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From: Liang-chih Shang Kuan <shangkuanlc(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2014年11月27日週四 上午1:57
Subject: Re: East Asia Wikimedia Conference
Thanks to Alex's mail, it's a very nutritious content for us to sip.
Start from 22, Nov, 2014, the fourth skype meet up, we have created another
fb discussion string.
Sorry for jumping around and make it so messy to trace. But sometimes it's
just not easy to gather people
Right now we have a dialogue on fb message, if you want to join, please add
me as your facebook friend ( http://www.facebook.com/shangkuanlc )
The past couple of days we have some brilliant ideas and updates, we have
made wonderful survey; we have define the period
We welcome you to join us in the conversation fromf the fb. And keep the
Please & Thank you
Liang from Wikimedia Taiwan, on behalf of the East and Southeast Asia
meetup initiative team.
2014-11-20 0:44 GMT+08:00 Liang-chih Shang Kuan <shangkuanlc(a)gmail.com>:
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> From: Alex Wang <awang(a)wikimedia.org>
> Date: 2014-10-31 6:34 GMT+08:00
> Subject: Re: East Asia Wikimedia Conference
> To: Liang-chih Shang Kuan <shangkuanlc(a)gmail.com>
> Cc: Ichsan Mochtar <ichsan.mochtar(a)wikimedia.or.id>, Isabella Apriyana <
> isabella.apriyana(a)wikimedia.or.id>, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80(a)gmail.com>,
> Anna Koval <akoval(a)wikimedia.org>, Vantharith Oum <
> vantharith.oum(a)gmail.com>, Naureen <msnora(a)gmail.com>, Kris Cheng <
> krischeng(a)wikimedia.hk>, Josh Lim <josh.lim(a)wikimedia.org.ph>, Addis Wang
> <addiswang94(a)gmail.com>, "taweetham.lim(a)mahidol.ac.th" <
> taweetham.lim(a)mahidol.ac.th>, Reke Wang <rekegiga(a)gmail.com>
> Hi All!
> Thanks, Liang for pulling together this draft outline and for everyone's
> participation. I'm sorry I haven't been able to attend any of the calls
> yet. Here are some of my initial thoughts:
> So far, only Indonesia and Tawain have filled out country "profiles" on
> the meta page. It would be really helpful to have a sense of the kind of
> activities people and groups are doing and the main challenges. I've also
> added a column for what people are interested in learning more about.
> *How-to Sessions*
> From the draft Program, my sense is that the how-to sessions are the most
> useful and some more could be added. There is a group of activities that we
> know to be pretty easy to organize, motivate volunteers, and result in
> impact. Writing competitions are one of these, but also photo expeditions,
> photo contests, intro to Wikipedia editing series, and themed editathons.
> Each of these could be a how-to session. There could also be larger
> sessions on how to develop partnerships -- GLAM and education and the basic
> theories and first steps to get going with these programs.
> I think these types of sessions are the most important, considering a
> major shared challenge for all your communities is volunteer recruitment
> and editor retention.
> *Broad Sessions*
> The broad sessions are interesting, but less directly related. I think
> language collaboration on OCR and understanding the open knowledge movement
> in general is helpful. Discussions about inter-regional project cooperation
> will happen throughout the conference. I don't think a conference call with
> an ivy-league professor will result in much useful information. They do not
> know the cultural, educational, or political context you are working in.
> *Other Regional Initiatives*
> There are three other regional initiatives and below is some useful
> documentation from their meetings. I realize that some of the Iberocoop
> materials are in Spanish, but Google translate does a good job!
> * Iberocoop (Latin America)
> (It would be especially good to look at the recent grant request for
> Iberoconf and comments from WMF -- I think the discussion is useful for
> thinking about how to prepare for an impactful regional conference, whether
> or not you apply for a grant)
> * CEE (Central Europe)
> * Wiki Indaba (Africa)
> (Some very good learnings in this report)
> Please let me know what you think. Happy to discuss these ideas further or
> answer any questions.
