Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia

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WMUG Georgia

Georgia
Location Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Country code GE
Approval date Approved as a user group on 22 February 2015
Volunteers ~30
Official language(s) Georgian
Other language(s)


Key people

Board Members

Mailing list kawikimedia@gmail.com
Twitter Georgian Wikipedia
Facebook UG-GE and Georgian Wikipedia; also Instagram: Georgian Wikipedia

Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia (Georgian: ვიკიმედია საქართველოს მომხმარებელთა ჯგუფი), also UG-GE or WMUG Georgia, is a Wikimedia User Group created by active members of Wikimedia contributors living in Georgia, who are interested in organizing and participating in outreach activities on a national level. It aims to promote and participate in the projects offered by the Wikimedia Foundation and to organize the Georgian community. One of its core missions is to aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate knowledge and other educational, cultural and historic content in the public domain or other licenses that allows everyone to freely use the knowledge, and to distribute and modify said content for free.

Goals[edit]

To set up a physical body as an official User Group of Wikimedians living in Georgia with the following objectives:

  • Promote awareness of the Georgian Wikimedia projects;
  • Engage the community and gain new contributors for the User Group and Wikimedia projects;
  • Cooperate with other institutions with similar missions and visions to promote free knowledge movement in Georgia;
  • Legalization of FoP in Georgia;
  • Work on the formation of Wikimedia Georgia chapter;
  • Increase content about Georgia in Commons.

Activities[edit]

  • Regular meetings for discussions;
  • Wiki trainings for teachers, students etc.
  • Colaborations with ministries and other institutions of Georgia
  • Lectures;
  • Workshops;
  • Editathons;
  • Wikipicnics

Annual reports[edit]

WikiCamp in Tskneti
WikiCamp in Tskneti
Wikipedia 15th anniversary celebration, Tbilisi state university
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Georgian Association of History Educators
Wiki-Lesson in the Khulo central Library
Georgian wikimedians meetup at Ministry of Defense of Georgia
Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators
Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators
Georgia has joined Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 competition

2015[edit]

  • Participation in Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015
  • August 2015: Online campaign for gathering money we needed to buy computer for one of our volunteer, who created articles in Georgian Wikipedia via smartphone. We succeeded!
  • 1-31 October: Joint project with Wikimedia Armenia. During this project, articles about Georgian topics was created by Armenian volunteers in Armenian Wikipedia and articles about Armenian topics by Georgian volunteers in Georgian Wikipedia. Prizes for winners was funded by Wikimedia Armenia.
  • School project called "Me and Wikipedia" managed by one of our member Jaba1977 was held in Surami 2nd public school. From october 2015 until begining of Januari 2016, 15 pupils was trained once an week. During the project, they earned wikipedia editing skills and at the same time, have created new articles.
  • 20-22 November 2015: Georgian Educational Technology Conference: statement about Wikipedia Education Program and Wiki training for teachers managed by Jaba1977 and Fiqriasidamonize. Statement was recognised as prominent on conference and special prizes was awarded.

2016[edit]

  • Wikipedia 15th anniversary celebration at Tbilisi state university.
  • Participation in Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • 20-21 April: Wikipedia editing training and Edit-a-thon for junior historian's school; event was held at National Museum of Georgia. Project leader Jaba1977.
  • 17-20 June: WikiCamp was organised by Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia and Georgian Association of History Educators, Tskneti, Tbilisi. Wikipedia editing lessons and Edit-a-thon for 35 secondary school students from around Georgia. 35 new articles about history of Tbilisi was created by students in Georgian Wikipedia. After the Camp, number of users are still actives in Georgian Wikipedia. Project leader Jaba1977.
  • April-July 2016: Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia has started cooperation with Ministry of Defense of Georgia. Articles about Georgia–NATO relations considering all Wikipedia standards was created during this project. Project is ongoing and Ministry of Defense is prompting Georgian Wikipedia in Georgian society via online media. Project leader MIKHEIL.
  • June-July 2016: Cooperation with one of the leading university in Georgia - Free University of Tbilisi. 132 huge articles were created or improved in kawiki by students of anthropology course instead of the final exam. Most of this students are still active users in kawiki. As a result, this project will be annual for this anthropology course, by decision of academics of Free University of Tbilisi. Project leaders MIKHEIL, Jaba1977.
  • July 7-8: Wikipedia editing traning and Edit-a-thon for Georgian Association of History Educators at Tbilisi Classic Gymnasium. 16 teachers were trained and as result, they earned wikipedia editing skills. Project leaders Jaba1977, MIKHEIL.
  • September 1-30: Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Georgia. Project leader Giorgi Balakhadze
  • September 3: Wiki-Lesson in the Khulo central Library (Jaba1977).
  • November 1-30: Georgian and Bashkirian cooperation project Project leaders David1010, Jaba1977
  • November 1-30: Wikipedia Asian Month 2016 Project leader David1010

