Wikimedians of Bulgaria/2015/100wikidays Report

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The 100wikidays started as a personal challenge of the Bulgarian Wikimedian Vassia but it has gradually gained momentum with the support of many contributors and friends from the Central and Eastern European community, as well as on global level thanks to Asaf and other WMF staff members. The idea of the challenge - writing an article a day in 100 days in a row - was born immediately after the WMCEE 2014 Meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, and was inspired by the wonderful spirit of the event, and by another challenge popular in the social networks, called #100happydays.

The challenge has a Meta page, as well as a Facebook group where followers report their progress, and get support from their friends from their own social network and from the network of 100wikidays folks that formed around the challenge.

It already enjoys many followers (also called "victims" :) ), some of whom repeated the challenge once they finished it, and other simply didn't stop it after the the 100th day. :) Some people choose not to report their progress on the Meta page, which doesn't really allow giving the hard data, but we can definitely say that it has resulted in:

  • more than 4500 articles in Wikipedia and sister projects like Wikiquote and Wiktionary
  • in 39 different languages
  • written by 104 contributors from around the world
  • of whom 27 alumni.

The challenge got coverage in several blogs in English, Ukrainian and Greek:

Several public talks about the challenge were given during the year, starting with Nikola's lightning talk at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, Vassia's talks at Wikimania in Mexico City and the CEE Wikimedia Meeting in Voore, Estonia, as well as Alex's talk at the Wikiconference USA 2015.