Apparantly at Commons they have standardised themselves to only support
At Wikidata we have people who are notable according to our standards. We
are actively asking them for images to illustrate our information. The best
suggestion we get is: do not ask for images because they are deleted at
When this is what awaits us when we standardise on one label Wikipedia, it
is obvious that this is the worst scenario for the "other" projects. The
projects who operate to different standards who have notability criteria
different from English Wikipedia.
Just to note that I support keeping the "Wikimedia" brand rather than renaming
to "Wikipedia" because there are several other important and popular wikimedia
Shlomi Fish https://www.shlomifish.org/
Understand what Open Source is - https://shlom.in/oss-fs
Learn from mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all
yourself. — Source unknown via Nadav Har’El
Please reply to list if it's a mailing list post - http://shlom.in/reply .
I’m excited to share with you our FY1819 Fundraising Report
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising/2018-19_Report>. This report
is an opportunity to provide insight into our revenue model and the
strategy that goes into creating an impactful fundraising campaign. A
sincere thank you to the millions of donors in nearly 30 countries who
support our mission.
I'd also like to thank everyone who contributed and collaborated on this
document: Online Fundraising, Major Gifts & Endowment, Fundraising
Operations, Donor Services, Fundraising Tech, Legal, Communications,
Finance and more! Special thanks to Thea Skaff for once again project
managing this entire effort.
We welcome your feedback and questions on the talk page.
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Director, Online Fundraising I Wikimedia Foundation
1 Montgomery Street I San Francisco, CA 94104
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*Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment. Donate.
Please Note: If I am emailing after hours or on the weekend, it's because
Wikimedia allows me an awesome flexible schedule. Please do not respond
until reasonable business hours in your timezone, unless of course I am
shouting for help ;-)
I'm forwarding this announcement to additional email lists.
Most public WMF meetings that are livestreamed on Youtube remain
available for replay after the meeting, and I'm guessing that this one
will be also.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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From: Srishti Sethi <ssethi(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] [Wikimedia Technical Talks] Data and
Decision Science at Wikimedia with Kate Zimmerman, 26 February 2020 @
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Just a reminder that this talk will take place Wednesday 26 February 2020
at 6 PM UTC.
Hope to see you there!
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:57 PM Sarah R <srodlund(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> It's time for Wikimedia Tech Talks 2020 Episode 1! This talk will take
> place on *26 February 2020 at 6 PM UTC*.
> This month's talk will be in an interview format. You are invited to send
> questions ahead of time by replying to this email, or you can ask during Q
> & A section of the live talk by asking through IRC or the Youtube
> Title: Data and Decision Science at Wikimedia
> Speaker: Kate Zimmerman, Head of Product Analytics at Wikimedia
> How do teams at the Foundation use data to inform decisions?
> Sarah R. Rodlund talks with Kate Zimmerman, Head of Product Analytics at
> Wikimedia, about what sorts of data her team uses and how insights from
> their analysis have shaped product decisions.
> Kate Zimmerman holds an MS in Psychology & Behavioral Decision Research
> from Carnegie Mellon University and has over 15 years of experience in
> quantitative and experimental methods. Before joining Wikimedia, she built
> data teams from scratch at ModCloth and SmugMug, evolving their data
> capabilities from basic reports to strategic analysis, automated
> dashboards, and advanced modeling.
> The link to the Youtube Livestream can be found here:
> During the live talk, you are invited to join the discussion on IRC at
> You can watch past Tech Talks here:
> If you are interested in giving your own tech talk, you can learn more
> Note: This is a public talk. Feel free to distribute through appropriate
> email and social channels!
> Many kindnesses,
> Sarah R. Rodlund
> Technical Writer, Developer Advocacy
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This is out in several newspapers now.
"Snøhetta shall create new visual profile for Wikipedia-owner" 
A quick Google Translate dump
The mission is the largest in the field of graphic design ever, writes
- For me personally, this is very big, but you see it in a larger
perspective - Norway, Norwegian design and graphic design - then this
is one of the largest international customers who have come to Norway
and chosen a Norwegian design agency. So it's very big, says strategic
advisor Sanda Zahirovic in the design department in Snøhetta to the
Eight companies were in the competition for the assignment. Creative
director Heather Walls at Wikimedia will not go out with Dagens
Næringsliv with what other companies were talking about, but says that
Snøhetta was the obvious choice.
Snow hood founder and partner Kjetil Trædal Thorsen cannot say how
much the contract is worth, but emphasizes that the work is devoting a
good deal of resources during the project period, which is half a
We’re in week 4 of community conversations about the movement strategy
recommendations. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part. The
community conversations will continue until Friday, February 21 - you
can get involved on Meta in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi,
Spanish, and Portuguese, strategize with your community or
organization, or send the core team your feedback to
This current round of community conversations is the last opportunity
to suggest improvements to the recommendations. They will be finalized
before the end of March, and then published for the movement to
understand them, reflect on what they mean in their project, local, or
thematic context, and move into implementation.
== Movement feedback: what happens next ==
All feedback is being collected, reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing
basis. Here are the next steps after February 21:
* Week commencing February 24: the core team will summarize all the
feedback received in a report. You are welcome to continue commenting
and discussing during this time, but the discussions will not be as
closely facilitated and documented.
* Week commencing March 2: the core team will publish the above report
on Meta to give the movement an opportunity to review the content and
give feedback as to whether it accurately reflects their input. The
closing date for this is March 6. This summary report will then be
finalized and published.
In mid-March, the feedback from the Board of Trustees, movement
conversations and reviewers' input will be considered in the creation
of the final, improved set of recommendations. A rationale for things
that have not been considered will be provided, too. Our aim is to
have the recommendations finalized and published in late March. More
about the actual integration work coming soon.
== Video and podcast about our work; one-pager ==
Members of the core team - Tanveer Hasan, Information and Knowledge
Liaison, and Mehrdad Pourzaki, Information and Knowledge Manager -
recently held a presentation about all the recommendations at the
Wikimedia Foundation All Hands. They provide a quick, concise overview
of every recommendation and also some insight into how each was
developed. Video of the presentation  and the presentation slides
 are now on Commons.
Jan Ainali has interviewed me for his podcast Wikipedia Podden. I’m
speaking with him about the past, present and future of movement
The one-pager created by Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) has been very
popular. Again, a big thank you to Andrew for putting this together.
In addition to Arabic, English, and Hindi versions, it is now also
available in Farsi [5, 6].
== Meeting notes from the office hours ==
We have published a condensed summary of the meeting notes  from
the office hours that were held by the core team on Thursday, January
30. The notes provide an overview of the key points and questions that
were raised during the two calls as well as summaries of the
== Do you have further questions? ==
Members of the core team will join the upcoming Wikimedia Café on
February 15 , which will focus on the movement strategy
recommendations. The Wikimedia Café is a community-led meeting hosted
by User:Pine and User:Bluerasberry, and we are happy to take part and
help answer any questions people may have about the recommendations.
Additionally, if you are looking for more information about any of the
above topics or about the movement strategy in general, take a look at
our FAQ section .
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