[Wikimedia-l] Facebook CTO on strategy, Internet access, Wikipedia

2016-08-18 Thread Damon Sicore
Hi,

I usually don't recommend these things, but this interview with Schrep [1]
[2] is interesting and insightful.  I recommend listening to it instead of
reading.   He discusses FB's ten year plan, AI, VR, Internet access for
all, mentions Wikipedia several times, confirms their insatiable hunger for
structured data, and reveals several details on their innovation approach.
Trigger Warning:  Corporate Speak

Make no mistake, I've nothing but contempt and spite for Facebook, but
having worked with Mike I also know he demonstrates formidable intellect
and is a decent person.  He's incredibly capable in building amazing teams
and predicting (more like sniffing out) the future of tech.  I watch his
moves closely to stay sharp.

He's right about how papers are coming out constantly which augment current
AI tech in interesting new ways.  I believe we're living in interesting
times for computer science and mathematics--computational linguistics and
probabilistic search in particular.   A person can't read the CS and math
papers fast enough in order to keep up with the innovation.  A lot of it is
trivial, sure, but some is quite startling in impact as they combine a few
smaller things which seemed previously innocuous yet when used together
they solve key problems.

When looking into tech and strategy for WMF and the engineers it supports,
I'd be very interested in the direction Facebook is going and the
technologies they plan on investing in, so passing it along.

Yours faithfully,
Damon

[1] http://www.metisstrategy.com/interview/mike-schroepfer/

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Schroepfer




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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First French WikiConvention

2016-08-18 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Cher amis,

I feel very lucky that I have the occasion to take part into something new
in our movement. It has been some time that French speaking Wikipmedians
are planning this. As a foreign observer I am looking forward to learn a
lot of thing for our convention in the Netherlands, in November.

See you tomorrow at Halle Pajol!

Kind regards
Ziko



Am Donnerstag, 18. August 2016 schrieb Andy Cruz y Corro :

> Yay for inter-regional conferences! I wish you nothing but success!
>
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Kevin Payravi  >
> wrote:
>
> > This is awesome to hear, Pierre. Best of luck to the event!
> >
> > Kevin
> > SuperHamster on en.wiki
> > Sent via mobile
> >
> > On Aug 17, 2016 11:11 AM, "Pierre-Yves Beaudouin" <
> > pierre.beaudo...@wikimedia.fr > wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > We are proud to announce that the first ever French-speaking Wikimedia
> > > projects editors gathering will take place on August 19-20-21 in Paris,
> > > France. Supported by WikiFranca and organized locally by Wikimedia
> > France,
> > > it's a "dream come true" as the first idea of this event goes back to
> > 2012.
> > >
> > > The 1st Francophone WikiConvention will take place in an eco-friendly
> > > rehabilitated place called the Halle Pajol in the 18th arrondissement
> of
> > > Paris.
> > > Nearly 140 participants from 15 countries will be present. More than 40
> > > proposals were made by the participants to create the program of this
> 2,5
> > > day convention: gender-inclusive language on Wikipedia, paid
> > contributions,
> > > enriching articles about francophone Paralympic athletes, accessibility
> > and
> > > contribution in Africa ... A variety of themes that reflect the issues
> of
> > > the francophone part of the Wikimedia movement.
> > >
> > > This event was made possible by the support of the International
> > > Organization of the Francophonie, the General Delegation for the French
> > > language and the languages ​​of France, L'Oréal Foundation for Women in
> > > Science, Google France and of course the support of Wikimedia Wikimedia
> > > France and Wikimedia Switzerland, as well as the Wikimedia Foundation.
> > The
> > > event is coordinated by WikiFranca, the organization of chapters,
> > > francophone user groups and contributors of the Wikimedia movement.
> > >
> > > It is meant to be then organized annually, if it proves to be
> successful
> > !
> > > Thank you to all Wikimedians who supported this event. And now, let's
> do
> > it
> > > !
> > >
> > >
> > > Pyb
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-18 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
As I feared, the problem has returned. When searching Google for 
"gender" this morning, the text snippet showed the vandalized revision 
from May 26, which was revdeleted on August 12. Google's cache of the 
page is from August 13, so that's up to date.


I am seriously wondering now if someone is manipulating the search 
results somehow. I have posted an update to the thread on the Village 
Pump: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Google_returning_outdated_text_snippet_for_Gender_page


- Pax


On 8/13/16 2:06 PM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote:
Update: The Google search results and cached page for Gender are now 
correct. I'll be keeping an eye on this search, as this problem was 
previously resolved and then reoccurred (as I mentioned at the start 
of this thread).


- Pax


On 8/13/16 7:39 AM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote:
Any news from Google? As I mentioned in an earlier thread reply, 
Google's cache for the Gender page was up to date, showing an August 
1 revision; it was just the text snippet that was outdated. However, 
since yesterday, the cache as well as the snippet is now returning 
the vandalized May 26 revision of the page. Multiple editors 
(including myself) have contacted Google to attempt to remove the 
incorrect information; this issue is still being actively discussed 
at the Village Pump: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Google_returning_outdated_text_snippet_for_Gender_page


- Pax


On 8/8/16 10:24 AM, Dan Garry wrote:

Hello!

Wes has reached out to Google so that we can talk to them about the 
general

issue of out-of-date search results and snippets.

In the mean time, Risker is correct. Google crawls our sites at its own
pace, so we don't control anything directly. Reaching out to them is 
the
easiest and quickest way to get these kinds of issues fixed; in my 
personal
experience doing this, they're pretty fast at fixing these kinds of 
issues.


Thanks,
Dan

On 7 August 2016 at 17:34, Risker  wrote:

Actually, the best way to get this addressed is to email Google. 
Best to
use the search result that you have concerns about, then go to the 
bottom

of the page, click "Send Feedback" and complete the form.

This is not, at its root, a Wikipedia problem.  Google has bots 
scanning

our articles on a near-constant basis, as well, but they don't scan
everything in real time.  I have seen very good results using this 
process,

often within the hour.

Risker

On 7 August 2016 at 20:24, Pine W  wrote:


Hi Pax,

I believe that WMF Discovery is the team that is best suited to 
address
matters like this, so I am forwarding your email to the Discovery 
mailing

list.

Pine

On Aug 7, 2016 16:46, "Pax Ahimsa Gethen" 


wrote:

In a recent thread about improving search, I posted a comment 
about a

possible hazard of relying on Google to search Wikipedia.[1] I

explained

that Google had been displaying a text snippet from an outdated,

disruptive

revision of the Gender page.[2] Well, that error has now resurfaced,

and

at

an editor's suggestion I posted to the Village Pump about it.[3] The
initial response at VP was essentially "not our problem; go away" 
which

was

not exactly encouraging.

I'm sorry but if a major search engine is erroneously telling people

that
Wikipedia is stating " There are only 2 genders. Male and 
Female", that

is

a cause of concern for me, and I want to know if or how this problem

can

be

fixed. As I explained on the talk page and in the Village Pump,

Google's
cache of the actual page is up to date; it's just the snippet 
that is

wrong.

- Pax

[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-July/
084890.html

[2] 
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gender=722247975


[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(techni
cal)#Google_returning_outdated_text_snippet_for_Gender_page



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First French WikiConvention

2016-08-18 Thread Andy Cruz y Corro
Yay for inter-regional conferences! I wish you nothing but success!

