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Workshop in Rind villageEdit

On August 7, Wikimedia Armenia employees Dato Abuladze and Mher Bekaryan, as well as the Chair of WMAM Board Susanna Mkrtchyan, were hosted at Rind Secondary School, where a meeting was organized with the school teachers. The attendees got acquainted with two Wikimedia Armenian projects: Teacher Training and WikiCamps.

Western-Armenian online Edit-a-thonEdit

The first Western-Armenian online edit-a-thon took place in mid-September (September 14-15, 2018) and was an immediate success in terms of active participation of experienced and new editors of Western-Armenian Wikipedia.

The two day online event brought together over 19 editors from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, France, and Armenia in a round-the-day pursuit of creating new Western-Armenian Wikipedia entries and improving the already existing ones.

The edit-a-thon focused on the two following topics:

  • Armenian traditional costumes
  • Cuisine (Armenian and international)

In all, the edit-a-thon produced 64 new articles and 64 improved ones.

This first edit-a-thon generated a great excitement in the Western Armenian Wikipedia community and was an opportunity for the editors to work as a team and unite their efforts in a specific goal within a specific time period. It is planned to organize another edit-a-thon in October, 2018.

Community weekendEdit

On September 28-30, Wikimedia Armenia organized a community edit-a-thon at Aghveran Park Resort. Active editors of Armenian Wikipedia participated in the event. The participants worked on the vital articles from “I create a vital article” campaign article list, students of Medical University worked on important articles of medicine. In total, 43 editors took part in the event. Wikimedia Armenia will continue its series of community events, contributing to the enrichment of the Armenian language on Wikipedia projects.

Community Weekend

(September 28 -30)

Number of participants Wikipedia
participants 38
created/improved

articles/entries

46
edits 1067
bytes (net sum) 1 576 088

Photography talks at Wikimedia Armenia officeEdit

On October 5, Wikimedia Armenia invited Vahe Budumian, RA Deputy Minister of Culture, to lead the workshop on “Photograph as a Documentary Tool”. Vahe Budumyan was unable to attend the workshop which instead was led by Mher Bekaryan and Gayane Vardanyan. The participants were presented the quality and legal requirements of images used on Wikimedia projects, the copyright terms and usage. Using examples, participants were presented how to upload photos to Wikimedia Commons and fill in the required details. During the two hour session, the speakers answered numerous questions of the participants. Participants were especially interested in how the quality is ensured in Wikipedia, who was the final person approving the article. Mher Bekaryan presented the whole process of Wikipedia article creation and made sure everyone understood that there was no final approval in Wikipedia and that everyone can contribute whenever new information was revealed.

Submissions in the NewslettersEdit

In September Wikimedia Armenia activities were represented in 2 Newsletters. We had submissions in GLAM Newsletter and in Education Newsletter. In the GLAM Newsletter we have presented the WikiData edit-a-thon held at Ara Sargsyan & Hakob Kojoyan Museum as well as the exhibition at the Metropolitem Art Museum dedicated to Armenia, "Wiki Loves Yerevan" edit-a-thon organized in the WikiClubs and the collaboration with Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve within Community Weekend. The article in the Education Newsletter tells about the literary events organized in the WikiClubs.

WikiClubs statisticsEdit

Community population (1) Active users (2) Active users index (3) New users New users index (4) Female/male ratio Bytes NET sum (5) Bytes index (6)
Alaverdi WikiClub* 13100 29 0.221% 6 0.046% 35/13 653878 22547.5
Arevatsag WikiClub 821 10 1.218% 0 0.000% 56/47 59583 5958.3
Gyumri WikiClub* (Khrimyan) 121976 3 0.002% 1 0.001% 17/18 122137 40712.3
Gyumri WikiClub* (KASA) 121976 3 0.002% 0 0.000% 5/7 38764 12921.3
Goris WikiClub* 20300 7 0.034% 4 0.020% 25/4 224041 32005.9
Ddmashen WikiClub 2806 19 0.677% 3 0.107% 35/31 1108670 58351.1
Yeghvard WikiGroup 11900 6 0.050% 0 0.000% 18/3 1540209 256701.5
Lernapat WikiClub 1661 26 1.565% 0 0.000% 119/115 2680303 103088.6
Koghb WikiClub 4530 16 0.353% 4 0.088% 36/13 366884 22930.3
Hatsik WikiClub 1044 13 1.245% 2 0.192% 19/6 480793 47526.1
Mrgavan WikiClub 1606 10 0.623% 0 0.000% 30/23 501660 50166.0
Spitak WikiClub* 13100 33 0.252% 20 0.153% 25/23 359460 10892.7
Stepanakert WikiClub* 55309 15 0.027% 8 0.014% 155/56 229765 15317.7
Vanashen WikiClub 2364 18 0.000% 0 0.000% 37/7 351436 19524.2
Vardenik WikiClub 9880 37 0.374% 9 0.091% 40/21 487947 13187.8
Togh WikiClub 700 18 2.571% 0 0.000% 43/27 142150 7897.2
Karvachar WikiClub 500 27 5.400% 8 1.600% 46/35 617839 22882.9
NET sum 370473 290 14.618% 65 2.311% 9965519 34363.9
General statistics of the Education program (7) 316 17590488
How many % of the Education program participants are comprised from Wikiclubbers 91.77% 56.65%

1 - Permanent population according to the population census (RA - 2011, NKR -2015)։
2 - Users who has done 1 edit during the month.
3 - Active users/population ratio expressed in %.
4 - New users/population ratio expressed in %.
5 - NET sum bytes added in Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource.
6 - NET sum bytes/active users ratio.
7 - Includes also Education program other users.
* - WikiClub established in a city.

Saturday workshopsEdit

Every Saturday Wikimedia Armenia organizes open workshops-edit-a-thons at the WMAM office where new editors are taught how to edit different wiki projects. Anyone interested in wiki projects, Wikipedia, wiki editing and needing assistance, as well as wiki editors, who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere participate in these workshops-edit-a-thons.

Saturday workshops
September 1 September 8 September 15 September 22 September 29
participants 19 29 14 16 14
created/improved articles 16 6 5 10 4
edits 111 25 66 140 11
bytes (net sum) 74301 24137 60627 63876 14924

This month in numbersEdit

0 13048 3925 131 75

articles recorded for
the Spoken Wikipedia
project

pages digitized for the Digitization
project

words pronounced for
the Wiktionary
project

vital articles improved for
the I create a vital article
campaign

new editors involved
in all projects