On 10, 11 and 12th May the first Women Tech Storm in the Netherlands took place in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. By organising this international female-only hackathon the Dutch chaper of the Wikimedia Foundation and its gendergap working group aimed to get more female involvement in the development of the software, bots and tools that run Wikipedia and its sister projects.
GLAMwiki-toolset workshop, The Hague, 10 May 2018
As part of the Women Tech Storm, Olaf Janssen ran a workshop to explain the GLAMwiki Toolset and how to use Python to create custom XML input for this tool. In the week prior to the event the participants received written step-by-step tutorials by e-mail to prepare for the hands-on approach of this training. See also the Etherpad for this workshop.
Wiki goes Caribbean
The recently started project Wiki goes Caribbean (WGC) aims to increase, improve and extend both the knowledge of tangible and intangible heritage in Suriname and the Caribbean on Wikimedia projects. WGC is a joint project of UNESCO and Wikimedia NL. The Wikimedian in Residence (DanielleJWiki) organised four gatherings at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the National Archives (The Hague), the World Museum (Rotterdam) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) (Leiden). These gatherings had the goal of showing participants how to use GLAM collections in conjunction with Wikipedia, Commons or Wikidata.
Besides the four real life gatherings also four virtual 'train the trainer courses' were organised via Skype. Thirty participants of GLAM institutions on Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao attended these courses. The aim of these courses was to give the participants the necessary tools and knowledge on working with Wikimedia projects and organising their own events.