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.
- On August 7, LGBT User Group leaders met with AffCom liaisons regarding the status of its Wikimedia user group application. AffCom liaisons were generally pleased with the application, but were waiting for the group's name to be confirmed. We discussed possible names, user groups vs. thematic organizations, and future goals. Leaders discussed/reviewed the inaugural Wiki Loves Pride campaign.
- The Fifth Annual LGBT Meetup was held the following day. Attendees discussed LGBT activities within the Wikimedia movement, harassment and privacy concerns, and the meaning of user group status and benefits, among other topics. Participants discussed possible user group names and showed strong preference for Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group. All were invited to meet later in the evening for an off-site meet and greet.
- Following are links to the LGBT Meetup discussion, plus notes from the August 7 meeting with AffCom liaisons regarding the LGBT User Group and the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group Meetup:
- 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).
- Wikimedia user group status requested for the group known as Cascadia Wikimedians
- Wikimedia user group status requested for the group known as Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group
- submitted Grants:IdeaLab/Meetup Page Creation Tool at the IdeaLab workshop; this was an expanded version of a previous proposal, with additional design ideas and input from another workshop participant
- created the page New content at the Wikimania 2014 wiki for people to showcase content created at the conference
- created the Wikipedia articles Barbican Conservatory (en), Captain James Cook (en), Christ Child (sculpture), Statue of William Shakespeare, Leicester Square (en), and Still Water (sculpture) (en), with more to come! (Sorry, I can't help myself...)
- uploaded nearly 500 images to Wikimedia Commons, though most of are of London sites and culture from my extracurricular time and not the conference itself
It is always great to see familiar faces and meet new people as well, including a couple active Wikimedians who live in the Pacific Northwest and support the Cascadia Wikimedians user group (but whom I had not met before). I thoroughly enjoy meeting people with similar interests and always leave inspired to continue supporting the Wikimedia movement. Having in-person discussions with fellow LGBT group leaders and AffCom liaisons was very productive and expedited certain tasks. The LGBT Meetup attracted 15 to 20 individuals, many of whom were attending a LGBT meetup associated with the Wikimedia movement for the first time. The off-site meet and greet (approximately 10 people) was great fun and allowed us to get to know one another in a more casual environment. --Another Believer (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
- I did not present formally, but I did contribute to the SUBMISSIONS/GLAM BOOT CAMP — A NEW MODEL FOR GLAM-WIKI SKILLS-BUILDING FOR WIKIMEDIANS presentation by providing an overview of my GLAM-related work since attending GLAM Boot Camp in 2013
- also attended the GLAM meetup and the Wikimedia Global Circle Meetup, plus as many sessions and presentations as possible
- photos from my London trip will be available at commons:Category:2014 photographs of London by Another Believer