Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board appointment of Executive Director

2016-06-24 Thread Vitor Mazuco

2016-06-24 9:08 GMT-03:00, Michael Maggs :
> Welcome Katherine, from all of us at Wikimedia UK.  That's fantastic news!
> Michael
> Michael Maggs
> Chair, WMUK
> Patricio Lorente wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at
>> Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint
>> Katherine Maher as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
>> This is effective as of our resolution dated Thursday, 23 June.
>> Katherine served as interim Executive Director for the past three
>> months, during which time she consistently and repeatedly demonstrated
>> the kind of leadership our organization needs. She is deeply committed
>> to our movement’s values, and brings expertise in civic technology and
>> international development that will be an asset to the Wikimedia
>> Foundation and the movement.
>> We came to this conclusion after an intensive discovery process led by
>> the ED search committee. Our decision was also informed by direct
>> feedback from staff and community, and our own experience working
>> closely with Katherine.
>> In March, we assembled an Executive Director search committee[1]
>> consisting of four Board members¹ who were chosen to represent
>> different perspectives and capacities.² Additionally, the Board asked
>> the Foundation’s Chief Advancement Officer Lisa Gruwell to represent
>> the executive team, and Foundation staff member Katie Horn was
>> selected by her peers as someone who could represent staff
>> perspectives. The committee was charged with keeping the process on
>> track and on time, engaging important stakeholders, and facilitating
>> transparency in communications. Their first tasks were to identify a
>> search firm, and define the position description. You can review the
>> committee’s updates on Meta.[2]
>> The committee recruited Viewcrest Advisors,³ to identify our
>> leadership needs and design a hiring process. Kathleen Yazbak of
>> Viewcrest worked with the committee to conduct interviews with every
>> Foundation department, the executive, the Board, and nearly 20
>> additional one-on-one interviews with staff. Kathleen attended the
>> Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, collecting feedback from community
>> members and affiliates. The committee launched a community survey in
>> June, receivingmore than 1,600 responses about the qualities needed in
>> the next ED; they also asked for feedback on Meta.[3] Taking all of
>> this into account, the transition team developed a profile and
>> requirements for the next Executive Director that reflect our values
>> and our communities.
>> Throughout this process, the Board and the transition team received
>> very clear and often unsolicited feedback from both staff and
>> community members that Katherine embodies the values of our movement
>> and the traits needed in our next ED. This feedback was only
>> reinforced by the latest Foundation engagement survey results, which
>> showed a strong shift toward renewed trust in leadership. After taking
>> this all into account, and considering what the organization needs at
>> this moment of transition, we moved to appoint Katherine now.
>> In just three months as interim ED, Katherine worked with the
>> organization and community to make huge strides in management,
>> execution, and transparency. She brought much-needed clarity to our
>> strategic direction, and mobilized the organization to clearly
>> communicate that direction through this year’s annual plan.
>> After her appointment, she worked with the leadership team to swiftly
>> identify the organization’s priorities during the transition period
>> and execute against them, setting ambitious but reachable targets.
>> Under Katherine’s leadership, the Foundation submitted its annual plan
>> to the Funds Dissemination Committee, leaving ample time for community
>> feedback and discussion.
>> Katherine is an excellent fit for our movement. She is longtime
>> advocate for global open communities, culture, and technology. She was
>> the Foundation’s Chief Communications Officer from April 2014 until
>> she was appointed interim ED in March. Throughout her career she has
>> focused on freedom of expression, access to information, and digital
>> rights; supporting the efforts of people around the world to deepen
>> participation, advance transparency, and strengthen their communities
>> through her work with UNICEF, National Democratic Institute for
>> International Affairs, and the World Bank.  If you don’t already know
>> Katherine, you can learn more about her on Meta.[4]
>> With this appointment, we feel strongly that the Foundation has the
>> leadership and clarity to move forward. We wish Katherine the very
>> best in this role, and the Board looks forward to continuing to work
>> with her.
>> We would also like to thank the many community 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fresh data on the gender gap in content

2016-06-16 Thread Vitor Mazuco
So interesting this list Asaf.

2016-06-16 16:14 GMT-03:00, Asaf Bartov :
> Hullo everyone.
> I was asked by a volunteer for help getting stats on the gender gap in
> content on a certain Wikipedia, and came up with simple Wikidata Query
> Service[1] queries that pulled the total number of articles on a given
> Wikipedia about men and about women, to calculate *the proportion of
> articles about women out of all articles about humans*.
> Then I was curious about how that wiki compared to other wikis, so I ran
> the queries on a bunch of languages, and gathered the results into a table,
> here:
> (please see the *caveat* there.)
> I don't have time to fully write-up everything I find interesting in those
> results, but I will quickly point out the following:
> 1. The Nepali statistic is simply astonishing! There must be a story
> there.  I'm keen on learning more about this, if anyone can shed light.
> 2. Evidently, ~13%-17% seems like a robust average of the proportion of
> articles about women among all biographies.
> 3. among the top 10 largest wikis, Japanese is the least imbalanced.  Good
> job, Japanese Wikipedians!  I wonder if you have a good sense of what
> drives this relatively better balance. (my instinctive guess is pop culture
> coverage.)
> 4. among the top 10 largest wikis, Russian is the most imbalanced.
> 5. I intend to re-generate these stats every two months or so, to
> eventually have some sense of trends and changes.
> 6. Your efforts, particularly on small-to-medium wikis, can really make a
> dent in these numbers!  For example, it seems I am personally
> responsible[2] for almost 1% of the coverage of women on Hebrew Wikipedia!
> :)
> 7. I encourage you to share these numbers with your communities.  Perhaps
> you'd like to overtake the wiki just above yours? :)
> 8. I'm happy to add additional languages to the table, by request.  Or you
> can do it yourself, too. :)
> [1]
> [2] Yay #100wikidays :)
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[Wikimedia-l] Scholarship Decline

2016-03-19 Thread Vitor Mazuco
Hi everybody!

my apply was decline.

This is my second time that is decline, and my friend of Brazil goes
every year, same users in every year and I never.

If do you compare my contribution as long with their, I have much more
and my apply is every year decline by WMF.

Please, who can help with this?

Thanks in advanced,

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