[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers

Florence Devouard anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 10 22:36:20 UTC 2013

Dear all

The committee met this evening and is happy to announce that it chose 
its jury.

We received many applications (11 from new candidates) and it was really 
tough to choose from all the great people.

We decided to create a jury of 9 members including 4 "oldbies" (= 
previous Wikimania jury experience), 4 "newbies" plus 1 WMF staff member.

Accordingly, the following people are welcome to form the future jury 
selecting Wikimania 2015 bid.

* Orsolya Gyenes
* Manuel Schneider
* Deror Avi
* Jeromy-Yu Chan
* Netha Hussain
* Victoria Levant
* Richard Sydmonds
* Ralf Roletschek
* Ellie Young


We would like to thank all candidates. Individual emails will be send to 
all candidates.



On 11/2/13 12:44 AM, James Forrester wrote:
> Forwarding for info.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: James Forrester <jdforrester at gmail.com>
> Date: 1 November 2013 18:43
> Subject: Wikimania 2015 - Call for Jury volunteers
> To: "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <
> wikimania-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> Dear all,
> Soon we will be kicking off the selection process for deciding where we
> will hold Wikimania 2015[0].
> The Requests for Proposals (RfP) is being written right now[1], and will be
> coming out soon, but in this e-mail we would like to invite volunteers to
> serve on the selection jury[2]. The jury will select the winning bid based
> on published criteria, reviewing the bids from January onwards until the
> final selection is made in April 2014.
> This is roughly 30-40 hours' work, and is key to us making Wikimania a
> strong, healthy community conference that we all can enjoy. The Wikimania
> Committee will select a jury that is a balanced representation of the
> community, from a diverse range of backgrounds, sexes, languages, cultures
> and regions of the world.
> The main criteria are as follows:
> * You want to help make Wikimania as great a celebration of the community
> as we can make it;
> * You can represent some of the Wikimedia community's varied projects and
> activities;
> * You have some experience of community events, meetings, conferences, or
> want to learn;
> * You have some free time during the selection period, especially late
> March and early April; and
> * You are not closely involved in any bid (it's a conflict of interest).
> If you would like to serve on the jury, please e-mail Florence Devouard
> (off-list) [[Wikipedia:User:Anthere]] at fdevouard @ wikimedia.org by 12
> November. We will announce the jury in two weeks' time.
> Please help us by translating this message and passing it on to your wiki's
> community for those that don't read these mailing lists.
> Thank you, and good luck to all Bids.
> [0] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015
> [1] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids
> [2] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_jury
> On behalf of the Wikimania Committee.
> Yours,

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