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Wikimedia Poland Conference - a short report

Author: Klarqa

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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.

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.