Wikimedia Armenia/Reports/2019-10

2019
October
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CEE Meeting 2019 - Broaden Your CapacityEdit

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2019 - Broaden Your Capacity!” annual conference began on October 11 in Belgrade, Serbia which was hosted by Wikimedia Serbia (Викимедија Србије) this year. Tamara Grigoryan, coordinator of the Karvachar Wikiցlub, Arpine Andreasyan, the coordinator of the Arevatsag Wikiclub, Haykanush Minasyan and Aram Trtrian, editors of Western Armenian Wikipedia, participated in the conference. At the conference Tamara Grigoryan and Arpine Andreasyan made a speech entitled "Wikiclubs as a Non-Formal Educational Platform for Armenian Students" presenting their own experiences.

Participation of Western Armenian Wikipedians in CEE meeting 2019Edit

On 10-13 October 2019, the Western Armenian editors (Haigan Minasian from Athens and Aram Terterian from Beirut) took part in the Wikimedia annual CEE meeting of 2019, which took place in the capital city of Serbia, Belgrad.

The program for this meeting was very useful for conference participants. Through the different types of sessions, workshops that took place during the conference and especially in fruitful discussions many interesting and practical ideas, tools crossed the participant’s minds.

The attendance at both conferences is a great experience for participants, all kinds of people from different cultures and different countries attended these meetings. They learned a lot of new ways to help out their wiki communities, had discussions on further cooperation with other communities, introduced the Western Armenian Wikipedia and the wiki community to other communities and returned with new skills that would be helpful in the future.

Indian Thematic EditathonEdit

October 15-30, according to an agreement between Tamara Grigoryan, coordinator of the Karvachar Wikiclub and Punjab Wikicommunity representative Manavpret Kaur, an Indian thematic editathon was held. Eight Wikiclubs from the Armenian community participated in the editathon. As a result, seventy-three articles were created.

At the same time, students of SEABA International School participated in the initiative by editing articles about Armenia. 15 Indian students participated in the editathon on Armenian topics, creating 31 articles on various topics related to Armenia.

Community Meetup in TsaghkadzorEdit

On October 11-13, a community meet-up took place in Tsaghkadzor. The event was attended by 26 active editors and members of the organization. Unlike previous community meetups this time the main emphasis was not on editorial work. The purpose of the two-day meeting was to organize community-level discussions on Wikimedia Armenia’s activities, future steps, and development of the Armenian Wikipedia. During the two-day event, participants had active discussions on these issues, presenting their perceptions and visions of the organization's activities and future.

From now on, such meetings will often be organized to ensure Wiki community’s engagement in the organization's affairs.

Fall Wikicamp 2019Edit

From October 27 to November 3 Wikimedia Armenia organized Fall Wikicamp in Tsaghkadzor. Overall, 135 people applied for the Wikicamp, but as a result of the selection process, fifty-one people took part in the camp, including one newcomer and four payable participants. The camp was organized for active editors aged 9-15. en experienced wiki editors (Wikiteam) have organized editing processes at the Wikicamp. During eight days of the camp participants have edited and proofread articles in Armenian Wikipedia and Wikisource. At the end of each day the Wikiteam checked the content edited or improved during the day.

A number of wikigames have been organized on the following topics in order to improve campers' wikiliteracy and to correct frequently occurring errors:

  • Material reliability
  • Free and non-free photos
  • Punctuation and syntax checking
  • How to cite sources.

To make the life in the Wikicamp more lively and colorful, in addition to editing process, participants also had sporting, cultural, intellectual and leisure activities during the camp. The cultural part of the camp consisted of traditional song lessons and theatrical performances.

Wikimedia Armenia invited Bulgarian director Andrey Hajivasilev to the Wikicamp. In his turn, Andrey Hajivasilev invited the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Armenia Maria Pavlov to the camp. Each group of campers greeted the visitors in a different way - by a welcoming speech, performing a Bulgarian song, reading a Bulgarian poem and presenting a poster devoted to Armenian-Bulgarian friendly relations. Later that day, there was a movie screening where the campers watched Andrey Hajivasilev’s movie “The Curie Case” and had a discussion with the director.

After a successful collaboration with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia in the second Summer Camp, Wikimedia Armenia decided to continue the productive cooperation and bring it to a new level. Soldiers of the Special Forces visited the camp and showed and taught the children some techniques for self-defense.

