Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikigrannies User Group

2020-03-13 Thread Oby Ezeilo
Wonderfully beautiful拾

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm Diane Ranville, 
wrote:

> This sounds awesome!
> Congrannylations!
>
> (sorry for the bad joke, I actually think this is a great project and wish
> you all the best!!)
>
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 5:42 PM Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight <
> rosiestep.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
> > [1] Wikigrannies User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User Group. The group aims
> > to promote the social adaptation of the elderly, their involvement in
> > Wikimedia projects. to popularize Wikiprojects among rural residents
> with a
> > limited circle of contacts, and their involvement in Wikiprojects.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
> >
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikigrannies_User_Group
> >
> > [2]  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikigrannies_User_Group
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Eduwiki] You're invited: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting, Jan 28 at 18:00 UTC

2020-01-17 Thread Oby Ezeilo
Thanks for the notice , will bear that in mind

On Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 6:48 pm Suyash Dwivedi,  wrote:

> Thanks for the invitation I will try to attend
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 02:17 Olushola Olaniyan 
> wrote:
>
> > Thank you for this information and the shared link, I will be so glad to
> > attend the meeting.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Olaniyan Olushola
> > CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
> > President, Wikimedia Nigeria
> > Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
> > Co-director Wiki Women Radio
> > www.wikimedia.org.ng
> > sh...@wikimedia.org.ng
> > olaniyanshol...@gmail.com
> > +2348167352512
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 23:28 LiAnna Davis  wrote:
> >
> >> Happy New Year! The Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to
> >> attend our next Open Meeting via Zoom on *Tuesday, January 28, from
> >> 18:00 UTC to 19:30 UTC*.
> >>
> >> As usual for our Open Meetings, we will provide updates from the
> >> Wikipedia & Education board, then leave most of the time for our guest
> >> speakers. This month, we're thrilled to have featured speakers from
> Israel
> >> and Ghana join us to speak about Wikidata in education and
> >> outside-the-classroom social impact from Wikimedia projects.
> >>
> >> *Shani Evenstein Sigalov* is one of the leading innovators in the
> >> Wikimedia & Education movement globally. In addition to her work as a
> >> researcher and free knowledge advocate, Shani has taught groundbreaking
> >> courses on Wikipedia and Wikidata, and she'll be presenting in this
> meeting
> >> on her Wikidata work. A founding board member of the Wikipedia &
> Education
> >> User Group, Shani resigned to take on even greater responsibility as a
> >> Wikimedia Foundation Trustee. We're particularly excited to welcome her
> >> back as a guest speaker!
> >>
> >> *Andrews Lartey*, Project Manager for Growing Open and Eco-friendly
> >> Skills for the Youth (GOES), will speak about how Wikimedia Projects
> can be
> >> used outside the classroom to create social impact (Industry 4.0 skills
> >> acquisition, circular economy and zero hunger). Andrews Lartey will
> present
> >> on how GOES, through community school farms is creating social impact in
> >> Ghana, the global effect and how various institutions and individuals
> can
> >> support the project.
> >>
> >> The meeting will be hosted via this link on January 28:
> >> https://zoom.us/j/580872511
> >>
> >>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcoming Ryan Merkley to the Wikimedia Foundation

2019-08-16 Thread Oby Ezeilo
Welcome on board Ryan .

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:02 PM Katherine Maher 
wrote:

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

2019-05-16 Thread Oby Ezeilo
Congratulations

On Wed, 15 May 2019, 14:54 Sam Oyeyele  Great news! Welcome on board!
>
> Sam.
> 
> From: Wikimedia-l  on behalf of
> Felix Nartey 
> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:20:20 PM
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of the Wikimédiens du Bénin User
> Group
>
> Congratulations and Welcome!
>
>
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 11:21 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
> paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Congratulations, I'm very happy to see another community UG from Africa
> in
> > the Wikimedia map.
> >
> > Welcome Bénin! :D
> >
> > Paulo
> >
> > Aboubacar Keïta  escreveu no dia quarta,
> > 15/05/2019 à(s) 01:24:
> >
> > > Félicitations et bien venue a la grande maison de connaissance libre
> > >
> > > Le lun. 13 mai 2019 à 10:59, Bobby Shabangu 
> a
> > > écrit :
> > >
> > > > Congratulations to the new UG.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Bobby Shabangu
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, 12 May 2019 at 19:18, Shlomi Fish 
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Sun, 12 May 2019 11:41:53 -0400
> > > > > Kirill Lokshin  wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi everyone!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has
> > > > recognized
> > > > > > [1] the Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group [2] as a Wikimedia User
> > > Group.
> > > > > The
> > > > > > group aims to support the community of active contributors that
> > > develop
> > > > > > content about Bénin, its story, culture, and people; to promote
> > > > Beninese
> > > > > > indigenous languages on Wikipedia and its sister projects; and to
> > > > develop
> > > > > > partnerships with national and international institutions to
> > promote
> > > > use
> > > > > of
> > > > > > and contribution to Wikipedia.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user
> > group!
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Congratulations!
> > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > Kirill Lokshin
> > > > > > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> > > > > >
> > > > > > [1]
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Wikimédiens_du_Bénin_User_Group
> > > > > > [2]
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimédiens_du_Bénin_User_Group
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