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

What happened in August?[edit]

Wiki loves Earth winners[edit]

After 1448 photographs from 114 participants, we are happy to announce the winners of Wiki Loves Earth 2017.

We recall that for the national competition the awards go to the photographers and not to the photographs for which the podium is so composed:

  1. SamuelFerrara
  2. Inès Cot
  3. Felix Brönnimann

A special prize goes to the user Alexey M. for his drone experiments.

Instead, the selection to take part in the international contest is based on photographs and not photographers, and only the photographs of natural parks are accepted.

We look forward to you next year with bigger prizes.

Europeana competition[edit]

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In 2017, as part of the commemorations of the centenary of the end of WWI, Europeana challenged Wikimedia affiliates to create a portfolio of their past and current activities relating to the theme of 1914-18. Judged by an expert jury, submissions closed on July 31. The participation of WMCH was accepted.

Picnic in Geneva[edit]

We had 17 participants, including a team from Lyon, for the picnic on Saturday, August 19th. The rain from the former day was nowhere to be seen, so we pic-nicked at the Parc des Bastions in the shade. Afterwards, 13 remaining participants came to visit the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva, and since Rama had already taken so many pictures of the permanent collection, we visited the temporary exhibition, on Indigenous Australian arts. Expect some nice pictures on Commons soon, as at least three contributors came with their cameras and tripods.

Picnic in Zürich[edit]

The picnic took place on Saturday 26th, and our reporters are for now awaiting to find out more at the time of press. Expect to find out more next month!


Scholarships for WikiCon Leipzig and WikiConventon francophone[edit]

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Logo Wikiconvention Francophone.svg

Of course, as every year we also promote travel, accomodation and the conference fees of € 20 for the WikiCon in Leipzig this year. For short-term decision-making, registration is still possible. Even if the hotel contacts expired on 20 August, a single room is still available for single persons. Please contact the organization team. The booking of the trip is self-employed and is then to be settled with the Expense Report with WMCH.

Des bourses sont également disponibles pour la WikiConvention francophone.

Community Space in or around Zurich[edit]

As announced in an earlier newsletter, we have complied to the wishes of the community and have opened the discussion on possible community space (in German). Unfortunately, it is still very small. If you would like a community space in Zurich, please join it to discuss your needs and wishes, or if you have an idea for a space, feel free to mention it!

Hack the City in Chiasso (August 31th - September 1st, 2017)[edit]

Wikimedia CH is sponsor of Hack the City, the successful event, now at its third edition, which runs a 48-hour contest of talented people, both individually or in teams, with ideas and projects that can inspire and further develop into real innovative solutions. The principle is to be creative and build something meaningful, that can have an impact in solving real-world problems. Wikimedia CH will participate to the panel discussion and to the jury to explain what are the development of the future digital society.

3rd Swiss Cultural Hackathon in Lausanne (September 14th-16th, 2017)[edit]

The next Open Cultural Data Hackathon takes place on 15-16 September 2017 at the University of Lausanne, in cooperation with the Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales, BCU Lausanne, and further partners and sponsors. For further information and to register, click here to go to the event page on Open Data's website.

Wikidata workshop during HackZurich (September 14th, 2017)[edit]

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HackZurich is one of the largest hackathons in Europe and it will take place in Zurich, in September 2017. We invite Wikidata volunteers to join us and hack at HackZurich for and with Wikidata.

The main theme proposed is "Let's hack for Q72". We would like to hack software to improve the data and services about the city of Zurich. However, anyone joining HackZurich is free to decide if she wants to extend the topic and hack something more general for Wikidata. We are open to discussion!

If you do not have experience with Wikidata, we will run a Wikidata workshop the day before HackZurich starts, at the University of Zurich. We will explain what Wikidata is, and we will have hands-on sessions to learn how to code for and with Wikidata.

  • Where? University of Zurich. Oerlikon Campus. Meeting point at Auditorium BIN.1.B.01
  • Languages: English (for official communication), German.
  • Audience expected: people interested in Wikidata, coding and open data in general.
  • Registration here.

Teaming up in HackZurich:

  • What? Wikidata hackers participating at HackZurich. HackZurich reviews applications and selects hackers to participate during the hacking weekend.
  • Where? HackZurich will take place at TechnoPark (Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich).
  • When? HackZurich runs from September the 15th until September the 17th.
  • Languages: English (for official communication), German.
  • Audience expected: people interested in Wikidata, coding and open data in general.

Page of the event:

List of coming events[edit]

Date Events Location
31.08.2017 - 01.09.2017 Hack the City 2017 Chiasso, TI
08.09.2017 - 10.09.2017 German WikiCon 2017 Leipzig, Germany
14.09.2017 8.30AM to 5PM WikiData Zürich 2017 Zürich, ZH
14.09.2017 - 16.09.2017 Cultural Hackathon 2017 Lausanne, VD
19.10.2017 - 21.10.2017 WikiConvention francophone Strasbourg, France
16.11.2017 - 19.11.2017 GLAM-on-Tour at Monte Verità Ascona, TI