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Wikilogia's Story and Experience in Promoting Internet Collaboration and Open Source Culture

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A short talk presented at OuiShare Drink Damascus #1, at Wikilogia Hackerspace

A short talk presented at OuiShare Drink Damascus #1, at Wikilogia Hackerspace

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  • 1. We all had dreams...We all had dreams...
  • 2. http://www.transmediale.de/files/imagecache/tm_large/OKF_0.jpg… dreams of access
  • 3. http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/pages/documents/document-340-8.png… of developing our communities
  • 4. http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmzwykNq171qbiqb1.jpgand contributing to humanity!
  • 5. Wikilogia started because webelieved those dreams are closerthan any other time
  • 6. Guess Why?
  • 7. Tada!
  • 8. We were able to explore the emerging trendas it was actually happening and as it wasexplored
  • 9. We wrote the first collaborativeencyclopedia about the subject inArabic
  • 10. We spread awareness!
  • 11. Diverse interest groups andcommunities emerged
  • 12. Wikisghar: Collaborative Wiki forKids
  • 13. Wikitechie: Web 2.0 and SocialPlatforms
  • 14. Fablogia: Open Hardware andDigital Fabrication
  • 15. WikilogiaMED: Open Knowledgeand Medicine 2.0
  • 16. Damascus Girl Geeks: WomenEmpowerment with Technology
  • 17. LEN: Peer Learning English, thegateway to the open source world
  • 18. We continued to grow...
  • 19. ...and grow!
  • 20. ...and diversely grow!
  • 21. We made a big shift fromWhat? and Why?[is collaboration, sharing and open source]to How?[can we really start to make it happen here!]
  • 22. So we thought it was agood idea to start ahackerspace the idealplace to start DOING it!
  • 23. And we actually did!
  • 24. We started as one-day-a-weekhackerspace
  • 25. People showed up weekly!
  • 26. Learned together...
  • 27. ...and did things together!
  • 28. After two years of hard work, we think webuilt a promising model for local communitydevelopment
  • 29. Our challenge is to keep itgrowing and make itsustainable...
  • 30. There are lot of people who arefollowing us and excited about ourexperience!
  • 31. We think we are closerto our ambition ofreplicating Wikilogia,e.g.WikilogiaXYourArea!
  • 32. But wait, there are otherchallenges awaitingOpen and Collaborativeculture as well...
  • 33. What we did was starting toempower communities
  • 34. Empowering the coming generationand fixing education is a key foropen source and collaborationfuture
  • 35. Startups are the means for applyingour new ideas into society andmanaging the accommodating risks
  • 36. Open Source and Collaboration isnot just about community andindividuals, it is also aboutcorporations and institutions
  • 37. We started out in ahard time of Syriashistory. We hope ourefforts are one ofmany to build apromising future.Wissam Al Jazairy
  • 38. Please help us by beingawesome and joining us!

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