Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2013/Documentation

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Session documentation[edit]

Ilona Buchem // Promoting gender diversity through open innovation[edit]

Netha Hussain // Diversifying India through outreach among women[edit]

Andrés Maggese // Preservation of indigenous languages through Wikipedia[edit]

John Andersson // Thematic edit-a-thons as a way to reach new groups[edit]

Nemin Wang // Editor diversity on Chinese Wikipedia[edit]

Gregory Varnum // LGBT Outreach[edit]

Dumisani Ndubane // Wiki Indaba and the African agenda[edit]

Katie Chan // Where´s the T in Wikimedia Diversity[edit]

T Vishnu Vardhan // So many languages: Challenges and opportunities for the Wikimedia movement in India[edit]

Jake Orlowitz and Siko Bouterse // Inviting diversity: A playful approach to broadening our community[edit]

Matthew Flaschen, Jared Zimmerman, Vibha Bamba, Pau Giner // Engaging new editors by reducing barriers[edit]

Ilona Buchem and Netha Hussain // Design Diversity[edit]

Alyssa Wright, Siko Bouterse and Jessie Wild // Creating a toolset for impact[edit]

Alyssa Wright // Collaborating with other open source communities[edit]

Ting Chen // The economy of Diversity[edit]

Valerie Aurora // Diversity initiatives that worked in other open communities[edit]

Silvia Stieneker // Women edit – from a small local initiative to a nationwide network[edit]

Emily Temple-Wood // Women scientists and philosophers on English Wikipedia[edit]

Gerard Meijssen // Wikidata as a tool to bring initial information[edit]

Tim Moritz Hector // The Teahouse – why and how we internationalize it[edit]

Sydney Poore // Mentoring: how to mentor women and older people in the Wikimedia movement[edit]

Alolita Sharma // The question of culture: changing the diversity equation of open source[edit]

Siko Bouterse // Ideas into Action: IdeaLab Diversity working session[edit]

Round up session documentation[edit]

  1. gender diversity: women (best practices & new ideas)Round up 1 gender diversity: women (best practices & new ideas)
  2. gender diversity: LGBT (best practices & new ideas)Round up 2 gender diversity: LGBT (best practices & new ideas)
  3. geographic diversity: language pluralism (best practices & new ideas)Round up 3 geographic diversity: language pluralism (best practices & new ideas)
  4. diversity: general (technical) approaches to further openness in WikipediaRound up 4 diversity: general (technical) approaches to further openness in Wikipedia
  5. talking points to frame the issue of Diversity for Wikimedia

General documentation[edit]

Our Commons Category: Category:Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2013


Photos of the conference can be found here.


Throughout the conference we conducted video interviews with most of the speakers in which they talk about their work. The videos can be found on Vimeo and Wikimedia Commons.

Follow-up Action[edit]

IRC chat on Learning Patterns[edit]

When: Thursday, 14 November at 17:00 UTC (=18:00 CET)

What: Learn how to create a learning pattern, and together hack out the key learning patterns/best practices that emerged over the past weekend.

Who: Hopefully as many of us as possible, led by WMFer Jonathan Morgan

Where: IRC #wikimedia-office and a Google Hangout (link TBD); you can join one or both.

For more information, please see Evaluation/News/Learning patterns hackathon or contact Jessie Wild (WMF).

Blog posts[edit]

Diversity Page on Meta[edit]

Ideas in the Idealab[edit]

Many ideas were put up regarding diversity on the IdeaLab.