Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2018-11-04 Thread Pine W
Hi Ad,Thanks for pointing out that open position. I am glad that WMF seems to 
agree that at least some of these questions are worth asking and that WMF is 
willing to dedicate staff time for this purpose.This is not a job that I am 
seeking. I have too many disagreements and have had too many disappointing 
experiences with WMF to want to work for them in a staff role. Maybe that will 
change someday. I am already in the difficult position of wanting work to get 
done by staff and/or potential grantees (I include myself in the latter 
category) when I distrust WMF, and becoming an employee myself is unlikely to 
be something that I would agree to do. Some things and people are not for 
sale.I don't know what your qualifications for the job are, so I would feel 
uncomfortable saying one way or another whether I think that you are a good 
candidate. If you want to apply for it then I wish you good luck.Regards,Pine( 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
 Original message From: Ad Huikeshoven 
 Date: 11/4/18  12:11 PM  (GMT-08:00) To: Wikimedia 
Mailing List  Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] 
Strategic planning for conferences hello Pine,Did you have a look at the events 
team manager job description? It is anopen position, so there is currently 
nobody at the wmf to answer yourquestion. For me the concept of 'event' is 
broader than the range ofconferences you described. Would you consider yourself 
as a candidate forthe position. Wpuld you consider me?greetings,AdOp zo 4 nov. 
2018 20:58 schreef Pine W  Hello,>> My request from 
September has gone unanswered, so I am trying again. I> don't think that there 
is a single point of contact for conference funding> and strategy at WMF, but I 
think that there should be, and perhaps the lack> of such a person is why there 
hasn't been a response to this email. I don't> know who I should ping but I'm 
hoping that Katy can provide at least a> partial response, or direct this email 
to someone who can do so.>> Thanks,>> Pine> ( 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )>>> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM 
Pine W  wrote:>> > Mindful of the ongoing discussions 
about conferences, I think that it> > would be helpful to have a big picture 
understanding of the goals, plans,> > and budgets for conferences 
collectively.> >> > As far as I know, these are the types of recurring 
conferences:> >> > (1) Wikimania, which seems to be a multi-purpose 
international> conference,> > with somewhat open admission if someone can 
afford to attend, is willing> to> > attend, and can get the necessary legal 
permissions;> >> > (2) the Wikimedia Summit (which I hope will get a name 
change to reflect> > its actual scope, because it's not an all-Wikimedia 
summit) which will> > focus on WMF, WMF committees that work with WMF affiliate 
organizations,> > and WMF affiliate organizations;> >> > (3) thematic 
conferences, such as the Wikisource Conference;> >> > (4) regional conferences, 
such as WikiConference North America;> >> > (5) organization-specific meetings 
of various kinds, including affiliate> > organizations' annual general meetings 
and WMF All Hands, and> >> > (6) the Wikimedia Technical Conference.> >> > I 
believe that WMF intended to do some strategic planning for the> > collection 
of conferences as a part of the larger WMF-led strategic> > planning process. 
Is this type of planning underway for conferences, and> if> > so can we get an 
update from someone who is familiar with the situation?> If> > the person who 
will respond is a paid staff member, then please feel free> > to wait to 
respond until a convenient workday next week. In the meantime,> > other people 
may wish to comment or ask questions.> >> > Thanks!> >> > Pine> > ( 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )> >> 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] November 30 deadline for new Project Grant proposals

2018-11-04 Thread Chris "Jethro" Schilling
Hi folks,

The open call for Project Grants is officially underway! As you prepare
your proposals this month, please keep in mind that the final deadline is
November 30th, and that this will be only the only open call for Project
Grants during this fiscal year, which ends on June 30th, 2019. To learn
more about this grant program and how to prepare an application, please
visit our landing page on Meta. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>

In addition to the resources mentioned in the prior announcement, we have
scheduled some proposal clinics where applicants will be able to discuss
their proposals or ask questions with Wikimedia Foundation staff using
Google Meet or using IRC. Some of these will be themed toward specific
topics (such as proposals involving a GLAM-related project), and others
will be more general. For a list of scheduled proposal clinics, please
review the Project Grants landing page on Meta. <
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project#Upcoming_events>. Additional
clinics may be added throughout the month.

