Grants:TPS/Pgallert/CaTaC 2016/Report

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Event name[edit]

Culture and Technology and Communication (CaTaC) conference in London. I had submitted a full paper which was accepted, and presented a few highlights from the paper in person. Paper and talk were titled "Clash of Cultures, Clash of Values: Wikipedia and Indigenous Communities".

Participant connections[edit]

All presentations at this conference were plenary events, so the 30 or 40 conference attendees attended the talk. I got quite a few positive comments afterwards, relating to both content and format.

Outcome[edit]

As expected, the interesting conversations happened outside the session venue, at the conference dinner and in the smokers' corner. However, due to the tight deadline of this report I haven't got any document to link to, draft or final. The following new ideas emanated from the CaTaC conference:

  1. To further content creation in indigenous languages I will run an editathon for Namibian languages on 26/27 October in Windhoek. This editathon is part of the ICCCS conference at our university.
  2. A professor from the University of Tromsø suggested a mutual exchange of lecturers with my institution, the Namibia University of Science and Technology. I'm certainly on board with this one.
  3. A professor from the University of Oslo asked for Wikipedia outreach for the Saami people in far northern Norway. That would of course be a cool thing to do, and I will follow this one up, too.

Finances[edit]

(NAD = Namibian Dollar, equivalent to ZAR = South African Rand)

  • Flight ticket WHK-FRA: NAD 10,573 per emailed receipt. Please deduct NAD 438 from this; This was a one-way rail ticket within Germany which I used privately. Total amount is thus NAD 10,135.
  • Flight ticket FRA-LON: (EUR 168,09 per emailed receipt): NAD 3,063.37 charged to my credit card
  • Conference fee (140 GBP on 7 July 2016, I'll email the receipt just now): NAD 2,729.09 charged to my credit card
  • Total: NAD 15927.46

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