International Institute of Information Technology,Hyderabad(IIIT-H)
The 2nd Wikimedia Technology Summit is happening on the 3rd and 4th of March 2023. in Hyderabad, The conference is organized by the IndicWiki Project by The International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad. funding has been provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.
This summit aims to provide a platform to discuss topics related to open-source technology areas such as Indic language computing tools, language algorithms, NLP, Information extraction, document archival, rich media processing, and user interfaces.
Efforts that have been made towards ensuring access to accurate, credible information during the pandemic have received accolades and are being heralded as the virtue of an interconnected network (read internet). How did this interconnected network/s (online and offline) come to be developed? Has it always been developed and shaped by large multinational companies? The Internet which was seen and marketed as a place for entertainment, profit-making initiatives, and contentious debates is also being acknowledged for its fight against misinformation, ensuring last-mile access, and providing an open platform/s for underrepresented voices.
These virtues are either of minimal impact or in their nascent stage of evolution. What is the role of a society that is invested in the internet to develop these capabilities further? What critical questions do we ask of our individual efforts and of collective organisations in shaping an equitable, safe, and rewarding internet? How can our good intentions and actions of providing educational resources, building idealistic ventures, and constructive partnerships navigate the questions of bias, harassment, and nefarious dealings by the powerful?
Wikimedia Technology Summit aims to bring these questions, have discussions that will build long-lasting partnerships, provide the necessary support for emerging ideas, and engage in honest conversations about our limits and possible superpowers that can be used for the greater good.
Conference planning is just getting underway! Updates will be provided to developers of Wikimedia Technology.
2nd Wikimedia Technology Summit
Location: Hyderabad, IndiaWho: wikimedia technology usersURL: https://indicwiki.iiit.ac.in/summit-2023/Summary: Wikimedia Technology Summit , aims to share and discuss the state-of-the-art tools, technologies, knowledge, and ongoing research within Wikimedia and its sister projects - Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikimedia, etc, to enhance and enrich the Wikimedia ecosystem in the medium and long term.