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Ukrainian Wikipedia


Slides of my lighting talk on gender equity in Ukrainian Wikipedia
Photo of me delivering the presentation. Thanks to User:ولاء for taking it
Slides of my talk delivered during WikiConference in Ukraine, which is based on the experience I acquired at Wikimania
Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?

I learned a lot during Wikimania 2018, and I tried to share as much as possible. Here are some of the most useful things I learned at Wikimania and shared (or will share) with my local community.

  1. During the conference, I made notes and summaries of the events I attended. Throughout Wikimania, I was publishing them on the site of my chapter, Wikimedia Ukraine. See wmua:Вікіманія 2018 (this page was also expanded by other Wikimania participants from Ukraine). Also, I regularly published some of the most interesting highlights on Wikimedia Ukraine's Facebook page (some examples: 1, 2, 3).
  2. After Wikimania, I published a blog post based on some ideas I learned. Written in Ukrainian for Wikimedia Ukraine's blog, this analytic article is devoted to the issue of decolonization of knowledge, which was extensively discussed at Wikimania.
  3. I delivered a talk during Ukrainian Wikiconference in Kyiv, which was held on August 24th-26th. The topic of my talk was directly connected to Wikimania as I presented 5 interesting ideas of projects which can be implemented by Ukrainian Wikipedia and/or Wikimedia Ukraine on the basis of the international experience I learned at Wikimania. Slides of my presentation are available on Commons.


I met dozens of people at Wikimania, both those whom I had already known before and those whom I met for the first time, and made dozens of new Facebook friends :) It is hardly possible to list all of them, so I will try to divide them into general groups:

  1. Those who attended Learning Days. The format of Learning Days is perfect for meeting new people and engaging in useful discussions in small groups. I got acquainted with a lot of people, and it was interesting to hear the experience of wikimedians from Thailand, UK, Spain, US, and various other countries. I delivered a lightning talk during the first day of Learning Days, and some 20-25 people attended it.
  2. People working on gender diversity. I have been working on diversity issues within the Wikimedia movement recently, so I aimed to talk with people from other countries, from United States to Germany to India, about their experience.
  3. Wikimedians from CEE region. Due to our shared interests (and the proximity of our cultures), it was also a group I spent plenty of time talking with.

Of course, I made connections with many other people, those are just the biggest common groups.

As an example of the usefulness of Wikimania connections — folks from the Netherlands told me about their cheat sheet on visual editing. I liked the idea and already translated this cheat sheet from English into Ukrainian. After it is formatted, I am going to publish it on Commons and start distributing it during wiki-trainings within a few weeks.

Anything else[edit]

Here is the link to my presentation's slides I mentioned above — commons:File:Gender Equity Lighting Talk (Learning Days, Wikimania 2018).pdf. I took some photos with my smartphone, but I do not think they are quality enough to be uploaded to Commons.

Thanks for Wikimania and for the opportunity to attend it!