[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference Grants Program Updates

2021-06-07 Thread Chen Almog
Hello everyone!


I wanted to share with you the new events we recently approved for the
second half of 2021:

   -

   WikiConference North America 2021
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/WCNA/WikiConference_North_America_2021>
   which will be hosted remotely on October 8-10, 2021.
   -

   WikiConference Seoul 2021
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Wikimedia_Korea/WikiConference_Seoul_2021>
   - in-person local event organized by Wikimedia Korea - October 9, 2021
   -

   WikiIndaba 2021
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Uganda/_WikiIndaba_Conference_2020>
   - which will be hosted remotely and being organized by User Group Uganda -
   November 6-8, 2021
   -

   Hack4OpenGLAM
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Creative_Commons_Finland/Hack4OpenGLAM>
   - to be hosted remotely by Creative Commons Finland / Open Knowledge
   Finland on September 20-24, 2021.
   -

   WikiArabia 2021
   
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Algeria_Wikimedians_User_Group/WikiArabia_2021_Remote_Conference>
   - organized by Algeria Wikimedians User Group. Date - TBD (probably early
   November 2021).

If you want to take part, contribute, or support any of these upcoming
events, please follow the links and get in touch with the organizers as
instructed. *Good luck and Thank you to all the organizing teams! *



We are extremely happy to see more convenings happening around the world,
both online, and in-person (on a more local scale). If you or your
community has an idea for a community event, we strongly encourage you to
not be discouraged by the current situation. We see such great interactions
and gatherings even in the remote format we are getting used to, which
actually offers so much flexibility, creativity and the ability to be more
inclusive than ever.

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to talk through your idea
- please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help. We have created
some remote
event guidelines here
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Remote_Event_Guidelines>.
You can also read about some community efforts at Wikiproject: remote event
participation
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_remote_event_participation>
and in the Community Events Portal
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Conference_management_resources#Remote_event_organization>
.


In the meantime, the next funding round for the Conference Grants program
will begin soon, so if you would like to apply
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/Apply> for funding to
hold an event between January - June 2022 your application deadline is:
September 27, 2021


Please note that the majority of events in 2021 will likely be mostly or
fully remote events unless there are major changes in our COVID-19 risk
assessment protocol
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Risk_assessment_during_COVID-19>.
Following this protocol, some local in-person events are possible in
regions with low COVID risk.


Thank you,


Chen Almog



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[Wikimedia-l] Re: Announcing an academic conference on Wikipedia translation

2021-06-02 Thread Chen Almog
Hi Mark,

If you are willing to consider postponing the event just a bit, to January,
you can also apply for the upcoming Conference Grants round. The deadline
for submission will be in early September.

I'm happy to help and answer any questions.

Chen

On Wed, Jun 2, 2021, 16:16 Samuel Klein  wrote:

> This looks lovely, thank you for organizing it Mark.
> You can submit a rapid grant request
>  for support for
> online participation.
>
> This seems like something of interest to developers of Translate
>  + Content Translation
>  + translatewiki
> , the current WMF language
> & translation team
> , and the people
> working on Lexicographical data
>  in
> Wikidata :)  You might want to explicitly invite some of those networks.
>
> SJ
>
> On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 1:48 AM Mark SHUTTLEWORTH 
> wrote:
>
>> Dear friends and colleagues
>>
>> Further to my message at the end of last month and the queries that one
>> or two of you made, I'd like to notify you of the following:
>>
>> 1. the conference will now be 100% online
>> 2. the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to 30th
>> June 2021
>>
>> Full updated details and Call for Papers can be found on the conference
>> website at https://ctn.hkbu.edu.hk/wikiconf2021/.
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Mark Shuttleworth
>>
>> On Tue, 27 Apr 2021 at 12:13, Mark SHUTTLEWORTH 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear friends and colleagues
>>>
>>> Please permit me to publicise an academic conference that we're holding
>>> at Hong Kong Baptist University on 15-17 December 2021.
>>>
>>> The conference will be an ideal forum in which to discuss research
>>> methodologies, issues of collaborativity, theoretical frameworks that have
>>> proven valuable for the study of Wikipedia translation, the use of
>>> Wikipedia in the translation classroom and by translation professionals,
>>> and the nature of Wikipedia translation and how it differs not only from
>>> other more traditional types of translation but also from other newly
>>> emerging types. While the conference's main focus is interlingual
>>> translation within the online encyclopaedia, we are also interested
>>> in research into the multilingual Wikipedia that makes no explicit
>>> reference to translation issues.
>>>
>>> The conference will be online, face-to-face or mixed mode, depending on
>>> prevailing circumstances. Please see the conference website at
>>> https://ctn.hkbu.edu.hk/wikiconf2021/ for full details and the Call for
>>> Papers.
>>>
>>> I hope to see some of you there!
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>> Professor Mark Shuttleworth 夏致遠
>>> Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies
>>> Hong Kong Baptist University
>>> Phone: +852 3411 6641
>>> http://www.tran.hkbu.edu.hk
>>> https://ctn.hkbu.edu.hk/wikiconf2021/
>>>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Sharing a new project: community resources platform

