The time may finally be upon us when the knowledge shared on the internet will NOT just be written in North America or Europe, but rather from continents like South America, Africa and Asia. In what is not just a goal but a rising reality, we will hear from several voices in the community who are looking at or celebrating this exciting shift and sharing with us the details of how this is happening. Today we will hear from: Free knowledge ambassador Dimitar Dimitrov of WMDE, Zach McCune of WMF, Kelsey Merkley of Uncommon Women, Osmar Valdebenito of Wikimedia Chile, dear friend of the podcast and global coordinator of the wikipedia library Felix Nartey, and Coenraad Loubser of Wikimedia South Africa.. all these wonderful voices talking about a new era for wikipedia and in the free knowledge world.
Welcome to a special podcast miniseries – Source Code Berlin the Summer Sessions – Where we explore whats going on in the Wikimedia Galaxy / Free Knowledge Community around the world in 2018 thus far. Over the course of the next glorious weeks of summer (or winter depending where on the globe you live) we will be looking at some of the exciting and important developments with help from the voices of the very people involved….Starting right now with episode one of this miniseries.. Let’s call it Movement Strategy; or if you like less official terms… the path ahead for the Wikimedia Movement.
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(Special thanks to the people at Mikme for their support; this program was recorded using the Mikme Gold microphone)
As the year winds down, we’re cracking open the SCB archives for some of our unpublished gems. Today’s great conversation was recorded at SHA 2017.. better known as hacker camp. My guest is a legendary voice in the field of technology and civic engagement. Once involved with the legendary Digital City project in Amsterdam, her work and her presentation at camp were focused on the new era for empowering citizens within cities to keep and control their personal data.. deciding if and how they use it for a greater good. That guest is president and co-founder of the Waag Society— Marleen Stikker.
Harassment of women. Abuse of power and privilege. If 2017 will be remembered for any one topic, it will involve one or all of these words. Today on the program, we go to a very special place, to learn about an initiative that focuses on women and technology- and fun …. with help from one of the best humans on planet earth.. Fiona Krakenburger… so come along on a little Berlin journey and learn about Heart of Code!
What does diversity mean to members of the Wikimedia Community from virtually every corner of the world? What does it include? What are the challenges and the benefits that diversity brings to this movement? Today on the podcast, we’re in Stockholm listening to the talented and passionate voices at the Wikimedia Diversity Conference.
Dr. Till Kreutzer
Excerpt from a talk @CopyCamp Warsaw
Today on the podcast we will take another plunge into the murky waters of copyright in the EU and look at the radical changes that seem to be a done deal… with help from Christopher Clay… a researcher, veteran of the EU policy scene who handles communication for MEP Julia Reda. We will also listen to excerpts from a talk by both Julia Reda and Till Kreutzer on copyright reform given just last week at CopyCamp Warsaw.
Although we’ve done shows on copyright before, this one comes in as the clock is ticking away, major copyright reform will be here in a matter of weeks if not days.. what will it mean? What can be done? That’s all today on the podcast.
The summer may be over, but the memorable events and the inspiring ideas of the past few months carry on in the months and perhaps even years to come.
On our last episode we previewed the topics and goals of Wikimania 2017 in Montreal. Today, several weeks after the event, we look back at how it went and what it might mean for the future of the movement. We do so with help from legendary Wikimedian David Richfield, who was not only in Montreal experiencing it all, he is also one of the people behind next years global gathering in Cape Town!
It is time once again for the annual gathering that brings together wikipedians and free knowledge enthusiasts from across the globe to discuss projects and issues that are relevant to the present and future of the most widely used internet resource on the planet.
Today on the podcast, we’re talking about the interesting themes and a few specific issues from Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, with help from two great voices, Asaf Bartov and Cornelius Kibelka. Together we will hear about the significance of this particular gathering and some of the major projects getting the spotlight this year.
Being the newbie in any online community can be a daunting experience that can either go well or terribly depending on an array of technical and social factors. In the Wikipedia ecosystem, stimulating and keeping new editors has long been a topic of interest for both the present and the future of this beloved resource.
This was part of the inspiration that led to a research experiment entitled “The Wikipedia Adventure”, where new users got to try out a gamified version of the first time editor experience, the subject of much discussion around the internet. Today on the podcast its the Wikipedia Adventure, with researchers Sneha Narayan and Jake Orlowitz.
Correction from Sneha:I misspoke a little around the 5 minute mark – I claim Wikipedia’s sharp growth in editors happened about 4 years after it actually did. Oops! In reality, the community gained a lot of contributors starting in 2003, peaked in 2007, and then began to slowly decline.
We’re back again with a Global Innovation Gathering edition of the podcast, as the global network becomes an organization, and the cross section of projects moves from theoretical to practical. 2017 is a momentous year for this group of people and the work they are passionate about, and I had the good fortune of being with them and getting to hear all about it.
Source Code Berlin looks into creativity and innovation in fields related to open source technology in Berlin in form of bi-weekly podcast, events and tech videos.