Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-25 Thread Nicole Ebber
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Deutschland Annual Report 2019

2020-07-03 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

I am happy to share that we have published Wikimedia Deutschland's
Annual Report 2019 in English.[1] It does not only look pretty nice,
it also features our work in the fields of technology, volunteers,
movement, and general frameworks as well as our finances. Take a look!

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1] https://www.wikimedia.de/2019/en/homepage/



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[Wikimedia-l] Two years; three weeks; 10 years to go #wikimedia2030

2020-06-03 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

It’s now been three weeks since we have released the Wikimedia 2030
Movement Strategy Recommendations.

It has been a unique journey, the road has sometimes been bumpy, and every
step with all of you has been massively rewarding. For me, it still feels a
bit unreal, and the thought of having reached this milestone has not fully
sunk in yet. What helps me to understand what we have achieved together is
the appreciation and excitement that many of you are sharing.

We have many, many weeks left until we reach the year 2030, and I am
optimistic that the recommendations will enable Wikimedia to grow a better
future – for our movement, for ourselves, and for the world around us.

With the release of the recommendations, the Core Team and I will be
winding down our work by the end of June. We are now tidying up our meta
pages and are working on a summary of our work to ensure the expertise and
knowledge that we have gathered along the way will be well documented for
the movement and for the road ahead into implementation.

Our mandate to create Recommendations officially ends here, as well as the
mandate of the working groups, writers, reviewers, connectors, and
community strategy liaisons. I want to again extend my wholehearted
gratitude to all of them – for their hard work in their many roles, and of
course to them as individuals whose hearts beat for our movement's vision –
for getting us to the publication of this unique and promising product.
Thank you!

The Wikimedia Foundation is now beginning the transition from the
development of recommendations to implementation, which will be
collaborative, distributed, and movement led. In June, we will continue to
work with Ryan Merkley (Chief of Staff in the Foundation) on the
transition, and you will hear more about it this week.

On behalf of the Core Team, I am looking forward to seeing the results of
the last two years of work being implemented into Wikimedia’s path towards
becoming the support system for the whole free knowledge movement.

Onwards!
Nicole

PS. I’ve got some reading and listening tips if you want to dive deeper
into the recommendations: The community strategy liaisons have been busy
creating audio clips where they discuss or read the recommendations; there
are recordings in Arabic, French, German, and Spanish [1]. There is also a
video in Portuguese [2] providing an overview of the recommendations and
videos in English [3] that look at the whole process, the principles, and
each recommendation. Diversity working group member and writing group
member Marc Miquel-Ribé has also shared his insights into how the movement
strategy was developed and the ideas that have shaped it [4]. Find more
links and formats on Meta [5]. Happy reading and listening!

[1]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_2030_recommendations_in_audio
[2]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1=3O6yKPR8t6c=emb_logo
[3]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_2030_Video_Recommendations_in_English
[4]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/Interview_about_the_2030_recommendations
[5]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations#Want_to_experience_this_content_in_another_format?



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: The recommendations are now online

2020-05-12 Thread Nicole Ebber
; > own pace, either online [6] or in a PDF [7]. There are a couple of
> other
> > > formats for you to take a deeper dive if you wish, such as a one-page
> > > summary, slides, and office hours, all collected on Meta [8]. If you
> > would
> > > like to comment, you are welcome to do so on the Meta talk pages.
> However
> > > please note that these are the final version of the recommendations. No
> > > further edits will be made.
> > >
> > > *=== What’s next ===*
> > > The focus of the movement strategy process will shift toward
> > > implementation. Originally, we had intended to meet in Berlin for the
> > > Wikimedia Summit to discuss and plan how we want to move forward. Due
> to
> > > the current global health crisis, this is unfortunately not possible.
> > >
> > > Instead of a physical event, the Wikimedia Foundation is intending to
> > host
> > > a series of virtual events that will help us transition to the
> > > implementation phase. The goal will be to produce a plan to begin the
> > > implementation — to identify what initiatives must come first, and in
> > what
> > > sequence, and with what resources and support.
> > >
> > > This series will not only address Wikimedia affiliates and the
> Wikimedia
> > > Foundation, but have a wider scope to ensure various parts of the
> > movement
> > > are engaged in different ways. Planning has started, but it will take a
> > few
> > > more weeks. We are mindful that everyone has been impacted by the
> > pandemic
> > > in different ways, and we are therefore taking things one step at a
> time.
> > > We expect to share more details this month, and begin this work
> together
> > > through the summer and into the fall.
> > >
> > > *=== Thank you ===*
> > > I want to extend my deep gratitude to every single person who has
> helped
> > > create these recommendations. True to the Wikimedia way, it is through
> > the
> > > contributions of many that we have reached this milestone.
> > >
> > > Working group members dedicated more than a year to engaging with
> > movement
> > > stakeholders and developing the draft recommendations. On-wiki
> > contributors
> > > took part in community conversations to share their thoughts on the
> > content
> > > and help improve it. Affiliates and community organizers held dedicated
> > > events to discuss strategy and provided valuable advice throughout the
> > > process. Wikimedia Foundation staff and Board of Trustees supported and
> > > guided the process from the beginning. The writing team and the
> reviewers
> > > [9] worked tirelessly to revise and finalize the recommendations.
> > Community
> > > and affiliate strategy liaisons facilitated countless discussions.
> Thank
> > > you all.
> > >
> > > This work is remarkable, and I look forward to continuing on this
> journey
> > > with all of you to create the future of our movement together.
> > >
> > > Yours,
> > > Katherine
> > >
> > > [1]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
> > > [2]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
> > > [3]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Writers
> > > [4]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Integrators
> > > [5]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Strategy_core_team
> > > [6]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
> > > [7]
> > >
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_2030_Movement_Strategy_Recommendations_in_English.pdf
> > > [8]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
> > > [9]
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Reviewers#List_of_members
> > >
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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations to be published in May

2020-04-30 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

We are in the final stage of finalizing the Movement Strategy recommendations.

We planned to publish the recommendations in April. However, the work
to finalize them has taken longer than anticipated. This will be the
final version of the Movement Strategy recommendations (yay!), and
therefore there have been many in-depth discussions about the final
changes. We also wanted to make sure that, in light of the global
health crisis, everyone who is contributing is able to do so at their
own pace.

The publication date has therefore shifted to mid-May. The group [1,
2] that is finalizing the recommendations has been working hard, and
the document and all appendices are almost complete. They have
reviewed and integrated feedback from the Movement and also refined
many of the ideas in the document. A key focus has been to make the
language clearer and make the ideas in the recommendations more
explicit. The text has also been copy edited for clarity, and will be
translated and then published on Meta. Along with the recommendations,
we will publish a change log so that you can follow the evolution of
the final version.

The group of people who have been doing this work have done so with
enormous care and commitment, and they have gone beyond what was
originally asked of them. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all
of them for all the work that they have done and to all of you for
providing us with rich input to be able to finalize the work.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the final recommendations in May!

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Integrators
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Writers


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Finalizing the recommendations and further process

2020-04-30 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thanks for your perfectly timed question, Anders, I am going to send an
update in these next few hours. I can already say, though, that they will
not be published in April but in mid May.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 18:28, Anders Wennersten 
wrote:

> Is there a more definite date when the final recommendations will be
> published (as April is over in a few hours time)?
>
> Anders
>
>
> Den 2020-03-25 kl. 18:57, skrev Nicole Ebber:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I wanted to share some updates from movement strategy with you. We are
> > currently integrating feedback into the recommendations and finalizing
> > them. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, we have adjusted our work
> > plan and timeline [1] a little.
> >
> > == Updates to the movement strategy timeline ==
> >
> > The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous effect on people and their
> > day-to-day lives, and I want to give the core team, strategy liaisons,
> and
> > integrators and writers ample space to adjust to this and take some time
> > for themselves if needed. This means we have slowed down the pace of our
> > work and now aim to publish the final recommendations in April.
> >
> > Discussions about implementation will start at the virtual Wikimedia
> Summit
> > [2], which will be held online in May (dates are to be confirmed). This
> > will be the first in a series of virtual events that move from engaging
> > with the recommendations and transitioning into implementation. We will,
> of
> > course, share further updates about this as soon as possible.
> >
> > == Status update on the recommendations: integrating feedback ==
> >
> > Over the past few weeks, a team of Wikimedians [3] has been working to
> > integrate feedback received from the Movement, the Wikimedia Foundation
> > Board of Trustees, and former working group members who have been
> reviewing
> > the content [4]. They have used this to make the ideas and the language
> > more concise and clear; identify overlaps in content and combine ideas
> > where applicable; as well as address areas of debate. A lot of rich input
> > was received from across the Movement, and this has helped improve the
> > recommendations further. We are grateful for all the feedback. We are
> > almost there and excited to share the final recommendations with you in
> > April.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
> >
> > Stay safe and healthy,
> > Nicole
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2020
> > [3]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Integrators
> > [4]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Reviewers
> >
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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Finalizing the recommendations and further process

2020-03-25 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some updates from movement strategy with you. We are
currently integrating feedback into the recommendations and finalizing
them. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, we have adjusted our work
plan and timeline [1] a little.

== Updates to the movement strategy timeline ==

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous effect on people and their
day-to-day lives, and I want to give the core team, strategy liaisons, and
integrators and writers ample space to adjust to this and take some time
for themselves if needed. This means we have slowed down the pace of our
work and now aim to publish the final recommendations in April.

Discussions about implementation will start at the virtual Wikimedia Summit
[2], which will be held online in May (dates are to be confirmed). This
will be the first in a series of virtual events that move from engaging
with the recommendations and transitioning into implementation. We will, of
course, share further updates about this as soon as possible.

== Status update on the recommendations: integrating feedback ==

Over the past few weeks, a team of Wikimedians [3] has been working to
integrate feedback received from the Movement, the Wikimedia Foundation
Board of Trustees, and former working group members who have been reviewing
the content [4]. They have used this to make the ideas and the language
more concise and clear; identify overlaps in content and combine ideas
where applicable; as well as address areas of debate. A lot of rich input
was received from across the Movement, and this has helped improve the
recommendations further. We are grateful for all the feedback. We are
almost there and excited to share the final recommendations with you in
April.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Stay safe and healthy,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2020
[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Integrators
[4]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Reviewers

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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Community conversations have finished, what happens next

2020-03-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

Open, facilitated community conversations for the pre-final movement
strategy recommendations finished on February 21, 2020. I would like to
sincerely thank everyone – individual contributors, affiliates, and the
Wikimedia Foundation – who took part in the discussions and shared
feedback.

== What happens next ==
We have summarized the input received from across the movement and compiled
it in a short report, which is now on Meta [1]. This report provides a
brief overview of the major areas of support and debate regarding the 13
recommendations and the principles,
and ways to improve the document as a whole.

This report and the linked material will be the input provided to the
writers for finalizing the recommendations next week. As some affiliate
events are still under way, incoming information up until the meeting will
be summarized.

=== Integrating feedback and finalizing recommendations ===
Detailed feedback from communities, guidance from the Wikimedia Foundation
Board of Trustees, and input from reviewers will be reviewed and analyzed
to help create the final version of the recommendations. For this, six
former working groups members and one strategy salon community organizer as
well as the core team and Wikimedia Foundation Chief of Staff, Ryan
Merkley, will meet from March 10 to 12 in New York City [2] to work
together in person. They will be joined for part of the meeting by
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher. Following this
meeting, the content and language will be reviewed for clarity and then
translated, and we aim to have the recommendations finalized and published
in late March.

== Update from the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees ==
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has reviewed the pre-final
version of the movement strategy recommendations. Last week, they published
a statement [3] outlining their thoughts on the process overall and the
recommendations.

I’d like to thank the Board of Trustees for their careful and thoughtful
review of the recommendations and for the support and guidance that they
have provided throughout the movement strategy process.

If you need any further information about movement strategy, please check
our FAQ page [4] or feel free to reach out to me.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/Summary_of_Movement_Conversations
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Integration/Integrators
[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/February_2020_-_Board_of_Trustees_on_Movement_Strategy
[4]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Last chance to review the recommendations, next steps

2020-02-18 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hello again,

I now realised that none of the participants in the audience was aware
of us recording them, and that we aren't able to identify them to ask
for their consent. We are not going to release the full video, but are
of course happy to answer potential questions and create more clarity
where needed.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Mon, 17 Feb 2020 at 11:30, Nicole Ebber  wrote:
>
> Hello Todd,
>
> Thanks for your question. The video is indeed incomplete. We cut if
> for the viewer's comfort, as the original version is ~60 mins long,
> and has questions and interaction with the audience at All Hands. Our
> main objective for this video was to focus on conveying the broad
> context and content of each recommendation in a quick and accessible
> way, without putting too much emphasis on specific recommendations or
> details.
>
> We'll look into whether the dialogues offer additional clarity. We
> might also have to identify those who have asked the questions and get
> their consent to publish. That can take a couple of days, so please
> stay tuned.
>
> Best wishes,
> Nicole
>
>
> On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 21:25, Todd Allen  wrote:
> >
> > Hello Nicole,
> >
> > The second video seems to be incomplete. There are, for example, several
> > jump cuts, e.g., at 05:07, 11:08, 17:08, 22:31, etc. At 11:14 the
> > presenters invite questions or comments, and at 41:32 someone is clearly
> > being called upon to offer one, but they are not shown in the video. Could
> > you please provide a link to the entire video without cuts, including any
> > questions or comments and the responses to them?
> >
> > Todd
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:45 AM Nicole Ebber 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > We’re in week 4 of community conversations about the movement strategy
> > > recommendations. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part. The
> > > community conversations will continue until Friday, February 21 - you
> > > can get involved on Meta[1] in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi,
> > > Spanish, and Portuguese, strategize with your community or
> > > organization, or send the core team your feedback to
> > > strategy2...@wikimedia.org.
> > >
> > > This current round of community conversations is the last opportunity
> > > to suggest improvements to the recommendations. They will be finalized
> > > before the end of March, and then published for the movement to
> > > understand them, reflect on what they mean in their project, local, or
> > > thematic context, and move into implementation.
> > >
> > > == Movement feedback: what happens next ==
> > > All feedback is being collected, reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing
> > > basis. Here are the  next steps after February 21:
> > >
> > > * Week commencing February 24: the core team will summarize all the
> > > feedback received in a report. You are welcome to continue commenting
> > > and discussing during this time, but the discussions will not be as
> > > closely facilitated and documented.
> > >
> > > * Week commencing March 2: the core team will publish the above report
> > > on Meta to give the movement an opportunity to review the content and
> > > give feedback as to whether it accurately reflects their input. The
> > > closing date for this is March 6. This summary report will then be
> > > finalized and published.
> > >
> > > In mid-March, the feedback from the Board of Trustees, movement
> > > conversations and reviewers' input will be considered in the creation
> > > of the final, improved set of recommendations. A rationale for things
> > > that have not been considered will be provided, too. Our aim is to
> > > have the recommendations finalized and published in late March. More
> > > about the actual integration work coming soon.
> > >
> > > == Video and podcast about our work; one-pager ==
> > > Members of the core team - Tanveer Hasan, Information and Knowledge
> > > Liaison, and Mehrdad Pourzaki, Information and Knowledge Manager -
> > > recently held a presentation about all the recommendations at the
> > > Wikimedia Foundation All Hands. They provide a quick, concise overview
> > > of every recommendation and also some insight into how each was
> > > developed. Video of the presentation [2] and the presentation slides
> > > [3] are now on Commons.
> > >
> > > Jan Ainali has interviewed me for his podcast Wikipedia Podden. I’m
> > > speaking wi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Last chance to review the recommendations, next steps

2020-02-17 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hello Todd,

Thanks for your question. The video is indeed incomplete. We cut if
for the viewer's comfort, as the original version is ~60 mins long,
and has questions and interaction with the audience at All Hands. Our
main objective for this video was to focus on conveying the broad
context and content of each recommendation in a quick and accessible
way, without putting too much emphasis on specific recommendations or
details.

We'll look into whether the dialogues offer additional clarity. We
might also have to identify those who have asked the questions and get
their consent to publish. That can take a couple of days, so please
stay tuned.

Best wishes,
Nicole


On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 21:25, Todd Allen  wrote:
>
> Hello Nicole,
>
> The second video seems to be incomplete. There are, for example, several
> jump cuts, e.g., at 05:07, 11:08, 17:08, 22:31, etc. At 11:14 the
> presenters invite questions or comments, and at 41:32 someone is clearly
> being called upon to offer one, but they are not shown in the video. Could
> you please provide a link to the entire video without cuts, including any
> questions or comments and the responses to them?
>
> Todd
>
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:45 AM Nicole Ebber 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > We’re in week 4 of community conversations about the movement strategy
> > recommendations. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part. The
> > community conversations will continue until Friday, February 21 - you
> > can get involved on Meta[1] in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi,
> > Spanish, and Portuguese, strategize with your community or
> > organization, or send the core team your feedback to
> > strategy2...@wikimedia.org.
> >
> > This current round of community conversations is the last opportunity
> > to suggest improvements to the recommendations. They will be finalized
> > before the end of March, and then published for the movement to
> > understand them, reflect on what they mean in their project, local, or
> > thematic context, and move into implementation.
> >
> > == Movement feedback: what happens next ==
> > All feedback is being collected, reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing
> > basis. Here are the  next steps after February 21:
> >
> > * Week commencing February 24: the core team will summarize all the
> > feedback received in a report. You are welcome to continue commenting
> > and discussing during this time, but the discussions will not be as
> > closely facilitated and documented.
> >
> > * Week commencing March 2: the core team will publish the above report
> > on Meta to give the movement an opportunity to review the content and
> > give feedback as to whether it accurately reflects their input. The
> > closing date for this is March 6. This summary report will then be
> > finalized and published.
> >
> > In mid-March, the feedback from the Board of Trustees, movement
> > conversations and reviewers' input will be considered in the creation
> > of the final, improved set of recommendations. A rationale for things
> > that have not been considered will be provided, too. Our aim is to
> > have the recommendations finalized and published in late March. More
> > about the actual integration work coming soon.
> >
> > == Video and podcast about our work; one-pager ==
> > Members of the core team - Tanveer Hasan, Information and Knowledge
> > Liaison, and Mehrdad Pourzaki, Information and Knowledge Manager -
> > recently held a presentation about all the recommendations at the
> > Wikimedia Foundation All Hands. They provide a quick, concise overview
> > of every recommendation and also some insight into how each was
> > developed. Video of the presentation [2] and the presentation slides
> > [3] are now on Commons.
> >
> > Jan Ainali has interviewed me for his podcast Wikipedia Podden. I’m
> > speaking with him about the past, present and future of movement
> > strategy[4].
> >
> > The one-pager created by Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) has been very
> > popular. Again, a big thank you to Andrew for putting this together.
> > In addition to Arabic, English, and Hindi versions, it is now also
> > available in Farsi [5, 6].
> >
> > == Meeting notes from the office hours  ==
> > We have published a condensed summary of the meeting notes [7] from
> > the office hours that were held by the core team on Thursday, January
> > 30. The notes provide an overview of the key points and questions that
> > were raised during the two calls as well as summaries of the
> > responses.
> >
> > == Do you have further questi

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Last chance to review the recommendations, next steps

2020-02-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

We’re in week 4 of community conversations about the movement strategy
recommendations. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part. The
community conversations will continue until Friday, February 21 - you
can get involved on Meta[1] in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi,
Spanish, and Portuguese, strategize with your community or
organization, or send the core team your feedback to
strategy2...@wikimedia.org.

This current round of community conversations is the last opportunity
to suggest improvements to the recommendations. They will be finalized
before the end of March, and then published for the movement to
understand them, reflect on what they mean in their project, local, or
thematic context, and move into implementation.

== Movement feedback: what happens next ==
All feedback is being collected, reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing
basis. Here are the  next steps after February 21:

* Week commencing February 24: the core team will summarize all the
feedback received in a report. You are welcome to continue commenting
and discussing during this time, but the discussions will not be as
closely facilitated and documented.

* Week commencing March 2: the core team will publish the above report
on Meta to give the movement an opportunity to review the content and
give feedback as to whether it accurately reflects their input. The
closing date for this is March 6. This summary report will then be
finalized and published.

In mid-March, the feedback from the Board of Trustees, movement
conversations and reviewers' input will be considered in the creation
of the final, improved set of recommendations. A rationale for things
that have not been considered will be provided, too. Our aim is to
have the recommendations finalized and published in late March. More
about the actual integration work coming soon.

== Video and podcast about our work; one-pager ==
Members of the core team - Tanveer Hasan, Information and Knowledge
Liaison, and Mehrdad Pourzaki, Information and Knowledge Manager -
recently held a presentation about all the recommendations at the
Wikimedia Foundation All Hands. They provide a quick, concise overview
of every recommendation and also some insight into how each was
developed. Video of the presentation [2] and the presentation slides
[3] are now on Commons.

Jan Ainali has interviewed me for his podcast Wikipedia Podden. I’m
speaking with him about the past, present and future of movement
strategy[4].

The one-pager created by Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) has been very
popular. Again, a big thank you to Andrew for putting this together.
In addition to Arabic, English, and Hindi versions, it is now also
available in Farsi [5, 6].

== Meeting notes from the office hours  ==
We have published a condensed summary of the meeting notes [7] from
the office hours that were held by the core team on Thursday, January
30. The notes provide an overview of the key points and questions that
were raised during the two calls as well as summaries of the
responses.

== Do you have further questions? ==
Members of the core team will join the upcoming Wikimedia Café on
February 15 [8], which will focus on the movement strategy
recommendations. The Wikimedia Café is a community-led meeting hosted
by User:Pine and User:Bluerasberry, and we are happy to take part and
help answer any questions people may have about the recommendations.
Additionally, if you are looking for more information about any of the
above topics or about the movement strategy in general, take a look at
our FAQ section [9].

Happy weekend,
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
[2] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_movement_strategy_recommendations_presentation_at_WMF_All-Hands_2020.webm
[3] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Movement_Strategy_at_WMF_All_Hands_2020.pdf
[4] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WP_72_-_Wikimedia_2030,_a_strategy_interview.mp3#%7B%7Bint%3Afiledesc%7D%7D
[5] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:One-page_overview_of_the_first_version_of_the_Wikimedia_2030_movement_strategy_recommendations.pdf
[6] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D9%85%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%91%D8%B5_%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA_%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A7_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9_2030.pdf
[7] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/Movement_strategy_office_hours_notes
[8] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Caf%C3%A9
[9] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Share your thoughts via email, join our office hours, and more

2020-01-29 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hello again,

A quick update regarding the office hours tomorrow: The second session
(at 18:00 UTC) will now be held on Zoom.

The new details are as follows:
Office hours option 1: Thursday, January 30 from 8:00 UTC (one hour):
https://meet.google.com/bmo-hwbe-cqr (please click "Request to join")
Office hours option 2: Thursday, January 30 from 18:00 UTC (one hour):
https://zoom.us/j/405278613

We look forward to seeing you!

Best,
Nicole

On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 at 11:36, Nicole Ebber  wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> Community conversations are underway, and I’d like to thank everyone
> who has taken the time to read through the recommendations and provide
> input. Here are some further updates and insights:
>
> == Share your feedback about the recommendations via email ==
> We have heard many requests to be able to share feedback in a
> non-public forum, and you can now share your feedback with us via
> strategy2...@wikimedia.org.
>
> This account is monitored by members of my team [1] and your feedback
> will be considered in the summary report.
>
> == Ask us anything at the movement strategy office hours ==
> We’ve received lots of questions about how community input has been
> incorporated, who produced this work, and more, and set up office
> hours this week. Join in at the following times to ask your questions
> and discuss strategy:
> * Thursday, January 30 from 8:00 UTC (one hour):
> https://meet.google.com/_meet/bmo-hwbe-cqr
> * Thursday, January 30 from 18:00 UTC (one hour):
> https://meet.google.com/ycp-qtwg-eus
>
> In the meantime, here are a few quick notes of clarification for some
> common questions:
>
> === How has community input been incorporated? ===
> From March to September 2019, community input was documented and
> analyzed by a team of community strategy liaisons [2]. This was
> presented in a series of summary reports [3] and shared with working
> groups, who began working community feedback into their draft
> recommendations following Wikimania in August.
>
> To help create this current set of recommendations, community strategy
> liaisons again analyzed community feedback and compiled it according
> to key themes. Between October 2019 and January 2020, they worked very
> closely with the writers to help make sense of the feedback and assist
> them in integrating applicable community input.
>
> To highlight all the ways that community feedback was utilized, there
> are footnotes and community input summaries (linked in the left-hand
> navigation menu) on each recommendation page. All these reports and
> blog posts can be found on the reports page [4].
>
> === Who produced this work? ===
> A team of 15 Wikimedians [5] drafted this work. This writing group was
> made up of former thematic area working group members from different
> backgrounds and from all parts of our movement: online contributors,
> volunteers, affiliate representatives, and WMF staff. They have
> offered some insight into their work and why they took this on in
> their Writer’s Reflections [6].
>
> Check the FAQs page [7] for more, and suggest what questions we should add.
>
> == Additional formats for reviewing the recommendations ==
> If you would prefer to listen to, rather than read, the
> recommendations, we’ve created audio files in English for each section
> of the content [8].
>
> Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) has created a one-page summary of the
> recommendations that gives a good, compact overview of each
> recommendation. An updated version has been posted in Arabic [9],
> English [10], and Hindi [11] and further translations will be uploaded
> this week as they become available. I’d like to thank Andrew for this,
> and am looking forward to seeing more of these proactive initiatives
> from across the movement.
>
> Community conversations will run for another four weeks, and I
> encourage you to continue contributing your input about the
> recommendations [12]. We are especially looking for constructive
> feedback on how to improve the document or where more context is
> needed.
>
> Thanks for taking part and following along with what’s going on with
> movement strategy!
> Nicole
>
> [1] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Strategy_core_team
> [2] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Community_Strategy_Liaisons
> [3] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports#Community_Conversations
> [4] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports
> [5] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Synthesis/Writers
> [6] 
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Str

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Share your thoughts via email, join our office hours, and more

2020-01-28 Thread Nicole Ebber
%A5%87%E0%A4%AA_%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%82%E0%A4%AA).pdf
[12] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Café - Saturday 25 Jan 2020 4:30 PM UTC...

2020-01-24 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Lane,

Thanks for adding movement strategy recommendations to your agenda, we
appreciate the initiative! A few of us will join the meeting and will
be happy to contribute to the conversation and answer your
participants' questions if needed.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 at 23:13, Lane Rasberry  wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I am writing to invite anyone to join the next online meeting of Wikimedia
> Café on Saturday 25 Jan 2020 4:30 PM UTC. Details for joining are at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Café
> > (video room open at that time) https://virginia.zoom.us/my/wikilgbt
>
> The agenda for this month includes discussing Wikipedia holidays, Wikipedia
> video tutorials, and the Wikimedia Strategic recommendations.
>
> Wikimedia Café is a modest, one-hour, monthly online meeting which for the
> past few months has had fewer than 10 attendees. At these meetings anyone
> can propose to discuss any topic of broad Wikimedia community interest, as
> if we all were able to meet in person over coffee. The meetings themselves
> are an experiment in small group Wikimedia community conversation with
> video chat, phone access options, and online shared notetaking.
>
> Anyone interested in joining may.
> Anyone interested in reading notes of past meetings can find them on the
> meta page.
> If there is anyone who wants to get their ideas published in the wiki
> world, consider looking at how this Café works, because voice chat with
> notetaking could be a way to organize your own wiki community.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Lane Rasberry
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations and community conversations launching next week

2020-01-16 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Lodewijk,

Thanks for your questions and feedback. I would like to respond to some of
it already, but need a bit more time to answer the other parts.

* We have learned a lot from the experience of the last round of community
conversations and are indeed aiming for a more active, responsive approach
and for more actual conversations with those who engage.
* Please note that no response on Meta to a comment made in past
conversations does not mean that it was not considered. All comments have
been read and summarized, and many have been incorporated into the next
iterations.
* Please also note that depending on the availability of working group
members, some have engaged more than others with on-wiki comments, and some
have immediately modified their recommendations while others have taken
more time to review and incorporate. I can assure you that additional
effort was made between the writing group and liaisons to include further
input from the communities in the documents that we will share with you all
next week.
* I think going forward, a three day window is realistic for comments that
require a response, even if that sometimes means the initial response is
that more time is needed to thoroughly respond.

I’ll follow up on this over the next few days with additional information
about the process, and more will become clear once we publish the documents
and the call for review next week.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 00:29, effe iets anders 
wrote:

> Just to emphasize my point: I have searched, and was still unable to find
> any serious consideration or response for some of the feedback that was
> provided all the way back in August. In the next iteration, these examples
> seem to have been ignored.
>
> It may well be that this is a particularly sad example and that in other
> cases this was done much better, or that I happen to be looking at this one
> WG that didn't engage/respond/consider . However, this strengthens my
> feeling that it would be nice to have open and clear expectations to the
> community what will be done with their feedback.
>
> From Kaarels message in another thread I seem forced to conclude that no
> changes should be expected based on feedback (that would be the same as my
> very limited experience last August), but that someone will only summarize
> opposition in some report to the board. Is that a correct reading? This
> strongly informs the strategy for community members to follow: try to
> engage in an argument/conversation, or in activist petitions, if they would
> have concerns with some recommendation.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:42 AM effe iets anders <
> effeietsand...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Nicole,
> >
> > Last round (or was it the round before that?) there were some
> disappointed
> > community members because their feedback did not really spark any
> > conversation/exchange in a timely manner. I don't want to go back to
> focus
> > on things that coulda woulda shoulda been better though.
> >
> > However, I did want to ask whether this time, you (plural) could commit
> to
> > provide timely engagement with the feedback. As I understand it, there
> will
> > be a single round of feedback (even if it is a six week round), before
> the
> > board votes on it. It would be nice if we could make that truly
> interactive
> > and most likely to result in improvements and addressing concerns, rather
> > than registering them.
> >
> > Would you, for example, be able to commit to a three day response time to
> > constructive questions? Maybe even to actively entertain constructive
> > improvement suggestions?
> >
> > I realize that there has been a long process within the walls of many
> > committees so far - and that no change will be easy to make without
> risking
> > the fabric. Your initial announcement sounds a bit like you're only
> > collecting 'feedback' which you will 'summarize' and report back - which
> > suggests that not much will happen with it unless we collectively make a
> > lot of noise.
> >
> > I would much prefer an active and constructive conversation with the
> > committee members, which is open for actual change over a set of
> > petitions/protests.
> >
> > Best,
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:38 AM Nicole Ebber 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> We’ve got lots of news to share from movement strategy: The first
> version
> >> of the movement strategy document is almost ready, and we’ll be
> starting a
> >> new round of community conversations.
> >>
> >> == First version of the movement strategy documen

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations and community conversations launching next week

2020-01-13 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

We’ve got lots of news to share from movement strategy: The first version
of the movement strategy document is almost ready, and we’ll be starting a
new round of community conversations.

== First version of the movement strategy document coming next week ==
The writers have been hard at work developing the first version of the
movement strategy document. A key part of this has been turning the 89
recommendations produced by the nine working groups into one coherent set
and consolidating the work into 13 recommendations. Alongside this, the
document also features principles that guide the recommendations and a
narrative of change that summarizes how the recommendations fit together
and contribute to helping our Movement align with our strategic direction.

There has been a high level of activity in the last few weeks, both by the
writers and the community strategy liaisons, to create a set of
recommendations that encompasses the work of the working groups and the
broad community input received throughout the process. They’ve gone above
and beyond what was asked of them, and I would like to thank them
wholeheartedly for the huge effort they’ve invested into this work and for
their inspiring dedication to making this happen.

== Community conversations begin next week ==
A new round of community conversations around this document will begin next
week. We encourage people from across our Movement – members of online
communities, affiliates, boards, WMF staff – to review the recommendations
and share what these might mean for their community, organization, or
context. With this round, we are looking to come to a common understanding
that the recommendations enable us to move forward in our strategic
direction.

Conversations will be held on Meta [1], on various language wikis, on
social media, and on your community’s other preferred channels. They will
run until the first week of March. After that, the core team will take one
week to summarize all community input and reflect it back in a short,
public report. The community will then have one week to suggest changes to
the posted summary so that it accurately reflects their viewpoints.
Community Strategy Liaisons will help facilitate conversations in Arabic,
French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. There will also be targeted
support for English speaking communities. Finally, Strategy Liaisons from
affiliates and online language communities will also receive support for
facilitating conversations on their own channels.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Looking forward
to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations


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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Recommendations synthesis, movement conversations starting in January, and more

2019-12-12 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share an overview of what’s been happening in movement
strategy and where things are at with the recommendations.

== Synthesizing the recommendations, writing group meeting ==
The work to refine the recommendations is advancing well. Members of
the writing group [1] came together in person in Berlin last week and
spent five energetic and successful days consolidating the 89
recommendations. They brought together overlapping ideas from amongst
the previous thematic areas with the aim of creating a coherent set of
recommendations.

A number of common areas for change were reflected in the 89
recommendations, and the writers assessed and clustered them around
these areas. The goal is to outline the overall direction of the
change and present one set that is clearly understood, implementable,
and demonstrates the reasoning behind each.

The clusters also address issues identified in phase 1 as well as
needs surfaced during the conversations with the movement between
March and September of this year. These areas for change include
improving coordination in our movement, skills and leadership
development, distribution of power and decision-making, and enhancing
user experience and infrastructure to help us move toward becoming the
essential support system of the ecosystem of free knowledge.

Beyond this, the group also worked on building a narrative that
outlines a common vision to see: where we’ve come from as a movement;
what is driving us toward change; and where we want to get to as a
movement – the recommendations will put forward a proposal for how we
arrive there.

In a highly collaborative atmosphere, the writers are now busy
refining their work and preparing a document with the synthesized
recommendations and the narrative that can be presented to the
movement. We are quite excited about this progress!

== Movement conversations next year ==
The synthesized recommendations will serve as the basis for the
upcoming round of movement conversations, which will run from
mid-January through February. The facilitated conversations will take
place on-wiki for the Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, and
Portuguese language communities, on English Wikipedia, Commons, and
Meta-Wiki, as well as through targeted outreach to additional language
communities and affiliate groups. This will be an opportunity for the
movement to review and respond to the recommendations before they are
finalized.[2]

We encourage you to take part and are looking forward to your input
next year, so please stay tuned for more details about how to do so.

Best wishes,
Nicole

P.S.: One of our Resource Allocation working group members and
writers, Daria Cybulska from Wikimedia UK, has written a wonderful
post about her experience, insights and challenges from the last 1.5
years on the process. Please note that this is an externally facing
piece, providing a very broad brush view of our movement. In line with
this, the piece does not go into detail about the complexities of
Wikimedia. Check it out! “Funding utopia when you’re already a free
knowledge utopia.”[3]


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Synthesis/Writers
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline#Detailed_timeline_October_2019_to_June_2020
[3] 
https://medium.com/a-funding-utopia/funding-utopia-when-youre-already-a-free-knowledge-utopia-8da9d8f12c3c

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Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: New roles for working group members, synthesis underway, and more

2019-11-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

I’m happy to share an overview of what’s been happening in movement
strategy lately.

== New roles and bringing the recommendations together ==
From now until the end of the year, the focus will be on identifying
the overlaps in the 89 recommendations produced by the nine thematic
area working groups. The goal here is to create one synthesized set of
recommendations and an accessible, digestible Movement Strategy
document to be shared publicly in January.

To do this, we asked working group members in October to let us know
if they’d be interested in continuing to contribute to the Wikimedia
2030 Movement Strategy in one of the following roles: Writer,
connector, or reviewer.[1]

15 have signed up to be writers, 10 as connectors, and 17 as
reviewers. Writers will look for overlaps and similarities in the
existing content to see where multiple recommendations could be merged
and unified. Connectors will work closely with writers to help them
improve and expand the content and assess how and where to best
integrate phase 1 material, research, and community input. Reviewers
will go through the synthesized recommendations and provide specific
additional perspectives, expertise, contexts, and advice as needed.

The writers are currently in a high period of activity, which began in
early November and will run through December, with ongoing support
from the connectors. Alongside bringing together the existing
recommendations, they are also defining principles that underpin and
guide the content of these recommendations. The writers will come
together in Berlin in the first week of December to work intensively
on consolidating the recommendations and finalize the work.

== Next steps ==
When the synthesized recommendations are ready and published in early
2020, a final round of movement conversations will take place.
Movement stakeholders will have a chance to understand the path
towards these recommendations and to review the semi-final document.
The final recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees
in March and subsequently to the movement for approval. The first step
towards implementation will be discussing prioritization and
sequencing of the recommendations, as well as agreeing upon
responsibilities for bringing each recommendation to life.[2]

We’ll keep you posted on future developments and more concrete steps
towards approval here and on Wikimedia Space, so stay tuned!

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#Synthesis_Groups
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline#Detailed_timeline_October_2019_to_June_2020

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Synthesizing the recommendations and next steps

2019-11-19 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Anders,

Thanks for checking in. On 1 November, the 9 thematic working groups
have been dissolved and transitioned into a group of writers,
connectors and reviewers. This new group has now started to
consolidate the 89 recommendations and to write an overall, condensed
list of recommendations into a document that will be the basis for
broader movement conversations early next year.

The final recommendations are scheduled to be presented to the WMF
Board of Trustees and the movement for approval from end of March on.
You can find the current timeline here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline#Detailed_timeline_October_2019_to_June_2020

A list of members of this new group will be published on meta this
week, and we'll also send out another update with more information on
the current status and next steps.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Tue, 19 Nov 2019 at 10:40, Anders Wennersten
 wrote:
>
> What is the current status?
>
> The final version of recommendation should have been completed by
> November 1, I can not find any published
>
> A new working group should have been formed in order to synthesizing the
> 89recommendations. Is it formed and who are its members
>
> Are there any more concrete time plan when the first results from this
> new group will be published?
>
> Anders
>
>
> Den 2019-10-21 kl. 19:02, skrev Nicole Ebber:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I wanted to share some updates about movement strategy with you all.
> > The core team has spent the last few weeks developing and finalizing a
> > plan to take forward the work that the nine working groups have done
> > and, from this, create one set of recommendations.
> >
> > To ensure enough time to do this effectively and to facilitate
> > community input on the synthesized recommendations as well as
> > endorsement, we have adapted the movement strategy timeline.[1]
> >
> > == What’s next for working groups ==
> > The nine working groups are currently putting any remaining finishing
> > touches on the current, second iteration of their recommendations[2].
> > This version reflects inputs and perspectives that were shared by the
> > movement online and in person prior to, during, and after Wikimania,
> > including at many strategy salons and the two regional summits.
> >
> > Any final bits of relevant research will be integrated, and some
> > groups may make small refinements to their work. They are also in the
> > process of ranking their recommendations to indicate which ones, in
> > their perspective, are the most foundational for driving change in our
> > movement.
> >
> > Following this, working group members will conclude the duty that they
> > signed up for by 1 November. We are incredibly grateful to each
> > working group member for their tireless efforts and engagement.
> >
> > In the meantime, the core team and contracted strategy liaisons will
> > also be working to share back information with online and offline
> > communities about how their feedback has been reviewed and
> > incorporated into the existing drafts of recommendations.
> >
> > == Synthesizing recommendations ==
> > The focus over the next few months will be on synthesizing the 89
> > recommendations to develop one set. To help create a product that is
> > concise and clear, overlaps in the content will be identified to see
> > where certain recommendations could be merged. Others may be forwarded
> > for consideration to the implementation process. Others might conflict
> > and need to be reconciled.
> >
> > To do this work, a new working group will be formed, comprised of
> > existing working group members who are interested in continuing to
> > contribute. This new group will consist of:
> > * Writers who will synthesize the recommendations and develop one coherent 
> > set.
> > * Connectors who will help writers make sense and further integrate
> > existing material, research, and input from community conversations,
> > both past and upcoming.
> > * Reviewers who will bring in specific additional perspectives,
> > expertise, contexts, advise at different times of the process.
> >
> > The sign up process for this new group is currently underway, and best
> > ways to support the content creation are being assessed. We will
> > provide updates here soon.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Nicole
> >
> >
> > [1] 
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeli

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Synthesizing the recommendations and next steps

2019-10-22 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thanks, Aron, good point! We will make it more visible and easier to find.

Best,
Nicole

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 03:21, Aron Manning  wrote:
>
> Hello Nicole,
>
> Thank you for the update!
>
> This timeline is very useful to understanding the process globally, though,
> I have to admit, I haven't found it, until you linked it directly in your
> email. The link to Timeline is hard to notice in the middle of the Overview
> page.
> Comparing the pageviews of Recommendations
> <https://tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/?project=meta.wikimedia.org=all-access=user=2019-08-10=2019-10-21=Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations>
>  and Timeline
> <https://tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/?project=meta.wikimedia.org=all-access=user=2019-08-10=2019-09-30=Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline>,
> it seems not many people find it.
> May I suggest to add a nav link for it in the header, next to
> Recommendations?
>
> Yours sincerely,
> Aron
>
> On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 22:14, Nicole Ebber 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I wanted to share some updates about movement strategy with you all.
> > The core team has spent the last few weeks developing and finalizing a
> > plan to take forward the work that the nine working groups have done
> > and, from this, create one set of recommendations.
> > ...
>
>
>
> On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 22:14, Nicole Ebber 
> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I wanted to share some updates about movement strategy with you all.
> > The core team has spent the last few weeks developing and finalizing a
> > plan to take forward the work that the nine working groups have done
> > and, from this, create one set of recommendations.
> >
> > To ensure enough time to do this effectively and to facilitate
> > community input on the synthesized recommendations as well as
> > endorsement, we have adapted the movement strategy timeline.[1]
> >
> > == What’s next for working groups ==
> > The nine working groups are currently putting any remaining finishing
> > touches on the current, second iteration of their recommendations[2].
> > This version reflects inputs and perspectives that were shared by the
> > movement online and in person prior to, during, and after Wikimania,
> > including at many strategy salons and the two regional summits.
> >
> > Any final bits of relevant research will be integrated, and some
> > groups may make small refinements to their work. They are also in the
> > process of ranking their recommendations to indicate which ones, in
> > their perspective, are the most foundational for driving change in our
> > movement.
> >
> > Following this, working group members will conclude the duty that they
> > signed up for by 1 November. We are incredibly grateful to each
> > working group member for their tireless efforts and engagement.
> >
> > In the meantime, the core team and contracted strategy liaisons will
> > also be working to share back information with online and offline
> > communities about how their feedback has been reviewed and
> > incorporated into the existing drafts of recommendations.
> >
> > == Synthesizing recommendations ==
> > The focus over the next few months will be on synthesizing the 89
> > recommendations to develop one set. To help create a product that is
> > concise and clear, overlaps in the content will be identified to see
> > where certain recommendations could be merged. Others may be forwarded
> > for consideration to the implementation process. Others might conflict
> > and need to be reconciled.
> >
> > To do this work, a new working group will be formed, comprised of
> > existing working group members who are interested in continuing to
> > contribute. This new group will consist of:
> > * Writers who will synthesize the recommendations and develop one coherent
> > set.
> > * Connectors who will help writers make sense and further integrate
> > existing material, research, and input from community conversations,
> > both past and upcoming.
> > * Reviewers who will bring in specific additional perspectives,
> > expertise, contexts, advise at different times of the process.
> >
> > The sign up process for this new group is currently underway, and best
> > ways to support the content creation are being assessed. We will
> > provide updates here soon.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Nicole
> >
> >
> > [1]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Synthesizing the recommendations and next steps

2019-10-21 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some updates about movement strategy with you all.
The core team has spent the last few weeks developing and finalizing a
plan to take forward the work that the nine working groups have done
and, from this, create one set of recommendations.

To ensure enough time to do this effectively and to facilitate
community input on the synthesized recommendations as well as
endorsement, we have adapted the movement strategy timeline.[1]

== What’s next for working groups ==
The nine working groups are currently putting any remaining finishing
touches on the current, second iteration of their recommendations[2].
This version reflects inputs and perspectives that were shared by the
movement online and in person prior to, during, and after Wikimania,
including at many strategy salons and the two regional summits.

Any final bits of relevant research will be integrated, and some
groups may make small refinements to their work. They are also in the
process of ranking their recommendations to indicate which ones, in
their perspective, are the most foundational for driving change in our
movement.

Following this, working group members will conclude the duty that they
signed up for by 1 November. We are incredibly grateful to each
working group member for their tireless efforts and engagement.

In the meantime, the core team and contracted strategy liaisons will
also be working to share back information with online and offline
communities about how their feedback has been reviewed and
incorporated into the existing drafts of recommendations.

== Synthesizing recommendations ==
The focus over the next few months will be on synthesizing the 89
recommendations to develop one set. To help create a product that is
concise and clear, overlaps in the content will be identified to see
where certain recommendations could be merged. Others may be forwarded
for consideration to the implementation process. Others might conflict
and need to be reconciled.

To do this work, a new working group will be formed, comprised of
existing working group members who are interested in continuing to
contribute. This new group will consist of:
* Writers who will synthesize the recommendations and develop one coherent set.
* Connectors who will help writers make sense and further integrate
existing material, research, and input from community conversations,
both past and upcoming.
* Reviewers who will bring in specific additional perspectives,
expertise, contexts, advise at different times of the process.

The sign up process for this new group is currently underway, and best
ways to support the content creation are being assessed. We will
provide updates here soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Best wishes,
Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Overview/Timeline
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations

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Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Outcomes of the Harmonization Sprint in Tunis

2019-10-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Paulo and Ziko,

Thanks for your interest and your questions.

Regarding the second iteration of the recommendations: We posted them
for your information, to provide insights into how different strands
of input have been progressed so far. We are not in a structured open
consultation phase at the moment, but comments are of course always
welcome on the talk pages, will be monitored, summarized and fed back
to the Working Groups.

Ziko, yes, as we wrote on the meta page, an extended report will be shared soon.

Regards,
Nicole





On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 23:40, Ziko van Dijk  wrote:
>
> Dear Nicole,
> Thank you for the explanation. Maybe some more context on Meta Wiki might
> make sense?
> I am looking forward to see the final results.
> Kind regards
> Ziko
>
> Am Di., 1. Okt. 2019 um 19:08 Uhr schrieb Paulo Santos Perneta <
> paulospern...@gmail.com>:
>
> > " A second iteration of draft recommendations [4] was published on Meta
> > just before the sprint for
> > the communities’ information." - It's quite unclear what are we supposed to
> > do with this, since those recommendations most probably became outdated in
> > the course of the Tunis meetings in the days following their publication.
> > Are we supposed to do anything at all with them?
> >
> > Best,
> > Paulo
> >
> > Nicole Ebber  escreveu no dia segunda,
> > 30/09/2019 à(s) 17:27:
> >
> > > 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 step

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

2019-09-30 Thread Nicole Ebber
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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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The timeline of the Wikimedia strategy: please reconsider!

2019-08-22 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Ziko and all,

Thanks for sharing your concerns and suggestions. I have posted a response
to the other thread and hope to have addressed your questions there as
well. Let me know if you need further clarification.

https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2019-August/093303.html

Best wishes,
Nicole

On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 at 10:50, Aron Manning  wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Aug 2019 at 22:07, Jeff Hawke  wrote:
>
> > "Open community input will be accepted until September 15, after which
> > working groups will refine and finalize their work using movement input
> as
> >
>
> I expect the drafts to be revised for new rounds of feedback within that
> timeframe. In one week the community gathered information fundamental to
> these drafts, but missing from the first iteration. In an agile environment
> this can be incorporated into the drafts in a few days, and even in
> wikipedian time 1-2 weeks could be enough to publish the next iteration,
> and keep the conversation alive.
> I hope after Wikimania the WG members will be able to dedicate time for
> this, otherwise the tight timeline is not possible. Ideally the most
> popular drafts would be updated weekly, or more often, answering some
> feedback in each iteration, not necessarily all of it.
>
> Aron
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-22 Thread Nicole Ebber
 to advance in our strategic direction. The development of
recommendations has started in spring this year, and – aside from many
online calls, asynchronous work and scarce in-person meetings – included
incorporating community conversations and external expertise. It is only to
the hard work of these groups that we finally have something tangible in
front of us that we can all react to and help further improve to build our
future together.

Please join us in thanking, celebrating and supporting them, rather than
rushing to conclusions or arguing  over details. Please contribute in good
faith, and in a constructive way.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/July_2018_-_Board_of_Trustees_participation_in_the_Movement_Strategy_Process
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Procedures

On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 at 13:13, Yaroslav Blanter  wrote:

> And this is the core problem of the whole process (which has been pointed
> out by multiple people from the very beginning)
>
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
>
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM Jeff Hawke 
> wrote:
>
> > Andy
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 7:41 PM Andy Mabbett 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 at 09:55, Jeff Hawke 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > the WG then collate them and decide the final form of the
> > > > recommendations, to be implemented by the WMF
> > >
> > > This seems to be missing a rather crucial intermediate step; the one
> > > where the recommendations are accepted, or not, by the wider Wikimedia
> > > community.
> > >
> >
> >  That step is not mentioned at
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Frequently_asked_questions#What_steps_will_take_place_in_the_next_few_months_to_put_a_decision-making_process_in_place
> > ?
> >
> > Jeff
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-12 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

We would like to offer further clarification that the recommendations for
Wikimedia 2030 [1] that were shared earlier with you are indeed drafts.
They represent discussions around a wide array of topics that the nine
thematic working groups, affiliates and communities had identified
important for our movement’s future. They are the product of conversations
over many months with a variety of stakeholders, and the working groups are
eager to hear from you. The draft recommendations are neither final nor
complete, but a continuation of an ongoing conversation happening across
wikis, platforms, surveys, meetings, and meet-ups. As such, constructive
feedback and solution-oriented suggestions are welcomed. The draft
recommendations are based on contexts that deserve due review and
reflection, and are the result of the efforts of many, rather than single
individuals.

Many of the draft recommendations underline structural changes needed for
the growth and expansion of a movement like ours. Many are representative
of wider societal, historical and global dynamics around us. Please take
the time to review the draft recommendations in their entirety, pose
questions, hear from others, and in the spirit of collegial collaboration,
offer suggestions that you think can address the issues at hand. This is a
process for all of us to shape our shared future, together; let’s keep
engaging and challenging one another in this same spirit.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations

On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 15:49, Todd Allen  wrote:

> "And just to keep this on track, what is your view on how we can
> incorporate
> indigenous knowledge without it becoming commercialised by the current
> licensing scheme?"
>
> We can't and no one can.
>
> Knowledge, ideas, and concepts cannot be copyrighted to begin with. Now,
> specific expressions of those ideas certainly can be, but the underlying
> facts and ideas cannot. If the expression of those ideas is to be on
> Wikimedia, they must be under an open content license, allowing reuse
> without regard to purpose. If someone would prefer to put their work under
> an NC license, then a free-content project is not the appropriate place for
> it. Many other places are happy to accept NC-licensed material. But even
> then, reuse of the concepts and facts cannot be prohibited no matter what
> one does.
>
> Todd
>
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 5:47 AM Philip Kopetzky  >
> wrote:
>
> > Please don't generalise frustration with your conduct on this list.
> You're
> > the only one telling people to shut up here.
> >
> > And just to keep this on track, what is your view on how we can
> incorporate
> > indigenous knowledge without it becoming commercialised by the current
> > licensing scheme?
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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Draft recommendations are here!

2019-08-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

They’re here! [1] We are delighted to announce the first round of
draft recommendations for structural change within our movement have
been published. The recommendations have been developed by the nine
Wikimedia 2030 working groups and are a key tool to help us build the
future of our movement.

Working group members have been working tirelessly for a year to
research the movement, analyze community input shared via community
conversations, and gain insight into external trends. A huge thank you
to each and every member for helping us reach this key milestone.

The draft recommendations are a first look at ways we can adapt our
movement’s structures to help us advance in our strategic direction.
They are the starting point for conversations about what kind of
future we want to create together.

The recommendations are not final. In order to get them to that stage,
your input is needed! We would like to hear from you all what these
changes would mean for you in your local or thematic context, what do
you like about them, and where you potentially see any red flags. And
of course, always critically question whether these recommendations
support the strategic direction.

There are a few ways to do this:
* Read through the recommendations online and provide your input
directly on Meta. [2]
* If you will be at Wikimania, join us in the Wikimedia 2030 space. [3]
* Attend a Strategy Salon hosted by an affiliate where you live. [4]
* Reach out to a Strategy Liaison in your language to share feedback,
or lead a conversation of your own. [5]

Over the next month, working groups will take the input they receive
into the recommendations, alongside external advice and research, and
use it to refine and finalize them. Share your views, and help shape
what Wikimedia will look like in 2030 and beyond.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations
[3] https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Wikimedia_2030
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations/Strategy_Salons
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Community_Strategy_Liaisons

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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Community conversations on- and offline; Wikimania

2019-07-18 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

Working groups are busy analyzing community conversations and are
integrating insights from these as well as expert feedback and input
into their work. From this, they have started to put ideas and
concepts together and are turning these into draft recommendations for
structural changes that will help us advance in our strategic
direction: To become the support system for the whole free knowledge
movement. These drafts will be published for movement input in August.

Affiliate communities across the globe have begun launching strategy
salons to share their ideas about the future of our movement. The
diverse range of perspectives being shared here is enriching the
conversations that working groups are having. And we have added
another opportunity to get involved in the community conversations:
online surveys.

== Wikimedia 2030 @ Wikimania 2019 ==
Visit the Wikimedia 2030 space [1] at Wikimania! The space will be a
lively hub of discussions about building the future of our movement.
Representatives from each working group will host public discussion
sessions with the community to learn from them and review the draft
recommendations for each thematic area in person. We will also host
meet-ups in the main conference hotel on the Friday and Saturday
evenings, where we’ve got more fun things planned. We are currently
putting the finishing touches on the program and more updates on all
of this will follow in the coming weeks.

== Talking movement strategy around the globe ==
From South East Asia to Africa and beyond: Movement strategy is all
about generating global engagement and discussions about our future.

Over 30 community members from across the Asia-Pacific region came
together to discuss our shared future at the ESEAP Strategy Summit in
Bangkok. Our call for strategy salon grant proposals resulted in 44
grants being awarded, and strategy-focused events have recently been
held in Cameroon, Uganda, and Morocco. Upcoming salons will take place
in Estonia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, and the Levant.

In addition, the Capacity Building (see blog post)[2] and Roles and
Responsibilities working groups have held in-person meetings in
Singapore and in Utrecht to work on drafting recommendations. And
there’s more to come: the Resource Allocation working group will meet
this week in Madrid and Community Health will come together next week
in Amman.

And you can share your thoughts and ideas at anytime and from anywhere
on Meta [3] as part of the ongoing community conversations.

== Take part in movement strategy online surveys ==
If you prefer to participate anonymously or could not join any of your
community’s or group’s conversations yet, an additional way to get
involved is to take part in our online survey [4]. Here, you can share
your perspectives about the structural part of our movement,
particularly in relation to your local or thematic context. There are
surveys for each of the nine thematic areas, and the surveys are
available in a number of languages.

Following a soft launch to test the questions and quality of the
translations, we now encourage the wider movement to take part and
contribute to ongoing global discussions.

== Community conversations report for June is now live ==
If you want to get a good snapshot of the ideas, opinions, and
thoughts that have been put forward in all of these discussions, then
we have a reading recommendation for you: the June community
conversations report
[5]! The report offers a summary of all the input gathered during
discussions that happened on Meta, at regional salons, and during
conversations facilitated by the strategy liaisons.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to get in touch.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1] https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Wikimedia_2030
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Blog_posts/Capacity_Building_working_group%E2%80%99s_meeting_in_Singapore
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[4] https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d718KRfJ5W3OVYV and
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9cyOksUM4rJVt6DHLEjZ7xo7IL7BMS-_oKXoLMpMUXksuUQ/viewform
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/June_Community_Conversations_Monthly_Report

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[Wikimedia-l] Send us your submissions for strategy salon grants and strategy space at Wikimania

2019-05-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

Our nine working groups are neck-deep in gathering information that
enriches their work toward recommendations. They are starting to seek
advice and perspectives from within and outside of the movement, and
work hard to develop changes to our movement structures.

This is the last week to send us your applications for a strategy
salon grant; if you’re interested in running a small, strategy-focused
event with your affiliate’s community, apply for a grant by May 31. We
are again hosting a space at Wikimania this year; if you want to talk
movement strategy at the event, submit your proposal (details below).
Community conversations are running from now through September. Join
in [1] and share your thoughts on how to build our future.

== Send us your strategy salon grant applications by May 31 ==
The deadline to submit an application for a strategy salon grant is
just around the corner. If you would like to dive deep into the
movement strategy with your affiliate’s community, you can apply for
an in-person event grant of between $500 and $1500 by May 31. Send in
your application by Friday! Kelsi will host an office hours this
Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00 UTC on Zoom [2] where you can ask all your
last-minute questions. Anything you need to know about strategy salon
application grants is on Meta [3].

== Come and discuss the movement strategy at Wikimania ==
The movement strategy will be at Wikimania! The core team will host a
space during the event. Our main activities will focus on engagement
with working groups and the broader community on the first outline of
recommendations for change. But we also want to hear from you. If you
have an idea for a session or discussion about our future, please send
us your session proposal. We are seeking interactive formats about
building the future of Wikimedia; the free knowledge ecosystem now and
in the future; Wikimedia‘s strategic direction and how we advance
here; and creating change through collaboration. The deadline to
submit is June 1[4].

== Share your thoughts on the community conversations report March/April ==
We are currently working on the community conversations report for
May, which offers an overview of all the conversations that are
happening worldwide about our future. We’d like to know what you would
like to see and read about in these reports. Have a look at our report
from March/April on Meta [5] and let us know what you think about the
content and the format. Does it capture the conversations well? Are
there views or insights that you feel are missing? You can share your
input directly on Meta or via your own language’s community forums
(for Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, German, Portuguese, and Spanish).

== Building on the movement strategy conversations at the Wikimedia Summit ==
This year’s Wikimedia Summit was a key forum for movement strategy. It
enabled affiliates to connect directly with working groups. Working
groups have been using the insights gained from discussions during the
event to help guide their work. The Wikimedia Summit 2019 report [6]
offers a detailed overview of this that you can use to help take these
discussions forward during community conversations.

If you’d prefer to hear rather than read about the movement strategy
discussions at the Wikimedia Summit, check out the video of April’s
monthly activities meeting [7]. Tanveer Hasan from our Information and
Knowledge Management team outlines the central points and outcomes for
each of the working groups from the event. A big thank you to the
Summit team for all their hard work in making the strategy discussions
happen.

If you have any questions or would like to connect about the movement
strategy, please feel free to contact me and my team.

Best wishes,
Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[2] https://zoom.us/j/600725855
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations/Strategy_Salons/Announcement
[4] https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Wikimedia_2030
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/March-April_Community_Conversations_Monthly_Report
[6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019/Documentation
[7] https://youtu.be/YZMZWX0bvnw?t=388

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[Wikimedia-l] Let’s talk movement strategy: community conversations, strategy salons, and more

2019-05-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

Discussions about what our future could look like are currently
underway - thanks to everyone who has already been taking part in the
community conversations. We’ve compiled all the insights gathered so
far from communities in a report (see below). Strategy salons will
also start happening in the next few months. If you wish to host a
small event to talk strategy with your affiliate or group, good news:
we are launching a strategy salon grant application process! Keep
reading for all the latest updates on movement strategy.

== Community conversations report March/April ==
We have just published our first community conversations report [1]
summarizing all the discussions that happened in March and April.
Conversations are happening at affiliates and other organized groups
as well as within various communities worldwide.

The insights, ideas, and information that are presented in these
conversations will enrich the working groups’ development of
recommendations. As part of this, the working groups are monitoring
the conversations and processing the input that comes out of this.
This will complement the high volume of overall input working groups
receive and the large amount of proactive research they are
conducting. From time to time, you may also see working group members
jump into the conversations and get back to some of the questions, but
this is at their discretion and may take time.

Community conversations will continue through to September. If you
want to take part or find out more, please visit Meta [2].

== Apply to host a strategy salon ==
Want to talk strategy with your affiliate’s community? Want to do it
over dinner? Apply for a strategy salon grant! Strategy salons are
short, small events where people share a meal and discuss how they can
enrich the conversation around our structural reform. Affiliates and
other organized groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of between
$500 and $1500. This grant can be used to run an in-person strategy
discussion event between June 1st and September 15th. Be quick - the
application deadline is May 31. Visit Meta for more info [3].

== What’s happening now and what’s to come ==
The focus of the movement strategy is currently shifting from
identifying the most essential questions in our movement to finding
answers. Between now and Wikimania in August, the goal is to gather
information and ideas that can be used to develop recommendations for
structural change within the movement. The working groups will process
research and data they are collecting as well as the insights that
arise during community conversations. In June and July, they will
begin formalizing all of this into draft recommendations for change.
Wikimania will be an opportunity to engage the with community on
these.

After Wikimania, the plan is to have members of the working groups
meet to bring together all the recommendations from each of the 9
groups and create one coherent set of recommendations. These will be
finalized throughout October. They will then be published and
presented to the Board of Trustees in November.

== Meet us in Lisbon ==
Kaarel and I will attend the Creative Commons Global Summit this week,
to connect with our friends from CC about the future of free
knowledge. We will host a session on Friday at 3:30 pm on Wikimedia
2030 [4]. If you’re also attending the summit, stop by and say hello!
We know that a few working group members and Wikimedians will also be
at the event and look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions or would like to connect about the movement
strategy, please feel free to contact me.

Best wishes,
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/March-April_Community_Conversations_Monthly_Report
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations/Strategy_Salons/Announcement
[4] 
https://ccglobalsummit2019lisbonportugal.sched.com/event/MiW2/wikimedia-2030-building-our-future-together-with-you



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[Wikimedia-l] The latest updates from movement strategy

2019-04-23 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

It has been a big few weeks for movement strategy. Working groups
published scoping documents in March; the core team, working groups,
spent three whirlwind days in Berlin discussing our future with
representatives from the organized segment at the Wikimedia Summit;
and right now, affiliate groups and language communities are taking
these discussions further in community conversations across the world.
Details and a lot of links for further reading below:

== Generating ideas for our future at the Wikimedia Summit ==
Working group members had the chance to engage directly with organized
groups recently at the Wikimedia Summit [1] in Berlin. The questions
in the scoping documents [2] kickstarted conversations about what kind
of changes might be needed, how we can share resources effectively and
establish meaningful partnerships, and how to turn stuck energy into
positive momentum. The program’s adaptive, flexible format meant that
we could tailor sessions as needed and enabled working and organized
groups to connect and exchange in many ways. You can find out more in
our blog post on Meta [3].

== From questions to answers: what the working groups are up to ==
Following the publication of the scoping documents in mid-March and
the Wikimedia Summit, the nine working groups [4] are currently
finalizing a plan of action to conduct research and get the input they
need to start developing recommendations for structural change. From
there, it is all about diving deep into our movement to find which
opportunities we can make the most of. As part of this, working groups
will start getting into the input and insights that arise from
community conversations. This will be used to enrich the content and
bring in the wider perspectives from our diverse movement that will
inform working groups as they draft recommendations for change.

== Take part in our community conversations ==
Community conversations about our future are happening! This is your
opportunity to share your ideas and insight about what in our movement
needs to change. To participate, head over to the Meta-Wiki page [5]
(currently available in 9 languages, with more to come) and share your
thoughts on the talk pages for each scoping document. We have also
contracted Community Strategy Liaisons [6] for the Arabic [7], German
[8], Hindi [9], Mandarin [10], Spanish [11], and Portuguese [12]
communities, who are leading discussions on-wiki and in social media
channels to engage editors, readers, and other participants in
strategy discussions. Finally, volunteer Organizational Strategy
Liaisons [13] are taking the lead to facilitate conversations
representing the perspectives of their organizations - check your
community’s or group’s preferred channels for details.

== What’s next? ==
The focus for the next few months will be on gathering input, data,
insights, and content that will be used to develop recommendations for
structural change. Community conversations will run until June with
communities and organized groups to enrich this whole process - get
involved and have your voice heard. We are also looking for more
representatives from organized groups [14] to become liaisons with the
strategy process.

Let us know what your questions are, and join in to share your perspectives.

Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Blog_posts/Wikimedia_Summit_2019
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[6] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Community_Strategy_Liaisons
[7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:ASedrati_(WMF)
[8] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gereon_Kalkuhl_(WMF)
[9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:RSharma_(WMF)
[10] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LShangkuan_(WMF)
[11] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:FFort_(WMF)
[12] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LTeles_(WMF)
[13] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Organizational_Strategy_Liaisons
[14] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Organizational_Strategy_Liaisons

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Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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[Wikimedia-l] [Movement Strategy] Your perspectives are needed to scope our future.

2019-03-19 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

In 2017, we set ourselves an ambitious goal of becoming the essential
infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and now we need a
path for how we get there. In the spirit of what got us started – we
will work together to find our path.

We now have a fundamental tool in place to help us get there: scoping
documents have been finalized and are now live on Meta[1]. These will
help us dive deeper into our movement’s structures than ever before
and discover exciting opportunities for our future.

The scoping documents have been created by the nine working groups of
the Movement Strategy Process. I would like to thank them
wholeheartedly for their enormous effort and dedication to making this
first step happen.[2]

These documents are a focused reflection of the discussions about our
future that have been happening for some time. The working groups have
captured these and boiled them down into a set of questions that will
guide their work going forward. These are the essential questions of
our movement. Now, we have the chance – and the mandate – to answer
them together.

Identifying how we need to adapt our structures and maximizing our
movement’s potential lie at the heart of these questions. We encourage
you to read the scoping documents about the topics you care about and
bring your ideas for possible solutions in to the the global
conversation about our future. The documents have been translated into
eight languages already, and we are working on translating more of our
meta content into more languages over the next couple of weeks.

I would also like to introduce a new addition to the core team, our
Community Relations Specialist Kelsi Stine-Rowe. Kelsi will be working
with members of Wikimedia communities and organized groups to
facilitate community conversations on the scoping documents.

Join in! Here’s how can you get involved:
* Sign up as a Strategy Liaison for your organized group and ensure
that your group’s perspectives are heard.[3]
* Take part in our community conversations happening until mid-April
on Meta, via survey, and within several communities.[4]

Kelsi will also be in touch later today with more concrete information
about joining the community conversations.

We look forward to hearing your voices and your perspectives.

Best wishes,
Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Participate
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Strategy_Liaisons_Organized_Groups
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/2019_Community_Conversations

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Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
https://wikimedia.de

Unsere Vision ist eine Welt, in der alle Menschen am Wissen der
Menschheit teilhaben, es nutzen und mehren können. Helfen Sie uns
dabei! https://spenden.wikimedia.de

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V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
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[Wikimedia-l] The latest news from the Movement Strategy Process

2019-03-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

We have some “hot off the press” updates from the Movement Strategy Process
Wikimedia 2030:

== What are the working groups currently doing? ==

Members of the nine working groups
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups>[1]
are busy analyzing their thematic area, exploring how it could evolve by
2030 and finalizing their set of guiding questions. The answers to these
questions will form the basis of recommendations for structural changes
that will enable the movement to successfully and strongly advance in in
our Strategic Direction.

The groups are working in the area of Advocacy, Capacity Building,
Community Health, Diversity, Partnerships, Product and Technology, Resource
Allocation, Revenue Streams, as well as Roles and Responsibilities. Each
group is looking to have a first draft of their questions ready by the
beginning of March. These drafts will then be refined and reworked in the
run up to the Wikimedia Summit
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2019>[2] at the end
of March.

== A recap of the in-person working groups' meeting in Berlin ==

In February, three working groups (Roles and Responsibilities, Revenue
Streams, and Resource Allocation) met in person
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/_meeting_Berlin>[3]
at the Wikimedia Deutschland offices in Berlin. They worked (almost)
non-stop for three days, and came out with a set of guiding questions that
they are now refining.

== The Movement Strategy Process at the Wikimedia Summit ==

Our process  will take center stage at the Wikimedia Summit
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2019>[2] (March 29 to
31 in Berlin), with representatives from the nine working groups presenting
their work so far and engaging with Affiliates, the Wikimedia Foundation
and its committees on what the next steps will be.

== How can you get involved? Join our community conversation! ==

What are the questions we are seeking answers to? How can the broader
community contribute to the structural changes? Prepare to take part in our
community conversations to find out! This will happen in March on the Meta-Wiki
page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20>[3],
on several language wikis, and also via survey. In this online
conversation, you will be able to offer your insight and feedback on the
guiding questions.

== What’s next? ==

It is all systems go in the Movement Strategy Process. Alongside providing
support to all the working groups, the core team is currently on the search
for Strategy Liaisons
<https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/1478679?gh_src=2a6a8b121>[4]
to act as the point of contact between the Working Groups and the Arabic,
Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese
communities. We are also looking for representatives from organized groups
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Strategy_Liaisons_Organized_Groups>[5]
to become liaisons with the strategy process. And we have just added a
Community Relations Specialist to our team, who will work with the
community liaisons and ensure an effective dialogue.

Please reach out to us with any questions or comments you might have.

All the best,

Nicole


[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019

[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Reports/_meeting_Berlin

[4] https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/1478679?gh_src=2a6a8b121
[5]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Strategy_Liaisons_Organized_Groups
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Program Manager Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
https://wikimedia.de

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2019: New name, new concept, eligbility criteria

2018-09-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Chris,

I can comment on your question why we need another strategy conference: The
Wikimedia 2030 process is ongoing, and is building – among many other
inputs – upon the outcomes of the last two conferences. Organized groups
are already working on the implementation of the Strategic Direction in
their own strategic/annual planning and programmatic work, and Working
Groups start developing recommendations for change on the structural level
of the movement.

In spring 2019, these groups will need feedback and input from the
movement's organized groups and the Wikimedia Summit – alongside other
opportunities for community consultations – will be build as a platform to
synchronize the Working Groups' work and to gather and synthesize this
input and agree upon next steps.

I hope this helps to shed some light on the need for this event. Please let
me know if you have further questions. We'll also be presenting the current
state of the strategy process at today's activities meeting; if you're
interested in tuning in:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_monthly_activities_meetings

All the best
Nicole






On Wed, 26 Sep 2018 at 22:18, Chris Keating 
wrote:

> I have so many questions.
>
> Is anything concrete planned to replace the learning and capacity-building
> work that used to happen at WMCON? (Or has the identification of capacity
> building as a strategic priority just resulted in  the abandonment of
> the main capacity building event?)
>
> And why after two "strategy focused" conferences, do we need another one?
> What will it achieve except acres more flipchart? How many conferences do
> we expect to need before the strategic direction starts to become a
> reality?
>
> Chris
>
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 20:34 Cornelius Kibelka, <
> cornelius.kibe...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > As Nicole Ebber already wrote a couple of weeks ago, we would like to
> give
> > you some further information about the next Wikimedia Conference, that
> will
> > take place from March 29–31, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
> >
> > The next conference will focus on the Movement Strategy process and
> > movement governance for the organized part of the movement in general.
> The
> > program will be designed according to the status and needs of the ongoing
> > Movement Strategy process and its working groups. We are hoping to see a
> > diverse group of participants next year, and look forward to creating
> three
> > days of working, discussing, and thinking together. The event is made
> > possible through the generous financial support of the Wikimedia
> > Foundation.
> >
> > Thus, to make it clearer that learning and capacity-building will not be
> > part of the program and cut laces to the previous conference, we will
> > change the name to “Wikimedia Summit” (#wmsummit).
> >
> > The change of the purpose of the event is accompanied by a change in the
> > composition of the audience. The event will be a more focused one, and
> > therefore we aim to scale down the audience to around 200 participants.
> As
> > it is this still the Wikimedia affiliates conference, every _eligible_
> > affiliate can send one (1) delegate. Furthermore, we will invite
> > participants from the Wikimedia Affiliate EDs (~10), WMF Board of
> Trustees
> > (10), WMF staff (~10), the committees (~15 from FDC, AffCom and Simple
> APG)
> > and additional members of the Movement Strategy working groups, that do
> not
> > come in another role (~20). You can find more information regarding this
> on
> > Meta.[1]
> >
> > Registration for the Wikimedia Summit will open on November 2 and end on
> > December 17, 2018. We urge participants that need a visa to register no
> > later than November 19, so we can support them as best as possible to
> get a
> > visa for the event.
> >
> > We will keep you updated in the further weeks and months via the usual
> > communication channels. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
> > to contact us, preferably via wmsum...@wikimedia.de.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Daniela Gentner & Cornelius Kibelka
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019/Eligibility_Criteria
> >
> > --
> > Cornelius Kibelka
> > Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC)
> > for the Wikimedia Conference
> >
> > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> > http://wikimedia.de
> >
> > Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
> > Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen 

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy Process: Community update August 2018

2018-09-04 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

The last time you heard from us was when we announced the first round
of Working Group members right before Wikimania in Cape Town. [1]

From then to now, we have focused on supporting the Working Groups
with their initial steps. At the same time, we have worked on some
reports to bring more information about the ongoing process to the
wider public. We are thankful for all the feedback we have received so
far on different channels and hope that you can find answers to many
of the raised questions in these reports:

If you are interested in knowing more about the application process,
and how Working Group members were selected, you can now read our
reports on the application process [2], and the role of the Steering
Committee in evaluating the applications [3] on the Movement Strategy
Portal.

During Wikimania, about half of the announced Working Groups members
were present, which gave them the chance to meet in person and
initiate their conversations. You can read more about what happened in
the Strategy Space at Wikimania in our report[4]. To all of you who
visited the Strategy Space and were curious about the Movement
Strategy Process, whether it was through listening, asking challenging
questions, or providing us with perspectives from your communities: A
very big thank you!

After Wikimania, throughout August, group calls and virtual
conversations have taken place in all Working Groups. Before they will
be able to continue working on content, they have been tasked to
define their own diversity gaps and suggest solutions to them. You can
consult the Diversification Report [5] to see how this effort is being
supported.

The immediate next steps (see the timeline [6]) in the Movement
Strategy Process are concentrated on the diversification of the
Working Groups with a deadline at the end of September. In October, we
plan to kick off the scoping process for the Working Groups and
initiate a community consultation to collect more perspectives for
them. After that, the groups will start to develop concrete
recommendations for change on the structural level of our movement in
key thematic areas, and how we might implement this change in the
future.

As always, your feedback is appreciated.

On behalf of the Core Team,
Kaarel and Nicole


[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-July/090704.html
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Application_process_report
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/People/Steering_Committee
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Wikimania_Movement_Strategy_Space_report
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Diversification_process_interim_report
[6] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Process/Timeline#Working_Groups_timeline

-- 
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Adviser International Relations
Program Manager Wikimedia Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2019: 29–31 March in Berlin #wmcon

2018-07-22 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

Wikimedia Deutschland is happy to announce the date of the next
Wikimedia Conference: From 29 to 31 March 2019, we will welcome
representatives from Wikimedia Affiliates and partners, from the
Wikimedia Foundation as well as its committees in Berlin. We will
closely coordinate with the WMF’s teams for all things logistics,
program and funding, and are thankful for their support.

Based on our key takeaways from our 2015–2017 report,[1] conversations
at and after the Wikimedia Conference 2018 as well on the WMCON
Follow-Up Day at Wikimania 2018, we will modify the main focus of the
Wikimedia Conference: The next conference will focus on the Movement
Strategy process and movement governance for the organized part of the
movement in general. The program will be designed according to the
status and needs of the ongoing Movement Strategy process. In addition
to that, we will work with organizers of regional and thematic events
to develop a clear vision of contextualized and regionalized learning
opportunities in the Wikimedia movement. We want to thank everyone for
their valuable feedback on this major modification of this event.

I’d like to use this opportunity to announce another update: After
eight Wikimedia Conferences, I will step back from leading the event
and am happy to hand over to two well experienced colleagues:
Cornelius Kibelka, Program and Engagement Coordinator of the
conference, will take over all program related responsibilities.
Daniela Gentner, Logistics and Event coordinator of the conference,
will be responsible for entire logistics and event management of the
Wikimedia Conference.

Within the next months they will share more updates on the eligibility
criteria, the program set-up and the new application phase for the
Visiting Wikimedian program.[2] Stay tuned for updates!

If you have questions or ideas to share, feel free to reach out via
the usual channels or talk to Cornelius or me at the Wikimania closing
party in Cape Town.

Nicole

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference/2015–2017_Report
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Visiting_Wikimedian

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[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: First round of Working Group members

2018-07-20 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

Thanks to everyone who applied to participate in a Working Group and
for your interest and engagement in the process! We received a lot of
exceptional applications and we are excited to announce the first
round of selected members for our nine Working Groups. You can find
all names on the respective Working Group pages on Meta.[1]

Even though we received many exceptional applications, the Working
Groups don't yet have the level of diversity that represents the
movement and brings in new voices. This means we will increase our
outreach efforts and accept additional applications.

We will use Wikimania to reach out existing contacts from previous
processes, and will identify more connectors and multipliers to get
their expertise and support. This also means that the first task for
the selected members is to map the gaps and increase the diversity of
their Working Groups in consultation with the Core Team. After that,
we will also start bringing in external expertise to the groups.

== Wikimania Strategy Space ==
At Wikimania, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Core Team will be
hosting Strategy Sessions, and a Strategy Bar, to provide an update,
seek your feedback, harvest your expertise, and respond to all
questions as the Movement Strategy advances. Please check the detailed
schedule on-wiki.[2] All are welcome at these sessions, and we look
forward to seeing many of you.

Following Wikimania, we will provide an update on progress to date, as
well as information on the process and timelines for collectively
advancing the Movement Strategy. We are thankful for your ongoing
contribution to the Movement Strategy process and look forward to
hearing from you during future consultations.

In the name of the Core Team
Kaarel & Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#Thematic_areas
[2] https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_2030


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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder:: Movement Strategy: Open Call for Working Group members

2018-07-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

We are closing the application form for Working Group members later
today.[1] Please consider applying, if you are interested in strategic
conversations about movement structures in thematic areas like roles
and responsibilities, revenue streams, resource allocation,
partnerships, capacity building, advocacy, technology and product,
diversity or community health. We have received more than 100
applications by now and are looking for more!

I would like to encourage you to also consider applying even if you
have not contributed to movement strategy conversations before or feel
that you might lack experience or expertise to contribute. Your
perspective might still enrich the discussions and we would like to
see a broad diversity of voices in the conversations, from each corner
of the movement.

We have heard a lot of feedback regarding 5 hours per week that we
expect to be the average time investment for members of the Working
Group. Time investment will vary depending on the week and progress:
there will possibly be weeks with little to do (e.g. reading a
one-pager), but there will also be weeks where members will need to
read, discuss, design or review research tasks, agree, and communicate
with each other and with other groups, have online-meetings or will
attend in person events, write and review documents and emails etc. It
will all also depend on how the working group decides to work
together, and on the members and their individual work and
conversations styles. Working groups will be supported according to
their needs, for example in terms of facilitation, administration and
translation.

If you think you can only invest 2-3 hours, but bring a unique set of
experiences or background, please also consider applying! We will take
a variety of criteria into account when selecting the members together
with our Steering Committee.

Next steps:
Selection of Working Group members will happen in the first half of
July. The minimum number of members for working groups to be
established is 6. That means, we might start with a smaller Working
Group, then map the gaps in terms of diversity, representation and
expertise and identify profiles of members that we need to bring into
the group. Recruiting and selection of additional members will not
only happen in July, but also at later stages in the process,
depending on the needs the Core Team and the Working Groups identify.

If you are interested in applying but still have doubts, please reach
out to Kaarel or me directly. We will work with you all on
clarification.

All the best,
Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Apply

On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 03:24, Nicole Ebber  wrote:
>
> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> Following up on Katherine’s email from last week[1], we are today
> opening the call for Working Group members for 9 Thematic Areas (yes,
> we added one more!).
>
> == Working Group members ==
> The Working Groups will map the present situation of their Thematic
> Area, the obstacles and opportunities, as well as needed changes to
> advance our movement in our strategic direction. They will identify
> possible strategies for making these changes and develop concrete
> recommendations for the movement on how to ratify and implement
> them.[2]
>
> Working Group members will need to be able to invest a minimum of 5
> hours per week, but that time might vary depending on the workflow
> that each group agrees upon. Members of the Working Groups are
> expected to act in the interest of the movement, not in the interest
> of their own organization or community.
>
> == Selection of members ==
> We are looking for a maximum of 15 members for each of the 9 groups.
> For best results we will need a diverse set of members from across the
> movement. We have developed a set of criteria, to ensure the necessary
> expertise, diversity, and representation.[3] We will assemble a
> Steering Committee to decide upon membership of the Working Groups in
> close coordination with the Core Strategy Team.[4]
>
> == Apply to become a working group member ==
> We encourage everyone with an interest in the strategic conversations
> to apply for becoming a Working Group member in their topic of
> expertise. We recommend that movement organizations and groups create
> internal processes for the selection of their candidates to avoid
> multiple, competing applications.
>
> The call will be open until June 25, 2018. ***Please apply via this
> application form.[5]*** To prepare your application, you can consult
> the overview of the questions asked in the form on Meta.[6]
>
> == Next steps ==
> We expect to be able to announce the Working Group members in the
> second week of July, so that the working groups can be assembled,
> onboarded and ready to start working before Wikimania. The first 

[Wikimedia-l] Movement Strategy: Open Call for Working Group members

2018-06-12 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

Following up on Katherine’s email from last week[1], we are today
opening the call for Working Group members for 9 Thematic Areas (yes,
we added one more!).

== Working Group members ==
The Working Groups will map the present situation of their Thematic
Area, the obstacles and opportunities, as well as needed changes to
advance our movement in our strategic direction. They will identify
possible strategies for making these changes and develop concrete
recommendations for the movement on how to ratify and implement
them.[2]

Working Group members will need to be able to invest a minimum of 5
hours per week, but that time might vary depending on the workflow
that each group agrees upon. Members of the Working Groups are
expected to act in the interest of the movement, not in the interest
of their own organization or community.

== Selection of members ==
We are looking for a maximum of 15 members for each of the 9 groups.
For best results we will need a diverse set of members from across the
movement. We have developed a set of criteria, to ensure the necessary
expertise, diversity, and representation.[3] We will assemble a
Steering Committee to decide upon membership of the Working Groups in
close coordination with the Core Strategy Team.[4]

== Apply to become a working group member ==
We encourage everyone with an interest in the strategic conversations
to apply for becoming a Working Group member in their topic of
expertise. We recommend that movement organizations and groups create
internal processes for the selection of their candidates to avoid
multiple, competing applications.

The call will be open until June 25, 2018. ***Please apply via this
application form.[5]*** To prepare your application, you can consult
the overview of the questions asked in the form on Meta.[6]

== Next steps ==
We expect to be able to announce the Working Group members in the
second week of July, so that the working groups can be assembled,
onboarded and ready to start working before Wikimania. The first step
for the groups will be to agree upon their set-up and scope of work.
At Wikimania, we plan to convene the attending Working Group members
in the Strategy Space to discuss and refine their road to the
recommendations and ensure exchange between the groups.[7]

We invite you all to familiarize yourselves with the existing
documentation of the Working Group(s) of your interest,[8] add
comments, additional input or share your concerns via talk pages Your
comments will be then be taken into consideration by the respective
Working Groups.

We are looking forward to working and having these long-awaited
conversations with many of you!

In the name of the Strategy Core Team,
Nicole

[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-June/090417.html
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#Who_should_join_the_Working_Groups?
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Steering_Committee
[5] https://goo.gl/forms/zVElm0hLT9eZvqwF3
[6] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups/Apply/Form
[7] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#What_is_the_timeline_for_Working_Groups?
[8] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#What_are_the_key_thematic_areas?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Update #4: Upcoming call for participation in Working Groups

2018-06-07 Thread Nicole Ebber
 our strategic direction. These areas
> > include:
> > >
> > >   - Roles & Responsibilities
> > >   - Resource Allocation & Revenue Streams
> > >   - Diversity
> > >   - Partnerships
> > >   - Capacity Building
> > >   - Community Health
> > >   - Technology
> > >   - Advocacy
> > >
> > > 3. The core team will be supporting the creation of Working Groups to
> > take
> > > on these critical conversations. These working groups will be asked to
> > > assess the current situation of the thematic area, and obstacles and
> > > opportunities. They’ll have access to all the relevant information
> > already
> > > collected, and the chance to do further research if needed. They’ll be
> > > asked to identify the changes needed in movement structures and develop
> > > concrete recommendations for the movement on how to ratify and
> implement
> > > them.[3] An open call for working group members will go out to the
> > movement
> > > this week -- please stay tuned for an update from Nicole!
> > >
> > > I also had the chance to present more about these plans at last week’s
> > > Metrics Meeting. Please do take a look, either look it all up on the
> > > Meta[3] or watch the video![4]
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Katherine
> > >
> > >
> > > [1]
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_
> > 2018/Documentation/Movement_Strategy_track
> > >
> > > [2]
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2018-20/Working_Groups#What_are_the_key_thematic_areas%3F
> > >
> > > [3]
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2018-20/Working_Groups
> > > [4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOaiU-v7PbE (from minute 24:25)
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Katherine Maher
> > >
> > > Executive Director
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
> > > 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600
> > > San Francisco, CA 94104
> > >
> > > +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635
> > > +1 (415) 712 4873
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [WMCON18] WMCON18: Movement Strategy Track report has been published

2018-05-17 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

Thanks to the excellent work of Cornelius and the facilitators’ team, and
all the WMCON participants who contributed to the Movement Strategy Track,
the Movement Strategy Core Team can now work on the next steps of the
Movement Strategy Process. The main outcome of the Strategy Track is the
groundwork for the key thematic areas  and the Working Groups that will be
an essential structure during Phase 2. The future Working Groups will
develop recommendations for the Wikimedia Movement within the defined key
thematic areas.

Based on the outcomes from the WMCON Strategy Track and the previous
conversations from Phase I and beyond, we are now consolidating and
clarifying the descriptions of the key thematic areas as well as the
suggested Working Groups. In the last week of May, we will publish an open
call for Working Group members, including information about:

* Key thematic areas with guiding questions
* Clear criteria and necessary competencies for membership
* Process for decision making on membership
* Set-up of the groups’ working structures
* Overall movement strategy process description and timeline

The call will be open for two weeks. We expect the Working Groups to be
assembled, onboarded and ready to start working by end of June. This gives
them at least a couple of weeks to prepare the first outputs for
conversations at the Wikimania strategy space and sessions.

The report provides a first glimpse into the upcoming conversations and
processes, and we recommend reading and digesting it in preparation of the
call for working group members.

To have all questions regarding the report and the next steps in one place,
please leave them on the Meta page of the report[1] or of the 2018-2020
process.[2]

On behalf of the Movement Strategy Core Team,
Nicole

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2018/Documentation/Movement_Strategy_track
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20
On Thu, 17 May 2018 at 10:05, Cornelius Kibelka via Wmcon18 <
wmco...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear participants of the Wikimedia Conference,

> Dear Wikimedians,


> I am happy to announce that we have just published the report for the
Movement Strategy Track at WMCON.



https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2018/Documentation/Movement_Strategy_track


> The documentation for the other tracks will be coming up within the next
two weeks, and I am currently working with all speakers and hosts to
finalize their session reports.


> The report is pretty extensive and if you’d print it, over 100 pages
long. This is mostly due to the vast quantity of data the participants of
the Strategy Track have produced together, and of course also due to the
excellent work of our facilitators and harvesters Bhav, Luis, Rob, Olha and
Anna Lena and the unique photos taken by Jason.


> **The summary at the beginning will help you find your way through the
report, and through each single session of the track.**


> The Strategy Core Team will provide an update on the coming steps in the
process following this email, so stay tuned!


> Happy reading, and please feel invited to leave any feedback and
questions on the talk page.


> Best,

> Cornelius

> --
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> Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC)
> for the Wikimedia Conference

> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> http://wikimedia.de

> Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Conference 2015-2017: 3 Year Report

2018-03-24 Thread Nicole Ebber
 the report here:
>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference/
>> 2015%E2%80%932017_Report
>>
>>
>> Also, we have a layouted version as a pdf
>>
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Conference_2015_to_2017_Report.pdf
>>
>>
>> We look forward to seeing many of you at this year’s WMCON, where the
>> future concept and scope of the conference also will be part of the program.
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> Cornelius, Nicole and Daniela
>>
>>
>> --
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>> for the Wikimedia Conference
>>
>> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
>> Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
>> http://wikimedia.de
>>
>> Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
>> Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
>> http://spenden.wikimedia.de/
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the Wikimedia Foundation January 2018 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 1, 16:00 UTC (WMDE edition)

2018-02-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
REMINDER: This meeting starts in 30 minutes.





On 26 January 2018 at 18:08, Nicole Ebber <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> We are excited to host the January metrics and activities meeting next week
> and invite you all to join! It will take place on Thursday, February 1, 2018
> at 4:00 PM UTC (8:00 AM PST) in our office in Berlin. You can join in
> person, tune in via a live YouTube stream[1] or via the IRC channel
> #wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net.
>
> During the January metrics meeting, we'll hear from different presenters
> about past, present and future endeavours, each with a specific
> movement-relevant angle. We will not only present successes but strive to
> also talk about things that did not go so well – and what we learned from
> these setbacks.
>
> Meeting agenda draft (subject to change):
> * Introduction and welcomes
> * Coding da Vinci
> * WMF topic (tba)
> * Wikidata/Wikibase (tbd)
> * Guest speaker (tba)
> * To wiki or not to wiki
> * WMCON sneak preview
> * Wikilove
> * Questions and discussion
>
> Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
> the meeting and how to participate:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_metrics_and_activities_meetings
>
> We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.
>
> All the best,
> Nicole
>
> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFzqTxTfq2Y
>
>
> On 24 January 2018 at 02:09, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> The currently-scheduled January metrics and activities meeting is
>> scheduled
>> to occur during the Wikimedia Foundation's annual meeting for staff and
>> contractors (known as All Hands). Given this, we have a need to
>> reschedule,
>> and decided to use that change to experiment.
>>
>> So, I am very excited to share that the January metrics and activities
>> meeting will be hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland on February 1 from 16:00
>> to
>> 17:00 UTC (8:00-9:00 PT).
>>
>> Please stay tuned for more details from Wikimedia Deutschland in the days
>> to come! I hope that you will turn out and support our friends in Germany
>> in this experiment as part of our ongoing efforts to make the monthly
>> metrics and activities meetings representative of our global movement.
>>
>> Best,
>> Greg and Sam
>> --
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>> Communications Strategist
>> Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/>
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[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to the Wikimedia Foundation January 2018 Metrics & Activities Meeting: Thursday, February 1, 16:00 UTC (WMDE edition)

2018-01-26 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

We are excited to host the January metrics and activities meeting next week
and invite you all to join! It will take place on Thursday, February 1,
2018 at 4:00 PM UTC (8:00 AM PST) in our office in Berlin. You can join in
person, tune in via a live YouTube stream[1] or via the IRC channel
#wikimedia-office on https://webchat.freenode.net.

During the January metrics meeting, we'll hear from different presenters
about past, present and future endeavours, each with a specific
movement-relevant angle. We will not only present successes but strive to
also talk about things that did not go so well – and what we learned from
these setbacks.

Meeting agenda draft (subject to change):
* Introduction and welcomes
* Coding da Vinci
* WMF topic (tba)
* Wikidata/Wikibase (tbd)
* Guest speaker (tba)
* To wiki or not to wiki
* WMCON sneak preview
* Wikilove
* Questions and discussion

Please review the meeting's Meta-Wiki page for further information about
the meeting and how to participate:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_metrics_and_activities_meetings

We’ll post the video recording publicly after the meeting.

All the best,
Nicole

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFzqTxTfq2Y


On 24 January 2018 at 02:09, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> The currently-scheduled January metrics and activities meeting is scheduled
> to occur during the Wikimedia Foundation's annual meeting for staff and
> contractors (known as All Hands). Given this, we have a need to reschedule,
> and decided to use that change to experiment.
>
> So, I am very excited to share that the January metrics and activities
> meeting will be hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland on February 1 from 16:00 to
> 17:00 UTC (8:00-9:00 PT).
>
> Please stay tuned for more details from Wikimedia Deutschland in the days
> to come! I hope that you will turn out and support our friends in Germany
> in this experiment as part of our ongoing efforts to make the monthly
> metrics and activities meetings representative of our global movement.
>
> Best,
> Greg and Sam
> --
> Gregory Varnum
> Communications Strategist
> Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/>
> gvar...@wikimedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hello again,

I have taken the unclear wording from the meta page. As I said, no one
will be excluded from phase 2 conversations.

I would also like to point out that this endorsement page is intended
to work like a show of approval and support instead of an RfC. We are
asking people to support it, to show that they agree upon the outcomes
and intent to contribute to the following process in good faith. It's
a group exercise that is also meant to show what unites us as a
movement.

It is no surprise that not everyone will like everything in the
direction, that's probably in the nature of such a document, and in
the nature of a strategy process. For those of you who have expressed
concerns and wonder about the clarity of the direction, phase 2 will
be the the space for all these conversations.

I will now restore the original status of the sections for organized
groups and individual contributors, without any sorting order but the
time the endorsement has been made.

Best,
Nicole

On 27 October 2017 at 15:59, Peter Southwood
<peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> Hi Nicole.
> That is not the message we are getting from the endorsement page.
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
> -Original Message-
> From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf 
> Of Nicole Ebber
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 10:50 AM
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: 
> Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030
>
> Hi all,
>
> By endorsing, people and organizations state that they agree that the 
> direction is the right way for us as a movement to move forward, and that 
> they commit to participate in phase 2 conversations in good faith. And in 
> phase 2, we will discuss how to fill this direction with life. The next steps 
> will will be designed as an inclusive process, but we won't "oblige" anyone 
> to contribute to phase 2, nor will we "ban" people from it. A look into our 
> FAQ can further clarify:
>
> "How you use the outcomes of this discussion is up to you. Some individuals 
> or organizations may use it to inform programmatic or organizational 
> strategy. Others may see it as a way to connect with the broader movement and 
> invite others to contribute to Wikimedia.
> Some may not use it at all – and that’s okay!
>
> Practically, this does not mean that volunteers will be more restricted in 
> what activities they develop or engage in. Volunteers will remain free to 
> engage in activities that interest them and they believe will most benefit 
> Wikimedia and the world."
> (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Frequently_asked_questions#How_will_this_impact_me_or_my_organization.3F)
>
> Hope that helps,
> Nicole
>
> On 27 October 2017 at 10:21, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote:
>> I'm not sure how I missed that strongarm-statement ("the endorsement
>> is also a necessary step in order to participate in phase 2
>> discussions"). I'm confident that this is a typo of a kind. It does
>> not match with how I know the people in charge of this process.
>>
>> Lodewijk
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:51 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 26 Oct 2017 09:00, "Nicole Ebber" <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Wikimedians,
>>>
>>> Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy
>>> process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers,
>>> colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that
>>> resulted in the new Strategic Direction of the Wikimedia movement.
>>>
>>> This direction provides us with an answer to the question: What do we
>>> want to build and achieve as a movement over the next 10–15 years: By
>>> 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
>>> ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be
>>> able to join us.[1]
>>>
>>> On behalf of the strategy team, it’s with great pleasure that I
>>> invite you today to declare your intent to work together towards this 
>>> future.
>>> Organized groups as well as individual contributors of our movement
>>> are invited to endorse the Strategic Direction by adding their
>>> signature to the endorsement page on Meta-Wiki. You will find all
>>> necessary instructions there.[2]
>>>
>>> By endorsing the Strategic Direction, you are not necessarily
>>> agreeing with every single outcome of the first phase. Endorsing
>>> means that you commit to participating in the 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi all,

By endorsing, people and organizations state that they agree that the
direction is the right way for us as a movement to move forward, and
that they commit to participate in phase 2 conversations in good
faith. And in phase 2, we will discuss how to fill this direction with
life. The next steps will will be designed as an inclusive process,
but we won't "oblige" anyone to contribute to phase 2, nor will we
"ban" people from it. A look into our FAQ can further clarify:

"How you use the outcomes of this discussion is up to you. Some
individuals or organizations may use it to inform programmatic or
organizational strategy. Others may see it as a way to connect with
the broader movement and invite others to contribute to Wikimedia.
Some may not use it at all – and that’s okay!

Practically, this does not mean that volunteers will be more
restricted in what activities they develop or engage in. Volunteers
will remain free to engage in activities that interest them and they
believe will most benefit Wikimedia and the world."
(https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Frequently_asked_questions#How_will_this_impact_me_or_my_organization.3F)

Hope that helps,
Nicole

On 27 October 2017 at 10:21, Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure how I missed that strongarm-statement ("the endorsement is
> also a necessary step in order to participate in phase 2 discussions"). I'm
> confident that this is a typo of a kind. It does not match with how I know
> the people in charge of this process.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:51 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 26 Oct 2017 09:00, "Nicole Ebber" <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Wikimedians,
>>
>> Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy
>> process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers,
>> colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that
>> resulted in the new Strategic Direction of the Wikimedia movement.
>>
>> This direction provides us with an answer to the question: What do we
>> want to build and achieve as a movement over the next 10–15 years: By
>> 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
>> ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be
>> able to join us.[1]
>>
>> On behalf of the strategy team, it’s with great pleasure that I invite
>> you today to declare your intent to work together towards this future.
>> Organized groups as well as individual contributors of our movement
>> are invited to endorse the Strategic Direction by adding their
>> signature to the endorsement page on Meta-Wiki. You will find all
>> necessary instructions there.[2]
>>
>> By endorsing the Strategic Direction, you are not necessarily agreeing
>> with every single outcome of the first phase. Endorsing means that you
>> commit to participating in the next phase of this discussion in good
>> faith and to help define, by Wikimania 2018, how to come to an
>> agreement on roles, responsibilities, and organizational strategies
>> that enable us to implement that future.
>>
>> In addition to signing the meta page, you are all welcome to use the
>> #wikimedia2030 hashtag on social media to celebrate and share your
>> excitement with the world and encourage other Wikimedians to show
>> their support, too.
>>
>> Ideally, please leave questions or remarks on the talk page, to make
>> it easier to follow-up in a structured way.
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Nicole
>>
>>
>> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
>> movement/2017/Direction#Our_strategic_direction:_Service_and_Equity
>> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
>> movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement
>>
>> --
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>> Adviser International Relations
>> Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups
>>
>> Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
>> V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
>> Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Movement Strategy: Endorse the strategic direction today! #wikimedia2030

2017-10-26 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

Today marks the final milestone of phase 1 of our movement strategy
process. Over the past eight months, many of you, of your peers,
colleagues, partners and friends have contributed to an endeavor that
resulted in the new Strategic Direction of the Wikimedia movement.

This direction provides us with an answer to the question: What do we
want to build and achieve as a movement over the next 10–15 years: By
2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the
ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be
able to join us.[1]

On behalf of the strategy team, it’s with great pleasure that I invite
you today to declare your intent to work together towards this future.
Organized groups as well as individual contributors of our movement
are invited to endorse the Strategic Direction by adding their
signature to the endorsement page on Meta-Wiki. You will find all
necessary instructions there.[2]

By endorsing the Strategic Direction, you are not necessarily agreeing
with every single outcome of the first phase. Endorsing means that you
commit to participating in the next phase of this discussion in good
faith and to help define, by Wikimania 2018, how to come to an
agreement on roles, responsibilities, and organizational strategies
that enable us to implement that future.

In addition to signing the meta page, you are all welcome to use the
#wikimedia2030 hashtag on social media to celebrate and share your
excitement with the world and encourage other Wikimedians to show
their support, too.

Ideally, please leave questions or remarks on the talk page, to make
it easier to follow-up in a structured way.

Thank you!
Nicole


[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction#Our_strategic_direction:_Service_and_Equity
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Direction/Endorsement

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: Program themes, eligibility criteria and reporting deadlines

2017-10-25 Thread Nicole Ebber
igibility Criteria ==
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>> The eligibility criteria for participating in the Wikimedia
>>> > > >> Conference
>>> > > >>>>> 2018 are aligned to the Affiliates’ Agreements with the Wikimedia
>>> > > >>>>> Foundation.
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>> Chapters, Thematic Organizations and User Groups must have shown
>>> > > >> signs
>>> > > >>> of
>>> > > >>>>> recent activity (within the last six months) and be up-to-date on
>>> > > >> their
>>> > > >>>>> reporting by the eligibility deadline (December 15, 2017).
>>> > Moreover,
>>> > > >>>>> affiliates need to have been officially recognized by the
>>> Wikimedia
>>> > > >>>>> Foundation before April 19, 2017.
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>> == Participant number regulation ==
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>   -
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>   Chapters, Thematic Organizations and User Groups may send two
>>> > > >>>>>   delegates. Chapters and Thematic Organizations which employ at
>>> > > >> least
>>> > > >>>> 0.5
>>> > > >>>>>   FTE by Sep 1, 2017, may send one additional delegate who is a
>>> > > > paid
>>> > > >>>> staff
>>> > > >>>>>   member.
>>> > > >>>>>   -
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>   Allied organizations may send two delegates.
>>> > > >>>>>   -
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>   The biggest ten language/project communities (by numbers of
>>> > > > active
>>> > > >>>>>   editors [>5 edits/month]) that are not represented by any
>>> > > >> affiliate,
>>> > > >>>> or
>>> > > >>>>>   have an affiliate, which is not eligible because it was
>>> > > > recognized
>>> > > >>>> after
>>> > > >>>>>   April 19, 2017, may send one delegate.
>>> > > >>>>>   -
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>  As per September 2017, the biggest communities without an
>>> > > >>>>>  (eligible) affiliate representation are the Japanese,
>>> > > >> Vietnamese,
>>> > > >>>> Tamil,
>>> > > >>>>>  Bengali, Slovak, Croatian, Hindi and Malay, Wikimedia
>>> Commons
>>> > > >> and
>>> > > >>>>>  Wikivoyage communities.
>>> > > >>>>>  -
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > > >>>>>  The user groups West Bengal Wikimedians User Group (for the
>>> > > >>> Bengali
>>> > > >>>>>  community), Hindi Wikimedians User Group (for the Hindi
>>> > > >>>> community), Wikimedia
>>> > > >>>>>  Community User Group Malaysia (for the Malay community), as
>>> > > >> well
>>> > > >>> as
>>> > > >>>>>  the Commons Photographers User Group (for the Wikimedia
>>> > > > Commons
>>> > > >>>>>  community) and the Wikivoyage Association (for the
>>> Wikivoyage
>>> > > >>>>>  communities) may send one delegate. For the language
>>> > > >> communities
>>> > > >>>> (Japanese,
>>> > > >>>>>  Vietnamese, Tamil, Slovak, Croatian), decision finding and
>>> > > >> making
>>> > > >>>> process
>>> > > >>>>>  on who will be the one person sent to the conference, need
>>> to
>>> > > >> be
>>> > > >>>> made in
>>> > > >>>>>  the public (on-wiki).
>>> > > >>>>>
>>> > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] October 12: Strategy update - Movement direction now posted for your endorsement consideration (#26)

2017-10-20 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Ziko,

Quick response regarding the endorsement: We will ask people to only
endorse the strategic direction in the green box and the short section
underneath with the next steps.

Hope that helps.

Best regards,
Nicole

On 21 October 2017 at 01:02, Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2017-10-20 23:10 GMT+02:00 Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org>:
>
> >
> > I am optimistic that this strategic direction provides every individual
> and
> > entity within the Wikimedia movement something to be excited about.
> >
>
> Hello, it is not about what I might be excited about - I wonder in which
> ways the document will be used in a way I find problematic for the
> community.
>
> I am still curious about the links in the "See also" section:
>
>- Appendix
><https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Direction/Appendix>:
>More information about the process, research, and findings that led to
> this
>outcome.
>- A report of findings
><https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> movement/2017/Findings>
>is being written and many references on this page will be updated to
> point
>to its content.
>
> Are those (and the footnotes) part of the "direction" document? Will people
> who endorse the document also endorse them?
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Ziko
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Beginning on October 26, we will be asking for individual contributors
> and
> > organized groups to endorse this new strategic direction for our
> movement.
> > I encourage you to spend the intervening days discussing this direction
> and
> > determining if you and/or your group will be endorsing it. You will find
> > more information about the endorsement day and the process on the
> > direction’s meta page next week.
> >
> > The endorsement concludes phase 1 of the process, and we are currently
> > drafting the next steps of the process. The main goal of phase 2 will be
> to
> > answer the question "How do we implement the strategic direction", which
> > means identifying the resources needed for execution, and the activities
> it
> > involves. A first rough overview of this phase is being developed on
> Meta.
> > Take a look! [2]
> >
> > On a different note, we have completed the move into our new office space
> > at One Montgomery Tower![3] Once again, thank you to everyone on staff
> who
> > was involved in making the move so seamless, and to all of you for your
> > patience over the past couple of weeks. Later this month, once we are
> more
> > settled in, we will be sharing photos and information about our new space
> > on the Wikimedia Blog.
> >
> > Stay tuned!
> >
> > መልካም ቀን። (Amharic translation: “Have a nice day”),
> >
> > Katherine
> >
> > [1]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > movement/2017/People/Drafting_Group
> > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_2030/Process_planning
> > [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_headquarters
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Deutschland's Progress Report has been published

2017-08-03 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to our freshly published APG
Progress Report. It covers the first six months of 2017 and highlights
include:

* Learnings from our online campaigns to attract and retain new
editors for Wikipedia
* Experimenting with a new Wikipedia Hotline
* Developing features to increase data quality on Wikidata
* What you can do when Wiktionary data is integrated into Wikidata
* Making the German-speaking Community Technical Wishlist Survey more accessible
* How we are bursting the Brussels bubble
* Why WMDE dabbles in Open Science

As always, we wanted to share some of our most important learnings
with the movement. So, check it out:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2016-2017_round_1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form

Happy reading,
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2018: 20-22 April in Berlin #wmcon

2017-08-03 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

We are happy to announce the date of the next Wikimedia Conference:
From 20 to 22 April 2018, we will welcome representatives from
Wikimedia Affiliates and partners, from the Wikimedia Foundation as
well as its committees in Berlin. We will closely coordinate with the
WMF’s teams for all things logistics, program and funding, and are
thankful for their support.

Taking the clear feedback from participants and our experiences from
several years of organizing this event into account, we have also
agreed to host WMCON in Berlin for an unlimited time. You will be able
to read more about our lessons learned in September/October, when we
publish our report about hosting WMCON from 2015-2017.

As in the previous years, we will create a space for conversations
around the future of our movement, with a special focus on the
affiliates’ responsibilities and needs as well as collaboration within
our movement and with our partners. Phase 2 of the movement strategy
process will also be in full swing at that time, so that WMCON can
again provide one essential platform for strategic conversations among
affiliates and the WMF.

The main conference will run from Friday to Sunday, and will again
accommodate pre- and post-conference sessions and workshops. In the
coming months, we will provide you with all necessary information on
eligibility criteria for attendance, registration, funding and program
design. Stay tuned for updates!

If you have questions or ideas to share, feel free to reach out via
the usual channels or talk to Abraham, Cornelius or me next week at
Wikimania.

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Deutschland: Annual Report 2016

2017-06-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi all,

We have recently published our Annual Report 2016. If you would like
to learn more about examples of Wikimedia Deutschland's projects and
programmes from last year, you might want to read about one or more of
the following:

* our new editors campaign,
* our successes with Wikidata,
* our Technical Wishes project,
* our achievements in the political and legal field,
* our work for Open Education & Open Science
* our growth in membership numbers
* our regionalisation efforts
* our work for the international movement

Inspired by the WMF's recent Annual Reports, we have – for the first
time – created a visually appealing, responsive online version that
also works pretty well on mobile. https://2016.wikimedia.de/en

If you rather prefer to print it, please be patient: We will publish
the oldschool PDF version and link it on the meta [[Reports]] page
next week.

Happy reading,
Nicole


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[Wikimedia-l] An invitation to read: WMDE’s Impact Report 2016

2017-03-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi all,

We have have published our Impact Report for 2016, and I would like to
draw your attention to some of the learnings and experiences we share
in this comprehensive document. It has a special focus on Wikidata and
community-centered Software Development and also covers our broad
range of non-APG funded activities.

To make it easier to discover certain fields of our work in this long
and beautiful document, I have picked some of the highlights for you.
I invite you to read the report if you would like to learn about:
* Wikidata – all the great features that were further developed and
how Wikidata is getting ready for Commons and Wiktionary[1]
* Technical Wishes Project – how an idea from WMDE is now movement
practice and all the great technical features that were developed as a
result[2]
* Advocacy – An in-depth look at our policy work and what's at stake[3]
* Open Science Fellow Program – how we want to revolutionize science
from the bottom up[4]
* New Editors – how we plan to make the onboarding of new Wikipedia
authors more lovely experience[5]
* Volunteers – how they put together the largest German-speaking
conference and are building the grid of local hubs[6]

True to our approach of being a learning partner for the movement, we
have also added a lot of shared learnings at the bottom of each
section.[7],[8]

If you are coming to WMCON in Berlin this week, feel free to reach out
to me and my colleagues directly with any questions or feedback. You
can of course also get in touch via email or the talk pages. If you
are not sure whom to best talk to, contact me and I will connect you
with my colleagues.

Happy reading!
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#APG-funded_program:_Software_development_for_the_Wikimedia_movement
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Goal_3:_Grow_innovation_capacity_for_the_movement_through_community-centered_software_development
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Strengthen_political_and_legal_work_aimed_at_promoting_free_knowledge
[4] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Recruit_educational.2C_scientific.2C_and_cultural_institutions_for_flagship_projects
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Attract_and_retain_new_volunteers_for_the_Wikimedia_movement
[6] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Improve_relationships_between_WMDE_and_volunteers
[7] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Shared_learnings_from_WMDE_Software_Development
[8] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Impact_report_form#Further_shared_learnings

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of Wiki Loves Women explainer video

2017-03-08 Thread Nicole Ebber
Really beautiful, thank you for sharing, Florence! And happy
International Women's Day!

Nicole

On 8 March 2017 at 15:54, Anna Torres <d...@wikimedia.org.ar> wrote:
> Great!!! Love it! <3 Could you talk sometime next week? Hugs!!!
>
> 2017-03-08 11:48 GMT-03:00 Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>:
>
>> Anytime Anna !
>>
>> Speaking about Spanish... all of our biographies for the #16WikiWomen
>> translation drive were translated in Spanish. Kudos !
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon/tracking
>>
>> Flo
>>
>>
>>
>> Le 08/03/2017 à 15:42, Anna Torres a écrit :
>>
>>> Thanks Isla and Florence!
>>>
>>> This is so cool! We should work closer to improve in Spanish African women
>>> in Wikipedia :) Let's talk?
>>>
>>> Hugs!
>>>
>>> 2017-03-08 11:37 GMT-03:00 Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>:
>>>
>>> Hello everyone
>>>>
>>>> Wiki Loves Women is officially launching its presentation video today.
>>>>
>>>> Please check it out here and tell us what you think :
>>>> https://vimeo.com/207432965
>>>>
>>>> It is also on Commons : https://commons.wikimedia.org/
>>>> wiki/File:Wiki_loves_Women_-_English_WebM_-_Final.webm
>>>>
>>>> This video was a partnership between WikiAfrica, Goethe Institute and
>>>> Blink Tower.
>>>>
>>>> It brought quite a few challenges... such as myself being completely
>>>> happy
>>>> with the exact terms of the script, succeeding to get every element of
>>>> the
>>>> video under a free licence including the background music, getting a nice
>>>> african women voice for the narrative, getting curly hair rather than
>>>> flat
>>>> ones, identifying nice examples of western as well as african concerns...
>>>> etc. We tried to be as inclusive as possible.
>>>>
>>>> Well, we hope you like it.
>>>> If you do... please litterally "like" the video and "like" our facebook
>>>> page
>>>>
>>>> A French version is currently being recorded and should follow shortly.
>>>>
>>>> Last, we would love to see the video subtitled in many langages. If you
>>>> want to give a hand for the translation, please get in touch with us (by
>>>> email, or twitter, or facebook, or on our meta talk page :
>>>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Women)
>>>> I'll set up a page for translation on meta shortly.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.wikiloveswomen.org
>>>> https://www.facebook.com/WikiLovesWomen
>>>> http://www.twitter.com/wikiloveswomen
>>>>
>>>> Isla and Florence
>>>>
>>>>
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[Wikimedia-l] Berlin

2016-12-20 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

A lot of people reached out to us to ask if Wikipedians and
Wikimedians in Berlin are safe. Thank you to all of you who are
thinking of us right now!

From what we know by now, everyone around us is OK. Our thoughts are
with families and friends of those who have been affected by the
incident last night.

Take care,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] APG Progress Report: Learn about Wikidata and community-oriented software development

2016-07-28 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Chris,

Thanks for reading the report. Yes, sure, we are currently in
intensive conversations with WMF. :)

Cheers,
Nicole

On 27 July 2016 at 21:07, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Nicole and everyone at WMDE for a very thorough report.
>
> One question - you say that 2017 funding for Wikidata has not been agreed
> with WMF. I wondered if anyone could let us know what's happening with this
> - is there a conversation progressing about it?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Chris
>
> On 27 Jul 2016 13:54, "Nicole Ebber" <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> We have published our APG Progress Report. It covers the first six
>> months of 2016, with a special focus on Wikidata and
>> community-oriented Software Development. It also covers our non-APG
>> funded activities such as the Attribution Generator, Local Hubs for
>> Volunteers and our mapping OER project.
>>
>> True to our approach of being a learning partner for the movement, we
>> have added two sections with shared learnings at the bottom of each
>> section.
>>
>> Check it out, it's beautiful!
>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form
>>
>> Happy reading,
>> Nicole
>>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] With my thanks to everyone ...

2016-07-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Geoff,

In the name of Wikimedia Deutschland, I would like to thank you for
your guidance and support through all the years, and for all the
things you have achieved for the WMF and our movement.

I am looking forward to working with Michelle and Stephen, and wish
you all the best for your future endeavours. Sounds like an exciting
new role, indeed.

Keep up the great work!

Nicole


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>
> What a beautiful note. YouTube is in for a treat, as you are yourself a
> source of trust and stability and safety. The initiatives and examples you
> have set will serve Wikimedia for some time to come.
>
> Warmly,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome Delphine Ménard as WMF's Annual Plan Grants Program Officer

2016-06-21 Thread Nicole Ebber
Excellent news, congrats to Delphine and the team. Excited to work with you
in the new role.

Nicole
On 21 Jun 2016 11:04 am, "Christophe Henner" 
wrote:

> Oh yeah? Well that was à long time ago she's now way wiser I hope!
>
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 4:44 AM, Christophe Henner
>  wrote:
> > Déjà vu!
> >
> > Welcome to our movement, Delphine!
> >
> > I hope you will get to like us, even though we are a crazy bunch, don't
> be
> > scared :)
>
> Better watch out! From what I've heard she's not even scared by board
> members...
>
> -- Arne
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-11 Thread Nicole Ebber
erim ED, the C-levels started by identifying immediate
>> > priorities for the coming months, including building trust, improving
>> > communications, and filling key leadership positions. They felt, and we
>> > agree, that Katherine is the right person to lead the organization while
>> it
>> > addresses these and other important issues. Additionally, this will allow
>> > the rest of the executive team to focus on critical organizational
>> > functions, including community and engineering management, fundraising,
>> and
>> > strengthening our human resources function. You can read more about our
>> > process and thinking here:
>> >
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/March_2016_-_Leadership_Team_transition_planning
>> >
>> >
>> > Katherine has been with the Foundation as Chief Communications Officer
>> for
>> > about two years now. During that time, she has developed a versatile and
>> > effective team that serves the needs of the organization and movement,
>> > collaborating closely with other departments and the community. She has
>> > thoughtfully introduced new capacities and led her team through
>> > transitions, and played a critical role in shepherding the strategy
>> process
>> > and the annual plan, in collaboration with other C-levels. She is known
>> for
>> > listening to and empowering the people that she works with.
>> >
>> > For those who don’t know Katherine, she’s been a longtime advocate for
>> > global open communities, culture, and technology. She previously led
>> > advocacy for the international digital rights organization Access Now,
>> > where she worked on freedom of expression, access to information, and
>> > privacy. She has supported the efforts of citizens and governments around
>> > the world to deepen transparency and participation in her roles at the
>> > World Bank, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and
>> > UNICEF (where her team built wikis for youth participation in major
>> global
>> > issues). She is a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology
>> Fund.
>> >
>> > With interim leadership in place, our next step as the Board is to move
>> > quickly to plan and implement the search for a permanent Executive
>> > Director. We will be working together over the coming weeks to clarify
>> > roles and responsibilities in this search, and identify the best way for
>> > community and staff to participate.  We want this process to be inclusive
>> > and incorporate many voices. We look forward to sharing an update on our
>> > progress toward the end of next week.
>> >
>> > As interim Executive Director, Katherine will report to the Board. Geoff
>> > Brigham will continue serving as Board Secretary, and Jaime Villagomez as
>> > Board Treasurer, reporting to the Board in those capacities. As of March
>> > 14, Katherine's reports include the C-team: Geoff Brigham, Jaime
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>> > Communications team will continue to report to Katherine for the time
>> > being, with support from the leadership of Juliet Barbara and Heather
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>> >
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>> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Katy Love to direct WMF Resources team

2016-02-27 Thread Nicole Ebber
Congratulations, Katy! That's an excellent choice, indeed. Thank you
for all the support, exchange, and fun throughout the last couple of
years. We are looking forward to working with you in the years ahead.

Regards from Berlin,
Nicole

On 26 February 2016 at 00:02, Maggie Dennis <mden...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hello, all.
>
> I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the role
> of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement department, picking up
> the baton so ably carried by Siko Bouterse before her. Katy has been with
> the Wikimedia Foundation since January 2013, beginning as the first program
> officer to work with the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). I’m grateful
> to her for moving into this role and am looking forward to collaborating
> with her closely in WMF’s Community Engagement department.
>
> We will be hiring her replacement to oversee the FDC/full annual plan
> grants program in the weeks ahead.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Maggie
>
> P.S. Their page! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Certification by IDEAS

2015-12-17 Thread Nicole Ebber
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this milestone and experience
with us and all the best for accomplishing the next steps. :)

Nicole

On 17 December 2015 at 17:56, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
> That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
>
> On 17 December 2015 at 22:22, Mardetanha <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> it is so good news, Thanks for sharing such wonderful news with us
>>
>> Mardetanha
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Christophe Henner <
>> christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi everyone,
>> >
>> > A quick email to share with you a good news on our side.
>> >
>> > A few month ago, Wikimedia France started a process to apply for a third
>> > party certification called IDEAS. This certification is the first step
>> for
>> > us in a process to get recognized Wikimedia France as a serious
>> > organisation that can be formally trusted by donors.
>> >
>> > IDEAS label is hard to get as you have to reach high criterias on 3
>> grounds
>> > :
>> > * Governance
>> > * Accounting
>> > * Actions effectiveness
>> >
>> > The process took a little over 6 month, and required us to provide them
>> > with documents, interviews and explanations of what we are and what we’re
>> > doing.
>> >
>> > I’m proud to say that thanks to the work of many, and especially our
>> staff,
>> > we received it with flying colors. Usually, IDEAS grant the label and
>> > includes recommendations for the organization to even do better.
>> >
>> > They failed to provide any recommendation in our case and expressed large
>> > congratulations for exceeding their expectations.
>> >
>> > Second step, starting now, is to get formal recognition of Wikimedia
>> France
>> > as a General Interest organisation by the french government. Around 10
>> > non-profits get such recognition every year, and right now only 633
>> > organisations have it.
>> >
>> > We hope to get it in the coming month.
>> >
>> > All the best,
>> >
>> > Christophe HENNER | Président
>> > ---
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] upcoming milestones for Annual Plan Grants

2015-11-13 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thank you for posting the staff assessments, Katy, and the
subject-matter expert feedback[1], Wes. We really appreciate all the
work that goes into reviewing the proposals.

We did find a few areas that we felt still needed clarification – in
some cases the assessment seemed to contradict itself as well as the
subject-matter expert feedback. We hope that our short comments on the
talk page[2] contribute to the deliberations and help the FDC make
informed decisions.

Kind regards,
Nicole

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Proposal_form#Subject-matter_expert_feedback_regarding_software_development_programs
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Staff_proposal_assessment


On 30 October 2015 at 00:06, Katy Love <kl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Wikimedians,
>
> On October 30, the community review period [1] for the annual plan grants
> for this round of proposals to the FDC ends. To those of you who have
> reviewed proposals and asked comments or provided feedback, thank you!
>
> Here are some important upcoming milestones: [2]
> * Nov 1: Round 2 Letter of Intent due. Organizations that are interested in
> applying for an annual plan must submit an LOI. Eligibility requirements are
> here. [3]
> * Nov 9: FDC staff will publish an assessment of the each of the 11
> proposals
> * Nov 15-18: FDC deliberates on the proposals in San Francisco, joined by a
> Board representative
> * By Dec 1: FDC publishes its recommendations to the Board
>
> If you have any questions about these milestones, I'm happy to help you. You
> can reach me at kl...@wikimedia.org.
>
> Cheers,
> Katy Love
>
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round1/Community_review
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Calendar
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Number of new User Groups

2015-10-20 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi all,

Please have a look at the timeline for the Wikimedia Conference
2016[1], which already incorporates the feedback from last year: This
year, we will work closer with the participants when we create the
programme. In the registration, we will ask for concrete needs for
capacity building support, and possible contributions to the
programme. This is why the registration process will start earlier
than in the years before.

We are now in the process of finalising the grant proposal and publish
it by the end of the week. Of course, we have calculated with a higher
number of User Groups than this year. In the proposal, we will give
more details on the the program design process.

To ensure an impact oriented conference, we need different formats and
target group specific sessions. We have identified four cornerstones
that complete the program:

* One overarching movement theme. WMCON brings together movement
stakeholders to discuss the future of the movement. We have to make
the most of the this unique opportunity where this group of affiliate
and WMF representatives is gathering in one place and have them work,
think, talk, listen, and learn together. For inspiration, we will also
consider to invite external key note speakers.
* Capacity building. The culture of shared learning is slowly
increasing among movement entities. We are getting better at learning
from each other’s mistakes and successes, but there is a lot of room
for improvement. Working and learning sessions will be built according
to the participants needs; speakers will come from within and outside
of the movement.
* Facilitated social activities. Only a safe space in a creative,
trustful atmosphere will enable a good, effective working environment
that includes newbies and old hands alike. We will create more moments
of sharing, of social exchange and provide guidance for side events
and evening sessions.
* Wildcard and must-have topics. Since the agenda design process
starts early, we will leave some space in the schedule for urgent
movement issues that might come up in the time between January and
April.

Further information will follow in the next weeks. We are looking
forward to your contributions.
Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016

On 20 October 2015 at 02:18, Kacie Harold <khar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Pine,
>
> I recall that several representatives at the User Group meetup at the WMCON
> last spring noted that they would like to see more sessions that focused on
> the needs of smaller affiliates, and I am glad that you brought it up.  It
> would be great to start a list of the kinds of session topics or training
> that smaller affiliates would like to see, as well as ways in which the WMF
> can provide the attention or support you felt was lacking in previous years.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kacie
>
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 3:00 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> It's nice to see the recent momentum in the formation of user groups. Can
>> Affcom shed some light on what may be causing the burst of announced
>> formations?
>>
>> Relatedly, I'm wondering if the number of UGs is now so high that the
>> budget and/or programmatic capacity of WMCON will be a bit stretched to
>> accomodate all of the UGs in addition to the larger affiliates. I was
>> thinking that it would be good to have a track at WMCON devoted to small
>> affiliates, but now I'm starting to wonder if there are so many of us, with
>> interests and concerns hopefully now more visible on WMF's radar due to our
>> increased numbers, that it would make sense to have separate conferences for
>> the large and small affiliates so that undivided attention from WMF can be
>> given more evenly to both size classes of affiliates for the duration of a
>> conference. Any thoughts about those options, from Affcom, WMF, WMDE, or
>> others?
>>
>> Pine
>
>
>
>
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] WMCON 2015: Report from the Program and Engagement Coordinator

2015-10-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

We have just published our report of the Program and Engagement
Coordination for the Wikimedia Conference. It covers the first six
months of our experiment. (Spoiler: We consider this experiment a
success.)

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WM_DE/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/PEC_Report

With this report – as well as the two previous ones – we share our
experiences and learnings in a quite extensive manner so that people
can learn from and build upon it. Besides these reports, we also
strive to share our learnings in presentations, talks or personal
conversations. We appreciate any feedback or recommendation regarding
the Program and Engagement Coordination, because we strongly believe
in the power of being learning partners in the movement.

Happy reading!
Nicole & Cornelius

For the timeline of the 2016 conference, please see here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] I'll be moving on

2015-10-08 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thank you, Jan! It's always been a pleasure working with you, learning
from you, and laughing with you.

All the best for your future endeavours, I hope to see you around.

Nicole

On 8 October 2015 at 10:22, Jan Ainali <jan.ain...@wikimedia.se> wrote:
> All,
>
> For the last three years I have been the Executive Director for Wikimedia
> Sverige. Before that I have been Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the
> board (at different times) and have been involved since the founding of the
> chapter in 2007. It is perhaps even an understatement to say that the
> chapter has been a big part of my life. I have had the opportunity to be
> part of a fantastic journey from starting the first chapter’s activities to
> today, with stable strategic activities, seven people in the office, and a
> diversified board. It has been an awesome time in my life and I have met
> and worked with some truly wonderful persons along the way, and I am
> thankful to all of you that have made it so inspiring. But now, as my
> contract is about to come to an end, I feel that it is time for me to move
> on to new endeavours. I am confident that the chapter is already in good
> hands, with a professional board and an office with experienced staff
> members and functional processes, but I’ll be around until at least the
> beginning of January to make it a smooth transition.
>
> I will obviously always be a wikimedian at heart and probably pick up on my
> editing again and I will also stay subscribed to most mailing lists. If not
> earlier, I’ll see you in Esino Lario.
>
> Best regards,
>
> *Jan Ainali*
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>
>
>
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Let's celebrate Wikidata's birthday next month!

2015-09-30 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hey Wikidata friends,

Wikidata is turning 3 years old on October 29th. This is a reason to
celebrate for all of us. We'll be having a big party in Berlin and we
would love to see as many of you there as possible.

The Wikidata team also has a few more things planned where they'd love
to have videos, images and other input from you.

Find all information including a draft schedule for the event with
exhibition, editathon, award ceremony, party and more on:
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Third_Birthday/Party

Here's the event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487210038273348/
And here's a tweet for you to share:
https://twitter.com/wikidata/status/649227676528545792

Cheers,
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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] We need your votes for Wikidata, again

2015-09-10 Thread Nicole Ebber
Greetings!

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who voted for Wikidata in
the first phase or the "Land of Ideas" competition. With your support,
we made it into the Top 10. \o/

Now it's time for the second phase: We have to be number one to
finally win the Public's Choice Award.

So please vote again and help us spread the word! Voting is open until
15 September, and you can repeat your vote daily (!). It's easy:

1. Go to the voting page: http://hauptvoting.welt.de/mainvoting/list
2. Click the yellow button under the Wikidata entry
3. Type in your email address and tick the box to agree to the voting rules.
4. You will receive a link via email. Click the link within 24 hours.
5. BONUS: Watch the video, where every finalist presents themselves in
15 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFXsPTNdMEI (in German,
but Wikidata is right at the beginning ;))

Thanks everyone!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vote now for Wikidata!

2015-08-23 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thanks to everyone who has voted already! Today is the last day, and
Wikidata just fell down to 11. You can vote (or vote again) before 21:59
UTC today and bring Wikidata back into the game. We need to be among ranks
1-10.

Let's win this! :)

Cheers,
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On 14 Aug 2015 10:38 am, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Dear all,

 We are happy to announce that Wikidata is one of the 100 winning
 projects of the “Germany – Land of Ideas” competition 2015. With your
 support, Wikidata now even has the chance to win the Public’s Choice
 Award!

 We need to be among the first 10 to enter the next round and win the
 Public’s Choice Award.
 Wikidata has recently climbed from 15th to 7th rank, so let's win
 this! Voting is open until 23 August.

 The information about the competition and projects is available in
 English[1,2], but the voting process only in German. But it’s pretty
 easy to vote anyway:

 1. Please go to the Wikidata voting page:
 https://www.land-der-ideen.de/ausgezeichnete-orte/preistraeger/wikidata
 2. Click the yellow button on the right (Jetzt abstimmen).
 3. Type in your email address and tick the box to agree to the voting
 rules.
 4. You will receive a link via email. Click the link within 24 hours.
 5. BONUS: **Repeat daily until 23 August** (yes, you can vote every day!)

 Please help us spread the word and thank you for supporting Wikidata.

 Nicole


 [1]
 https://www.land-der-ideen.de/en/projects-germany/landmarks-land-ideas/competition-2015-urban-space-rural-space-cyberspace
 [2]
 https://www.land-der-ideen.de/en/projects-germany/landmarks-land-ideas/2015-award-recipients/category-science/wikidata


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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Vote now for Wikidata!

2015-08-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear all,

We are happy to announce that Wikidata is one of the 100 winning
projects of the “Germany – Land of Ideas” competition 2015. With your
support, Wikidata now even has the chance to win the Public’s Choice
Award!

At the moment, Wikidata is on rank 15. We need to be among the first
10 to enter the next round and win the Public’s Choice Award. Voting
is open for you until 23 August.

The information about the competition and projects is available in
English[1,2], but the voting process only in German. But fear not,
it’s very easy to vote anyway:

1. Please go to the Wikidata voting page:
https://www.land-der-ideen.de/ausgezeichnete-orte/preistraeger/wikidata
2. Click the yellow button on the right (Jetzt abstimmen).
3. Type in your email address and tick the box to agree to the voting rules.
4. You will receive a link via email. Click the link within 24 hours.
5. BONUS: **Repeat daily until 23 August** (yes, you can vote every day!)

Please help us spread the word and thank you for supporting Wikidata.

Nicole


[1] 
https://www.land-der-ideen.de/en/projects-germany/landmarks-land-ideas/competition-2015-urban-space-rural-space-cyberspace
[2] 
https://www.land-der-ideen.de/en/projects-germany/landmarks-land-ideas/2015-award-recipients/category-science/wikidata

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Shared learning in our progress report

2015-08-03 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi Pine,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that our report and the
learning materials are read and considered valuable.

And I am also pleased to hear that the Conference continues to have an
effect on your everyday Wikimedia work and look forward to further
dialogue.

Nicole

On 3 August 2015 at 08:55, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi Nicole,

 Thanks for this update. The quantity of WMDE's documentation is impressive!

 I particularly appreciate that WMDE created learning patterns based on its
 experiences. These are more digestible than larger reports which sometimes
 have valuable lessons buried inside of tl;dr material.

 Thank you again for hosting the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. That
 conference gave me information overload at the time, but I have since
 been capitalizing on relationships and ideas that I encountered at the
 conference.

 Regards from Cascadia,
 Pine

 Pine


 On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl
 wrote:

 hi Nicole,

 many thanks for sharing this.

 dj

 On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de
 wrote:

  Dear Wikimedia friends and partners,
 
  We have just published our FDC progress report for the first half of
  2015. It’s a quite lengthy document, so I would like to highlight some
  shared learning for the Free Knowledge movement that we present in
  this report.
 
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form
 
  We have published several learning patterns and material, for example
  on participation in post-conference surveys, crowd-funding campaign,
  recording audio samples, relationships with donors, and sharing
  information with the movement:
 
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form#Sharing_of_Learnings
 
  The grant report for the Wikimedia Conference 2015 includes a lot of
  lessons learnt that can also be applied to other movement events:
 
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WM_DE/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Report
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Feedback_evaluation
 
  The committee that was tasked with the transition of our Executive
  Director reported on their process and provides advice for similar
  processes in other organisations, no matter if big or small:
 
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/Transition_Team/Executive_transition_report
 
  Our annual compass 2016 provides WMDE with vision and direction for
  the upcoming planning process and lists new volunteers, software
  development and public policy as the three priorities for our work in
  2016:
 
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/PP16/Kompass/en
 
  If you have questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out
  to us. You can either engage via the respective talk pages or directly
  with the contact persons involved. If you are not sure whom to best
  reach out to, get in touch with me and I will connect you.
 
  Nicole
 
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[Wikimedia-l] Shared learning in our progress report

2015-07-30 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends and partners,

We have just published our FDC progress report for the first half of
2015. It’s a quite lengthy document, so I would like to highlight some
shared learning for the Free Knowledge movement that we present in
this report.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form

We have published several learning patterns and material, for example
on participation in post-conference surveys, crowd-funding campaign,
recording audio samples, relationships with donors, and sharing
information with the movement:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round1/Wikimedia_Deutschland_e.V./Progress_report_form#Sharing_of_Learnings

The grant report for the Wikimedia Conference 2015 includes a lot of
lessons learnt that can also be applied to other movement events:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WM_DE/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Report
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Feedback_evaluation

The committee that was tasked with the transition of our Executive
Director reported on their process and provides advice for similar
processes in other organisations, no matter if big or small:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/Transition_Team/Executive_transition_report

Our annual compass 2016 provides WMDE with vision and direction for
the upcoming planning process and lists new volunteers, software
development and public policy as the three priorities for our work in
2016:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/PP16/Kompass/en

If you have questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out
to us. You can either engage via the respective talk pages or directly
with the contact persons involved. If you are not sure whom to best
reach out to, get in touch with me and I will connect you.

Nicole

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Board of Trustees Chair and Vice Chair positions

2015-07-16 Thread Nicole Ebber
Congratulations to Patricio and Alice!

And thank you, Jan-Bart. :)

Nicole Ebber
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On 16 Jul 2015 5:37 pm, Edward Galvez egal...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Congratulations!

 On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM, Katy Love kl...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  Congratulations Patricio and Alice!!
  Katy
 
  On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM, Christophe Henner 
  christophe.hen...@gmail.com wrote:
 
   Congrats Patricio and Alice.
  
   Jan-Bart when are you buying rounds?
   Le 16 juil. 2015 5:12 PM, Pierre-Selim pierre-se...@huard.info a
   écrit :
  
Congrats Patricio and Alice!
   
And thank you Jan-Bart :)
   
2015-07-16 17:08 GMT-05:00 Gregory Varnum gregory.var...@gmail.com
 :
   
 Congratulations (and condolences) to Patricio and Alice! Good news.
  :)

 Thank you Jan-Bart for your service as Chair and for staying for
   sticking
 around for the transition. :)

 -greg

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  On Jul 16, 2015, at 5:04 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede 
jdevre...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
 
  Hello Everyone
 
  I am happy to inform you that the Board has unanimously
 appointed a
   new
 Chair and Vice Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
 
  Patricio Lorente will be the new Chair and Alice Wiegand will be
  the
new
 Vice-Chair. Both have several.years of experience on the board and
 we
   are
 confident that they will help the board grow and be successful in
 the
 coming years.
 
  Personally I am looking forward to helping them get acquainted
 with
 their new role in the coming months as my time on the Wikimedia
 Board
ends
 in December.
 
  I hope you can join me in congratulating them on their new
 position
   and
 wish them success in the challenges facing them.
 
  Jan-Bart de Vreede
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[Wikimedia-l] Announcement WMCON 2016 dates and rough timeline

2015-07-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

Wikimedia Deutschland and the Wikimedia Foundation are delighted to
announce the date for the next Wikimedia Conference in Berlin:

April 20-24, 2016

Wikimedia Affiliates, members of the Wikimedia Foundation board and staff
as well as the FDC and AffCom, please save the date! As in previous years,
Wikimedia Deutschland will host the conference with the generous support of
the Wikimedia Foundation.

Today, we would like to share a few changes in the logistics and program
design process with you that should help us all in making this conference
even more productive and sustainable.

July 16, 2015: WMCON Follow-Up Day at Wikimania

Before Oct 2015: Follow-up WMCON15 and identify main themes for WMCON16

Oct 2015: Publish program themes for WMCON16

Nov 2015: Affiliates select their representatives according to the program
lines

Dec 2015–15 Jan 2016: Registration (hard deadline, no exceptions!)

15 Jan–29 Feb 2016: Arrange travel, hotel and visa

15 Jan–20 Apr 2016: Continue program design process together with the
registered participants. Enable participants and speakers to prepare
properly.

20-24 Apr 2016: Have a blast at WMCON16

After April: Follow-up.

After Wikimania, we will start setting up the program design process.
Please note that only thanks to the early registration, we are able to
properly incorporate all participants’ needs and input for the first time.
The registration closes on January 15, 2016. This is a hard deadline and we
will not be able to allow any exceptions. Please support us in making this
possible by choosing your representatives early!

Looking forward to seeing many of you next week in Mexico. Feel free to
reach out to me should you have questions or feedback.

Nicole

P. S.: We have just published the extensive grant report and evaluation
survey for this year's Wikimedia Conference. It is really worth having a
look, as it is not only visually appealing but also offers a lot of
substantial content that can be used by our movement partners and provides
learning opportunities for other event organisers and program leaders
alike.

Report:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WM_DE/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Report

Survey Evaluation:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Feedback_evaluation

//
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Evaluation_Survey_WM_Conference_2015.pdf

(PDF)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A transition and a new chapter.

2015-04-14 Thread Nicole Ebber
 an update on that very soon. This is
  a very natural point for me to pursue something new.
 
  What Wikimedia does in the world is wonderful  important. I’m sure I
  will continue to cross paths with many of you in future as I continue
  to move in free culture circles, and I very much look forward to it.
 
  I’ll continue to be @ WMF full-time through April, and will make
  myself available as necessary afterwards, for when the org needs human
  institutional memory that surpasses digital archives. I wish you all
  success and joy :-)
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimédia France travel policy Learning patterns

2015-03-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thanks for sharing this, Emeric. I especially like the approach of
sharing these kinds of experience that all the organisations have to
deal with on an everyday basis. I guess these procedures are quite
easy to copy or build upon for others.

Merci,
Nicole



On 9 March 2015 at 09:49, Emeric Vallespi emeric.valle...@wikimedia.fr wrote:
 Dear movement fellows,

 After our Board handbook, we are pleased to share with you the
 Wikimédia France Travel policy (this time, in French and English!):

 (en) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimédia_France/Politique_de_voyage/en
 (fr) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimédia_France/Politique_de_voyage

 This document is the compilation and formalization of our expenses
 reimbursement's practices for several years.
 The main goal of this formalization is to clarify, for our various
 stakeholders in the organization, the expenses which can be reimbursed,
 the amounts, the conditions and the process.
 And because it's clearer we think that it's going to facilitate the
 volunteers involvement. Indeed, by knowing in advance if expenses can be
 covered, we are hoping that volunteers will take more initiatives to do
 projects, even if there is a cost.
 Of course, it facilitates the work of our treasurers and executive
 director who deal with the approval of expenses requests/reports,
 because the commons cases are anticipated in the policy, and now they
 have to intervene only for specific cases, which are less frequent.

 It is also ensuring a healthier governance: it clarifies the process of
 escalation if needed and it provides fairness for every requests' answers.
 Besides it allowed to define consensually the frame of reimbursements
 with different stakeholders.

 As it might be useful for other entities, we shared in a Learning
 Patternswhy we think it's useful for us to have this policy,what
 problems it solves and how we have solved them:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Learning_patterns/Travel_policy_−_defining_travel_support_conditions_to_further_volunteer_involvement
 Moreover, we did an unofficial translation of the policy (link above)
 to ease your feedback possibilities about this policy, about the process
 we followed or to be inspired by if you are thinking about such an
 initiative of document in your organization.

 Feel free to ask any questions or make suggestions of improvement.
 Cheers,
 --
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 Vice President

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New ED of Wikimedia Norway

2015-02-23 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Astrid and Erlend,

On behalf of Wikimedia Deutschland, congratulations Astrid for your
new role in our movement. :)

I hope we will be welcoming you in Berlin in May.

Best regards,
Nicole




(Sorry, Christophe, for copying your text. I suppose it was freely
licensed anyway, right? :D)


On 23 February 2015 at 09:48, Christophe Henner
christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr wrote:
 Hi Erlend and Astrid,

 On behalf of Wikimedia France, congratulations Astrid for your new role in
 the movement.

 I hope we'll see you in Berlin in May!

 All the best,

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 On 23 February 2015 at 09:27, Erlend Bjørtvedt erl...@wikimedia.no wrote:

 Dear friends in the Wikimedia movement,

 With much gratitude and anticipation, the Board of WMNO this week named
 Astrid Carlsen, Executive Director of Wikimedia Norway!

 Many of you already know Astrid as a dedicated, energetic, and knowledgable
 colleague, and we are pleased that Astrid excepted to take the challenge of
 more direct responsibility and leadership in the organisation. Astrid has
 been our GLAM officer during the last 1,5 years. She has already performed
 several executive functions, and this codification of that experience is a
 natural next step for all of us.

 We are thrilled to have Astrid with us in the future, as we are entering
 a breaking point with new challenges for funding, professionalization, and
 clarifying further the divisions of labour between ED, Board, staff, and
 volunteers. The upcoming general assembly in April will further lay those
 foundations. We are fully convinced that Astrid will assist and pilot our
 chapter through these challenges in an excellent way

 All the best from Wikimedia Norway

 Erlend Bjørtvedt


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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference - Come to Berlin in May 2015!

2015-02-11 Thread Nicole Ebber
tl;dr:
Wikimedia Conference 2015 in Berlin
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015
Date: May 14-17, 2015
Registration: Will open soon


Dear Wikimedia friends,

Thanks to the generous support of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia
Deutschland will be hosting the Wikimedia Conference from May 14-17,
2015 [1].

It is my pleasure to invite Wikimedia Affiliates to join us in Berlin
and I am delighted that the Funds Dissemination Committee and the
Affiliations Committee will also hold their meetings as part of this
conference. This will give us all the opportunity to discuss ideas,
exchange experience, build capacities, and shape the future of our
movement together. I am extending this invitation also to the board
and staff of the Wikimedia Foundation, and I hope that they again
choose to join us for a couple of productive days.

== Themes and program ==
The program team [2] has already kicked-off its planning process and
is now structuring the conference tracks: Capacity building, sharing
and collaboration, fundraising and finance, movement strategy. Team
members come from several entities and countries in the movement,
including the Wikimedia Foundation, and generously volunteered to
manage this process together. They will present the major goals and
schedule for the conference within the coming weeks.

== Participation and registration ==
Registration will open in the coming days. The eligibility criteria
for participating in the Wikimedia Conference 2015 have been aligned
to the Affiliates’ Agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation. Please
note that the criteria have changed compared to last year’s. Further
information on the eligibility criteria and registration will be
published on Meta [3].

Affiliates are asked to send delegates that are well-informed in
goings-on at the affiliate, able to confidently answer questions about
it and share experience from their group. They should also be
empowered to commit their group to involvement in proposed projects or
initiatives.

== Logistics ==
Our event team will shortly open the registration and send out further
information on logistical matters such as travel and accommodation
booking. Daniela Gentner will be the main contact for all questions
regarding the logistics, you can reach out to her via
wm...@wikimedia.de.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Deutschland board, I am looking forward to
welcoming you in Berlin in May.

Best regards,
Nicole Ebber

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Programme_team
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Who_should_register%3F

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference in Berlin: 2015 and beyond

2015-01-06 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

I am glad to inform you that WMDE will be hosting the next Wikimedia
Conferences (2015, 2016, 2017) in Berlin. In December, WMCH has pulled
back from hosting the conference in Zurich. Together with the WMF –
the funders of the event – we now have determined the location for the
next couple of years, in order to put an end to the exhausting
discussions around the logistics. The next conference will be held in
Berlin on 15-17 May 2015 [1]. Criteria for invitation will be
announced in the next couple of weeks.

In the previous years, WMCON has always been kind of a monolith, a
one-shot instead of being an episode of a series. From now on, an
essential effort will go into the time between the episodes. WMDE’s
goal is to secure sustainable involvement of all participants before,
during and after the event as well as to build bridges to future
events (Wikimania, regional conferences, next WMCONs). Of course, we
will be liaising closely with the programme committee, WMF and the
facilitators.

We will update the meta pages and provide you with more information soon.

Best regards,
Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alessio Guidetti, Cotton

2014-10-20 Thread Nicole Ebber



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2015

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Insights of the Chapters Dialogue are online!

2014-08-09 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hi all,

we have just published the Chapters Dialogue movie. 1 year condensed into
30 minutes.

https://vimeo.com/102508380

Upload to Commons and subtitles will follow soon.

Enjoy!
Nicole


On 1 August 2014 21:28, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Dear Wikimedia friends,

 I am happy to announce that we have finally released the documentation
 of the Chapters Dialogue project.

 You might probably remember: The Chapters Dialogue was the project
 that was initiated by Wikimedia Deutschland in spring 2013, my former
 colleague Kira Krämer interviewed representatives from Wikimedia
 Chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation as well as Funds Dissemination and
 Affiliations Committee. Kira and I presented the insights at several
 occasions already, and now the written report is at your disposal.

 Please find all the information on the Meta page:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue

 For those of you who are already on their way into the weekend, to
 London, or reading via mobile, I’m copying the Executive Summary of
 the findings at the end of this email.

 Luckily, Wikimania is coming and I will be available to answer your
 questions and reflect on ideas or concerns with anyone interested.
 I’ll be in London from Tuesday till Monday, and will host a session on
 the Chapters Dialogue insights on Saturday from 12:15 to 13:00 in room
 Auditorium 1[1]. Attendees of this session will witness the premier of
 the Chapters Dialogue movie, which will be released to the public
 shortly after. If you cannot attend the session and don’t find me
 hanging around at the Wikimedia Deutschland booth in the Community
 Village, you can reach me via my user page[2] or via email.

 I would like to take this opportunity to again express my sincere
 gratitude to everyone who participated, be it as one of the 94
 interviewees or one of our mentors, critical friend or supporter in
 any other way. It’s been a blast!

 A very special and very warm thank you goes out to Kira. Together, we
 rocked this last year and went through most exciting times. Kira is no
 longer working for WMDE, but I promised to forward her every comment
 and email that we receive from you.

 Best regards,
 Nicole


 [1]
 https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/The_State_of_Wikimedia_-_A_movement_Dialogue
 [2] https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nicole_Ebber_%28WMDE%29



 Wikimedia Deutschland – Chapters Dialogue
 Nicole Ebber (Project Lead), Kira Krämer (Project Manager)

 Executive Summary
 Wikimedia is a global movement: the Wikimedia Foundation, the
 Wikimedia Chapters and the international communities work and fight
 for Free Knowledge. In spring 2013, Wikimedia Deutschland initiated a
 structured assessment of the movement organisations’ needs, goals and
 stories: the Chapters Dialogue. Nicole Ebber led the project and hired
 Kira Krämer, who adapted the Design Thinking methodology to the
 process.

 In the course of the project (August 2013-February 2014), 94 movement
 representatives (volunteers and staff) from Chapters, the Wikimedia
 Foundation as well as the Funds Dissemination Committee and the
 Affiliations Committee were interviewed.

 The interviewees spoke about their understanding of roles and
 relationships within the movement, of responsibilities that come with
 being a Chapter or being the WMF. They described their goals and
 stories, what support they need and who they think is in a position to
 offer this support.

 The synthesis of all the interviews resulted in an overall picture of
 the movement and a distillate of the most pressing issues. The
 findings and insights cover these main areas, which have had a great
 influence on the movement as it is today.

 Lack of empathy and the persistence of old narratives: All the
 conflicts described in this report are based on causes that are deep
 rooted and manifested in people’s perceptions about each other that
 still persist today. Each party in the movement has its own needs and
 tries to solve issues in its own interests, while lacking empathy for
 other views, opinions, contexts and behaviour.

 Measuring success when exploring new territory: The movement lacks a
 definition of what impact actually means to it, as all Wikimedia
 activities can be described as exploring entirely new territory.
 Chapters struggle with proving that they and their activities are
 worth invested in while WMF has difficulty providing a clear movement
 strategy.

 Organisational structures: Organisational structures have grown
 organically without any official recommendation for or analysis of the
 best organisational form to achieve impact. The lack of a shared
 understanding about the Chapters’ role and contribution to the
 movement causes severe insecurities and is fuelling conflicts and
 misperceptions.

 Money-driven decisions: Creating a consensus about money, its
 collection and responsible dissemination (donors’ trust!) is scarcely
 possible. The Haifa

[Wikimedia-l] Insights of the Chapters Dialogue are online!

2014-08-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

I am happy to announce that we have finally released the documentation
of the Chapters Dialogue project.

You might probably remember: The Chapters Dialogue was the project
that was initiated by Wikimedia Deutschland in spring 2013, my former
colleague Kira Krämer interviewed representatives from Wikimedia
Chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation as well as Funds Dissemination and
Affiliations Committee. Kira and I presented the insights at several
occasions already, and now the written report is at your disposal.

Please find all the information on the Meta page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue

For those of you who are already on their way into the weekend, to
London, or reading via mobile, I’m copying the Executive Summary of
the findings at the end of this email.

Luckily, Wikimania is coming and I will be available to answer your
questions and reflect on ideas or concerns with anyone interested.
I’ll be in London from Tuesday till Monday, and will host a session on
the Chapters Dialogue insights on Saturday from 12:15 to 13:00 in room
Auditorium 1[1]. Attendees of this session will witness the premier of
the Chapters Dialogue movie, which will be released to the public
shortly after. If you cannot attend the session and don’t find me
hanging around at the Wikimedia Deutschland booth in the Community
Village, you can reach me via my user page[2] or via email.

I would like to take this opportunity to again express my sincere
gratitude to everyone who participated, be it as one of the 94
interviewees or one of our mentors, critical friend or supporter in
any other way. It’s been a blast!

A very special and very warm thank you goes out to Kira. Together, we
rocked this last year and went through most exciting times. Kira is no
longer working for WMDE, but I promised to forward her every comment
and email that we receive from you.

Best regards,
Nicole


[1] 
https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/The_State_of_Wikimedia_-_A_movement_Dialogue
[2] https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nicole_Ebber_%28WMDE%29



Wikimedia Deutschland – Chapters Dialogue
Nicole Ebber (Project Lead), Kira Krämer (Project Manager)

Executive Summary
Wikimedia is a global movement: the Wikimedia Foundation, the
Wikimedia Chapters and the international communities work and fight
for Free Knowledge. In spring 2013, Wikimedia Deutschland initiated a
structured assessment of the movement organisations’ needs, goals and
stories: the Chapters Dialogue. Nicole Ebber led the project and hired
Kira Krämer, who adapted the Design Thinking methodology to the
process.

In the course of the project (August 2013-February 2014), 94 movement
representatives (volunteers and staff) from Chapters, the Wikimedia
Foundation as well as the Funds Dissemination Committee and the
Affiliations Committee were interviewed.

The interviewees spoke about their understanding of roles and
relationships within the movement, of responsibilities that come with
being a Chapter or being the WMF. They described their goals and
stories, what support they need and who they think is in a position to
offer this support.

The synthesis of all the interviews resulted in an overall picture of
the movement and a distillate of the most pressing issues. The
findings and insights cover these main areas, which have had a great
influence on the movement as it is today.

Lack of empathy and the persistence of old narratives: All the
conflicts described in this report are based on causes that are deep
rooted and manifested in people’s perceptions about each other that
still persist today. Each party in the movement has its own needs and
tries to solve issues in its own interests, while lacking empathy for
other views, opinions, contexts and behaviour.

Measuring success when exploring new territory: The movement lacks a
definition of what impact actually means to it, as all Wikimedia
activities can be described as exploring entirely new territory.
Chapters struggle with proving that they and their activities are
worth invested in while WMF has difficulty providing a clear movement
strategy.

Organisational structures: Organisational structures have grown
organically without any official recommendation for or analysis of the
best organisational form to achieve impact. The lack of a shared
understanding about the Chapters’ role and contribution to the
movement causes severe insecurities and is fuelling conflicts and
misperceptions.

Money-driven decisions: Creating a consensus about money, its
collection and responsible dissemination (donors’ trust!) is scarcely
possible. The Haifa trauma persistently blights the relationship
between WMF and the Chapters, fuelled by additional disagreement about
the new fundraising and grantmaking processes.

The gap in leadership: Who should take the leadership role and what
should leadership in the Wikimedia movement look like? Adopting the
narrowed focus, the WMF clearly states

Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Affiliations Committee leadership

2014-04-10 Thread Nicole Ebber
Bence! Thank you very much for all the valuable work that you did for
the AffCom and for the movement as a whole in your role as a chair.
And also for being such a helpful mentor and reliable friend when it
comes to all those questions, ideas and discussions around all things
Wikimedia. I am glad that you remain on the committee!

Congratulations to Carlos and Cynthia, I am looking forward to seeing
you all tomorrow. :)

Warmest regards,
Nicole

On 10 April 2014 23:20, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi all,

 It is with great pleasure that I can announce today that the Affiliations
 Committee has appointed Carlos Colina as the chair (who previously served
 as the vice-chair), and Cynthia Ashley-Nelson as the vice-chair of the
 committee for a one year term ending in April 2015.

 I am happy to leave the committee in the very capable hands of Carlos and
 Cynthia, and will remain an ordinary member of AffCom going forward.

 Best regards,
 Bence Damokos
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Purpose of WMConf ( was: Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014)

2014-04-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Right, sorry, what I meant was that these arguments can be collected
for the preparation of the Future of the WMCON session at WMCON
itself, not for changing the current setting.

Nicole

On 2 April 2014 23:14, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote:
 While I don't think this discussion should change the process or the
 attendance for this specific conference, particularly as it is just around
 the corner, it would be useful to take some of these points into
 consideration for future planning.

 Risker/Anne


 On 2 April 2014 17:08, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de wrote:

 Itzik, I am sorry that I did not reply to this earlier. I am just kind
 of baffled that we are having this discussion now, months after all
 these questions where asked (see Future of the Wikimedia Conference)
 and all the information about the scope and the slight loosening of
 the attendee ratio have been put up on Meta. Following that, there
 have been discussions about which groups to invite (recognised,
 non-recognised), but not a single one about the number of attendees -
 although it has always been asked for input.

 Our main drive behind opening up was that we felt the 2(+1) rule is
 kind of outdated, and it makes sense to have people sent those
 representatives who they really believe need to be there. Either as a
 contributing or a profiting attendee, but of course focussing on the
 topics that are covered in the conference themes. This is also why my
 colleagues from the event team only opened the registration _after_
 the rough outline of the programme has been published by the programme
 team.

 As for the broader topic about the purpose, scope and future of the
 WMCON, I think it does make sense to discuss this on-list (or better
 wiki) before the event. An exchange of arguments and possible
 solutions is welcome, those can be used to prepare for the session at
 WMCON. I am definitely glad that we now have this discussion and I
 like to hear more of people's thoughts.

 As for the broader, broader topic that for example Risker mentions
 above, I hope that the Chapters Dialogue will be able to provide
 insights and food for thought. The presentation at the WMCON and the
 extensive documentation that will be provided on-wiki afterwards, can
 help foster these discussions on those movement related issues.

 Again, I am glad that the pre-conference has now been initiated and
 that we can use the following days to get in the right mood for the
 conference weekend.

 Thanks and best regards,
 Nicole



 On 2 April 2014 22:18, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote:
  What the purpose of this discussion? The program committee already
  scheduled a session about the future of the WMCON. And as we are a week
  before, and I believe it's too late to cancel flights and hotels booking,
  nothing will probably going to be changed, even if there will be
 consensus
  about the purpose of the conference.
 
  And while it seem like the discussion is about WMUK's attendees only - I
  must say I don't think this is the case. They are maybe the biggest
  delegations (we may starts to change the term this year from
  representatives to delegation, which fit the case better), but not
 the
  only ones. There are other chapters who sends more than the others.
 
  The silence and the ignorance of the organizer team regarding their
  decision on that is something which worries me more, I think.
 
 
 
  On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Chris Keating 
 chriskeatingw...@gmail.comwrote:
 
  Great! We are starting to have the conversation we need to have!
 
  So: What is the purpose of the Wikimedia Conference?
 
  This has never been clearly defined, in my view.
 
  I certainly found attending last year useful as it was a chance to get
 to
  know face-to-face people I only knew over email, to share some useful
  experience of Wikimedia UK's with other chapters,  and  to get an
 insight
  into how others were thinking, and have some meetings which needed to be
  done face-to-face.
 
  In general those are very useful things. But is that what the
 conference is
  for?
 
  Chris
   On 2 Apr 2014 17:17, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
   (my 2cents here, not speaking in any capacity besides my personal free
   will)
  
   2014-04-02 14:32 GMT+02:00 Jens Best jens.b...@wikimedia.de:
Have a nice time in Berlin, maybe I will drop by on some of the
 evening
events at least. :)
  
   May I say? Please come by also at the conference.
   I understand the point of having a rule (which we can decide if it is
   a strict rule or whatever) of 2+1 representatives because it helps to
   limit costs and it also assures that there isn't over-representation
   of an entities over some others (which are both good arguments, btw)
   but thinking of having a closed event were you can not come along if
   you are interested to do so and you happen to live nearby seems Deeply
   Wrong(TM) to me.
   For comparison all General Assemblies of Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cost of Wikimedia Conference 2014

2014-04-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
I am glad that 1,5 weeks before the conference, there is finally some
activity showing up on the lists and the meta pages. I must admit that
I would have really loved to see more engagement on topics like
conference goals and themes, support for the programme team regarding
programme decisions, schedule and outcomes rather than having the same
discussions on rules and logistics like every year before.

There is still time (2 days) to give input to the schedule or
volunteer as a speaker for some of the sessions. And most importantly,
to start discussing and taking position towards the conference topics
on-wiki and internally in our home organisations.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme

Everyone interested is very welcome to provide thoughts and ideas. We
have three days full of exciting sessions, highly political
discussions and fun ahead of us, let's make the best of it together!

I am looking forward to seeing so many of you next week in Berlin!

Best,
Nicole

On 1 April 2014 10:47, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hoi,
 Money entrusted to a chapter is for that chapter to spend as they see fit.
 The notion that it is money from the public is not a license for everyone
 to meddle. There are people and places where such scrutiny is best
 expressed. When questions are asked, let them be questions and not implicit
 condemnations.

 Fae can do whatever he likes. However, he should understand that as a
 former chair it is best for the new team to move in its own direction and
 not in the old direction. There is plenty that can be done that is not
 controversial.

 When formalities are used as arguments, you loose sight what the
 formalities are there for. It is best to ignore all rules when that gets
 the job done in an effective way. The notion that because somewhere else in
 the movement things have gone wrong does not justify the current
 criticism. A legitimate question could be you are sending a large
 delegation, why is that. It is not legitimate to say you waste money by
 sending people to a conference, why is that.

 Thanks,

   GerardM



 Op 31 mrt. 2014 16:44 schreef Russavia russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com:

 Gerard, et al

 On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 9:59 PM, Gerard Meijssen
 gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote:

 
  My point is very much that it is for the chapter to decide if they
  spend their money wisely. It is for members of a chapter to question this
  at an appropriate time and at an appropriate place.


 Might I make a point here.

 It is not their money, but rather the money of donors -- i.e. the general
 public -- who are every year told that Wikipedia needs your help to
 survive.

 The movement, as you all like to refer to it, has a tendency to waste
 money on frivolous things such as travel and accommodation, as demonstrated
 last year by
 http://twkozlowski.net/how-40k-dollars-turned-to-petty-cash/and
 http://twkozlowski.net/saving-by-spending-according-to-affcom/

 The appropriate time to question such spending is BEFORE the funds is
 committed and spent. The place is unimportant, but here is as good as any.

 As a member of the movement, Fae has every right to ask such questions,
 and I believe he also has the right to be able to ask such questions
 without snide remarks such as Really Fae, as you are no longer the chair,
 why rule from the grave? being thrown at him . Unfortunately, there is a
 tendency in the movement when legitimate questions are raised, for a
 committed movementarian to deflect from that questioning with snide
 attacks.

 Now, Fae has asked some legit questions of UK chapter, and it is only fair
 that they answer them.

 Cheers,

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Cool Projects

2014-03-05 Thread Nicole Ebber
Great to hear that Deror is taking the torch, and the idea to present
movement projects in a speedy and inspiring style lives on.

It's been a great pleasure working with you in 2013, Lodewijk, and
even if I enjoyed the preparations and the session a lot, I am sure it
is a good idea to take the comfy seats this year. :)

Cheers,
Nicole

On 26 February 2014 11:47, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com wrote:
 2014-02-26 5:34 GMT+01:00 Àlex Hinojo alexhin...@gmail.com:
 thanks A LOT for all your hours and your time.

 strong +1.
 Also I think that the fact of being able of creating something that
 can continue after you is a great achievement and you should be proud
 of that.

 Enjoy the seats!

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[Wikimedia-l] [WMCON14] Next version of the programme outline published

2014-02-26 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear fellow Wikimedians,

the programme team has just published an updated version of the
sessions that we are planning to cover at the Wikimedia Conference
(April 10-13, Berlin): Right now, we have 30 sessions on the
agenda![1]

Please note that this is still work in progress, it is not all set in
stone - at least not yet. We will now be working with the facilitators
to figure out the best possible session formats and will present a
schedule draft by mid March.

We are still looking for several speakers, panellists and discussion
partners among the participants, and have indicated this need with an
OPEN CALL for speakers for the respective sessions. Several sessions
still need qualified speakers, please reach out to the programme team
and express your interest in preparing and holding or contributing
otherwise to a session.

The official programme of the conference starts on Friday. For groups
who would like to arrange separate or special meetings, we have
reserved the conference venue for an Open Thursday already[2]. Please
get in touch with WMDE's event management (wmcon{{@}}wikimedia.de) to
make respective arrangements.

Let us know if you have any comments, ideas, wishes or concerns and
help us make this conference very productive and sustainable.

Best regards, on behalf of the programme team,
Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Open_Thursday


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board decisions on movement funding and approval issues

2014-02-11 Thread Nicole Ebber
 on
the agenda for the Wikimedia Conference[1], but it is still early
enough to adjust the agenda accordingly. The program team is surely
happy to help with figuring out how to best address these topics at
the conference.

Best regards,

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[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme#Theme_1:_Organisation.2C_structures_and_grants

On 11 February 2014 19:46, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote:
 that is correct (about the FDC involvement; we have not participated in
 consulting or idea exchange in any systematic way).

 dj pundit


 On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Gregory Varnum 
 gregory.var...@gmail.comwrote:

 While AffCom will likely be making an official statement later, I am having
 a hard time not chiming in and I do think it is worth pointing out that
 AffCom was not consulted in a manner I think most of us would have imagined
 occurring. I have noticed it mentioned a few times that our feedback was
 taken into consideration, but that may give the wrong idea of what
 happened.

 While it is true we provided feedback before the decision was made, I would
 not consider it consulting with us or even communicating with AffCom in a
 way that allowed us to provide the level of feedback I think the community
 has come to expect. Frankly we got a lot of our information second-hand,
 and am still not sure personally we know the full story. My personal
 expectation would have involved a lot more communication before the
 decision was made, and most importantly, some two-way dialogue. At the very
 least I think the chairs of FDC and AffCom should have been looped into
 parts of the conversation during the meeting.

 I think it is fair to say that AffCom got notice before the broader
 community, and we had opportunities to express our concerns and objections
 - however I would not characterize it as a conversation or true feedback
 gathering. I am not personally convinced it was taken into much
 consideration as the people proposing this bad idea were physically there
 to speak to their idea, but no one opposed to it was invited. My
 understanding is the same was true for FDC - but I obviously cannot speak
 to that.

 Aside from my disappointment in the decision, I am perhaps even more
 disappointed with the process. Without going into lengthy details, I was
 not impressed with how AffCom was consulted on this (or not consulted
 depending on your take) and frankly the board's attitude I think calls into
 question their true interest in utilizing FDC and AffCom as actual advisors
 to the board. In a world and movement so woven into technology, the notion
 that we could not bring some advisors in for parts of these meetings just
 doesn't make sense to me. I recognize that has not generally been done, but
 that seems like something to change and not a pattern to stay within.

 I also want to be clear that I have a lot of empathy for the board, these
 are difficult roles, and I think the people in them are genuinely trying
 their best. I like them all on a personal level, and am confident these
 disagrees won't harm that. I also know that while the board stands united,
 these decisions are not privately made without debate. However, they are
 our board and I think sharing concerns like this is a healthy part of the
 process. Some of the tone people have taken on this thread is less helpful,
 and I hope we can get it back on a more civil track.

 -greg

 PS. I send this a volunteer and not wearing any official AffCom or WM
 anything hat (although that hat obviously formed my opinion).


 On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Cynthia Ashley-Nelson 
 cindam...@gmail.com
  wrote:

  Consensus indicates that the implementation of this decision will greatly
  hinder the work of affiliates.It may help to disclose the initial problem
  statement presented to the Board, which resulted in the establishment of
  these new guidelines.What resolution is the Board seeking to achieve? In
  the Board discussion that took place, were there other options presented?
  If so, can the Board disclose what these were and why they were
  disregarded? How will the implementation of this decision bring about
  progress and benefit the movement on a global basis?
 
  Best regards,
 
  Cynthia Ashley-Nelson
 
 
  On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:36 AM, Jan-Bart de Vreede 
  jdevre...@wikimedia.org
   wrote:
 
   Dear Frederic,
  
  
   On 11 Feb 2014, at 10:44, Frédéric Schütz sch...@mathgen.ch wrote:
  
On 11/02/14 09:03, phoebe ayers wrote:
   
Hi Phoebe,
   
thanks for your answer !
   
It is indeed up to the WMF to decide the conditions a group must
 have
achieved before being recognized as a chapter or thematic
  organization.
However, this is an assessment at a given point in time. How the
  group
actually got there should have no influence on the result.
   
   
Should it not? I think we disagree on that point. We want the group
 to
   do
stuff, to have a great

Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMCON14 - Registration closes in one week!

2014-02-10 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

Please allow me to add some information about the programme in
addition to my colleague's email:

The WMCON14 programme team (9 members from different chapters, plus 1
WMF and 1 WMDE staff member) has published the first outline of the
conference programme a few weeks ago:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme

Thanks for all you comments and input so far! The team is currently
busy with incorporating the feedback and will provide updates in the
coming weeks. If you have further input or know a speaker who you
think is an expert in one of the topics, please speak up (on the talk
page or via wmcon-...@lists.wikimedia.de).

Also, please note that there is a discussion about inviting
affiliations-to-be going on, where your input is needed, too. We need
a solution not only for this year, but as a general rule for future
WMCONs, to avoid exchanging the same arguments year after year after
year. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Conference_2014

Looking forward to your input and to seeing many of you in Berlin in April.

Nicole

On 10 February 2014 15:59, Wenke Storn wenke.st...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Dear Wikimedians,

 we would like to refer to our call for registration for the Wikimedia
 Conference from January 23, 2014. As we thoroughly hope that a lot of
 Wikimedians will come to Berlin to actively participate in the
 conference, please be kindly reminded to register until Monday,
 February 17, 2014. You have one week left!

 Please find the link to the registration here:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Registration

 All registered participants can be found here:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Participants

 Today we have 17 chapters/affiliations who are represented at the
 conference. To the remaining, please register within the next seven
 days. We would also love to see you at the conference.

 We are happy to announce that members of the WMF board, WMF staff,
 Affiliations Committee and the FDC have already registered.

 Please do not hesitate to reach out to us any time via
 wm...@wikimedia.de should you have any questions or comments.

 Best regards and see you soon in Berlin,

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of two new user groups

2014-01-29 Thread Nicole Ebber
Nice one, congratulations!

Looking forward to welcoming representatives of these groups in Berlin in April.

Best regards,
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On 29 January 2014 13:54, Richard Symonds
richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote:
 Congratulations to Brasil and New England from the UK!

 Richard Symonds
 Wikimedia UK
 0207 065 0992

 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and
 Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered
 Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT.
 United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia
 movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who
 operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects).

 *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control
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 On 29 January 2014 12:43, Nurunnaby Chowdhury n...@nhasive.com wrote:

 Congratulations Brazil  New England user group..


 On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Vishnu visdav...@gmail.com wrote:

  Congratulations Community User Group Brasil and New England Wikimedians!!
 
  Best,
  Vishnu
 
 
 
  On Wednesday 29 January 2014 05:30 PM, Bence Damokos wrote:
 
  Dear Community Members,
 
  It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Affiliations
  Committee has recognized two new user groups in the movement in
 December.
 
  The Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and New England Wikimedians
 are
  two active groups of Wikimedians on the American continents with a
 history
  of projects and great plans for the future. You can learn more about
 their
  work on their respective websites at:
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Brasil_user_group
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_England_Wikimedians
 
  The resolutions are published at
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions, and
  the
  groups are in the process or have already completed the execution of the
  user group agreement, the final step in the process towards recognition.
 
  Please give a warm welcome to these groups and provide them
 encouragement
  for their future.
 
  Best regards,
  Bence Damokos
  Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee election results

2014-01-19 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thank you Bence for your update and Carlos for running the whole
process. Congratulations to the new and re-appointed members of the
committee! Looking forward to working with the committee and to seeing
you all in April in Berlin. :)

Cheers,
Nicole

On 18 January 2014 22:39, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:
 Dear Community Members,

 I am happy to let you know that the Affiliations Committee has finished the
 selection process for the 2014-2015.

 The six sitting members of the Committee will be joined by four very
 experienced Wikimedians:


- Cynthia Ashley-Nelson
- Kirill Lokshin
- Galileo Vidoni (re-appointment)
- Lodewijk Gelauff (re-appointment)

 Along with the vast Wikimedia experience they bring to the Committee, we
 really appreciate the organisational development, governance and language
 skills that are being brought on-board (and stays on-board with the
 re-appointments).

 I would like to thank everyone who has applied to a position in the
 Committee. While due to practical reasons, we could not accept everyone,
 but anyone who has considered applying and helping other volunteers through
 this Committee are a huge asset to this movement, and I really hope they
 will all find places and roles where they can help our movement grow.

 I would also like to thank our vice-chair, Carlos, who has run much of the
 selection process behind the scenes ensuring that both the applicants and
 the Committee members have a smooth experience.

 The appointing resolution has been published at:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Membership_%E2%80%93_January_2014

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Membership_%E2%80%93_January_2014
 If you are considering on becoming a member in the future, please sign up
 here:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Affiliations_Committee#Future_members.
 The next call for candidates is expected in November 2014, with new members
 joining in January 2015.

 Best regards,
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[Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Deutschland board

2013-12-04 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedia friends,

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, Wikimedia Deutschland held its 13th
general assembly in Berlin. Our main topics were the presentation and
discussion of our annual plan[1], the future of our community project
budget (CPB) as well as the election of the board. The assembly agreed
upon the annual plan, an innovation of the CPB and elected the
following members to its board[2]:

- Nikolas Becker (President)
- Anja Ebersbach (Vice President)
- Tim Moritz Hector (Vice President)
- Steffen Prößdorf (Treasurer)
- Jürgen Friedrich
- Markus Glaser
- Sebastian Wallroth
- Ralf Bösch
- Robin Tech
- Jens Best

Olaf Kosinsky, Daniel Baur, Holger Motzkau and Thomas Goldammer were
re-elected as auditors. All of them were elected for a term of one
year.

Nikolas Becker succeeds Ralf Liebau in the office as the board’s
president. Ralf as well as our former vice president Delphine Ménard
and the two board members Martin Rulsch and Manuela Kanneberg did not
run for the board again. All of Wikimedia Deutschland – the board, the
association and the staff – thank the outgoing members for their hard
work and support.

Like in the previous years, the board of Wikimedia Deutschland is
looking forward to working with the Wikimedia Foundation and the
Wikimedia Chapters on a fruitful and co-operative basis. Feel free to
get in touch any time, either via email to single board members[2] or
to the whole board via praesid...@wikimedia.de.

Please join in in welcoming them on board! :)

Best regards,
Nicole Ebber


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Deutschland/2014_annual_plan/en
[2] http://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/Pr%C3%A4sidium

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Wikimedia Conference - Come to Berlin in April 2014!

2013-11-29 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

in our invitation to next year’s Wikimedia Conference, we mistakenly
stated that the FDC will hold their meeting during the event in
Berlin, too.

In all previous discussions and emails around the Wikimedia
Conference, it was kind of taken for granted that the process would
just be the same as it was in 2013: We proceeded on the assumption
that the FDC deliberations would take place during the conference
again[1], but never approached and invited them directly.

We were now informed that their meeting will not take place in April,
but most probably a few weeks later, in May (still to be confirmed).
We are sorry if we have caused any confusion and, of course, keep up
our invitation to all FDC members and FDC staff to join us in Berlin
and participate in talks and discussions.

Best regards,
Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference



On 28 November 2013 11:19, Pavel Richter pavel.rich...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 tl;dr:

 Wikimedia Conference 2014 in Berlin

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014

 Venue: Tagesspiegel Tagungszentrum, near Potsdamer Platz

 Date: April 10-13, 2014

 Registration: Will open in January


 Dear Wikimedia friends,

 It is my pleasure to invite you to come to Berlin for the 2014 Wikimedia
 Conference.[1] We will be hosting the event from April 10-13 at
 Tagesspiegel Tagungszentrum, in the heart of Berlin.

 In addition, I am delighted that the Funds Dissemination Committee and the
 Affiliations Committee will hold their annual meetings as part of the
 conference as well. This will give us all the opportunity to talk, discuss
 ideas, exchange experience, build capacities and shape the future of our
 movement together. I am extending this invitation also to the board and
 staff of the Wikimedia Foundation, and I hope that they again choose to
 join us for a couple of productive days.

 == Themes and program ==

 The program team [2] has already kicked-off its planning process and is now
 collecting topics and themes from all movement entities. Team members come
 from several entities and countries in the movement, including the
 Wikimedia Foundation, and generously volunteered to manage this process
 together. They will present the major themes and goals for the conference
 within the coming weeks.

 The team is supported by Anna Lena Schiller, who is facilitating the whole
 process in the months before and after the conference. Nicole Ebber, as
 head of WMDE’s International Affairs unit, is a member of the program team
 and will also liaise between the team, the event management and the
 facilitator.

 == Participation and registration ==

 Based on the conference themes, the program team will make a recommendation
 regarding the number and type (board, staff) of representatives per
 affiliation. This includes a consultation with the AffCom to come up with a
 decision upon inviting Thematic Organizations, User Groups and
 affiliations-to-be.

 We will open the registration in January, after the program team has
 presented the conference

 themes and goals. By following this order, we aim to motivate and consult
 the participating organizations to send representatives and experts
 according to the conference’s themes.

 == Travel, accommodation and supply ==

 We are delighted that the Wikimedia Foundation has agreed to cover the
 general costs of the event.

 Several organizations have included the travel and accommodation costs in
 their FDC proposals, project and events or other WMF grants and are
 responsible for covering these costs and booking their flights/trains
 themselves. For all those who have not budgeted for the conference, travel
 grants are offered and can be applied for in the registration process.
 Their bookings will be handled by the WMF travel coordinator.

 Following the same principle, we will offer standard 4-bed-rooms in a
 hostel for everyone. Hotel beds will be available, but please not that the
 travel grants only allow for the hostel accommodation. We will block a
 range of beds in nearby hotels for that purpose.

 Free food will be provided on all conference days at the venue, and
 Wikimedia Deutschland will host a light dinner at the new WMDE office every
 evening, plus a social program on Friday and Saturday.

 Our event manager Wenke Storn will be the main contact for all questions
 regarding the logistics, you can reach out to her and her team via
 wm...@wikimedia.de.


 On behalf of the Wikimedia Deutschland board, I am looking forward to
 welcoming you in Berlin in April!

 Best regards,

 Pavel Richter

 [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014

 [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Programme_team


 With kind regards,

 Pavel Richter
 Executive Director

 Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
 Tel.: +49 - 30 - 219 158 260
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-10-02 Thread Nicole Ebber
Only to make the process easier; WMF board, FDC and AffCom members are also
not considered in the calculation, but their meetings are an important part
of the conference. We were just trying to find a practical way to roughly
estimate the range of the travel costs.

HTH, Nicole


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On 2 Oct 2013 20:23, Cornelius Kibelka jckibe...@gmail.com wrote:

 Just a small formal question: is there any reason why Amical as a thematic
 organization was not considered in the travel costs? I thought it's a
 Wikimedia Conference, and not a Chapters Conference anymore.

 But maybe that's a further question, whether Thematic Organizations and
 User Groups are invited or not..

 Best,
 Cornelius

 
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 On 30 September 2013 20:35, Cristian Consonni kikkocrist...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  ... and there's also Italy!
 
  WM-IT wants to put to good use the 2013's experience, so here's our
  application:
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference#Application_4:_WMI
 
  (also, the venue for this WMConf is very close to the location of this
  bid for Wikimania[1], the bid as been started by some WM-IT and the
  chapter as a whole will a vote to officially support the bid during
  the General Assembly on October 19th, 2013)
 
  Four bids, exciting!
 
  Cristian
  [1]
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Lake_Como_(Esino_Lario)
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Welcome to Nathalie, our new ED

2013-10-01 Thread Nicole Ebber
Congratulations, WMFR and welcome, Nathalie! :)

Looking forward to working with you.

Nicole

On 1 October 2013 17:07, Dariusz Jemielniak dar...@alk.edu.pl wrote:
 congrats and welcome :)

 pundit


 On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Christophe Henner 
 christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr wrote:

 Hi everyone,

 We have the great pleasure to announce Nathalie Martin is starting
 today as the new Executive Director of Wikimédia France!

 Her hiring is the tipping point of a process we started last January
 when we hired a HR firm to audit our organization and support us in
 finding the right person for this key role.

 With a background in political science and organizations strategy,
 Nathalie has a deep experience managing several associations of
 similar or bigger size as Wikimedia France. Even though she is not
 from the movement, we believe she'll adapt quickly to who we are.

 She came to Wikimania in Hong-Kong, and some of you may have had the
 pleasure to meet her. By coming to Wikimania she had the luck to
 experience in 3 day what Wikimedia is at large, to meet wikimedians
 from all around the world. I'm happy to say that she too suffered from
 PWD (Post-Wikimania Depression).

 If you need to contact her, her email address is
 nathalie.mar...@wikimedia.fr. Please keep in mind that it's her first
 day within our movement and she still will need few days to adapt to
 our awesomeness

 Please join us in welcoming Nathalie!

 Best,

 PS: please keep her in copy of your answers :)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-26 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hello again,

FYI: WMDE has just posted their bid to host Wikimedia Conference 2014.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference#Application_1:_WMDE


The deadline for the bidding process is approaching: 30 September is
the last day to enter your bid on Meta.

There are now 7 people on the location committee: Itzik (WMIL), Ilario
(WMCH/IT), Arnaugir (Amical), Osmar (WMAR) from the affiliations plus
Asaf (WMF), Bence (AffCom), Mike (FDC). Thanks to all of you to step
up for this important task!

After the comittee has decided about the hosting organisation (by 15
October) we should all continue with defining the goals and desired
outcomes and work on the programme together. Please feel invited to
provide your thoughts and input on Meta already – or volunteer to be
on the programme committee yourselves. :)

Cheers,
Nicole

On 20 September 2013 14:34, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:
 The name conference doesn't mean that it has to stick to the traditional
 conference format.
 Indeed, one of the suggested discussion topics (both in general, and for
 the actual programme committee) is to consider different formats and
 approaches (e.g. using the event for capacity building workshops,
 leadership training for board members, etc.) – input, and volunteers with
 good ideas for the programme committee would be very welcome at
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference

 Best regards,
 Bence


 On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:15 PM, Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu
 wrote:

 You;re still not getting my point so let me reword myself: I'm debating
 wheter specifically this event (in its current form, as it seemingly lacks
 general interest plus turns into a 'mini Wikimania') is the best way for
 that what Jon says; no argument against wheter it is necessary or not.

 Small, dedicated workshops are usually have more success and value than
 such general conferences. Also, I saw many arguments that these
 unscheduled, here-and-there advertised thematic meetups (paralel to the
 main body of the conference) were more useful and fruitful than the main
 body. A lot of guys holding 'important' positions are usually missing the
 main body of the event at all due to these. Then why to stick to a
 conference? Set up workshops: you may put them paralell if you want for
 cost effectiveness. (for example 3 days, 6 workshops in two streams)

 Balazs


 2013/9/20 Craig Franklin cfrank...@halonetwork.net

  Hi,
 
  A few people asked me with varying degrees of seriousness about this in
  Hong Kong, so I'll just put this out there and say that Wikimedia
 Australia
  will not be in a position to host this event in 2014.
 
  Regards,
  Craig Franklin
  President - Wikimedia Australia
 
 
  On 16 September 2013 22:11, Nicole Ebber nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de
  wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedia friends,
  
   following up on the emails Asaf and I sent a few weeks ago, I have now
   drafted the bidding process to decide upon the location for next
   year’s Wikimedia Conference. This event will not only host the annual
   Chapters’/Affiliates’ conference, but also the WMF board, FDC and
   AffCom meetings and is meant to take place in April 2014 (tbc).
  
  
  
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference#Bidding_process_for_hosting_the_next_Wikimedia_Conference
  
   == LOCATION COMMITTEE ==
   I would like to see a small location committee (3 representatives of
   affiliates, 1 AffCom and 1 WMF) to decide about the hosting chapter.
   Asaf and Bence already agreed upon joining the committee, and it would
   be nice to see someone from WMIT there, as they have the freshest
   experience. So if you have severe experience with conference
   organisation, please consider joining the committee now!
  
   == WANNA HOST WMCON 2014? ==
   All chapters who are interested in organising the conference in 2014
   are invited to place a short bid on Meta. The bids should be made
   until 30 September, a decision should be available before 15 October.
   The winning organisation will be responsible for all the logistics, as
   in: venue, catering, travel and visa arrangements, accommodation,
   technical equipment, social events, communication with and support for
   the participants, coordination with the programme committee and the
   facilitators.
  
   I hope that if we can take the logistics and location for granted,
   this will help us focus on the content and sustainability of the
   event. I have written more about the programme part on Meta.
  
   Thanks to Asaf and Bence for giving their valuable input to the set-up
   of this process. Since WMDE has kind of a traditional interest in
   having a good conference, I am happy to take a leading role in
   organising this process. Any help is highly appreciated! I am looking
   forward to an exciting Wikimedia Conference 2014. \o/
  
   Nicole
  
  
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[Wikimedia-l] Chapters Dialogue – On the Road

2013-09-18 Thread Nicole Ebber
Dear Wikimedians,

Kira (as the project manager) and I (project lead) would like to give
you a brief update on what happened and what’s next for the Chapters
Dialogue project.[1]

Fun first: We now have a Facebook page where we share news, insights
and pics pics pics from our tour around the world.[2] If you’re not on
Facebook, don’t worry: The central spot for all information and
reports, of course, still is the Meta page which we are currently
refurbishing.

== Wikimania and interviews ==
During Wikimania, we took the chance to talk to many of you and were
quite happy with all the interest and positive feedback. Kira already
run the first interviews and posted the some insights on Meta.[3]
Thanks to everyone who took the time to speak with us!

According to the input we gathered throughout Wikimania and the
following discussions, we have updated the questionnaires for chapters
and stakeholders. Since we are collecting more stories than data, this
list of questions is not a standardised questionnaire, but rather a
guideline for the interviews.[4]

== Chapters Dialogue Tour ==
The tour around the world already kicked-off. At the moment, Kira is
in the Netherlands, interviewing the Dutch chapter, Lodewijk Gelauff
and Jan-Bart de Vreede (pics on FB!). Coming up are interviews with
chapters in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and France, followed by
attendance at the Iberoconf in Mexiko and the CEE meeting in Slovakia.
Don’t worry if your organisation is not listed here or you haven’t
been contacted yet: We are in the process of further travel and
videocall planning and will get in touch soon! Tourdates are regularly
updated on Meta.[5]

== What’s next ==
Wikimedia Deutschland aims to share stories and revive the dialogue
already in the course of the ongoing project. In the interviews, Kira
is asking chapters about lessons they have learnt and want to share as
well as challenges they need to solve and where they feel they can
learn from others. Publishing the first answers in the coming weeks
can be a starting point for the dialogue between movement entities,
and motivate them to exchange knowledge and learn from each other.

And of course, the project will not just end after the observe,
understand and analysis phase. Depending on the results of the
project, we will define next steps and encourage more entities to join
in and make use of the outcomes.

As always, your input is highly appreciated. Should you have questions
or feedback, feel free to get in touch anytime.

Nicole


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue
[2] https://www.facebook.com/chaptersdialogue
[3] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue#Some_insights_from_the_first_interviews
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue/Questionnaire
[5] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_Dialogue#Chapters_Dialogue_Tourdates_-_coming_up_next



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who will host Wikimedia Conference 2014? Bidding process is open!

2013-09-18 Thread Nicole Ebber
Hey Katie,

On 18 September 2013 16:59, Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info wrote:
 Italy applied to the WMF Grants Program for fund to host this year
 conference. Unless the WMF have agreed to guarantee funding for future years
 conference (I haven't been following so not sure), then whoever is hosting
 the conference will also need time to apply for funding from Grants.

See Asaf's mail and comment on Meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference#Financing_a_Wikimedia_Conference

To enable more chapters to offer their city/country as the hosting
entity, the Foundation has made the decision to financially support
the hosting expenses for the Wikimedia Conference itself; to include
the cost of the main conference venue and miscellaneous meeting rooms,
the cost of internet access at that venue, the cost of meals provided
at the conference venue during the conference for all participants and
any group ground transit needs related specifically to the meetings at
the conference. 

Cheers,
Nicole


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