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June 2017
Report


General assembly 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 20 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
Group photo of our general assembly in Vienna

On June 24, 2017 WMAT held its 10th annual general assembly in Vienna. Apart from the usual procedures of presenting the results of the internal and external audits and discharging of the board, WMAT also asked the members to approve of the planned restructuring of the board, including the election of three new members and the new leadership following our president Kurt Kulac who stepped back after nine years of tireless service for the chapter. The members expressed their confidence in the new leadership and board by confirming Alexander Wagner as the new president and Philip Kopetzky as vice president. The three newly elected board members are: Ulrike Zeller, a lawyer specialized in copyright law, and Magdalena Reiter, manager of the open commons region Linz who also bring expertise in open design and open tech communities. The third prospect board member is Prof. Friedrich Schipper, who has been collaborating with WMAT for three years around the education and university projects.

Another important development from the General Assembly was the report of our Good Governance Committee (GGC) with recommendations for improved procedures in cases of conflicts of interests (CoI). This comprised the institutionalisation of good practices from our recent CoI (early, proactive information and updates of the GGC by the board), as well as learnings from shortcomings, i.e. procedures for securing anonymity and confidentiality in cases of reports or inquiries to the GGC.

There were 20 participants at the general assembly (association members and interested guest), as well as the three WMAT staff members as organizers.

Minutes (in German, PDF file)
This activity is part of our program Community Support.


Strategy meeting of our board[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 7 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.

In preparation of the general assembly on June 24, the WMAT board came together to prepare the last steps for the leadership transition, i.e. changes to the bylaws. It was also a review of the activities of the first months of 2017 and a recap of the successful Hackathon organization and tech community outreach. We also used the opportunity to create input for cycle two of the Movement Strategy Process.

The meeting was organized by our board member Philip Kopetzky and our ED. 7 additional board members participated in the meeting.

This activity is part of our program Community Support.


University of Innsbruck: Contemporary History[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 10 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. 10 Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. 1 Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities. 4

The students of a seminar on contemporary history at the University of Innsbruck in Western Austria wrote an Wikipedia article together as their term paper:

The seminar was led by the historian Andrea Brait and an university assistant. The group consisted of 3 female and 7 male students. WMAT supported their effort with setting up a basic (more or less empty) page in Wikipedia at the beginning of semester and with proof-reading and moving it to the article namespace at the end of the semester.

Seminar at the University of Innsbruck (in German)
This activity is part of our programs Community Support, Free Content and Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


University of Vienna: New Media in History and History Education III[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 17 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. 16 Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. 11 Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities. 13
Jugoslawisch-österreichische Beziehungen (Relations of Austria and Yugoslavia)

The course about New Media in History and History Education at the University of Vienna was held by Professors Andrea Brait and Christian Wagner. Wikimedia was included for the fourth time in this course (the last time being last semester, from October 2016 to January 2017). Wikimedia supported this course with advice and technical help by a WMAT staff member. 17 students participated in the course, 12 of them were female and 5 male. 16 of 17 students were new users.

At the beginning of the semester the students created a short "practice" Wikipedia article together:

Their task for the whole semester was to write three long Wikipedia article together in three groups:

Bytes and edits of 17 students
Metric start date Metric end date Metric namespaces Bytes absolute sum Bytes positive only sum Bytes negative only sum Bytes net sum Edits
2017-03-01 2017-06-30 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 106, 107 353624 326019 -27605 298414 373
Course pages in German-language Wikiversity
This activity is part of our programs Community Support, Free Content and Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


#mediana17[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 50 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities. 21
Panel on EU copyright at #mediana17

As a coalition of free radio stations, community broadcasting stations, netpolitical organisations, and cultural initiatives the #mediana17 conference was held in June in Salzburg. Wikimedia Österreich contributed with a panel on the current EU copyright reform in order to raise awareness concerning the possible impact on civil society and online communities. We also supported a position paper that was released during the conference which among other things also incorporates the point of view of the European Wikimedia Chapters on these issues - especially concerning the so-called upload filters. 20 of the 50 guests were female.

Conference website
Position paper
This activity is part of our program Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


New friendly space policy[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.

In accordance with the grant agreement between WMAT and WMF, we developed a friendly space policy which applies to all community events supported by WMAT. These Veranstaltungsrichtlinien ("event guidelines") are written in a way that they can be used by any Wikimedia community event in the German-speaking countries, not just for WMAT-related events.

On the right is a copy of a template created for the German-language Wikipedia. It says:
"The Wikipedia Event Guidelines apply at this event."
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Bei dieser Veranstaltung gelten die
Wikipedia:Veranstaltungsrichtlinien

Our Veranstaltungsrichtlinien focus on the rights of the partipicants of an event, not on their duties. They are divided into five main sections about rights concerning:

  1. attendance and participation
  2. self-determination and physical integrity
  3. friendlyness and fairness
  4. anonymity and privacy protection
  5. adherence and enforcement

The new guidelines came into effect on 23 June 2017.

WMAT's Veranstaltungsrichtlinien in the German-language Wikipedia
This activity is part of our program Community Support.


Wikipedia workshop for Vienna Boys' Choir[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 14 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. 1 Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities. 2
Vienna Boys' Choir at WMAT office

The Vienna Boys' Choir, established in 1498, is one of the best known its kind in the world. In Vienna, it is regarded as a major symbol and ambassador of the city's culture and tradition. Many members of the choir became famous musicians later in their lives. The choir resides in a boarding school in Augarten, a spacious park in Vienna's 2nd district.

A class of twelve boys and two female teachers visited WMAT's office for a three hours Wikipedia workshop which was conducted by WMAT staff. They learned how to assess the accuracy of Wikipedia and websites in general. They also added a video of them singing to the German-language Wikipedia article about the choir and practiced using Wikipedia as readers, especially concerning linking.

This activity is part of our program Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


Netpolitical evenings[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 330 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
Presenting Art+Feminism at the netpolitical evening

We co-hosted 6 netpolitical evenings as of June 2017, with an average of 60 participants, covering topics from EU advocacy, cyber feminism, open source art and to state of the art research around e-privacy. The May edition of the netpolitical evening even featured an all female speakers line-up! The event also has a loyal remote audience via live stream and broadcasting of various free radio stations across Austria. In addition, it became a valuable platform to find partners, participants, or multipliers for WMAT activities (e.g. #mediana17, hackathon, art+feminism). The initiative is 100% volunteer run and cost neutral, the venue is an in-kind donation by the local hackspace metalab.


The organizers are:

  • Roland Alton
  • Meral Akin-Hecke
  • Alexander Baratsits
  • Konrad Becker
  • Tano Bojankin
  • Paolo Budroni
  • Wolfie Christl
  • Andreas Czák
  • Andreas Demmelbauer
  • Leonhard Dobusch
  • Helge Fahrenberger
  • Sonja Fischbauer
  • Claudia Garád
  • Herbert Gnauer
  • Ingrid Gogl
  • Werner Illsinger
  • Stefan Kasberger
  • Sylvia Kuba
  • Christoph Lampert
  • Nicole Lieger
  • Thomas Lohninger
  • Joachim Losehand
  • Astrid Mager
  • Katja Mayer
  • Stefan Pawel
  • Sylvia Petrovic-Majer
  • Magdalena Reiter
  • Us(c)hi Reiter
  • Sarah Spiekermann
  • Felix Stalder
  • Paul Stepan
  • Brigitte Theissl
  • Barbara Wimmer
  • Michela Vignoli
Netzpolitischer Abend AT (in German)
This activity is part of our programs Community Support and Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


Progress report: Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 14 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
Big Fat Brussels Meeting in April 2017

WMAT is co-funding the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU (FKAGEU). It is headed by our Wikimedian in Brussels, Dimitar Dimitrov. For 2017 the European affiliates have agreed on a common reporting structure, the detailed report with information on our progress regarding the EU copyright reform and other legislative changes as well as our stakeholder relations (Wikimedia is now officially a member of EDRi!). WMAT's local work with the Austrian Internet Service Providers (ISPA) is also prominently featured in the report.

Detailled report: EU policy/Transparency#Indicators 2017

From 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017, 10 new relationships with decision makers were established and 4 Wikimedians received travel support to help EU policy work.

EU policy on Meta
Images on Wikimedia Commons
This activity is part of our program Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.


Austrian community survey 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 80 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.

For the third time after 2016 and 2015, WMAT conducted an anonymous Qualtrics survey among the Austrian Wikimedia community in order to collect feedback on its activities. 80 Wikimedians participated in the survey. The high satisfaction rate concerning our services could be maintained or even increased, compared to the past years.

Excerpts from the survey:

Which of the following groups support you in your work in Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects?

10
20
30
40
50
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70
multiple answers were possible
  •   other users whom I also know in "real life" (66%)
  •   other users whom I do not know in "real life" (57%)
  •   Wikimedia Österreich (57%)
  •   Wikimedia Deutschland (25%)
  •   my family and friends (20%)
  •   educational institutes (9%)
  •   my employer (8%)
  •   none of the above (6%)
  •   others (5%)
  •   Wikimedia Foundation (5%)


To what extent does this statement apply to you: I feel appreciated by Wikimedia Österreich.

Fully applies: 57%Rather applies: 30%Does rather not apply: 9%Does not apply at all: 4%Circle frame.svg
  •   Fully applies: 57%
  •   Rather applies: 30%
  •   Does rather not apply: 9%
  •   Does not apply at all: 4%
WMAT community survey 2017
WMAT community survey 2016
WMAT community survey 2015
This activity is part of our program Community Support.


WikiDienstag[edit]

The WikiDienstag (“WikiTuesday“) is a weekly meet-up in the WMAT office. Volunteers share their knowledge and work together on improving the content of Wikimedia projects.

WikiDienstag in the German-language Wikipedia

6 June 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 7 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
  • Topic: Wikipedia consultation (for new users and the interest public)
  • Volunteer organizers: Gugerell
This activity is part of our programs Community Support and Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness.

13 June 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 6 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
  • Topic: Wiki Loves Earth about Biosphere Reserves: how to contribute in Austria
  • Volunteer organizers: LH
This activity is part of our programs Community Support.

20 June 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 3 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. 65 Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
  • Topic: Photo excursion to the Vienna Central Cemetery (resulting in 34 new images on Wikimedia Commons, used on 31 different pages in the main namespace of Wikimedia projects)
  • Volunteer organizers: Haeferl
This activity is part of our programs Community Support and Free Content.

27 June 2017[edit]

Participants The number of people who attend our events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly. 3 Newly registered The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event. Content pages A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects. Quality The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons. Diversity The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
This activity is part of our programs Community Support.


Individual Wikimedia Commons activities[edit]

We support Wikimedia Commons contributors with equipment from our tech pool, accreditations for events, travel grants, post-processing software and skill transfer activities.

This activity is part of our program Free Content.


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