Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Leinonen Teemu
Hi, 

Thanks for the good news, Katherine!
Welcome Kui!
Congratulations Heather!

What it comes to “how to engage such a large a diverse movement”, I think the 
WMF communication people are already doing good job in here. The solid vision 
and the clear mission of the movement are the bases on what it is good to build 
on. They also show that, although we are a large and diverse movement in 
various way, there are things we share and agree on, too. 

- Teemu 

> On 6 Jan 2018, at 11.25, Renée Bagslint  wrote:
> 
> I'm glad to hear that as Chief Creative Officer, Heather will "oversee the
> organization and movement’s voice, tone, and visual assets, and how they
> are incorporated into everything from our recent awareness videos to our
> press statements."  It would be good to know exactly who "we" are in this.
> It seems that "we" include the "movement", which is to say, all of us as
> users, volunteers and donors.  I look forward to hearing more about how
> Heather and her team will engage such a large and diverse movement to find
> out what it is that we want to say and find ways of helping us to say it.
> 
> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 8:58 PM, Katherine Maher 
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone,
>> 
>> I am excited to share with you all the results of our search for permanent
>> leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department.
>> 
>> Our own Heather Walls will transition from interim Chief of Communications
>> to leading the department full-time, in the newly created role of Chief
>> Creative Officer. She will be joined by a new Vice President of
>> Communications, Kui Kinyanjui, who will join us from her home in Nairobi,
>> Kenya in early March. Please join me in congratulating Heather and
>> welcoming Kui!

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[Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 7 January 2018)

2018-01-07 Thread Pine W
Someone recently referred me to this page, which looks like a good place
for new people to be introduced to Wikimedia software development:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/New_Developers

What's making you happy this week?

Pine 

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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Annual report 2017 for MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group

2018-01-07 Thread Pine W
Forwarding to Wikitech-l and MediaWiki-l for the benefit of technical
people who may be interested in this subject and not subscribed to the
general WikimediaAnnounce-l.

As has been the case for awhile, WikimediaAnnounce-l is not automatically
forwarding to Wikimedia-l, so I'm forwarding this email manually to that
list also.

Have a good weekend.

Pine 

-- Forwarded message --
From: Markus Glaser 
Date: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 2:36 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Annual report 2017 for MediaWiki
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Hello,

here is the annual report of the MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_Stakeholders%27_
Group/Annual_Report_2017

Best,
Markus Glaser


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Scott MacLeod
Welcome, Heather and Kui!

(And thanks for sharing this good news, Katherine! ... not sure I can
congratulate to both of this lists).

Cheers, Scott

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I am excited to share with you all the results of our search for permanent
> leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department.
>
> Our own Heather Walls will transition from interim Chief of Communications
> to leading the department full-time, in the newly created role of Chief
> Creative Officer. She will be joined by a new Vice President of
> Communications, Kui Kinyanjui, who will join us from her home in Nairobi,
> Kenya in early March. Please join me in congratulating Heather and
> welcoming Kui!
>
> *The new roles*
>
> As Chief Creative Officer, Heather will remain at the Leadership team, with
> responsibility for the Communications department operations, and a mandate
> that focuses on helping people better understand our values and mission
> through our brand. She will oversee the organization and movement’s voice,
> tone, and visual assets, and how they are incorporated into everything from
> our recent awareness videos to our press statements. What do we sound and
> look like? How do you feel when you interact with us, as an editor, a
> reader, a donor? How do we spread and share our values? She will be
> responsible for new and creative initiatives that seek to expand the way
> people think about Wikipedia and Wikimedia, not only as an encyclopedia but
> an essential part of the way we understand the world.
>
> As Vice President of Communications, Kui will report directly to Heather
> and oversee our traditional and digital communications efforts. She will be
> responsible for our overall media positioning and coverage, critical issue
> management (also known as crisis communications), extending our digital
> media strategy, products, and presence, and supporting organizational
> leadership, such as myself, the Leadership team, and the Board, with
> effective and clear public communications. Kui also brings new and valuable
> skills that we’re sure to appreciate: first, a background in internal
> communications, which should help with improved information flows in our
> ever-more distributed organization, as well as a deep background in
> communications, campaigns, and marketing for emerging markets -- sure to be
> a critical skill for our efforts around improving awareness about Wikimedia
> in places where we want to reach more people.
>
> *About Heather Walls*
>
> Since joining the Foundation in 2011, Heather has been a driving force in
> our creative and brand efforts at the Foundation. Under her stewardship,
> the Foundation has dramatically reduced barriers to community usage of the
> trademarks under our care while also helping increase consistency in their
> usage. A member of the team before Communications was its own department,
> Heather was one of the first people I met and worked with when I joined as
> Chief Communications Officer. She graciously stepped in as leader of the
> department when I transitioned to Executive Director and has since grown
> into the role while making it her own. During that time, she has helped
> find the organization's place in the growing social media channels,
> modernized the Foundation’s brand, bringing it into greater alignment with
> our movement's values and workflows, and overseen pioneering
> community-supported awareness campaigns.
>
> Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather worked in design roles at
> organizations across California, Massachusetts, and the Midwest. She
> developed a special collections room and exhibit for California Academy of
> Sciences, and her work has been included in Architectural Record and
> exhibited at Harvard as well as Detroit and New York.
>
> *About Kui Kinyanjui*
>
> Kui will join the Foundation in March after concluding her current position
> as Head of Corporate Communications for Safaricom Limited in Kenya.
> Safaricom is one of the leading mobile network operators in Africa, and one
> of Kenya’s leading companies, providing mobile and banking services to more
> than 28 million Kenyans. She brings deep communications skills, an
> incredible wealth of knowledge around emerging markets, and a passion for
> our efforts to reach beyond English-speaking audiences in our organization
> and movement communications.
>
> Kui is from Nairobi, Kenya. Her background is as a journalist and has
> worked for Business Daily and other platforms within Nation Media Group
> (the largest independent media organization in Eastern and Central Africa),
> PC World, EA Magazine, Executive Magazine in Kenya, and 360 Magazine in
> Washington, DC. She has also worked in communications for IBM, Ogilvy PR
> Worldwide, and Media Moguls. Kui will be relocating from Nairobi to the San
> Francisco Bay Area in the summer of 2018.
>
> *How this came about*
>
> This outcome may come 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Renée Bagslint
I'm glad to hear that as Chief Creative Officer, Heather will "oversee the
organization and movement’s voice, tone, and visual assets, and how they
are incorporated into everything from our recent awareness videos to our
press statements."  It would be good to know exactly who "we" are in this.
It seems that "we" include the "movement", which is to say, all of us as
users, volunteers and donors.  I look forward to hearing more about how
Heather and her team will engage such a large and diverse movement to find
out what it is that we want to say and find ways of helping us to say it.