2017[edit]

  • March 21 - May 31: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2017 Project leader David1010
  • March 13, 2017: WikiCamp was organised by Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia and Georgian Association of History Educators, Tbilisi, Public School №2 of Abkhazia. 31 new articles about Cultural heritage of Abkhazia was created by students in Georgian and English Wikipedia. Project leader Jaba1977.
  • April-June, 2017: Wiki-Lessons in the Khashuri central Library (Jaba1977).
  • April-June, 2017: Wiki-Lessons in the Surami Library (Jaba1977).
  • June 1-30: Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Georgia. Project leader Giorgi Balakhadze (Report)
  • June 22-27: WikiCamp was organised by Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia and Georgian Association of History Educators, Tskneti, Tbilisi. Wikipedia editing lessons and Edit-a-thon for 20 secondary school students from around Georgia. 29 new articles about Cultural heritage of Abkhazia was created by students in Georgian and Abkhazian Wikipedia. Project leaders Jaba1977 and Surprizi.
  • September 1-30: Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Georgia. Project leaders Beqabai, Mehman97 and MIKHEIL. (Report)
  • December 18-24: a joint project of the Georgian Wikipedia and a School of Civic Activism. Project leader Melberg and MIKHEIL.

2018[edit]

  • January 20 : Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators. Topic: Cultural heritage of Abkhazia. Results: 136 new articles. Project leader Jaba1977
  • February 17 : Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators. Topic: Cultural heritage of Java Municipality. Results: 152 new articles. Project leader Jaba1977
  • March 4 : the first meeting of members of the UG-GE for this year was held in Tbilisi.
  • March 17 : Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators. Topic: Cultural heritage of Akhalgori Municipality. Results: 334 new articles. Project leader Jaba1977
  • March 18 : a small Photowalk, organized by members of the user group.
  • Julye 1-5: WikiCamp was organised by Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia and Georgian Association of History Educators, Tskneti, Tbilisi. Wikipedia editing lessons and Edit-a-thon for 27 secondary school students from around Georgia. 214 new articles about History of Tbilisi was created by students in Georgian Wikipedia. Project leaders Jaba1977

Participation in regional and global Wikimedia events[edit]

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Users interested in creation of group[edit]

  1. BruTe talk 18:50, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  2. Deu. 18:53, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Hubble (talk) 18:54, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  4. Mikheil Talk 18:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. --SHOTHA (talk) 19:03, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. - OTOGI Messages 19:26, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  7. --Jaba1977 (talk) 19:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  8. --George.G (talk) 20:00, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  9. --David1010 (talk) 20:22, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  10. G.G. 05:33, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  11. --პაატა შ (talk) 06:09, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  12. Balakhadze Flag of Georgia.svgႫႨႼႤႰႠ 11:43, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  13. - GiorgiXIII
  14. --Tokoko (talk) 14:01, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  15. Giorgi13 (talk) 13:42, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  16. --Zangala (talk) 11:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
  17. --Gaga.vaa (talk) 10:36, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
  18. --Saliner (talk) 13:23, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
  19. --ნაპოლეონი12 (talk) 13:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  20. --ასლამაზიშვილი (talk) 15:21, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  21. --Fiqriasidamonize (talk) 19:40, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  22. --გიორგი ჩუბინიძე (talk) 16:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
  23. --MEDGEORGIA (talk) 23:23, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  24. --ენარჯილისი (talk) 14:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  25. -- Flag of Dusheti Municipality.svg Pkhoveli (Talk) 16:54, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
  26. --Mehman97 (talk) 19:50, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
  27. --იაკობ (talk) 08:36, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

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