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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

You want it? Come get it. Invitations to edit!

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


Author of the submission

Kaity Hammerstein, Moiz Syed, Matthew Flaschen

E-mail address

khammerstein@wikimedia.org, msyed@wikimedia.org, mflaschen@wikimedia.org


Kaity Hammerstein, Moiz Syed, w:en:User:Mattflaschen (WMF)

Country of origin

USA, Moiz is from Canada though.

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog

http://twitter.com/kaitymh, http://twitter.com/moizsyed, w:en:User:Superm401

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Successful editors have naturally discovered what to do on Wikipedia despite many challenges throughout the way. We can eliminate some of those challenges. From their first dive into the edit button to being a regular contributor, every step of the way matters and the whole experience should be considered. In this talk, we’ll explore ways to invite editors, acknowledge their work and suggest what they can do next. Inviting them to become confident editors making meaningful contributions.

We will talk about projects the foundation worked on in the past, and things we hope to work on in the future! This is part of an on-going conversation, so we invite you to join us with your personal stories of editing struggles and how you prevailed.


Technology, Interface & Infrastructure

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Interested attendees

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  1. Pginer-WMF (talk) 09:38, 27 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. MGalloway (WMF) (talk) 19:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Alternative title suggestion: SOFIXIT. Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:38, 6 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. CT Cooper · talk 00:06, 11 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 06:31, 26 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]