[Wikimedia-l] "Big data" benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices)

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 3 04:16:06 UTC 2013

On 02/01/13 09:33, ENWP Pine wrote:
>> Hi Pine,
>> It might be because of the alcohol I've ingested these last days, but
>> - what are you proposing exactly?
>> Hapy new year,
>>   strainu
> I wasn't proposing any specific action. I was thinking, "Big Data is a 
> cool topic, it's a big topic in its own right, it's relevant to several 
> aspects of Wikimedia, and other people might be interested in reading 
> about it or thinking about it in relation to work that they're doing or 
> priorities that they have".

Maybe Wikimedia should have some sort of Buzzword Compliance Officer
to manage this sort of thing. You know, scalable P2P in the cloud,
mining big data on a NoSQL platform etc. etc.

-- Tim Starling

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