Hey everyone :)
We'll be doing the next Wikidata office hour on September 23rd at
17:00 UTC. See http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17&min=00&sec=0&d…
for your timezone. We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on Freenode
As usual I'll start with an overview of what's been happening around
Wikidata since the last office hour and then we'll have time for
questions and discussions.
If there is a particular topic you'd like to have on the agenda please
let me know.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IEG> before the September 29th deadline.
If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other
experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start
your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply
now as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into
a grant request.
Submit a grant request <
Get help with your proposal in IdeaLab <
Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants <
Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal this week! <
*Marti JohnsonProgram Officer*
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:29:44 -0500
From: Chris Schilling <cschilling(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Open call for Individual Engagement Grant proposals
This is Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT). The Wikimedia Foundation
Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals for
funding new experiments from August 31st to September 29th. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG> As a former grantee in
developing the Co-op mentorship space, I encourage you to explore IEG as a
way to realize your idea for improving Wikimedia projects. <
Your idea could involve building new tools or software, organizing a better
process on your wiki, conducting research to investigate an important
issue, or providing other support for community-building.Whether you need a
small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD) Individual Engagement
Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition
to other expenses like travel, materials, and rental space. Project
schedules and reporting are flexible for grantees, and staff are available
on Meta to support you through all stages of your project.
Do you have have an idea, but would like some feedback before applying? Put
it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and
guidance on how to bring it to life. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab> Once your idea is ready,
it can be easily migrated into a grant request. IEG Program Officer Marti
Johnson and I will also be hosting several Hangouts for real-time
discussions to answer questions and help you make your proposal better -
the first will happen on September 8th. <
Please feel free to get in touch with Marti (mjohnson(a)wikimedia.org) or me
with questions about getting started with your idea.
We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and
make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into
motion, and submit your proposal this September! <
Chris "Jethro" Schilling
I JethroBT (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
Community Organizer, Wikimedia Foundation
Freenode occasionally purges its databases of "expired nicks, channels and
accounts". If you have a nick, channel or account that you want to keep and
haven't used recently, now is a good time to do so. See
https://blog.freenode.net/2015/09/services-database-purge/ for more info.
Please send any questions to Freenode staff.
The reading team has been having a series of meetings as part of the
ongoing strategy process,. We documented and clarified as much details as
order to empower everyone to become part of the process, while following
the same methodology.
For example, instead of saying "*The overall page views numbers are
declining and thats a problem that we need to solve*" by applying our
process, the suggested statement is questioned to whether this is a problem
in itself or it is a result of another problem? If we picked one possible
reason, what are our choices to solve the problem, and what possibilities
does each choice entail? What are the concerns with each possibility and
what are the tests that we need to run to justify our concerns?
Sounds complicated? :-)
Not really. The key is to ask the right questions and always remain
focused on the initial problem.
In our own exercise, we identified one problem that manifests itself across
different indicators is our core system's lack of optimization for emerging
platforms, experiences, and communities.
The team can not do this alone. We need more people to join our exercise,
please check the documentation
yourself familiar with the process, and think of suggesting choices
and designing tests
Questions and comments are welcome on the talk page.
Lets get this done, together!
Hi, everyone. :)
I just wanted to let you know so you could mark your calendars if
interested that CA is having a very informal office hour next Friday,
September 18, at 1500 UTC. (See
time conversion links.)
In the original spirit of these events, we have no particular agenda - we
are available for drop-by conversation.
If you'd like to talk, please join us. :) The logs will be posted on meta
after the office hour completes.
Please see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours for more
information on what office hours are and how to join in.
Director, Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.