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

2020-03-10 Thread effe iets anders
As very practical question for the scholarships: should people be spending time on the scholarships right now, or would it be fair to postpone the deadline until a bit after this hard decision has been made? Best, Lodewijk On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 6:27 AM Gnangarra wrote: > Kaya Toni and the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Chico Venancio
My only hangup with jitsi is the design choice (that zoom used to have) to drop new attendees with mic and camera default to open as the default. I know it is now possible to change this on a per meeting level, but the fact that sometimes it isn't me setting up the meeting made me go with Google

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Sam Wilson
Jitsi is also integrated into Riot (the Matrix client). I was in a group trying it out a couple of weeks ago, and it worked really well. If there are two people in a room, it uses a direct connection, and if there are three or more it uses Jitsi (both inside the Riot interface, so there's no

[Wikimedia-l] Catalog of Wikimedia video or interactive tutorials

2020-03-10 Thread Pine W
Hello, Some time ago, I started to gather information regarding existing and planned tutorials for Wikimedia which are in a video or interactive format. Initially this information was on Meta in a place which was difficult to find. I moved the content to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Status of APG and FDC?

2020-03-10 Thread Michael Peel
As I understand it, the FDC was basically suspended at the start of the movement strategy discussions, and hasn’t met since. The funding for affiliates was apparently maintained at a constant level during the suspension, and the future of the program depends on whatever the movement strategy

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Gergő Tisza
On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 9:22 AM Fæ wrote: > Separately I prefer Google hangouts for a very bad internet connection > (under 10 mb/s) which is more forgiving than Zoom or Skype as it seems > to be better at brown-out conditions. Google hangouts is probably a > bit easier for the average volunteer

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
I am a big fan of open source, and setting up a Jitsi conference is a solution that I often default too (with a bonus of having the possibility to have easy placeholders, e.g. meet.jit.si/WikimediaSummit best, dj On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 11:05 AM Yaroslav Blanter wrote: > For a setting with a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread
I encourage UK wikimedians to test out group meeting tools, if only to be in a strong position to share experiences and recommendations with other groups as to the practicalities of substituting meet ups with virtual events. This is a subject that gets discussed at *every* Wikimania but there is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Gnangarra
See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_remote_event_participation on possible options and available materials, its not perfect and there are mechanics and costs that individual events need to addressed but hopefully it'll help as a starting point On Tue, 10 Mar 2020 at 23:05, Yaroslav

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread Yaroslav Blanter
For a setting with a lot of presentations and questions Zoom should work fine https://zoom.us/?zcid=2314=359453254254=%2Bzoom%20online%20%2Bmeeting=b=g=c=EAIaIQobChMIsI2o0JaQ6AIVBc13Ch0VxwqZEAAYASAAEgJs0_D_BwE but of course it would not provide any interaction between participants. Best

[Wikimedia-l] Practical implications of Coronavirus

2020-03-10 Thread WereSpielChequers
At last Sunday's London Meetup we discussed the situation and while not wanting to seem over cautious (we were of course the dozen who'd decided to attend). We realised that there was a good chance that the April and even May meetings might need to go virtual. Is there a recommended software

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

2020-03-10 Thread Gnangarra
Kaya Toni and the Community We are trying to assemble the latest up to date advice we can get, as you can imagine thats a very complex task given how wide spread our community is and the shifting dynamics of the current situation. While ESEAP is the host for the Wikimania we still need the WMF,

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

2020-03-10 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
Hi, I believe it likely is too early to make a decision. We have a professional team at the WMF monitoring the situation, but the date is still 5 months in the future. It is reasonable to expect that we may need to make adjustments to the situation as it develops and in 2-3 months it will be

[Wikimedia-l] Status of APG and FDC?

2020-03-10 Thread Dan Garry (Deskana)
Hi all, Does anyone know what the status of the APG process and the FDC is? The documentation on-wiki seems to be out of date: - The APG info page [1] says new applications are not being accepted, and there's a bunch of errors in the table. - The APG page [2] doesn't make reference to