This is awesome to hear, Pierre. Best of luck to the event!

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On Aug 17, 2016 11:11 AM, "Pierre-Yves Beaudouin" <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> We are proud to announce that the first ever French-speaking Wikimedia
> projects editors gathering will take place on August 19-20-21 in Paris,
> France. Supported by WikiFranca and organized locally by Wikimedia France,
> it's a "dream come true" as the first idea of this event goes back to 2012.
> The 1st Francophone WikiConvention will take place in an eco-friendly
> rehabilitated place called the Halle Pajol in the 18th arrondissement of
> Paris.
> Nearly 140 participants from 15 countries will be present. More than 40
> proposals were made by the participants to create the program of this 2,5
> day convention: gender-inclusive language on Wikipedia, paid contributions,
> enriching articles about francophone Paralympic athletes, accessibility and
> contribution in Africa ... A variety of themes that reflect the issues of
> the francophone part of the Wikimedia movement.
> This event was made possible by the support of the International
> Organization of the Francophonie, the General Delegation for the French
> language and the languages ​​of France, L'Oréal Foundation for Women in
> Science, Google France and of course the support of Wikimedia Wikimedia
> France and Wikimedia Switzerland, as well as the Wikimedia Foundation. The
> event is coordinated by WikiFranca, the organization of chapters,
> francophone user groups and contributors of the Wikimedia movement.
> It is meant to be then organized annually, if it proves to be successful !
> Thank you to all Wikimedians who supported this event. And now, let's do it
> !
> Pyb
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