Based on the input you have given through the brainstorming page I have
put the first draft of the schedule of this year's Chapters Meeting online
Note that this is not the final schedule. I would like to incorporate your
feedback on the draft and to assign specific content to the broader or
vaguer topics – if you have any suggestions on this, please get in touch
As you will notice, there are about three major topic areas that come up in
a number of sessions. The main themes build on the discussions we had in the
previous years on chapter projects (outreach and otherwise) and development.
New this year is the emphasis given to the discussion about various aspects
of movement roles that will hopefully clarify and improve on the
relationships among actors in the movement and inform the development of a
movement charter due by this year's Wikimania.
Time will be set aside also for discussion in smaller groups about some
specific issue that you would like to tackle. Some suggestions so far have
been: creating a framework to handle justified legal complaints; to continue
the discussion about the developing world and concrete steps Wikimedia can
do to spread its mission, or to continue the toolserver governance
I would very much appreciate your input either here or in private about your
thoughts on the schedule, possible working groups, or the content of
Wikimedia Conference 2011
After today's interview, I was inspired to post an update on the African
The interview was brief - no chance to discuss the Stellenbosch
Wikimania bid or mention that there are other projects besides
Wikipedia, but at least I got to chat about the local language
Wikipedias, and the local chapter.
the scholarship programm for the Foundation runs another 7 days (see
mail below), it would be great to see some of you at Wikimania, so
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From: Harel Cain <harel.cain(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Reminder: Scholarship applications for
Wikimania 2011 to end on January 31st
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
<foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, "Wikimania general list (open
This is just a reminder that the main scholarship application process for
Wikimania 2011 will end on January 31st at 23:59 UTC.
Applications received after that time will be discarded [see note].
If you or any of your friends were planning to apply for a scholarship but
haven't done so yet, I would advise you to do so now, before it's too late.
Even though we already received many hundreds of applications, we will be
sorry to see anyone left out just because he or she missed the application
All information about scholarships and how to apply for them is at
Wikimedia Austria and Wikimedia Switzerland have announced separate
scholarship programs for people in their respective countries.
Applications for those will be made through the same website and will remain
open till February 28th, 2011.
Other chapters might follow suit soon, so stay alert for announcements from
your local chapter.
Wikimania 2011 local team
foundation-l mailing list
NB. This gmail address is used for mailing lists. Personal emails will get lost.
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