Hi! I have been meaning to respond to you, but have been swamped as of late.
First, a totally non-Wikimedia resource. If, as a international product
manager, you are looking for a tech connection, I recommend
They are meeting tonight, Tuesday, at 6:30pm at the offices at Whitepages
<http://www.whitepages.com/>, details in the link the
During introductions, people get a chance to say whether they are looking
to hire or looking for work. Usually there are folks from Microsoft &
Amazon, sometimes Google, & a myriad of other organizations.
Second, I am glad to hear about your interests in digitization. At our
recent WikiWork <http://commons.lib.washington.edu/wikiwork>! edit-a-thon
Conor Casey, Archivist at the Labor Archives of Washington
spoke about what they have digitized & the volume of material still to be
digitized. Perhaps one of the things that we need to focus on beyond
edit-a-thons is how to best to digitize material & upload it to Commons in
a coherent way.Certainly there are resources that we should be able to
reach out to who have already coordinated with archives, albeit elsewhere
On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Lane Rasberry <lane(a)bluerasberry.com>
I am from Seattle but live in New York these days.
I think all of us in the Wikimedia community wish for a better process for
digitizing paper media, storing it in Wikimedia projects, and categorizing
it in a useful way. There have been efforts to do this but we lack
standardization and some of the organizational infrastructure necessary.
There are places in Seattle which have scanners set up to do this and if
those places are not sufficiently accessible, then it would be possible to
get equipment and set up in a community makerspace. To start digitizing
content though several pieces have to come together.
The usual outcome of digitization projects on Wikipedia is that a lot of
media is uploaded then it is not sorted or used. To get the maximal value
out of a project the digitization has to be paired with an immediate push
to try to use the content, that why the project can be promoted and
immediately measures can begin to note the impact.
If you want to talk about the landscape of wiki-archiving then write me to
talk by voice or video sometime, or just go to local wiki-meetings and talk
On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 12:23 AM, Jason Moore <anotherbelieverwp(a)gmail.com
Welcome, Steve. I am down in Portland, but I hope
you find others to
> you with these sorts of projects. Glad to hear of your interest in
> Wikimedia Cascadia.
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 5:01 PM, Pine
W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Steve,
> > Welcome to the group.
Seattle is a good place for people with
> > abilities and international project manager localization experience. I
> > think that some of our local employers would be interested in talking
> > you. You might also want to keep an eye on Wikimedia Foundation and
> > sector job postings.
> > We have an editathon
planned for tomorrow at UW. After that our next
> > meetings will be in May. I need to coordinate with Peaceray about
> > scheduling, and one of us will post a note to the list when a decision
> reached. We sometimes meet socially on a
Tuesday evening when we are
> > having editathons and other events.
> > I look forward to meeting
> > Pine
> > On Apr 24, 2015 3:43 PM, "Steve Zitkovich"
> > wrote:
> > > Hello
> I just joined the group and want to introduce myself.
> I am a native Seattleite (Garfield High School, 1984) but majored in
> > German
> > > and have lived/worked 12 years of my adult life in Europe (Germany,
> > France,
> > > UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Slovakia).
> Professionally I am an international product manager specialized in
> > > localization. I recently left my last position and am looking for a
> > job
> > > based in Seattle with international travel or be based abroad.
> There are two reasons I joined the Wikimedia-Cascadia group:
> 1/ Wikimedia is for me the ultimate internet organization: my
> > > career is a extension of my interest in languages and inspiration of
> > > internet as a communications medium to make information available
> > > languages regardless of time + geography -- exactly what Wikimedia
> > I
> > > want to be involved with Wikimedia.
> 2/ I have a social-entrepreneurial idea around digitizing old print
> > > periodicals for which I would like to use some of Wikimedia's
> > > tools or potentially even partner with Wikimedia itself. I have
> > Jonathan Morgan about it and he suggested I join this group and see
> > there
> > are some people who would be interested in working on the idea with
> So if anyone in this group (or has friends outside this group) has a
> > > passion
> > > for digitizing print materials from the past (ex. DIY music/culture
> > > magazines, neighborhood newsletters, school newsletters), send me an
> > email.
> In any case, I hope to meet you in person at an upcoming
> > Wikimedia-Cascadia
> > > gathering.
> Kind regards,
> Steve Zitkovich
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