:

  • Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg is “VOC North”, maximum capacity 325. All sessions in Montreal will be filmed Noun project 637.svg .
  • Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg is “VOC South” maximum capacity 325.
  • Combined Plenary session Montreal and Mexico City form the main plenary hall “VOC Center” with a maximum capacity of 650. All plenaries will be live streamed Noun project 637.svg LIVE
  • Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg is “Paarl”, maximum capacity of 60
  • London Flag of the City of London.svg is “Constantia”, maximum capacity of 180
  • Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg is “Stellenbosch”, also with a maximum capacity of 180 people.
  • Finally, Washington DC Flag of the District of Columbia.svg is “Villa”, maximum capacity of 100 and will be the dedicated Hackathon space.

Subscribe to unofficial Google Calendar of all sessions and public events to receive alerts. [Maintained by Viswaprabha]

Preconference[edit | edit source]

For the complete schedule see Preconference.

There will be various miniconferences and meetings happening on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of July. These include the Hackathon, Water sustainability Edit-a-thon, Learning Days, Decolonizing the Internet conference (invite only), Globalizing Copyright User Rights meetup, Wikipedia 101 for Librarians, Social Media One-Night Stand, etc.

The happy hour welcome event for preconference attendees is the evening prior to the preconference, Tuesday 17 July:

17:00 – 19:00
Happy hour
17:00 – 19:00

The welcome reception for all conference attendees is on the evening of Thursday 19 July:

19:00 – Late
Welcome reception

(Departure shuttle from hotel at 18:30)

19:00 – Late

Friday 20 July[edit | edit source]

All day events:

Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Meetups
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:00
Welcome Session (data) Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Break
10:00 – 10:30
AFRICA COMMUNITIES COLLABORATION GLAM WIKIDATA
10:30 – 11:00 Babel's Tower: South Africa's Wikipedias

michaelgraaf
Ideal for newbies Language & literacy Content Quality Video recording

What tools do we need for small Wikis to increase content and quality?

Helmoony
Language & literacy Content Quality 

Reintegrating persons with mental illnesses to the community using Wikiquote project

Jaluj
Access & accessibility 

Wikimedia Commons and GLAM needs around the world

SandraF (WMF), Jmorgan (WMF)
Content Quality Participation & representation 

Wikidata: building bridges every single day

Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)
Knowledge forms Community health 

10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00 Africa's Wikipedias

Bobbyshabangu, Thuvack, Oesjaar, Emnamizouni, Nozibele
Ideal for newbies Panel Language & literacy Access & accessibility Video recording

Building tools to serve diverse users: Community Centered Software Development

Lea Voget (WMDE), Birgit Müller (WMDE)
Workshop Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

Real-Time Collaboration: Connecting Humanity

Cscott, TChan_(WMF), Catrope, ESanders_(WMF)
Workshop Access & accessibility Participation & representation 

Gaps in Global GLAM capacity: A Discussion

African Hope, Zeinebtakouti, Flixtey, Rachmat04, Astinson (WMF)
Panel Access & accessibility Participation & representation 

A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners + Wikidata Query Tutorial - part1

Asaf (WMF)
Workshop Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Knowledge forms 

11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30 The quotation of oral sources in a decolonization context

Bobbyshabangu, Stefanie Kastner (Goethe Institut)
Language & literacy Knowledge forms Video recording

How to start a developer community in your country, the AWMD way

Flixtey, Alangi Derick
Participation & representation Knowledge forms 

Senior Citizens write Wikipedia

Keren - WMIL
Participation & representation 

#1lib1ref: Reaching 5 million librarians around the world

Ocaasi (WMF)
Ideal for newbies Content Quality Participation & representation 

12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
Lunch
From 13:00 – Lightning talks (Flag of Italy.svg) & Meetups (Flag of the City of London.svg & Flag of Hong Kong.svg)
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 13:00 – 14:00
Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
Topic OUTREACH STRATEGY ACCESS ADVOCACY WIKIDATA Topic
14:00 – 14:30 Helping new editors not to hit brick walls: a guide

Lodewijk Gelauff (14:00-14:10)
Community health Video recording

Wikimedia 2030: What needs to change for the movement to move in our new strategic direction?

