Re: [Wikimedia-l] Strategic planning for conferences

2018-11-05 Thread Marti Johnson
Hi Pine,

The Program Officer for Conference Grants does serve as a single point of
contact for conference funding at the Wikimedia Foundation.  However, that
position has been open for last several months and we've been undergoing a
hiring process to fill it.

I'm copying in Alex Wang, who oversees that position so she can respond to
your questions.

Kind regards,

Marti




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On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 10:16 PM Pine W  wrote:

> 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 <
> ad.huikesho...@gmail.com> 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 <
> wiki.p...@gmail.com:> 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] fallout from 2018 Wikimedian of the Year announcement

2018-11-05 Thread Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin
Dear colleagues,

Below is my October activities report & description of upcoming events 

1) On Oct.13-14 at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2018 
we presented some of the things we are doing in Russia (FYI: without any WMF 
grants). See details at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEE/Newsletter/October_2018/Contents/Russia_report

2) On Oct.20 I had a two hour long meeting with the Deputy head of Tatarstan 
Presidential Adiministration responsible for internal policy 
http://president.tatarstan.ru/eng/apparat/structure?person_id=19792_id=49064
 who officially invited me to engage Wikimedia Russia and other Wikimedia 
movement volunteers to develop "Smart wiki-region" roadmap for regional 
authorities throughout the Russian Federation to start learning about the 
Wikimedia movement and understanding how partnering therewith could be of 
mutual interests. This was a follow up of the Oct.1 meeting with Mintimer 
Shaimiev 
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-October/091151.html, but 
mainly around my last year's musings I finally finished translating into 
English today @ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Frhdkazan/Wiki4RegionalDevt

3) On Oct.23 We have started growing the project on WMRU-wiki at 
https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Умный_регион (currently in Russian only), using 
also eponymous thread at [wikimedia-ru] mailing list (last message 
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2018-November/004914.html ). 

4) In mid-November we are expecting to have a presentation of the project and 
our domestic experience https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Selet_WikiSchool  at the 
large meeting called on by the ex-President of Tatarstan, State Councillor to 
the Republic, UNESCO Special envoy for Intercultural Dialogue Mintimer Shaimiev 
http://shaimiev.tatarstan.ru/eng - with invitation of 
* First Deputy Head of the Tatarstan Presidential Administration 
(http://president.tatarstan.ru/eng/apparat/structure?person_id=32_id=84096),
 
* a large body of regional ministers 
** Tatar community affairs http://prav.tatarstan.ru/eng/pravit/3.htm
** Education and science http://mon.tatarstan.ru/eng/rukov/minister.htm
** ICT http://mic.tatarstan.ru/eng/minister.htm
** Culture http://mincult.tatarstan.ru/eng/rukov/minister.htm
** Youth affairs http://prav.tatarstan.ru/rus/pravit/ministr-min-molodezhi
* head of regional media holding http://tatmedia.tatarstan.ru/eng/director.htm
* head of the Institute of Tatar encyclopedia 
http://antat.ru/ru/ite/staff/5679/ 
* head of the House of Friendship of Nations of Tatarstan 
http://addnt.ru/house/management/director/

5) Tomorrow morning I will be meeting with the Vice-Primier - Minister for the 
ICT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Shaykhutdinov for preliminary 
discussions, then my high-school senior Timerkhan 
https://tt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кулланучы:Тимерхан  will assist him the next day 
at the preparatory meeting with 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintimer_Shaimiev.  

6) I didn't yet have time to think in detail about the potential schedule or 
invited participants of the first public Wiki-seminar in Tatarstan, meant to 
expose locals to the Wikimedia movement and its best practices even if only via 
the video-conference (which I mentioned in the previous update), because I am 
doing this in between of my rather demanding work and some limited family life. 
The topic will most likely surface among other things tomorrow.

regards,
farhad

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skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan


04.10.2018, 08:32, "Pine W" :
> Hi Farhad,
>
> I'm very impressed with your successes so far.
>
> My main concern is how much of this you seem to be doing by yourself. I
> hope that you have a group of people who are collaborating with you so that
> you don't feel responsible for doing everything personally, and that you
> aren't putting yourself into personal financial difficulty due to the
> amount of time that you're spending on Wikimedia activities.
>
> Regarding which people would be good to invite to a conference, I think
> that GLAM and educational organizations would be natural partners so I
> suggest starting with them.
>
> WMF might be willing to provide you with some advice and/or funding for
> GLAM or education related work if you request it, although the wait times
> for WMF "Rapid Grants" funding seem to have become lengthy, so I suggest
> that if you want funding from that program that you should request it at
> least two full months in advance and not rely on receiving it in time for
> any particular deadline.
>
> I'm glad to hear that you're participating in Wikimedia CEE and I hope that
> the affiliates in that group can provide you with good advice.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Pine
> ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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