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 8:58 PM, Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I am excited to share with you all the results of our search for permanent
> leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department.
>
> Our own Heather Walls will transition from interim Chief of Communications
> to leading the department full-time, in the newly created role of Chief
> Creative Officer. She will be joined by a new Vice President of
> Communications, Kui Kinyanjui, who will join us from her home in Nairobi,
> Kenya in early March. Please join me in congratulating Heather and
> welcoming Kui!
>
> *The new roles*
>
> As Chief Creative Officer, Heather will remain at the Leadership team, with
> responsibility for the Communications department operations, and a mandate
> that focuses on helping people better understand our values and mission
> through our brand. She will oversee the organization and movement’s voice,
> tone, and visual assets, and how they are incorporated into everything from
> our recent awareness videos to our press statements. What do we sound and
> look like? How do you feel when you interact with us, as an editor, a
> reader, a donor? How do we spread and share our values? She will be
> responsible for new and creative initiatives that seek to expand the way
> people think about Wikipedia and Wikimedia, not only as an encyclopedia but
> an essential part of the way we understand the world.
>
> As Vice President of Communications, Kui will report directly to Heather
> and oversee our traditional and digital communications efforts. She will be
> responsible for our overall media positioning and coverage, critical issue
> management (also known as crisis communications), extending our digital
> media strategy, products, and presence, and supporting organizational
> leadership, such as myself, the Leadership team, and the Board, with
> effective and clear public communications. Kui also brings new and valuable
> skills that we’re sure to appreciate: first, a background in internal
> communications, which should help with improved information flows in our
> ever-more distributed organization, as well as a deep background in
> communications, campaigns, and marketing for emerging markets -- sure to be
> a critical skill for our efforts around improving awareness about Wikimedia
> in places where we want to reach more people.
>
> *About Heather Walls*
>
> Since joining the Foundation in 2011, Heather has been a driving force in
> our creative and brand efforts at the Foundation. Under her stewardship,
> the Foundation has dramatically reduced barriers to community usage of the
> trademarks under our care while also helping increase consistency in their
> usage. A member of the team before Communications was its own department,
> Heather was one of the first people I met and worked with when I joined as
> Chief Communications Officer. She graciously stepped in as leader of the
> department when I transitioned to Executive Director and has since grown
> into the role while making it her own. During that time, she has helped
> find the organization's place in the growing social media channels,
> modernized the Foundation’s brand, bringing it into greater alignment with
> our movement's values and workflows, and overseen pioneering
> community-supported awareness campaigns.
>
> Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather worked in design roles at
> organizations across California, Massachusetts, and the Midwest. She
> developed a special collections room and exhibit for California Academy of
> Sciences, and her work has been included in Architectural Record and
> exhibited at Harvard as well as Detroit and New York.
>
> *About Kui Kinyanjui*
>
> Kui will join the Foundation in March after concluding her current position
> as Head of Corporate Communications for Safaricom Limited in Kenya.
> Safaricom is one of the leading mobile network operators in Africa, and one
> of Kenya’s leading companies, providing mobile and banking services to more
> than 28 million Kenyans. She brings deep communications skills, an
> incredible wealth of knowledge around emerging markets, and a passion for
> our efforts to reach beyond English-speaking audiences in our organization
> and movement communications.
>
> Kui is from Nairobi, Kenya. Her background is as a journalist and has
> worked for Business Daily and 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread Isaac Olatunde
I Wish you both the best in your new role.

