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IdeaLab Workshop: Making Ideas into Action

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 8011
Title of the submission

IdeaLab Workshop: Making Ideas into Action

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission

Siko Bouterse, with Jonathan Morgan and Heatherawalls (talk)

E-mail address



m:User:Sbouterse (WMF), m:User:Jmorgan (WMF) Heatherawalls (talk)

Country of origin

United States

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

In the IdeaLab Workshop, we're collaboratively turning ideas into action.

Do you….

  • Have an idea for a project to improve Wikimedia?
  • Want feedback or help obtaining funding to turn your idea into action?
  • Have skills you can share with someone else’s ideas/projects/grants?
  • Have a key learning from a past project to share with others?
  • Just generally feel curious about what IdeaLab is and how you can get involved?

In this interactive session we’ll work together to:

  • show you what’s new in IdeaLab, an incubator on meta-wiki for people to turn ideas into projects to improve Wikimedia projects, websites, and communities.
  • write-up new ideas and turn old ideas into project plans or grant proposals
  • write-up key learning from past projects in the form of Learning Patterns

Bring your ideas from the conference so far, your project/learning/skills, or bring someone you met at the IdeaLab mixer, and let’s turn ideas into actionable projects together!

Session Details

When: Saturday August 9th, 14:30-16:00

Where: Hammerson Room

  • WikiCulture & Community, or
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)

1.5 hours

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Bring your ideas & laptops!

Interested attendees

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