[Wikimedia-l] [New program evaluation released!] On-wiki writing contests

2014-01-04 Thread Sarah Stierch
[pardon the cross-posting]

Happy New Year everyone!

The Program Evaluation and Design team at the Wikimedia Foundation has a
new evaluation to share with you.

*We have released the latest program evaluation about on-wiki writing
contests.*

As we have asked previously, we would love your thoughts and comments on
this report. Preferably, on the talk page of the evaluation page. *On-wiki
writing contests have shown that they do meet their priority goals* *of
quality content improvement* and *editor retention*, but more research
needs to be done, and more data collected (like all of the evaluations we
have produced so far).

*We hope you'll find time to share and review this report, we are excited
about it: *

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Library/On-wiki_writing_contests

Also, I'll be contacting many of you about *survey collection*. If you have
produced surveys at anytime in the past, or have a survey you would like to
share with us, we want it! *We need to collect surveys so we can develop
high demand surveying tools* that so many of you have asked us about.[1]

Thanks everyone, and happy new year,

Sarah


[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Parlor/Questions#Have_you_created_or_collected_surveys_for_your_program_implementations.3F


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[Wikimedia-l] New evaluation report on meta - WORKSHOPS

2013-12-05 Thread Sarah Stierch
[pardon the cross-posting]

Hi everyone! (Important areas bolded for people who are TL;DR types[1])

As you may remember, the Program Evaluation and Design team here at WMF has
been doing evaluation of programmatic activities in the movement - with
your help! THANK YOU!

*We have released our next reporting page about our current focus programs
on meta about WORKSHOPS. *We appreciate everyone's participation so far,
and we've made improvements to the edit-a-thon page based on your feedback,
including bolding highlights for those of you who seeking a high level view
of our ongoing reporting.

*A third page is now on meta, and ready for improvement and commenting.
 It's the WORKSHOPS page*, which provides information about:

   - Program basics and history
   - Response rates and limitations
   - Reported data evaluation
   - Priority goals as chosen by program leaders
   - How much budget and time goes into planning workshops
   - What participation is like at workshops
   - Recruitment, retention, and replication details.
   - Next steps (tool building, requests, support, etc)

*Feel free to improve and make edits on the talk page. And of course, if
you are a program leader/chapter that implements workshops and your data
isn't represented, please contact me to submit your data*.

*You can visit this new page here:*

*https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Library/Editing_workshops
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Library/Editing_workshops*

We hope you find this report inspiring and helpful.

*Our next report we'll post will be about GLAM content donations*. I'll
send another email out about that soon.

Happy evaluating, and be sure to visit us on Facebook[2]

-Sarah

[1] https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/TL;DR
[2] https://www.facebook.com/groups/programevaluation/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preparing a proofreading contest for Wikisource's 10th aniversary

2013-11-07 Thread Sarah Stierch
Super cool.

I know a lot of GLAM folks in the US who would be excited about this. And
I'm a fan of more love for WS that's for sure!

-Sar


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Vishnu T visdav...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear Micru,

 Wonderful initiative! From India the Malayalam Wikisource community might
 be keen to take part in this. They have also recently released an offline
 CD (volume 2) of the Malayalam Wikisource.

 Taking the liberty to copy the Malayalam list on this for them to take lead
 on this.

 CIS (not from the A2K Grant) will be glad to sponsor two prizes (one e-book
 reader and one portable pen-scanner), if the ML community take lead on
 this.

 Cheers,
 Vishnu



 On 7 November 2013 05:28, David Cuenca dacu...@gmail.com wrote:

  On the Wikisource mailing list we are discussing about a contest to
  celebrate Wikisource's 10th aniversary.
 
  The contest would be from Nov 24th till Dec 1st. During that time the
  participants would proofread a selection of books and they would get
 points
  per page. The one with the most points would win an ebook reader.
 
  So far WM-IT and Amical Wikimedia have comited each the prize for their
  respective contests on the Italian and Catalan Wikisource. WM-AU and
 WM-DC
  are considering to sponsor the English edition.
 
  If you would like to help us to organize more language editions or find
  more sponsors, get in touch.
 
  If you would like to participate, stay tuned! :)
 
  Cheers,
  Micru
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Wikimania Committee Formed

2013-10-22 Thread Sarah Stierch
Orsolya was Deputy Program Chair for WM 2012.

And James was the lead for WLM 2012.

So it's correct no matter what :)

-Sarah


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Ellie Young wrote:
  • Orsolya Virág Gyenes (representing WM 2012)
  • James Hare

 I think your label may be switched here?

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[Wikimedia-l] When was the first edit-a-thon(s)?

2013-10-16 Thread Sarah Stierch
Hi everyone,

I've asked a question on the new Program Evaluation  Design portal about
when people think the first edit-a-thons took place. (Or the very first, if
we know!)

It would be great to have your input on meta:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Parlor/Questions

Thank you and please spread the word!

Sarah

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] When was the first edit-a-thon(s)?

2013-10-16 Thread Sarah Stierch
We've been discussing it on meta, where I'd prefer to maintain the
conversation, but, I should have stated:

The first edit-a-thon or event that involved people in a room together
editing Wikipedia in some type of organized fashion

-Sarah


On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Steven Walling steven.wall...@gmail.comwrote:

 On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Sarah Stierch wrote:

  Hi everyone,
 
  I've asked a question on the new Program Evaluation  Design portal about
  when people think the first edit-a-thons took place. (Or the very first,
 if
  we know!)
 
  It would be great to have your input on meta:
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Evaluation_portal/Parlor/Questions
 
  Thank you and please spread the word!
 
  Sarah


 Sarah,

 Do you mean the first Wikimedia editathon, or the first editathon period?

 Editathons predate Wikipedia by years, and are about as old as the wiki
 itself. The old school name for them is barn raisings.

  http://meatballwiki.org/wiki/BarnRaising


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference 2014 location decision

2013-10-12 Thread Sarah Stierch
Congratulations - Berlin is one amazing city. Some great bids were placed,
too.

Looking forward to it!

-Sarah


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks to all the team involved in the bidding and decision. We will have a
 very nice conference in Berlin.

 Regards.
 El oct 12, 2013 8:31 a.m., Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com escribió:

  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
  year.
 
  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
 
  [1]
  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2014/Bids/Learnings
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[Wikimedia-l] YouTube Videos about Wikimedia-L

2013-10-10 Thread Sarah Stierch
Someone send me a link to this, articles being generated about Wikipedia
articles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIafRDt88NQ

based on this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_outdoor_artworks_at_the_Indianapolis_Museum_of_Art

Quite funny.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Proposal - Training for Wikimedia movement boards

2013-08-13 Thread Sarah Stierch
I agree! Great idea and thanks for sharing it.

I'm going to take a look at the meta page, and see if there is an
opportunity for some WMF support - I know Program and Evaluation could be a
great support for this potentially, and organizational structures from the
Learning and Evaluation side. (I'd look at it from my volunteer side, but,
I don't have a chapter role to call my own,) The timing is good and the
opportunity to help build capacity and professionalization is great!

Thanks Chris and all involved, (and Sophielet's see how there is
potential for cross-WMF-team-awesomeness!!)

Sarah


On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 9:05 PM, Sophie Österberg
sosterb...@wikimedia.orgwrote:

 Chris,

 Thank you for sharing this. I find this to be of great importance and a
 crucial step for our movement. I would be very happy to lead a session on
 programmes, and specifically Education Programmes, with its aims, current
 status and future.

 *Be Bold!
 Sophie Österberg
 sosterb...@wikimedia.org*


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 2013/8/13 Chris Keating chriskeatingw...@gmail.com

  At Wikimania there was (not for the first time) discussion that not much
  support and advice there is available to Chapter board members. On Sunday
  afternoon a small group of us (myself, Markus Glaser, Michał Buczyński,
  Claudia Garad) met to work out how we could actually provide some
 training
  to help improve this situation.
 
  I am pleased to say we have a definite proposal for a 2-day workshop to
 be
  organised in the early part of 2014:
  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Boards_training_workshop_proposal
 
  This is open to all Chapter (or indeed Thematic Organisation) boards, but
  is particularly focused on board members in those organisations that
 have,
  or will soon have, staff. And while this is being organised by chapter
  people, we hope to engage with Foundation, FDC and Affcom wherever this
  will be relevant.
 
