We haven't got definite answers from the other board members. They are most
probably still on holiday.
So far we doesn't have plans for outreach activities, as far as I know. Your
help would be greatly appreciated!
We mainly use the mailing list and direct email. We then put the information
later on on Meta such that it is easily accessible.
Thanks for your enthusiasm and time.
From: Asaf Bartov <abartov(a)wikimedia.org
To: Kerryn McKay <kerryn(a)africancommons.org
Sent: Fri, July 1, 2011 6:41:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia ZA] Google's Wikipedia Challenge 2011
Hello, Kerryn and everyone.
On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Kerryn McKay <kerryn(a)africancommons.org>
I think that this sounds good and lays a foundation for executing the challenge
and other activities going forward. I think that an awareness drive is
something that could be undertaken. We need to think about this and the easiest
and most interesting way to do it. WMZA made some positive academic contacts
during our kickoff workshop. Not so much contact, though, with schools but I
think that the high school idea is also really good and we would have to find a
contact. I think that some people on the ZA board will be able to assist
So now that we are postponing the Wikipedia Challenge idea with Google, let's
try and make progress with outreach. Does WMZA have current plans for outreach
activity? If so, where can I see them, what is the timeline, and how can the
WMF help? If not, let's start planning some! The WMF can help with funding,
materials (mostly in English), and networking. Does WMZA have an internal wiki,
or do you do planning on Meta, or just on this list?
Lourie and I can also contact the WMZA board members directly to see if there is
interest and as a group and to come up with a few ideas as well.
So what does the board say?