Submissions/Podemos! How Videos are bringing Wikimedia to the next Level

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

Submission no.

Video of this session is available

Video Content Projects   Video Technology & Tools   Video internal Organisation
Title of the submission

Podemos! How Videos are bringing Wikimedia to the next Level

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


Author of the submission
E-mail address
Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia volunteers

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Note to the program committee: This is a package of three related submissions. The workshops / joint presentations are divided into a content project part (efforts to create and use videos) and a technical part (creating a production house, tackling hurdles, cooperating with like-minded organisations for mutual improvement of our infrastructure). These submissions only request the standard length of 30 minutes to keep it crisp and focused. It allows the audience to choose exactly what they are interested while we still provide the full overview on all aspects. The third submission roundtable is a more internal round of people already involved or willing to get involved with the works behind the scene (organising content projects or dealing with the technical details).

TL;DR: content-oriented projects, what has been done

A joint presentation from video enthusiasts from different projects and countries working on getting more video content into Wikimedia projects.

Existing video initiatives present themselves briefly, inviting volunteers to join. Past videos projects and their results are being presented:

  • What are videos for in Wikipedia?
  • Measuring video use in Wikimedia projects, with the latest statistics on video use across projects
  • Wiki Makes Video, User:Jgmikulay class other video efforts - A rundown of some video creation efforts in the Wikimedia space
  • WikiTV in German Wikipedia
  • Wiki loves Parliaments in European Parliament and German Bundestag
  • Crowd Expedition
  • Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel (VWA) in German Wikipedia and Video competition on Commons
  • Open Access Media Importer
  • WMAT / simpleshow workshops for the conception of explainer videos
  • ...

This will be an entertaining session with many different projects and initiatives presented by different presenters and real life video examples.

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