A bird's-eye view of a selection of the coolest projects of the Wikimedia Chapters in the past year (2017 - Mid 2018).
The lecture is aimed at inspiring the attendees of Wikimania by showing the creativity and community work from all over the world, by transfering 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.
My goal is to inspire the audience. I hope that they learn from these projects, replicate or improve them, and come up with their own ideas.
It is very interesting and inspiring is to see how cool projects from past years gave birth to cool projects done in different country this year (i.e. how the ideas propagate themselves and inspire wiki communities and wikimedians across the world).
This session should be a great start of the first day for every Wikimania (and has been for the past seven years - do note that each year the session is different as new and different projects are presented).
As a result of this session, the participants will come out with new ideas for projects, after hearing about how the project can be achieved, how to avoid pitfalls, about possible outcomes which may be used to further the goals of wiki communities - to increase outreach and participation.