Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-24 Thread Wes Moran
Hello everyone,

We introduced this upcoming change last week[1] on the Discovery list. At
the time, we didn’t have the full details to share, but wanted to let
people directly engaging with that team know that some changes were being
planned. We were originally going to share more details once they were
finalized. However, I realized after reading the post from Derk-Jan that we
should share the information we have now.

The work of the Interactive team[2], a sub-team within the team focused on
Maps and Graphs, will be temporarily paused beginning this quarter. These
efforts are important, and the Product Department is committed to
continuing them. We expect to fulfill our Annual Plan commitments related
to the Interactive team’s work, and are currently determining how best to
make this transition. But we need to take some time to determine the best
path forward for this team within Discovery.

We’ll communicate more broadly about the future of this work as the
situation evolves. Until then, we are going to review current bugs and
tasks that were committed to in the Annual Plan, as well as requests in the
community wishlist, and decide when and how to proceed.

We welcome questions and conversation, but have to ask some patience as
some members of the team are out of office at the moment.  Please direct
further questions on the topic to the Discovery list.[3]

Thanks,
Wes
VP of Product, Wikimedia Foundation

[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/discovery/2017-January/001421.html

[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Interactive_Team

[3] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/discovery



On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Derk-Jan Hartman <
d.j.hartman+wmf...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> > The Interactive Team in Discovery is in the process of putting its work
on
> > pause. The team's aim during this period is to get its work to a stable
and
> > maintainable state.
> > Currently, work on new features is on hold. It is not yet known what the
> > timeline is for this transition to a paused state, or whether there
will be
> > further deployments of features that have already been completed. I will
> > update this list when there is more information.
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
> > --
> > Dan Garry
> > Lead Product Manager, Discovery
> > Wikimedia Foundation
>
>
> So it seems all work on Maps, Graphs and other interactive features is
> going to be halted pretty soon. I was directed at this notification after
a
> Maps ticket mentioned:
>
> With the team winding down
>
>
> To which I asked:
>
> > Why is the team winding down ?
>
>
> To which Dan Garry responded:
>
> > There were expectations that were set regarding things such as team
goals,
> > working collaboratively with stakeholders, and advance notice to
> > communities, that were repeatedly not met by the team.
>
>
> And he pointed me to this discovery mailing list announcement, which well
> isn't really an explanation as much as a statement on the effect that
> 'winding down' will have.
>
> My interpretation of the information up to here was: "we are dissolving
> this team because it didn't perform and by posting to discovery mailing
> list we did the minimal effort required to notify people, but lets hope
> nobody notices what the notification really means"
> At the same time Dan's words are a rather hefty review on the performance
> of a team, which I'm not used to seeing from WMF. Refreshing, but unusual.
>
> This annoys me and I answer:
>
> > 1: I'd expect this to be announced on wikimedia-l, if we start a team we
> > always seem more than anxious to do so.
> > 2: I'd like some details. I thought we had left behind all the "let's
try
> > and hide this and hope no one notices it"-shit in 2016.
> > 3: Thank you team ! You did some great work, and it was more productive
> > and groundbreaking than many other teams have been able to do in 5
years.
>
>
> A bit hyperbolic on all fronts, I admit.
>
> To which Dan responds with:
>
> > I am not the person who made this decision. I do not know all of the
> > reasons it was made. The person who made the decision is on vacation for
> > the next few weeks. I am trying my best to communicate as much as I can
in
> > her absence, which is why I made a public announcement of all that I
know
> > now rather than waiting weeks for my manager to return. I am afraid that
> > some patience is required until Katie gets back from vacation.
>
>
> So now Dan doesn't know enough to be able to discuss this, even though he
> gave a rather destructive team review earlier.
>
> 1: This is exactly the kind of communication that 'the community' keeps
> complaining about. Reactive instead of proactive. Evasive instead of
> transparent. Now volunteers need to spend time to figure out what is
> happening here ? This has cost me over 3 hours today. I would have liked
to
> have spent that time differently.
> 2: It shouldn't matter that Katie is on holidays, I'd assume/hope someone
> takes over her duties while she is away 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Anna,

Thanks for the quote. I read that in the email as well - but it doesn't
answer the interaction between the two timelines though. It's mostly the
interaction between the two processes I'm interested in at this point.

