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Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 2/Wikimedia Hackathon

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What group or community is this source coming from?

name of group Wikimedia developers
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Vienna
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) in-person
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 17


The summary is a group of summary sentences and associated keywords that describe the relevant topic(s). Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community. Fill in the table, using these 2 keys.

Theme key
  1. Healthy, inclusive communities
  2. The augmented age
  3. A truly global movement
  4. The most trusted source of knowledge
  5. Engaging in the knowledge ecosystem
Questions key
  1. What impact would we have on the world if we follow this theme?
  2. How important is this theme relative to the other 4 themes? Why?
  3. Focus requires tradeoffs. If we increase our effort in this area in the next 15 years, is there anything we’re doing today that we would need to stop doing?
  4. What else is important to add to this theme to make it stronger?
  5. Who else will be working in this area and how might we partner with them?
Line Theme (refer to key) Question (refer to key) Summary Statement Keywords
1 B 4 Big data and internet of things is more readily apparent to us at the moment. Wikimedia has to give the interfaces to augmented data. awareness, software
2 D 4 We need to better understand how we compare to other trusted sources, and why people use other sources, so that we can improve where possible. research, comparison
3 B 4 People should all see the same version at Wikipedia, and be able to use the same tools consistency, reliability
4 D 4 Search gives answers right now. Whereas we want to "educate" which involves giving answers as well as tangents and alternative angles - things you didn't necessarily want to know, but are important/relevant context. depth, related content
5 D 4 Articles and talkpages are an important combination, because you can see how the article developed. It's an equalizing system, where everyone has the same status and possibility to contribute. context, discussion
6 E 1 We could have a cultural influence, a political influence, and a didactic influence, just by BEING a neutral source of information. role-model, standard
7 B 4 Idea of a "wikipedia that adapts to the learner" (e.g. slider that determines complexity of content shown) adaptive, demographics
8 D 4 Knowledge is created when multiple sources of information are compared - e.g. 5  sources discussed and prioritized, structured and filtered. Readers then treat Wikipedia as information (not knowledge) and re-filter/judge for themselves. neutral, transparent
9 A 4 Striving for a healthy community may imply for some that there exists an undesired state, and people become defensive. We need to learn to co-exist. empathy, tolerance, diversity
10 D 2 Most important because it directly impacts millions of readers every month readers,
11 E 4 A lot of things are changing, and will find their own truth, and it might require a change in the way we communicate, be better at explaining our viewpoints, and what a scientific viewpoint is awareness, communication, self-description

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  • Proposal to use a 100 point distribution (per editor) over the different subthemes - perhaps for cycle 3.