Thanks,

Chris

Chris "Jethro" Schilling
I JethroBT (WMF) 
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Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation



On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 8:08 PM Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> The open call for the Wikimedia Foundation Project Grants program will
> begin on November 1, when we begin public review of new proposals.  The
> final deadline is November 30th for all submissions. <
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> be the only open call for Project Grants in the current fiscal year, which
> ends on June 30th 2019.
>
> We are also seeking additional volunteer candidates to expand the Project
> Grants Committee.  More information is provided at the end of this email.
>
> Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups and
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> your wiki, researching an important issue, coordinating an editathon series
> or providing other support for community building.
>
> We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and
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> diverse backgrounds with skill sets like:
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> * Experience leading, coordinating, or managing projects with an intended
> on-wiki or online impact.
> * Background in handling externally provided money and working within
> budgets, preferably in a non-profit context.
> * Any grants you've applied for or worked in grant programs (in the
> Wikimedia, academic, or wider non-profit world).
> * Expertise in areas like knowledge equity or knowledge as a service, that
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2018-11-04 Thread Ad Huikeshoven
hello Pine,

Did you have a look at the events team manager job description? It is an
open position, so there is currently nobody at the wmf to answer your
question. For me the concept of 'event' is broader than the range of
conferences you described. Would you consider yourself as a candidate for
the position. Wpuld you consider me?

greetings,

Ad

Op zo 4 nov. 2018 20:58 schreef Pine W  Hello,
>
> My request from September has gone unanswered, so I am trying again. I
> don't think that there is a single point of contact for conference funding
> and strategy at WMF, but I think that there should be, and perhaps the lack
> of such a person is why there hasn't been a response to this email. I don't
> know who I should ping but I'm hoping that Katy can provide at least a
> partial response, or direct this email to someone who can do so.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM Pine W  wrote:
>
> > Mindful of the ongoing discussions about conferences, I think that it
> > would be helpful to have a big picture understanding of the goals, plans,
> > and budgets for conferences collectively.
> >
> > As far as I know, these are the types of recurring conferences:
> >
> > (1) Wikimania, which seems to be a multi-purpose international
> conference,
> > with somewhat open admission if someone can afford to attend, is willing
> to
> > attend, and can get the necessary legal permissions;
> >
> > (2) the Wikimedia Summit (which I hope will get a name change to reflect
> > its actual scope, because it's not an all-Wikimedia summit) which will
> > focus on WMF, WMF committees that work with WMF affiliate organizations,
> > and WMF affiliate organizations;
> >
> > (3) thematic conferences, such as the Wikisource Conference;
> >
> > (4) regional conferences, such as WikiConference North America;
> >
> > (5) organization-specific meetings of various kinds, including affiliate
> > organizations' annual general meetings and WMF All Hands, and
> >
> > (6) the Wikimedia Technical Conference.
> >
> > I believe that WMF intended to do some strategic planning for the
> > collection of conferences as a part of the larger WMF-led strategic
> > planning process. Is this type of planning underway for conferences, and
> if
> > so can we get an update from someone who is familiar with the situation?
> If
> > the person who will respond is a paid staff member, then please feel free
> > to wait to respond until a convenient workday next week. In the meantime,
> > other people may wish to comment or ask questions.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Pine
> > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2018-11-04 Thread Pine W
Hello,

My request from September has gone unanswered, so I am trying again. I
don't think that there is a single point of contact for conference funding
and strategy at WMF, but I think that there should be, and perhaps the lack
of such a person is why there hasn't been a response to this email. I don't
know who I should ping but I'm hoping that Katy can provide at least a
partial response, or direct this email to someone who can do so.

Thanks,

Pine
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )


On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM Pine W  wrote:

> Mindful of the ongoing discussions about conferences, I think that it
> would be helpful to have a big picture understanding of the goals, plans,
> and budgets for conferences collectively.
>
> As far as I know, these are the types of recurring conferences:
>
> (1) Wikimania, which seems to be a multi-purpose international conference,
> with somewhat open admission if someone can afford to attend, is willing to
> attend, and can get the necessary legal permissions;
>
> (2) the Wikimedia Summit (which I hope will get a name change to reflect
> its actual scope, because it's not an all-Wikimedia summit) which will
> focus on WMF, WMF committees that work with WMF affiliate organizations,
> and WMF affiliate organizations;
>
> (3) thematic conferences, such as the Wikisource Conference;
>
> (4) regional conferences, such as WikiConference North America;
>
> (5) organization-specific meetings of various kinds, including affiliate
> organizations' annual general meetings and WMF All Hands, and
>
> (6) the Wikimedia Technical Conference.
>
> I believe that WMF intended to do some strategic planning for the
> collection of conferences as a part of the larger WMF-led strategic
> planning process. Is this type of planning underway for conferences, and if
> so can we get an update from someone who is familiar with the situation? If
> the person who will respond is a paid staff member, then please feel free
> to wait to respond until a convenient workday next week. In the meantime,
> other people may wish to comment or ask questions.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
>
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