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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 3055 - TC, C8
Title of the submission

Overview of multi-lingual announcements across wikis for technical changes

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

Runa Bhattacharjee

Language of presentation


E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog

Wikimedia Language Team

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team works with tools that directly affect the capability of using languages other than English, in Wikimedia Projects. Our focus is to ensure that everyone can participate in Wikimedia projects in a language of their choice. In that effort, we create tools and other features that are rolled out on to the wikis in multiple stages. During these roll outs, timely communication is of primary importance, and it has to be tailored depending upon the language of the wiki, size of users affected by the change, or impact of the feature. This session will be an overview of how we connect with users for early feedback, follow up and constant communication. We will highlight the challenges we often face when there are no languages in common between the users and developers.

What will attendees take away from this session?

How information about technical changes are currently conveyed and what can be done to improve the process

Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All levels of audience

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Most likely

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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