Talk:Wikipedia 20/Global event
As requested on the main page, please comment below with anything that you would like to share with us relating to wikimedia community accomplishments in the past year. Our speakers will call out and recognize some of these achievements in the celebration video if you would like us to use your name or user name please mention that explicitly.
- In February 2020, Wikimedia Morocco User Group organized a strategy salon in Rabat. During that event, jabadors with the user group logo where provided. We believe that it is the first time a Wikimedia related logo was printed in traditional clothes, and that was cool!
- In January 2020, Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey has celebrated the lifting of the Wikipedia block in Turkey. We had cake and Turkish tea on the menu. Our small party was oversighted by Özgür Wiki, a charismatic handmade plush toy.
- In December 2020, Russia's Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs formally recognized Wikipedia's contribution into preserving and strengthening Russia's indigenous multilingualism by awarding active community. «Bashkir Wikipedia: 15 Years» project of community's many years active informal leader Rustam Gataullin received «The Key Word» Award in the Special Merit nomination. In 2019 the Award in the «Best Social Initiative» nomination went to Zaytuna Nigamatyanova with her «Bashkir Wiki-Grannies» project dating back since 2016. This year's «Language Policy: Practices from across Russia» forum also featured a section presentation of Tatar Wikipedia comminity's ongoing collaboration with regional authorities. See Russian Multilingual Wikinews article for more details.
- In January 2020, the Sum of all Paintings reached the milestone of having more than 500.000 paintings on Wikidata. Just mention the project and it's volunteers, no need to mention me Multichill (talk) 19:52, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
- During 2020, there were 168 advertised meetups on Swedish Wikipedia of which all after March were online. This is an increase by 17% from 2019. ♥Ainali talkcontributions 15:13, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
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- Thank you all for the highlights you added to this section. --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
I think it were great if it is possible to watch the livestream of the event outside Youtube. In my sparetime I try to use free Software before using Software from Commercial companys. With toolforge I think there is the infrastructure there for Hosting a tool for a Livestream on WikimediaFoundation Servers. Maybe you could talk with the ChaosComputerClub and ask them what for a software they use for streaming. I think it is possible to be independent from Software from Big Tech Companys in most parts and using FreeSoftware developed by a Community instead. --Hogü-456 (talk) 20:58, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
- Yes, I totally agree with this sentiment. But I also realize that trying to set up that infrastructure in just over a week might too expensive. But for a long term we really must have this. There is a phabricator ticket that addresses this need. ♥Ainali talkcontributions 07:35, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
- Thanks for the suggestion. We are looking into this and will get back to you as soon as we have an update on it. --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 15:55, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
- We agree with the suggestion about using more free and open software when we can. At this point, it's difficult for us to find a new option that allows for videoconferencing connecting to a livestream, and to do the needed tech testing to make sure it would work by Friday. Moving forward, we can definitely explore streaming to additional platforms as well. Thank you for the suggestion. --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 14:16, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
- @Selsharbaty (WMF): I just added a comment to the Phabricator ticket but since you weren't subscribed to it, I thought it was good mentioning it here as well. Last week, the open source tool PeerTube got support for live streams. It would be awesome if the Wikimedia Foundation could set up a server with that. ♥Ainali talkcontributions 09:13, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
- I would like to design a special virtual painted cake for the Wikipedia celebration instead of a real cake and share the pic on the telegram group to be featured, is this likely to be approved?