I am AWFULLY biased about this, but I'll be shameless anyway; please slap me if I overstep the self-promotion.
I did a Wikipedia editing workshop in the University of South Africa in Pretoria yesterday. As far as I know, it was the first one ever that focused on using the recently enabled ContentTranslation beta feature. It was six hours long and had nine participants, only two of whom had any editing experience. It produced *fourteen* complete articles in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans and French. Except the latter two, the Wikipedias in these languages are barely active. I conducted dozens of editing workshops, and this one was, by far, the most productive ever by the amount of content created, considering the time and the participants' experience. Time will tell how well can it be replicated and improved upon and how many participants will stick, but I'm optimistic. I'll write a more detailed post later today. בתאריך 5 ביוני 2015 00:41, "phoebe ayers" <phoebe.w...@gmail.com> כתב: > I need a break from thinking about things going wrong. And so per Milos' > observation that discussion here is falling off, I thought I'd start an > open discussion thread about things going right. > > What's a cool thing you just discovered or are involved in that is > happening in the Wikimedia world? > > My contribution: the SF Wikimedia list just had an announcement about an > edit-a-thon (organized by Jake Orlowitz at the wmf office) that is > happening during the American Libraries Conference, which is in SF this > year. 30,000 librarians attend ALA! I'm super pleased we are infiltrating > library conferences :) > > What's happening over in your part of the project? > > Phoebe > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>