Submissions/IdeaLab Workshop: Making Ideas into Action

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

Submission no.
Title of the submission

IdeaLab Workshop: Making Ideas into Action

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission

Siko Bouterse

E-mail address


Siko Bouterse, Jonathan Morgan and Marti Johnson.

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

WMF, Community Resources team

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

In the IdeaLab Workshop, we're collaboratively turning ideas into action.

Do you….

  • Have an idea for a project to improve Wikimedia?
  • Want feedback or help obtaining funding to turn your idea into action?
  • Have skills you can share with someone else’s ideas/projects/grants?
  • Have a key learning from a past project to share with others?
  • Just generally feel curious about what IdeaLab is and how you can get involved?

In this interactive session we’ll work together to:

  • show you what’s new in IdeaLab, an incubator on meta-wiki for people to turn ideas into projects to improve Wikimedia projects, websites, and communities.
  • write-up new ideas and turn old ideas into project plans or grant proposals
  • write-up key learning from past projects in the form of Learning Patterns

Bring your ideas from the conference so far, your project/learning/skills, or a friend you've just met at Wikimania, and let’s turn ideas into actionable projects together!

  • WikiCulture & Community
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)

1.5 hours, ideally

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


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  1. Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 06:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 12:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Was great last year, would love to do it againǃ Ocaasi (talk) 18:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Varnent (talk) 22:02, 8 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 06:31, 23 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  6. --Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 10:57, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Polimerek (talk) 11:55, 10 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  8. --बिप्लब आनन्द (talk) 16:06, 17 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 16:10, 17 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Sebastian Sooth (WMDE) (talk) 19:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC) (was there. see: )[reply]

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