The registration period begins for Viquiescoles(Wikischools), which aims to bring the Wikipedia to the classroom such that students in compulsory secondary education (ESO), vocational training programs (Cicles Formatius) and post-compulsory secondary education (Batxillerat, i.e. A-levels / senior high) are encouraged to write articles on a variety of topics through a contest and awards for the best contributions. Some 250 students from a total of 15 schools will participate.
February 25. Introductory course to the Wikipedia and its educational potential at the Garraf Center for Pedagogical Resources (Centre de Recursos Pedagògics del Garraf), with a total of 125 attendees. The presentation went over the possibilities and advantages this tool offers for the schoolroom, i.e. teaching democratic values and a critical spirit, making students active knowledge builders, lending them motivation or serving as a tool to work on basic skills, among others. See Note (in Catalan). Barcelona & Kippelboy
February 3. Meeting with the Joan Miró Foundation to discuss opportunities for collaboration in 2012 and prepare the Mobile World Congress and QRpedia campaigns. Kippelboy
February 6. Meeting with the CCCB to discuss the I+C+i symposium on the influence of the Wikipedia and open knowledge on society, to be held in April 2012. Kippelboy
February 9–13. Attended GLAMCAMP Washington DC, explained the Catalan situation and provided a Catalan point of view at GLAM-WIKI and Wiki Loves Monuments 2011. See Presentation and photo gallery. Kippelboy
February 1. Meeting with the General Directorate for Linguistic Policy of the Catalan Government.
February 8. Visit to the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. Report on www.digital-commons.net Lilaroja
February 8. Meeting with the Department of Social and Family Affairs of the Catalan Government to evaluate the outcome of the workshops for the elderly carried out in 2011 and set out the program for 2012. Gomà i Pallares
February 9. Meeting of the Catalan Alliance for Open Knowledge and Open-Source Software (Aliança Catalana pel Coneixement i el Programari Lliures), where an initial joint activity is planned regarding Open Data using the agreement established between Amical Viquipèdia and the Catalan Government. Attending the meeting were Softcatalà, Mozilla, Caliu and Amical.
Progress made on the Wiki4HE project. We now have a rough draft of the survey for professors at the Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - UOC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) as well as the interview script. In addition, a form has been created to document experiences in Wikipedia application and the profile defined for the research assistant to be contracted for the project. The call for candidates for the position will soon be announced. The position is a part-time, remunerated job as research assistant at the UOC for a duration of 18 months or so. Gomà
Amical Viquipèdia, together with the Wikipedia in Catalan, provides support for and participates in disseminating the Catalanitzador per a Windows tool by Softcatalà, which helps users who so wish to get their computers and programs to be in Catalan. Davidpar
Wikitexts in Catalan reaches 10,000 revised pages and is now in 9th position worldwide. See Press Release