Welcome back from Wikimania 2014!
Shared Experience and New Creation
This was my third participation for Wikimania, and London was particularly productive! First, Charles (WMCH) and I put the stands of Francophone chapters together at the Community Village, which allowed many exchanges between members and contributors of Francophone projects. A journalist from the famous Le Monde interviewed me at our stand (here) and now I'm invited in many Canadian medias since I'm back from London!
Then, a short but rewarding meeting with Magnus Manske has set up a metric page and thus consolidate the GLAM Poirier Project between Wikimedia Canada and National Library and Archives of Quebec. A pilot project where we are currently uploading on Wikimedia Commons a thousand pictures from Canadian Public Domain.
I'm coordinator of WikiFranca and animate the meeting of the francophones for a third consecutive year, and this year the French were very numerous. We discussed several topics, including the International Francophone Month contribution (prezi slides) which is currently in preparation for a second year (see all workshops on a map).
I did a lot of other things at WM2014, this is why I like Wikimania sooooo much!
I met a lot of people, beginning by the French speaker meetup, around 40 people showed up. I was the animator and I also did a presentation about Contribution Month; good discussions have emerged from this meeting, which lasted two hours.
I also had a breakfast with Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi) about The Wikipedia Library to have it in French. A short meeting with Magnus Manske about the Baglama tool. My roommate Abbad Diraneyya (User:عباد ديرانية) and I, had great talks about the situation of Wikipedia in Arabic World and especially in Jordan; we will work together in order to have documents translated and maybe a Wikipedia Takes Amman.
And of course nice talks around a glass of wine with members of Iberocoop. Wikimania is always very prolific in terms of meeting people.
- Prezi slides : http://prezi.com/pqy540nukyuk/mois-international-de-la-contribution-francophone/
- Interview in the Newspaper Le Monde: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuxLMl_CYAAuTsp.jpg:large
- All my pictures are on Twitter for now: https://twitter.com/Berochon/media (I'll transfer them on Commons as soon as I have a moment)
Finally, I want to thank Wikimedia Foundation very much for giving me the opportunity of attending to Wikimania; it's such a pleasure to meet, discuss, listen and share about my passion, Wikipedia. Best regards.