I'm interested in meeting persons who are willing to share their story of
their world of Wikimedia. We plan making a video documentary out of it to
share with other Africans and raise their interest in the world of wiki.
I've talked to a couple of persons already but looking for more.
>From wikidata to Wikiversity, I'm willing to talk to all. It shouldn't take
more than 10 minutes of your time.
Please lemme know your coordinates if interested and I'll teleport myself
rexford |google.com/+Nkansahrexford| sent from smartphone
This was posted on wikimedia-l, but I figured it should also go to this list.
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:21:10 -0300
From: Maria Cruz <mcruz(a)wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2014 Evaluation Survey Results
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*tl;dr: *You can find the results of the Wikimania 2014 Evaluation Survey
on Wikimedia Commons **
Today we posted a slide deck summarizing data from the Wikimania evaluation
survey from this year’s event in London. The survey was a collaborative
effort of the Wikimania Conference and Hackathon organizers and the WMF
Learning and Evaluation team. Conferences and hackathons had been
identified as key programs to develop evaluation insight. Given the
opportunity to collaborate on an evaluation survey, WMF team members
partnered with conference and hackathon organizers to provide the technical
support to complete the survey project.
This first survey offers a look into the processes and outcomes of the
conference. It is intended as a means for participants to share what they
got out of the conference and a platform to collect information on how we
can improve future conferences and their evaluation. We have released a
basic data summary and meta page with brief highlights of the survey and
link to a pdf slide deck published to Commons **.
== Methodology ==
* Online survey via Qualtrics **
* Data collection:
** August 10th – September 15th, 2014
** Conference participants: 1520
** Survey Respondents: n=792 (52% of conference participants)
=== The Conference Overall ===
* Participants were highly satisfied with the conference overall.
* 91% of respondents rated the conference as "Good" (48%) or "Excellent"
* 87% indicated their expectations had been "met" (48%) or "exceeded" (39%)
* The most named benefits of attending Wikimania were meeting people and
finding out about projects.
1. Creative Ways to Alienate Women Online: A How To Guide for Wikipedians
(by Steven Walling and Maryana Pinchuk)
2. Which Law Applies to Wikipedia (by Tobias Lutzi)
3. Raph Koster: A Theory of Fun
4. Jack Andraka
5. Education (by members of the Wiki Ed Foundation and Education
Please visit the page ** for basic details or follow the links to the
slide deck **. The complete survey data are available upon request and
will be used by both the conference and the hackathon planning groups for
their use in planning for future events and their evaluation. In addition,
the Learning and Evaluation team will also work to review and incorporate
these results, along with evaluation data from other conferences, in the
second round of Program Evaluation reports currently in progress. The
conference financial report is also underway, however, it will also be
available sometime in the new year. Keep an eye out for these additional
points of reporting to become available in early 2015!
On behalf of all who have collaborated in this evaluation survey, those
who helped with its development, the 792 participants who completed it, and
those involved in the its analysis, and now, interpretation: thank you for
your time, attention, and support! We are happy to be part in this
collective learning about Wikimedia conferences and hackathons. Your
questions are welcome, and encouraged, on the talk page.
*María Cruz * \\ Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>
* Summary Slide Deck*
* Survey Items*
* Overview Page*
On behalf of the Wikimania Jury Committee, we would like to let the community know that the deadline for receiving bids to host Wikimania in 2016 has passed. Of the 6 unofficial bids that were listed, only two were deemed qualified for our review: Esino Lario, Italy and Manila,
Between now and December 3, the jury committee and community at large has an opportunity to reach out to these two bid
teams with feedback and questions. This can be done via the proposal's talk page, holding a public meeting with a bidder on IRC (#wikimaniaconnect channel on Freenode); or via other personal means as you see fit.
After December 3, the jury committee will further evaluate and discuss the bids with the prospective hosts.
A decision and recommendation will be made by mid-December to the WMF and Wikimania Steering Committee.
WMF Conference Coordinator
and the Wikimania 2016 Jury Committee