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Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia Mumbai Meet 3


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The presentation that Jimmy Wales gave in Mumbai in Oct 2010. #wpmmu3

Note: This makes complete sense with the man himself speaking in front of it. So do not take things from this ppt as his word. He did mention on a couple of occasions that the data isn't verified.

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Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia Mumbai Meet 3

  1. 1. WIKIPEDIA In India: The Future The Future
  2. 2. Free Knowledge For All
  3. 3. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we are doing.
  4. 4. WIKIPEDIA: the world’s largest encyclopedia free, online & written by volunteers
  6. 6. 16 million things to argue about
  9. 9. Who?
  10. 10. Why know who Wikipedians are?
  11. 11. This is why.
  12. 12. 87% male Average age of 26 Double the % of PhDs By the numbers
  13. 13. Warnings and disclaimers on everything
  14. 14. We care ...maybe a little too much
  15. 15. Amateur encyclopedists
  16. 16. Who?Are they super beings?
  17. 17. QuickTime™ and a MPEG-4 Video decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  18. 18. WIKIMEDIA IN INDIA Catalyzing Growth of the Wikimedia Community WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION
  20. 20. We're close to achieving our vision in the Global North, Global South is the next great challenge
  21. 21. Where we are today in India (I) Number of Internet users 81M Share of Global Internet users 4.7% Page views per month 191M Share of Global Page Views 1.5% Page edits per month 90K Share of Page edits (July 2010) 1.3% Source: Erick Zachte analysis using sample 9/09-7/10
  22. 22. Where we are today in India (II) Source: July 2010
  23. 23. Some Languages of India • Hindi - 57,823 • Telegu - 45,963 • Marathi - 31,400 • Tamil - 25,623 • Gujarati - 17,142 • Malayalam - 14,830
  24. 24. Where we are today in India (III) Source: July 2010
  25. 25. Our 2015 goal: Strong and healthy India-based projects Top 10 Indian languages have mature Wikipedia (>100K substantial articles) and Wiktionary available enabling potential reach to 80% of Indian population 100M unique visitors monthly to Wikimedia projects >75% of schools in India have access to a Wikipedia and Wiktionary either via the Internet or offline Top ten projects sustain positive monthly growth in active editors
  26. 26. Our near term goal: Catalyze participation to crank up the flywheel
  27. 27. Seven (plus one) WMF activity ideas 1. Contributor outreach and training: Create resources and campaigns to increase the knowledge about how Wikimedia works and help attract and retain editors 2. University clubs: Support students and faculty to create contributor clubs on university campuses across the country 3. Schools: Work with education system to integrate Wikipedia as a reference resource for schools; offline Wikipedias where n1eeded 4. Knowledge sharing: Support regular meetups across the country and periodic Wikimedia India conferences 5. Technology support: Work with the community and developers on solutions to technical barriers faced by projects 6. Mobile products: Work with the community and the Indian mobile sector to create compelling mobile products for Wikimedia projects 7. National article writing contests: Support volunteers to run regular contests to write quality articles for any language project +1 Fund and/or provide logistical support for community initiatives that are aligned with the mission and India goals
  28. 28. WMF Principles for working with the community in India 1. WMF's goal is to help grow the Wikimedia community and projects in India; all our actions should align with this goal 2. WMF is here to support the community: Wherever possible, the community should lead and the WMF team should support 3. WMF seeks to facilitate growth across the country and a range of languages, not any single area 4. WMF's direct investment in staff and an office in India is temporary in nature; as the community and chapter build capacity, WMF will adjust our capacity 5. WMF will be open and transparent with the community; we'll communicate openly about our investments, progress and results 6. Regardless of the location of the WMF office, the activities of the team will serve national goals and our team will not differentially support one locale over others 7. All actions of the WMF will be evaluated for their impact on our goal Successful initiatives will be expanded. Failed initiatives will be terminated.
  29. 29. “Wikipedia represents a belief in the supremacy of reason and the goodness of others.” Daniel Pink, “The Book Stops Here,” Wired Magazine 13.03, March 2005
  30. 30. QuickTime™ and a MPEG-4 Video decompressor are needed to see this picture.