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Kevin Payravi 
wrote:

> This is awesome to hear, Pierre. Best of luck to the event!
>
> Kevin
> SuperHamster on en.wiki
> Sent via mobile
>
> On Aug 17, 2016 11:11 AM, "Pierre-Yves Beaudouin" <
> pierre.beaudo...@wikimedia.fr> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We are proud to announce that the first ever French-speaking Wikimedia
> > projects editors gathering will take place on August 19-20-21 in Paris,
> > France. Supported by WikiFranca and organized locally by Wikimedia
> France,
> > it's a "dream come true" as the first idea of this event goes back to
> 2012.
> >
> > The 1st Francophone WikiConvention will take place in an eco-friendly
> > rehabilitated place called the Halle Pajol in the 18th arrondissement of
> > Paris.
> > Nearly 140 participants from 15 countries will be present. More than 40
> > proposals were made by the participants to create the program of this 2,5
> > day convention: gender-inclusive language on Wikipedia, paid
> contributions,
> > enriching articles about francophone Paralympic athletes, accessibility
> and
> > contribution in Africa ... A variety of themes that reflect the issues of
> > the francophone part of the Wikimedia movement.
> >
> > This event was made possible by the support of the International
> > Organization of the Francophonie, the General Delegation for the French
> > language and the languages ​​of France, L'Oréal Foundation for Women in
> > Science, Google France and of course the support of Wikimedia Wikimedia
> > France and Wikimedia Switzerland, as well as the Wikimedia Foundation.
> The
> > event is coordinated by WikiFranca, the organization of chapters,
> > francophone user groups and contributors of the Wikimedia movement.
> >
> > It is meant to be then organized annually, if it proves to be successful
> !
> > Thank you to all Wikimedians who supported this event. And now, let's do
> it
> > !
> >
> >
> > Pyb
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves the Olympics - Photo contest

2016-08-18 Thread Rodrigo Padula
Hello Yohann,

Here you can see the uploaded pictures regarding the India participation at the 
2016 Summer Olympics

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:India_at_the_2016_Summer_Olympics

The central notice banners was published yesterday, so, people are starting to 
upload pictures just now through our campaign 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:wlo-rio2016

Regards from Brazil!

Rodrigo Padula
Coordenador de Projetos
Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa
http://www.wikimedia.org.br
21 99326-0558




 On Tue, 09 Aug 2016 03:17:03 -0300 Yohann Thomas 
yohan...@gmail.com wrote  

Dear Rodrigo

Wikimedia India has also launched an edit-a-thon on a similar theme. This
edit-a-thon has a focus on celebrating the Olympics with a focus of Indian
Sportspersons. We plan to create articles on Indian sportspersons in 18
Indic languages..

Edit-a-thon page -
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMIN/Events/India_At_Rio_Olympics_2016_Edit-a-thon

What I was thinking here is that in case you get pictures of Indian
athletes, we can include them in the articles created in this edit-a-thon.
Maybe you can create a sub category for Indian athletes..

Thanks
Yohann Thomas
President
Wikimedia India

Yohann Thomas
yohan...@gmail.com

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 9:41 PM, Rodrigo Padula 
rodrigopad...@wikimedia.org.br wrote:

 Hello guys,

 The Wikimedia Community Brazilian Group of Education and Research launched
 today the Wiki Loves the Olympics, a pilot project of an international
 photo contest about the Olympics and Paralympic games.

 Important links:
 WLO official site: http://www.wikimedia.org.br/wlo
 WLO on commons:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:
 Wiki_Loves_the_Olympics
 WLO contest page on pt.wiki: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/
 Wikipédia:WLO/Rio_2016

 Social networks:
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wikilovestheolympics
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wltheolympics

 Our focus is Brazil, but the contest is open for all the world.

 We are fixing some issues during this week but the contest is already open
 for submissions!

 In parallel to that initiative, we are running an editing contest in
 cooperation with many countries members of the Iberocoop
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_the_Olympics

 We need some help to translate our templates and banners on commons and
 spread that project around our international community.

 Templates on commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/
 wiki/Category:Wiki_Loves_the_Olympics_templates
 Central Notice: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_the_
 Olympics/Central_Notice

 Comments and help are welcome!

 Best regards!

 Rodrigo Padula
 Coordenador de Projetos
 Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa
 http://www.wikimedia.org.br
 21 99326-0558



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