[Wikimedia-l] Individual Engagement Grants Committee membership appointments

2014-10-02 Thread Pine W
The Individual Engagement Grants Committee (IEGCom) is pleased to announce
that the following contributors are appointed as new members of the
Committee:

Calliopejen1
Kirill Lokshin
Poupou l'quourouce
Rjensen
Thepwnco

For the Committee,

Pine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2014-10-02 Thread Tilman Bayer
Minutes and slides from Monday's quarterly review meeting of the
Foundation's Wikipedia Zero (Mobile Partnerships) team team are now
available at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews/Wikipedia_Zero/September_2014
.

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 Hi folks,

 to increase accountability and create more opportunities for course
 corrections and resourcing adjustments as necessary, Sue's asked me
 and Howie Fung to set up a quarterly project evaluation process,
 starting with our highest priority initiatives. These are, according
 to Sue's narrowing focus recommendations which were approved by the
 Board [1]:

 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (mobile contributions + Wikipedia Zero)
 - Editor Engagement (also known as the E2 and E3 teams)
 - Funds Dissemination Committe and expanded grant-making capacity

 I'm proposing the following initial schedule:

 January:
 - Editor Engagement Experiments

 February:
 - Visual Editor
 - Mobile (Contribs + Zero)

 March:
 - Editor Engagement Features (Echo, Flow projects)
 - Funds Dissemination Committee

 We’ll try doing this on the same day or adjacent to the monthly
 metrics meetings [2], since the team(s) will give a presentation on
 their recent progress, which will help set some context that would
 otherwise need to be covered in the quarterly review itself. This will
 also create open opportunities for feedback and questions.

 My goal is to do this in a manner where even though the quarterly
 review meetings themselves are internal, the outcomes are captured as
 meeting minutes and shared publicly, which is why I'm starting this
 discussion on a public list as well. I've created a wiki page here
 which we can use to discuss the concept further:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings/Quarterly_reviews

 The internal review will, at minimum, include:

 Sue Gardner
 myself
 Howie Fung
 Team members and relevant director(s)
 Designated minute-taker

 So for example, for Visual Editor, the review team would be the Visual
 Editor / Parsoid teams, Sue, me, Howie, Terry, and a minute-taker.

 I imagine the structure of the review roughly as follows, with a
 duration of about 2 1/2 hours divided into 25-30 minute blocks:

 - Brief team intro and recap of team's activities through the quarter,
 compared with goals
 - Drill into goals and targets: Did we achieve what we said we would?
 - Review of challenges, blockers and successes
 - Discussion of proposed changes (e.g. resourcing, targets) and other
 action items
 - Buffer time, debriefing

 Once again, the primary purpose of these reviews is to create improved
 structures for internal accountability, escalation points in cases
 where serious changes are necessary, and transparency to the world.

 In addition to these priority initiatives, my recommendation would be
 to conduct quarterly reviews for any activity that requires more than
 a set amount of resources (people/dollars). These additional reviews
 may however be conducted in a more lightweight manner and internally
 to the departments. We’re slowly getting into that habit in
 engineering.

 As we pilot this process, the format of the high priority reviews can
 help inform and support reviews across the organization.

 Feedback and questions are appreciated.

 All best,
 Erik

 [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Vote:Narrowing_Focus
 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF September 2014 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, October 2, 18:00 UTC

2014-10-02 Thread Praveena Maharaj
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.


On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Praveena Maharaj pmaha...@wikimedia.org
wrote:

Dear all,
 The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on Thursday,
 October 2, 2014 at 6 PM UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
 #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net and the meeting will be broadcast
 as a live YouTube stream.

 The current structure of the meeting is:

 * Welcoming recent hires
 * Update and QA with the Executive Director, if available
 * Review of key metrics including the monthly report card, but also
 specialized reports and analytic
 * Review of financials
 * Brief presentations on recent projects, with a focus on highest priority
 initiatives

 Please review
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings for
 further information about how to participate.

 We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.

 Thank you,
 Praveena

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Individual Engagement Grants Committee membership appointments

2014-10-02 Thread Alice Wiegand
Hey, great news. Hope you'll deal with a lot amazing and inspiring project
ideas and applications!

Alice.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 The Individual Engagement Grants Committee (IEGCom) is pleased to announce
 that the following contributors are appointed as new members of the
 Committee:

 Calliopejen1
 Kirill Lokshin
 Poupou l'quourouce
 Rjensen
 Thepwnco

 For the Committee,

 Pine
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[Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread James Heilman
Article published by the journal Open Medicine
http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564

Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here
http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/652/565

Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
the number of contributors. I guess we will see.

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MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread Marc A. Pelletier
On 10/02/2014 07:24 PM, James Heilman wrote:
 Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
 the number of contributors. I guess we will see.

Beyond this, and (IMO) even more importantly, it means that we are
succeeding at our mission where it counts.  That a Wikipedia article in
medecine is reasonably considered as the basis for a peer reviewed is an
acheivement it iself; that it /was/ in fact published is nothing short
of a crowning acheivement.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Congratulations, James - and everyone else who worked on this. This is a
significant achievement, not only because of the publishing of the article
itself, but for what it heralds more broadly, as Coren said.

Warmly,
Anasuya

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

 Article published by the journal Open Medicine
 http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564

 Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here
 http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/652/565

 Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
 the number of contributors. I guess we will see.

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 MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

 The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread Anna Stillwell
Nice work, James.
Rock on,
/a

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:09 PM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org
wrote:

 Congratulations, James - and everyone else who worked on this. This is a
 significant achievement, not only because of the publishing of the article
 itself, but for what it heralds more broadly, as Coren said.

 Warmly,
 Anasuya

 On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

  Article published by the journal Open Medicine
  http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564
 
  Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here
  http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/652/565
 
  Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
  the number of contributors. I guess we will see.
 
  --
  James Heilman
  MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
 
  The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
  www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-02 Thread Asaf Bartov
Kudos, doc!  You've done it again. :)

   A.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM, James Heilman jmh...@gmail.com wrote:

 Article published by the journal Open Medicine
 http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564

 Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here
 http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/652/565

 Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
 the number of contributors. I guess we will see.

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 MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

 The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
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