Grants:TPS/Ibrahim Husain Meraj/Wikimania/2018/Report

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Welcome back from Wikimania 2018!

Participant[edit]

Ibrahim Husain Meraj

Bangla Wikipedia

Outcome[edit]

This is my first Wikimania. And I was overwhelmed by the wiki experience. I met so many new wikipedian from all around the world.

During the conference days, I joined Wikidata sessions. Asaf’s session was terrific. His lecture made me understand Wikidata from the basic level. In those sessions he made the participants do the Wikiquery along with him. I also attended the Commons categorizer meetup, Asia meetup, Bangla Wikipedian meetup and Education meetup. The communication session about low and high context situation was very enjoyable.

  • Shared Experience: I have also written a blog along with Afifa about our experience in Wikimania 2018, it is under process of publishing. Draft blog can be found here.
  • New Creation: From these sessions I took so many lessons and inspirations, I am delighted to share some of these here-
  1. Wikiquery and Wikidata project in Bangla Wikipedia: My learning about Wikiquery and Wikidata from attending Asaf’s session which will be implemented in my home wiki’s future workshops and events.
  2. Workshops for new commons user: From Commons Categorizer meetup I realized, we need more workshops for new editors regarding categorizations, commons basic upload tools. I have been planning for Wiki takes Comilla (it is my hometown) and going to apply my knowledge from the session basic of organizing a program or event in future events for Wikimedia Bangladesh specially arranging edit-a-thons/ wiki takes programs (photo walks). I also did photo walk in Comilla, that can be found here, however this time I am going to be more precise and apply my learning to get better outcome.
  3. More collaboration: From the meetups, my understanding is that the more we collaborate the better outcomes we will get. During Bangla Wikipedia meet up, I planned with West Bengal user group to launch a collaborative wiki takes cultural heritage project, which is going to be implemented soon.
  4. Going to apply my knowledge from the session basic of organizing a program or event in future events for Wikimedia Bangladesh specially arranging edit-a-thons/ wiki takes programs

Connections[edit]

I mention here some of my connection.

Anything else[edit]

I am helping Afifa and Christel to analyze a survey named : “Gender: does it matter in conflict”.

Some of my Wikimania memories:

Pictures that I took during Wikimania can be found here: Wikimania 2018 by Ibrahim Husain Meraj