[Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
[NB: cross-posted]

I'm in need of a couple of short videos, promoting Wikipedia and its
sister projects, to show at an event. It's surprisingly hard to find
them!

We have lots of videos in:

   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_project_videos

but many, while no doubt useful for their educational content, are not
the kind of things to show to a lay audience - either the quality is
not high enough, or the content is too specific.

I'm looking for things with impact, like

   
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AOpen_Letter_for_Free_Access_to_Wikipedia_-_three_months_later%2C_MTN_responds.webm

Suggestions, please! 

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Leigh Thelmadatter
They are rare because they are not easy to make!  

 From: a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
 Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:40:59 +0100
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 Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?
 
 [NB: cross-posted]
 
 I'm in need of a couple of short videos, promoting Wikipedia and its
 sister projects, to show at an event. It's surprisingly hard to find
 them!
 
 We have lots of videos in:
 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_project_videos
 
 but many, while no doubt useful for their educational content, are not
 the kind of things to show to a lay audience - either the quality is
 not high enough, or the content is too specific.
 
 I'm looking for things with impact, like
 

 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AOpen_Letter_for_Free_Access_to_Wikipedia_-_three_months_later%2C_MTN_responds.webm
 
 Suggestions, please! 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Ivan Martínez
Dear Andy: our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional
video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional
actress.

http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA

It is also available in Commons with subtitles. I can translate to English
if you need.

Cheers,
 El oct 22, 2014 7:41 a.m., Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
escribió:

 [NB: cross-posted]

 I'm in need of a couple of short videos, promoting Wikipedia and its
 sister projects, to show at an event. It's surprisingly hard to find
 them!

 We have lots of videos in:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_project_videos

 but many, while no doubt useful for their educational content, are not
 the kind of things to show to a lay audience - either the quality is
 not high enough, or the content is too specific.

 I'm looking for things with impact, like


 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AOpen_Letter_for_Free_Access_to_Wikipedia_-_three_months_later%2C_MTN_responds.webm

 Suggestions, please! 

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Stevie Benton
I've seen the video Ivan refers to and agree that it is most excellent.

Stevie

On 22 October 2014 14:57, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear Andy: our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional
 video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional
 actress.

 http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA

 It is also available in Commons with subtitles. I can translate to English
 if you need.

 Cheers,
  El oct 22, 2014 7:41 a.m., Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
 escribió:

  [NB: cross-posted]
 
  I'm in need of a couple of short videos, promoting Wikipedia and its
  sister projects, to show at an event. It's surprisingly hard to find
  them!
 
  We have lots of videos in:
 
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_project_videos
 
  but many, while no doubt useful for their educational content, are not
  the kind of things to show to a lay audience - either the quality is
  not high enough, or the content is too specific.
 
  I'm looking for things with impact, like
 
 
 
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AOpen_Letter_for_Free_Access_to_Wikipedia_-_three_months_later%2C_MTN_responds.webm
 
  Suggestions, please! 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Jon Davies
+1 really inspirational and being in another language just adds to our
international feel.

On 22 October 2014 14:59, Stevie Benton stevie.ben...@wikimedia.org.uk
wrote:

 I've seen the video Ivan refers to and agree that it is most excellent.

 Stevie

 On 22 October 2014 14:57, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:

  Dear Andy: our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional
  video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional
  actress.
 
  http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA
 
  It is also available in Commons with subtitles. I can translate to
 English
  if you need.
 
  Cheers,
   El oct 22, 2014 7:41 a.m., Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
  escribió:
 
   [NB: cross-posted]
  
   I'm in need of a couple of short videos, promoting Wikipedia and its
   sister projects, to show at an event. It's surprisingly hard to find
   them!
  
   We have lots of videos in:
  
  
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_project_videos
  
   but many, while no doubt useful for their educational content, are not
   the kind of things to show to a lay audience - either the quality is
   not high enough, or the content is too specific.
  
