Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group

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Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group (Группа участников «Сообщество викимедийцев Санкт-Петербурга»; SPU) is a group of people interested in various topics related with St. Petersburg, Russia, across all Wikimedia projects in all languages.

Objectives[edit]

  • Enhance the content in Wikimedia projects about and for St. Petersburg
  • Facilitating the navigation of St. Petersburg for tourists by using Wikimedia projects.
  • Group all Wikimedians living in St. Petersburg.
  • Promotion of St. Petersburg related topics in different languages.
  • Establishment partnerships between the Wikimedia community and various cultural, science, educational, and media organizations based in St.Petersburg.
  • Support and promotion "Wikimedian in Residence" initiative in St.Petersburg.
  • Cooperating with local authorities, organizations, and individuals to receive grants and other materials to promote free knowledge in St. Petersburg.
  • Working on the Creative Commons contents for Wikimedia Commons.
  • Involving in GLAM.

Activities[edit]

  • Online conferences about Wikimedia projects to new members
  • Organizing wiki meetups in St.Petersburg.
  • Organizing article contests and thematic weeks about topics related to St.Petersburg.
  • Organizing wiki-excursions and other events for establishments relationship between the community and cultural institutions based in St.Petersburg.
  • Massive Open Online Courses in Russian.
  • Partnership with schools of the city to install the Wikimedia education program.

Future activities[edit]

  • 01.10.2021 wiki meetups in St.Petersburg (monthly)
  • 15.10.2021 set up a partnership with schools of the city to install the Wikimedia education program (the school is already selected).
  • 01.02.2022 start the Massive Open Online Courses of lingua Libre in Russian
  • 01.03.2022 take part in the french contribution month (workshops and contests for one month).
  • 15.04.2022 start GLAM project
  • 10.09.2022 organize the first Wikimedia conference in the city
  • participate in all accessible conferences that we can

History[edit]

  • First wiki-meetup in Russia was organized by Wikimedians from St. Petersburg on May 1, 2005
  • Wiki-project "St. Petersburg" in the Russian Wikipedia was started on May 6, 2006
  • First Wiki-Conference in Russia also was held in St. Petersburg on Oct 27-28, 2007.
  • Since then, more than 50 wiki meetings have been held in St. Petersburg.
  • We were before active with the name of Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group, but because of disengagement of the contact persons, we have been derecognized.
  • You can also consult our activities report of the derecognized UG Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group/Report 09.2019 - 05.2021.

Contact information[edit]

Becoming a member[edit]

Anyone can become a member of the Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group. To become a member, just contact us at our Talk page.

Individuals or organizations who want to support the Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group can also become collaborator members.

Please contact our membership team by email at Talk page if you have any further questions about becoming a member of the Wikimedia Community of Saint Petersburg User Group.

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