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Vietnamese Wiki Day held

Members of three Vietnamese wiki communities met at the Hanoi University of Technology on Friday, November 8, for a series of presentations and discussion panels. The first inaugural Wiki Day includes active members of the Vietnamese Wikipedia and Wiktionary (Wiki Day info); Vietnamese Library of Science (info), a Vietnamese science wiki; and Baamboo Tra từ (info), a commercial, community-oriented dictionary built on MediaWiki. About 120 people attended, both online and in person.

Topics included the wikis' priorities for the future, developments in wiki software, article reliability, and the steps to build a healthy wiki community. Attendees received gifts, including CD-ROMs of each wiki's best content.

The event, which was not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation, has received coverage in Vietnam's major newspapers, and at least three national television networks – VTV3, VTV6, and VTC – taped the event. VTV6 will air coverage of Wiki Day on November 12.


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