Submissions:2023/Show me your gadgets!

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WikiConference North America 2023 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.


Show me your gadgets!


Recent Changes, Wild Ideas

Type of session:



As a meetup or series of lightning talks, we invite people to show their favorite gadgets (Preferences->Gadgets) in Wikipedia/Commons/Wikidata and beyond. Oftentimes, amazing new features and functions are available but are unknown to users. Very quick 30 second demos of some high impact and favorite gadgets can be a game changer for many who have struggled with batch editing or doing complex tasks.

This was inspired by an informal meetup at Wikimania 2023 where Commons gadgets such as VisualFileChange, Global Usage Badges, and ACDC were demonstrated and installed for a number of folks who did not know they existed.

Author name:

Andrew Lih

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network

Estimated time:

30 or 60 minutes

Special requests:

Can be done as lightning talks, speed dating, or a meetup. Format flexible

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

No, but a small version of this happened informally at Wikimania

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

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)

Yes, format is very flexible and could even be done in a social hour or cocktails