Articles tagged: wikimedia

Out and about in October

2535 days ago

The tail of October is shaping up to be busy for me. Apparently having an intimate understanding of the workings of Wikipedia, and being willing to speak about it, is a valuable thing.

Next week (Friday 22nd) I will be speaking at a SHARISM’ conference in Shanghai, which is pretty cool. (Squee!) One of the main event sponsors is Mozilla’s Drumbeat, which seems appropriate – it’s kind of free software, free culture, open web. Ish. I’m not sure what kind of audience it will attract, but I’m really looking forward to it.

Then on Wednesday 27th I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion on “Collective Intelligence, The Wisdom of the Crowd” (Facebook, Meetup) organised by Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne (or, more accurately, our new overlord leader Jes Lowry).

And LCA regos are open! The programme is already up which is great. So much time to change my mind about Bdale vs shiny visualisations vs machine learning vs extracting requirements from flame wars...!

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Some Wikimedia news

2688 days ago

Some Wikimedia-related news of note in my own life that are unrelated to each other:

Firstly, a few weeks ago I gave a talk at the National Library of Australia’s Innovative Ideas Forum, called Is Wikipedia a one-off? Is mass collaboration all it’s cracked up to be? You can read my talk here, or listen to the audio here. It was a pretty kick-arse event. The other speakers were all great, so you should definitely listen to all their talks too.

Secondly, last week I resigned from the Wikimedia Australia committee. So if you have a mental tag for me like “the Wikipedia chick”, you will now need to refresh it.