Regards,

Isaac.

On Jan 5, 2018 10:58 PM, "Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig" 
wrote:

> This is great! Welcome Kui and Heather Congrats! I am excited about the
> direction the team is taking and look forward to working with you both!
>
> MFC:)
>
>
> --
> 
> Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
> Wordsmith | Communications
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 1 Montgomery St., Suite #1600
> San Francisco, CA 94104
> *mfitzh...@wikimedia.org *
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Katherine Maher 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I am excited to share with you all the results of our search for
> permanent
> > leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department.
> >
> > Our own Heather Walls will transition from interim Chief of
> Communications
> > to leading the department full-time, in the newly created role of Chief
> > Creative Officer. She will be joined by a new Vice President of
> > Communications, Kui Kinyanjui, who will join us from her home in Nairobi,
> > Kenya in early March. Please join me in congratulating Heather and
> > welcoming Kui!
> >
> > *The new roles*
> >
> > As Chief Creative Officer, Heather will remain at the Leadership team,
> > with responsibility for the Communications department operations, and a
> > mandate that focuses on helping people better understand our values and
> > mission through our brand. She will oversee the organization and
> movement’s
> > voice, tone, and visual assets, and how they are incorporated into
> > everything from our recent awareness videos to our press statements. What
> > do we sound and look like? How do you feel when you interact with us, as
> an
> > editor, a reader, a donor? How do we spread and share our values? She
> will
> > be responsible for new and creative initiatives that seek to expand the
> way
> > people think about Wikipedia and Wikimedia, not only as an encyclopedia
> but
> > an essential part of the way we understand the world.
> >
> > As Vice President of Communications, Kui will report directly to Heather
> > and oversee our traditional and digital communications efforts. She will
> be
> > responsible for our overall media positioning and coverage, critical
> issue
> > management (also known as crisis communications), extending our digital
> > media strategy, products, and presence, and supporting organizational
> > leadership, such as myself, the Leadership team, and the Board, with
> > effective and clear public communications. Kui also brings new and
> valuable
> > skills that we’re sure to appreciate: first, a background in internal
> > communications, which should help with improved information flows in our
> > ever-more distributed organization, as well as a deep background in
> > communications, campaigns, and marketing for emerging markets -- sure to
> be
> > a critical skill for our efforts around improving awareness about
> Wikimedia
> > in places where we want to reach more people.
> >
> > *About Heather Walls*
> >
> > Since joining the Foundation in 2011, Heather has been a driving force in
> > our creative and brand efforts at the Foundation. Under her stewardship,
> > the Foundation has dramatically reduced barriers to community usage of
> the
> > trademarks under our care while also helping increase consistency in
> their
> > usage. A member of the team before Communications was its own department,
> > Heather was one of the first people I met and worked with when I joined
> as
> > Chief Communications Officer. She graciously stepped in as leader of the
> > department when I transitioned to Executive Director and has since grown
> > into the role while making it her own. During that time, she has helped
> > find the organization's place in the growing social media channels,
> > modernized the Foundation’s brand, bringing it into greater alignment
> with
> > our movement's values and workflows, and overseen pioneering
> > community-supported awareness campaigns.
> >
> > Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather worked in design roles at
> > organizations across California, Massachusetts, and the Midwest. She
> > developed a special collections room and exhibit for California Academy
> of
> > Sciences, and her work has been included in Architectural Record and
> > exhibited at Harvard as well as Detroit and New York.
> >
> > *About Kui Kinyanjui*
> >
> > Kui will join the Foundation in March after concluding her current
> > position as Head of Corporate Communications for Safaricom Limited in
> > Kenya. Safaricom is one of the leading mobile network operators in
> Africa,
> > and one of Kenya’s leading companies, providing mobile and banking
> services
> > to more than 28 million Kenyans. She brings deep communications skills,
> an
> > incredible wealth of knowledge around emerging markets, and a passion for
> > our efforts to reach beyond English-speaking audiences in our
> organization
> > and movement 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy Phase 2

2018-01-07 Thread James Salsman
Anthony,

I've been working on
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_2030/Process_planning which
is where I believe the Phase 2 process is starting from.

