Submissions/Wikipedia unplugged

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Submission no. 3030 Subject T1 C5
Title of the submission
Wikipedia Unplugged
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Roundtable with projector (55 min)
Authors of the submission
Anne Gomez, Florence Devouard, Emmanuel Engelhart, Isla Haddow-Flood, Jorge Vargas, Stephane Coillet-Matillon
Language of presentation
E-mail address
AGomez (WMF), Anthere, Islahaddow, JVargas (WMF), Kelson, Stephane_(Kiwix)
Country of origin
USA, Switzerland, France, South Africa
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Kiwix, Wiki in Africa (WikiFundi), Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
3.9 billion people in the world don't yet have internet access and therefore can't access Wikimedia projects online.[1] But education is a right. How can free knowledge content benefit people around the world that don’t yet have internet access?
By creating experiences and access tailored for those potential readers, we could reach people who aren’t yet connected. There have been ongoing projects using Wikimedia content offline for 10 years, but where are they now? Come to this session to learn about the many ways we are reaching people offline and share in a discussion about the future of offline access and contribution.
What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Understanding of the many ways we are working to get people access to Wikimedia content and the challenges in this space
  • Ways to participate in supporting offline content consumption
Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Beginning +
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes (half presentation, half roundtable)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

If possible, please put this submission later in the schedule than Free knowledge for complete beginners: introducing Wikipedia to new readers

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  1. Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:37, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 01:38, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
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