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Submission no. 002
Title of the submission
How to support African languages Wikis? / Comment soutenir les Wikipedias en langues africaines ?
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Helmoony (Helmi HAMDI)
Language of presentation
English and French (slides and speech)
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
TN User group / Wikimedia Canada / Arabic Wikipedia community
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

This presentation offers a clear answer to the second goal of the conference: How to support African languages Wikipedias? A lot of tools developed in different projects and languages, that face or faced the same problems, will be explained. From Wikidata based infoboxes to bots massively importing data (e.g., Templates, Portals, Categories).

Cette presentation répond clairement au deuxième objectif de la conférence : Comment soutenir les Wikipédias en langues africaines ? Plusieurs outils développés dans plusieurs projets et langues, qui font face ou ont fait face aux mêmes problèmes, seront expliqués. Des [[modèles basés sur Wikidata aux bots qui importent massivement du contenu (ex. modèles, portails et catégories).

What will attendees take away from this session?

Applying those unique tools (links will be available inside slides) will help attendees to focus mainly on editing content instead of wasting their time in maintenance. They will also learn technics to convince their community and handle their resistance to change.

Appliquer ces outils uniques (les liens seront fournis dans les diapositives) va aider les participants à se consacrer principalement à la contribution de contenu au lieu de perdre leurs temps dans la maintenance. Ils vont aussi apprendre les techniques pour convaincre leur communauté et gérer leur resistance au changement.

Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
The presentation will be based mainly on two other ones already given [1] [2].
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Draft

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Marcmiquel (talk) 20:59, 14 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Stephane (talk)
  3. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 12:51, 31 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Committee decision[edit]