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Association[edit]

* General assembly

As you probably already know, Wikimedia CH's General Assembly is happening on Saturday the 21st March and will take place at the University of Bern, Engelhaldenstrasse 8, Seminarraum 002, in 3012 Bern.
All our board members are re-candidating for their seats. Furthermore, we are delighted to announce that Micha L. Rieser, long time and very active Wikipedian, as well as Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss National Library and the Swiss Federal Archives, is proposing his candidacy for a seat on the board!
With regards to the agenda of the meeting, besides the election of the board, WMCH will suggest a minor bylaw change, which will facilitate the membership-process.
Following the meeting, you are cordially invited for lunch at a nearby italian restaurant, after which, you may join the guided tour provided by the Alpine Museum in Bern. By accessing the members wiki through this link https://members.wikimedia.ch/General_Assembly_2015 , you will be able to view the details of the supporting program and you will be able to indicate if you are attending the event.
If you do not have access to the members wiki please send an email to your community liaisons with your desired login.

  • Community liaison for the italian speaking community: Ilario Valdelli, ilario.valdelli@wikimedia.ch
  • Community liaison for the german speaking community: Muriel Staub, muriel.staub@wikimedia.ch
  • Community liaison for the french speaking community: Gabrielle Marie, gabrielle.marie@wikimedia.ch


* 2015 Membership information
For those of you who may not have settled their 2015 membership yet, you will find below all the information you need:

  • Recipient: Wikimedia CH, 8008 Zürich
  • Subject: Membership 2015, First Name & Family Name
  • Account: 25-890789-0 (PostFinance, Bern)
  • IBAN:CH97 0900 0000 2589 0789 0
  • Clearing: 09000
  • BIC: POFICHBEXXX
  • Amount:
  • Active members: 50CHF (for people in gainful employment) respectively 20CHF (students, pensioners, non-workers)
  • Supportive members: 75CHF for individuals and 100CHF for institutions


Office Wikimedia CH by (CC-BY-SA 4.0 Muriel Staub)

* We have a new office
Wikimedia CH has moved into a new office located at 1 Rue Voltaire in 1006 Lausanne! It's only a 5 minutes walk from the train station. Feel free to come by and drink a coffee with us whenever you are nearby. You can't miss it in the street, it is a beautiful pink mansion.

Community[edit]

  • MediaWiki-Hackathon
Lyon 2015 Hackathon logo (CC-BY-SA 4.0 Jean-Philippe Kmiec & Sylvain Boissel)

The yearly MediaWiki-Hackathon is happening again this spring.
This time, it will take place in Lyon from the 23d to the 25th of May. You will find all the relevant information by following this link: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Lyon_Hackathon_2015.
Once again, Wikimedia CH will be granting scholarships to attend this Hackathon. If you are an active MediaWiki developer and interested to participate to this event, please get in touch with us by email at info@wikimedia.ch before the 31st March.

Wikimedia CH Projects[edit]

*GLAM: Open Cultural Data Hackathon

Impression of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015 at the Swiss National Library (CC-BY-SA 4.0 Swiss National Library; Simon Schmid, Fabian Scherler)

On the 27th and the 28th of February took place the first Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon at the Swiss National Library in Bern. The Hackathon was all about using free cultural data and making it accessible to the public. Over 100 developers, artists, researchers, Wikimedians, archivists and librarians participated to the event and used over 34 data sets from 20 different GLAM institutions. Wikimedia CH financially sponsored the event and warmly thanks all the other partners who were involved in making this first cultural hackathon a success. Furthermore a big thank you goes to all Wikimedians that were actively involved in the organization of the event!
To get more information about the Hackathon, we've curated some links for you:

Art-and-feminism logo (CC-BY-SA 3.0 Theredproject)

*Art + Feminism edit-a-thon
Last Saturday, the 7th March, Wikimedia CH celebrated Women's International Day by joining the global campaign « Art+Feminism » 2015! This event gathered several hundred of participants in more than 10 countries to create and improve the content of biographies related to women in the arts on Wikipedia. Simultaneously in Bern, Lausanne and Lugano we had 20 enthusiastic participants who worked on the biographies of swiss women in the arts and also on the theme of women in Africa.
Use the twitter hashtag #artandfeminism to see all the conversations and photos on Twitter.

