I would like to draw your attention to our freshly published APG
Progress Report. It covers the first six months of 2017 and highlights
* Learnings from our online campaigns to attract and retain new
editors for Wikipedia
* Experimenting with a new Wikipedia Hotline
* Developing features to increase data quality on Wikidata
* What you can do when Wiktionary data is integrated into Wikidata
* Making the German-speaking Community Technical Wishlist Survey more accessible
* How we are bursting the Brussels bubble
* Why WMDE dabbles in Open Science
As always, we wanted to share some of our most important learnings
with the movement. So, check it out:
Adviser International Relations
Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
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Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.
On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Lena Traer <ltraer(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
> place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
> channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
> broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
> During the July metrics meeting, we'll hear from staff and outside
> speakers about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement are perceived and
> understood by the world. We’ll hear about research findings and interviews
> with community members and staff related to Wikipedia users and the
> Wikimedia brand.
> Meeting agenda:
> * Welcomes, theme introduction
> * Movement update
> * Why people read Wikipedia, and why they don’t
> * WikimediaFoundation.org discovery findings
> * Questions and discussion
> * Wikilove
> Please review
> for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
> We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
> Thank you,
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6fBk78VRQ
> Lena Traer
> Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
> Wikimedia Foundation
*July 27, 2017 metrics meeting -- Movement update Appendix *
* WikiCite is a proposal to build a bibliographic database in Wikidata to
serve all Wikimedia projects.
* 94 participants from 62 different organizations, including universities,
archives, open knowledge orgs, and several Wikimedia organizations.
* A program geared towards turning past experiences and future visions into
concrete actions: understanding what tools are needed to centralize
citations on Wikidata; potential collaborations with other research fields,
like Medicine; and other topics.
* More information: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite
Wiki Loves Earth 2017
* An international photographic competition to collect photos of natural
heritage sites all over the world.
* 37 countries uploaded over 108,000 pictures. Germany, Ukraine and
Pakistan among the top ten countries contributing to the contest.
* National competitions are running until June 30. International winners
announced by the end of September.
* More information:
Conferences in June and July
* Iberoconf 2017 was held in June in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It brought
together affiliates from Latin America, Spain and Italy, to build a shared
understanding of the value of the network and how to become stronger
together. More information:
* The group also submitted a statement letter with a plea to democratize
the movement from a communications perspective, both allowing more
inclusion of languages other than English in key communications and
exchanges, and also promoting stories about collective impact.
* WikiWomen Camp 2017 was held in Mexico City in July, and it brought
together women from different countries in the Wikimedia movement, to focus
on the gender gap. More information:
The next Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meeting will take
place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC
channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net, and the meeting will be
broadcast as a live YouTube stream.
During the July metrics meeting, we'll hear from staff and outside speakers
about how Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement are perceived and understood
by the world. We’ll hear about research findings and interviews with
community members and staff related to Wikipedia users and the Wikimedia
* Welcomes, theme introduction
* Movement update
* Why people read Wikipedia, and why they don’t
* WikimediaFoundation.org discovery findings
* Questions and discussion
for further information about the meeting and how to participate.
We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
Project Assistant // Communications // Advancement
I'm pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan is now
This year we are continuing to adhere to the three strategic priorities
laid out in the 2016-2018 interim strategic plan: reach, communities, and
Across the organization, we've introduced cross-departmental programs and
planning, with a holistic approach to program support that draws on our
community, technical, and other capacities. We feel that this new approach
creates stronger and better outcomes for programs, and is also clearer as
to what the Foundation is prioritizing. Some examples of these
cross-departmental programs include New Readers, Structured Data, and
Community Health, which have been discussed on this list and on wiki
throughout the past year.
Throughout the rest of the organization and department programs, we're
continuing to invest in the areas we identified through the 2016-2018
interim strategic plan, as well as core work such as operational
improvements, deepening diversity and inclusion, improving privacy and
security, and funding the Wikimedia endowment.
Thank you all for your support over the past year. Your participation in
the movement strategy process launched this year is deeply appreciated, and
it is remarkable to think that next year's plan will begin to incorporate
the directions we design together.
In the meanwhile, I'm looking forward to your feedback on this year's
proposed plan during this open comment period.
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