I was at the Barcamp Koforidua this year. I was part of a breakout session
where Wikimedia world was discussed.
How many people joined the session? About 8.
How many people were recruited? None. Did I take anyone's contact? No. Did
anyone show enthusiasm to join? Not that I noticed.
Did Wikimedia/Wikipedia make sense to them? I think so. When one lecturer
at ANUniversity came to appreciate the structure of Wikimedia and Wikipedia
and why everything happens the way it does, everything I guess made more
sense to him.
At the educational level, how people see Wikipedia and it's related project
sites is very different and negative. If and should that be fixed, I'm sure
the effects will bubble down to many in schools.
Will those who joined the breakout session become editors? I don't know.
Will they get in touch to learn more? I don't know. Did they take something
useful about Wikimedia home? Yes, absolutely. I gave Wiki-related handouts
I received from Wikimedia UK to some in attendance.
A lecturer at Koforidua Poly plans to get in touch later in the course this
week to further discuss if they could do something Wikipedia Education
Program related. Will update this thread with more.
Pictures of the event:
Are the pictures on Wikimedia Commons at the moment? Mine aren't, will
upload in the course of this week.
I hope to be at the Accra Barcamp as well, then with a combined power from
all the Wikimedia guys in Accra, we could push the Wikimedia word more.
Did I do a good job at Barcamp Koforidua 2016? I don't know.
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