Thanks for your reply. But I understand from WMF staff that these tuning sessions took place. So why can't the presentation decks be shared in the normal manner?


On Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 5:52 PM Nadee Gunasena <> wrote:


The Foundation’s new approach to annual planning has resulted in changes to the historic tuning sessions. We are planning to share an update on the last fiscal year by mid-November on Meta - we will be posting it at this link [1].



On Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 3:42 AM Andreas Kolbe <> wrote:
Dear Nadee,

Could you kindly provide us with an update on the outstanding tuning session decks (see below)?

It would be good to know if and when they will be published.


On Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 1:53 PM Andreas Kolbe <> wrote:
Dear all,

The Wikimedia Foundation has for many years published the presentation decks from its quarterly "check-ins" – a kind of progress report of each department – on Commons.[1] 

Each check-in or "tuning session", as they have been called in recent years, covers the relevant department's work during one quarter of the Wikimedia Foundation's financial year, which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

It's part of the transparent management of the Foundation and allows the community and interested members of the public to track the Foundation's progress.

In recent years, however, the time lag between the tuning sessions and publication of the related presentation decks on Commons appears to have become longer and longer. 

In 2020, the slides for the quarter ending June 30 were published on July 13. In 2021, they were published in late September/early October. 

This year, we are well into the second quarter of the 2022/2023 financial year, and not a single fourth-quarter presentation deck appears to have been uploaded to Commons. The fourth quarter is particular important of course, as it shows end-of-year status. But the relevant Commons category still only shows the first three quarters' presentation decks.[1] A search for "tuning session pdf" on Commons finds no relevant matches either. 

Nor, of course, do we have appear to have any presentation decks for the first quarter of the 2022/2023 year, which ended two weeks ago.

Is there a particular reason for the delay, and/or are the tuning sessions now made available elsewhere?


Nadee Gunasena
Chief of Staff
Wikimedia Foundation