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Please find Wikimedia CH's March newsletter.
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Happy reading!


  • WMCH Executive Director announcement

We are delighted to welcome Jenny Ebermann to the WMCH's staff team as Chief Executive officer.

  • Board meeting March 1st

The latest board meeting was held in Bern last Tuesday, March 1st, you may consult the minutes here.

  • General Assembly 2016: April, 2nd 2016

As a reminder, Wikimedia CH's General Assembly will be taking place on April 2nd in Lausanne from 10:15 am. After the General Assembly, a complimentary lunch will be available and finally a Wikidata training will be provided. Save the date and check out all the information on the event's page: here. Last but not least, make sure to subscribe on the attendants list so that we can plan ahead. We look forward to seeing you there.


  • Art + Feminism 2016
CC-BY-SA 3.0 Theredproject

Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. In 2016, the Wikipedia Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon will take place simultaneously in several cities in Switzerland from the 4th to the 6th March. See the french, german and italian event pages to get more information with regards to the different language-regions in Switzerland.

  • Friday 4th March from 11 to 4 pm at the Art and Archeology Library in Geneva, wikipedia project page: here
  • Saturday and Sunday, 5th & 6th March, 11am-6pm, in the Kaskadenkontor in Basel. Wikipedia project page is available here.

Wikimania Esino Lario[edit]

Get your scholarship to attend Wikimania

CC-BY-SA 4.0 EneasMx

Wikimedia CH is glad to grant scholarships to active contributors living in Switzerland in order to attend Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario. You can submit your application via email to Please note that the eligibility criteria to receive a grant is to be an active contributor to a Wikimedia project. Each person who will receive a grant is asked to commit to share your learnings & take aways from the event to your respective communities after the conference. Therefore we would appreciate if you could detail, in your application, how you intend to carry this in 1-2 sentences. Last but not least, please indicate in your application whether you are interested to join for a shared transportation by bus to Esino Lario or if you wish to travel independently (by train). A departure from Bern to Esino Lario is scheduled on June, 23d at 2pm and a return leg will depart from Esino Lario to Bern on June, 26 at 2pm. The deadline for the application is on March 31.

Wikipedia Offline[edit]


Eugène Cattin Collection on Wikimedia Commons

1 femme, 2 enfants. CC-BY-SA 4.0 ArCJ 137 J 2765 a

The Archives cantonales jurassiennes (ArCJ) have uploaded the collection of the swiss photographer Eugène Cattin (1866-1947) to Wikimedia Commons. More information is available on the Website of the Canton Jura..


Date Event Location
04.03 to the 06.03.2016 Art + Feminism atelier Basel, Geneva, Lugano
08.03.2016 Let's fill the wiki gender gap University of Geneva
22.03.2016 Let's fill the wiki gender gap University of Geneva
02.04.2016 General Assembly Lausanne
09.04.2016 Wikipedia Atelier Swiss National Library Bern

Open Data[edit]

Open Energy Data Hackday. CC-BY-SA

Join the Swiss Open Energy Data Hackday in Innertkirchen or Mont-Crosin and make energy data used and useful for a wider community. Get more information on and subscribe for the event via Eventbrite:

Borrowing photographic equipment[edit]

If you are a member of the association or an active contributor, you are welcome to borrow photographic equipment, you may consult the list here. For any interests or questions, please get in touch with your community liaison.