The Celtic Knot conference is coming (virtually) to Ireland for 2020!
With 20 billion page views every month, Wikipedia is one of the first stops when people search for information. It is a cornerstone of the digital age, but the information within it is not evenly represented across languages.
The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.
Wikimedia UK has been the organiser with local partners for the 2017 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Edinburgh (focusing on Scottish Gaelic), the 2018 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Aberystwyth (focusing on Welsh) and the 2019 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Falmouth (focusing on Cornish). In 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the conference will take place remotely. More details will be announced in the next weeks on the talk page. We will maintain the previously planned focus on Irish and developing its Wikimedia community – whilst making sure that we can share and support other languages in the Celtic Knot and beyond.