Submissions:2022/What is Wikiask?

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2022.


What is Wikiask?


Saturday Longer Sessions

Type of session:

Birds of a Feather/Panel


Wikiask ( is a new open knowledge project, very new. With only 100 questions and 100 registered users, it is in the early days of wiki formation both in content and community.

But it's bones are in the right place: despite an early block for over-emailing active editors, Wikiask has chosen the permissive CC BY-SA 4.0 license, hired experienced mediawiki coders to develop the tech stack, and sought out expert advice for community management and outreach.

Find out much more about this new Q&A website in a debut Q&A session with Wikiask Founder Bill Cherman and Wikiask CTO Yaron Koren, moderated by Wikipedia Library Founder and WikiBlueprint lead Jake Orlowitz (currently advising wikiask).

Academic Peer Review option:

Author name:

Jake Orlowitz

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

45 minutes (60 is fine too)

Special requests:

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


If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Lightning talk as a last backup.