Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-22 Thread Patricio Molina
¡Felicitaciones a los hermanos mexicanos!

– Patricio

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Ellie Young wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians,

 On the recommendation of the Wikimania 2015 selection Jury Committee, we
 have accepted the proposal from Mexico DF to host. The proposal will be
 further vetted by the WMF staff in the coming month, after which time we
 hope to confirm the award. Please join us in congratulating Wikimedia

 We would also like to thank the teams from Cape Town and Monastir as well
 for all their effort in putting together excellent proposals for our
 consideration. As a volunteer-led movement, it is hugely encouraging to
 have so many who want to support Wikimania. The bidding process requires a
 substantial time investment, and we are most grateful for every team’s hard

 For those of you who are considering hosting in future years, we expect to
 issue the Request for Proposals  for 2016 by September this year.


 Ellie Young, WMF Conference Coordinator
 On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] New Wikimedia Argentina authorities for 2013-2015

2013-10-20 Thread Patricio Molina
Dear friends,

Yesterday we had our Annual Assembly in Wikimedia Argentina, and it's my
great pleasure to announce our new authorities for the next two years
(2013-2015). The new Board is composed as follows:

President: Galileo Vidoni
Vicepresident: Ivana Lysholm
Secretary: Patricio Molina
Deputy Secretary: Ivana Molena
Treasurer: Nicolás Giorgetti
Deputy Treasurer: Mariano Pérez
Board Member: Beatrice Murch
Board Member: Esteban Zárate
Board Member: Juan Ignacio Iglesias
Deputy Board Member: Nahuel Kahles
Deputy Board Member: Alberto Robles
Statutory Auditor: Leandro Ferrari
Statutory Auditor: Malena Lorente
Statutory Auditor: Leandro Kibisz


*Patricio Molina*
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-14 Thread Patricio Molina
Excellent news! A huge thanks to the Location Committee and congratulations
to the entire Berlin team!

– Patricio

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Bence Damokos wrote:

 Dear all,

 Following considerable deliberation it is with great pleasure that we
 announce that the Location Committee has selected Berlin as the location
 for the 2014 Wikimedia Conference.

 We received a total of four bids from Germany, India, Italy and Sweden. In
 selecting the Berlin location we have taken into consideration the
 experience and capacity of the team; the travel time and cost for
 attendees; the cost of hosting the conference; and the facilities and room
 configuration of the proposed venues.

 Throughout our deliberations we kept an open mind towards having the
 conference in a new location/country, and we have appreciated the compact
 solutions offered by having all participants close to each other or staying
 at the same lodging; however, we felt that the Berlin bid provides – by a
 small margin – the best combination of price, distance and experience this

 We thank all the organisations that have entered a bid for their time and
 effort and we hope that even if they were not selected this year, they can
 make use of the experience when they organise other meetings that will
 further the Wikimedia mission.

 In closing, we would like to thank all Wikimedia organisations for placing
 their trust in this process and committee, which was an interesting
 experience for all of us. In the hope that the Wikimedia organisations keep
 the hosting choice an open process, we would like to propose a number of
 potential process improvements[1], and we would invite all the bidders and
 other interested parties to provide their own feedback.

 Best regards,

 Asaf Bartov, Bence Damokos, Arnau Duran, Itzik Edri, Mike Peel, Osmar
 Valdebenito, Ilario Valdelli
 Wikimedia Conference 2014 Location Committee

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMIL new Executive Director

2013-04-11 Thread Patricio Molina
Welcome Dorit and congratulations to WMIL!

El 09/04/2013 16:59, Itzik Edri escribió:


 After four months

 After 6 years without employees, and 4 months of the recruitment process
 (collecting resumes and interviews)  I happy to announce that last month
 WMIL hired Executive Director to support the increase in WMIL's activities,
 projects, volunteers and professionalization..

 Meet Dorit Shafir Dyamant:

 Over the last decade she mainly worked at NGO's in a variety of roles: from
 marketing  through projects management and producing conferences. She have
 MA degree in nonprofit management from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
 and B.A in literature and comparative philosophy from University of Haifa.

 As a student at the Hebrew University, she founded and produced for 6 years
 the project Words and poets' - an open evenings meetings for young poets.

 She married to Itay, and mother to Marom and Shalev. And I quote her, I
 love to read three books at the same time, I write primarily for myself all
 my life, and I fervently supports positive thinking and action based
 sharing and cross-fertilization.

 She will attend the ChapConf in Milan next week and I encourage her
 colleagues (CEO/ED and any chapters representatives or WMF's staff) to meet
 her, share tips and welcome her to our Wikimedia family!

 Dorit email is and she already been subscribed to
 all the relevant mailing lists.

 I will use this opportunity also to share our new website (we just launched
 it today) - we still have lot of bugs to fix and text improvement, but as
 most of you can't understand Hebrew, it will not really change a lot for
 you :) (We will launch the English version in the next few weeks):

 Itzik Edri
 WMIL Chairman
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Argentina Monthly Report, December 2012

2013-01-06 Thread Patricio Molina
On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart wrote:
 Hope this can help.

Yes indeed! I'll forward this message to our mailing list. Thanks!


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2013: Hong Kong

2012-05-03 Thread Patricio Molina
Congratulations HK!

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:45 AM, Katie Chan wrote:

 Congratulation Hong Kong! I'll be there. :)

 Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] teaching people how to edit Wikipedia

2012-04-16 Thread Patricio Molina
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:28 AM, Heather Ford wrote:
 What resources are folks using to teach others how to edit Wikipedia?

In Wikimedia Argentina we've created Wikipedia en el aula[0] for our
workshops and talks. It was specifically oriented to teachers and
students, showing them how to edit and use Wikipedia's contents.


[0] PDF:

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