Submissions:2018/Supporting editathon and other event organizers with new tools

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Supporting editathon and other event organizers with new tools

Theme (optional)
Tech & Tools
  • Tools in development
  • Tools for offline events
Academic Peer Review option


Type of submission



Joe Matazzoni

E-mail address

Wikimedia username

JMatazzoni (WMF)

Affiliation(s) (optional)

product manager for the WMF Community Tech team


The WMF Community Tech team is working on a tool to help event organizers create, run and generate reports about editathons and similar events. In this session, I’ll discuss the research we’ve completed and the initial plans we will have produced for such a tool by the time of the conference. The sessions goal: to bring event organizers together for a discussion about their needs, to gather feedback on plans for the first version of the Event Tool (working title), and to generate ideas for future iterations.

Length of presentation

45-60 mins (a 15-min presentation followed by 30-45 mins of discussion)

Special requests

Just a projector to attach to my Mac.

Preferred room size

You will be a better judge than me. 20 people?

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?

No, this is a new project.

If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?


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  1. Matthewvetter (talk) 02:55, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. This will be useful for event organizers in the United States Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:40, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. Mlemusrojas (talk) 02:43, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. James Hare (talk) 19:32, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  5. Mozucat (talk) 01:50, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
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