Difference between revisions of "2019/Main Page"

From WikiConference North America
Jump to: navigation, search
(Conference overview: subheaders)
(timely)
Line 15: Line 15:
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
[[File:Twitter Logo.png|30px|link=https://twitter.com/wikiconna]] [[File:Facebook Logo (2019).png|30px|link=https://www.facebook.com/wikiconferencena]] [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WikiConferenceNA&src=typed_query&f=live <span style="color: white;">#WikiConferenceNA</span>]
 
[[File:Twitter Logo.png|30px|link=https://twitter.com/wikiconna]] [[File:Facebook Logo (2019).png|30px|link=https://www.facebook.com/wikiconferencena]] [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WikiConferenceNA&src=typed_query&f=live <span style="color: white;">#WikiConferenceNA</span>]
</span>
+
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
[[File:Boston skyline from Cambridge November 2015 panorama 1.jpg|x470px|link=]]
 
[[File:Boston skyline from Cambridge November 2015 panorama 1.jpg|x470px|link=]]
Line 24: Line 24:
 
[[File:WikiConference North America 2019 Logo.png|right|250px|link=]]
 
[[File:WikiConference North America 2019 Logo.png|right|250px|link=]]
  
'''WikiConference North America''' is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers from throughout North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The 2019 conference will take place in '''[[w:Cambridge, Massachusetts|Cambridge, Massachusetts]]''', '''November 8–11'''.  Join Wikipedia, -media, -data, and -cite enthusiasts for a long weekend of collaboration and discovery.
+
'''WikiConference North America''' is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers from throughout North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The 2019 conference took place in '''[[w:Cambridge, Massachusetts|Cambridge, Massachusetts]]''', '''November 8–11'''.  Wikipedia, -media, -data, and -cite enthusiasts joined for a long weekend of collaboration and discovery.
 
* Our main '''host''' is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
* Our main '''host''' is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
* This year's '''theme''' is ''reliability / credibility''
 
* This year's '''theme''' is ''reliability / credibility''
Line 33: Line 33:
  
 
==Conference overview==
 
==Conference overview==
:''View the '''[[2019/Schedule|full schedule]]''' for more details and sessions. Details subject to change.''
+
:''View the '''[[2019/Schedule|full schedule]]''' for more details and sessions. Details were subject to change.''
  
 
===Friday (November 8)===
 
===Friday (November 8)===
Line 41: Line 41:
 
* '''Time''':  9:00am-5:00pm
 
* '''Time''':  9:00am-5:00pm
 
* '''Events''':
 
* '''Events''':
** Participants will visit local museums and cultural institutions for free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more.
+
** Participants visited local museums and cultural institutions for free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more.
** Training sessions around [[:en:Wikipedia:GLAM|GLAM]] and [[:d:Wikidata:Main_Page|Wikidata]].
+
** 4+ training sessions were held around [[:en:Wikipedia:GLAM|GLAM]] and [[:d:Wikidata:Main_Page|Wikidata]].
** Kickoff to our conference-long hackathon, challenging participants to ideate and come up with solutions for problems around information reliability.  
+
** It kicked off our conference-long hackathon, challenging participants to tackle problems around information reliability.  
 
* '''Friday night reception''': [https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2019/Activities#Evening_events Waterworks Museum, Downtown Boston]
 
* '''Friday night reception''': [https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2019/Activities#Evening_events Waterworks Museum, Downtown Boston]
  
Line 55: Line 55:
 
**Monday times to be announced.
 
**Monday times to be announced.
 
* '''Events''':
 
* '''Events''':
** Saturday and Sunday: Participants will be able to join sessions on themes including credibility and reliability; education with Wikimedia projects; news and current events; citations and sourcing; relationship building & support; inclusion & diversity; editor recruitment and retention; tech & tools; and harassment, civility, & safety.
+
** Saturday and Sunday: Participants joined sessions on themes including credibility and reliability; education with Wikimedia projects; news and current events; citations and sourcing; relationship building & support; inclusion & diversity; editor recruitment and retention; tech & tools; and harassment, civility, & safety.
** Monday will feature a reliability summit and continuation of the hackathon, providing a deep-dive into issues surrounding reliability of information.
+
** Monday was a reliability summit + conclusion of the hackathon, providing a deep-dive into issues surrounding reliability of information.
 
