We shall need a good international team to have another successful version
of Wiki Loves Monuments after 2014. The team should comprise of experience
volunteers who have conducted WLM or any such event in their country.
There are numerous tasks and first task will be to hunt and find our
countries who shall be willing to organise Wiki Loves Monuments again. To
brief, the International Team is more of coordinating with all
participating countries and without proper coordination, there will be no
international competition for WLM 2015.
Been in the international team is also more of applying for grant,
documenting, following up and keeping track of status of all participating
countries. Time to be spent may vary according to the skill of team
members; more the skills and people, lesser the burden; however you can
assume 10 hours a week during the contest (just horrifying).
Would you be interested to be part of international team for WLM 2015,
please send me a brief introduction of yourself and also a note on how you
would benefit the international team. Please send the same by 6th of Jan.
Regards from Mumbai,
I apologize for the large delay, there were some technical issues to sort
out, but finally the calendar is here:
This is a web version. The print version is over 300 MB so I can't upload
it to Commons. If anyone wants to print the calendar, please let me know
and I will send you the files.
Also, please advise where the best place to link to it in Commons is.
(Pardon the cross-posting)
Starting today, we want to show Wikimedia some love in a very special way:
talking about diversity! 
Diversity in Wikimedia projects is key to achieve our shared vision: that
anyone can contribute in the sum of all knowledge. We know many efforts
have been made to bridge many gaps.
* preserved your cultural or national history through photo contests and
* worked to enrich a particular language or cultural group on Wikimedia?
* studied diversity issues in online communities?
_What have you learned when trying to encourage diversity on Wikimedia?_
The Learning and Evaluation team invites all community members to share
what they know about bringing diversity on Wikimedia projects. This
initiative seeks to create a body of knowledge around diversity outcomes
for events, projects and programs, in a way to give support to
Grantmaking’s Inspire Campaign (coming up the first week of March). If you
worked to make Wikimedia projects more diverse, in content or community, what
has worked for you? what has not worked? Share what you know with the world!
There are multiple ways to engage:
1. Share a problem
2. Share a solution
3. Endorse problems and solutions to vote them up in importance
4. Writing a Learning Pattern (that addresses any of the problems/solutions
We will be awarding our brand new L&E Barnstars to contributors during
this special campaign =)
Visit the campaign page  to contribute and discuss, and if you are
twitter user, use #ILoveDiversity to promote the campaign for others to
*María Cruz * \\ Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>