A friendly reminder that the first joint Analytics and Research office
hours will take place on 2020-01-22 at 17.00-18.00 (UTC). Bring your
Wikimedia related research and data questions to us during these
office hours. More at
Head of Research
On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 3:39 AM Martin Gerlach <mgerlach(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We, the Research team at Wikimedia Foundation, have received some requests over the past
months for making ourselves more available to answer some of the research questions that
you as Wikimedia volunteers, affiliates' staff, and researchers face in your projects
and initiatives. Starting January 2020, we will experiment with monthly office hours
organized jointly by our team and the Analytics team where you can join us and direct your
questions to us. We will revisit this experiment in June 2020 to assess whether to
continue it or not.
We encourage you to attend the office hour if you have research related questions. These
can be questions about our teams, our projects, or more importantly questions about your
projects or ideas that we can support you with during the office hours. You can also ask
us questions about how to use a specific dataset available to you, to answer a question
you have, or some other question. Note that the purpose of the office hours is to answer
your questions during the dedicated time of the office hour. Questions that may require
many hours of back-and-forth between our team and you are not suited for this forum. For
these bigger questions, however, we are happy to brainstorm with you in the office hour
and point you to some good directions to explore further on your own (and maybe come back
in the next office hour and ask more questions).
Time and Location
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month 17.00-18.00 (UTC) in #wikimedia-research IRC
channel on freenode .
The first meeting will be on January 22.
Up-to-date information on mediawiki 
If you miss the office hour, you can read the logs of it at .
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