The moment that the candidates join the board could be many months later
than when the decision has been made. This actually was suggested as a best
practice, if I recall correctly, for an effective transfer of knowledge to
the incoming board members before they take up their duties.

I hope the board took this interaction between processes into account while
planning, but I suspect it at least didn't end up being possible. But maybe
Nataliia sees other ways how the timelines can support each other. I hope
they are not being developed in vacuum.

Best regards,
Lodewijk

2017-01-24 19:09 GMT+01:00 Anna Stillwell :

> Hello Lodewijk,
>
> Good to hear from you.
>
> In Nataliia's original email she wrote:
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
> appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
> seat will be filled through the community selection process. *The Election*
> *Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats,
> will*
> *provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
> date.*
> We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than Wikimania
> in August.
>
> Hope that helps.
> Warmly,
> /a
>
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:35 AM, Lodewijk 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Nataliia,
> >
> > Thanks for the update. It's promising to see a closed timeline for the
> > board recruitment.
> >
> > I am wondering though, when do you expect to wrap up the process for the
> > appointed seats? There's always been a lot of talk that the community and
> > affiliates don't take the needs of the board in certain areas into
> account
> > - and it would probably be good if the board could communicate back
> before
> > the election process starts what kind of expertise they're looking for.
> >
> > I guess that is not going to fly this time around, as you will be in the
> > middle of a search for the expert seats? Any chance these timelines may
> > support each other?
> >
> > Best,
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > 2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv :
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment
> > for
> > > two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> > Trustees.
> > > This email will outline the process and timeline for the recruitment.
> > >
> > > The Board initially began discussions on recruitment in May-June 2016
> > [1].
> > > After a pause, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has renewed
> > recruitment
> > > for its vacant appointed seats and would love to share an update with
> you
> > > today.
> > >
> > > With support from Anna Stillwell (from the Talent & Culture department)
> > and
> > > Michelle Paulson (our interim General Counsel), the BGC developed four
> > > candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave
> > its
> > > recommendations to the Board in December 2016.
> > >
> > > During its December meeting, the Board decided that it hopes to find
> the
> > > following types of experience and expertise:
> > >
> > >
> > >1.
> > >
> > >Growing a global movement: apply
> > > > > src=3vh7tx1#.WIZGvrYrL-Y>
> > >[2]
> > >2.
> > >
> > >Engaging new communities: apply
> > > > > src=b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1>
> > >[3]
> > >3.
> > >
> > >Social sector governance: apply
> > > > > src=5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1>
> > >[4]
> > >
> > >
> > > After that Anna, Michelle, and the Communications team integrated Board
> > > feedback and developed recruitment materials, which include background
> > > information about the Wikimedia movement and Foundation as well as the
> > > profiles describing the types of candidates we are looking for. These
> > > recruitment materials can be found at:
> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 [5].
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
> > > appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but
> this
> > > seat will be filled through the community selection process. The
> Election
> > > Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats,
> > will
> > > provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
> > date.
> > > We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than
> > Wikimania
> > > in August.
> > >
> > > We will begin accepting applications and referrals for these positions
> > > today and will close the submission period on Monday, 06 March 2017 at
> > > 17:00 PST. A 

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [discovery] Interactive Team putting work on pause

2017-01-24 Thread Derk-Jan Hartman
> Hi all,
> The Interactive Team in Discovery is in the process of putting its work on
> pause. The team's aim during this period is to get its work to a stable and
> maintainable state.
> Currently, work on new features is on hold. It is not yet known what the
> timeline is for this transition to a paused state, or whether there will be
> further deployments of features that have already been completed. I will
> update this list when there is more information.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> --
> Dan Garry
> Lead Product Manager, Discovery
> Wikimedia Foundation


So it seems all work on Maps, Graphs and other interactive features is
going to be halted pretty soon. I was directed at this notification after a
Maps ticket mentioned:

With the team winding down


To which I asked:

> Why is the team winding down ?


To which Dan Garry responded:

> There were expectations that were set regarding things such as team goals,
> working collaboratively with stakeholders, and advance notice to
> communities, that were repeatedly not met by the team.


