[Wikimedia-l] Office hour inside out (program evaluation)
zhorishna at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 22:30:33 UTC 2013
On 23/03/13 21:49, Everton Zanella Alvarenga wrote:
> The India Education Program was really useful for my learnings before
> I started coordinating the education program in Brazil. Without them,
> I could have made similar mistakes. And this is one really important
> thing about the nature of Wikimedia projects, they are not predictable
> as a simple physics problem, and we have to value much more the
> learnings from our mistakes.
> At the same time, when you don't value these learnings to improve next
> projects and have in your mind that trials must be succeed by success,
> people can be afraid of sharing possible errors.
> Without trials, things will continue progressing slowly. And
> innovation will continue mediocre.
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM, WereSpielChequers
> <werespielchequers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We shouldn't criticise people for coming up with programs such as IEP and
>> AFT, but we should look at how long it took to stop them after serious
>> opposition arose and major flaws were pointed out. As a movement we need to
>> get much better at switching our efforts from blind alleys to things that
>> we can get consensus for.
Well said, mon. Well said.
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