Hi everyone,

**Summary: I am delighted to invite you to join me for two upcoming office hours, where I’ll answer community questions and share updates on the Foundation’s work.**

It’s been a busy few weeks around the Wikimedia Foundation offices. We shared our 2016-2017 annual plan, finished our quarterly reviews, and attended Wikimedia Conference 2016 in Berlin with the Wikimedia affiliates. [1]

In Berlin, I had the chance to do one of my favorite things: sit with Wikimedians, listen, debate, and plan for the future. Of course, Berlin is just one gathering, and there are thousands of other perspectives out there. I want to hear more of these perspectives, and so I’m looking forward to hosting two office hours over the coming weeks. 

We plan to hold a traditional office hours on IRC, and will also experiment with a video Q&A. We hope these different formats will make it easier for more people to participate using their preferred communications channels. We’ve chosen two different time zones, with the goal of reaching as many people as possible. They are as follows:

Video session
This session will be recorded, and the video will be posted on Commons/Meta. Due to video conferencing limitations, we encourage advance questions.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
00:00-1:00 UTC | 17:00-18:00 PDT [2]

IRC session
This session follows the May monthly metrics meeting.[4] Like other office hours, it will be held in #Wikimedia-office on Freenode.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 
19:00-20:00 UTC | 12:00-13:00 PDT [3]

We’re also collecting questions in advance for those who can’t make either of those sessions. We’ve created a page on Meta where you can leave questions or comments, check the details on the location of each session: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director/May_2016_office_hours

Please share this invitation with others you think may be interested!

I look forward to speaking soon,

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[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016
[2] Time converter link: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=0&min=00&sec=0&day=12&month=05&year=2016
[3] Time converter link: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=19&min=00&sec=0&day=26&month=05&year=2016
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings

Katherine Maher

Wikimedia Foundation
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