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Wikimedia Leadership Bootcamp 2018

Wikimedia Leadership Bootcamp 2018 (Wikibootcamp) is a three-day training session in Washington, DC. Held previously in 2016, 2014, and 2013, its purpose is to provide leadership training for Wikimedians in the United States who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge and skills. It is organized jointly by Wikimedia DC and the National Archives.

Wikibootcamp offers training and networking opportunities involving a number of topics, including train-the-trainer, community leadership, event organization and planning, institutional outreach, grants, online tools, risk management, safe space policies, and integration between sister wiki projects. Previous attendees have gone on to key positions in the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Affiliates, and to work as Wikipedians in Residence and Wikipedia Visiting Scholars.

Wiki Boot Camp 2018 in DC, with David Ferriero


Friday, June 15, 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, 17, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM


National Archives - Innovation Hub (Friday)
National Archives - Washington Room (Saturday/Sunday)
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20408


Government-issued ID
Please bring your own laptop.



Co-lead organizers / points of contact

Gamaliel & Rosiestep |

Safe Space policy[edit]

This Safe Space Policy provides information pertinent to Wikibootcamp, a Wikimedia District of Columbia ("Wikimedia DC") event. Its purpose is to ensure that Wikibootcamp is free of harassment and other unwelcome behavior. It is also printed and posted on walls at Wikibootcamp. In addition to this policy, each Wikibootcampers was asked to read the Wikimedia Foundation policy for Safe Space and to complete the online training about it.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding a safe space issue, please reach out to these even organizers who are attending the event and are staying at the event's hotel:

  • Kelly Doyle
  • Robert Fernandez
  • James Hare
  • Kevin Payravi
  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
  • Megan Wacha



Time Topic By
10:00 AM Opening; welcome Rob, Rosie
10:15 AM Keynote: Engaging New Audiences Kelly
10:45 AM Partnerships Ariel
11:15 AM Article ranking session Jason
11:30 AM Culture Crawl: NARA tour Dominic
12:00 PM Lunch at NARA
1:00 PM Address by the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero
1:20 PM Group photo Marble steps
1:30 PM Wikidata training/edit-a-thon Andrew, Rob
4:15 PM Break
4:30 PM Safe space Sydney (via Google Hangout)
5:00 PM Adjourn. Walk to no-host dinner.


Time Topic Description
10:00 AM Welcome Rob, Rosie
10:15 AM Wikiconference North American overview Kevin
10:30 AM Structured data on Commons Alex
11:00 AM Events and their logistics round-table Moderators: Rob, Rosie
11:30 AM Libraries panel Moderator: Dominic. Panelists: Carrie, Diane, Kelly, Kevin, Megan, Rob
12:00 PM Culture Lunch @ NGA Sculpture Garden
1:05 PM Lightning Talks Abishek, Ashleigh, Carrie, Heather, Jina, Jackie
2:00 PM Break
2:05 PM Lightning Talks James, Maria, Rachel, Stacey, Steve, Wolf
3:00 PM Local communities/groups Kevin
3:30 PM Tools James
4:00 PM Wikipedians-in-Residence panel Moderator: Diane. Panelists: Dominic, James, John, Kelly, Rachel
4:30 PM Wikipedia Visiting Scholar Moderator: John. Panelists: Diane, Jackie, Rosie, Wolf
5:00 PM Adjourn. Walk to no-host dinner.


Type Topic Description
10:00 AM Affiliates, governance, grants Kirill
10:15 AM Wiknic; WALRUS Megan
10:30 AM Public policy Peter
10:45 AM 2030 Wikimedia Strategic Direction Rosie
11:00 AM Post Mortem round-table
11:30 AM The End.


2016 Bootcamp
2013 Bootcamp
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, at 2013 bootcamp

We identified key volunteers who have done significant outreach, advocacy, GLAM, or community work involving Wikimedia projects in the United States for this invitation-only event. Transportation, shared housing, and meals during the workshop will be paid for or reimbursed. Participants are required to complete some Wikimedia Foundation online training modules before attending. Participants are also required to prepare in advance a lightning talk of no more than 5–10 minutes with a slidedeck about their previous accomplishments involving Wikimedia outreach, events, or community organizing and leadership.



# wikibootcamp founder
* wikibootcamp alumni


National Archives
National Archives Building
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001
  • Access:
Please note that access to the National Archives venue location requires government-issued ID. When entering, you will be required to pass through a security checkpoint, sign in, and show valid ID. We will also visit other nearby buildings, so it is important to keep your ID with you at all times.
The Friday venue site is the Innovation Hub at the National Archives. There will be a sign in the lobby.


DC's Metro map
The National Archives is across the street from Archives station (Green/Yellow), and can also be accessed with a short walk from Federal Triangle station (Blue/Orange/Silver) or Judiciary Square station (Red).
For more information about getting to NARA, go here
The following public transportation routes are available to and from local airports and Amtrak.


A pre-event survey was distributed in February 2018 to gauge interest. A post-event survey will be distributed after attendees return home.

Previous WMDC wikibootcamps[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Wikimedia Leadership Bootcamp at the National Archives 2018 at Wikimedia Commons

  • Managing Institutional Partnerships, useful links:
  • WikiConference North America 2018, useful links: