Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Belgium/Activity/2019
This is the annual activity report of Wikimedia Belgium over the year 2019.
Wiki Club Brussels
The bi-weekly Wiki Club Brussels is an edit-a-thon every 2 weeks at Tuesday evening at BeCentral, a shared office space above the Central Station in Brussels, in collaboration with Open Knowledge Belgium.
Hack The Gender Gap edit-a-thon
The goal of this evening session was to learn women to write articles about well-known women that does not have yet an article. It was a very successful evening. More than 70 participants, 54 articles written. We met several women organisations in Brussels and we could explain to them how they could write good articles about women.
Students of the Erasmushogeschool Brussels
The students of the Erasmus Brussels learning to write Wikipedia pages as part of their curriculum.
Belgian women at the Chiroux library
An edit-a-thon for women in the library of Chiroux in Liège.
Wikipédia Mois de la contribution 2019 Namur
iNaturalist meets Wiki workshop in Meise Botanic Garden
Wikipedia writing workshop for Amnesty International Vlaanderen in Brussels
At the Wikify Antwerp meeting we collaborated with the university students where they could write about cultural subjects related to Antwerp as part of their curriculum guided by Wikimedia Belgium and by their professor and assistants. We could use a lot of material from the library that was digitized before.
Schrijven voor Wikipedia Ternat
We organised with the library of Ternat several writing sessions to learn how to write for Wikipedia, targeted to local subjects.
Wikidata conference and workshops at UGent
The Wikidata conference in Ghent was organisze with the faculty of human sciences.
Informatie aan zee
For informatie aan Zee we had a two days booth in Oostende, Where we met hundreds of libraries and people working for Knowledge organizations.
Photographie Maison Losseau
During an evening session we gave in introduction to Wikidata, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons, and showed the students how the family of applications can contribute to free knowledge.
Schrijven voor Wikipedia VGC Brussel
We learned several library people how to write for Wikipedia.
Schrijven voor Wikipedia UGent
At the University library of the University of Ghent we learned librarians how to write for Wikipedia and how to benefit from Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.
Wikipedia workshop in La Delta Namur
We explained women how writing for Wikipedia could be very interesting.
Wiki Loves Heritage 2019
Wiki Loves Heritage 2019 produced fewer uploads than the year before during the European year of Heritage, but the images were of much better quality.
1. Broeltorens in Kortrijk
2. Frameries PASS tunnel
3. Cimetière militaire du Radan
Trougnouf (Benoit Brummer)
4. Église Notre-Dame du Sablon de Bruxelles
Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf (Lea-Kim)
6. Kolenwasserij Steenkoolmijn van Beringen
7. Besloten Hofje, museum Hof van Busleyden
8. Internationale Folklorestoet van Beveren
Volunteers active in Wikimedia Belgium visit regularly conferences and conference like events (study days, symposiums, seminars, workshops, etc) inside and outside Belgium to stay informed, to inspire organisations to release materials on Wikimedia Commons, to get ideas for new activities, and more, all to improve the content of Wikipedia and her sister projects.
On 2-3 February the annual conference FOSDEM took place at the ULB in Brussels. Wikimedia had no stand at the conference, but many Wikimedians from various countries visited the conference.
Open Belgium is an annual conference about open knowledge, open data and more in Belgium. This year's edition was organised in Brussels.
Wikimedia Summit in Berlin
At the yearly Wikimedia summit in Berlin we can meet other affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and other movement groups, and allows the chairpersons to meet all other peers together in one central place. The main topics were discussing about the strategy 2030. The conference is used to exchange experiences, share best practices, and learn about tools and projects. From the board of Wikimedia Belgium the chair joined the conference, and one board member attended the new board member training.
Wikimedia Hackathon in Prague
At the Wikimedia hackathon in Prague we learned to use several additional tools to bring together and structure a lot of open data and free knowledge to be documented in Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimania in Stockholm
Two board members participated with Wikimania in Stockholm.
The WikiConvention francophone was organised by the French community by Wikimedia France, for the first time outside France, in Brussels. There was an interesting pre-conference training session.
Wiki Techstorm Amsterdam
Two of our Belgium members participated for free at the Amsterdam session to learn all kinds of digital techniques related to the MediaWiki software.
Book "Schrijven voor Wikipedia"
Volunteers who followed a training, and succeeded to write minimum one good article received a complimentary book "Schrijven voor Wikipedia".
Friends of Wikimedia Belgium Fund
We were recognised by the “Koning Boudewijnstichting” as a national caritative organisation, so that we can issue tax certificates for gifts.
Wikimedia Belgium is also active on social media to reach out to the world about our activities, projects, and to promote the vision of free knowledge with the people in Belgium and beyond.
- See our Twitter account and follow us!
The general assembly was organised in Brussels on 15 June 2019.
- See board meeting for more information
|Event||Editors||New editors||Articles edited||Articles created||References added||Total edits||Main edits||Article talk||Userspace edits||Article views||Upload count||Used in articles||All usage||#Sessions|
|Wiki Club Brussels||126||37||552||70||506||2013||1325||8||163||1847421||85||32||89||15|
|Iedereen Wiki Ternat||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||18||5|
|Wikithon Le Delta||6||3||1||1||2||24||1||0||17||63||0||0||0||1|
|Wiki Loves Heritage Belgium||19||7||2291||268||353||12104||6008||30||288||5428801||1828||468||929||1|