2020-11-02 Thread Chen Almog
Hi Anna,

This is really great!! Looks very user friendly and I love the tags.
I will make sure to add this as one of our recommended resources.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Chen

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 10:38 PM Chris "Jethro" Schilling <
cschill...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing this centralized project, Anna. It looks like it can
> provide important and comprehensive support for organizers in
> planning/managing their programs and operations, especially for those who
> are newer to this work. I look forward to sharing this project with some of
> our grantees and grant applicants. : )
>
> Take care,
>
> Chris
>
> *Chris Schilling* (him/his/they/their)
> User:I JethroBT (WMF)
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I_JethroBT_(WMF)>
> Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation Grants
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 12:52 PM Rajeeb Dutta 
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Anna for the update will wait to have an English version soon.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Rajeeb.
>> (U: Marajozkee)
>> (Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity).
>>
>>
>> On 30-Oct-2020, at 10:22 PM, Anna Torres  wrote:
>>
>> 
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am happy to share with you that during 2020 we have launched a new
>> Community Resources platform. This project is the outcome of the effort and
>> collaboration between affiliates and allied organizations from the
>> Wikimedia movement.
>>
>> “Recursos Comunitarios” was created to facilitate access and cooperation
>> between current and future Wikimedia communities. Its main objective is
>> sharing information and resources that we have been developing from our
>> contexts. So far, it includes presentations, tutorials, and communication &
>> media content, mainly in Spanish and Euskera.
>>
>>
>> You can visit the platform at
>> https://recursoscomunitarios.wikimedia.org.ar/
>>
>> Looking forward to comments or opinions!
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> PS: If you would like to create a similar project and need any help,
>> please write us an email at proyec...@wikimedia.org.ar.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Anna Torres Adell
>> Directora Ejecutiva
>> *A.C. Wikimedia Argentina*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update to the Conference Grants program dates and new proposals deadline

2020-08-31 Thread Chen Almog
Hi Tito,

Thank you for your email. I hope I can clarify some of your questions.

*   What is the accepted conference scale?  -  *The recent updates to the
Conference Grants program page were to clarify and provide more information
on the kind of events we are welcoming in general -  and not specifically
referring to the new guidance or tools related to the Covid-19 Risk
Assessment work. In general - we do accept national, global, large or small
scale events, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. Specifically
for events during the pandemic- we will publish the full guidance and tools
in September
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2020-August/095404.html> and
they will address events of all sizes.

 * Is this globally applicable for all countries and all regions? *-  The
guidance will include a host of assessment criteria that will allow
community members to evaluate the specific characteristics of their
proposed event/activity, including location.

*  Round 2 timeline *-For this round we allowed submitting proposals for
events starting from January to allow communities that are already eager to
convene, to do it earlier than usual, probably for smaller scale events
that need less planning. That does not change anything for larger scale
events and the funding round timeline remained the same, other than the
fact we postponed it in 3 weeks.

*The Meta page *- the first notice is a general one we published across all
grants programs to inform on the changes we applied In late March
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/COVID-19_Update_on_Wikimedia_conference_grants>.

