[Wikimedia-l] 14 January 2020 security incident on Phabricator

2020-01-16 Thread David Sharpe


Hello,

On 14 January 2020, staff at the Wikimedia Foundation discovered that a data 
file exported from the Wikimedia Phabricator installation, our engineering task 
and ticket tracking system, had been made publicly available. The file was 
leaked accidentally; there was no intrusion. We have no evidence that it was 
ever viewed or accessed. The Foundation's Security team immediately began 
investigating the incident and removing the related files. The data dump 
included limited non-public information such as private tickets, login access 
tokens, and the second factor of the two-factor authentication keys for 
Phabricator accounts.  Passwords and full login information for Phabricator 
were not affected -- that information is stored in another, unaffected system.

The Security team has investigated and assesses that there is no known impact 
from this incident. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are resetting 
all Two-Factor Authentication keys for Phabricator and invalidating the exposed 
login access tokens. Additionally, we continue to encourage people to engage in 
online security best practices, such as keeping your software updated and 
resetting your passwords regularly.

The Foundation will continue to investigate this incident and take steps to 
prevent it from occurring again in the future. In the meantime, Phabricator is 
online and functioning normally. We regret any inconvenience this may have 
caused and will provide updates if we learn of any further impact.


Respectfully,

David Sharpe
Senior Information Security Analyst
Wikimedia Foundation



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations and community conversations launching next week

2020-01-16 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Lodewijk,

Thanks for your questions and feedback. I would like to respond to some of
it already, but need a bit more time to answer the other parts.

* We have learned a lot from the experience of the last round of community
conversations and are indeed aiming for a more active, responsive approach
and for more actual conversations with those who engage.
* Please note that no response on Meta to a comment made in past
conversations does not mean that it was not considered. All comments have
been read and summarized, and many have been incorporated into the next
iterations.
* Please also note that depending on the availability of working group
members, some have engaged more than others with on-wiki comments, and some
have immediately modified their recommendations while others have taken
more time to review and incorporate. I can assure you that additional
effort was made between the writing group and liaisons to include further
input from the communities in the documents that we will share with you all
next week.
* I think going forward, a three day window is realistic for comments that
require a response, even if that sometimes means the initial response is
that more time is needed to thoroughly respond.

I’ll follow up on this over the next few days with additional information
about the process, and more will become clear once we publish the documents
and the call for review next week.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 00:29, effe iets anders 
wrote:

> Just to emphasize my point: I have searched, and was still unable to find
> any serious consideration or response for some of the feedback that was
> provided all the way back in August. In the next iteration, these examples
> seem to have been ignored.
>
> It may well be that this is a particularly sad example and that in other
> cases this was done much better, or that I happen to be looking at this one
> WG that didn't engage/respond/consider . However, this strengthens my
> feeling that it would be nice to have open and clear expectations to the
> community what will be done with their feedback.
>
> From Kaarels message in another thread I seem forced to conclude that no
> changes should be expected based on feedback (that would be the same as my
> very limited experience last August), but that someone will only summarize
> opposition in some report to the board. Is that a correct reading? This
> strongly informs the strategy for community members to follow: try to
> engage in an argument/conversation, or in activist petitions, if they would
> have concerns with some recommendation.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:42 AM effe iets anders <
> effeietsand...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Nicole,
> >
> > Last round (or was it the round before that?) there were some
> disappointed
> > community members because their feedback did not really spark any
> > conversation/exchange in a timely manner. I don't want to go back to
> focus
> > on things that coulda woulda shoulda been better though.
> >
> > However, I did want to ask whether this time, you (plural) could commit
> to
> > provide timely engagement with the feedback. As I understand it, there
> will
> > be a single round of feedback (even if it is a six week round), before
> the
> > board votes on it. It would be nice if we could make that truly
> interactive
> > and most likely to result in improvements and addressing concerns, rather
> > than registering them.
> >
> > Would you, for example, be able to commit to a three day response time to
> > constructive questions? Maybe even to actively entertain constructive
> > improvement suggestions?
> >
> > I realize that there has been a long process within the walls of many
> > committees so far - and that no change will be easy to make without
> risking
> > the fabric. Your initial announcement sounds a bit like you're only
> > collecting 'feedback' which you will 'summarize' and report back - which
> > suggests that not much will happen with it unless we collectively make a
> > lot of noise.
> >
> > I would much prefer an active and constructive conversation with the
> > committee members, which is open for actual change over a set of
> > petitions/protests.
> >
> > Best,
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:38 AM Nicole Ebber 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> We’ve got lots of news to share from movement strategy: The first
> version
> >> of the movement strategy document is almost ready, and we’ll be
> starting a
> >> new round of community conversations.
> >>
> >> == First version of the movement strategy document coming next week ==
> >> The writers have been hard at work developing the first version of the
> >> movement strategy document. A key part of this has been turning the 89
> >> recommendations produced by the nine working groups into one coherent
> set
> >> and consolidating the work into 13 recommendations. Alongside this, the
> >> document also features principles that guide the 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread RhinosF1 -
Happy Brithday Wikimedia!

