Submissions/State of the Kiwi, 2017

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

Submission no. 3022 Subject - T3
Title of the submission

State of the Kiwi, 2017 edition

Type of submission


Author of the submission

Stephane Coillet-Matillon

Language of presentation


E-mail address


user:Stephane (Kiwix)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Kiwix, Wikimedia CH

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Kiwix is the offline Wikipedia reader that broke the one million users mark in 2016: whereas 80% of Wikipedia's readership is in the North, 80% of our users are in the Global South. Offline is here to stay, but what does it mean in terms of usage patterns or content needs? How do we make sure that people get the most and the best, even with a limited access (or no access at all) to internet?


Kiwix, le lecteur hors-ligne de contenus wikimédiens, a pour la première fois dépassé le million d'utilisateurs en 2016. Alors que 80% des utilisateurs de Wikipedia sont dans les pays industrialisés, 80% des utilisateurs de Kiwix sont dans les pays du Sud. Les contenus hors-ligne seront nécessaires pendant encore un moment, mais comment faire pour qu'ils atteignent le plus de gens possible, et comment peuvent-ils être utilisés? Comment s'assurer que, même sans connexion à internet, tout le monde puisse avoir accès à nos projets?

What will attendees take away from this session? A good understanding of upcoming releases, and how Wikimedians and wiki projects can help offline users get the best of the content they produce.
Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All audiences.

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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