Submissions/Bots and Wikipedia

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no. 
647
Title of the submission
Bots and Wikipedia: It's OK to be lazy!
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation
Author of the submission
Gaëtan Landry
E-mail address
gaetan.landry@gmail.com
Username
User:Headbomb
Country of origin
Canada
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Bots Approvals Group on the English Wikipedia
Personal homepage or blog
None worth mentioning
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

My experience in several large-scopes on-Wiki collaborations, and as a member of the English Wikipedia's Bots Approvals Group (BAG) has led me to make great use of the bot-writing community found on the English Wikipedia, and become familiar with several bot-related topics. In this talk, I would like to share this experience with others, and discuss a few bots and semi-automated tools, and their impact on Wikipedia. Particularly:

While the talk will focus on my experience with the English Wikipedia, many topics will also be relevant to other languages. The talk will not be highly-technical in nature, and no programming experience is required to enjoy it.

Track
  • Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Probably, although I can't 100%-guarantee I will be there if my talks are not accepted.
Slides or further information (optional)
The talk will be in English, but I can answer question in French.
Special request as to time of presentations

I have no special request

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  1. Tom Morris (talk) 18:26, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  2. Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 22:36, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
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  6. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 06:33, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
  7. Sumanah (talk) 17:40, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
  8. "It's okay to be lazy," I really needed to hear that. Srsly. Thanks for this! SarahStierch (talk) 03:13, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
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