2 years organizing Wiki project with Volunteers, without any budge, still we are going on with it.
Wikipedia Albania Community is part of the Open Labs hackerspace.
Working for the Gender Gap issue on Wikipedia
Weaknesses (or what you could use help with):
Small community and volunteer base
Low understanding of free licences in general public.
Support for Wiki Loves Monuments, as we are organizing it for the second time, but at the first time we didnt have founds to give prices for winners;
We have applied for a user group, we need to help to start it up;
For Wikipedia Albania contributors are from Kosova as well, and some of the user that participated at CEE Spring are from there, are they allowed to apply to come to Estonia as representative as Albanian Wikipedia?
Help from chapters or usergroupː How do you manage to coordinate or to work with contributors from different countries? I.E The Albanian Administrators are mostrly from Kosova and Macedonia but the contributors are mostly from Albania. Its is important for us to gather the community somehow to work together.(It was a challenge for me to get in touch/follow up with the participants since they were mostly from Kosova)
Survey how belarusian people to understand wikipedia and what they want in it (winter 2014/2015).
Low cost project from the community:
Wikification of communities. It is an activity program to foster different topic communities and grassroot initiatives with knowledge about wiki principles and work there. How we communicate with activists, the media and official institutions.
Crowdfunding project for wiki community needs an example "Helper for new Wikimedians".
BG WP has experience with a wide spectrum of educational wikiprojects on university level, and can share some findings about designing such a project. A detailed questionnaire in support of constraint-based analysis and decision making of the WEP project design is given here.
We are one of the seven chapters and user groups, which have organised Wiki Loves Earth. We did it with zero budget, with preparation for less than 4 days, and still have received 1614 contributions. Although the topic has been in the programme earlier, we can share our good and bad experiences, and help other Wikimedians do it better.
Low cost project from the community:
#100wikidays, although it is a challenge and not a project. #100wikidays gave evidences that social networks are not only source of distraction for the dedicated Wikipedians, but can be harnessed to serve good Wiki-causes, and add value (user-to-user and user-to-content interaction like liking, commenting, sharing, group coordination, outreach to and support/recognition from external audiences). :)
Few people are willing to engage in offline organizational activities, projects, collaborations with institutions. Reluctance for offline collaboration on larger initiatives like establishment of juridical entity, or at least shared bank account.
Yet unable to provide own funding for cross-border and other regional cooperative actions.
Support in transitioning user group (since January 2015) into a chapter in foreseeable future.
How to effectively communicate with government/GLAM institutions as a user group, which is not a formal organization? We have some personal contacts which can be a good start, but that might not be enough for a stable relationship.
Wiki Loves/Europena style contests - started in Berlin - focused on CEE based contests. The core idea of this would be not to make lectures about local contest (as it was in Kiev) - but rather short intro with some overall statistic and general remarks and then start discussion/sharing experiences/brainstorming for new ideas (User:Polimerek can shape the session);
about textual contests - in the same way as the above - with preliminary overview of such contests. (it is harder than photo contest, as the local contest pages are usually in local languages). It could cover CEE Spring (a volunteer is needed to shape the session);
Sharing administrative issues. What is a daily work-flow of documents in WMPL and how daily decisions are made and how does look like relations between our Board, treasurer, employees and accountant. We would suggest to avoid sharing during this session detailed country specific issues - as they are different in each country, but we can share general managerial methods, which might be replicable in other chapters;
Crossborder GLAM cooperation - we need a critical mass for this - a discussion session with hope to establish such kind of cooperation. At the moment we have the beginning of cooperation with Goethe Institut, Polish Cultural Institutes, Hungarian Cultural Institutes and cooperation with Viadrina Univ. We were also talking about Austrian chapter reps. about the "Galicia" related project, which could be of interest for Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania and Poland: en:Galicia (Eastern Europe)
Our experience with paid GLAM coordinator - what was achieved in a year of employment and what problems occurred (may be provided by our GLAM coordinator).
Mass upload using Vicunia uploader - especially useful for wikiexpeditions
we can do it in lighting talks formula + some time for general discussion at the end. We had quite a lot of such projects - so we can select 2/3 most successful and say few words about each.
Planning and expanding human resources; adapting to changing requirements in order to meet our strategy goals.
Cooperation with Voluntary service of Serbia - involving new volunteers into movement.
Strong long lasting Education program and expanding more with Education Program Manager.
Organizing local Wikipedian conference (WikiLive 2015) - great feedback from the community, gaining new active Wikipedians.
Tools related to usage of photos, uploads statistics WLM, Wiki metrics with emphasis on we find useful and what needs to be improved or created (WLE tool).
Low cost project from the community:
Every year Wikimedia Serbia has open micro grants call for parties interested in developing low cost projects aiming to enlarge free knowledge. What we’re proud the most is the fact that some project leaders continued to create similar projects this year and had ideas for annual plan which were approved.
Besides micro grants, there are several projects with a great contribution to Commons and Wikipedia. Those are Photo-safaris and workshops within Education program and FemWiki. Projects listed above don’t require much funds because we can use space and equipment from partners.
Interested in attending
Strengths (or what you are doing well)
Strong long lasting education program with a influence on adding Wikipedia in high school curriculum
Successfully finished our first APG/FDC grant cycle
Creating new Strategy document for our chapter
Weaknesses (or what you could use help with)
The core Wikipedian community is not entirely involved in Wikimedia projects.
Public in Serbia still do not differ Wikimedia from Wikipedia.
How to better share experience.
How to improve organizational effectiveness.
How to do better educate and motive new volunteers and prevent burnout.
Some ways to communicate with Government. Ukrainian Minister of Science and Education appeal to academic community to support editing Wikipedia (User:Perohanych)
How to get to radio, TV and newspapers. (User:Perohanych)
Local Wikipedia Monthly newsletters. «WikiGerald» for Ukrainian Wikipedia (User:Perohanych)
Note: it is not a newsletter but a monthly statistical bulletin, as it contains row statistical data, not news — NickK (talk) 12:42, 3 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
It does not matter how to call it Newsletter or Bulletin. What is important — it contains essential information. But as far as I understand, here is not a place for submitting own presentations, but a place for expressing own Questions & Needs — what we would like to get to know. --Perohanych (talk) 15:59, 3 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
comparably little activity in the CEE region or its languages, and need to interface with region activities. Substantial experience working across languages through en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation_task_force and across Wikimedia platforms, e.g. also on d:Q4099686, interested in getting more labels, descriptions and such onto Wikidata and Commons.
collaboration with a medical school (cf. en:Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/UCSF) and would be interested in exploring whether similar activities would fit into the educational outreach activities.
A plagiarism detection tool originally developed for medical articles is now deployed across the English Wikipedia: en:User:EranBot/Copyright/rc