Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours this Wednesday, 2021-12-08 at 00:00-1:00 UTC (16:00 PT 12-07 /
19:00 ET 12-07 / 1:00 CET 12-08). Find your local date and time here
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1638921637>. Please note the time change!
We are experimenting with our Office hours schedules to make our sessions
more globally welcoming.
To participate, join the video-call via this link . There is no set
agenda - feel free to add your item to the list of topics in the etherpad
. You are welcome to add questions / items to the etherpad in advance,
or when you arrive at the session. Even if you are unable to attend, you
can leave a question that we can address asynchronously. If you do not have
a specific agenda item, you are welcome to hang out and enjoy the
conversation. 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 research related questions that you as Wikimedia volunteer editors,
organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in your projects and
initiatives. Here are some example cases we hope to be able to support you
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 .
This is also a good opportunity to learn more about the Research Fund !
Hope to see many of you,
Emily on behalf of the WMF Research Team
Emily Lescak (she / her)
Senior Research Community Officer
The Wikimedia Foundation