Fall WikiCamp (October 27 - November 3)
Wikipedia Wikisource
Participants 51 31 22
Created/improved (proofread) articles/pages 381/2 1729/2038
Edits 1,101 2094
Bytes 3,966,352 4,653,728

Training in BeirutEdit

The Beirut gathering, which was scheduled from 16-22 October, started as planned.

On October 17, 5 experienced editors got acquainted with Visual Editor, and each one of them created an article by using the tool.

Unfortunately, due to the mass demonstrations in Lebanon shortly after our initial gathering on October 17, our planned work in Beirut became impossible to continue.

As a result of the protests, almost all major roads and streets of the city were closed and the participants could not attend the workshop.

Wikiclubs reportEdit

Wikiclubs Participants Community population Bytes+ (Wikipedia) Bytes- Edits Articles Bytes+ (Wiktionary) Bytes- Edits Articles Bytes+ (Wikisource) Bytes- Edits Created Proofread Confirmed
Gyumri (Khrimyan Hayrik 46) 13 121976 3770 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 88811 -143 72 47 0 72
Alaverdi Wikiclub 89 13000 802451 -8794 452 101 71067 -8554 760 77 11478 -500 19 2 0 18
Arevatsag Wikiclub 127 960 107237 -760 120 18 152553 -758 522 329 144432 -17 61 56 0 61
Gyumri Wikiclub (KASA) 78 121976 24047 -70 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goris Wikiclub 67 20300 368262 -3054 512 49 35 -9 38 0 1717073 -13831 1850 568 1831 9
Ddmashen Wikiclub 87 2876 1326537 -88941 940 79 27610 -62 88 49 204258 -383 180 75 93 84
Lernapat Wikiclub 312 2279 1048334 -32289 1072 75 0 0 0 0 1216929 -51071 1002 419 936 41
Koghb Wikiclub 98 5300 307874 -40020 91 14 108526 -2485 384 210 59424 -29848 266 0 231 15
Hatsik Wikiclub 44 1044 258683 -5319 97 35 127760 -604 306 185 1098968 -5890 1786 688 1527 1
Mrgavan Wikiclub 59 1725 461778 -10918 216 74 0 0 0 0 23195 -502 66 9 65 0
Spitak Wikiclub 88 13000 66766 -1911 94 15 0 0 0 0 107164 -243 131 24 88 26
Stepanakert Wikiclub 242 55200 125361 -119 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vanashen Wikiclub 49 2573 6802 -26 5 2 52992 0 193 178 1307438 -755 757 622 358 380
Vardenik Wikiclub 66 9880 77651 -7875 150 20 19008 -759 151 30 414781 -687 318 132 316 0
Togh Wikiclub 81 700 19856 -15 15 5 1052 -111 27 2 154480 -29388 247 32 227 20
Karvachar Wikiclub 105 500 173789 -9583 140 39 101458 -2300 945 219 572091 -3384 347 191 340 7
Aygedzor Wikiclub 13 2608 7278 -831 6 2 0 0 0 0 115 0 1 0 1 0
Archis Wikiclub 8 1109 40268 -3 8 7 0 0 0 0 150193 -431 79 57 63 15
Berd Wikiclub 24 7800 2620 -1 5 1 0 0 0 0 88901 -1125 144 26 126 0
Gandzakar Wikiclub 6 3656 2538 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gosh Wikiclub 12 1218 68885 -2 17 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lusahovit Wikiclub 12 390 945 -1725 10 0 0 0 0 0 11026 -413 23 4 12 11
Kirants Wikiclub 12 298 12839 -8 7 1 0 0 0 0 162059 -1668 153 62 45 105
Noyemberyan Wikiclub (2-nd school) 13 5000 153918 -2681 59 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noyemberyan Wikiclub (high school) 18 5000 427956 -26731 133 40 0 0 0 0 67021 -16 35 23 35 0
Sarigyugh Wikiclub 7 1253 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1730 401621 5896445 -241676 4189 620 662061 -15642 3414 1279 7599837 -140295 7537 3037 6294 865

NewslettersEdit

This month Wikimedia Armenia has submitted one article in the Educational Newsletter of Wikimedia Foundation. The article “Wikicamp in Armenia through the Eyes of Foreigners” represents the impressions of the Summer 2nd WikiCamp by the foreigners.

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 needed assistance, as well as wiki editors who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere participate in these workshops-edit-a-thons.