Looking forward to Mexico City


2015 Juni TU Dortmund Klexikon 10Next week starts Wikimania, the annual main conference on Wikipedia, in Ciudad de Mexico. I have the privilege to represent Wikimedia Nederland again. This time, my focus will be on education and the question how does a wiki work – what can we improve in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Movement.

The Wikimedia Movement has seen quite some friction on last year’s Wikimania, in London. On the one hand, the movement does well, with a uberpopular website and lots of donations. On the other, the number of contributors to Wikipedia is still declining, in spite of all efforts. Also the number of readers is not a fixed given or only growing.

My presentation this year will be about the Klexikon and more generally about wiki encyclopedias for children. We are talking quite different concepts, but I will try to find out how people can cooperate and make the participants curious about our new wiki. Good luck that today the English version of our final report for WMDE got ready!

Follow me on the Facebook channel of Wikimedia Nederland or on Twitter (@UserVanTwit).

 

 

 

 

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