Events/Language diversity and Wiki projects

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As part of Maryana Ikander's listening tour, Wikitongues has organized a roundtable discussion about language diversity across Wiki projects.

When and Where[edit]

Event Flow[edit]

This event is open (anyone can attend) and will be moderated by Daniel from Wikitongues.

Introductions (20 minutes)[edit]

Each attendee will have an opportunity to introduce themselves by briefly answering the following questions:

  • Who are you? (Your name, your language, and your title, if relevant)
  • Where are you?
  • How do you use your language in Wiki projects?

Open Discussion (40 minutes)[edit]

After introductions, we'll move to an open discussion about how we use our languages across the spectrum of Wiki projects: what works well, what could be better, and where our communities could be better supported. We'll use the following questions as a guide:

  • What have been your challenges in contributing content in your languages and what support do your and your community members need?
  • Why is linguistic diversity important in capturing the sum of all human knowledge?
  • What motivates you to contribute to Wikimedia projects?
  • What is something cool you are working on or have worked on in the past year?

Event Recording Policy[edit]

  • With everyone's consent, we will record the event.
  • Participants who consent to audio recording but don't want their faces recorded are welcome to turn off their cameras.
  • If requested, we will have a brief session at the end that isn't recorded, to leave space for more open conversation.


See rolling notes from the call here.