On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
For people who didn't follow every single piece of
the Brazilian WMF
activities, could you please explain how these meetups are «very different
than past staff meetups or interviews that have happened in Brazil»?
Just to recap: to my remembrance the meetups that have included staff in
* Barry, Jessie, Kul and perhaps others who are working on the Brazil
Catalyst Project  have spent the most time in Brazil recently in support
of that work. (We aren't a part of that team, and will not be duplicating
any discussions about how to organize outreach in the country.)
* Matthew Roth, who was a Storyteller gathering interviews in support of
the last fundraiser, interviewed several individuals in Brazil in 2011.
* Carolina Rossini also interviewed community members as part of the
Catalyst Project, and from my reading on them they focused not just on
people's experience as editors, but also broadly about their feelings when
it comes to outreach and a chapter.
The basic gist here is that we starting a series of small meetups focused
on editor retention issues, and we wanted to start with Brazil because
Portuguese is a very important Wikipedia community for a lot of reasons. In
the past we've also done quite a bit of research on this topic, but the
most important way to learn what's really different about Portuguese
Wikipedia in this regard is to go and ask people.