Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

2017-12-16 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
I am so glad with this news.
Congratulations to Mompati and the team at Bostwana.


Kayode Yussuf 

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:34:55 AM GMT+1, Sam Oyeyele 
 wrote:  
 
 Big congratulations to the Botswana community! This is long overdue :).

Sam.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili User Group

2018-06-11 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
Congratulations to the new usergroup.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Monday, June 11, 2018, 9:26:50 PM GMT+1, Derick N. Alangi 
 wrote:  
 
 Hello,

A big and wonderful congratulations to the *Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili
User Group. *Keep up the great work and enjoy your ride :)

*Kind regards,*
*Derick N. Alangi*

*[image: https://twitter.com/AlangiDerick]

*


On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:54 PM Felix Nartey  wrote:

> Congrats to the team behind this!
>
> Excited for new exploits in East Africa.
>
> Cheers,
>
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 7:52 PM Andy Mabbett 
> wrote:
>
> > On 10 June 2018 at 14:49, Kirill Lokshin 
> wrote:
> >
> > > Jenga Wikipedia
> >
> > Is that the one where all the articles are in a big pile and we have
> > to delete^W remove them one by one?
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Craig Franklin passed away

2018-04-18 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
May Craig's soul rest in peace.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4:50:16 PM GMT+1, phoebe ayers 
 wrote:  
 
 On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Lodewijk 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Through various other channels I learned the unfortunate news that Craig
> Franklin (Lankiveil) has recently passed away.
>

What! that is terrible. I fondly remember talking (& sometimes having
friendly arguments) with Craig at various Wikimedia conferences and events
over the years, and seeing him around the English Wikipedia as an editor &
admin since way back (2004). A loss for his family and friends, and for our
movement.

Thanks for passing on the news, & my condolences to all of his friends.
- Phoebe
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[Wikimedia-l] Notice of Postponement of Wiki Indaba 2019

2018-11-14 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
 Dear Community members,
We regret to inform you that WikiIndaba 2019 expected to take place in Abuja, 
Nigeria will be postponed till later in the year.
This decision was reached after advise from International SOS, the Wikimedia 
Foundation’s travel insurance and security advisors, who had been monitoring 
the security risk in Nigeria for the last several months. Due to the increase 
in security crackdowns, associated risk of violence to bystanders, and the 
proposed timing of the conference (January 18 - 20) being so close to the 
national elections (February 16), we have decided to delay the conference to 
later in the year for the safety of all conference attendees.
While the expected  dates for Wiki Indaba 2019 will be announced as soon as 
possible, please plan tentatively for sometime in June/July 2019, pending the 
improvement of security in Nigeria post national elections. 
The Wikimedia Foundation and the Wiki Indaba 2019 Local Organizing Committee 
regret any inconvenience this may cause as we place the safety and security of 
community members as high priority and will keep the community updated on the 
new dates.
Thank you.

Kayode Yussuffor 
Wiki Indaba 2019 Communications Team

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing Community Strategy Liaisons

2019-04-19 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
Congratulations Kelsi and to the liaisons.
We look forward to working with them.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Friday, April 19, 2019, 6:45:24 PM GMT+1, Samuel Klein 
 wrote:  
 
 Wonderful; thanks Kelsi and +++ to all the liaisons.

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:04 PM Kelsi Stine-Rowe 
wrote:

