Submissions:2018/Wiki Bootcamp: Four generations of Wikimedia volunteers

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2018.



Title
Theme (optional)
< Relationship Building & Support
Academic Peer Review option
No
Type of submission
Panel
Author
Robert Fernandez (graduate 2016, organizer 2018); Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (graduate 2014 & 2016; organizer 2018); other panelists TBA
E-mail address
wikigamaliel@gmail.com
Wikimedia username
Gamaliel
Affiliation(s) (optional)
Wikimedia District of Columbia
Abstract
Wikimedia District of Columbia has facilitated four bootcamps (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018) for Wikimedia volunteers from all over the United States at the US National Archives and University of Maryland. Costs of attendance and travel were paid by WMDC. The bootcamps offered training and networking opportunities involving a number of topics, including train the trainer, community leadership, event organization and planning, institutional outreach, grants, online tools, risk management, safe space policies, and integration between sister wiki projects. Previous attendees have gone on to key positions in the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Affiliates, and to serve as Wikipedians-in-Residence and Wikipedia Visiting Scholars. Two of the graduates, Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, have been honored as Wikipedians of the Year. This panel will feature graduates and facilitators from these bootcamps discussing how their participation helped their involvement in Wikimedia projects and how the bootcamps develop talent and resources across the country.
Length of presentation
30-45 min. for panels
Special requests
Some presenters may wish to present slides
Preferred room size
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
No, besides the bootcamps themselves
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?
Yes
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
Yes

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