Official bulletin from Wikimedia Italia Association.
Wikimedia Conference 2013 in Milano
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, Wikimedia Conference 2013 starts. The conference is held every year to improve coordination between the various Wikimedia chapters, discuss the next challenges and share national experiences. For the first time the Wikimedia Conference will be held in Milanp, Italy; we are proud that Wikimedia Italia is in charge of the organization. You may find further information and some tidbits on the official press release (in Italian), while at this page, and through the hashtag #wmconf on Twitter, you can follow the updates in real time. All board and staff members awill be in Milan at the conference during the event in Milan, so the work of the office will be momentarily suspended. We apologize in advance for any delays.
Wikimania 2013: let's go to Hong Kong!
From 7 to 11 August 2013 the eighth edition of Wikimania will be held in Hong Kong.
Like we did in the past, Wikimedia Italia has decided to award 8 sponsorships, to cover the costs of participation in the event. Each sponsorship includes travel expenses (by plane), accommodation and registration to the event, for a maximum amount of € 1,250 each.
If you are interested you can find all the details of the announcement on the page for the event.
Applying is easy: you only have to fill an online form and then send a confirmation email to the email address domande(at)wikimedia.it. The deadline for submission of applications is scheduled for 23:59 Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Set culture free. With your signature
To donate the 5x1000 of your taxes to Wikimedia Italia, you have just to write on the dedicated form of the tax return (or communicate to your accountant) the tax code of the association: 94039910156. Visit this page for more detailed information. It is a real help, which does not cost you anything.
(past and present) Wikimedian events
- On April 5 Maurizio Codogno took part to the TabletSchool meeting in Bergamo, sponsored by Centro Studi Impara Digitale (Learn Digital Research Centre). The event was enlivened by the many questions raised by the students and by the presence of guest experts ready to give answers. We strongly advise you to look at the streaming of this event, which proved to be very enlightening.
- On April 11, in the context of Biennale della Democrazia in Torino, the president of Wikimedia Italy Frieda Brioschi participated in the meeting Wikipedia as a tool for digital citizenship, during which they discussed the contribution that Wikipedia can make to the traditional education. In particular, we submitted our digital literacy project called Dai una Voce alla Democrazia (Give a Voice to Democracy), which in the recent months has involved the children of several schools in the province of Torino. A short online video of the appointment is available.
- Salaborsa Library in Bologna organizes two free workshops in the series of meetings Wikipedia in the Library. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 and is aimed at beginners who want to take their first steps into the world of Wikipedia: Piero Grandesso will be the Wikipedian expert who will guide you. Saturday, May 4, Ginevra Sanvitale will lead the the first edit-a-thon in the library: a writing entries marathon on Wikipedia, particularly dedicated to the biographies of female figures in history.
Notice: this newsletter is exclusively intended for information about Wikimedia Italia, both to its members and to the general public; as per Art. 1, Comma 2, Legge 7 marzo 2001 no. 62, it is not an editorial product