> Hello Wikimedians!
>
> As part of the roll out for community conversations [1] in our movement
> strategy [2], I am pleased to share with you that a team of Community
> Strategy Liaisons have been hired and begun their new role.
>
> Community Strategy Liaisons [3] are part-time contractors who lead outreach
> and discussion about movement strategy among some of our largest language
> groups. Their time is spent connecting with Wikimedians on-wiki, in social
> media channels, over conference calls, and at in-person meetups to help
> explain the movement strategy process and to facilitate discussion on the
> content.
>
> This role is in parallel to the volunteer Organizational Strategy Liaisons,
> which lead discussions within their organized groups and affiliates about
> movement strategy. You can find out more about these two groups on our meta
> page [4].
>
> Each of the Community Strategy Liaisons dedicates the bulk of their
> contracted time to their dedicated language group. They have formal
> responsibilities related to reporting and discussion summaries, as well as
> communicating back to their language communities the results of their work.
>
> Given the importance of having broad reach and support across the
> community, they will also provide some support to other language
> communities from their geographic region. We will also soon be inviting
> volunteers from language communities not represented by the team below to
> sign up as Strategy Liaisons for their projects.
>
> With this in mind, here is the team!
>
>
>    -
>
>    Anass Sedrati [5] is our Strategy Liaison for Arabic. His primary
>    responsibilities are to engage the Arabic speaking language community
>    across Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement strategy. He
> will
>    also support outreach to the Swedish, Berber, and Kurdish language
>    communities, as well as with the French community until an official
>    Strategy Liaison is hired for this role.
>
>
>
>    -
>
>    Rupika Sharma [6] is our Strategy Liaison for Hindi. Her primary
>    responsibilities are to engage the Hindi speaking language community
> across
>    Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement strategy. She will
> also
>    support outreach to other Indic language communities active on
> Wikimedia.
>
>
>
>    -
>
>    Gereon Kalkuhl [7] is our Strategy Liaison for German. His primary
>    responsibilities are to engage the German speaking language community
>    across Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement strategy. He
> will
>    also support outreach to the Dutch language community.
>
>
>
>    -
>
>    Liang-chih Shang-Kuan [8] is our Strategy Liaison for Mandarin. His
>    primary responsibilities are to engage the Mandarin speaking language
>    community across Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement
>    strategy. He will also support outreach to other language communities
>    active in east Asia, southeast Asia, and the broader pacific region.
>
>
>
>    -
>
>    Lucas Teles [9] is our Strategy Liaison for Portuguese. His primary
>    responsibilities are to engage the Portuguese language community across
>    Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement strategy.
>
>
>
>    -
>
>    Francesc Fort [10] is our Strategy Liaison for Spanish. His primary
>    responsibilities are to engage the Spanish language community across
>    Wikimedia projects in discussions around movement strategy. He will also
>    support outreach to other language communities that predominate within
>    Spain as well as to the Italian community.
>
>
> As a final note, we are still looking to hire candidates in French, Farsi,
> and Russian, though other candidates may join the team for additional
> languages. You can find out about the latest composition of the team on
> meta and connect with the contractor for your language at any time on their
> talk pages.
>
> Community conversations are your chance to make your voice heard on
> movement strategy. Thank you for joining us!
>
> Best,
>
> Kelsi
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
>
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20
>
> [3]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Community_Strategy_Liaisons
>
> [4]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People
>
> [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:ASedrati_(WMF)
>
> [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:RSharma_(WMF)
>
> [7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gereon_Kalkuhl_(WMF)
>
> [8] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LShangkuan_(WMF)
>
> [9] 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Ryan Merkley to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-08-15 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
Congratulations Ryan and welcome on board.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10:59:16 AM GMT+1, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel 
 wrote:  
 
 Such great news! Welcome, Ryan!



*Itzik Edri*
Chairperson (volunteer)
it...@wikimedia.org.il
+972-54-5878078



On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:02 AM Katherine Maher 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I’m excited to let you all know that Ryan Merkley, formerly CEO of Creative
> Commons, is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as my new chief of staff.
>
> Many of you have met Ryan before -- at CC Summit, Wikimania, Wikimedia
> Summit, or MozFest. He’s a leader in open source, open knowledge, and
> free-culture communities, and for the past five years, he’s been the CEO of
> Creative Commons, initiating programs like CC search to index all 1.6
> billion licensed works online. He’s passionate about the power of the
> commons, and the role that everyone can play in making it sustainable and
> open to all. I couldn’t be happier he’s now bringing this passion and
> experience to our movement.
>
> In Ryan’s own words, “My heart has always been in open communities, and
>  the power of collective acts --  that is, the things that people can only
> do when they work together, like building a commons of free knowledge for
> every person.”
>
> For now, Ryan’s two top priorities will be bolstering the work of the
> movement strategy team and supporting the Board. He’ll support the strategy
> core team to move the Working Group recommendations into implementation
> within the community and Foundation over the course of the coming year.
> He’ll also serve as Board liaison to the Board of Trustees, strengthening
> the connections, communications, and coordination between Trustees and the
> Foundation. Internally, he’ll support the office of the Executive Director,
> acting in my stead on various projects.
>
> I’m excited by this new role for an old friend of the open community. Ryan
> knows our movement well. He has spent many hours with many Wikimedians, and
> understands the centrality of the community to the Wikimedia mission and
> identity. His background as a partner to Wikimedia, and a leader in the
> broader open movement will be invaluable to our work, and confirmation of
> the importance of community experience in Foundation leadership.
>
> Ryan doesn’t start in his new role until Monday, September 16th. However,
> he will be at Wikimania, so for those of you attending, please say hi, and
> join me in welcoming him to Wikimedia!
>
> Katherine
>
> P.S. This announcement can also be found on our news page:
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/13/wikimedia-foundation-welcomes-ryan-merkley-as-chief-of-staff-to-the-office-of-the-executive-director
>
> --
>
> Katherine Maher (she/her)
>
> Executive Director
>
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[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Indaba 2019 Scholarship Confirmation

