Education/Newsletter/June 2014/Wiki Education Foundation attends WikiConference USA

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Wiki Education Foundation's LiAnna Davis presents at WikiConference USA

By Jami Mathewson (Wiki Education Foundation)

At the end of May, LiAnna Davis, Jami Mathewson, and Frank Schulenburg of the Wiki Education Foundation attended the first annual WikiConference USA in New York City. The conference served as a space for Wikimedians to collaborate about their work on programs around the country.

Education had a strong presence at the conference, and around 40 attendees have been involved in the Wikipedia Education Program at some point in the last 4 years. The Wiki Education Foundation participated in four talks as presenters and several more as audience members. Perhaps the most well received was LiAnna's The 7 Biggest Mistakes the Wikipedia Education Program’s Made – and What We Learned From Them, where she focused not on the mistakes themselves but on how we have moved forward and altered our program from them.

The Wiki Ed staff truly enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the education and Wikipedia communities about the future of Wikipedia and education!