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WikiConference North America 2018 • Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
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Thursday, October 18

Thursday is our Tech Day, which includes our hackathon, tech demos, training sessions, and more. We plan to have a focus on Wikidata, and are currently planning activities that may interest non-technical folks as well.

Schedule is still under development.

Track 1
(Thompson 165)

Track 2
(Thompson 150A)

Track 3
(Thompson 150B)

8 AM
9 AM Hackathon
10 AM Hackathon
11 AM Hackathon
12 PM Lunch
1 PM Hackathon
2 PM Hackathon
3 PM Hackathon
4 PM Hackathon Presentations

Friday, October 19

Friday includes two activities: our Culture Crawl during the day, followed by an evening reception.

Culture Crawl

Friday is our Culture Crawl, which includes tours and other activities at various cultural institutions in Columbus.

Our activities are still in planning - more will be available soon!

Columbus Metropolitan Library Ohio Statehouse State Library of Ohio Thompson Library More to come...
8 AM
9 AM Edit-a-thon
10 AM Edit-a-thon Tour
11 AM Edit-a-thon Tour
12 PM Free for lunch
1 PM Tour
2 PM Tour
3 PM Tour
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM Evening Reception Evening Reception
7 PM Evening Reception Evening Reception
8 PM Evening Reception
9 PM Evening Reception Evening Reception

Reception

Friday evening will be our reception at the Thompson Library on the Ohio State University campus. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 20

Saturday is the first day of our main conference consisting of presentations, workshops, panels, unconference sessions, lightning talks, and more from our community. Tracks will cover a wide array of topics, including but not limited to editing, education, academia, inclusion and diversity, harassment and safety, event organization, community building, technology and tools, and more.

The program is still in development and subject to change.


October 20 - Saturday - Programming


Registration

8:00 AM

TBD
Opening Session

9:00 - 10:00 AM

TBD

Introduction & Keynote Addresses

TBD

Keynote All Hands

Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Track 1
(Thompson 1120)

120 Seats
Track 2
(Thompson 165)

80 Seats
Track 3
(Thompson 150A)

28 Seats
Track 4
(Thompson 150B)

28 Seats
Track 5
(18th Avenue 070)

24 Seats
Track 6
(18th Avenue 090)

24 Seats
Session 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together (Proffitt from OCLC)


Wikipedia for College Information Literacy and Science Identity (McDowell from UIC)


To Use Wikipedia or Not: How the Wikipedia assignment can build a bridge between Academia and Wikipedia (Blumenthal from WikiEdu)


Fighting Government Mass Surveillance: Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA (Buatti, Palmer, & Hershenov from WMF)


Introduction to Wikitongues (Jones-White)


Life beyond TEXT: maps, graphs, data, and the future of interactivity (Astrakhan)


Students Who Care: Documenting Police Brutality in New York City in the La Guardia & Wagner Archives Wikipedia Project (Matsuuchi, Gallardo C., Singleton, & Chan from LaGuardia Community College, CUNY)


AfroCROWD Wiki Oral History Project (AfroCROWD)


Making HerStory OurStory-Building a Wikipedia Presence on Campus (Dodd from UT Arlington)


A dozen ideas for newcomer-friendly user experiences (Ross from WikiEdu)


Working with new editors: observations from a Wikipedia Content Expert (Ramjohn from WikiEdu)


Wikimedia Infrastructure for being nice (Rasberry & Wacha, from Univ. of Virginia and WMNYC)


AMA: Ask the developers (Mehta)


JADE: complementing artificial intelligence with human judgment (Hare from WMF)


Supporting editathon and other event organizers with new tools (Matazzoni from WMF)


It started with a picnic (Richard from WMNYC)


Wikipedia Space 2.0 (Fernandez, WMDC)


Five years of Common's monthly Photo Challenge (Tuszynski)

Lunch

12 - 1:30 PM

Lunch Pick-up Lunch Meetup A - West Coast meetup
(RightCowLeftCoast from San Diego Wikimedians UG)
Lunch Meetup B - How to podcast
(Wallroth from German Wikipedia)
Session 2

1:30 - 3:00 PM


5 ways Wiki Education has championed equity in 2018 - and tips for building inclusivity into your work (Weald, WikiEdu)


Bringing feminist pedagogy to Wikipedia training for US public library staff: Reflections from the OCLC Wikipedia-in-Residence (Sengul-Jones from former OCLC)


Wikipedia’s Gender Gap and Disciplinary Praxis: Representing Women Scholars in Digital Rhetoric and Writing Fields (Vetter from Indiana University of Penn.)


The Non-US Panel: Americans in the global Wikimedia movement (Lim from Wiki Society of the Philippines)


Offline Internet Resources for Latin America (Nelson from Columbia University)


Tools and tips for small wikis (Hamdi from Wikimedia Canada)


Have a SNAC Break (Herbert from NARA)


2:00-3:00 Wiki Art Depiction Explorer (Fernandez & Lih from WMDC, Kapsalis from Smithsonian)


Advancing Gender Equity: Conversations with Movement Leaders (Stephenson-Goodknight from WikiWomen's User Group)


2:00-3:00 Input/Output: A Simple Plan for Successful Outreach (Rosa from Indiana Historical Society)


Tool Developer (and User) Meetup (Hare from WMF)


Tools and scripts - Enterprisey's 2018 update (Glus)


CollaborationKit: the future of user groups and community coordination (Yos)


Highway 66 Revisited, or An Update on Wikipedia and the DOTs (Imzadi1979)


TBA


How to write a Featured Article (Long)

Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other Wikimedians.
Session 3

3:30 - 4:55 PM


3:30 - 4:30 The State of Art+Feminism (Mack from Art+Feminism)


4:30 - 4:55 Lightning Talks


3:30 - 3:55 Comparative Course Experiences Through Wiki Educational Foundation (Osterbur from New England College)


3:55 - 4:55 Wikimedia 2030: Movement Strategy Process update and participation (Ebber from WMDE)


3:30 - 3:55 Wiki Loves Your Community (Koerner and Pruitt)


3:55 - 4:20 Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States: Review and Discussion (Payravi from Ohio Wikimedians UG)


4:20 - 4:55 Wiki Bootcamp: Four generations of Wikimedia volunteers (Fernandez from WMDC)


3:30 - 4:00 The Wikimedia Foundation's blog and social team: Who we are, and what we can do for you (Erhart from WMF)


4:00 - 4:30 Medical wiki content for all clinicians and students (Zidovetzki from Mount Sinai Hospital)


4:30 - 4:55 Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools (Geres from University of Dundee)


3:30 - 4:00 Found in Translation: AfroCROWD+Wikitongues+LaGuardia Community College Translatathon Projects (Antoine, Backer, Gallardo C., Matsuuchi, Goodman, & Coleman from AfroCROWD & WMNYC)


4:00 - 4:55 Filipino American History Month Edit-a-thon (RightCowLeftCoast from San Diego Wikimedians UG)

OpenStreetMap mapping party! (Filbert from WMNYC)

Sunday, October 21


October 21 - Sunday - Programming


Registration Opens

9:00 AM

TBD
Day 2 Introduction + Retrospection

9:30 - 10:00 AM

TBD

All Hands

Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Catch a break and mingle with other Wikimedians.
Track 1
(Thompson 1120)

120 Seats
Track 2
(Thompson 165)

80 Seats
Track 3
(Thompson 150A)

28 Seats
Track 4
(Thompson 150B)

28 Seats
Track 5
(18th Avenue 070)

24 Seats
Track 6
(18th Avenue 090)

24 Seats
Session 4

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


WikiData, Mix'n'Match, and Libraries (Helps from Brigham Young Univ.)


11:00 - 12:00 Wikidata in research libraries: community-owned scholarly infrastructure to advance mission (Ruttenberg, Proffitt, Allison-Cassin, & Lemus-Rojas from ARL)


Wikipedia, Higher Education, and Public Review (Cummings from Univ. of Mississippi)


Growing the free library: Discovering, documenting, and digitizing public domain periodical literature from most of the 20th century (Ockerbloom from Univ. of Pennsylvania)


Wikisource update (slowking4 from WMDC)


Event safety workshop (Earley from WMF)


11:00 - 12:00 Aligning technical solutions and policy to combat harassment on Wikimedia projects (Poore from WMF)


Wikipedia Organizations on Campus: A Review (Payravi from Ohio Wikimedians UG)


Organizing and Researching Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons: Towards More Equitable Models of Engagement (Lockett & Vetter from Spelman College and Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania)


Cultivating New Student Editors in the Linguistics Classroom (Stvan from UT Arlington)


10:30 - 12:00 Wiki Mapping Freedom (Cuba from AfroCROWD)


Best Practices for Collaborative Transcription of Multilanguage Texts using ProofreadPage in Wikisource (Varady from the Open Siddur Project)


Inclusion, Wikipedia, and right-of-center topics (RightCowLeftCoast & Lionelt)


Calling All Subject Experts: Training the Next Wikipedians (Kent & McGrady from WikiEdu)

Lunch

12 - 1:30 PM

Lunch Pick-up Lunch Meetup C (Open) Lunch Meetup D (Open)
Session 5

1:30 - 2:55 PM


1:30 - 2:00 Teaching with Wikidata: A Case Study (Anderson from Vanderbilt)


2:00 - 2:30 Beginner's Guide to Events for Wikipedians (Byrd-McDevitt from NARA & WMDC)


2:30 - 2:55 Update: Structured Data on Commons (Keegan from WMF)


1:30 - 2:00 Strategies to Counter Systemic Bias: Writing Campaigns, New Maps, and Informed Review (Bjork-James from Vanderbilt)


2:00 - 2:35 Implicit Bias on Wikipedia: The damage report (Koerner)


2:35 - 2:55 "ReImaginingTheShift": The Role of Technology as a Tool for Language Advocacy for Historically Undervalued Languages like Haitian Creole (Lamour from Haitian Creole Language Institute of NY)


1:30 - 2:00 Introduction to Wikidata-driven infoboxes (Fernandez from WMDE)


2:00 - 2:30 Creating a Linked Data Library Partnership Using Wikibase (Newell from OCLC)


2:30 - 2:55 Tools to track views of Commons images (Helps from Brigham Young University)


1:30 - 2:55 Developing GLAM Partnerships, a Workshop (Stinson from WMF)


1:30 - 2:50 WikiHBCU (Cuba from AfroCROWN, WMNY, & Columbus Univ. OHMA)


1:30 - 2:00 OpenStreetMap’s worldview: handling disputes on a map that anyone can edit (Nguyễn from Mapbox)


2:00 - 2:55 Anti-Harassment and YOU (Mack from Art+Feminism)

Closing

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Join us for our closing session on the 11th floor of Thompson.