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Jean-Philippe Béland

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From: Runa Bhattacharjee <>
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 1:48 AM
Subject: [GLAM] [x-post] Wikimedia Language team office hour and online meeting on March 21, 2018 (Wednesday) at 1300 UTC
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <>, Wikimedia developers <>, Wikimedia & GLAM collaboration [Public] <>, MediaWiki internationalisation <>

[x-posted announcement]


Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team would like to invite you for an online office hour session scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 13:00 UTC. This will be an open session to talk about our work, and in particular the changes to interlanguage links, which were recently rolled-out on the English Wikipedia.

The new option shows a list of up to 9 languages instead of a long list that can have more than 200 items, and a panel with all the links that can be looked up in any language using a search box. The purpose of this feature is to make articles in all languages easier to find. We recently published a blog post about this feature and the thoughts behind the development: 

This session is going to be an online discussion over Google Hangouts/Youtube with a simultaneous IRC conversation. Due to the limitation of Google Hangouts, only a limited number of participation slots are available. Hence, do please let us know in advance if you would like to join in the Hangout. The IRC channel will be open for interactions during the session.

Please read below for the event details, including local time, youtube session links and do let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you

== Details ==

# Event: Wikimedia Foundation Language office hour session

# When: March 21st, 2018 (Wednesday) at 13:00 UTC (check local time

# Where: and on IRC #wikimedia-office (Freenode) and

# Agenda:
Discussion about Compact Language Links, and Q & A.

Engineering Manager, Language (Contributors)
Wikimedia Foundation

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