Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda/Events & Projects/Wikimania 2021/Nambogo Catharine/Report

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Event Name[edit]

Wikimania 2021

My Experiences[edit]

As of the scholarship award of Wikimania 2021, i had free data access and an inroduction to REMO.

i was staged to a level of acquiring more knowledge and experience in a number of things like

  1. Https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Submissions/Email%20campaigning%20for%20onboarding%20new%20volunteers Email campaigning for onboarding new volunteers] , which invites new people to the wiki family and slowly learn more more about the Wikimedia community together with its the formats of recruitment
  2. https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Submissions/Building_a_successful_Wikimedia_Community_of_African_students. and there was a share how to build community of African students;
  3. Preventing misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session brought together one of the leading Wikipedians documenting COVID-19 knowledge,it as well explored different stake holders. Anumber of doctors shared fruitfull information concerning the pandemic
  4. https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Submissions/Photography_documentation_of_built_heritage_of_rural_West_Bengal_for_Wikimedia_Commons with knowledge on photography documentation and upload especially in Wikimedia compaigns. There was also an importance in a documentation in photography. lessons on photographic discriptions were also benefitual with all content from Amitabha Gupta.
  5. https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Submissions/Education,_Wikimedia_Projects_and_Digital_Literacy_during_COVID-19_Pandemic detailed more on use of tools, free and open knowledge, as well as in the production of knowledge from their own realities.

challenges

  • There was exposure to the REMO
  • the cooking session caused a few confusions of whether it was the right building.
  • The speakers' voices were so low(audibility)
  • Navigating around the hall was a bit challenging.
  • you tube was data consuming and had some limitations.


Connections[edit]

Free interactions with the music team as there a was a open invitation for everyone to join in the music team.

As an editor from Luganda Wikipedia, i got a chance of interacting with other members of the Uganda Wikimedia user group.

Outcomes[edit]

The music session (closure) revealed a number of notes to cordinate so as get the right music.[edit]

in the education media project, there were experiences related to education and digital literacy developed in different regions.

participation in the next photography competition.


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