I am particularly interested in your opinion as to whether survey
metrics should be added to traditional metrics.

Best regards,
Jim


On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 7:40 AM, Anthony Cole  wrote:
> Now that the movement direction has been decided on and the endorsement
> process seems to be complete, can anyone tell me where we are at with
> regard to phase 2 of the process - "The main goal of phase 2 will be to
> answer the question "How do we implement the strategic direction", which
> means identifying the resources needed for execution, and the activities it
> involves." [1]
>
> Anthony Cole
>
> 1.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Leadership of Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department

2018-01-07 Thread James Salsman
Heather,

While I agree in large part with Sam Klein's expression (I would
characterize my feelings as quintuple joy or above) I have to ask:
will this allow you more or fewer time and resources to focus on my
outstanding request of you at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Heatherawalls#Design-blocked_technical_community_wish
?

Best regards,
Jim

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:55 PM, Samuel Klein  wrote:
> Double joy.
>
> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 4:57 PM, Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig <
> mfitzh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
>> This is great! Welcome Kui and Heather Congrats! I am excited about the
>> direction the team is taking and look forward to working with you both!
>>
>> MFC:)
>>
>>
>> --
>> 
>> Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
>> Wordsmith | Communications
>> Wikimedia Foundation
>> 1 Montgomery St., Suite #1600
>> San Francisco, CA 94104
>> *mfitzh...@wikimedia.org *
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM, Katherine Maher 
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi everyone,
>> >
>> > I am excited to share with you all the results of our search for
>> permanent
>> > leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department.
>> >
>> > Our own Heather Walls will transition from interim Chief of
>> Communications
>> > to leading the department full-time, in the newly created role of Chief
>> > Creative Officer. She will be joined by a new Vice President of
>> > Communications, Kui Kinyanjui, who will join us from her home in Nairobi,
>> > Kenya in early March. Please join me in congratulating Heather and
>> > welcoming Kui!
>> >
>> > *The new roles*
>> >
>> > As Chief Creative Officer, Heather will remain at the Leadership team,
>> > with responsibility for the Communications department operations, and a
>> > mandate that focuses on helping people better understand our values and
>> > mission through our brand. She will oversee the organization and
>> movement’s
>> > voice, tone, and visual assets, and how they are incorporated into
>> > everything from our recent awareness videos to our press statements. What
>> > do we sound and look like? How do you feel when you interact with us, as
>> an
>> > editor, a reader, a donor? How do we spread and share our values? She
>> will
>> > be responsible for new and creative initiatives that seek to expand the
>> way
>> > people think about Wikipedia and Wikimedia, not only as an encyclopedia
>> but
>> > an essential part of the way we understand the world.
>> >
>> > As Vice President of Communications, Kui will report directly to Heather
>> > and oversee our traditional and digital communications efforts. She will
>> be
>> > responsible for our overall media positioning and coverage, critical
>> issue
>> > management (also known as crisis communications), extending our digital
>> > media strategy, products, and presence, and supporting organizational
>> > leadership, such as myself, the Leadership team, and the Board, with
>> > effective and clear public communications. Kui also brings new and
>> valuable
>> > skills that we’re sure to appreciate: first, a background in internal
>> > communications, which should help with improved information flows in our
>> > ever-more distributed organization, as well as a deep background in
>> > communications, campaigns, and marketing for emerging markets -- sure to
>> be
>> > a critical skill for our efforts around improving awareness about
>> Wikimedia
>> > in places where we want to reach more people.
>> >
>> > *About Heather Walls*
>> >
>> > Since joining the Foundation in 2011, Heather has been a driving force in
>> > our creative and brand efforts at the Foundation. Under her stewardship,
>> > the Foundation has dramatically reduced barriers to community usage of
>> the
>> > trademarks under our care while also helping increase consistency in
>> their
>> > usage. A member of the team before Communications was its own department,
>> > Heather was one of the first people I met and worked with when I joined
>> as
>> > Chief Communications Officer. She graciously stepped in as leader of the
>> > department when I transitioned to Executive Director and has since grown
>> > into the role while making it her own. During that time, she has helped
>> > find the organization's place in the growing social media channels,
>> > modernized the Foundation’s brand, bringing it into greater alignment
>> with
>> > our movement's values and workflows, and overseen pioneering
>> > community-supported awareness campaigns.
>> >
>> > Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather worked in design roles at
>> > organizations across California, Massachusetts, and the Midwest. She
>> > developed a special collections room and exhibit for California Academy
>> of
>> > Sciences, and her work has been included in Architectural Record and
>> > exhibited at Harvard as well as Detroit and New York.
>> >
>> > *About Kui Kinyanjui*
>> >
>> > Kui will join the Foundation in March after concluding her current
>>