Egypt Wikimedians/Report/ 2016

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Activities[edit]

Edit-a-thons[edit]

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.

Meeting[edit]

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

Equipment[edit]

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