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October 7 - Friday - Pre-Conference at Balboa Park, San Diego, California (See Wiki Culture Crawl)
October 8 - Saturday
Auditorium

Floor 1

Shiley Suite

Floor 9

Jaffe Mtn View

Floor 5

Clark Room

Floor 1

Wells Fargo

Floor 4

Commission Room

Floor 9

Reading Room

Floor 8

Description Sessions Sessions Sessions Sessions Training Meetings/

sessions

Hacking/

hangout

SAT

9:30 am

Registration - Library Lobby
SAT Opening

10:00 - 11:45 am

Introduction

Keynote addresses -

Katherine Maher, executive director, Wikimedia Foundation

Stan Rodriguez, Native linguist and language advocate for Kumeyaay culture, Santa Ysabel Band of the Iipay Nation

Keynote

WMF

All Hands

SAT

12:00 - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

Served in Shiley Suite on 9th floor to those with paid registration.

12:30 pm - Introduction to Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory

Ask Wikimedia Foundation's product leaders: Editing, Discovery, Reading (Forrester, Garry, Katz) (or Shiley lunch tables) (90 minutes)

WMF

SAT

Session 1

1:30 - 3:00 pm

ReHumanizingHaiti or The Role of Technology and Social Media in Language Activism/Advocacy for Historically Undervalued Languages (Lamour)

Caribbean

Languages


Grades and the Gender Gap: How Student Editors are Writing Women into Wikipedia (Mathewson)

WikiEdu

Gender Gap

Education


The Transgender Gap: Trans and non-binary representation on Wikipedia (Gethen)

Gender Gap

Sat-Aud-1

New Frontier: Using Wikidata on Commons (Tuszynski)

Wikidata

Commons


Tutorial on basic SQL (Quarry) for Wikimedians (Wolff)

WMF

Tech

Introductory


A New Approach to Behavioural Rules on a Wikimedia Project: The Technical Spaces Code of Conduct (Koerner)

WMF

Community

Tech

Sat-Shi-1

Textbooks and the New Information Economy

(Warner, Heinze)

Academic

Education


College Students and Perceptions of Authority in Wikipedia (Todorinova)

Academic

Education


Contribution as Coursework: What role do students play on Wikipedia? (Schiroo, Halfaker)

Academic

Education

Research

Sat-Jaffe-1

Health Literacy of Wikipedia (Kaur)

Academic

Health-Med


Linked data in the hands of biological researchers: A model organism database powered by Wikidata (Putman)

Academic

Wikidata

Science


Why medical schools should embrace Wikipedia (Rasberry et al)

Academic

Health-Med

Sat-Clark-1

1:30-2:15 pm

Beyond the basics of citation templates (Leonard)

Tutorial

Quality


2:15-3:00 pm Wikisource Update / Workshop (Hayes)

Tutorial

Sat-Wells-1

Much Ado About Budgets, Or How to Estimate and Exhaust Grant Funds (Bittaker) (45 mins)

WMF


Wiki Loves Posting About Monuments: Using media to support community projects (Johnson, Lien) (45 mins)

WMF

Sat-Com-1

Women Philosopher's Edit-a-thon: Kevin Gorman Memorial

Tutorial

Gender Gap

Edit-a-thon

(1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

SAT BREAK 1

3:00 - 3:30 pm

SAT

Session 2

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Wikipedia Organizations on Campus: Case Study and Guide (Payravi, Rimmel)

Education


The Sad, Sad Story of Social Wikipedia (Schoonover)

Community


What's New in GLAM-Wiki? (Stinson)

GLAM

WMF

Sat-Aud-2

Video and Multimedia in Wikipedia: Today and Tomorrow (Vibber)

Tech

Commons

Multimedia


WikiDataScape: A Cytoscape Browser for WikiData (Stupp)

Wikidata

Multimedia


Commons License templates: analyzing use frequency and future development(Tuszynski)

Commons

Tech

Sat-Shi-2

Wikipedia Cuba: Challenges and Opportunities (Nelson)

Academic

Caribbean


“Making Your Own Worlds”: The Changing Educational Goals of The LaGuardia WikiProject Octavia E. Butler (Gallardo)

Academic

Education


Building a Public History of HIV/AIDS in New York City: The Pedagogical Relationship of Wikipedia and the Archives (Matsuuchi, Gallardo, Abreu, Ortiz, Rasberry)

Academic

Health-Med

Sat-Jaffe-2

Wikipedia for Health and Safety at Work:NIOSH Wikipedian in Residence (Hare)

Health-Med


Drug and chemical compound items in Wikidata as a data source for Wikipedia infoboxes (Burgstaller-Muehlbacher)

