Apologies for the rather late Friday notice. We had hoped to get details on
this out earlier today, but it has taken rather all day for us to get the
technical details ironed out!
The Wikimedia Foundation is hosting an office hour featuring Chief
Financial Officer Jaime Villagomez
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/profile/jaime-villagomez/> and General
Counsel Amanda Keton <https://wikimediafoundation.org/profile/amanda-keton/>,
two of the transition team guiding the Wikimedia Foundation during its
executive transition. It will also feature guests from the Wikimedia
Foundation’s Board of Trustees (BoT), to be determined over the next few
days, and Community Resilience & Sustainability Vice President Maggie Dennis
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mdennis_(WMF)>. The main purpose of
the call is to discuss questions related to Wikimedia Foundation executive
transition, including the retention of María Sefidari
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Raystorm> as an advisor to Movement
Strategy and supporting and onboarding the expanding BoT. Come with your
questions or feedback, and let’s talk! You can also send us your questions
This office hour will be on June 29 at 15:00 UTC — see
for your local time.
We will officer live interpretation for German, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
To be able to listen to the interpretation, you need to join the Zoom room
(and therefore register via answers(a)wikimedia.org; <answers(a)wikimedia.org>see
below). The Youtube live-stream will be only in English.
This call will be streamed and available on demand at
We will be fielding questions from Wikimedians in good standing (that is,
not Foundation or community banned). In order to be as efficient as
possible, we are encouraging people to send questions in advance. Please
send all questions to answers(a)wikimedia.org, by Monday June 28 (midnight,
whatever time zone you may be in). We may aggregate similar questions or
truncate them for length. Questions can also be asked live on Zoom for
in-room attendees, in Zoom chat, Telegram and YouTube.
We will offer automated closed captioning for English, and live
interpretation for German, Spanish, French, and Arabic. This is the first
time we offer such a service for an office hour, and we would like to
experiment with it and see how it works. To be able to listen to the Zoom
interpretation, you need to join the Zoom room (and therefore register, see
below), as live-streaming interpretation channels to Youtube is not
How to register
For security reasons and specifically to avoid Zoombombing
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoombombing>, we will be sending the Zoom
link only to people who have registered in advance close to the meeting and
only to Wikimedians in good standing. In order to register, please send an
email to answers(a)wikimedia.org, indicating your name, username, affiliation
if you have any. The title should be “Registration for Office Hours”. The
link will be shared with any Wikimedia in good standing (not Foundation or
community banned) who requests it within the hour before the meeting.
The meeting will be governed by the Friendly Space Policy
<https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy>. We are
committed to tackling hard questions bravely in a manner that reflects the
values of our Universal Code of Conduct
Vice President, Community Resilience & Sustainability
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.