   I'm looking for things with impact, like
  
  
  
 
 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AOpen_Letter_for_Free_Access_to_Wikipedia_-_three_months_later%2C_MTN_responds.webm
  
   Suggestions, please! 
  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 22 October 2014 13:58, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote:

 They are rare because they are not easy to make!

All the more reason to make the ones we have easier to find!

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[Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
In the user interface messages of MediaWiki and its extensions the word
media is usually used to refer to images, videos, sounds and files. It is
convenient, because they are handled similarly by the software.

But it is also awful, because I'm quite sure that people don't talk to each
other about media in real life, but they do talk about pictures,
videos, and sound recordings. Every time I translate messages that have
the word media in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
explain what that is.

Is my impression wrong?

Is it conceivable to consider that using the word media less in user
interface messages will make the interface clearer to the user?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Leigh Thelmadatter
Very true, Andy.  

I should mention here that although its not a Wikimedia community video, 
documentary filmmaker has a really nice clip on a primary school class in Peru 
which wrote the Wikipedia article for its village. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUOnIabrRE  Tec de Monterrey had the filmmaker 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kleiman) present the entire documentary 
to our campus, but this clip served as inspiration for the Mati Wiki pilot 
project 
(http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries/M%C3%A9xico/Tec_de_Monterrey/Mati_Wiki)
 which is going on right now. The project has my campus collaborating with 
three Mexico City primary schools to create articles and other content related 
to the colonias (official neighborhoods) where the schools are located, with 
Tec providing technical and other support.

So videos can have an impact!



 From: a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
 Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:24:26 +0100
 To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?
 
 On 22 October 2014 13:58, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
  They are rare because they are not easy to make!
 
 All the more reason to make the ones we have easier to find!
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 22 October 2014 14:57, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:
 our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional
 video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional
 actress.

 http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA

 It is also available in Commons with subtitles. I can translate to English
 if you need.

Thank you, I'm not sure that's what I need (because I can't understand
it!) but it does lok very good.

Subtitling in English would be a good idea, not least as a service to
others wanting to add subsutles in other languages, and who can
translate from English.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Ivan Martínez
Also if you want to show an editathon in two minutes, our Wikipedistas de
Puebla community produced this HQ cool video:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Primer_Editat%C3%B3n_en_Puebla..ogv
 El oct 22, 2014 9:34 a.m., Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com
escribió:

 Very true, Andy.

 I should mention here that although its not a Wikimedia community video,
 documentary filmmaker has a really nice clip on a primary school class in
 Peru which wrote the Wikipedia article for its village.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUOnIabrRE  Tec de Monterrey had the
 filmmaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kleiman) present the
 entire documentary to our campus, but this clip served as inspiration for
 the Mati Wiki pilot project (
 http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Countries/M%C3%A9xico/Tec_de_Monterrey/Mati_Wiki)
 which is going on right now. The project has my campus collaborating with
 three Mexico City primary schools to create articles and other content
 related to the colonias (official neighborhoods) where the schools are
 located, with Tec providing technical and other support.

 So videos can have an impact!



  From: a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk
  Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:24:26 +0100
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  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?
 
  On 22 October 2014 13:58, Leigh Thelmadatter osama...@hotmail.com
 wrote:
 
   They are rare because they are not easy to make!
 
  All the more reason to make the ones we have easier to find!
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread sankarshan
On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 Every time I translate messages that have
 the word media in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
 understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
 explain what that is.

Is it the case that the translation ready strings with the word
media are not accompanied by comments which would aid the translator
to select the best specific word from a candidate list?


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
 Is it the case that the translation ready strings with the word
 media are not accompanied by comments which would aid the translator
 to select the best specific word from a candidate list?

It's not really about translation. It's about English as well. In
translation it's usually clear how to translate this word without a lot of
context explanation, and in the languages that I know, it's translated as
media transliterated to that alphabet.