Nicole Ebber (WMDE), Kaarel Vaidla (WMF), Bhavesh Patel
Workshop Access & accessibility Participation & representation 

Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons and knowledge equity

SandraF (WMF), Abittaker (WMF) + panelists
Panel Content Quality Knowledge forms 

EU Copyright Reform: Google vs. the content industry. Is Wikimedia stuck in the middle?

dimi_z, Ana Mazgal
Legal & policy 

A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners + Wikidata Query Tutorial - part2

Asaf (WMF)
Workshop Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Knowledge forms 

14:00 – 14:30
Coolest African Projects - Be inspired

Emnamizouni, Flixtey, Thuvack (14:10-15:00)
Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Community health Video recording

14:30 – 15:00 Copyright – what could possibly go wrong? Copyfights as a global challenge

a2namzg, JGerlach (WMF)
Workshop Legal & policy 

14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:30 Coolest Projects of Wikimedia Chapters - Be Inspired

Deror Avi
Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Community health Video recording

Design challenge workshop: How can multilingual structured metadata bring knowledge equity to Commons?

Abittaker (WMF), SandraF (WMF)
Workshop Content Quality Access & accessibility 

15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:00
Break
15:30 – 16:00
Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
Topic COMMUNITIES COLLABORATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Topic
16:00 – 16:30 Centering Knowledge from the Margins: A Whose Knowledge? discussion with communities from around the world

Seeeko, Anasuya_s
Ideal for newbies Panel Content Quality Participation & representation Video recording

Wikidata Babel workshop

Kvardek du
Workshop Language & literacy Content Quality 

Building a Better Harassment Reporting System

TBolliger (WMF), SPoore (WMF)
Workshop Community health 

Using artificial intelligence to keep Wikipedia open

EpochFail
Content Quality Community health 

16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:00 Sister project incubator - or, how to deal with knowledge gaps inherent in "What Wikipedia is not"

Tgr
Knowledge forms Community health 

16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00
Dr. Martin Dittus Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
Knowledge Equity and Spatial Justice on Wikipedia
17:00 – 18:00
18:00 – 20:00
Meetups
18:00 – 20:00
20:00 – 21:30
Poster and Art Reception Plenary session
Featuring 30+ poster presenters, artists from the art exhibition, and complimentary drinks & dessert
20:00 – 21:30
21:30 – Late
Meetups
21:30 – Late

Saturday 21 July[edit | edit source]

All day events:

Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Meetups
08:00 – 09:00
9:00 – 10:00
Dr. Sean Jacobs Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
The Decolonizing Debate: Social Media as Source Archive and Wikipedia
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Break
10:00 – 10:30
Topic LANGUAGE RESEARCH EDUCATION OUTREACH GLAM Topic
10:30 – 11:00 Wikipedia for Indigenous Communities

Peter Gallert
Language & literacy Access & accessibility Video recording

The State of Research in Knowledge Gaps

SalimJah, Cervisiarius, RYazdanian, LZia_(WMF), Miriam_(WMF), Diego_(WMF), BMansurov_(WMF)
Panel Language & literacy Knowledge forms Video recording

How do teachers in Chad use Wikipedia to fill the knowledge gap?

Abdallahbigboy
Language & literacy Participation & representation 

Documenting rural areas by WikiTakes activities

Estevoaei, Rodelar, Millars, Gini10
Ideal for newbies Content Quality 

Building an International Knowledge Base for the Performing Arts: Thoughts on Providing Knowledge as a Service and Enhancing Knowledge Equity

Beat Estermann
Access & accessibility Participation & representation Video recording

10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30 How majorities can support minority languages

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO), Astrid Carlsen (WMNO), Amqui, Barrioflores
Language & literacy Participation & representation Video recording

Activating the next generation : Wikipedia in Schools

Islahaddow, Anthere
Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

What everyone can learn from Wiki Loves Monuments in the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Martin Rulsch (WMDE), Maria Heuschkel (WMDE)
Ideal for newbies Content Quality Participation & representation 

How can the Wikimedia community work better with experts? Using open license text to collaborate, a case study from UNESCO

John Cummings, Celina Recalde
Content Quality Participation & representation 

11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00 Including minority languages in Wikimedia projects, a strategic approach

