It looks GREAT :-)
I'm happy to see the events list starting to grow too :-)
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On 13 November 2010 18:44, Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
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
page. These 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' 'team shirt')
* a pack of 12 Wikipedia 10th anniversary buttons, and simple Wikipedia
puzzle globe buttons
* 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 you more.
We're really excited about the designs and getting everyone cool merchandise
as soon as possible!
Thanks - and big thanks to Steven for kicking this off and carrying it
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 ten.wikipedia.org
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
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 [[Ideas]] pages.
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
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,
[[User:Steven (WMF)]] on ten.wikipedia.org
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