Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2014/Wikimania

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Wikimedia CEE Meetup at Wikimania 2014 at Barbian Centre, London, UK.

Wikimania 2014 meetup notes[edit]




Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, WMF (Asaf Bartov, Anna Koval)


1. What we have learned from previous meetings?

2. Is there a need for another meeting?

3. What are the next steps?


1. What we have learned from previous meetings?

+ Serbia 2012: good topics, agenda, started talking together, making relationship

+ Slovakia 2013: the agenda was not clear; wasn't a success

+ Some cooperations (Wiki expeditions) in the mean while, but always only between just two or three countries, not regionally

2. Is there a need for another meeting, and if so, what are the next steps?

+ developing relationships

+ promote good practices between the neighbours

+ developing content: edit wiki: one week edits about ceska, the other about poland, ukraine, etc... (use wikimetrics)

+ developing community: CEE Wiki camp for kids

+ wikidata – a big potential for CEE

+ mailing list or FB group

+ FB promotion of Wikipedia articles – do it regionally

+ announce events in the region and invite people that are close to the border to join

+ competitions with prizes (travel to wikimania, or to participating countries)

3. Next steps:

+ we will see if we need it

+ list of needs from the movement: every country to tell its difficulties and the WMF could do meetups with the similar (Antanana from Ukraine will start a Wiki page on Meta)

+ we will continue the conversation during Wikimania and on the list

+ Poland and Ukraine are interested in hosting

+ WMF may be able to help with the visas

+ a decision should be made soon (by the end of August??) if this meeting is to happen in 2014