[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018Edit
Integrating Wikimedia with education is a powerful strategy for the outreach of Wikimedia projects. Realising this concept, a group of leaders promoted this and formed the Wikipedia Education Collaborative. After some time, this evolved to become a user group, officially recognised by the Affiliations Committee in June 2018. The user group had its first board elections earlier in September. In the process to formalise activities and give a shape the user group for long-term sustainability, we are now revamping our processes. Thanks for supporting us during incubation stages, we are now inviting you to formally join the user group by following the instructions on the members' page. Being a member will allow you to be a part of this wonderful collaboration and also do interesting stuff.
Wikidata meetup @ WMSummitEdit
I noticed that you're organizing a meetup during the Wikimedia Summit about Wikidata training material. Thank you for that! I'm really interested to discuss this topic with you, since Wikimedia Germany has been running projects on that same topic as well (see for example d:Wikidata:Training and d:Wikidata:Train the trainers.
However, I'm wondering if this meetup could be merged with the Wikidata & Wikibase meetup that will take place in the same time on Friday evening. Over the past years, this meetup brought a lot of people and I expect it to be the same this year. I'm afraid that having two different meetings on similar topics will split the interested people. Here's what I suggest: why not including your topic into the topics of the Wikidata meetup? Usually, the meetup takes 2 hours, we start with one hour of get-together, questions to the development team, etc. and then we split into group for thematic discussions for the second hour. I'd be very happy to include trainings & materials as one of these topics. What do you think?
- Hi Lea Lacroix (WMDE), that sounds great -- I just started it because I didn't see anything yet on the schedule, and I've been talking to a lot of people who are planning to build out training materials next year, so I wanted some time to coordinate! Feel free to merge. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:43, 4 March 2019 (UTC)