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Subject: Re: Wikimedia/mapping event in Europe early next year?
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:32:46 -0800
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
CC: Andy Mabbett <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
On 12/02/2012 12:03 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> I would suggest piggy-backing this on OSM's annual State of the Map' event.
Piggy-backing on bigger events is generally a good idea for small
hackfests with a good % of pure volunteers.
However, as for today the State of the Map conference doesn't even have
time/location defined, but it's quite certain that it will be in 2H
2013. Within the February-March time frame suggested by Erik there are
Feb 2-3 @ Brussels (Belgium)
OSM got a booth en previous years. No idea about 2013 but FOSDEM is
anyway a good pole of attraction for all kind of FLOSS developers -
ourselves included. In fact we are trying to build critical mass around
this event - see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Events/FOSDEM
Sadly there is no geolocation DevRoom but if both projects want to
organize something right before the event (e.g Friday, Feb 1st)...
Later than that other options could be
* http://whereconf.com/where2012 San Francisco, April 2-4.
* http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Linuxtag Berlin, May 22-25.
* http://wherecamp.de/ Berlin, probably June.
The OSM project has more events listed at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Events but there are no 2013 events
listed right now?
There is also http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Conferences but most of
those events happen in 2H 2013.
What about a combo around FOSDEM and Where Conference, focusing each on
EU/US communities with a few privileged sponsored contributors able to
attend and connect both?
Technical Contributor Coordinator
The Wikimedia Australia public meeting will start today, 2nd December 2012 at 17:00 hours (5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDST) ) in #wikimedia-australia. Come and go as you please. I will be chairing the meeting, and there is no set agenda so you are welcome to start a discussion about anything related to Wikimedia Australia.
I'd like to invite you all to an IRC Office Hours this coming Saturday, 28th July 2012 at 20:00 UTC in #wikimedia-office (time zone information: http://tinyurl.com/bmp7zaw).
In this meeting, I will be there to provide an update on my fellowship as well as answer any questions. I'll also appreciate any feedback, comments or suggestions on dispute resolution in general, and will be discussing the new universal dispute resolution wizard that is in development, which I could use some feedback and ideas on.
Please mark this date in your calendar if you wish to participate in the
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From: Steven Walling <swalling(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM
Subject: IRC office hours about account creation and login redesign
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
As you might have noticed, especially if you're an English Wikipedian, the
Editor Engagement Experiments team has been working on redesigning the
user experience of account creation, A/B testing new designs and
functionality for the past couple months.
We finished our final A/B test last week, and we're now moving on to
make the features which tested well permanent. In order to make sure
that the experience of signup and login are consistent, we also plan to
make some changes to the design of login.
In order to answer any questions people might have and gather feedback,
we're holding the first office hours about our redesign work. We also plan
to enable the test version of the new account creation experience at 100%
(rather than 50/50, as previously) so that people can give it a try.
When: Saturday December 1, 2012. 19:00-20:00 UTC. Time conversion links
etc. are on Meta.
Unlike previous years the big European Hackathon won't be in Berlin, but
in Amsterdam. We're aiming to do the hackathon in May 2013 with a
preference for the weekend of Saturday the 25th. To make sure this is a
good weekend I've set up a straw poll at
Please fill it out so we can finalize the date!
Ps. Please forward to any relevant lists I might have missed.