Wikipedia Weekly Network/Ideas
This is a page to gather ideas for different types of Wikipedia Weekly Network programming. We welcome a wide range of different ideas, especially in the wake of 2020 cancellation of many in-real-life events, ranging from edit-a-thons, conferences, hackathons and training sessions.
Programming so far has ranged from streaming casual editing sessions (similar to Twitch-style e-gaming) to formal episodes with pre-arranged interviews to roundtable discussions with Wikimedia user groups. Ideas should not be limited to these types!
Events and commemorationsEdit
- Earth Day 2020 - April 22 - Possibly forces with Boston chapter (daytime edit-a-thon) and Wikimedia NYC (Wiki Wednsday evening US event)? Also, there has been Telegram chatter about a wider interest in an Earth Day type of program.
- Wikimedia Hackathon - Was scheduled for May, but we may be able to do something here
- Wikimania Week - August 1-9?
- Tabular data - What is the status of using it, and how can we improve it?
- Wikidata scalability and performance issues
- Alternatives to Wikipedia's COVID content - Ed Saperia and the COVID Handbook in Google Docs
- Best practices or tools for mobile users
- Create Mozilla Hubs space together - https://hubs.mozilla.com/MSS4a6r/wikimedia-village
- Global templates https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Global_templates
- From Mahir
- live querying (though that might deprive Lucas of thunder)
- live Wikisource editing (proofread some pages of something on enWS)
- live imports to Wikidata (setting up a QS batch, for example)
- discussion of lexemes and lexicographical data
- Strategy Sandbox - Bottom-up view of strategy beyond the 2030 process, focusing on the history of social movements as they relate to topics like communication, identity, etc
- Demonstrate basics of how Wikidata SPARQL queries work
- Demonstrate options on how to do uploads of many files to Commons
- Demonstrate how Pattypan, a spreadsheet-based mass uploader of Commons images, works
- Demonstrate how videos work in Wikimedia Commons - why aren't my MP4 files allowed?
- Demo complications of Commons uploading - SDC and other confusing distractions for uploading
- Losing Strategy - An interview series with last year's Affiliate-selected board seats candidates by one of its losers, focusing on the current strategic moment over drinks in a simulated political saloon
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- Do a live request a Wikidata query hour with WikidataFacts - Lucas Werkmeister
- Show how Wikidata Knowledge Graphs work and take requests on how to create new ones - Sample: w.wiki/BUA
- Shape Expressions (ShEx) in Wikidata - what are they and how do they work?
- Lexemes, words and lexical information in Wikidata
- Sockpuppet Talk Page Masterpiece Theatre
- Live Wikisource editing—from uploading a book to transcluding pages
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Contests or challengesEdit
- Worst illustrations you have found on Wikipedia
- Most unusual Wikipedia articles