Talk:Celtic Knot Conference 2020

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This is the main talk page related to the Celtic Knot Conference 2020 - feel free to leave a message for the organizers here! You can find previous discussions at /archive.

Announcement: Celtic Knot Conference will take place remotely[edit]

Dear all,

Here’s an update regarding the Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference, planned on 9-10 July in Limerick, Ireland, organized by Wikimedia UK and Wikimedia Community Ireland together with the Hunt Museum.

We are taking the current health crisis very seriously, and we cannot foresee how long it will take before things get back to normal. However, we really want to maintain an event that can bring together various people from the Wikimedia community as well as cultural and education institutions to work on minority languages on the Wikimedia projects.

For these reasons, we decided to transform this year’s edition of the Celtic Knot Conference into a fully remote event. We will build a structure and a program that allows sharing content online, as well as social interactions and knowledge exchange, through various tools (videostream, chat, collaborative content creation).

This situation is unexpected, but we still hope that we can take the best out of it, experiment on new formats, and we are convinced that our participants will come up with creative ideas. The previously opened call for papers will keep running for an extended time, until Thursday 30 April. Feel free to make some proposals and indicate what would be your favorite format.

We will keep you updated on this talk page to let you know about the new format of the conference and how to participate. If you have any ideas or suggestions, they are very welcome on this page too.

Thanks for your understanding agus slán go fóill! For the organization team,

Wikimedia UK (Daria Cybulska, Director of Programmes)

Wikimedia Community Ireland (Rebecca O’Neill, Project Coordinator)

Smirkybec (talk) 11:42, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ilario, TJones (WMF), Paucabot, and VIGNERON: feel free to update your submissions to adapt them to the new format. You're also very welcome to make new proposals until April 30th. Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 11:59, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I've reviewed my submission and I don't really need to change anything, except to note that it will be pre-recorded. Trey Jones (WMF) (talk) 14:18, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Celtic Knot Conference final call for participation[edit]

Dear all/A chairde

The Call for Papers or Participation in the 2020 virtual/remote Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference closes on Thursday 30 April at midnight. The event will centre around 9-10 July with workshops, help desks and other events taking place throughout the week.

We are looking for your most imaginative ideas for how we can host a variety of interesting, engaging, and enlightening talks, workshops, presentations, and events. We are looking for those with Wikimedia experience to share to use their new virtual hosting and facilitating skills with those in Ireland and beyond to bring those new events to Celtic Knot 2020.

Is there a new event format you have been experimenting with for your language or other community? Have you found the best platform to run a workshop, helpdesk, or learning environment? Has a virtual/remote format you’ve developed, and you want to showcase it to others? Are you a Wikidata, Commons, Translation Tool, or other wizard, and you want to help new editors get involved through Celtic Knot? Have you been trying something so innovative that you would like to share with the Wikimedia community?

Then submit a proposal here to bring that event to Celtic Knot 2020 to work with those engaged with minority languages. The submission formats are guidance, please feel free to propose something that will suit your submission for a workshop, virtual round table, interactive event or helpdesk.

We look forward to hearing from you! From the organization team,

Wikimedia UK (Daria Cybulska, Director of Programmes)

Wikimedia Community Ireland (Rebecca O’Neill, Project Coordinator)

Smirkybec (talk) 10:06, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Relevant BBC article[edit]

This piece mentions several Wikimedia initiatives: "The many languages missing from the internet". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:42, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

New wikipages, improvements, translations[edit]

Hello all,

As you may have seen, we released new pages for the conference. In this section, I'm really happy to discuss with you about possible improvements.

There are especially two topics that I'd like to raise:

  • Accessibility: I'm far from being an expert, so any suggestions or recommendations here are welcome. I tried to make the main page responsive, but pages containing wikitables are not rendering so well on mobile.
  • Translations: as our conference is all about language diversity, it makes totally sense that the documentation pages would not be only in English, but also made translatable so the community can provide translations. I'd gladly welcome some help from participants to make the pages translatable. However, I'm wondering when would be the best moment to do it. As you know, the translation markup and the "mark for translation" process make the pages much more difficult to maintain. As the conference program & concept is still under construction, I'd maybe refrain from adapting the pages right now, and wait until a few days before the conference, when the pages content will be more stable. I'm glad to hear your opinion on this of course.

Small changes and fixes are very welcome on the pages. If you're envisioning bigger changes, let's please talk about it here first. Thanks a lot! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 11:40, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Celtic Knot Conference 2020 registration and schedule now live![edit]

Dear all/A chairde

We are very excited to announce that registration and the schedule are now live for the Celtic Knot Conference 2020, taking place remotely on 9-10 July with satellite events throughout the week of 6-12 July.

The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We aim to help people learn how to direct the flow of information across language barriers and support their communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages. This year, it’s hosted by Wikimedia Community Ireland in collaboration with Wikimedia UK.

The conference will be a mixture of live streamed and pre-recorded content also available to allow for participation and engagement across time zones. We will have space for social activities, so that we can connect and hopefully learn a little about Irish culture. There is also the chance for anyone to host a satellite event during the week of the conference to showcase projects, campaigns or other work being done that is relevant to the conference themes.

We look forward to seeing you all in July! From the organization team,

Wikimedia UK (Daria Cybulska, Director of Programmes)

Wikimedia Community Ireland (Rebecca O’Neill, Project Coordinator)

Smirkybec (talk) 13:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

communication platform[edit]

Is there any communication platform for this conference that does not rely on proprietary software, other than metawiki? -- Dr.üsenfieber (talk) 23:51, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Yes, the discussions and comments for the sessions will take place on the Etherpad instance hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (see the "discussion" button in front of each session in the program). Etherpad also offers a chat feature. Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 06:53, 9 July 2020 (UTC)