Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2020 Wikimania Scholarships now open

2020-03-09 Thread Rehman Abubakr
I too have cancelled all personal/work/wiki travel plans. The risks are far too 
great.

A single infection at the conference, depending on who/where, has the potential 
to cause significant damage to the Movement.

I understand the sheer effort that has already been put, but I strongly hope 
the Foundation will postpone the conference or cancel this year's conference 
for the safety of the volunteers, and to prevent the risk of spreading it to 
more parts of the world.



Yours truly,

Rehman


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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2020 Wikimania Scholarships now open

From a personal perspective, I have cancelled all future travel plans and
have requested that everyone I work with do the same. I am of course in
healthcare. Please note that this is not official advise.

James

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 5:48 AM Toni Ristovski 
wrote:

> Dear Gnangarra,
>
> On your last email in this thread you mentioned that you will discuss
> situation with corona virus CoVid-19, regarding upcoming Wikimania. I know
> that nobody have enough information, but following all the news and
> following recent developments, could you please update us about this issue
> on this thread.
>
> Thank you
> Toni
>
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM Ciell Wikipedia  >
> wrote:
>
> > Thank you for your response!
> >
> > Ciell
> >
> > Op wo 26 feb. 2020 12:32 schreef Gnangarra :
> >
> > > Hi Ciell
> > >
> > > ESEAP team and the WMF are meeting later this week with discussion on
> > this
> > > very issue on the agenda. As it stands we have been following the
> changes
> > > and recommendations of many countries in relation to travel to Thailand
> > and
> > > Bangkok.  The WMF  team is also following developments, as you can
> > imagine
> > > its a very dynamic situation.  At this stage we are continuing the
> > > scholarship application process because there isnt the time frame
> > necessary
> > > to delay while waiting for further developments occur so we can more
> > > assured of the necessary measures that will need to be taken.
> > >
> > > For people who dont get scholarships, or are already planning to fund
> > their
> > > own travel there for once waiting is becoming an advantage as the cost
> of
> > > travel is dropping and there will be incentives to encourage people to
> > > travel.   Anyone making bookings I recommend you obtain insurance that
> > > covers you for all eventualities especially scenarios related to the
> > virus.
> > >
> > > Community safety is at the absolute forefront of our plans and
> concerns.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 19:05, Ciell Wikipedia <
> ciell.wikipe...@gmail.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Gnangarra,
> > > >
> > > > With the Corona virus spreading rapidly around the world: can you
> tell
> > me
> > > > (us) something about the scenario for Wikimania when the virus would
> > > still
> > > > be heavily active in August?
> > > > People might want to wait a bit longer before applying, or maybe want
> > to
> > > > know more about cancelling their travels after they have confirmed
> the
> > > > scholarship. Will this be possible?
> > > >
> > > > Vriendelijke groet,
> > > > Ciell
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Op do 20 feb. 2020 om 21:46 schreef Gnangarra :
> > > >
> > > > > Wikimania is fast approaching, this year it'll be held in Bangkok
> and
> > > as
> > > > > always the Wikimedia Foundation has a limited number of
> opportunities
> > > to
> > > > > assist people to attend. There are two types of scholarships the
> > first
> > > > > being a full scholarship which covers, travel, accommodation, and
> > > > > registration, the second a  partial scholarship that covers
> > > accommodation
> > > > > and registration.
> > > > >
> > > > > This year for the first time East, South East Asia, and Pacific
> > > (ESEAP)
> > > > as
> > > > > collaboration between the region we'll be your host for Wikimania.
> > The
> > > > > region has placed a high importance on collaboration and knowledge
> > > > sharing
> > > > > this years Wikimania program will reflect that. Our theme is;
> > > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > >
> > > > > How does this impact on scholarship? ESEAP is looking for people
> who
> > > are
> > > > > prepared to share their knowledge to help develop potential future
> > > > > leaders.  We'll be looking for two broad areas of contributions,
> from
> > > > those
> > > > > who have successfully developed programs, and those  newer
> > contributors
> > > > who
> > > > > want to develop their skills to do more but have never been to a
> > > > Wikimania
> > > > > to broaden their support networks.
> > > > >
> > > > > As you apply please agree to share your details with the local
> > > affiliate
> > > > > should they also have scholarships available. 

