Anton Protsiuk is Programs Coordinator at Wikimedia Ukraine, where he is responsible for overseeing the organization’s programmatic activities, such as content campaigns, diversity and editor recruitment initiatives, community events, and communications outreach. In his volunteer capacity he's also an editor and administrator of Ukrainian Wikipedia.
(Photo: MeOlya, public domain)
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 prompted a wide reevaluation of Ukrainian cultural legacy that had previously been viewed through colonial lenses. In this session, we’ll discuss how the centuries-long legacy of russification has impacted the content of wiki projects, what the Ukrainian community is doing now to decolonize knowledge, and how its experience might be applicable globally.
Motivating and retaining Wikimedia volunteers is one of the most important tasks for affiliates and community leaders. A small, fun initiative in this space is Wikimedia Ukraine’s “wiki condensed milk” program. This session will give a brief overview of the program & its lessons for other communities.