What a great gift to celebrate!

Welcome back Turkey and here’s to another 19 years of free knowledge
available in every corner of the world.

RhinosF1
Volunteer

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 19:49, Rajeeb Dutta  wrote:

> Thanks Amanda for sharing this wonderful news, looking forward to
> collaborate and work with Turkish Community.
> All my best wishes.
>
> Best regards,
> Rajeeb.
> (U:Marajozkee)
>
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 01:12, John Erling Blad  wrote:
>
> > Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit.
> > Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace?
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> > > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week
> > of
> > > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> > > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia
> in
> > > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> > > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to
> > Wikipedia
> > > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> > > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
> > >
> > > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from
> Turkey.
> > > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> > > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks
> > ahead.
> > > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel
> welcome
> > > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident
> > that
> > > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I
> know
> > we
> > > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> > > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> > > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
> > >
> > > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> > > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> > > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online.
> We
> > > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before
> the
> > > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> > > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
> > >
> > > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as
> > we
> > > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> > > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> > > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a
> > half
> > > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort,
> on
> > > behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
> > >
> > > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and
> > our
> > > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> > > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> > > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back
> the
> > > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
> > >
> > > With gratitude,
> > >
> > > Amanda
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> > > --
> > >
> > > Amanda Keton (she/her)
> > >
> > > General Counsel
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Foundation 
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> > > have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about
> the
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread Rajeeb Dutta
Thanks Amanda for sharing this wonderful news, looking forward to
collaborate and work with Turkish Community.
All my best wishes.

Best regards,
Rajeeb.
(U:Marajozkee)

On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 01:12, John Erling Blad  wrote:

> Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit.
> Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace?
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton  wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week
> of
> > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
> > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to
> Wikipedia
> > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
> > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks
> ahead.
> > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
> > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident
> that
> > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know
> we
> > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
> >
> > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
> > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
> > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
> >
> > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as
> we
> > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a
> half
> > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
> > behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
> >
> > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and
> our
> > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
> > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
> >
> > With gratitude,
> >
> > Amanda
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> > --
> >
> > Amanda Keton (she/her)
> >
> > General Counsel
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation 
> > *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> > have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
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> ethical
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread John Erling Blad
Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit.
Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace?

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton  wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week of
> community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
> Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to Wikipedia
> has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
>
> Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
> While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks ahead.
> It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
> again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident that
> our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know we
> have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
>
> Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
> will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
> ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
>
> Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as we
> worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a half
> years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
> behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
>
> Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and our
> efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
> people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
>
> With gratitude,
>
> Amanda
>
> [1]
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> --
>
> Amanda Keton (she/her)
>
> General Counsel
>
> Wikimedia Foundation 
> *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread Leila Zia
This is a great news. A big thank you to all of you who worked on the
block over the past 2.5 years. It's great to have the readers of
Turkey back to the projects and while many of the editors didn't leave
during this time and stayed engaged, a warm welcome back to them as
well. And thank you for all the work you did during this time. :)

