Wikimedia Argentina

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Iberoconf 2014: towards a regional perspective

Iberoconf is the annual meeting for Wikimedia chapters and user groups that are members of the Ibero-American cooperative. The event was held between November 21 and 23 and was made possible through a Project and Events Grant. The purpose of this grant was to develop the Wikimedia movement in Iberoamerica with a specific approach: to strengthen the affiliates’ capacity. This was important to do not only as individual organizations, but as vital parts in the connected through the cooperative’s network.

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Making memory count: successful edit-a-thon in Buenos Aires

Group photo at Memorial Edit-a-thon On Saturday, July 20th, in spite of the cold, over 40 people took part in Memorial Edit-a-thon, held in Buenos Aires in what used to be a “black site” (clandestine detention facility) during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The Escuela de Mecánica de la…

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Great turnout at legislative edit-a-thon in Buenos Aires!

(Lea la versión en español aquí) On Saturday, June 29th, Wikimedia Argentina and the Buenos Aires City Legislature held the second edit-a-thon in Buenos Aires, known as “Primer Editatón Legislativo” (First Legislative Edit-a-thon). It focused on the history and architecture of the Legislative Palace in Buenos Aires, a building conceived…

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Creating local content for Wikipedia

By 2007 in Argentina, the web was becoming a valuable academic resource. Students and teachers had frequent and unlimited access, and we began to find fascinating resources we had never seen before in our scholarly studies. As a teacher of history of photography and a scholar of visual arts and…

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Wikimedia Argentina’s educational booklet now also in Guarani language

“Vikipetã mbo’eha kotýpe”, the new Guarani version of Wikipedia in the classroom Wikimedia Argentina, the first Wikimedia chapter in Latin America to be founded, has a long history of activities related with promoting the use of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in education, mainly in secondary schools and universities. In…

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