And he pointed me to this discovery mailing list announcement, which well
isn't really an explanation as much as a statement on the effect that
'winding down' will have.

My interpretation of the information up to here was: "we are dissolving
this team because it didn't perform and by posting to discovery mailing
list we did the minimal effort required to notify people, but lets hope
nobody notices what the notification really means"
At the same time Dan's words are a rather hefty review on the performance
of a team, which I'm not used to seeing from WMF. Refreshing, but unusual.

This annoys me and I answer:

> 1: I'd expect this to be announced on wikimedia-l, if we start a team we
> always seem more than anxious to do so.
> 2: I'd like some details. I thought we had left behind all the "let's try
> and hide this and hope no one notices it"-shit in 2016.
> 3: Thank you team ! You did some great work, and it was more productive
> and groundbreaking than many other teams have been able to do in 5 years.


A bit hyperbolic on all fronts, I admit.

To which Dan responds with:

> I am not the person who made this decision. I do not know all of the
> reasons it was made. The person who made the decision is on vacation for
> the next few weeks. I am trying my best to communicate as much as I can in
> her absence, which is why I made a public announcement of all that I know
> now rather than waiting weeks for my manager to return. I am afraid that
> some patience is required until Katie gets back from vacation.


So now Dan doesn't know enough to be able to discuss this, even though he
gave a rather destructive team review earlier.

1: This is exactly the kind of communication that 'the community' keeps
complaining about. Reactive instead of proactive. Evasive instead of
transparent. Now volunteers need to spend time to figure out what is
happening here ? This has cost me over 3 hours today. I would have liked to
have spent that time differently.
2: It shouldn't matter that Katie is on holidays, I'd assume/hope someone
takes over her duties while she is away (Likely Dan himself and/or Wes
Moran). Providing information on topics like this shouldn't have to wait
until someone returns from a (likely well deserved) holiday.
3: Why do I have to write this email ? It's really not that hard: Make a
decision, explain it.

DJ
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Anna Stillwell
Hello Lodewijk,

Good to hear from you.

In Nataliia's original email she wrote:

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
seat will be filled through the community selection process. *The Election*
*Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats,
will*
*provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
date.*
We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than Wikimania
in August.

Hope that helps.
Warmly,
/a

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:35 AM, Lodewijk 
wrote:

> Hi Nataliia,
>
> Thanks for the update. It's promising to see a closed timeline for the
> board recruitment.
>
> I am wondering though, when do you expect to wrap up the process for the
> appointed seats? There's always been a lot of talk that the community and
> affiliates don't take the needs of the board in certain areas into account
> - and it would probably be good if the board could communicate back before
> the election process starts what kind of expertise they're looking for.
>
> I guess that is not going to fly this time around, as you will be in the
> middle of a search for the expert seats? Any chance these timelines may
> support each other?
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> 2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv :
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment
> for
> > two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees.
> > This email will outline the process and timeline for the recruitment.
> >
> > The Board initially began discussions on recruitment in May-June 2016
> [1].
> > After a pause, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has renewed
> recruitment
> > for its vacant appointed seats and would love to share an update with you
> > today.
> >
> > With support from Anna Stillwell (from the Talent & Culture department)
> and
> > Michelle Paulson (our interim General Counsel), the BGC developed four
> > candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave
> its
> > recommendations to the Board in December 2016.
> >
> > During its December meeting, the Board decided that it hopes to find the
> > following types of experience and expertise:
> >
> >
> >1.
> >
> >Growing a global movement: apply
> > > src=3vh7tx1#.WIZGvrYrL-Y>
> >[2]
> >2.
> >
> >Engaging new communities: apply
> > > src=b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1>
> >[3]
> >3.
> >
> >Social sector governance: apply
> > > src=5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1>
> >[4]
> >
> >
> > After that Anna, Michelle, and the Communications team integrated Board
> > feedback and developed recruitment materials, which include background
> > information about the Wikimedia movement and Foundation as well as the
> > profiles describing the types of candidates we are looking for. These
> > recruitment materials can be found at:
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 [5].
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
> > appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
> > seat will be filled through the community selection process. The Election
> > Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats,
> will
> > provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
> date.
> > We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than
> Wikimania
> > in August.
> >
> > We will begin accepting applications and referrals for these positions
> > today and will close the submission period on Monday, 06 March 2017 at
> > 17:00 PST. A more detailed timeline of the full recruitment process is
> > available on Meta here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10176203 [6].
> >
> > Applicants may apply online at:
> > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us#Wikimedia_Careers. We
> > also accept applications and referrals by email at
> > board-nominati...@lists.wikimedia.org.
> >
> > Over the next six weeks, we invite you all to tell us about people who
> are
> > potentially interested in serving the Wikimedia community on the
> Wikimedia
> > Foundation Board of Trustees. And we look forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > [1]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> > Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix
> >
> > [2]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_src=3v
> > h7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1
> >
> > [3]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=b1
> > ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1
> >
> > [4]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=5g
> > wopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1
> >
> > [5]
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_Recruitin
> > 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Joseph Fox
Hey Lodewijk - looks like there is at least some indication on the "Work
with us" page here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us

They're looking for two of:

   - Growing a Global Movement
   - Engaging New Communities
   - Social Sector Governance


Joe

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at 01:36 Lodewijk  wrote:

> Hi Nataliia,
>
> Thanks for the update. It's promising to see a closed timeline for the
> board recruitment.
>
> I am wondering though, when do you expect to wrap up the process for the
> appointed seats? There's always been a lot of talk that the community and
> affiliates don't take the needs of the board in certain areas into account
> - and it would probably be good if the board could communicate back before
> the election process starts what kind of expertise they're looking for.
>
> I guess that is not going to fly this time around, as you will be in the
> middle of a search for the expert seats? Any chance these timelines may
> support each other?
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> 2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv :
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment
> for
> > two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees.
> > This email will outline the process and timeline for the recruitment.
> >
> > The Board initially began discussions on recruitment in May-June 2016
> [1].
> > After a pause, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has renewed
> recruitment
> > for its vacant appointed seats and would love to share an update with you
> > today.
> >
> > With support from Anna Stillwell (from the Talent & Culture department)
> and
> > Michelle Paulson (our interim General Counsel), the BGC developed four
> > candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave
> its
> > recommendations to the Board in December 2016.
> >
> > During its December meeting, the Board decided that it hopes to find the
> > following types of experience and expertise:
> >
> >
> >1.
> >
> >Growing a global movement: apply
> > > src=3vh7tx1#.WIZGvrYrL-Y>
> >[2]
> >2.
> >
> >Engaging new communities: apply
> > > src=b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1>
> >[3]
> >3.
> >
> >Social sector governance: apply
> > > src=5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1>
> >[4]
> >
> >
> > After that Anna, Michelle, and the Communications team integrated Board
> > feedback and developed recruitment materials, which include background
> > information about the Wikimedia movement and Foundation as well as the
> > profiles describing the types of candidates we are looking for. These
> > recruitment materials can be found at:
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 [5].
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
> > appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
> > seat will be filled through the community selection process. The Election
> > Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats,
> will
> > provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
> date.
> > We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than
> Wikimania
> > in August.
> >
> > We will begin accepting applications and referrals for these positions
> > today and will close the submission period on Monday, 06 March 2017 at
> > 17:00 PST. A more detailed timeline of the full recruitment process is
> > available on Meta here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10176203 [6].
> >
> > Applicants may apply online at:
> > https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us#Wikimedia_Careers. We
> > also accept applications and referrals by email at
> > board-nominati...@lists.wikimedia.org.
> >
> > Over the next six weeks, we invite you all to tell us about people who
> are
> > potentially interested in serving the Wikimedia community on the
> Wikimedia
> > Foundation Board of Trustees. And we look forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > [1]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> > Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix
> >
> > [2]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_src=3v
> > h7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1
> >
> > [3]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=b1
> > ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1
> >
> > [4]
> > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=5g
> > wopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1
> >
> > [5]
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_Recruitin
> > g_Candidate_Packet.pdf
> >
> > [6]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> > Governance_Committee/Board_Recruitment
> >
> > Best regards,
> > antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
> >
> > *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal
> working
> > hours/days, as I usually can 

[Wikimedia-l] Introducing the Wikimedia Resource Center

2017-01-24 Thread Maria Cruz
Hi all,

As we have stated in our annual plan [1], “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Resource_Center

As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.

