Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia/Reports/2018

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2018
Report


Report of activities: 2018[edit]

GAHE & UG-GE Colaboration[edit]

Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators
Check out the article Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators.

On January 20, the editor of the Georgian Wikipedia and UG-GE Member of Board in collaboration with the Association of Georgian History Teachers conducted a joint edit-a-thon, during which 136 articles on the cultural heritage of Abkhazia were created in the Georgian Wikipedia.

GAHE & UG-GE Colaboration: second round[edit]

Check out the article Colaboration with Georgian Association of History Educators.

On February 17, the editor of the Georgian Wikipedia and UG-GE Member of Board in collaboration with the Association of Georgian History Teachers conducted a joint edit-a-thon, during which 152 articles on the cultural heritage of Java Municipality were created in the Georgian Wikipedia.

The Women You Have Never Met 2018 in Georgia[edit]

The winner of the competition in the second category.

WMUG Georgia held this contest for the first time, which helps to increase the number of articles about women and feminist organizations in Georgian Wikipedia. We with the help of this competition want to contribute to the increase in the total number of articles, the increase in the number of articles about women and attract new volunteers to Wikipedia. At the beginning of March, WMUG Georgia and the UN women's room (Georgia), with the support of the Swedish Wikimedia and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held a joint action, which is connected with the International Women's Day. We will held a training course with the participants of the action and learn how to work with them. On this and other platforms (including online), we will helped new participants to work in Wikipedia. During the competition in the Georgian Wikipedia, about women were created with over 86 new articles.

WikiMeeting[edit]

On March 4, 2018, the first meeting of members of the UG-GE for this year was held in Tbilisi, which was organized to discuss the existing problems and future plans of Wikipedia and UG-GE. The meeting was attended by eight editors of Wikipedia and UG-GE member. We discussed the planned and future projects, where we planned that until the end of this year, we will extend a large project to encourage Wikipedia.

GAHE & UG-GE Colaboration: third round[edit]

On March 17, the editor of the Georgian Wikipedia and UG-GE Member of Board in collaboration with the Association of Georgian History Educators conducted a joint edit-a-thon, during which 334 new articles on the cultural heritage of Akhalgori Municipality were created in the Georgian Wikipedia.

Photowalk[edit]

On March 18, 2018, the members of the Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia, with their efforts organized a small photowalk in Tbilisi. In the course of the walk, new places of the city were photographed, photos of which before that did not exist under a free license or at all did not exist. During the walk, used a new camera of the user group.

Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018[edit]

From March 21, 2018 to May 31, Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia has conducted an international competition Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018. During the competition, 60 new articles were created in the Georgian Wikipedia.

From Independence To Freedom: 100 Years Georgia's First Democratic Republic[edit]

Wikipedia logo in colors of the flag of the Georgian Democratic Republic. Official logo of the competition.

May 2018 was especially significant for Georgia and its statehood, since exactly 100 years ago, on May 26, 1918, the first Democratic Republic in Caucasus — Georgian Democratic Republic – was established. This is the most significant date for the whole country, as well as for the Georgian Wikipedia, which in online and written form promotes the value of the state — preservation of the Georgian language. In connection with this, Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia holds a competition in Georgian Wikipedia to create new articles and also to improve already existing articles that are related to the Georgian Democratic Republic (1918-1921). The articles will be evaluated by the jury.

Statistics

As of May 24, 2018, 60 new articles and 8 improved articles have been created in the Georgian Wikipedia (see all articles).

Prizes

As prizes in the contest we have vouchers for the purchase of books, where the authors of the three best articles (according to the jury's estimates) receive vouchers in the amount of 250, 150 and 100 Lari (GEL). Also, all participants of the competition will receive certificates from UG Georgia.

Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Georgia[edit]

The winner of the second place.
The winner of the first place.

Wiki Loves Earth (Geo: ვიკის უყვარს დედამიწა) is an annual international photographic competition held during the months of May or June, organised worldwide by the Wikipedia community members with the help of local Wikimedia affiliates across the globe. Participants take pictures of local natural heritage sites in their region and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. This year, by organisation of Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia's members, Georgia is participating in the competition for the second time. During the contest more than 900 photos were uploaded, which is 100 more than last year. 35 participants took part in the competition, from where 25 (71%) were registered after the start of the competition.

WikiCamp[edit]

Check out the article WikiCamp

July 1st to 5th was organised WikiCamp by Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia and Georgian Association of History Educators in 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.

Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Georgia[edit]

photo winner of the competition. The Keselo Fortress, is a small medieval fortress just above the village of Omalo in Tusheti, Georgia.

After two successful competitions WLM (2016, 2017), UG Georgia decided to hold a contest again, which helped us to increase the amount of freely-licensed material related to Georgian monuments in Wikimedia Commons, and improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles about them, including illustrating the articles with the uploaded pictures. Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia this year, for the third time in a row, held an international contest "Wiki Loves Monuments". During the contest 42 participants 2 862 photos uploaded. Out of 42 two participants 19 (45%) participants were new. We were completely able to reach our goal.

Wikipedia Asian Month 2018[edit]

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Wikimedia Conference 2018 in Tbilisi[edit]

[coming soon]

Participation in regional and global Wikimedia events[edit]

Wikimedia Conference 2018[edit]

Wikimedia Conference

The Wikimedia Conference 2018 took place in Berlin from 20 to 22 April, 2018. It is the annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations, as well as other committees to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement in terms of strategy, collaboration, and organizational development. This conference was hosted and organized by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE), funded by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). This year, UG-GE was represented at the conference by members of the board David Asriashvili and Mehman Ibragimov.

Tsakhkadzor WikiCamp[edit]

From 18 to 27 August 2018, the editors of Georgian Wikipedia, under the leadership of UG-GE representative, took part in a WikiCamp that was organized by Wikimedia Armenia. The WikiCamp was held in the city of Tsakhnadzor. Participants: MIKHEIL (UG-GE), NaswKai, Nina1009, ნიკოლოზ ზივზივაძე, Nika chareqishvili.

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018[edit]

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018 (#WMCEE) was the seventh annual meeting of Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe centered on the Wikimedia projects in countries and communities of Central and Eastern Europe. The meeting was held in Lviv, Ukraine on October 13-15, 2018. This year, UG-GE was represented at the conference by members of the board Mikheil Chabukashvili and Jaba Labadze.