Submissions/Wikimedia Foundation’s Language round-table

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Submission no. 7022 Subject - MW
Title of the submission

Wikimedia Foundation’s Language round-table

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

Roundtable discussion

Author of the submission

Runa Bhattacharjee

Language of presentation

English (participants can use other languages of their choice during the session, however without immediate interpretation we may need follow up conversations)

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 hosts an online interactive meeting once every 3 months. These hour long sessions are conducted via Google hangout and IRC. Due to limitations of these media and with additional overhead of time zones, conversations and participation can be restrictive. We would like to host a similar interactive session as a round table to discuss about support of languages in Wikimedia projects, challenges, tools and suggestions to make them more inclusive for our multi-lingual diversity.

What will attendees take away from this session?

How people across the globe are participating in Wikimedia projects in their own language, and what can be done to improve the experience.

Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

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

Open session for all levels of audience

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 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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