Last January we announced the roll out of the Wikimedia Resource Center,
 a hub intended as a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the
world to the variety of resources and types of Wikimedia Foundation staff
support they may need to develop new initiatives or expand existing ones.
The Wikimedia Resource Center’s beta version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
The redesign of the hub was informed by user-testing sessions at the
Wikimedia Conference 2017 in Berlin and feedback gathered on the talk page
of the hub. We have ordered resources by user types to make them easier to
navigate, and now all Wikimedians can add resources developed by
themselves, other individuals or organizations to the hub. The next step
for the Wikimedia Resource Center is to include features that will enable
Wikimedians to better connect with other Wikimedians that can support them.
We are currently performing more testing and working to incorporate a link
to the Wikimedia Resource Center from different community spaces, and it
will be presented at Wikimania 2017 in Montréal. If you are interested in
taking part in this conversation, please contact me, and if you are coming
to Wikimania, join our session  to discuss how we best learn from each
other in the Wikimedia movement.
We want to hear what you think about this new version and would like to
also invite you to submit your comments about it privately, via direct
email to me, or publicly on the talk page.
We’d like to thank Nirzar Pangarkar, Carolyn Li-Madeo and Volker Eckl,key
allies in bringing the new design to life, for all their support in this
project! Also a shout-out goes to James Hare, our technical design intern,
who has done great work of processing all the documentation on the WRC,
understanding its history and goal, and creating amicable interfaces for
We are looking forward to more collaborations!
*María Cruz * \\ Communications and Outreach project manager, L&E
Team \\ Wikimedia
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | Twitter: @marianarra_
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 7:54 AM, Maria Cruz <mcruz(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.
This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two
of the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.
Looking forward to more collaborations!
Communications and Outreach Project Manager, Community Engagement