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Design Indaba outreach

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On the 11 April 2018 Wikimedia ZA ran an outreach event with Interactive Africa as part of the Chapter's outreach activities and in preparation for Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town. The outreach event was intended to encourage more members of the design community to edit Wikipedia.

1st event[edit]

The 11 April 2018 event at the Interactive Africa offices.

The first Design Indaba outreach event was held on the 11th April 2018 at Interactive Africa's offices in Cape Town, South Africa. It was done in preparation for Wikimania 2018 to be held in Cape Town later that year. The first event was both an introductory workshop for designers into Wikipedia editing as well as a preliminary experiment by Wikimedia ZA exploring outreach to the design community. The event was relatively successful with six attendees and raised significant interest in further such outreach acitivies. It directly led to a broader design outreach project for 2019


2019 outreach[edit]

Starting in 2019 Wikimedia ZA working with Interactive Africa will be conducting a broader Wikipedia outreach process that will include an upload-a-thon to get design related content onto Commons and an edit-a-thon whereby designers will work with established veteran Wikipedia editors to get design related content onto Wikipedia. This is currently still an ongoing project.

2019 outreach participants[edit]