Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/201101
This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for January 2011
In November - January, Wikimedia Nederland participated in the annual fundraiser of Wikimedia. The (gross) total raised amount over the actual fundraiser is some 330.000 euro. Detailed reports will be submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation when they have been finalized.
A detailed evaluation of this fundraiser for Wikimedia Nederland has been put together by the board and published on nl.wikimedia.org.
10 year Wikipedia
From 13-14 January 2011, there were some events in Amsterdam with regard to the 10th anniversary of (global) Wikipedia. Images around these events are to be found at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_10_The_Netherlands
On 13 & 14 January, a Wikipedia bootcamp was organized in cooperation with the Images for the Future consortium and the Amsterdam Museum. During a kick-off event on the 13th at the Kennisland (Images for the Future Consortium partner) offices in Amsterdam presentations where given on Wikimedia and CHIs, Possible copyright issues when collaborating, and effects of collaboration between CHIs and Wikimedia. On the 14th of January we organized a workshop during the whole day with some 15 participants from the cultural heritage sector. The workshop was gradual in design, and aimed to provide a better understanding of how Wikipedia and its community works through creating and editing articles, uploading images etc. It was also a good lesson for the involved volunteers to understand where the hurdles are to newcomers.
On January 14 (until far into the night), a hackathon was organized with some 20 developers participating, developing a wide range of tools together ranging from an iPhone Wikimedia Commons upload application to sentence-level editing. The results were presented at January 15, during the 10 year Wikipedia celebration and new years reception. For more information, see http://nl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hackathon_2011 .
Debate / reception
On January 15 a debate and reception was organized celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, in the Amsterdam Museum in cooperation with and sponsored by Beelden voor de Toekomst and the Amsterdam Museum. The meeting consisted of a presentation of outcomes of the Hackathon, a debate with representatives from the Royal Institute for the Tropes, Amsterdam Museum, Wikimedia Nederland and the Brabant Historical Information Center. A birthday present was presented by the Amsterdam Museum (see below) and a reception was held with 120-150 participants. The evening was closed with dinner by 50 participants.
Amsterdam Museum image donation
The Amsterdam Museum donated 50,000 images under a free license in the celebration of 10 years Wikipedia during the meeting in their museum on January 15th. These images include some wonderful images from paintings and objects, and will be uploaded in the course of the following months to Wikimedia Commons. More information on http://blog.amsterdammuseum.nl/?p=4500 and http://ahm.adlibsoft.com/ahmonline/detail.aspx
A small subsidy of max. € 75 has been awarded to the organizing group of the 10th anniversary in Ghent, Belgium to buy some beverages. For more information, see https://0x20.be/10_Years_Wikipedia
Wiki Loves Monuments
Significant progress has been made around Wiki Loves Monuments. More and more information appears on Wikimedia Commons and several countries indicated their interest. An international mailing list has been opened to coordinate and exchange experiences and more - please join here. Lodewijk has attended a brainstorm session in Cologne of some German Wikipedians to set up the German edition for 2011.
Meetings, conferences etc.
- Lodewijk gave a lecture at the Haagse Hogeschool (College) on Wikipedia
- MaartenD attended Symposium Jongeren & Monumenten
- Lodewijk attended the Movement Roles meeting in Frankfurt
- Lodewijk and MaartenZ (Kennisland) attended Nerds Unite in Utrecht and Maarten presented the results of the hackathon
- Several appointments with Cultural Heritage Institutions
As usual, press attention has been collected here. Most covered topic was the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, also triggering some more press attention towards for example the statement that Wikimedia aims for 1 billion visitors per month and that we want more female editors. There was some attention around the results announcement of the fundraiser.
- February: Strategy Weekend
- February: Lodewijk will give a Skype talk at the Bangalore Meeting
- February 24: Board interest meeting in Utrecht
- March 2: Stamtafel Utrecht
- March: Lodewijk will attend the Wikimedia Conference in Wroclaw, Poland
- March: MaartenD will give a workshop around Wiki Loves Monuments at WMDE's General Meeting in Berlin, Germany
- March: Paul and Siebrand will attend the Wikimedia Chapters Meeting in Berlin, Germany
- March: Lodewijk will attend Global Melt in Berlin, Germany
- April 2: General Assembly
- June: 10 years Dutch Wikipedia
- September: Wiki Loves Monuments Europe