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Latvia report: From Wikimedia CEE Meeting to science fiction[edit]

By Papuass

Impressions from Wikimedia CEE Meeting in Warsaw are still strong and while these are here, on-wiki reports have been prepared. While Papuass is a CEE veteran, for Treisijs it was a new experience in many ways. Community was informed about the experiences via on-wiki reports and discussions and real life meetup is planned.

Papuass did an introductory session for students of our tiny Education program, showing how editing works in University of Latvia. Instead of writing a report, 15-20 students will each write two Wikipedia articles. As they are studying to become teachers, their topics will be chosen from subjects they will be teaching in the future. We have been working with this course for the third year.

For the whole month there is a Science fiction and fantasy themed contest running in Latvian Wikipedia. Idea was sparked by Papuass who somehow got hold of a Doctor Who themed t-shirt while not being a fan of the franchise. So this is the prize for the contest which has generated more content than many of our previous thematic writing contests. The fact that the prize is available in a certain size has not stopped wikipedians from participating. Another side effect from it is that Zuiks has got his first experience in organizing a contest.