WikiIndaba conference 2018/Submissions/WikiFundi: The first step towards Wikipedia in Africa
|This is a Closed submission for WikiIndaba conference 2018 that has already been reviewed by the members of the Program Committee.|
- Submission no. 029
- Title of the submission
Wikifundi: The first step towards Wikipedia in Africa
- Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
- Author of the submission
- Language of presentation
French or English, depending on audience.
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Tn User Group / Affiliations Committee
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
WikiFundi is a software that offers an offline editing environment similar to an online editing experience on Wikipedia. It opens the door for training and contribution, when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all, by allowing individuals, groups and communities to learn how to edit Wikipedia and to work on articles collaboratively without internet connection.
It also helps wikipedians train newcomers, including students and teachers, to contribute, and supports Wikipedia volunteers in their outreach activities.
In this presentation, we will discover Wikifundi and its different uses in the African continent. Then, we will see a little demonstration.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
- Attendees will have an idea about a new software and its benefits for the African community.
- Attendees will learn new skills.
- Theme of presentation
- Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
- For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
- Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
- Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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