Grants:TPS/Nabin K. Sapkota/Wikimania/2015/Report

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Welcome back from Wikimania 2015!

Participant[edit]

Nabin K. Sapkota

Nepali Wikipedia


Outcome[edit]

Shared Experience[edit]

It was my very first Wikimania I'd ever attended. As per I experienced Wikimania is an opportunity to deliberate our voice with the global community, and even better than a opportunity I found Wikimania as a place of taking over responsibility to forward Wikimedia revolution on the path of progress. Not only opportunity and responsibility Wikimania became a special platform for me to share and exchange knowledge with the Wikimedians from around the world.

Apart from sharing and exchanging knowledge I found Wikimania as a platform to resolve the different obstacles which we faced during organizing in-wiki and off-wiki events. Assembling all those opportunity, responsibility, sharing and exchanging knowledge and achieving an skills of minimizing the barriers Wikimania became a milestone for me to start a new and strategic journey on the Wiki Path. I have shared my Wikimania experience with my community.

In Nepali Wiki Community

विकिपीडिया:विकिमेनिया २०१५ प्रतिवेदन

Connections[edit]

  • Biplab Anand from Nepali and Maithili Wikipedia - He was my roommate and travel partner during the Wikimania. We talked about our community future plans.
  • Krish Dulal from Nepali Wikipedia: We are from the same community. We discussed about our future plans.
  • Ravishankar from Wikimedia India Chapter - It was my first encounter with Ravishankar at Indic Language Meet-up and discussed about the possible collaborations among SAARC and Asian Wikipedians.
  • Satdeep from Punjabi Wikipedia- Discussed about the collaborating projects between two communities. Also, discussed a little bit regarding the necessary upgradation on Tibetan Wikipedia
  • Netha Hussain from Malayalam Wikipedia and Med-Glam - Encountered at Indic Language Meet-up
  • Nahid Sultan from Bengali Wikipedia and Wikimedia Bangladesh -Encountered at Indic Language Meet-up and discussed for collaborating projects between two communities along with SAARC and Asian Wikipedians. .
  • Bodhisattwa from Bengali Wikipedia- We met at Indic language meetup to sort out our future plans and possible collaboration to bring SAARC countries wikimedians under one umbrella.
  • Viswa from Malayalam Wiki Community- We met at Indic language meetup and discussed for collaborating projects between two communities along with SAARC and Asian Wikipedians. Further, we have some discussion regarding picture processing on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Rashiq from Germany and Kiwix developer-I met Rashiq for the first time on Wikimania 2015, I got chance to learn few more details about Kiwix. We’ve further discussed about the latest released offline version of Wikipedia article on Nepali Language from Kiwix. Also, we discussed to utilize those offline resources specially on the remote sites of Nepal where the internet connectivity is poor or absent.
  • Ahmed Nisar from Telugu and Urdu Wiki Community - We met at Indic language meetup to sort out our future plans and possible collaboration to bring SAARC countries wikimedians under one umbrella.
  • Khalid Mahmood from Western Punjabi Wikipedia, Pakistan- Encountered at booth of Wikimedians of Nepal and discussed a bit about running activities of both the community.
  • Muzammil from Hindi and Urdu Wiki Community - We met at Indic language meetup to sort out our future plans.
  • Thamizhpparithi Maari from Tamil Wikipedia community- We met at Indic language meetup to sort out our future plans and possible collaboration to bring SAARC countries wikimedians under one umbrella.
  • Walaa Abdel Manaem from Egypt Wikimedians- I first encountered her at booth of Egypt Wikimedians. We discussed about the Wkiwomen Eygpt project and also extend the project in all wikimedia chapters internationally in future.
  • User:Jbuket from Wikimedia Ukraine- We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time but we already worked before in Wiki Loves Earth.
  • Mykola Kozlenko We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time as we already worked before for Wiki Loves Earth. We discussed about the aftermath of Wiki Loves Earth-2015. Further we discussed about the upgradation of Wiki Loves Earth through social media promotion and graphical presentation .
  • Ilya Korniyko from Wikimedia Ukraine- We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time as we already worked before for Wiki Loves Earth.
  • Nataliia Tymkiv from Wikimedia Ukraine- We met at Wikimania-2015 as we already worked before for Wiki Loves Earth. We discussed about the image processing and photographs selection criteria regarding Wiki Loves Earth-2015.
  • Vira Motorko from Wikimedia Ukraine- We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time as we already worked before for Wiki Loves Earth.
  • Jaluj from Wikimedia Argentina- We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time and discussed about people and cultures of both Nepal and Argentina. Further we discussed about writing articles related to the people and cultures of both the country in both the language(i.e Nepali and Spanish).
  • Jake Orlowitz from Wiki Library. We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time and discussed a lot about the possibilities of starting Wiki Library Project in Nepal. We further discussed about the barriers and solutions to solve those barriers during our meetup.
  • Lane Rasberry from New York Wikimedia Community. We met at Wikimania-2015 for the first time and discussed about a open collaboration between Wikipedians of Nepal and New York Wikimedia Community. We also discussed about the documentation procedure and requirements to upgrade our community as a chapter.
  • Richard Knipel from New York Wikimedia Community. In a short meet we discussed about a open collaboration between Wikipedians of Nepal and New York Wikimedia Community.
  • Edward Galvez - Talked about formation of chapter. which is very important one.

Anything else[edit]

It was the first time three wikimedians of Nepali Language were selected for the scholarship to attend wikimania. There was a separate stall for Wikimedia Nepal User Group in the community village of Wikimania 2015. Our stall was visited by many wikimedians around the world. We shared our experience and talked about different unique projects of Wikimedia Nepal.

Poster exhibited on stall of Wikimedians of Nepal during Wikimania-2015


  • Some photographic coverage during Wikimania-2015

Gallery[edit]