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Submissions/How to interest people in contributing to Wikimedia?

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
How to interest people in contributing to Wikimedia?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Bekhruzbek Ochilov
E-mail address
Ochilov (talk)
Country of origin
Republic of Uzbekistan
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website. But it is free and without any advertisments. So, it is hosted by unprofitable organization Wikimedia Foundation. So, how it is working? Its core force in volunteering. It depends on those who are only interested of sharing their knowledge with others, which is the main idea of all Wikimedia projects.

Instead of this, now we don't have enough people to contribute. There are many unwritten articles and their number is growing. So, we need more volunteers.

How can we recruit more people? This is what our presentation is about. I will share my thoughts on ways to get people interested in contributing to Wikimedia projects and study some techniques and methods.

WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
depends on scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
Coming soon

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  1. Ochilov (talk)
  2. --Higimo (talk) 09:13, 22 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Jim Carter (talk) 11:07, 24 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. --Millars (talk) 20:01, 14 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Yiyi (talk) 14:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]