Great11-Bachounda
Language & literacy Video recording

WikiCite: Lifting a veil on the sources of free knowledge

Dario (WMF), Daniel Mietchen, Pigsonthewing
Workshop Content Quality Knowledge forms 

Wiki Loves Monuments, Hands-on

Lokal_Profil, LilyOfTheWest, effeietsanders, Jean-Frédéric, Yarl, M.hekmat
Workshop Ideal for newbies Content Quality Participation & representation 

Wiki-fy The Met, and Met-ify the Wiki

Pharos
Content Quality Participation & representation 

11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30 Bridging knowledge gaps: Wikipedia and Bhutan can learn from each other

Doctor 17
Ideal for newbies Language & literacy Participation & representation Video recording

AfroCROWD: expanding into the African Diaspora

MassiveEartha, Shanluan, Siarus1074
Panel Access & accessibility Participation & representation 

The Wikipedia Library Card Platform: How you have access to 100,000 journals

Ocaasi (WMF)
Content Quality Access & accessibility 

12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
Lunch
From 13:00 – Lightning talks (Flag of Italy.svg) & Meetups (Flag of the City of London.svg & Flag of Hong Kong.svg)
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 13:00 – 14:00
Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
Topic RESEARCH COMMUNITIES ADVOCACY COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Topic
14:00 – 14:30 State of Wikimedia Research 2017-2018

Tilman Bayer, Benjamin Mako Hill, Reem Al-Kashif, Mohammed Sadat Abdulai
Content Quality Community health Video recording

The Visibility Gap: #VisibleWikiWomen's campaign for visual knowledge

May Hachem93, Seeeko
Participation & representation Knowledge forms 

Wikimedia vs. Disinformation

dimi_z, JGerlach
Legal & policy 

Introduction to Low Context and High Context: Communicate Effectively Between Cultures

Notafish
Workshop Ideal for newbies Language & literacy Community health 

How wikidata infoboxes can help bridge content and language gaps

Gamaliel, fuzheado
Panel Content Quality Access & accessibility 

14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00 Ubuntu for who? Equity by Free Knowledge?

friedelitis, edp05mab, Taskeeeners, 14prinsp, thatpsychprof, SukainaWalji, ShanaliG
Workshop Ideal for newbies Access & accessibility Participation & representation 

How can "open" also be safe and welcoming? Perspectives from around the world

Anasuyas, alshafei86
Workshop Participation & representation Community health 

Intellectual property barriers to GLAM projects in the global south

Rohini, Lahariyaniyathi
Access & accessibility Legal & policy 

14:30 – 15:00
Wikidata-enabled Infobox Workshop

Mike Peel
Workshop Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

15:00 – 15:30 One Image at a time; How Governments can help in bridging the information gap on Wikipedia

Saileshpat
Content Quality Legal & policy 

15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:00
Break
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:00
Katherine Maher Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
Wikimedia and the spirit of Ubuntu: The power of unity in action
With panel: Samuel Guebo, Erina Mukuta, Olushola Olaniyan, Emna Mizouni
16:00 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00
Board mingle

Meet the WMF Board of Trustees

Meetups
17:00 – 18:00
18:00 – Late
Meetups
18:00 – Late

Sunday 22 July[edit | edit source]

All day events:

Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Meetups
08:00 – 09:00
9:00 – 10:00
Joy Buolamwini Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
The Dangers of Supremely White Data and The Coded Gaze
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Break
10:00 – 10:30
Topic COMMUNITIES RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION COLLABORATION Topic
10:30 – 11:00 Research on gender gap in Wikipedia: What do we know so far?

Netha Hussain; Reem Al-Kashif
Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Community health Video recording

Which parts of an article are actually being read?

Tbayer (WMF)
Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

Zooming in on Africa-related research: Wikidata-based scholarly profiles of people, papers, places, topics and more

Daniel Mietchen
Workshop Content Quality Knowledge forms 

Working towards Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (GLOW)

JRabah (WMF), JVargas (WMF), Titodutta
Language & literacy Participation & representation 

We learned one thing from organizing the Wikimedia Conference. How could we apply this in the Movement?

Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE), Nicole Ebber (WMDE)
Participation & representation Community health 

10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30 Women leading the way toward gender equity

Rosiestep
Ideal for newbies Panel Access & accessibility Participation & representation Video recording

Introducing Wikipedia to New Readers

SGill (WMF), ZMcCune (WMF), Hindi volunteer (TBC), Nigerian volunteer (TBC), Sarmad (TBC), Mexican volunteer (TBC)
Panel Participation & representation Community health 

Record every languages of the world village by village, with Lingua Libre

0x010C
Language & literacy Knowledge forms 

Workshopping event safety

JSutherland (WMF), PEarley (WMF), Kalliope (WMF), Jalexander-WMF
Workshop Participation & representation Community health 

11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00 Building new bridges to close the Wikimedia gendergap

Denise Jansen, WMNL
Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Community health Video recording

Pattypan workshop

Yarl
Workshop Content Quality Access & accessibility 

Every Language in the World: Introducing Wikitongues

Dbudell
Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30 What can we learn from the Feminist movement for knowledge equity?

Asaf (WMF)
Ideal for newbies Content Quality Participation & representation Video recording

Beyond the meat grinder: building better new editor experiences through research and dialogue

ARipstra (WMF), Neil P. Quinn-WMF
Participation & representation 

Diglossia and Multilingualism: A help or a Hindrance to Arabic Wikipedians?

bks-WMIL
Language & literacy Knowledge forms 

12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
Lunch
From 13:00 – Lightning talks (Flag of Italy.svg) & Meetups (Flag of the City of London.svg & Flag of Hong Kong.svg)
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 13:00 – 14:00
Room Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg Mexico City Flag of Mexican Federal District.svg Esino Lario Flag of Italy.svg London Flag of the City of London.svg Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg Room
Topic TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION OFFLINE EDUCATION COMMUNITIES Topic
14:00 – 14:30 User Experience in Wikipedia: How Can We Improve It?

Marc Miquel
Ideal for newbies Participation & representation Community health 

What does this mean in ...? - building bridges with machine-readable lexicographical data in Wikidata

Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)
Language & literacy Knowledge forms 

Eight Things You Can Do Today To Improve Offline Access

Stephane - Kiwix
Language & literacy Access & accessibility 

Wikipedia and digital equity in Education: digital skills for life and free knowledge for the world

NSaad_(WMF)
Workshop Access & accessibility Knowledge forms 

Building capacity with communities: WMF's Community Capacity Development program

Asaf (WMF)
Workshop Community health 

14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00 Hackathon Showcase

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Ideal for newbies Panel Content Quality Video recording

Learn how to model the words of your language in Wikidata

Lea Lacroix (WMDE)
Workshop Language & literacy Knowledge forms 

How to kick-start communities or How to boldly go where no editor has gone before

Gereon K.
Participation & representation 

14:30 – 15:00
Kiwix & Raspberry Pi - build your own wikipedia Wifi hotspot

GastelEtzwane
Workshop Access & accessibility 

15:00 – 15:30 Lessons from creating a diversity toolkit

Rohini, Chinmayisk
Participation & representation 

15:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 15:45
Break
15:30 – 15:45
15:45 — 17:30
Closing session Plenary session Noun project 637.svg
Featuring: Cape Choir, Jimmy Wales, 2017 Wikimedian of the Year - Felix Nartey,

Announcement of the 2018 winner, presentation by Wikimania 2019 Sweden, & group photo

15:45 – 17:30
17:30 – 18:30
From 18:00 – Meetups
17:30 – 18:30
19:00 – Midnight
Closing party

(Departure shuttle from hotel at 18:30)

19:00 – Midnight

Remote attendance[edit | edit source]

Live stream[edit | edit source]

Noun project 637.svg LIVE. Plenary sessions (invited speakers & the opening/closing sessions) will be live streamed on the Wikimedia Foundation's YouTube channel (CC-BY) and added to the "Wikimania 2018" playlist. They will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons later.

Recording[edit | edit source]

Noun project 637.svg All sessions being presented in the Montreal Flag of Montreal.svg room will be professionally recorded and published before the end of the conference on the WMF YouTube channel and added to the "Wikimania 2018" playlist. They will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons later.
Note: Several video cameras are available for attendees to borrow. If you are interested in borrowing one to record any other sessions, please visit Community member camera rental.

Social Media[edit | edit source]