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Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana 2015

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Wikipedia Weekend is the main event of the Albanian speaking Wikipedia community located in Albania. The event is organized by Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group in collaboration with Open Labs Hackerspace and other partners and organizations. Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana was organized for the first time in November 2014 with participation from Wikipedians from Albania, Kosova and Serbia. The first edition of the event documented with photos can be found here (first day) and here (second day).
The goal of the event is to socialize with other Wikipedians from the region, inspire potential new Wikipedians, get introduced to Wikimedia projects, host-hands on edit-athons and raise awareness in the local media about the importance of knowledge sharing through wiki-related projects.

Promotional materials[edit]

Dates & Venue[edit]

Date: December 5 & 6 December 2015.
Location: Protik Innovation Center. OpenStreetMap link here.


Photos from both days are published here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Weekend_Tirana_2015_Photos

Visiting Tirana?[edit]

Here you can find some tips to make the most out of your visit in Tirana: en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Tirana.


Day 1: Saturday, 5.12.2015[edit]

Main Hall Computer Lab
9:30 - 10:00 Check In & Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Organizers Opening Speech
10:15 - 11:00 Greta Doci - Introduction to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects
11:00 - 11:45 Lars Haefner - Albania in the German Wikipedia (ENGLISH) Jona Azizaj - Introduction to the MediaWiki Software
11:45 - 12:15 Henri Balla - European Photo Science Competition Besfort Guri - OpenStreetMap & Wikipedia
12:15 - 13:15 Silva Arapi - City of Tirana Editathon
13:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Kristi Progri - Governmental Data Editathon Arianit Dobroshi - Illustrating Wikipedia (Lars' wishlist)
14:30 - 15:00 Kristi Progri - Governmental Data Editathon'
15:00 - 15:15 Lightning Talks Silva Arapi & Belinda Dibra - Linux Editathon
15:15 - 15:30 Lightning Talks
15:30 - 16:00 Greta Doci - Wikivoyage

Saturday after party: Nouvelle Vague @ 21.00 (OpenStreetMap link here)

Day 2: Sunday, 6.12.2015[edit]

Main Hall Computer Lab
9:30 - 10:00 Check In & Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Organizers Second day opening
10:15 - 10:30 Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana - Opening Speech
10:30 - 10:45 Meri Kumbe, NCFA/QKVF - Albanian Folklore in the Public Domain Elio Qoshi - Wiki Loves Voices recording session
10:45 - 11:30 Kiril Simeonovski - Wikimedia Meta-Wiki: The Wikimedia movement at a glance(ENGLISH)
11:30 - 12:30 Arianit Dobroshi - Wiki Loves Monuments Editathon Jona Azizaj - Mozilla Editathon
12:30 - 13:15 Prof. Ismet Azizi - Responsibilities of Wikipedia Administrators
13:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 Andis Rado - Wiki Loves Monuments (Photo Tips) Albanian Folklore Editathon
14:15 - 14:45 Birds of a Feather (Round table discussion)
14:45 - 15:45 Birds of a Feather (Round table discussion) Albanian Folklore Editathon
15:45 - 16:00 Closing Speech

During the event[edit]

Your first steps at Wikipedia[edit]

Shqip (Abanian language)
Në ndihmën tënde janë faqet:
Wikipedia:Pesë shtyllat
Wikipedia:Pyetje dhe përgjigje

StampaːUser WWT2015[edit]

Add the articles that you are planning to improve or create during Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana 2015 below:

  • Please don't forget to put on your Wiki page stampː {{Stampa:User WWT2015}} so you can identify yourself as a participants of this event.
  • And in every new article created you should add {{Stampa:WWT2015}} in the beginning of the article so other people who will see/read your article during this weekend will know that is under improvement.


  • recruit more Wikipedians of the Albanian language;
  • collaboration of various Wiki projects between Wikipedians in the region;
  • addition of content in the Albanian speaking Wikipedia;
  • strengthen the sense of belonging and community culture among contributors

Registration Form[edit]

Participation in the event is free, but you need to register online to join the event. Please register using Eventbrite platform here. Note: Saturday will be full house and you can now only register for Sunday activities. Thank you all for your interest in Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana.


Leave your username, contact details and description of your talk below if you want to be part of the event as a speaker. Note: call for speakers form is now closed. Thank you all for the participation.

New Contributors[edit]

Please add your username below if you happen to create your profile as a result of Wikipedia Weekend in Tirana 2015:


The best way to get in touch is to add your content at this meta page. If you definitely need to send us an email: info (at) openlabs (dot) cc.