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Welcome back from Wikimania 2016!



Mainly Arabic Wikipedia and English Wikipedia


Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Started planning the first practical steps of holding the Wikipedia Workshops in Palestine
New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
At Wikimania, I accepted the 100 wikidays challenge, and began writing a new article every day on July 24, 2016 and sharing the article with my friends on Facebook, which has started some online and offline discussions about editing Wikipedia. It is a great conversation starter, and a good recruitment tool.


  • Wikimania was a great opportunity to meet new people, and to reconnect with previous acquaintances.
  • I met many interesting people at Wikimania. The most interesting was Guido Barindelli, an Esinese civil protection officer, a professor in physical therapy, a talented photographer who had traveled around the world, and a new Wikimedian ready to upload his photos to Commons! I had the pleasure of introducing him to the wiki world.
    Showing Guido how to upload to Commons
  • Another great connection I made was with John Andersson of Wikimedia Sweden, where we discussed collaboration of Wikimedians of the Levant in the Connected Open Heritage project.
  • Wikimania was another great opportunity to meet with Arab Wikimedians to discuss issues in the Arabic Wikipedia, as well as collaboration between the different user groups.
  • At the talk I gave together with May Hachem about translation, about 50 participants attended.

Anything else[edit]

I uploaded the group photos of the Education Meetup to Commons