The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). Please note, on
this occasion, we are holding this meeting on the second Thursday in
January. We will resume holding the meetings on the first Thursday of
each month beginning in February 2016.
The IRC channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the
meeting will be broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
* Community update
* WMF top-level metrics
* Research showcase
* Feature presentation
* Product demo
Please review https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Executive Assistant to the VP of Product
Wikimedia Foundation \\ www.wikimediafoundation.org
Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees voted to remove one of the
Trustees, Dr. James Heilman, from the Board. His term ended effective
This was not a decision the Board took lightly. The Board has a
responsibility to the Wikimedia movement and the Wikimedia Foundation to
ensure that the Board functions with mutual confidence to ensure effective
governance. Following serious consideration, the Board felt this removal
decision was a necessary step at this time. The resolution will be
This decision creates an open seat for a community-selected Trustee. The
Board is committed to filling this open community seat as quickly as
possible. We will reach out to the 2015 election committee
to discuss our options, and will keep you informed as we determine next
Chair, Board of Trustees
Sorry for crossposting :)
I'm thrilled to tell you all that the registration for Wikimedia Hackathon
2016 is now open!
The Hackathon will be held in Jerusalem, between March 31st to April 3rd,
2016, by Wikimedia Israel.
Scholarship applications are open until January 22nd.
You know the drill!
Registration here -
More info and updates on
If you have any questions, please contact us at
Hope to see you all in Jerusalem!
Activity & Resources Coordinator.
* [image: תמונה מוטבעת 3]*
Please find a summary of last month’s highlights from the Wikimedia blog at
the following link:
Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see
through bad edits
Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money in
a global movement
Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of
Translations for CURRENT MONTH/SAME MONTH are greatly appreciated
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