[Wikimedia-l] Education Office Hours, March 2020

2020-03-09 Thread Sailesh Patnaik
Juhar everyone,

Sorry for crossposting. We are here with the education office hours for the
month of March. Know more here:
https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/wikimedia-education-office-hours/3263
Join us on 19th March 2020 at 12:00 PM UTC.

The agenda for March Office Hours are:

-Reading Wikipedia pages are now on Outreach, know more about the research
-Wikimedia Education evaluation recommendations
-Highlight series by the education team
-Please add other topics you want to discuss during the event:

Looking forward to seeing you all then, Please let me know if you have any
questions.

Do you want to reach out to the education team for a 1:1 consultation?
Request for a slot for Education Office Space (
ttps://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/About/Office_Space
 ) by
filling this google form ( http://bit.ly/EduOfficeSpace )

Dhanyabaad!
-- 
*Sailesh Patnaik*
Program Coordinator, Education
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2020 Wikimania Scholarships now open

2020-03-09 Thread James Heilman
From a personal perspective, I have cancelled all future travel plans and
have requested that everyone I work with do the same. I am of course in
healthcare. Please note that this is not official advise.

James

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 5:48 AM Toni Ristovski 
wrote:

> Dear Gnangarra,
>
> On your last email in this thread you mentioned that you will discuss
> situation with corona virus CoVid-19, regarding upcoming Wikimania. I know
> that nobody have enough information, but following all the news and
> following recent developments, could you please update us about this issue
> on this thread.
>
> Thank you
> Toni
>
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM Ciell Wikipedia  >
> wrote:
>
> > Thank you for your response!
> >
> > Ciell
> >
> > Op wo 26 feb. 2020 12:32 schreef Gnangarra :
> >
> > > Hi Ciell
> > >
> > > ESEAP team and the WMF are meeting later this week with discussion on
> > this
> > > very issue on the agenda. As it stands we have been following the
> changes
> > > and recommendations of many countries in relation to travel to Thailand
> > and
> > > Bangkok.  The WMF  team is also following developments, as you can
> > imagine
> > > its a very dynamic situation.  At this stage we are continuing the
> > > scholarship application process because there isnt the time frame
> > necessary
> > > to delay while waiting for further developments occur so we can more
> > > assured of the necessary measures that will need to be taken.
> > >
> > > For people who dont get scholarships, or are already planning to fund
> > their
> > > own travel there for once waiting is becoming an advantage as the cost
> of
> > > travel is dropping and there will be incentives to encourage people to
> > > travel.   Anyone making bookings I recommend you obtain insurance that
> > > covers you for all eventualities especially scenarios related to the
> > virus.
> > >
> > > Community safety is at the absolute forefront of our plans and
> concerns.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 19:05, Ciell Wikipedia <
> ciell.wikipe...@gmail.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Gnangarra,
> > > >
> > > > With the Corona virus spreading rapidly around the world: can you
> tell
> > me
> > > > (us) something about the scenario for Wikimania when the virus would
> > > still
> > > > be heavily active in August?
> > > > People might want to wait a bit longer before applying, or maybe want
> > to
> > > > know more about cancelling their travels after they have confirmed
> the
> > > > scholarship. Will this be possible?
> > > >
> > > > Vriendelijke groet,
> > > > Ciell
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Op do 20 feb. 2020 om 21:46 schreef Gnangarra :
> > > >
> > > > > Wikimania is fast approaching, this year it'll be held in Bangkok
> and
> > > as
> > > > > always the Wikimedia Foundation has a limited number of
> opportunities
> > > to
> > > > > assist people to attend. There are two types of scholarships the
> > first
> > > > > being a full scholarship which covers, travel, accommodation, and
> > > > > registration, the second a  partial scholarship that covers
> > > accommodation
> > > > > and registration.
> > > > >
> > > > > This year for the first time East, South East Asia, and Pacific
> > > (ESEAP)
> > > > as
> > > > > collaboration between the region we'll be your host for Wikimania.
> > The
> > > > > region has placed a high importance on collaboration and knowledge
> > > > sharing
> > > > > this years Wikimania program will reflect that. Our theme is;
> > > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > >
> > > > > How does this impact on scholarship? ESEAP is looking for people
> who
> > > are
> > > > > prepared to share their knowledge to help develop potential future
> > > > > leaders.  We'll be looking for two broad areas of contributions,
> from
> > > > those
> > > > > who have successfully developed programs, and those  newer
> > contributors
> > > > who
> > > > > want to develop their skills to do more but have never been to a
> > > > Wikimania
> > > > > to broaden their support networks.
> > > > >
> > > > > As you apply please agree to share your details with the local
> > > affiliate
> > > > > should they also have scholarships available. When answering
> > questions
> > > if
> > > > > you have urls to reports, dashboards, and events reports please
> > provide
> > > > > them. Rather than writing lots of words again have your past
> > recordings
> > > > > speak.
> > > > >
> > > > > On behalf of ESEAP community, and the Scholarship committee we look
> > > > forward
> > > > > to seeing you in Bangkok in August.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Gnangarra
> > > > > Wikimania Scholarship committee Co-chair
> > > > >
> > > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > > Wikimania Bangkok 2020
> > > > > August 5 to 9
> > > > > hosted by ESEAP
> > > > >
> > > > > Wikimania: https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gnangarra
> > 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 2020 Wikimania Scholarships now open