  If you are on a Wikimedia movement Board and are interested in attending,
  please sign up on the Meta page!
  Also, if you are reading the page and feel you could lead a session,
 please
  also sign up on Meta!
 
  If there is enough interest, we will define the programme more closely
 and
  work out exactly where and when.
 
  Regards,
 
  Chris
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[Wikimedia-l] Reminder: Program Evaluation Design Office Hours on Friday - 16:00

2013-07-25 Thread Sarah Stierch
Hi everyone, here is a reminder about tomorrow. I hope ya'll can join us!

We'll also be doing a Google Hangout next week, so don't fret if you can't
join us tomorrow. We'll also be at Wikimania and can't wait to meet
attendees to talk PED!

[pardon cross-posting]

The Program Evaluation  Design team[1] will be hosting our first office
hours on IRC on July 26 at 16:00 UTC.

Event Details:
==

Date: July 26, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 1600-1700 UTC, 9:00-10:00 AM PDT
IRC channel: #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net

Participants: Frank Schulenburg (Senior Director of Programs), Dr. Jaime
Anstee (Program Evaluation Specialist), Sarah Stierch (Community
Coordinator) and YOU!

Agenda:

1. A chance for community members to learn about *why* program evaluation 
design is an important and powerful tool.
2. An opportunity for community members to understand why WMF is engaging
in PED.
3. General QA about program evaluation  design
4. A chance to get virtually get to know the PED team (Sarah, Jaime and
Frank)[2]

If you're interested in how to evaluate the impact of programs such as
on-wiki contests, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Takes, WikiExpeditions,
Wikipedia Education Program, content donations, edit-a-thons, workshops,
and the like - you might have interest in what PED is hoping to do in
supporting the amazing work you do.

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs:Index
[2]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program_Evaluation_and_Design/FAQ#Who_is_on_the_Program_Evaluation_.26_Design_team_at_the_Wikimedia_Foundation.3F

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks for all the fish!

2013-06-07 Thread Sarah Stierch
. And if you ask why Wikimedia
 movement should do that, it's because there is no other relevant
 international body capable to do that. That makes Wikimedia's position
 unique and with large amount of historical responsibility. I will
 share my research with anyone willing to work on this issue.

 * Gamification. Mostly because the lack of my motivation, the project
 Wikichievements didn't start yet. It's actually in the very initial
 phase. Wikimedia Serbia and Wikimedia DC would do that. If you are
 interested in that, please contact Kirill Lokshin from WM DC.
 Gamification and social features are extremely important in making
 Wikimedia movement attractive to young generations again.

 == Wikimedia movement *is* important! ==

 Wikimedia movement is not just important, it is the best try of our
 civilization to create a global movement based on completely different
 principles than anything else before. It's the best chance of our
 civilization to survive. And it's up to you to use the chance or not.
 If Wikimedia movement fails, I am sure that the similar chance would
 appear once in the future. But not soon and maybe too late.

 Every Wikimedian is a highly important person, likely more important
 than many heads of states. And that importance brings high
 responsibility to keep and develop Wikimedia projects and the
 movement.

 * * *

 Thanks for all the fish! It is pleasure to know all of you! I won't
 leave wikimeida-l for a couple of days. It's not nice to leave the
 communication immediately. And you have my email; some of you other
 means of communication with me. It will be always a pleasure to me if
 I could help to any of you!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Recognition of Amical Wikimedia

2013-06-06 Thread Sarah Stierch
Yay!! I am so pleased to here this. The work happening in Catalonia is so
wonderful!!! Welcome and congratulations!

-Sarah


On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Samuel Klein s...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hello,

 The WMF Board has recognized Amical Wikimedia as the first Wikimedia
 Thematic Organization.  Please join me in celebrating their work and
 success!

