Submissions/Translations for the fundraising

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8006
Title of the submission
Fundraising translations
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
jrobell/Jessica Robell
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

This interactive workshop will be focused on the crowd translation process involved in the Wikimedia Foundation’s Multilingual fundraising campaign.

Throughout the year, the Wikimedia Foundation runs its global fundraising campaign in nearly 50 languages in almost every country in the world. Thanks to these fundraising banners, the foundation receives donations from over 2 million Wikipedia readers every year. English fundraising messages are translated by volunteer Wikipedians who share their linguistic skills and carry out translations using the MediaWiki translation software.

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to:

  • present the translation process to new Wikipedians and potential new translators
  • receive feedback from existing translators on the translation process
  • have an open discussion regarding the development of fundraising messages and their usage
  • illustrate how we use A/B testing to determine our readers’ preferences regarding word choice and style

Questions that will be addressed include:

  • How can the wiki software (Translate extension) be used to most effectively carry out translations, while allowing translators to discuss and share comments?
  • what measures can be taken to recruit new users to join the community of translators, and keep our existing community of translators motivated and inspired to continue to contribute?


WikiCulture & Community

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

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