Today at 18:00 UTC will be IRC Office Hours with the Wikimedia
Foundation's Executive Director, Sue Gardner. As usual it will take
place in #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net
. You can find links to
time conversions and a guide to accessing IRC at
Reflecting on the past few chat sessions, we've noticed that the most
productive (in terms of most questions answered, most participants etc.)
have been the ones with a little bit of prep work on the topic. The
recent fundraising session, Sue's on Pending Changes, and interviews
with new Wikimedia staff have all been extremely helpful.
That's why we'd like to try something a little different for Sue's
Office Hours today.
We're going to devote the first 30 minutes for a structured topic
discussion. During that 30 minutes attendees can write their questions
on the Meta page mentioned above, and simultaneously !vote on/discuss
the proposed questions. The 3-6 top questions will be answered during
the second half of the hour. This way we actually answer the questions
that interest the attendees, rather than miss really valuable questions
We hope you'll try this experiment with us. We're trying to find some
balance between a free-flowing discussion and some structure that allows
deeper conversation about topics important to Wikimedia.
Wikimedia Foundation Fellow