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Please find Wikimedia CH's newsletter for the month of January.
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Have a nice reading!


New employees[edit]

Debora Lopomo

Debora joined Wikimedia CH as our GLAM Program and Partnership Manager in December 2017. She worked already before as an external consultant for the association, developing the mid-term GLAM Strategy in cooperation with the WMCH team. In her new role, she is responsible to further develop and implement the GLAM program all across Switzerland. Furthermore, she will be the main contact point for GLAM organizations and institutions looking to create projects with WMCH. Originally Italian, but operating from Zürich, she speaks German, Italian, French (to be refreshed), and English.

Carina Laqbayli

Carina joined us as "Outreach & Program Communication Manager" at the beginning of this year. She will be mainly responsible for all external and internal Wikimedia CH communications and help give WMCH a face to the public and donors. Even though Austrian by origin, she prefers ‘chansons’ over ‘yodeling’, but she did not yet manage to give up “Sachertorte” for “Gâteau à la Raisinée”.

What happened in December and January?[edit]

Volunteer support team meeting[edit]

In November the International Volunteer support network Team took place in Berlin. It was the first time this community oriented staff group from ten different countries met to discuss how their work might be more efficient. Read more under Berlin Meeting 2017.

WMCH New Year Brunch/Lunch[edit]

New Year's Brunch in Chiasso

A New Year gathering took place in Zürich, Geneva, and Chiasso on the second weekend of January. Volunteers and staff met to share food, review the past year, and discuss projects for the coming year. In Geneva, five volunteers joined Flor and Carina, including one volunteer from Annecy. In Chiasso, the brunch was intergenerational.

Upload Party in Geneva[edit]

Ribat of Sousse

The New Year Lunch in Geneva was followed by an Upload Party, for Commons volunteers to catch up on some of their backlog and for new ones to learn more about how Commons works. In case you were curious about what a malt house might look like from the outside, now you have a handy illustration for it. You can also see the ribat from Sousse (on the right side).


General Assembly[edit]

Wikimedia CH's General Assembly 2018 will take place on Saturday, March 24th at the Pädagogische Hochschule, in Bern. All the information about the day will be updated to this page shortly. We kindly invite you to join and to share your energy to help us make the assembly productive and successful.

Community Survey[edit]

The community survey will be out at the beginning of February, from the first to the 11th. A banner will invite you to participate. Like last year, the point is to better understand the needs, concerns and ideas of both members and the different Wikipedian and Wikimedian communities in Switzerland. We thank you in advance for your participation! Here is the link to the survey:

Wikipedian ebook project at the HEAD in Geneva[edit]

The project Research on e-books with Wikimedia content will be presented by one of its participants, User:13zhampu13 on February 6th, at 18:30 at the Geneva School of Arts and Design. Wikipedians that would like to give feedback about the project or discover it are welcome.

Wikidata workshop in Lausanne[edit]

On February 24th, from 11:30 to 18:00, User:Harmonia_Amanda is coming to Lausanne to teach Wikipedians how to edit and how to use Wikidata. The workshop is for wikipedians who have no prior knowledge of Wikidata, but you can also come with more specific questions if you have them. Please write to User:Flor_WMCH if you would like to register, we still have available spots.

Art + Feminism Campaign[edit]

Around March 8th, a few events will be organized around art and feminism. In Geneva, events taking place from March 3rd to March 10th can be found on this page. The Bibliothèque d'Art et d'Histoire will also hold an editathon on March 2d. On March 10th, an editathon will be held by the collective Love Machine in Lausanne. Love Machine is also reaching over the Röstigraben and will organize editathons in Basel on March 30th and 31st along with the collective His_Story.

Mois de la Contribution francophone (Month of French language contributions)[edit]

User:Marco_de_Freitas is looking to organize an editathon in Geneva for the Month of French language contributions, which takes place every year in March. If you would like to help him organize it, or would like to make your own, online or offline here is where to look.

List of Coming Events[edit]

Date Events Location Note
06.02.2018 6:30PM Wiki2ebooks Presentation HEAD School, Geneva, VD Registration open to Wikipedians
10.02.2018 WP-Atelier Bern, Theatersammlung open Workshop for new editors and answering-seeking people
24.02.2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM Wikidata initiation workshop Pôle Sud, salle Behring, Lausanne, VD Registration open to Wikipedians
02.03.2018 - 10.03.2018 Art + Feminism workshops in Geneva Geneva, GE
10.03.2018 Love Machine editathon on Art + Feminism Lausanne, VD
24.03.2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM Wikimedia CH's General Assembly Bern, BE
05.04.2018 14h-18h Wikipedia workshop on Swiss humorists Bibliothèque de la Cité, Genève GE
April Thu. 12th – Sun. 15th GLAM-on-Tour at Migros Archive Zürich, Limmatplatz registration (madantory) is open