Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/201010

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This is the chapters report from Wikimedia Nederland for October 2010.

Fundraiser preparations

In October, preperations for the fundraiser were made, including last minute discussions with the Wikimedia Foundation about the outline of the cooperation on this front.

General Assemblee

At October 9, a General Assemblee was held for the election of two new board members. Hay Kranen left the board and Siebrand Mazeland and Maarten Brinkerink joined. Preceding to that Assemblee, there was a fundraising discussion where community input was gathered on how to fundraise and get a better insight in which messages might work best in the Dutch situation.

Wiki Loves Monuments

The jury started deliberating the outcomes of the contest, and organization of the prize ceremony started. This will be on November 20 in Utrecht.

Wiki Loves Bieb

A first meeting with volunteers was organized in the library of Vlissingen (Flushing) for former and current employees of the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, to let them get acquainted with Wikipedia and editing the project. This in the light of the cooperation with MuZEEum, through Wiki Loves Bieb. See also http://wikilovesbieb.nl/?p=175

Meetings, conferences etc

In October, Wikimedia Nederland representatives have attended several meetings throughout the country, including a meeting with Europeana representatives and Liam Wyatt, the Europeana Conference, the presentation of Kennis Economie Monitor and the State of Social Media Summit. Another stamtafel was organized, with increasing numbers.

Press

Aside the usual mentions in press, there was some interest around the award of the Gottlieb Duttweilerprize to Jimmy Wales. In NRC Handelsblad, Wikipedia was mentioned as one of the ten best books in the past decade.