Just a quick reminder that Wikimedia Research Office Hours will be happening in ~2 hours (16:00 UTC/9am PT/6pm CEST).
To participate, join the video-call via this link: https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours
More information here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 11:08 AM Martin Gerlach <mgerlach@wikimedia.org> wrote:

Hi all,

Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation [1] for their monthly Office hours this Tuesday, 2021-07-13, at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/6pm CEST). 

To participate, join the video-call via this link [2]. There is no set agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad [3] (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 [4]. 

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 future.

  • 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 [5].

Hope to see many of you,
Martin on behalf of the WMF Research Team

[1] https://research.wikimedia.org/team.html

[2] https://meet.jit.si/WMF-Research-Office-Hours

[3] https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Research-Analytics-Office-hours

[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours

[5] https://research.wikimedia.org/projects.html

Martin Gerlach
Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation