Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-01 Thread John DeBruyn
Job well done, high five, John, John DeBruyn, cell phone 303-919-4840,
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On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 10:27 AM Nicole Ebber 
wrote:

Hi everyone,
>
> We recently held the harmonization sprint in Tunis [1], where
> representatives from each working group met in person to continue bringing
> nine separate sets of draft recommendations into one set. The event also
> brought together staff members from the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia
> Deutschland, the WMF Chair of the Board of Trustees, and members of the
> core team. A longer narrative report will be published in the coming weeks;
> in the meantime, see a short day-by-day report on Meta, photos on commons
> [2], and check out the hashtag #hs2030 on Twitter [3].
>
> In the lead up to the meeting, the working groups were busy refining their
> draft recommendations based on feedback received at in person events from
> Wikimedians across the movement as well as on wiki, via email, and on
> social media since March of this year. They had also begun identifying
> overlaps in each other’s recommendations and content. A second iteration of
> draft recommendations [4] was published on Meta just before the sprint for
> the communities’ information.
>
> At the sprint, we continued to group recommendations based on
> commonalities. From there, we looked at what kinds of structures would need
> to be in place to deliver the Wikimedia 2030 vision. A first, rough
> grouping of recommendations came together at the sprint. But what became
> clear during the event was that before it’s possible to create a coherent
> and actionable set of recommendations, fundamental principles that underpin
> the path towards 2030 need to be formalized.
>
> The core team is currently processing the discussion materials and
> outcomes. Analysis of the current draft recommendations will continue so as
> to create one unified set. The timeline will shift and we are looking into
> options for another round of community input.
>
> I would like to make clear that the reason we were not able to achieve our
> initial goal in Tunis was due to a lack of clarity and guidance on the core
> team’s part. Still, the time was not wasted and important, honest
> conversations were had. The working group members, as ever, devoted an
> enormous amount of energy and care in the lead up to and during the event,
> and demonstrated their deep understanding of the challenges and
> opportunities in our movement. We are extremely grateful for all their
> effort. In short, the harmonization sprint underlined the high level of
> work and dedication every single working group member has put into getting
> the movement strategy to its current point, and the passion to shape the
> future of the diverse and inclusive movement we envision.
>
> We have valuable lessons to take from this event and incorporate into the
> overall process and the next steps. We will share these with you all as
> soon as possible. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free
> to reach out to me.
>
> Best regards,
> Nicole
>
> [1]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Harmonization_Sprint
> [2]
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_2030_Harmonization_Sprint
> [3] https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hs2030
> [4]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
>
>
> --
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> Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Multimedia projects & Wiktionary Cognate Dashboard at upcoming Wikipedia & Education Open Meeting September 30!

2019-09-30 Thread John DeBruyn
I tried several times to work my way through the password routine this
Monday morning, Denver, CO USA time, all to no avail, perhaps the routine
is more difficult than routine needs to be. I managed to join and
participate last week or the week before, hopefully I will eventually be
able to surmount the barriers to join in that I am now facing. John, John
DeBruyn, HTTP://debruyn.com, 303-919-4840

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019, 3:44 PM LiAnna Davis  wrote:

Reminder: This meeting is tomorrow: Monday, September 30, from 17:00 UTC to
> 18:30 UTC
>
> Join here: https://zoom.us/j/876197184
>
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 10:31 AM LiAnna Davis  wrote:
>
> > (usual cross-posting apologies!)
> >
> > TL;DR version:
> > * What: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting
> > * Who: Guest speakers Florencia Claes and Goran Milovanović
> > * When: Monday, September 30, from 17:00 UTC to 18:30 UTC
> > * Where: https://zoom.us/j/876197184
> > * Why: Be inspired about programs related to Commons and Wiktionary
> >
> > Full version:
> > On behalf of the Wikipedia & Education User Group, we cordially invite
> you
> > to attend our next Open Meeting on Monday, September 30, from 17:00 UTC
> to
> > 18:30 UTC. While our name includes Wikipedia, we support the use of all
> > Wikimedia projects in educational contexts. Our guest speakers this month
> > showcase that well!
> >
> > Florencia Claes, Communication and Journalism professor at Rey Juan
> Carlos
> > University in Madrid, Spain, will speak about how she's helped her
> students
> > contribute multimedia projects to Wikimedia Commons and add them to
> > Wikipedia, and her current project to collaborate with a documentary
> > filmmaking class to have students shoot videos for Commons. Florencia's
> > talk should be inspiring for anyone who has noticed a trend of students
> > preferring video over text, as we can all learn from her experiences!
> >
> > Goran S. Milovanović, PhD, Data Scientist, Software Department, Wikimedia
> > Deutschland, will speak about the Wiktionary Cognate Dashboard [1], and
> how
> > it can be used for identifying places for improvement on your language
> > Wiktionary. This is super relevant for anyone running programs on
> > Wiktionary!
> > [1] http://wmdeanalytics.wmflabs.org/Wiktionary_CognateDashboard/
> >
> > To join the meeting on the 30th, click this link:
> > https://zoom.us/j/876197184
> >
> > To add the invite to your calendar:
> > * Google Calendar:
> >
> https://zoom.us/meeting/tZMrduCvrzMup3tg0j_JqfZsHGec7RZlUw/calendar/google/add
> > * Outlook Calendar:
> > https://zoom.us/meeting/tZMrduCvrzMup3tg0j_JqfZsHGec7RZlUw/ics
> > * Yahoo Calendar:
> >
> http://calendar.yahoo.com/?v=60=d=Wikipedia%20%26%20Education%20User%20Group%20Monthly%20Open%20Meeting_loc=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F876197184=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F876197184=20190930T17Z=0130=Wiki%20Education%20is%20inviting%20you%20to%20a%20scheduled%20Zoom%20meeting.%0D%0A%0D%0AJoin%20Zoom%20Meeting%0D%0Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F876197184%0D%0A
> >
> > Full agenda:
> > * Intros
> > * Update from UG board
> > * Updates from Wikimania
> > * Updates from working groups
> > * Featured speakers: Florencia Claes, Goran Milovanović
> > * Q & A
> >
> >
> >
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-19 Thread John DeBruyn
Most extraordinary, all involved are to be congratulated, and
most importantly the Basque People and their Representatives who have
through their Government rendered such generous financial support, an
Example to the World.

With Personal and Warm Regards, Sincerely, John, John DeBruyn, Denver,
Colorado, United States of America, debruynlawoff...@gmail.com,
http://debruyn.com

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 8:17 AM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga <
galder...@hotmail.com> wrote:

Dear wikimedians,
> Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two years
> and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500 students
> adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four more
> years.
>
> In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but also
> open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision possible. By
> 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Galder
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the July 2019 Wikimedia Monthly Activities Meeting: Thursday, July 25th, 18:00 UTC

2019-07-26 Thread John DeBruyn
Where, at what web address or URL would I be able confirm that what I
posted during the meeting was received and sent out to the other folks who
were participating in the meeting? Thanks, much appreciated, John DeBruyn
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 11:39 AM Sasha Redkina  wrote:

This meeting is starting in 20 min
>
> Sasha Redkina
> Front Office Coordinator
> *The Wikimedia Foundation*
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:25 PM Sasha Redkina 
> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> > The next Wikimedia Monthly Activities meeting will take place on
> Thursday,
> > July 25th, 2019 at 18:00  UTC (11 AM PDT). The IRC channel is
> > #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net, and the meeting will
> > be broadcast as a live YouTube stream:
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHnso8LvL_Q
> > We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
> >
> > Agenda
> >
> > Facilitator: TBA
> >
> >- Welcome and introduction to agenda - 2 minutes
> >- Movement update - 3 minutes
> >- Talk Pages Consultation presentation - 10 minutes
> >- Wikimedia Foundation updated website design demonstration - 10
> >minutes
> >- Wikimedia movement strategy update - 15 minutes
> >- Questions and discussion - 10 minutes
> >- Wikilove - 5 minutes
> >
> >
> >
> > Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
> > the meeting and how to participate:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you!
> > Sasha Redkina
> > Front Office Coordinator
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