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WikiConference North America 2018 • Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
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Unconference-style scheduling

WikiConference North America 2018 will include unconference sessions, where anyone can propose or spontaneously organize a mini-presentation, discussion, or workshop on a wiki-related topic.

See 20-second intro video to unconferencing.

Unconference

Lightning talk topics

The main lightning talks session is Saturday 3:30 - 4:55 PM.

  1. Create new pages using AWB and CSVLoader. It can be found using the shortcut WP:CSV on English Wikipedia. - Ganeshk (talk) 02:41, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. Use AWB and user namespace templates to add different content to different pages (alternative to CSVLoader). (slides). -- Jarekt (talk) 14:42, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. WikiProject Patents -- A preliminary effort to organize the fields of information on Wikidata about (potentially) each of many millions of patents, granted by many governments. -- Econterms (talk) 14:20, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. Responses by en.wp users to proposal for banner on net neutrality issue -- Econterms (talk) 01:17, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  5. Community Health Metrics Kit: Introducing this project and rallying community feedback. JSutherland (WMF) (talk) 19:27, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  6. Cuba: The Last Mile for Wikipedia -- How a free online encyclopedia works among a well educated society in a (mostly) offline environment -- Haroldcardenaslema (talk) 00:28, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
  7. It started with a picnic - Wikimedia New York City and early history of local/global efforts--Pharos (talk) 21:19, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  8. A New Approach to Promotional Editing -- see User talk:DGG and [1] DGG (talk) 13:56, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
  9. First World Problems and "First World Problems": Don't take things for granted. --Techyan (talk) 20:21, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
    slides--Techyan (talk) 20:32, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  10. Wikimedia Mexico - Wikimedia México "State of the Chapter" Paulina Lordméndez (talk) Omar sansi (talk) 05:00, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  11. Commons:Photo challenge, 5 years of monthly photo competition. Jarekt (talk) 03:51, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  12. Timeless - what is it, how it affects you, updates on the project, and yes this is a new interface available on all projects, and it breaks Twinkle. Isarra (talk) 14:03, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  13. Creating a Mastodon instance for Wikipedia Enterprisey (talk) 14:05, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  14. Enabling 2FA and setting a good password. Legoktm (talk) 15:48, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  15. Homoglyphs—what are they, where do they come from, why do they make information hard to find, and what can we do about them? TJones (WMF) (talk) 17:51, 20 October 2018 (UTC) (slides)
  16. Graphs, maps, multilingual templates --Yurik (talk) 19:50, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
  17. "Why RfA is Broken: A Live IRC-Directed Panel. Or: Why Never Give a Talk Live-Directed on IRC. Or: Why Substantive RfA Reform Hasn't Happened." L235 (talk) 20:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
    Directed by/taking input from the #wikipedia-en IRC channel. Isarra (talk) 20:07, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
    Panel: Isarra, Cyberpower678, L235, KrakatoaKatie. L235 (talk) 20:42, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

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