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Wikimedia Hungary Report
Vol 4 Issue 7
July 2011
Prepared by: Bence Damokos

This is an update on Wikimédia Magyarország's activities covering July 2011. The month was mostly spent with the WikiCamp event and the onboarding of our new treasurer with a review and update of our internal policies and procedures.

WikiCamp

Just as last year, about thirty Wikipedians gathered for a four-day Wikicamp in the north-eastern town of Miskolc.

The campers got a chance to get to know each other while sightseeing in Eger and Miskolc (the former with a pit stop at a wine cellar), hiking and getting lost in the nearby woods, a visit to an adventure park and some short presentations on how to take quality pictures for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons and of the planned software changes coming to Wikipedia (among a few others). (Pictures are linked from http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Wikital%C3%A1lkoz%C3%B3k/Wikit%C3%A1bor/2011#F.C3.A9nyk.C3.A9pek_linkjei .)

The event proved to be a success and is becoming a tradition, so we urge everyone to sign up early for the 2012 camp to be held in Veszprém.

Fundraising

In preparation for the 2011/2012 fundraising we opened two further bank accounts to allow us to conduct A/B testing on our landing pages, with the first test taking place on the 28th.

In the month of July 30 484 forints ($152) were collected in donations.

Scholarships

Wikimedia Hungary has offered to cover the participation costs of a member of the Hungarian Open Street Map Community at the State of the Map Europe conference held in Vienna. Nattomi applied for our grant, a report of his experiences can be read (in Hungarian) on his blog: http://osm.blog.ggki.hu/2011/07/23/sotm-europe-beszamolo/.

We have also offered partial scholarships to two of our members to help them attend the Wikimania conference in Haifa, Israel.

Wikipedia Library

We have received updated statistics on our Wikipedia shelf at the library of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (see coverage in May):

Author Title Publishing date Times borrowed
02. – 06. 2010. 07. – 12. 2010. 01. – 07. 2011.
Yochai Benkler The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom cop. 2006 0 0 0
Stewart Mader Wikipatterns : a practical guide to improving productivity and collaboration in your organization cop. 2008 0 0 0
John Broughton Wikipedia : the missing manual cop. 2008 0 0 0
Robert E. Cummings Lazy virtues : teaching writing in the age of Wikipedia cop. 2009 0 0 0
Andrew Dalby The world and Wikipedia : how we are editing reality 2009 0 1 1
Andrew Lih The Wikipedia revolution : how a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia 2009 0 0 0
Clay Shirky Here comes everybody : how change happens when people come together 2009, cop. 2008 1 0 1
Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, and Ben Yates How Wikipedia works : and how you can be a part of it cop. 2008 0 0 0

These books, and the ones added to our shelf in May, continue to be available to the general public and to our members if they need it.

Project news

The Hungarian Wikipedia has turned 8 years old on the 8th of July.