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Resolutions/Recognition_of_Amical_Wikimedia

 This group was founded in 2008 as Associació Amical Viquipèdia,
 focused on Catalan language and culture. You may know them from the
 regular reports they have published to this list and to Meta for
 years.  They have organized dozens of successful cultural projects,
 including public events, research, GLAM initiatives, and content
 liberation.
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Amical_Wikimedia#Activities

 After first applying to become a chapter four years ago, Amical
 members later helped the Movement Roles working group develop new
 models for affiliation, and were the first to apply to be a thematic
 organization. Gomà and Arnaugir, the founder and current chair of
 Amical, attended the Milan conference and shared their projects and
 their future plans.  An in-person meeting there helped to resolve the
 remaining bureaucratic steps in the process of becoming a thematic
 organization.

 Thank you to everyone from AffCom and Amical who have been involved
 throughout this process, particularly Bence and Bishakha for their
 guidance since the first movement roles discussions, and Gomà and
 María for their facilitation.

 Regards,
 Sam, on behalf of the Board


 == About Thematic Organizations ==
 Thematic Organizations are one of the new affiliation models created
 last year, to recognize organizations that have consistently done
 interesting work with partners and in outreach, both online and
 offline.  They are meant to be well-established and persistent
 organizations, focused on a common theme.

 The review and approval process for Thematic Organizations is similar
 to that for chapters.  A list of groups considering becoming thematic
 orgs can be found on Meta.
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Thematic_organizations

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/Thematic_Organizations

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Simple English hits 100k this week

2013-05-30 Thread Sarah Stierch
No clue. I generally translate my articles in English to it and go about my 
business. We'd have to ask around. 

Sarah

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On May 30, 2013, at 2:49 AM, Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietc...@googlemail.com 
wrote:

 Hi Sarah,
 
 that sounds like an important milestone!
 Do we have any feedback as to how Simple is actually used by children
 and adults learning how to speak English?
 
 Daniel
 
 
 
 On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.com 
 wrote:
 And...urm...I wrote the article that hit 100k. That's not the point, but,
 just felt the need to preface...
 
 http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Announcements#May_29.2C_2013
 
 Simple English is a Wikipedia that is for children and adults learning how
 to speak English.
 
 :)
 
 #justsayin
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Approval of Wikimedians of Nepal user group

2013-05-30 Thread Sarah Stierch
Huzzah!

So happy to have Nepal on board! (Does base camp have wifi? I'm thinking 
editathon ;-) ) 

Sarah 

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On May 30, 2013, at 12:31 PM, Balázs Viczián balazs.vicz...@wikimedia.hu 
wrote:

 Congrats from WMHU too!
 
 Balázs
 2013.05.30. 20:58, Salvador A salvador1...@gmail.com ezt írta:
 
 Congratulations! Welcome to Wikimedia affilliates family. Count with
 Wikimedia Mexico as colaborator and with me as friend.
 
 Well done!
 El may 30, 2013 1:54 p.m., Dennis Tobar dennis.to...@gmail.com
 escribió:
 
 Yay!, Congrats to Wikimedians from Nepal!
 
 
 On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Arnau Duran arnaudu...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
 Congratulations guys! wish you all the success!
 
 
 *Arnau Duran Ferrero
 *arnaudu...@gmail.com | www.arnauduran.net
 Telèfon personal: (+34) 696475418
 [image: Facebook] http://www.facebook.com/arnauduran [image:
 Twitter]http://www.twitter.com/arnauduran [image:
 LinkedIn] http://www.linkedin.com/in/arnauduran [image: Google
 Plus]https://plus.google.com/111957640098898266818
 
 
 2013/5/30 Nurunnaby Chowdhury n...@nhasive.com
 
 Congratulations Nepal team!
 
 
 On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Ivan Martínez gala...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
 Welcome to board, friends.
 I know it has not been easy for Ganesh and to the Nepal team.
 Congrats!
 
 
 2013/5/30 Tonmoy Khan tonmoy...@gmail.com
 
 Congratulations to Nepali Wikimedians!!
 