Wikidata

Science

Health-Med


Wiki Ed's Year of Science: What's worked so far, and where we go from here (L. Davis, Mathewson)

WikiEdu

Science

Sat-Clark-2

3:30 pm - Introduction to Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory


4:30 pm - Citation manager needed - Mastering your reliable sources online and offline with Zotero (Wilson)

Quality

Sat-Wells-2

Developing community norms for critical bots and tools (B. Davis)

Tech

Community

WMF


Welcoming and Helping New Editors: A Month at the Teahouse (Heaphy)

Inclusion

Community

Sat-Com-2

SAT

Closing session

5:15 - 6:00 pm

Closing Panel

Public Policy Advocacy Across Both Coasts (Sadowski, Meyer, Hayes, Roslof)

WMF

Panel

Sat-Aud-Closing

Lightning Talks

(5:15 - 5:45 pm)

Lightning Talks

Sat-Aud-Closing

SAT

Evening events

6:00 pm - onwards

Sign up for dine-arounds, a pub crawl, or organize your own event
October 9 - Sunday
Auditorium

Floor 1

Shiley Suite

Floor 9

Jaffe

Mountain View

Floor 5

Clark Room

Floor 1

Wells Fargo

Floor 4

Commission Room

Floor 9

Reading Room

Floor 8

Outings

9:00 am -

12:00 noon

Outings and Meetups • Please eat brunch/lunch on your own before arriving to SDCPL; organize a group brunch here
SUN

Noon

Registration - Library Lobby
SUN

Opening

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Introduction

Keynote address - Merrilee Proffitt, senior program officer , OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) "Wikipedia and Libraries: Putting the L in GLAM."

Keynote

Libraries

All Hands

12:30 pm - Introduction to Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory

SUN BREAK 1

1:15 - 1:30 pm

SUN

Session 1

1:30 - 3:00 pm

A Review of the First Year: Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity (Doyle)

Academic

Gender Gap

Education

Libraries


Beginning of Cultural Change: Wikipedia's Future Collaboration with Academic Libraries  (Cawthorne)

Academic

Libraries


Linking a controlled subject vocabulary to Wikipedia (Vizine-Goetz, OCLC)

Libraries

Tech

Sun-Shi-1

The Online Writing Classroom and Wikipedia (Carleton)

Academic

Education


College Writing and Wikipedia: Purposes, Audiences, and Genres (Cummings)

Academic

Education


Wikipage Creation: An Exercise in Critical Thinking and Group Collaboration (Paul and Hamm)

Academic

Education

Sun-Jaffe-1

Tracking the Triple Crown: Creating quality content (Wahler)

Quality


Rocket Cats & Knowledge Engines (Seddon, Koerner, Peterzell)

WMF

Tech


Sun-Clark-1

1:30-2:15 pm -

What's Wikidata? How does it work? (Stinson, Malyshev)

WMF

Wikidata

Introductory


2:15-3:00 pm - Wikidata and Query Service - understanding and presenting the data (Malyshev)

WMF

Wikidata

Sun-Wells-1

Citations needed? Brainstorming how to get academic resources to more Wikipedians through the Visiting Scholars program (Mathewson, McGrady) (45 mins)

WikiEdu

Quality

Education


The five and a half biggest mistakes WikiEdu made when thinking about program impact (L. Davis) (45 mins)

WikiEdu

Education

Sun-Com-1

Edit-a-thon: Notable Chemists and Chemistry with the American Chemical Society

Introductory

Science

Edit-a-thon

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SUN BREAK 2

3:00 - 3:30 pm

SUN

Session 2

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Internet Archive and Wikipedia collaboration: Link rot, multimedia and more (Internet Archive)

Libraries

Tech


Wikipedia in Libraries: Case Studies in Wikipedia Outreach and Training in Academic Libraries (Anderson, Caton, Warga)

Libraries

Education

Ends at 4:30pm, standing break, continues into next session

Sun-Shi-2

How Wikimedia Communities Can Thrive by Fostering Co-Creative Networks (Byrd-McDevitt)

Academic

GLAM


Wiki Loves Heritage: The Case for a WMF Genealogical and Local History Wiki (Fernandez)

Academic


Enhancing Collaboration in Academia through GLAM Edit-a-thons (Thorndike-Breeze)

Academic

GLAM

Education

Sun-Jaffe-2

Writing the American Sign Language Wikipedia on Incubator (Frost, Nesmith, Sharer)

Languages

Tech


How Wikipedia can collaborate with the translator community (Wang)

Languages


Reader study results: what reader qualities impacts reading behavior? (Katz)

WMF

Research

Sun-Clark-2

3:30 pm - Introduction to Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory


