Dan Gillmor - WM AM guest
On October 9, 2015 Wikimedia Armenia and Armenian Wikipedians hosted American technology writer, lecturer and media entrepreneur Dan Gillmor․ Dan Gillmor visited Armenia by the invitation of "Journalists For the Future" NGO to participate in the presentation of the Armenian version of his book "Mediactive". Wikimedia Armenia collaborating with "Journalists For the Future" NGO could make the Dan's meeting with Armenian Wikipedians possible.
During the meeting Gillmor had a surprise for Armenian Wikipedians. We had a skype call with Jimmy Wales, who greeted all of us. The editors had a unique opportunity to talk to him and ask questions. Wikipedians also had a productive discussion with Dan Gillmor on Wikipedia, modern media and related themes.
Teacher training seminar
On October 27 - November 1 Wikimedia Armenia gathered together teachers from different cities and villages of Armenia. The aim of the seminar was to spread wikimovement in different regions of Armenia and involve new editors and volunteers in WM AM projects, especially in Wikipedia Education Program. Following our previous successful seminars organized for Western Armenian teachers from Lebanon and Eastern Armenian teachers from different cities of Armenia, WM AM decided to continue involving more teachers to the program. More than 100 teachers applied to participate in wikiseminar but only 29 were chosen.
After the seminar the teachers actively try to organize different events in their schools:
- Mrgavan secondary school - November 4 and 12
- Yerevan N190 high school - November 8
- Surenavan secondary school - November 9
- Charentsavan high school after M. Mashtots - November 16
- Sisian N1 high school - November 14, 16, 22, December 4
- Gyumri college of Armenian State Economic University - November 3
Another workshops are expected to be held in future. In this way Armenian teachers together with their students will continue to share in the sum of all human knowledge.
For more details please see the article "Armenian students inspire their teachers to join Wikipedia" in WMF Education newsletter.
Barcamp Yerevan 2015
Wikimedia Armenia team presented WM AM's projects and activity during the Barcamp 2015 Gyumri.