I'm busy catching up on my emails after an inactive period. Sorry for
leaving you all in the lurch!
After reviewing this thread, I'd like to make a few comments:
Although I was excited by the project at the start, I've realized that
I just don't have contacts who have the combination of skills and time
to be useful as judges or trainers. This seems to be a real obstacle
to progress here.
If we get to a point where we want to push the issue some more, I can
network a bit among my media and academic contacts for what they're
worth and see if I can come up with some leads of people who'd be
We don't have a separate wiki: all our stuff is on
I'd be happy to add opinions and moral support to any outreach
programs, and even (starting in late August) offering up weekends to
help directly. Also, if we have a bit more of a scope for what we
want to do with this kind of outreach, I'll do some networking to see
if I can find some more people who'd like to get involved.
I'll be travelling for work to Nigeria and Swaziland, and to Israel
for Wikimania in the next month, and then in September or October,
Thailand (also for work), so I might be patchy in terms of
communication until that's all sorted.
Feel free to SMS or call me on +27718539985 any time if my input can
make difference to a project happening or not happening: sometimes I
could actually muster a bit of extra energy, given a prod in the right
direction, and action breeds action!