Egypt Wikimedians/Report/2016

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search



We made 4 edit-a-thons more than 120 one participated in working on developing and improving many articles and around 45 one of them continue working with Wikipedia by joining Wikipedia education program.


We called every member of our user group for a monthly meeting to plan for events and activities.

Wikipedia education program conference[edit]

we managed a conference in Cairo University to celebrate the achievements of students in the 5th term on Wikipedia education program


Wiki Love Monuments 2016[edit]

WMEG actively promoted the Wiki Loves Monuments Competition with the following :

  • Advertising the competition through the ORMS mailing list ans social media which has a substantial number of photographers
- :: - Facebook
  • Contact and presentations with photographic societies / clubs to promote the competition
  • A total of 1659 photo have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Egypt , with total size 7539.2 MB , and 2 of them are in the top 20 of the international competition
2 photo hunts made in September

writing contest[edit]

we managed a to write articles about history in Arabic Wikipedia and 15 users joined it and its result was more than 110 new articles and upload 80 new image. there was 2 winners in this contest . first prize was $250 and second was $100 . and the judgement criteria was on both quantity and the quality .

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?

Many organizations were interested in hosting edit-a-thons with us,

We generally delivered what we promised and completed the contest successfully.

  • Central notice appears to be the most efficient method for advertisement of this project.
  • We have made good local partners for future collaboration/projects.

Celebration Conference[edit]

we organized Celebration Conference on for giving awards for the winners on Wiki love monuments and