I hope that you all enjoyed your holiday break and have returned refreshed
and ready for the exciting year we have ahead! With apologies for sending
this out a few days late, here are the past week's updates on the movement
*Highlights from this past week:*
The Community Engagement department has been working on bringing a
cross-representation of affiliate representatives and contributors to the
Wikimedia Conference being held in late March in Berlin. These folks
will be invited to discuss the thematic direction of the overall movement,
to share ideas, increase engagement, and begin finding places of agreement.
- We have sent invitations have been sent to 134 community members.
We’re working with them to verify availability and finalize arrangements by
the end of the month.
- Community members were identified based on their demonstrated
leadership within Wikimedia and/or expertise related to Wikimedia
- Our goal is to use this opportunity to convene this group in a track
devoted to discussing movement-wide thematic directions, and take advantage
of plenary sessions.
- We’re still working through the details, but I look forward to sharing
information about the team, including Lead Architect, who will be
facilitating us through the process over the coming months.
- We’ll be sharing more information about the additional folks attending
the Wikimedia Conference and the intended program, as they become available.
As always, you can track these updates on the Meta-Wiki portal for the
The Foundation is hosting our annual All Hands meeting this weekend in San
Francisco. I don’t anticipate this delaying the coming week's updates, but
wanted to give you a heads up that many people will be travelling next week
and it is possible we will have delayed responses as a result.
PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki:
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