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM, Liang-chih Shang Kuan <
> shangkuanlc(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Anna, Alex, and all of the SEA + CJK Wikimedians,
>> For the past 3 sessions on skype and also the discussion in London, we
>> have brainstormed a lot of ideas on how would the session can be. We have a
>> draft for the two day session for now, the theme could still be changed,
>> but I just want to let everyone get a sense of the program might be. The
>> Workshop may have two tracks to be sure enough topics can be presented and
>> 1. (Day 1) How-to session:
>> 1. Best case sharing about increasing Wikimedia Projects
>> 1. Conduct a writing contest (potential speaker: WMID)
>> 2. Collaborate with college student (potential speaker: WMTW,
>> Cambodia, Thailand)
>> 2. How to write good proposal to get funding, volunteers, and
>> other resources for the projects
>> 1. WMF: Grants, Eval&Design, Edu, GLAM
>> 3. How to work with other organization that willing to share the
>> Open Knowledge
>> 4. How to train the trainers
>> 2. (Day 2) Broad view on WIkimedia movements in SEA + CJK session:
>> 1. What is open knowledge challenge and advantage in Asia
>> 2. Language collaboration on OCR
>> 3. Education in East & Southeast Asia
>> 4. Com-call with an Ivy league professors about certain topics
>> related to the region.
>> 5. Interregional project co-operations show case.
>> What do you think? Is there other reference that we could look into?
>> Welcome to give us any feedback. Thank you.
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>> 歡迎上活動通購票！10/26 前有早鳥優惠價！http://www.accupass.com/go/soc
>> 2014-10-25 21:31 GMT+08:00 Takashi OTA <supertakot(a)gmail.com>:
>>> Thank you all for joining us tonight.
>>> I just set up a minute.
>>> It's just a quick job and not wikified enough, not comprehensive though.
>>> Especially, "next steps/action items" should be added.
>>> Your edits will be highly welcome!
> Alex Wang
> Program Officer
> Project & Event Grants
> Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
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Breakdown of asian chapters to finance fellows
Arda Elmas - India and Philippines, Israel and Australia
Lene Gillis - Indonesia
Seyi Olukoya - Hong Kong and Taiwan
Bangladesh - Walter Gómez Segura
Not listed: Wikimedia Macau. How active is this chapter? See
(User groups appear to be beyond scope.)
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From: Michael Guss <mguss(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:15 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Finance Fellows to develop first-ever
movement-wide financial report and metrics
We are the Finance Fellows, a multicultural team consisting of 4 young
professionals. We are happy to introduce a 6-month movement-wide project
that focuses on the consistency of how we operate, which is explained
further in this announcement.
*But here's some information about us*:
Arda [User:Melmas_(WMF)] <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Melmas_(WMF)> is
from Turkey. He holds a BA in Economics.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lgillis_(WMF)> is from Belgium. She
holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics and a Master's degree in
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Oolukoya_(WMF)> is from Nigeria. She
holds a Master's in International Business and a BSc in Economics.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Wagsegura_(WMF)> is from Nicaragua.
He holds a BA in Applied Economics.
*About the project "Movement-wide financial report"*
Driven by the Wikimedia Foundation's guiding principles of transparency and
accountability, our goal is to gather data and develop systematic metrics
in order to provide a better understanding of financial statements. The aim
is to help make financial data and statements more consistent and
comparable across all Wikimedia Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and the
Wikimedia Foundation, to the benefit of the whole movement.
The idea of this project comes from the WMF Board of Trustee's Audit
Committee and is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. An initial quantitative
analysis of Wikimedia Chapters and Thematic Organizations
at Wikimania 2013 by Michal Buczyński (User:Aegis Maelstrom)
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aegis_Maelstrom>, highlighted the
importance of meaningful, obtainable and unified data.
The Finance Fellows have been formed by WMF to spearhead this project. The
intention of this project is to enable Wikimedia Chapters and Thematic
Organizations to benchmark activities and costs in a consistent way. We
will begin by gathering comparable quantitative financial data about
Wikimedia Chapters and Thematic Organizations. Our findings will later be
released movement-wide, on Meta-Wiki.
Please note that this is not an audit process. We are simply collecting the
data and developing global metrics. The metric is an objective measurement
that will enable data to be consistent, meaningful and comparable among the
Wikimedia Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and the Wikimedia Foundation.
We will build on existing data sets and reach out to Chapters and Thematic
Organizations if further information is required. After processing the
gathered information, we will confirm the data with each organization.
In the long run, we envision that this project could be replicated
annually. In this attempt to enable Wikimedia Chapters, Thematic
Organizations, and the Wikimedia Foundation to help make the movement's
financial data more consistent, we rely on the data provided by the
organizations. We believe that there is enough data available to make a new
attempt on capturing the movement's finances as a whole.
A meta page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement-wide_Financial_Report>
created for the project, in order to make the information accessible to
everyone and create a space for discussion and/or suggestions. We strongly
encourage you to share with us what types of additional information is
And of course: This is all an experiment! If it does not work, we will try
to apply a modified 'agile' process by iterating, repeating, and trying
again based on the feedback we are getting. If this does not seem right, or
if it appears we are missing something obvious, please let us know!
WMF Finance Fellows (User:WMF Finance Fellows)
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