The problem is that media is (or at least appears to me to be) a
technical engineering term that is not understood well by all users of
Wikipedia and other MediaWiki sites, whereas pictures, videos and
sound recording are unambiguous and don't need any explanation.


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2014-10-22 17:42 GMT+03:00 sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.com:

 On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
  Every time I translate messages that have
  the word media in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
  understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
  explain what that is.

 Is it the case that the translation ready strings with the word
 media are not accompanied by comments which would aid the translator
 to select the best specific word from a candidate list?


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-22 15:57 GMT+02:00 Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com:
 Dear Andy: our friends of Wikimedia Argentina produced this professional
 video about What is Wikipedia? with a nice production and a professional
 actress.

 http://youtu.be/tRbWDGbBAHA

Wikimedia Italia has produced, between 2010 and 2012, these four short
videos about Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource and Wikiquote called
WikiGuide(s):
* http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/WikiGuida_Wikipedia
* http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/WikiGuida_Wikimedia_Commons
* http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/WikiGuida_Wikisource
* http://wiki.wikimedia.it/wiki/WikiGuida_Wikiquote
They are available on Commons and on other platforms (Youtube, Vimeo).
Subtitles in several languages are already present (at least in
English).

The guy starring in the video, Christian Biasco, whilst maybe less...
gracious... :P than Mariana [if I recall  correctly the name of the
actress starring in WM-AR's video], is a professional video producer
(he his specialised in educational video). Portions of this videos
were used in the help page of the Italian Wikipedia and the other
projects.

The storyboard and dialogues were written collaboratively by Christian
with the help of users from the projects on his working wiki called
Il Cantiere (The Constructiomn Site), here:
http://biasco.ch/wiki/index.php5/WikiGuide

HTH,

Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread sankarshan
On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:19 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 Is it the case that the translation ready strings with the word
 media are not accompanied by comments which would aid the translator
 to select the best specific word from a candidate list?

 It's not really about translation. It's about English as well. In
 translation it's usually clear how to translate this word without a lot of
 context explanation, and in the languages that I know, it's translated as
 media transliterated to that alphabet.

The part I had snipped from your original email seemed to indicate
that the concern was lack of translation context. It would now seem
that translation context isn't the big issue.

 The problem is that media is (or at least appears to me to be) a
 technical engineering term that is not understood well by all users of
 Wikipedia and other MediaWiki sites, whereas pictures, videos and
 sound recording are unambiguous and don't need any explanation.

The layering of technical engineering meaning to 'media' is a
context based usage. It would perhaps be natural to desire that the
generic/catch-all nature of 'media' be clearly articulated and
specified as 'pictures' (is that photographs?), 'videos' etc - in
short, the pieces from RFC6838


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Cristian Consonni
2014-10-22 16:51 GMT+02:00 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com:
 Wikimedia Italia has produced, between 2010 and 2012, these four short
 videos about Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource and Wikiquote called
 WikiGuide(s)

(slightly OT)
You may be also interested  in knowing that WM-IT recently produced
also this guide about OSM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeG49DxMsvw

It is not yet on Commons, and we are still missing the English subtitles.

(The most careful spectators will notice that most of the interfaces
in the video  are in English, this was a choice make to make easier to
internationalize the video)

Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread Subhashish Panigrahi
I echo Amir. For instance, media is my native language Odia is often used for 
print/digital media. Because of this reason I keep writing images, audio, 
video, etc.) to clarify. Haven't yet got a better option.

Best!
Subha

 On 22 ଅକ୍ଟୋବର 2014, at 8:00 pm, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 
 In the user interface messages of MediaWiki and its extensions the word
 media is usually used to refer to images, videos, sounds and files. It is
 convenient, because they are handled similarly by the software.
 
 But it is also awful, because I'm quite sure that people don't talk to each
 other about media in real life, but they do talk about pictures,
 videos, and sound recordings. Every time I translate messages that have
 the word media in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
 understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
 explain what that is.
 
