Wikimania 2018 is happening in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18-22, 2018, it’s the annual international conference that celebrates Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects.
The previous year, Montréal, Canada, was the host of this conference. The OSM community in Montréal had set up a booth and did an amazing work of introducing people to the OSM project. It also became a great place for answering questions related to OSM as well as explore more ways to collaborate with different Wiki projects.
There were some interesting sessions related to OpenStreetMap in the previous Wikimania:
- Workshop - Mapathon! Contribute and connect OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia using Wikidata
- OpenStreetMap project and how to get involved
- OpenStreetMap loves Wikipedia
The last date for submitting proposals for talks/sessions/workshops was 18th March but the community can still attend and give a lightning talk and/or organise a Birds of the Feather (BoF) session.
It’ll be great if the South Africa/Cape Town OSM communities would want to do something along these lines. OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia communities have a lot in common, let’s meet, collaborate and make the most of this opportunity!✨