Wikipedia hosting first time conference in Cape Town

Wikipedia, a collection of knowledge website, which is read more than 15 billion times monthly, will be hosting a conference in Cape Town next month.

The conference is focused on knowledge gaps, particularly on African topics, where there is still not enough locally relevant content.

President of Wikimedia South Africa, Douglas Scott explains what the conference entails.

Wikimania is a conference for people involved in free knowledge movement which Wikipedia is part of.

Douglas Scott, President of Wikimedia South Africa

Wikipedia is a volunteer driven organisation. All the people who participate do so voluntarily they do not receive any pay to contribute to Wikipedia.

Douglas Scott, President of Wikimedia South Africa

This year we will be talking about a bunch of free knowledge stuff such as the technology that Wikipedia is based on, good editing practices and ways to increase the number of editors...

Douglas Scott, President of Wikimedia South Africa

To hear the rest of the conversation with President of Wikimedia South Africa Douglas Scott, listen below:


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