Best,
Leila

--
Leila Zia
Head of Research
Wikimedia Foundation

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 10:25 AM Rupika Sharma  wrote:
>
> Thank for sharing the wonderful news Amanda! Welcome back Turkey!!
>
> Warmly,
> Rupika
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:51 PM Amanda Keton  wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week of
> > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
> > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to Wikipedia
> > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
> >
> > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
> > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks ahead.
> > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
> > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident that
> > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know we
> > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
> >
> > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
> > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
> > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
> >
> > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as we
> > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a half
> > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
> > behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
> >
> > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and our
> > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
> > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
> >
> > With gratitude,
> >
> > Amanda
> >
> > [1]
> >
> > https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> > --
> >
> > Amanda Keton (she/her)
> >
> > General Counsel
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation 
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> > have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread Rupika Sharma
Thank for sharing the wonderful news Amanda! Welcome back Turkey!!

Warmly,
Rupika

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:51 PM Amanda Keton  wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
> Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week of
> community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
> today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
> Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
> traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to Wikipedia
> has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
> Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!
>
> Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
> While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
> Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks ahead.
> It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
> again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident that
> our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know we
> have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
> forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
> celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.
>
> Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
> pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
> continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
> will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
> ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
> statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]
>
> Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as we
> worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
> Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
> continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a half
> years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
> behalf of free knowledge everywhere.
>
> Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and our
> efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
> over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
> accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
> people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.
>
> With gratitude,
>
> Amanda
>
> [1]
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
> --
>
> Amanda Keton (she/her)
>
> General Counsel
>
> Wikimedia Foundation 
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> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
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[Wikimedia-l] Welcome back, Turkey

2020-01-16 Thread Amanda Keton
Hi everyone,

My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia
Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week of
community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that
today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in
Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal
traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to Wikipedia
has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate
Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today!

Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey.
While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to
Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks ahead.
It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome
again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident that
our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know we
have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking
forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to
celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward.

Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still
pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to
continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We
will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the
ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a
statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey. [1]

Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as we
worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our
Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and
continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a half
years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on
behalf of free knowledge everywhere.

Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and our
efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from
over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous
accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the
people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community.

With gratitude,

Amanda

[1]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Eduwiki] You're invited: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting, Jan 28 at 18:00 UTC

2020-01-16 Thread Suyash Dwivedi
Thanks for the invitation I will try to attend

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 02:17 Olushola Olaniyan 
wrote:

> Thank you for this information and the shared link, I will be so glad to
> attend the meeting.
>
> Regards
>
> Olaniyan Olushola
> CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
> President, Wikimedia Nigeria
> Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
> Co-director Wiki Women Radio
> www.wikimedia.org.ng
> sh...@wikimedia.org.ng
> olaniyanshol...@gmail.com
> +2348167352512
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> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 23:28 LiAnna Davis  wrote:
>
>> Happy New Year! The Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to
>> attend our next Open Meeting via Zoom on *Tuesday, January 28, from
>> 18:00 UTC to 19:30 UTC*.
>>
>> As usual for our Open Meetings, we will provide updates from the
>> Wikipedia & Education board, then leave most of the time for our guest
>> speakers. This month, we're thrilled to have featured speakers from Israel
>> and Ghana join us to speak about Wikidata in education and
>> outside-the-classroom social impact from Wikimedia projects.
>>
>> *Shani Evenstein Sigalov* is one of the leading innovators in the
>> Wikimedia & Education movement globally. In addition to her work as a
>> researcher and free knowledge advocate, Shani has taught groundbreaking
>> courses on Wikipedia and Wikidata, and she'll be presenting in this meeting
>> on her Wikidata work. A founding board member of the Wikipedia & Education
>> User Group, Shani resigned to take on even greater responsibility as a
>> Wikimedia Foundation Trustee. We're particularly excited to welcome her
>> back as a guest speaker!
>>
>> *Andrews Lartey*, Project Manager for Growing Open and Eco-friendly
>> Skills for the Youth (GOES), will speak about how Wikimedia Projects can be
>> used outside the classroom to create social impact (Industry 4.0 skills
>> acquisition, circular economy and zero hunger). Andrews Lartey will present
>> on how GOES, through community school farms is creating social impact in
>> Ghana, the global effect and how various institutions and individuals can
>> support the project.
>>
>> The meeting will be hosted via this link on January 28:
>> https://zoom.us/j/580872511
>>
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