 Is my impression wrong?
 
 Is it conceivable to consider that using the word media less in user
 interface messages will make the interface clearer to the user?
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] media vs images, videos, songs and files

2014-10-22 Thread Vira Motorko
In Ukrainian media («медіа») is often used for mass media («мас-медіа»).

Nevertheless, if one uses media files («медіафайли») it is perfectly
clear to be meant images, sounds and videos.

So while translating I use the word «медіафайли» (i.e. media files) and
everything is OK.

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2014-10-22 17:36 GMT+03:00 Subhashish Panigrahi subhash...@cis-india.org:

 I echo Amir. For instance, media is my native language Odia is often used
 for print/digital media. Because of this reason I keep writing images,
 audio, video, etc.) to clarify. Haven't yet got a better option.

 Best!
 Subha

  On 22 ଅକ୍ଟୋବର 2014, at 8:00 pm, Amir E. Aharoni 
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 
  In the user interface messages of MediaWiki and its extensions the word
  media is usually used to refer to images, videos, sounds and files. It
 is
  convenient, because they are handled similarly by the software.
 
  But it is also awful, because I'm quite sure that people don't talk to
 each
  other about media in real life, but they do talk about pictures,
  videos, and sound recordings. Every time I translate messages that
 have
  the word media in them, I think that a lot of users will not actually
  understand them, and that if I would stand next to them, I'd have to
  explain what that is.
 
  Is my impression wrong?
 
  Is it conceivable to consider that using the word media less in user
  interface messages will make the interface clearer to the user?
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Best promo videos?

2014-10-22 Thread Victor Grigas
Hi Andy and everyone,

I think all the suggestions above are great!
(clip from the film 'WEB' by Michael Kleiman that Leigh mentioned above,
Commons link below):
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WEB_Clip.webm


Andy, it's a little bit hard to know what to recommend without knowing the
audience you'll be speaking to, but below are things that WMF has produced
that I'd recommend:

We produced this as part of a series to function as sort of an 'ice
breaker' to explain a few of the main points of Wikipedia very generally to
a lay audience. It is closed-captioned in 20+ languages, I have used it and
I know many others have when making presentations in the past :

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Impact_Of_Wikipedia.webm
https://vimeo.com/54384859
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Knv6D6Thi0

The series from 2012 illustrates a few personal stories of some of our
projects:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Impact_of_Wikipedia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Knv6D6Thi0list=PLVx9pX-VnGVgaxIOUE2zua22g4U5RRIMq

It was designed to lightly touch on the details of editing Wikimedia
projects, without getting too complicated. More, it was made to show how
the projects allow people to be creative in the areas they are interested
in.

A few I'd recommend for a crowd:

Dumisani Ndubane - talks about Wikiversity:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Impact_of_Wikipedia_Dumisani_Ndubane.webm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXvhABH-jFs

The late Adrianne Wadewitz talks about Wikipedia in Education:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Impact_of_Wikipedia_Adrianne_Wadewitz.webm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qwZ7jL4xyY

Mei Jiun Kwek talks about uploading images of crops to Commons:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Impact_of_Wikipedia_-_Mei_Jiun_Kwek.webm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGotJ927YM

Poongothai Balasubramanian - talks about writing mathematics articles in
retirement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tojUFx6VdNs

Erlan Vega talks about Wiktionary:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Impact_of_Wikipedia_Erlan_Vega.webm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNZWjJOoG3I

You could also try any of the 4 cuts of 'Knowledge for Everyone' that we
shot last year (
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/07/28/petition-for-free-access-to-wikipedia-on-mobile-phones/
):

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone.webm

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone_(medium_cut).webm

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone_(short_cut).webm

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone_(short_cut,_no_introduction).webm


Again, it's a little hard to know what might work best without knowing the
audience. I hope these are useful!


