Wikimedia Conference 2018/Thematic, regional, language-specific meetups

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Thematic/regional/language-specific meetups


If you are planning a thematic/regional/language-specific meetup, please indicate your interest in the overview below. The event team suggests to use the rooms at the conference venue Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof Airport from 19:30 to 23:00 on Friday, April 20, for this purpose. (However, you can also, of course, meet at other time than Friday, but there might be not necessarily a room available due to the main program.) In order to be able to better plan ahead, we would like to kindly ask you to indicate your interest in hosting the get-together on Friday in the overview below.

Meetup Name Description Initiator/Contact Person Participants Date&Time (suggested by event team) Location

(suggested by event team)

Commons Photographers meetup Meetup for wikimedia photographers  and for the members  of commons photographers user group Mounir Touzri
  1. Mounir Touzri
  2. Rehman
  3. Satdeep Gill
  4. Bidgee
  5. Zeetendra
  6. Xabier Cañas
  7. Joe Mabel
Saturday from 18:30 Room Britz

Report 2018

  1. Iceland Conference 2018
  2. Where was everybody? I came by (as did one woman from Sweden who hadn't signed up) but no one was there. - Jmabel (talk) 17:12, 21 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Wikidata meetup Meetup for Wikidata community (editors, developers, reusers...) but also people who would like to know more about Wikidata Léa Lacroix

please register here

Friday from 19:30 Room Britz
CEE Meetup Meetup for Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe Misosoof many Friday from 19:30 Room Körner 1
Public Policy Meetup Meetup for Wikimedians working on or interested in legislative change and politcs. Dimi
  1. Zeroth
  2. Pepe piton
  3. Stephen LaPorte
  4. Pyb
Friday from 19:30 Lobby bar of the conference hotel "We'll meet in the lobby bar to talk about lobbying."
WALRUS Meetup Meetup for Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States Pharos Friday from 18.30 Room KINDL
Technical Strategy Dinner Let's talk about how the WMF plans to support the movement goals with a matching technological strategy. Daniel

Victoria Coleman

Friday from 19.00 The upstairs restaurant at the venue. We'll grab a corner and join a few tables.
WikiWomen Meetup Meetup to discuss diversity projects 2018. Anna Torres (WMAR) Yhhue91,

Wikilover90, Virginia Díez (WMES), Señoritaleona, Emna Mizouni, imacat (WMTW), Justine.toms, Jessie (WMTW), Camelia, Lucia, Nattes à chat, Luca]]

Friday from 19:30 Room Schulenburg
WikiFranca Meet-up francophone (Wikiconvention, Mois de la contribution) Rémy WMFr Please register here Friday from 19:30 Room Hasenheide
LGBT+ Meetup for Wikimedians interested in and supportive of the work of the Wikipedia LGBT+ User Group. FULBERT Wikilover90

More information is here

Friday from 19:30 Room KINDL
Wikimedia Digitization User Group Meetup for Wikimedians interested in joining the UG and sharing knowledge about the different digitization projects around wikimedia. Zeroth Pepe piton
Mounir Touzri (talk)

Señoritaleona Emna Mizouni

Please join to choose date/place
Article Nursery Garden Meetup Meetup (presentation & workshop on user sandbox+ tool): assist new editors, instructors and editathon organizers, in order to significantly increase Wikipedia's article creation and editor retention while reducing time spent on other activities such as mentoring and grooming new editors. Installation with 3 clicks only. Bring your laptop. ManosHacker



Flixtey Wikilover90 MYMMMC

Friday from 19:30 Room Körner 2
Arab Wikimidians Meetup Open meetup to discuss various issues concerning the language, region, collaboration, projects and challenges of the Arabic language projects. Anyone interested in the Arabic-speaking Community is invited as well! Abbad Abbad

Emna Mizouni

Friday from 19:45 Room KINDL Open for everyone
GLAM Lunch Meetup Come learn about who is doing GLAM-Wiki, and what challenges and ideas folks have about Astinson (WMF)

SFauconnier (WMF)

  2. Emna Mizouni
  3. Bidgee
  4. Zeetendra
  5. Peaceray
Saturday Lunch (12:30) Körner 1
African Meetup Meetup to discuss the next Indaba, issues about the region and collaborative projects on the continent. Flixtey
  1. Flixtey
  2. Emna Mizouni
  3. Anass Sedrati
  4. Abdeaitali
  5. Dumi
  6. Sami Mlouhi
Saturday 18:30 Room KINDL
Iberocoop Meetup Iberocoop members reunion Edjoerv
  1. Edjoerv
  2. Virginia Díez (WMES)
  3. Vahidmasrour (talk) 18:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Saturday at lunch time (12:30 - 14:00) Room Hasenheide
Asia Meetup Let's discuss WAM and other possible collaborations. ESEAP Conference is gonna happen in 2 weeks!! Satdeep Gill
  1. Satdeep Gill
  2. Ravi
  3. Daniel
  4. Punchalee
  5. Athikhun
  6. Bidgee
  7. Zeetendra
  8. Biplab Anand
  10. Sandipan Banerjee
  11. Filipinayzd
  12. Rachmat04
From Friday 18:30 (6:30 PM) Room KINDL
SAARC Meetup Meetup of Affiliates' Representatives from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Satdeep Gill Zeetendra
  1. Satdeep Gill
  2. Ravi
  3. Zeetendra
  4. Biplab Anand
Wikisource Meetup Meetup of wikisource user group and people interested in wikisource project. Balajijagadesh
  1. Balajijagadesh
  2. Xelgen
  3. Asaf Bartov
Saturday Lunch (21.04.2018) (13:00 ~ 14:00) Körner 2
Nordic Meetup Meetup of chapters and User groups in Scandinavia and the Baltics.


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Saturday Lunch (21.04.2018) (13:00 ~ 14:00) Kindl 1
Wikimedia and Libraries Meetup Meet fellow Wikibrarians, talk about the W&L Usergroup, #1lib1ref, and more. Ocaasi (WMF)
Sunday Lunch (13:00-14:00) Körner 1
Communications Meetup Opportunity for communications people within the movement to meet with the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department and discuss communications activities within Wikimedia for the upcoming year. Gregory Varnum,Wikimedia Foundation Saturday (16:15-17:15) Hasenheide
Esperanto Meetup Members and supporters of WUG Esperanto kaj Libera Scio for Level Up our User Group. (Esperanto as a communication language of the meetup) Remux, KuboF Hromoslav +★NealMcB★ Sunday lunch Restaurant in corner