Wikimedia Australia/Wikimedia workshops

What: Series of distributed wiki* workshop weekends. Some people travel from each city to other city/cities and repeat workshops; others only happen in one city.

When: September 2008 (school holidays)

Where:

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Brisbane?
  • Adelaide?
  • ???

Who: Wikimedia editors (not really intended to introduce Wikimedia projects to outsiders)

Why:

  • (attendees) Learn from each other
  • (attendees) Meet each other, be better connected
  • (presenters) Practice speaking, presentations, tutorials
  • (WMA) Practice organisation :)

How: sheer bloody-minded obstinacy extensive carpooling and couchsurfing

WhatEdit

Possible sessions:

  • Free as in freedom
  • What does the Wikimedia Foundation do?
  • Australian copyright law 101
  • Wikis in schools/education
  • (en.wp) Administrator panel/discussion
  • (en.wp) Arbitration 101
  • Local Wikiproject reports (WP:MELB, WP:PERTH etc)
  • Intro to Wikimedia Commons
  • Intro to Wikinews
  • Intro to Wikisource
  • What does the future hold?
  • (do we have Wikibooks/Wikiversity experts?)
  • en.wp howtos: sourcing, templates?

When & whereEdit

  • Melbourne: 20 September - 5 October
  • Brisbane: 20 September - 5 October
  • Sydney: 27 September - 12 October
  • Adelaide: 27 September - 12 October
  • Perth: 27 September – 12 October