User:Daniel Mietchen/Submissions/Gaps in the Wikimania 2018 program

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If the formatting on this page is odd, it is likely due to the submission form being non-public and this page being a way to reflect its structure as best as possible. I will fix the formatting as we move closer to the actual presentations.

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Gaps in the Wikimania 2018 program


This session is dedicated to addressing gaps in the Wikimania 2018 program that become apparent once the rest of the program has been defined. It also opens a way to handle "late breaking" topics, i.e. issues whose importance has risen sharply between the dates of the submission deadline and the dates of the conference.

Gaps in the program may arise for a multitude of reasons, often in combination. For instance, they mirror gaps and biases in the Wikimedia community, in the submission process, in those that can afford in-person participation, in visa regulations pertaining to a trip to South Africa, or in events that occur before or after the submission deadline.

To the extent possible, the session will take into account the "non-public information to help improve the diversity of the conference presentations" that the conference organizers have gathered from submitters.

The session will be given on the basis of , which hosts a public and editable copy of the submission.


submissions Wikimania program transparency collaboration diversity mind the gap

Wikimedia user name

Daniel Mietchen

Desired session outcome

- a better understanding of

 - how conference programming works, and that for Wikimania in particular
 - biases and gaps in Wikimania 2018 submissions and ways to address them

- interactions with others who have an interest in such gaps - suggestions on how to improve "gap management" for future events that have submission components


Advocacy & Communication Communities & Collaboration GLAM & Education Governance & Strategy Research & Academia Science & Medicine Technology & Software Other - please describe in the abstract

Presentation format


Relationship to the theme

Language & literacy Access & accessibility Participation & representation Community health Content quality Legal & policy Knowledge forms Other/None - please describe in the abstract

Wikimedia project

Wikipedia Wikidata Wikimedia Commons MediaWiki Wikisource Wikibooks Wikiquote Wikivoyage Wikinews Wikispecies Wikiversity Meta-Wiki Other All

Past presentation at Wikimania




Native language



Not clear yet, and since the form does not have this option, I left this blank.

Special requests

I would like to adapt the format of the session to the gaps it will eventually cover. I chose "workshop" because that seemed to be the most flexible of the predefined options, but I expect the session to have some elements from other session formats like a world café, lightning talks or a hackathon.


The following text is from the submission form, which required submitters to choose "I accept these terms" before submitting a proposal.

MANDATORY. - Please be informed that the title, author, and abstract of all submissions will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 License on the conference wiki. Presentations at the conference may be recorded, and any recordings would also be published under the same license. - Please make sure that your presentation is aligned with the Wikimedia Friendly Space policy. - Presenters at Wikimania are encouraged to share their slides an other materials online and with a free-license as soon as possible after the event. Wherever possible, these slides should use free-licensed source materials to facilitate that sharing. - Please contact the Programme Committee if you do not understand or are uncomfortable with any of these terms (for example, if you would prefer your presentation not be filmed).

Submission status

  • Submitted as submission number 244.
  • Rejection note received on May 2.