Thanks Steven - and I'd like to add that momentarily I'll be uploading a big pack
of graphic elements like the one on the main page of the ten.wikipedia.org
were developed by David Peters at Exbrook design - David's done some great work for us
over the past year or so, and this really scalable and easy-to-localize concept is
something that should help us tie together a style for all of the celebrations.
Use of the designs isn't obligatory of course, but we will be using versions and
styles of these marks in a series of awesome WP 10th themed merchandise that we're
going to want to send anyone (globally) who is hosting a party.
* tshirts (two styles, one a basic Wikipedia shirt and the other a Wikipedia '10'
* a pack of 12 Wikipedia 10th anniversary buttons, and simple Wikipedia puzzle globe
* paper labels with the Wikipedia tenth logo and style
* and Wikipedia vinyl stickers
* (and maybe some other cool stuff)
We'll be sending out 'kits' with up to about 50 shirts of varying
sizes/styles, and if you expect your event to be much bigger, we'll try to help get
We're really excited about the designs and getting everyone cool merchandise as soon
Thanks - and big thanks to Steven for kicking this off and carrying it forward.
On Nov 12, 2010, at 3:55 PM, Steven Walling wrote:
I just wanted to give everyone an update on what's been accomplished here at the
Wikimedia Foundation so far and what we've got in store for the near future. We've
got roughly two months until the 15th is here. With that deadline rapidly approaching, I
want to really step up our efforts here at the WMF to help local events happen.
Just to restate it: our goal is to help make the tenth anniversary a memorable one for
Wikimedia editors/readers/donors wherever you are. To that effect, we've launched
in the last couple days. Many of you probably saw the pages on Outreach
wiki that have since been migrated. Thanks to the editors who stepped up to help
wiki-garden so far.
We've tried to structure the wiki to make it clear what it's for. Here's some
more detail on what I want to include:
1. A list of all the events that will happen. Lots of organizing work is happening on
other wikis and off-wiki, such as through Facebook events. That's great, and of course
we want that to continue. But having a single list of what's happening is immensely
useful for organizers, attendees, and the press.
2. On-wiki activities for reflecting on our anniversary and conveying the magnitude of
our first decade of work. There is a list of preliminary ideas on the [[Share]] and
3. Providing a space to gather resources for organizers, including a basic press kit and
a set of anniversary designs put together by Jay Walsh and David Peters, whose work
you will recognize from the 2009 Annual Report. The designs will all be uploaded to
Commons shortly and will be in a gallery on the anniversary wiki. I'm really excited
about this part of what's been prepared, since it's ideal for the customization
and localization that needs to happen.
These designs are yours to run wild with, and some of them will be incorporated into
products (t-shirts, buttons, stickers etc.) that will be provided to event organizers that
want them. All we need to give you these materials is a basic set of event details and
contact information, all of which can go on your event page. If it's unclear on the
wiki what we're asking for, then that's my fault, so please let me know.
4. A place to document everything that goes on. Encouraging taking photos, video, and
making written records of what everyone is up to in their celebrations is essential (and
it's fun, at least to me). Media should probably go on Commons, as is standard
procedure, but I'd love to see everything aggregated into the event pages on the wiki.
Sharing the cool things that you're doing will be both a gift to other Wikimedians who
can't be there, and will create a permanent record of our first double-digit
If you have any questions, either about the wiki or however else the Foundation can
support you in planning, I'm your best point of contact. I'll also be posting more
regular updates to this list.
Thanks for reading,
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