2020-03-09 Thread Toni Ristovski
Dear Gnangarra,

On your last email in this thread you mentioned that you will discuss
situation with corona virus CoVid-19, regarding upcoming Wikimania. I know
that nobody have enough information, but following all the news and
following recent developments, could you please update us about this issue
on this thread.

Thank you
Toni

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM Ciell Wikipedia 
wrote:

> Thank you for your response!
>
> Ciell
>
> Op wo 26 feb. 2020 12:32 schreef Gnangarra :
>
> > Hi Ciell
> >
> > ESEAP team and the WMF are meeting later this week with discussion on
> this
> > very issue on the agenda. As it stands we have been following the changes
> > and recommendations of many countries in relation to travel to Thailand
> and
> > Bangkok.  The WMF  team is also following developments, as you can
> imagine
> > its a very dynamic situation.  At this stage we are continuing the
> > scholarship application process because there isnt the time frame
> necessary
> > to delay while waiting for further developments occur so we can more
> > assured of the necessary measures that will need to be taken.
> >
> > For people who dont get scholarships, or are already planning to fund
> their
> > own travel there for once waiting is becoming an advantage as the cost of
> > travel is dropping and there will be incentives to encourage people to
> > travel.   Anyone making bookings I recommend you obtain insurance that
> > covers you for all eventualities especially scenarios related to the
> virus.
> >
> > Community safety is at the absolute forefront of our plans and concerns.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 19:05, Ciell Wikipedia  >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Gnangarra,
> > >
> > > With the Corona virus spreading rapidly around the world: can you tell
> me
> > > (us) something about the scenario for Wikimania when the virus would
> > still
> > > be heavily active in August?
> > > People might want to wait a bit longer before applying, or maybe want
> to
> > > know more about cancelling their travels after they have confirmed the
> > > scholarship. Will this be possible?
> > >
> > > Vriendelijke groet,
> > > Ciell
> > >
> > >
> > > Op do 20 feb. 2020 om 21:46 schreef Gnangarra :
> > >
> > > > Wikimania is fast approaching, this year it'll be held in Bangkok and
> > as
> > > > always the Wikimedia Foundation has a limited number of opportunities
> > to
> > > > assist people to attend. There are two types of scholarships the
> first
> > > > being a full scholarship which covers, travel, accommodation, and
> > > > registration, the second a  partial scholarship that covers
> > accommodation
> > > > and registration.
> > > >
> > > > This year for the first time East, South East Asia, and Pacific
> > (ESEAP)
> > > as
> > > > collaboration between the region we'll be your host for Wikimania.
> The
> > > > region has placed a high importance on collaboration and knowledge
> > > sharing
> > > > this years Wikimania program will reflect that. Our theme is;
> > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > >
> > > > How does this impact on scholarship? ESEAP is looking for people who
> > are
> > > > prepared to share their knowledge to help develop potential future
> > > > leaders.  We'll be looking for two broad areas of contributions, from
> > > those
> > > > who have successfully developed programs, and those  newer
> contributors
> > > who
> > > > want to develop their skills to do more but have never been to a
