ESEAP Conference 2022/Report/Stitchbird2

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ESEAP Conference 2022 Report from Stitchbird2[edit]

Things learned at the conference

  • The existence of Wikisource and how to edit it
  • The existence of Web2Cit and its usefulness in adding citations to Wikipedia
  • OpenRefine upskilling
  • The existence of Entity Explosion
  • What amazing work everyone in ESEAP is doing in this space, especially the Indonesia contingent! I was in awe about the project to document old manuscripts written on palm leaves.

Things the participant contributed or participated in the conference

  • Participation in one of the opening musical items, i.e. the Aotearoa New Zealand group sang a waiata together.
  • Participation in Wikisource workshop by User:Beeswaxcandle on editing Papuan Fairy Tales
  • Participation in Wikimedia Commons upload workshop by Giantflightlessbirds
  • Participation in wonderful Sydney harbour dinner cruise!

Plans after the conference (from what was learned or contributed in the conference)

  • Using Entity Explosion by User:99of9
  • Using Web2Cit by Kerry_Raymond
  • Desire to carry on doing some work in Wikisource
  • Improving plant species Wikidata items, including using OpenRefine, after hearing talks by User:99of9 and User:MargaretRDonald, and getting one-on-one help from both of them.
  • I definitely want to keep coming to these conferences, and hopefully even Wikimania 2023!

Comments/ suggestions about the conference

  • Excellent comms before, during and after
  • Good location of conference and hotel, centrally located, easy to access via public transport
  • Appreciated that mask-wearing was encouraged and compliance was high
  • Great food and coffee/tea during breaks