Eight Wikimedia groups have gathered to organize the Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia to celebrate and reflect on Wikipedia and free knowledge. The event takes place on May 8th and 9th --Wikipedia in Portuguese turns 20 on May 11th.
The Festa da Wiki-Lusofonia is the result of an integration process of Wikimedians in Portugal and Brazil that has started in mid-November. Seven preliminary events were organized since then, creating awareness to Wikimedia projects and building stronger bonds between our editors and partners.
The program of the event will cover a diverse range of themes regarding Wikipedia, including discussions around its impact on free knowlege, its GLAM and education usage and the dynamics of its communities. You can find the full program here.
April marked the return of the technical trainings on Wikidata organized by Wiki Movimento Brasil with two editions in a month.
The 27th edition of Wikidata Lab, "Wikiprojeto Leis Brasileiras" (WikiProject Brazilian Laws), presented by Éder Porto and Veronica
Stocco on April 13th, covered the concept and the operation of a tool designed to create and improve items about Brazil's legislation on Wikidata. The tool proved to be practical and intuitive, which makes it easy for new users and comes in hand for the more experienced ones who want to operate it at scale. The WikiProject Brazilian Laws were supported by WikiCite.
The following edition of Wikidata Lab, presented this time by Éder Porto and Lucas Werkmeister on April 29th, covered the development of metadata applications using Wikimedia Toolforge. The event provided a better understanding of how metadata applications work, encouraging the development of new ones to optimize demands from GLAM-Wiki initiatives or other wikiprojects. Eder Porto highlighted the metadata apps developed inspired on the Museu Paulista collection: Wiki Quantos, Wiki Roupas, Wiki Motivos and Wiki Marcas.
Museu Paulista GLAM-Wiki initiative
Wiki Movimento Brasil reached in April the mark of 30 thousand images uploaded on Wikimedia Commons by Museu Paulista, one the most prestigious museums in Brazil. Almost 5 thousand images of Museu Paulista's collections new items were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, which corresponds to more than 5% of the 33.190 avaiable online by now under Creative Commons licenses.
The images integrated the edit-a-thon "Decoração e identidades femininas e masculinas" (Decoration and male and female identities) on April 23. The third marathon organized by Museu Paulista and Wiki Movimento Brazil (WMB) user group on 2021, which counted with a speech delivered by Vânia Carneiro de Carvalho, curator, professor and researcher at Museu Paulista, gathered volunteer users to create and improve Wikipedia entries about the mentioned topic.