4:30 pm - The Wiki Ed and P&E Dashboards (Ross, Bittaker)

WikiEdu

WMF

Tech

Education

Sun-Wells-2

Why Plagiarism Matters (Beasley-Murray) (45 mins)

Education


The Other Side of COI: Volunteer Response to Professional Contributors (Beutler) (45 mins)

Community

Sun-Com-2

Edit-a-thon: Notable Chemists and Chemistry with the American Chemical Society

Introductory

Science

Edit-a-thon

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SUN

Closing Session

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Closing Panel

4:45pm -

Libraries & Wikipedia: Better Together (Ayers, et al)

Libraries

Panel

Sun-Shi-Closing

Discussion 5:00 - 6:15pm

Wikimedia Communities and Movement Strategy, with Katherine Maher

WMF

Community

Discussion

Sun-Jaffe-Closing

SUN Reception

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Reception - Shiley Suite / Woods Family Terrace - 9th Floor

Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean with light appetizers (cash bar -- please bring cash to purchase drinks).

All Hands

October 10 - Monday
Auditorium

Floor 1

Shiley Suite

Floor 9

Jaffe

Mountain View

Floor 5

Clark Room

Floor 1

Wells Fargo

Floor 4

Commission Room

Floor 9

Reading Room

Floor 8

MON

9:30 am

Registration - Library Lobby
MON

Opening

10:00 -

11:45 am

Introduction

Keynote address - Dr. Lourdes Epstein, library director, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City campus

Keynote

Libraries

MON LUNCH

12:00 -1:30 pm

LUNCH

Speaker

Michael Connolly Miskwish - scholar and author of "Kumeyaay: A History Textbook"; Campo Kumeyaay Nation; adjunct faculty, American Indian Studies at San Diego State University

All Hands

12:30 pm - Basics of Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory

MON

Session 1

1:30 -

2:30 pm

GLAM program in Mexico: the benefits and challenges of collaboration with the public cultural sector (Martínez,  Flores)

Mexico

GLAM


Wikimania's Yellow Army: Behind the scenes (Cruz y Corro)

Mexico

Mon-Aud-1

Open for Unconference sessions

Unconference


Planned session 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Dial "T" for Training - Creating Effective Training Modules to Address Harassment, both Online and at Events ( Brown, Earley, Schilling) (60 mins)

Inclusion

Community

Planned session 1:30 pm - 4 pm:

Indigenous People's Day editathon

Inclusion

Edit-a-thon

Introductory

Mon-Shi-1

Wikipedia-in-a-box - Kiwix (Coillet-Matillon, Vargas, Holt, Moody)

Tech


How Wikipedia Can Reverse the Historical Erasure of LGBT Communities (Fustich)

Academic

Inclusion

Mon-Jaffe-1

Be bold and edit the map: OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia (Nguyen)

Tech


Journalism and Wikipedia (Walsh)

Quality

Mon-Clark-1

The gender pronoun gap in Wikipedia (Yazdani)

Academic

Gender Gap


Editatona: Helping close the gender gap in Wikipedia (Sánchez)

Gender Gap

Mon-Wells-1

Creating flashcards in Native American languages using images from Wikimedia Commons (Hayes, guest)

Inclusion


Beyond copyright release - model release and other media rights (Rasberry)

Commons

Mon-Com-1

MON BREAK 1

2:30 - 2:45 pm

MON

Session 2

2:45 -

4:15 pm

Understanding Wikipedia readership: Our results for our phone survey in Mexico (Foy, Vargas) (30 mins)

WMF

Research


Increasing reach of Wikimedia projects via partnerships (Vrana, Vargas) (30 mins)

WMF

Inclusion

Mon-Aud-2

Open for Unconference sessions

Unconference

Planned session 1:30 pm - 4 pm:

Indigenous People's Day editathon

Inclusion

Edit-a-thon

Introductory

Mon-Shi-2

WikiProject X: The development of the future of on-wiki project coordination (Schoonover)

Tech

Community

Research

Mon-Jaffe-2

Mon-Clark-2 3:30 pm - Basics of Wikipedia for the Public

Introductory

Mon-Wells-2

Open for Unconference session scheduling

Mon-Com-2

MON BREAK 2

4:15 - 4:30 pm

MON

Closing session

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sharing session

Discussion

All Hands

Mon-Shi-Closing

See you at Wikimania 2017 in Montreal! (August 11-13, 2017)

Registration times[edit]

On-site registration and badge pick-up for pre-registered attendees will be open:

  • Friday, October 7 at Balboa Park during the Culture Crawl: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am-1:30pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Monday: 9:30am-1:30pm