Events[edit]

Date Event Location
12.03.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Geneva's City Library (Labo-Cité)
14.03.2015, 14:00-16:00 Wikipedia Fragestunde Library Köniz
14.03.2015 Wikipedia Zurich Stammtisch Zurich
15.03.2015 Wikimania Esino Lario meeting Milan
20.03.2015 3 Wikipedians are live-editing Wikipedia at "Museumsnacht" Swiss Federal Archives in Bern
21.03.2015 General Assembly of Wikimedia CH University of Bern, Engelhalde, Seminarraum 002, Engelhaldestrasse 8, 3012 Bern
26.03.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence "Swiss museums" Library Infothèque HEG Geneva
28.03.2015, 14:00-16:00 Wikipedia Fragestunde Library Köniz
31.03.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library of the Institute of ethnology and the museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel
09.04.2015, 12:15-13:45 Wikipermanence (bilingual) Biel/Bienne's City Library
18.04.2015 Wikipedia Zurich Stammtisch Solothurn
20.04.2015 Public Domain Arbeitstagung Basel
23.04.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library Infothèque HEG Geneva
25.04.2015 Wikipedia workshop for Women, in collaboration with Femwiss Bern (location tbc)
28.04.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library of the Institute of ethnology and the museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel
5.05.2015 Swiss Italian GLAM meeting SUPSI - Lugano
05.05.2015 Wikipermanence City Library La Chaux de Fonds
06.05.2015, 12:15-13:45 Wikipermanence (bilingual) Biel/Bienne's City Library
09.05.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Swiss National Library
12.05.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library of the Institute of ethnology and the museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel
15.05.2015, 10:00-18:00 Edit-a-thon "Construire la paix" Bonivard Room at the Geneva Library ( Bastions)
21.05.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence City Library Geneva (Labo-Cité)
28.05.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library Infothèque HEG Geneva
30.05.2015 Introducing Wikipedia at frauenaargau Tagung Aarau
02.06.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence City Library La Chaux de Fonds
06.06.2015 Wikipedia Zurich Stammtisch Basel
11.06.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence City Library Geneva (Labo-Cité)
20.06.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Cantonal Library Thurgau, Frauenfeld
25.06.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library Infothèque HEG Geneva
01.07.2015 Opendata.ch Conference University of Bern
02.07.2015, 12:00-14:00 Wikipermanence Library of the Institute of ethnology and the museum of ethnography in Neuchâtel
04.07.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Swiss National Library
15.-19.07.2015 Wikimania Mexico City
29.08.2015, 09:30-12:00 Wiki Takes Bienne/Biel (Photo Excursion) Biel/Bienne's City Library
29.08.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Cantonal Library Thurgau, Frauenfeld
03.09.2015, 12:15-13:45 Wikipermanence(bilingual) Biel/Bienne's City Library
05.09.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Swiss National Library
19.09.2015 Wikipedia Zurich Stammtisch Zurich
21.10.2015, 12:15-13:45 Wikipermanence (bilingual) Biel/Bienne's City Library
14.11.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Swiss National Library
21.11.2015 Wikipedia Zurich Stammtisch Zurich
24.11.2015, 12:15-13:45 Wikipermanence (bilingual) Biel/Bienne's City Library
28.11.2015 Wikipedia Atelier Cantonal Library Thurgau, Frauenfeld

Wikimedia worldwide[edit]

  • Gender diversity grants

Complex issues require collective action. Do you have an idea to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects? From now until the 31st March, Wikimedia’s Inspire Campaign is looking for proposals to address gender issues on projects like Wikipedia. The campaign goal is to have 100 ideas and 500 participants. Anyone can submit a proposal for the Inspire Campaign – allies are an important and welcome part of this initiative!

Message from Wikimedia CH[edit]

If you wish to communicate your event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message to info@wikimedia.ch.

Kind regards,
Wikimedia CH