We've just purchased a hearing loop for the UK chapter, to make it easier
for those with hearing difficulties to partake in discussions and events.
The loop doesn't have a huge range, so it's not good for full conferences,
and is instead best for smaller meetings of 3-4 people.
We'll work to update the various event pages to include this information in
the next few weeks. This loop can be requested by anyone running or
attending events (provided we know who's in charge of it). I'd be really
keen on hearing from people how it can be "effectively utilised", and
doesn't just sit around gathering dust. Every time that it could be used,
we want it to be used. We'd be happy to lend it to other chapters for short
periods too (although it's a UK/240v charging system).
All the best,
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On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman <ansumang(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is part of the replies of Vishnu four months ago.
> And also tell the community, who are all involved in the interview process
> and selection process, and why?
> BEFORE EVEN PUBLISHING THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT WE HAD DECIDED TO PUBLISH A
> BLOG POST/WRITE-UP ON THE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHARE IT WITH THE WIKIMEDIA
> INDIA COMMUNITY AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY MEASURE. ONCE THIS IS UP, WILL
> SHARE THE LINK.
We have published a blog post on the Program Officer selection process on
September 10, 2013. This has also been shared with the Indian Wikimedia
community as part of the September A2K Newsletter , which was posted on
all the Indian Wikimedia lists.
Your help promoting the Free and Open Source Outreach Program for Women
is welcome. We are looking for candidates to become full-time interns in
a Wikimedia tech project between December and March. We are also looking
for mentors and projects. See the details below.
Wikimedia chapters and other organizations can also help promoting this
program in their areas. So far the only countries with a slightly decent
representation of candidates are India and USA.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FOSS Outreach Program for Women: call for candidates, projects,
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:02:37 -0700
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
PLEASE FORWARD TO WHOEVER MIGHT BE INTERESTED
Wikimedia will participate in the FOSS Outreach Program for Women -
Round 7. Interns of this program work full time in an open source
project during 4 months.
Candidates interested are encouraged to add themselves to the table at
- even if you are still preparing your proposal.
We are actually running late (my fault). The application process is open
until November 11. The internship period goes from December 10 to March
The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to fund up to 8 interns. This is a
great opportunity for Wikimedia / MediaWiki related projects. Our
process is quite simple: define a project, find the mentors and go for it!
The previous featured projects and confirmed mentors have been moved
respectively to the Raw and Bench sections. If you want to participate
in this OPW round move the entries back to the featured sections.
New projects and mentors are welcome too, of course!
If you have any questions please ask.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
The Chapters report for Wikimedia Sverige has now been published on our
- The Gothenburg Book fair, which featured a community driven project
taking pictures and making interviews conducted by 11 volunteers, as well
as presentations on Wikipedia in Education and Copyright.
- The final delivery of the brochure Free public information to each of
the Members of Parliament.
- The chapter and Wikipedia were mentioned five times in the
Governmental budget proposition for 2014.
- Our board member Ylva Pettersson was awarded second prize in The
Innovative Teacher Award for her and her students' work with creating
articles, videos, music and photos for Wikipedia in a project on local
- Editors involved in chapter activities: 26
- Media uploaded helped by chapter resources:
- Media viewed:
- Persons engaged in workshops and seminars: 118
- Persons reached in presentations: >425
- Number of events held (edit-a-thons, workshops, seminars,
presentations, other): 18
- New chapter members: 5
- Facebook page likes: +20 (756 in total)
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I would like to bring your attention to yet another discussion that's
the related access to non-public information policy.
I'm personally more interested in the draft access to non-public
information policy, which influences my daily work as an oversighter on
Commons, and also the not-so-regular work as an OTRS agent.
It seems that the Wikimedia Foundation is planning to require users with
access to non-public information to re-identify to them, this time with
the intention to retain copies of the submitted IDs, for as long as
those users have access to such information, and additional three years.
We already went through a similar discussion two and a half years ago,
when the WMF planned to make all OTRS agents re-identify to them by
sending a copy (or a scan) of their ID to a secure e-mail address (or by
using another option provided).
This time, the new requirements are going to concern /all/ users with
access to non-public information (such as OTRS agents, checkusers,
oversighters, and stewards), and their IDs are planned to be kept by the
Foundation, something which was never required before.
The discussion is taking place at
and I invite every interested person (with a special invitation to
people holding advanced user rights on any Wikimedia wiki) to take an
active part in it.