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* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* Why people read Wikipedia, and why they don’t
* WikimediaFoundation.org discovery findings
* Questions and discussion
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Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
This sounds like a great project. Forwarding.
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Leila Zia <leila(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the start of the new fiscal year in Wikimedia Foundation on July
> 1, the Research team has officially started the work on Program 12:
> Growing contributor diversity.  Here are a few
> announcements/pointers about this program and the research and work
> that will be going to it:
> * We aim to keep the research documentation for this project on the
> corresponding research page on meta. 
> * Research tasks are hard to break down and track in task-tracking
> systems. This being said, any task that we can break down and track
> will be documented under the corresponding Epic task on Phabricator.
> * The goals for this Program for July-September 2017 (Quarter 1) are
> captured on MediaWiki.  (The Phabricator epic will be updated with
> corresponding tasks as we start working on them.)
> * Our three formal collaborators (cc-ed) will contribute to this
> program: Jérôme Hergueux from ETH, Paul Seabright from TSE, and Bob
> West from EPFL. We are thankful to these people who have agreed to
> spend their time and expertise on this project in the coming year, and
> to those of you who have already worked with us as we were shaping the
> proposal for this project and are planning to continue your
> contributions to this program. :)
> * I act as the point of contact for this research in Wikimedia
> Foundation. Please feel free to reach out to me (directly, if it
> cannot be shared publicly) if you have comments/questions about the
> project in the coming year.
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Voice_and_exit_
>  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T166083
>  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technology/
> Leila Zia
> Senior Research Scientist
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Wiki-research-l mailing list
Today some of the Seattle-area Wikimedians met for our annual Wiknic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic> picnic. This year we met
at Gas Works Park <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_Works_Park>, which has
an interesting history. Today, besides the industrial structures, the site
features grassy areas and a hill with beautiful views of the surrounding
areas. While we Wikimedians were there, other people were flying kites,
throwing a Frisbee, reenacting Medieval combat
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_reenactment> with armor and various
prop weapons, and enjoying the views.
I took several photos at the park, and I'm hoping that at least one of them
will become a featured picture on Commons and/or English Wikipedia.
What's making you happy this week?
Today the Odia Wikipedia community organized the Asian Athletics
Championships Editathon in collaboration with the Sports and Youth
Services Department of the Government of Odisha. During the editathon, more
than 15 articles were created or improved in both English and Odia
As a result of the editathon, the official website of the 2017
Asian Athletics Championships is now licensed under Creative Commons
4.0. Now, Wikipedians can use the content and images of the event in
different language Wikipedias.
*Sailesh Patnaik* "*ଶୈଳେଶ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ*"
Programme Associate, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
*LinkedIn* : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sailesh-patnaik-551a10b4
*Twitter* : @saileshpat
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
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