Greetings Program Leaders and Evaluators!
Important updates from Learning and Evaluation:
== Introducing Global Metrics  in all WMF reports ==
Starting on September this year, we are going to put into effect a series
of Global Metrics , that will help all parties involved understand the
work being done through donors money. These will have the form of a table
template that will be included in the reporting form. Grant officers,
grantees and grant committee members have already been notified of these
changes, and discussions were held on IRC on Thursday, September 4 and
September 11. A coming blogpost on the Wikimedia blog will be available
next week with more information. We have also developed a set of Learning
Patterns for all seven metrics available on the Evaluation Portal .
== Second Round of Data collection coming soon ==
Next week our team will be sending out a call for voluntary submission for
the second round of data collection. Previous data collection has allowed
us to generate the first Program Reports (beta) . Join us in learning
and understanding Wikimedia programs!
== Setting Goals and Targets with a SMART criteria  ==
If you missed the virtual event, it is now available online . The event,
that took place on September 4, was followed by Office Hours on September
10. The virtual meet-up focused on using a SMART criteria to set goals and
targets, with a focus on writing the Annual Plan proposal for the FDC.
Visit the available resources on the Evaluation Portal  and reach out to
the team for further questions!
== Upcoming event: Wikimetrics Overview  ==
On Wednesday, September 17 at 1500 UTC, we will host a new virtual event to
showcase Wikimetrics. This tool has two new features: newly registered
users, and editor survival threshold. The team will go over the tool step
by step and will also enable two office hours of consultation via IRC
channel #wikimedia-ped. Bring your user cohort and take active part in the
event  !
== Ongoing question on the portal: the origin of Wikimedia Hackathons  ==
In order to both find out about the origin of Wikimedia programs, and
engage program leaders in conversation on the portal, we have posted a
question on the talk page of the Evaluation portal. If you have any
information on Wikimedia Hackathons, how they started and who was
coordinating the first one ever held, please comment on Meta  ! And
feel free to share any questions around planning and evaluation of programs
you may have.
As always, stay up-to-date by connecting on our portal .
On behalf of the Program Evaluation and Design team, thank you for your
time and attention.
*María Cruz * \\ Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>
 Global Metrics page on Meta:
 Learning Patterns on Globla Metrics:
 Program Reports (beta):
 Setting Goals and Targets virtual meet-up:
 Choosing Goals and Measurable results:
 Virtual event: Wikimetrics Overview:
 Questions on the origin of Wikimedia Hackathon:
 Upcoming Events Section in PE&D portal: