Wikimedia CH/Newsletter/04/2017

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


General Assembly WMCH 2017 by Cassinam CC-BY SA 4.0
  • New board designated at WMCH's General Assembly

The 11th Annual General Meeting of Wikimedia CH was held in Lucerne on April 8th and renewed the Board of the association.

For the fiscal year 2017-2018, this will be composed of (in alphabetical order):

  • Mauro Cassina
  • Dorian Credé
  • Michael Gasser
  • Ram Maheswaran
  • Frédéric Schütz
  • Muriel Staub

We are very pleased to welcome the new members of the committee, who will take office as of June 8, 2017.

Last but not least the annual financial report and the audit report can be found below:

The official minutes will be available in a near future.


Youth Hackathon in Esino Lario (2016)
  • Join us for the Idea Creation Workshop on May 20th in Olten

The Idea Creation Workshop will be held on May 20th in Olten, at the University of Applied Sciences & Art Northwestern Switzerland. The purpose of this event is for the Wikimedia community to get together and collaboratively shape the outlook of the association WMCH for the upcoming years whilst staying within the framework set by the Wikimedia Foundation and the vision of the WMCH Board and staff.

Why to join us?

  • If you have ideas and projects you wish to share with us, this is a great opportunity;
  • If you would discuss strategies for education, for GLAM, for community or for technology and diversity, this is the right place to discuss;
  • If you would build new relationships or have new friends, this is a good event for meeting wikipedians or wikimedians.

For any questions, feel free to contact your community liaisons directly or you may write an email to

You'll find all the information concerning this event on this page.

  • WiktionaryCon in Cologne in June or July 2017

After the omission of the last year WiktionaryCon the event will start soon. Proposals came in for mid of June to mid of July. If you are interested in the project and willing to travel to Cologne, please register on the project page. The first three swiss contributors may hand in a travel expense request.

  • New community liaison for the french-speaking area of Switzerland

Flor WMCH will replace Gabrielle as the community liaison for the french-speaking area of Switzerland until the fall. Feel free to contact her for anything you need, especially if your main languages are French or English.

What is coming up next?[edit]

  • Save the date for the Devoxx4kids event with a "wikipedian" treasure hunt on 7th May 2017

Following the experience of the Youth Hackathon in Esino Lario in the 2016, Wikimedia CH is proposing the treasure hunt again in Lugano during the Devoxx4kids event. In this case Wikimedia CH will join the team of volunteers of this big event that plans to have around 200 pupils to learn technology and new media.

  • Join us for the Swiss Archives Day on 9th June 2017: Linked / Open Data
Logo Swiss association of archivists

Wikimedia CH is participating to the Swiss and International Archives Day with the theme Linked / Open Data. Several Wikipedia events will take place in multiple archives around the date. This project is the result of the collaboration between the Swiss Archivists Association VSA-AAS and WMCH in order to help promote free knowledge. It is the opportunity to explain to Archives across Switzerland the importance of opening up content and helping them to put it up on Wikimedia projects, you may read more information here. Check out the wikipedia project pages and feel free to add your usernames should you wish to get involved.

WikiConLogo Leipzig
  • Registration is already open for the Wikicon in Leipzig from the 8th to the 10th September 2017

As already stated in the german-speaking Kurier the next Wikicon will take place in Leipzig. The registration is allready open, Call-for-papers will follow soon.

List of events[edit]

You may also consult the upcoming list of all the events happening in Switzerland through the Wikimedia CH website.

Date Events Location
28.04. to 01.05.2017 - 19h00 to 12h30 GLAM-on-tour project page BCUF, Fribourg
06.05.2017 - all day Save the date for the WMCH idea creation workshop Olten
06.05.2017 - 18h30 to 21h00 Wikipedia Editing-Sessions for Women in 2017 Impact Hub, Zurich
06.05.2017 - 09h00 to 17h00 Devoxx4kids with treasure hunt of Wikimedia CH SUPSI, Manno
19.05 to 21.05.2017 Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 JUFA Wien City, Wien
20.05.2017 - 10h00 to 16h00 Editathon - project page on Wikipedia National Library, Berne
29.05.2017 - 14h00 to 15h00 Dario Taraborelli, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation, will give a conference at the EPFL EPFL Lausanne
08.06 to the 10.06.2017 Swiss archive day 2017 WP:DE, WP:FR, WP:IT Multiple locations in Switzerland


  • 100wikidays now in Switzerland

100wikidays, started in January 2015, established by the Bulgarian Wikipedian Vassia Atanassova, also known as Spiritia, is a contest, which challenges editors to create one Wikipedia article per day for one hundred days, one after the other. Patrick Kenel, also known as Pakeha, has now fulfilled all rules and is the proud first Swiss author to meet the challenge. Furthermore, he has used formidable seven different languages! Have a look at his article overview and congratulations to this extraordinary work!