My name is Victor Grigas, I’m a storyteller and video producer
<https://www.youtube.com/user/WikimediaFoundation/videos> at the Wikimedia
Foundation, the non-profit that supports Wikipedia. Many of you may already
know me or my work. I'll be in Montreal at Wikimania from Thursday August
10th through Sunday August 13th and wanted to ask that if you *know someone
*or *are someone* who has an inspiring story to share about how you use
Wikimedia projects, then we'd like to hear it!
If you are interested, please answer a few questions on this private Google
form or share it with someone you know who will be attending Wikimania:
(All answers are confidential and we will not publish your story without
first getting your written permission.)
We publish profiles of Wikimedians here regularly:
Then, in Montreal I can take your portrait photo
free to publish on Wikimedia Commons. I’ll be there from Thursday August
10th through Sunday August 13th. I’ll only need a few minutes of your time
to take your photo and we can co-ordinate by email. Once I'm there, I'll
have a better idea of where I'll be for the best lighting setup.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Victor Grigas -
Video Production Manager
Wikimedia Foundation <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4ba28-oGs>
For anyone who identify significantly as a woman and will be in Montréal
next week for Wikimania, please consider coming along to the annual
WikiWomen's Lunch on Saturday August 12.
If you are planning on coming, please sign up on the event page:
Hope to see many of you there,
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- Heinrich Heine
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Just a quick note for anyone who received a scholarship from the WMF to
attend Wikimania '17 in Montreal next month. We will be sending you all
a packet of information later this week via email with Travel Information,
insurance card, and re-confirmation about your accommodations. If you have
any questions concerning your scholarship, you can reach me or Irene Tait
WMF Events Manager
I have a 5-bedroom airbnb rented during Wikimania (August 8-14) that I am
no longer housing a group in (we booked another place) but I messed up and
can't get a refund on it.
Do you still need a place to stay? Does your group need a place to stay?
Have you been looking for a nearby airbnb? Let's talk. It is about 15-20
minutes walk from the venue, looks pretty nice, ~150can/night/person (less
than the hotel, more than the dorms).
Message me off list ASAP if you are interested!