Apologies, the right date/time is 2021-01-0*5* at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am
PT/6pm CET), see you there!
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 10:42 AM Miriam Redi <miriam(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours on 2021-01-04 at 17:00-18:00 PM UTC (9am PT/6pm CET)!
To participate, join the video-call via this Wikimedia-meet link .
There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics
in the etherpad  (You can do this after you join the meeting, too.),
otherwise you are welcome to also just hang out. More detailed information
(e.g. about how to attend) can be found here .
Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:
- You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
in my wiki?
- You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your
Wikimedia contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use
machines to improve your workflows. These types of conversations can
sometimes be harder to find an answer for during an office hour, however,
discussing them can help us understand your challenges better and we may
find ways to work with each other to support you in addressing it in the
- You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
institutions in your country, we would love to talk with you and learn
more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
of you interested more closely in this space.
- You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs .
Hope to see many of you,
Miriam on behalf of the WMF Research Team