* '''Saturday night reception''': [https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2019/Activities#Evening_events MIT Museum, Cambridge]
 
* '''Saturday night reception''': [https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2019/Activities#Evening_events MIT Museum, Cambridge]
  
Line 71: Line 71:
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
The conference is organized by a team of '''[[2019/Volunteers|volunteer Wikimedians]]''' from all over North America. THANK YOU to our volunteers, reviewers and team. To help out, [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh4x1yzqiAuwbkHvy2BaIVTLAxj6UP5DbXcfC-bUSdz67hyg/viewform fill out our volunteer form] and [[2019/Volunteers|add your name to the wiki]].<br /> <br />  
+
The conference was organized by a team of '''[[2019/Volunteers|volunteer Wikimedians]]''' from all over North America. THANK YOU to our volunteers, reviewers and team. Volunteers simply [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh4x1yzqiAuwbkHvy2BaIVTLAxj6UP5DbXcfC-bUSdz67hyg/viewform filled out our volunteer form] and [[2019/Volunteers|added their names to the wiki]].<br /> <br />  
  
 
2019 steering committee:  
 
2019 steering committee:  

Revision as of 23:44, 11 November 2019

WikiConference North America 2019
November 8–11


You're invited to Cambridge, Massachusetts to join Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts for the annual continental conference.


Twitter Logo.png Facebook Logo (2019).png #WikiConferenceNA

</div> Boston skyline from Cambridge November 2015 panorama 1.jpg </div> Boston skyline by King of Hearts (CC BY-SA 4.0)

WikiConference North America 2019 Logo.png

WikiConference North America is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers from throughout North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The 2019 conference took place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 8–11. Wikipedia, -media, -data, and -cite enthusiasts joined for a long weekend of collaboration and discovery.

  • Our main host is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • This year's theme is reliability / credibility
  • Participation in conference activities includes compliance with our friendly space policy.
  • Conference activities and fun facts -- events, awards, sockpuppet-making workshops
  • Participate remotely with our live streams of the three main rooms, and associated chat channel.
  • View our photos.

Conference overview

View the full schedule for more details and sessions. Details were subject to change.

Friday (November 8)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Culture Crawl Day – explore local museums and cultural institutions while editing Wikipedia and learning about Wikimedia projects
  • Location: Museum of Fine Arts, as well as cultural institutions in downtown Boston and Cambridge
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Events:
    • Participants visited local museums and cultural institutions for free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more.
    • 4+ training sessions were held around GLAM and Wikidata.
    • It kicked off our conference-long hackathon, challenging participants to tackle problems around information reliability.
  • Friday night reception: Waterworks Museum, Downtown Boston

Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (November 9–11)

View of Stata Center from Vassar street
View of Stata Center from Vassar street
Three full days of presentations, panels, discussions, workshops, poster sessions, and lightning talks
  • Location: MIT's Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus; 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139, link to map
  • Time:
    • Saturday: 9:00am–5:30pm
    • Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm
    • Monday times to be announced.
  • Events:
    • Saturday and Sunday: Participants joined sessions on themes including credibility and reliability; education with Wikimedia projects; news and current events; citations and sourcing; relationship building & support; inclusion & diversity; editor recruitment and retention; tech & tools; and harassment, civility, & safety.
    • Monday was a reliability summit + conclusion of the hackathon, providing a deep-dive into issues surrounding reliability of information.
  • Saturday night reception: MIT Museum, Cambridge

Organization

Contact
EMAIL.png Email us at info@wikiconference.org with any questions!

Facebook Logo (2019).png Like us on Facebook

Twitter Logo.png Follow us on Twitter

The conference was organized by a team of volunteer Wikimedians from all over North America. THANK YOU to our volunteers, reviewers and team. Volunteers simply filled out our volunteer form and added their names to the wiki.

2019 steering committee:

  • Andrew Lih
  • Kevin Payravi
  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight

2019 core planning team:

  • Wikimedia community
    • Andrew Lih
    • Jackie Koerner
    • Josh Lim
    • Kevin Payravi
    • Maria Rimmel
    • Phoebe Ayers
    • Richard Knipel
    • Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight
    • Sam Klein
    • Sarah Schwettmann
  • Credibility Coalition
    • Connie Moon Sehat
    • Jennifer 8. Lee

Partners + Sponsors

Credibility Coalition



Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY



MIT Knowledge Futures Group logo.png



Culture Crawl Partners
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



MIT MakerWorkshop



State Library of Massachusetts
MassArt



Boston University

History

Our previous events had unique themes and were located in different cities: New York City (2014), Washington D.C. (2015), San Diego (2016), Montreal (2017), and Columbus, OH (2018).

WikiConference North America User Group was formed in 2016 after that year's conference. It is a recognized Affiliate by the Wikimedia Foundation. The purpose of the User Group is to assure that the experiences gained at one conference are shared with future year conference organizers. The mission of the User Group includes coordinating the planning and hosting of events under our purview. Additionally, the User Group documents best practices and shares lessons learned with other Wikimedia communities planning and hosting conferences and similar events.