2019-08-14 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
 Dear Community Members,
Apologies for cross-posting.
Sequel to my last mail about the announcement of the scholarship list for Wiki 
Indaba 2019, I write to inform you that some scholarship recipients are yet to 
confirm their availability to attend Wiki Indaba 2019.
The Scholarship Review Committee may cancel the scholarship of such recipients 
and offer the scholarships to people on the wait-list if the confirmation is 
not received today. 

Scholarship recipients are required to please reply with a scanned copy of 
their international passport data page  and notify us if  they need a Visa to 
Nigeria. 
For further information, please contact i...@wikimedia.org.ng.
Thank you.
Kayode YussufCommunications LeadWiki Indaba 2019 LOC

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Passing of User:Aboluay

2019-08-06 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
My condolences to the family, friends and local community of User:Aboluay
I pray he finds eternal rest.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 09:27:34 PM GMT+1, Piyush Maurya 
 wrote:  
 
 Rest in peace.

Piyush Maurya (U:हिंदुस्थान वासी)

On Mon, 5 Aug 2019, 7:46 pm Derick Alangi,  wrote:

> 
>
> May he rest in Peace!
>
> *--*
> *Derick*
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:10 PM Shlomi Fish  wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 12:20:41 -0700
> > Pine W  wrote:
> >
> > > Dear colleagues,
> > >
> > > The community has learned of the passing of User:Aboluay (on Arabic
> > > Wikipedia at
> > >
> >
> https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%AF%D9%85:Aboluay
> > ,
> > > and on English Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aboluay
> ).
> > He
> > > contributed over 21,000 edits to Arabic Wikipedia, and also
> participated
> > in
> > > other projects including Wikidata, English Wikipedia, and Commons. An
> > > announcement of his passing was made on Facebook at
> > >
> >
> https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157063852790590=501825589
> > > .
> > >
> > > May he rest in peace.
> > >
> >
> > Sorry to hear that.
> >
> > > Pine
> > > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
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[Wikimedia-l] Wiki Indaba 2019 Scholarship List is Out

2019-08-08 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
Dear Community Members,
I am happy to inform you that the Wikimedia Foundation has approved the Wiki 
Indaba 2019 scholarship recipients list. The Scholarship Review Committee has 
contacted scholarship recipients.
Due to the short time available to plan Wiki Indaba 2019, applicants for the 
scholarships are encouraged to check their email and confirm their acceptance 
of the scholarship within 7 days. Deadline for scholarship acceptance is August 
14th, 2019.
Scholarship recipients are required to please reply with a scanned copy of 
their international passport data page  and notify us if  they need a Visa to 
Nigeria. 
If you require further information, please contact i...@wikimedia.org.ng.
Thank you.
Kayode YussufCommunications LeadWiki Indaba 2019 LOC

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement: The WPWP Campaign 2020 is now closed

2020-09-02 Thread kayode yussuf via Wikimedia-l
Congratulations Isaac and to the WPWP team.
Great work and engagement during the project.
Kayode Yussuf 

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 09:28:34 AM GMT+1, Isaac Olatunde 
 wrote:  
 
  Hello everyone,

We hope this email finds you well and you are keeping safe amidst the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted many activities globally.

The WPWP Campaign
 is now
closed in many countries and we are excited to inform you that the campaign
added photos to more than 80,000

Wikipedia articles in 269 languages and 569 people participated in the
campaign globally.

This is a huge success and the campaign would not have been this successful
without your support. Although, we experienced some difficulties during the
campaign but that is not uncommon for a new campaign, especially a campaign
that involves editing the main space in multiple languages Wikipedia.

We are documenting our learning and community feedback. We strongly believe
they would be useful for improving the next edition of the campaign.

We plan to constitute the International Jury Team this week and if you
would like to join us in coordinating the Jury, please email the
International Organizing Team at wpwp-organiz...@lists.wikimedia.org

Thanks for all your contributions to the WPWP Campaign this year.

With best regards,
Isaac Olatunde
Project Manager and Global Coordinator
WPWP Campaign.
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