> > > Wikimania
> > > > to broaden their support networks.
> > > >
> > > > As you apply please agree to share your details with the local
> > affiliate
> > > > should they also have scholarships available. When answering
> questions
> > if
> > > > you have urls to reports, dashboards, and events reports please
> provide
> > > > them. Rather than writing lots of words again have your past
> recordings
> > > > speak.
> > > >
> > > > On behalf of ESEAP community, and the Scholarship committee we look
> > > forward
> > > > to seeing you in Bangkok in August.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Gnangarra
> > > > Wikimania Scholarship committee Co-chair
> > > >
> > > > *Power of Diverse Collaboration*
> > > > *Sharing knowledge brings people together*
> > > > Wikimania Bangkok 2020
> > > > August 5 to 9
> > > > hosted by ESEAP
> > > >
> > > > Wikimania: https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gnangarra
> > > > Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
> > > > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Save the date: WikiGap Challenge

2020-03-09 Thread Eric Luth
Hi all,

Now, the WikiGap Challenge is live, running until 8 April!
37 participants are already signed up, creating, improving and referencing
articles about women. After one day, about 60 articles have been created in
a dozen languages, and many more improved upon.
Last year, in total 86 editors participated. Can we beat that this year?

Would be great to see many of you join!
Read more here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap_Challenge

Best wishes
*Eric Luth*
Projektledare engagemang och påverkan | Project Manager, Involvement and
Advocacy
Wikimedia Sverige
eric.l...@wikimedia.se
+46 (0) 765 55 50 95

Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
Läs mer på blimedlem.wikimedia.se


Den tors 5 mars 2020 kl 10:48 skrev Eric Luth :

> Dear all,
>
> A quick save the date:
>
> On *Sunday 8 March*, the International Women's Day, we are launching the 
> WikiGap
> Challenge  [1] for the
> second year in a row.
>
> The aim of the challenge, which will run until 8 April, is to create and
> improve articles to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of women and related
> topics in as many languages as possible.
>
> This year, we are teaming up with UN Human Rights Office. A set of
> articles  [2] on
> women active in human rights will give bonus points, and the winner of the
> challenge will get an opportunity to participate for a couple of days in
> some events organised by UN Human Rights on the margins of the June session
> of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
>
> The challenge is a part of the *WikiGap campaign
> *, [3] co-organized by the
> Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wikimedia Sverige, Swedish embassies
> and Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers across the world.
>
> Sign up 
> as a participant already now! We look forward to seeing you in the
> competition :-)
>
> Best,
> *Eric Luth*
> Projektledare engagemang och påverkan | Project Manager, Involvement and
> Advocacy
> Wikimedia Sverige
> eric.l...@wikimedia.se
> +46 (0) 765 55 50 95
>
> Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
> Läs mer på blimedlem.wikimedia.se
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap_Challenge
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap_Challenge/List
> [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap_Challenge/Participants
>
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