This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two of
the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
support them.

We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.

Looking forward to more collaborations!

Best,

María


[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2016-2017/draft#Program_3:_Develop_capacity-building_tools_and_resources_for_core_Wikimedia_programs

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Appreciation shown on Wikipedia

2017-01-24 Thread Kalliope Tsouroupidou
Love this!! What a great way to show appreciation further than words.

K.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:19 AM, Romaine Wiki 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Past Saturday during the new year's event in Leiden, the Netherlands, the
> Dutch Wikipedia community reached the annual prizes for most valued
> contributions to this Wikipedia in 2016.
>
> In six categories users and projects were nominated by the community and in
> a closed voting they decided which of them should receive the physical
> appreciation.
>
> The most valued contributors received a stone statue of an owl, standing
> for wisdom.
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WikiUilen_2016_(2).jpg
>
> See for more photos of the ceremony and statues at:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiUilen_
> ceremony_2016,_21_January_2017
>
> More information about the special awards can be found at:
> https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiUilen
>
> Congratulations to all receivers!
>
> Romaine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Board Recruitment Kick-Off

2017-01-24 Thread Lodewijk
Hi Nataliia,

Thanks for the update. It's promising to see a closed timeline for the
board recruitment.

I am wondering though, when do you expect to wrap up the process for the
appointed seats? There's always been a lot of talk that the community and
affiliates don't take the needs of the board in certain areas into account
- and it would probably be good if the board could communicate back before
the election process starts what kind of expertise they're looking for.

I guess that is not going to fly this time around, as you will be in the
middle of a search for the expert seats? Any chance these timelines may
support each other?

Best,
Lodewijk

2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv :

> Dear all,
>
> We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment for
> two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
> This email will outline the process and timeline for the recruitment.
>
> The Board initially began discussions on recruitment in May-June 2016 [1].
> After a pause, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has renewed recruitment
> for its vacant appointed seats and would love to share an update with you
> today.
>
> With support from Anna Stillwell (from the Talent & Culture department) and
> Michelle Paulson (our interim General Counsel), the BGC developed four
> candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave its
> recommendations to the Board in December 2016.
>
> During its December meeting, the Board decided that it hopes to find the
> following types of experience and expertise:
>
>
>1.
>
>Growing a global movement: apply
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>[2]
>2.
>
>Engaging new communities: apply
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>[3]
>3.
>
>Social sector governance: apply
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>[4]
>
>
> After that Anna, Michelle, and the Communications team integrated Board
> feedback and developed recruitment materials, which include background
> information about the Wikimedia movement and Foundation as well as the
> profiles describing the types of candidates we are looking for. These
> recruitment materials can be found at:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 [5].
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
> appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
> seat will be filled through the community selection process. The Election
> Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats, will
> provide further information about the process and timeline at a later date.
> We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than Wikimania
> in August.
>
> We will begin accepting applications and referrals for these positions
> today and will close the submission period on Monday, 06 March 2017 at
> 17:00 PST. A more detailed timeline of the full recruitment process is
> available on Meta here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10176203 [6].
>
> Applicants may apply online at:
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us#Wikimedia_Careers. We
> also accept applications and referrals by email at
> board-nominati...@lists.wikimedia.org.
>
> Over the next six weeks, we invite you all to tell us about people who are
> potentially interested in serving the Wikimedia community on the Wikimedia
> Foundation Board of Trustees. And we look forward to hearing from you.
>
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix
>
> [2]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_src=3v
> h7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1
>
> [3]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=b1
> ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1
>
> [4]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=5g
> wopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1
>
> [5]
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_Recruitin
> g_Candidate_Packet.pdf
>
> [6]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> Governance_Committee/Board_Recruitment
>
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Annual Report Wikimedians of Albanian Language UG

2017-01-24 Thread Greta Doçi
Hello everyone,

Ou
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annual activities report can be found here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Albanian_Language_User_Group/2015-2016_Report

Kind regards,

Greta
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