* 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community liaison for the german speaking community: Muriel Staub, email@example.com
- Community liaison for the french speaking community: Gabrielle Marie, firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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
- Active members: 50CHF (for people in gainful employment) respectively 20CHF (students, pensioners, non-workers)
- Supportive members: 75CHF for individuals and 100CHF for institutions
* 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.
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 email@example.com before the 31st March.
Wikimedia CH Projects
*GLAM: Open Cultural Data Hackathon
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:
- List of projects and further information about the event
- Impressions of the Hackathon: Pictures on Wikimedia Commons
- Press Coverage:
- Further articles:
- Twitter: #GLAMhack
*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.
|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|
|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|
- 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!
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