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Wikimedians of Latvia User Group/2018

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This is a report for activities performed by Wikimedians of Latvia User Group in 2018.

Wikipedian meetings[edit]

  • During the year 6 meetings involving local and visiting wikimedians, (at most 10 participants — at celebration of 15 years of Latvian Wikipedia), were arranged.

Outreach events[edit]

Multiple workshops teaching people how to contribute to Wikipedia were held:

  • February: Workshop with librarians in Goethe Institut Riga, 16 participants
  • March: Workshops during WikiGap campaign in Embassy of Sweden and National Library of Latvia, attending reception on March 8th
  • December: Wikidata workshop at Latvia's Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) conference (slides)
  • Advocacy for European Parliament vote in 2018

Community engagement[edit]

Article contests
Photo contests


Participation in regional and global Wikimedia events[edit]


Existing practices to document our events have been further improved.

Most important user group activities have been reported to GLAM, Education and CEE newsletter.

Social networks[edit]

  • Twitter has been useful tool for spreading information about groups activities and receiving some feedback.
  • Facebook account has been used alongside Twitter account.
  • Instagram account was established before Wiki Loves Monuments

These social media accounts are promoted during our events.