On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com
 wrote:

 2014-10-22 16:51 GMT+02:00 Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com:
  Wikimedia Italia has produced, between 2010 and 2012, these four short
  videos about Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource and Wikiquote called
  WikiGuide(s)

 (slightly OT)
 You may be also interested  in knowing that WM-IT recently produced
 also this guide about OSM:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeG49DxMsvw

 It is not yet on Commons, and we are still missing the English subtitles.

 (The most careful spectators will notice that most of the interfaces
 in the video  are in English, this was a choice make to make easier to
 internationalize the video)

 Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] [PRESS RELEASE] First-ever Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland

2014-10-22 Thread Katherine Maher
Hi Felipe,

The event and unveiling was organized by Slubice and the Collegium
Polonicum. WMPL, WMDE, and WMF were all represented, and I'm sure other
Wikimedians attended in their personal capacities. We did want to have a
set of photos ready to go with the release, but we weren't able to
coordinate that with the organizers in time. That said, I'm happy to report
there are some lovely photos on Commons (
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_Monument), and I'm
told there was an excellent turnout of the press so I'm sure there will be
good coverage, including images.

Katherine

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Felipe Schenone scheno...@gmail.com
wrote:

 No picture, seriously?

 On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:55 PM, Katherine Maher kma...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

 This press release is also available online here:
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/First-ever_Wikipedia_Monument_unveiled_in_PolandFirst-ever
 Wikipedia Monument unveiled in Poland

- *Monument in Słubice, Poland honors free knowledge and human
collaboration*

 Wikimedians -- the editors, creators, and contributors behind the free
 encyclopedia Wikipedia -- were honored today with the unveiling of a
 monument in Słubice, Poland. The monument, which is the first of its kind,
 is a celebration of the power of free knowledge and human collaboration.

 The monument, designed by Armenian sculptor Mihran Hakobyan, depicts the
 Wikipedia globe held aloft by four figures. As in the original, the
 Wikipedia globe remains unfinished, as a testament to the ever-expanding
 realm of human knowledge. The idea to create a monument came from Dr.
 Krzysztof Wojciechowski, the director of Collegium Polonicum, and was
 brought to fruition through the support of Tomasz Ciszewicz, the mayor of
 Słubice.

 On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, thank you for this remarkable
 recognition. We hope this will be an enduring reminder of the importance of
 free knowledge. It is humbling for all of us to be a part of something so
 much larger than any one person. said Lila Tretikov, Executive Director,
 Wikimedia Foundation.

 Wikipedia is the largest collection of free knowledge ever assembled,
 including more than 33 million articles in 287 languages. Together,
 Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects are the world’s 5th most visited
 website, with nearly half a billion monthly visitors and roughly 80,000
 active volunteers contributing every month.

 “When Wikipedia started back in 2001 I have to say that I never imagined
 a day when Wikipedia would be honored with a monument - we write about
 them, we photograph them with our Wiki Loves Monuments competition, and now
 we have a monument of our own. It is a truly special and exciting day, and
 one that I hope shines the spotlight on the thousands of Wikimedians who
 edit Wikipedia and make it the source of free knowledge it has come to be.
 I look forward to visiting Słubice one day to see the monument for myself
 and perhaps meeting some of those involved in the project.” said Jimmy
 Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

 Guests attending the unveiling ceremony included representatives of
 Wikimedia Poland, Wikimedia Deutschland, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the
 non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia.
 About the Wikimedia Foundation

 https://wikimediafoundation.org

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 80,000 active volunteers contribute to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia
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 Wikimedia Foundation receive 413 million unique visitors per month on
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quarterly reviews of high priority WMF initiatives

2014-10-22 Thread Tilman Bayer
Minutes and slides from the recent quarterly review meeting of the
Foundation's MediaWiki Core team can now be found at
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_MediaWiki_Core_Team/Quarterly_review,_October_2014/Notes
.

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

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