Hi all,
the new bulletin from Wikimedia Italia (#53) is available. This time
we write about Amsterdam Hackathon 2013, the contest Veneto in
Wikipedia, searches for people, and our next appointments.

As usual a link has been added to meta, at
Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Italia ; more-or-less raw text of
the bulletin follows below.

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{{titolo errato|titolo=Wikimedia news}}{{WMNpubblico|53|May 29, 2013}}

[[File:Wikimedia_Hackathon_2013.jpg|thumb|400px|center| "Working
Group" - By Sebastiaan ter Burg from Utrecht, The Netherlands
(Wikimedia Hackathon 2013) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]

== Amsterdam Hackathon 2013 ==
Over the weekend from May 24 to 26, the
[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013 Wikimedia
Hackathon 2013] was held in Amsterdam. The annual gathering, which
brings together all Wikimedian interested in the development of
MediaWiki and other Wikimedia projects, was organized by Wikimedia
Nederland and was held at the
[http://www.stayokay.com/en/hostel/amsterdam-zeeburg Stayokay hostel].
There were about a hundred Wikimedian; the participants appreciate the
Dutch organization which was impeccable.
[[:it:Utente:CristianCantoro|Cristian]] (''vicepresident of Wikimedia
Italia'') was present on behalf of Wikimedia Italia and
[[:commons:Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2013/Who's_who | Wiki Loves
Monuments international group]].
In addition to numerous other projects,
[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Labs Wikimedia Labs] were
presented: tjey are the new infrastructure that will manage the
development of new tools for Wikimedia sites.

== Wikimedia Italia is hiring ==

Are you determined, do you like to work in teams, to interact with the
public? Are you willing to learn some new computer program?! Then read
[http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/Ricerca_collaboratori the announcement
for a secretarial employee] published by Wikimedia Italia. Our staff
is growing! All specifications can be found on the dedicated page:
here we anticipate that the workplace is in Monza (with occasional
short trips) and that the type of commitment required will be 20 hours
per week (horizontal or vertical part-time).

The announcement is aimed at candidates of both sexes (L.125/91) and
will remain valid until 15 June 2013.

If you are interested, send your CV and a presentation letter to the
email address lav...@wikimedia.it.

== Veneto in Wikipedia ==
Veneto in Wikipedia] is a competition, organized by our member
Professor Corrado Petrucco from the University of Padua together with
Enrica Pagano and Simonetta Boscolo in collaboration with Wikimedia
Italia, planned to invite classes of students of schools of all levels
to create or improve entries on Wikipedia. Monday, June 3 a meeting
will be held for the closure of the project. [[:it:User:Cotton|
Cotton]] will participate for Wikimedia Italia: Cotton will talk in
particular about the criteria used for the evaluation of new entries
in Wikipedia created by the children. At the conclusion of the meeting
the best work will be awarded. The event will take place from 16:00 at
the "Einaudi Gramsci" institute (via delle Palme, 1 35137 Padova);
here] the complete program.

== Wikimedia Foundation is looking for Italian-speaking people ==

The Engineering and Product Developement department of the Wikimedia
Foundation is looking for two or thres
Community Liaison, Product Development], i.e. representatives of the
local Wikimedian community who will act as intermediaries between
users and the engineering team, supporting them in the activation
phase of new extensions on the sites of projects of the Wikimedia
This would be a task for a period of about 3 months, which requires a
minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. In particular the urgent need
at the moment is on the launch of
[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor Visual Editor] on
Wikipedia in different languages​​; they will need, for example, to
explain to their community the news and manage useful feedback tools
significant to the computer development department.
Basic requirements are knowledge of the English language (as well as
Italian), years of experience as active users  on Wikimedia sites (not
just Wikipedia) and excellent communication skills.
To apply, you must write to Philippe Beaudette at pbeaude...@wikimedia.org.
Read through the requirements and then, if you know you have a few
free hours to devote each day, you can apply or invite some Wikimedian
friend to do so.

== Pages most seen on Italian Wikipedia ==

The list with the [http://stats.grok.se/it/top most visited articles
in Italian Wikipedia] has just be updated. Reading it provided an
insight on how users make use of the free encyclopedia. In April, for
example, Italian politics and television series are the most browsed
categories of voices.

==  Next appointments  ==

* '''May 30, Crema''': [[:it:Utente:Virginia_Gentilini|Virginia
Gentilini]] will speak at the conference
Librarians tell themselves: challenges, opportunities and alliances'']
organized by the Cremona Libraries' Network, talking of the
relationship between Wikipedia and the world of libraries. What does
it mean to be ''Wikipedian librarians''? Citing his personal
experience, Virginia will attempt to answer this question, revealing
the possible future developments of the librarian's role and its
relationship with users. The meeting
here] the full program) will begin at 9:30 am and will take place at
the S. Pietro da Cemmo Hall of the S. Agostino Augustine (Museo Civico
- piazza Winifred Terni de Gregory). You can
register online]. Other information may be obtained by phone
(0372/406283) or e-mail: cult...@provincia.cremona.it.

*''June 8, Bologna''': after the success of the meeting of May 4, it
was decided to replicate the laboratory on Wikipedia aimed at
beginners. The course, part of the cycle
[http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/eventi/23821 Wikipedia in the
Library], is free and will be held again by [[:it:Utente:P tasso|P
tasso]]. The appointment is at 15:00 in the Sala Internet (hall of
Bramante) of [http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/home.php Salaborsa
Library] of Bologna.

*'''10 June, Bologna''': [[:it:User:Virginia_Gentilini | Virginia
Gentilini]] and [[:it:User:Atropine | Atropine]] will hold an
introductory meeting on Wikipedia at the center of documentation of
the Arcigay in Bologna, "Il Cassero", starting at about 17.00. This
will be an informal chat in the hope of establishing a more structured
collaboration in the future. The official website of the center is
[http://www.cassero.it/ www.cassero.it], but it is currently under
renovation, so we suggest you also check their
official facebook page] for all the updates.

*''' 27 May and 3 June, Bagno a Ripoli (FI)''': at the
Municipal Library], introductory course to Wikipedia for users (from
16.30 to 18.30). Teacher: [[:it:Utente:Giaccai|Susanna Giaccai]].

*'''5 And 12 June, Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence)''': introductory
course to Wikipedia for librarians, at the computer room at the Union
of Municipalities of Montana Mugello (from 9 to 13). Teacher:
[http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Giaccai Susanna Giaccai].

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