The second one was to inform that we lifted restrictions we had last year
regarding eligible events (that is why the 2019 reference. It's actually
not a mistake). But I just removed it so it would be less confusing. Thank
you for your attention!

We are looking forward to sharing the new updates later this month and I'm
sure those will answer most of the questions remaining.

Best,

Chen

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM Tito Dutta  wrote:

> Hello,
> I begin with my greetings. I hope this email finds everyone reading this
> email safe and healthy.
> I have some questions and observations. I have spent  quite some time
> trying to understand the changes and newly (re)opened-up avenues. However,
> I feel there is a lack of information, and inconsistency. I'd be sincerely
> grateful for your kind attention.
>
> a(i). Conference scale: What is the accepted conference scale? Is it
> national-conference, global conference, small regional conference? The
> example conferences mentioned at the grant page are mostly large-scale and
> gives the impression
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/EventCategories#Thematic_Events
> The conference/event date of round 2 is between January and June 2021 (we
> are just four months away from January).
> a(ii) What are the guidelines related to the maximum number of participants
> in such a conference?
>
> b. Effective region: Is this effective globally? There are several
> countries where COVID-19 is in very serious and damaging condition, and yet
> to reach its highest damaging time/peak. My question is, is this globally
> applicable for all countries and all regions?
>
> c. The last date of application for round 2 conferences is 28 September. As
> far as I know, a large-scale (or any) conference requires a lot of
> brainstorming, community consultation etc. This time other than these steps
> to be completed in less than a month, one needs to attempt her/his best to
> foresee the future (country's
> COVID-condition/national-health/restrictions/status of transports etc in
> Jan–June).
>
> d) There are some inconsistencies in the grants page:
> i) Opening paragraph (Template:Conference banner
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Conference_banner=20395803
> )  mentions: "Now, we are extending these cancellations. We are suspending
> the application process for all in-person Wikimedia conferences until
> further notice. When the WHO declares that the pandemic is over, and it is
> once again safe to gather in-person, we will commit to offering support for
> smaller community events through a rapid grants process." then right after
> a couple of sections all restrictions are lifted.
> ii) There are a few minor typos which I'll ignore such as 1) "The new
> deadline for submissions will be 7 September 2020", however it is 28
> September 2020, 2) Please note that starting September 9, 2019 all recent
> temporary restrictions for Conference & Events grants have been lifted, and
> all grant proposals will be welcomed and considered. (it is September 9.
> 2020, not 2019) etc.
>
>
> User:Titodutta
> (Volunteer editor, Wikipedia)
>
> শনি

[Wikimedia-l] Update to the Conference Grants program dates and new proposals deadline

2020-08-28 Thread Chen Almog
Hello everyone!

Following our last update
<https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2020-August/095404.html>
regarding in-person gatherings, we wanted to share another update on the
new dates for the upcoming Conference Grants program funding round.


As we want to allow more time for potential grantees to review and utilize
the forthcoming September release of guidance for in-person gatherings, we
have extended the upcoming deadline for new Conference Grants proposals
until  September 28, 2020. Please see all the specific dates on the
conference grants meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference#Event_categories_and_dates>.
We will be accepting applications in September for events occurring between
January - June 2021.

For this round we will also include Growth events
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/EventCategories#Growth_Events>
and innovative ideas that will welcome more contributors to our movements
and projects; and on gatherings that will support the implementation of the
Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations.

We also wanted to take the opportunity to officially welcome the new member
of our team, Rachel Farrand
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rfarrand_%28WMF%29>, who probably
many of you already know from managing our past Technical Events Ecosystem
and who has been working at the Wikimedia Foundation on community events
since 2011. She is now a Senior Program Officer and will be joining me in
managing our Conference grants program.Rachel will be overseeing our Thematic
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/EventCategories#Thematic_Events>and
Growth
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/EventCategories#Growth_Events>events,
and I will continue focusing on our Regional
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/EventCategories#Regional_Events>events.
We will also continue to support other projects related to Community Events.


 If you have any questions as for the upcoming funding round, potential
proposals or need feedback on draft proposals - please reach out to us at
conferencegra...@wikimedia.org .


All the best,

Chen

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