Infitah Openness : Wiki Arabia Conference Algeria from 15 to 17 October 2021
Under the title "Openness", the Algerian Wikimedians User Group has the honor to organize the first virtual conference of its kind directed at the Wikimedia community, in which it invites Arab user groups in the Arab world and all users of the Arabic Wikipedia encyclopedia to participate in it by submitting interventions under this title. The conference will be from 15 to 17 October 2021
The Algerian Wikimedians User Group has the honor to organize the first virtual conference of its kind directed at the Arab Wikimedia community from October 15 to 17, 2021 under the title "Infitah" / Openness.
Infitah: the openness of the Arab Wikimedians community to contributors, active communities inside and outside wiki projects, and new Wikimedia users, especially to global and Arabic content.
The problematic of the conference: How can the Arab Wikimedians community, especially the Arab Wikipedians community, drive more dynamic openness?
At the height of the era of globalization, and its effects on cultures and minorities in the world, the Arab region and the Arab Wikimedians community in particular, needs to raise the pace of openness to everything that is global knowledge content, in order to deliver this information in Arabic through the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects.
The encyclopedic work on Wikipedia, with its openness, will create quick ways for us to spread knowledge and contents in Arabic to all knowledge of the world in a timely manner without delay.
We need in Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects to provide good knowledge content and increase the number of contributors to it. In order to be the first source of reliable Arab information in an Arabic language and look that allows the reader to access information in a timely manner.
By motivating new contributors to edit, there will be an enrichment of the content in the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects with more new articles, and by working to raise the quality of this Arabic content, the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects will turn into a high-quality and reliable source and its articles will be translated into other languages.
The challenge lies in the ability of the Arab Wikimedia community and its supportive user groups in the Arab world to attract and train new contributors.
In the long run, we need to find ways to get new contributors to add content to Wikipedia on a regular basis.
User groups have a great ability to launch activities directed to new users and involve them in voluntary work to enrich Arabic content, and to reach users in unrepresented countries, the creation of new user groups must be supported, by increasing cooperation between Arab user groups.
We suggest to you four main points that need interventions during the conference:
- How can we achieve this openness?
- How do we increase the quantity and quality of content in the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects?
- What are the strategies that should be adopted to publish outstanding content in the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects?
- How do we maintain the pace of enriching good and new content in the Arabic Wikipedia and its sister projects?
It is an invitation to all components of Arab society, through this conference, to expand the idea to find solutions to the issues at hand. We also encourage speakers from the Arab Wikimedia community and active user groups in Arab countries to address the issue of implementing the openness strategy by presenting and presenting theoretical and more practical theses, with studies and statistics on Similar experiences, every idea or opinion presented leads us to raise Arabic content towards more quality and greater documentation through Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedic site in the world.
Please follow the schedule in the section dedicated to it for more details.
On behalf of the organizational team of WikiArabia Algeria.
Wikiarabia is a three-day conference in which participants from the Arab region present their experiences, views,
and suggestions on Wikimedia projects in Arab countries.
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