Douglas Scott on the status of free knowledge in South Africa and the growth of Wikipedia
You are invited to a LIVE BROADCAST presented by the Cape Town Press Club in conjunction with WIKIPEDIA
This January, Wikipedia turned 20 years old. It has been an extraordinary achievement with daily page views running in the billions. Millions of people use it, but also millions of people volunteer their time to edit and update it.
One of these people is Douglas Scott, who has been an editor on English language Wikipedia since 2006. Douglas has been a Wikipedia community leader since 2012. He is currently a board member of Wikimedia South Africa and was the chapter’s president from 2015 to 2020. Wikimedia South Africa is the non-profit membership organisation for Wikipedia editors in the country. He will be talking about the challenges Wikipedia and other internet-based free knowledge projects face within South Africa in the next 20 years. He will be speaking on behalf of Wikimedia South Africa.”
In 2018, Douglas Scott was the organising chairperson for Wikimania that year, the official annual international Wikipedia conference, and was deeply involved in both bringing the event to South Africa for the first time and in organising the event.
Scott will address the Cape Town Press Club on the status of free knowledge in South Africa and the growth of Wikipedia over the past 20 years. He will take questions.
Accessing the live-streamed event is as easy as opening a webpage. But it is essential that you register and RSVP (see Online Registration and RSVP links elsewhere on this page) or contact Lalage on or 082 820 0190.
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Presented by the Cape Town Press Club in conjunction with WIKIPEDIA: