Wikimedia Poland Conference - a short report
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Summary: The annual Wikimedia Poland Conference took place online in the beginning of July. For 3 days we have been discussing Wikimedia in the wider context of knowledge distribution in the times of pandemic, and in connection to cultural and educational institutions.
Logotype of Wiki-school program Nostrix / CC BY-SA
Wikimedia Poland has bravely embraced advanced Zoom and being not afraid of pandemic challenges successfully organized the nationwide conference (3-5 of July, 2020). Our special guests gave speeches e.g. about libraries, infodemics and legal cases for wikimedians. We also hosted our GLAM partners with their Wikipedians-in-Residence. The third day was almost entirely devoted to education and Wikipedia:
- The goals and progress of the Wiki-school (pl. Wikiszkoła) project were presented
- During a live panel discussion, we had meeting with wikipedians, who are also teachers in Polish schools
- We could all listen to the premiere recording Hobbit article from Polish Wikipedia - this books is in the school curriculum in Poland.
- A video especially recorded by the Education team of Wikimedia Argentina was presented with subtitles options, too.