[Open-education] Education at Wikimania 2015

Marieke Guy marieke.guy at okfn.org
Mon Feb 2 13:58:44 UTC 2015

Thanks Samir.

Are there any plans to submit something to Wikimania 2015? Would be 
great to hear about them on the list.

For those of you who didn't attend Wikimania 2014 here is a summary of 
education related activities:


On 02/02/2015 13:45, Samir Elsharbaty wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Wikimania is the annual conference of Wikipedia, and its sister 
> projects volunteers, where participants from different countries 
> around the world gather to discuss new ideas to support the movement.
> I would like to bring to your attention that Wikimania 2015 
> <http://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/> will be held in Mexico City 
> between July 15 to 19 and that applications to get a scholarship 
> <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships> to attend 
> Wikimania are now open till February 16. Submissions 
> <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions> for 
> presentations and other group work are also being accepted now until 
> February 28.
> Wikimania scholarships aim to help bring to Wikimania a good 
> reflection of the diversity of initiatives, views and voicees that 
> make Wikipedia and the sister projects so unique. We, therefore, 
> encourage submissions from Global South participants, volunteers 
> focusing on gender diversity initiatives, and other different 
> perspectives.
> You are playing a crucial role in raising the level of quality on 
> Wikipedia, increasing gender diversity by the high female 
> participation you helped the program have, and helping raise the 
> awareness of the importance of Wikipedia in educational institutions. 
> Education will be a main focus at Wikimania, therefore, we encourage 
> all education-related initiatives to join and present their initiative 
> there.
> I will be happy to work with you on any education-related session 
> proposals or scholarship applications that you may wish to submit. 
> Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Samir Elsharbaty,
> Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program
> Wikimedia Foundation
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