Grants:TPS/Mahmoudalrawi/Wikimania/2016/Report

Welcome back from Wikimania 2016!

ParticipantEdit

User:Mahmoudalrawi

Member of Iraqi Wikimedians user group

OutcomeEdit

I attended Wiki Project Med sessions and continue my editing in this project and now I'm in contact with other members to create and improve medical article in Arabic and English Wikipedias. I transferred my experience to the other users in Arabic Wikipedia through our chat room in Telegram, Facebook group and emails.

I improved my knowledge in Wikidata and now I'm in contact with other users (user:Tobias1984 and others) to improve this useful tool. I started to translate labels and statements to Arabic.

Also, I met other Arab Wikipedians in WikiArabia meeting and we discussed several issues such as organizing next WikiArabia2017 conference. Also, I discussed introducing Wiki Zero to Iraq. I put some plans for the future including organizing photo contest different from Wiki Loves Earth in Iraq and Wiki Loves Monuments in Iraq.

ConnectionsEdit

I met a lot of users that I was in contact with them in Wikipedia in discussion pages. The most important one was Dr. James Heilman. Also, I added some friends in Facebook from different countries including Brazil, Armenia, Lesotho, India, Switzerland, Serbia... etc.

Anything elseEdit

It was my first Wikimania and I was the only Iraqi in this event. I attended WikiAfrica meetup and some Global South meetup. I uploaded 4 photos to commons from from Wikimania, including this one:

 
me with Jimmy Wales

I have a lot of photos to be uploaded, but I'm facing a technical problem with slow connection in Iraq.