Welcome back from Wikimania 2014!
- Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
- Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.
- Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
- Add a link to a learning pattern - either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.
- Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
- Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).
Thanks to conversations with participants in the conference, I was shown a great tool, the Wikidata Game, in which anyone can help to sort information, without knowing the code to edit it, which was something really interesting that I liked. For me this was a great new discovery.
I believe that connections with other people are key to a conference as Wikimania, first, it is one of the most valuable things to meet the people you have only been able to colaborate with online; usually this leads to empowering relationships and stablishing healthy discussions about things on and off wiki, it is also a great oportunity to clear out misunderstandings, usually produced by the lack of real interaction between volunteers. In concrete terms, it is always good to meet the people that are running specific areas in the Foundation such as education and grants. You can directly talk to them, analyze subjects and solve problems, so being able to talk to Floor Koudijs, Anasuya Sengputa, Asaf Bartov and Alex Wang, is a very positive outcome of the conference. Also in this conference, I had the unique chance to meet in person, along with others, Lila Tretikov, the new executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation. Also, the chance to have side conversations with some of the Wikimedia Board members is an important opportunity.