How can we reimagine Wikidata from the margins? Conversation with Maryana Iskander
10-30, 16:00–16:55 (UTC), Room 3

Conversation with Maryana Iskander, incoming CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, and João Alexandre Peschanski, president of Wiki Movimento Brasil who are co-organizing the WikidataCon 2021.

As part of her listening tour, Maryana is interested in listening to different views from across our movement. She would love to hear your ideas, vision and proposals for Wikidata, how to ensure a sustainable future for the project, and how to reimagine Wikidata to make it more accessible to and inclusive of content and communities currently underrepresented.

During this session, you are invited to engage with the incoming CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation in a Wikidata-focused conversation. Particularly, Maryana is interested in understanding the perspective of Wikidata and its vibrant community:
* What motivates you to contribute to our work and take part in Wikidata?
* What makes the Wikidata community special?
* How can we increase participation from underrepresented groups in Wikidata? How can we reimagine Wikidata from the margins?
* What are your questions for Maryana?

The session will be recorded but some time will be left at the end of the session for unrecorded open discussions.

Link to notes

What will the participants take away from this session?

The participants will have the opportunity to raise and discuss their ideas and vision for Wikidata, and to ask questions to the incoming CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation.





João Alexandre Peschanski is a Professor of Journalism at Faculdade Cásper Líbero, in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently the chair of the User Group Wiki Movimento Brasil, and is a board member of the User Group Wikipedia & Education. He has served as the co-cordinator for WikidataCon 2021. His username across Wikimedia projects is Joalpe.

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