 Ali Haidar Khan (Tonmoy)
 Wikimedia Bangladesh
 On May 30, 2013 11:12 PM, Deryck Chan deryckc...@wikimedia.hk
 
 wrote:
 
 Congratulations Ganesh and the Nepal team! Are there plans to
 move
 on
 and
 transition to an incorporated Wikimedia chapter?
 Deryck
 
 On 30 May 2013 17:32, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
 Dear all,
 
 I am happy to inform you that the Affiliations Committee has
 approved
 the
 recognition of a Wikimedia User Group today:  Wikimedians of
 Nepal.
 
 Please join me in welcoming this new group into the fold of
 Wikimedia
 entities, and let's celebrate their success and hard work as
 Wikipedia
 turns eleven in Nepal!
 
 == Wikimedians of Nepal ==
 
 Wikimedians of Nepal 
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nepal
 
 is a
 group of enthusiastic Nepali Wikimedians working towards
 developing
 and
 promoting Wikimedia projects in Nepal. They've been actively
 working
 to
 help expand the community, launch projects in more languages
 of
 Nepal
 and
 promote and support the existing ones.
 
 The group is working towards chapterhood, and have a good
 chance
 of
 attaining that status this year. Granting them user group
 recognition
 allows the movement to express its appreciation for their
 hard
 work
 even
 while they are working on the bureaucratic aspects of meeting
 the
 requirements of chapterhood. The timing is fortuitous  in
 that
 the
 group
 is
 going to mark the 11th anniversary of Wikipedia in a Nepali
 language
 on 3
 June, next Monday.
 
 Ganesh, the group's interim president has been invited to
 this
 year's
 Milan
 conference, where he gave a comprehensive overview of the
 group's
 history,
 its projects (including a successful 'wikiwomen programme)
 and
 its
 ambitions. The slides are at:
 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/WMNepal_WMC_2013.pdf
 
 The Affiliations Committee's
 recognition
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedians_of_Nepal_-_May_2013
 is
 valid until 28 May 2014, or until they are recognized as a
 chapter.
 
 
 == Wikimedia User Groups ==
 
 Wikimedia User Groups are one of the three new types of
 affiliations
 created last year to empower volunteers wanting to conduct
 offline
 work
 and
 provide them recognition from the Wikimedia movement.
 
 User group status is meant to be an easy form of affiliation,
 where
 the
 main requirements are an agreed goal, plans for offline work,
 at
 least
 three people participating and a public wiki page with all
 the
 relevant
 information).
 
 Under the movement roles
 recommendations
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/User_Groups
 , user groups are to be recognized in a quick and easy
 process
 directly
 by
 the Affiliations Committee, for a fixed, renewable
 time-period
 and
 they
 are
 to enjoy limited trademark use and simplified access to
 grants.
 
 
 
 Best regards,
 Bence Damokos
 Chair, Affiliatons Committee
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[Wikimedia-l] Simple English hits 100k this week

2013-05-29 Thread Sarah Stierch
And...urm...I wrote the article that hit 100k. That's not the point, 
but, just felt the need to preface...


http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Announcements#May_29.2C_2013

Simple English is a Wikipedia that is for children and adults learning 
how to speak English.


:)

#justsayin

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[Wikimedia-l] Two days left to apply: Program Evaluation Design Workshop in Budapest, June 22-23

2013-05-15 Thread Sarah Stierch
[pardon the cross-post]

Hello everyone,

*This is a reminder that there are 2 days left to apply to attend the first
Program Evaluation  Design Workshop, which will take place in Budapest,
June 22-23. Applications close at 12 AM PST May 17.*

Please review this recent blog announcing the event:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/05/09/program-evaluation-workshop-budapest/

*Wikimedia community members, chapter staff/volunteers, solitary volunteers
- anyone who is a program leader is encouraged to apply. Please note, we
have only 20 slots available and limited funding to support attendees. If
you do apply, you must email me at sa...@wikimedia.org if you are
requesting funding before/after you apply. *

We will be filming our workshop, so don't fret if you cannot attend this
first one, or aren't accepted to attend this time.

*You can get a better taste for the event through our evolving Meta Event
page: *

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program_Evaluation_and_Design/June_2013_Workshop

Thank you Wikimedia Magyarország for your support and assistance.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Please send this to the list, thanks: Subject: Program Evaluation and Design Workshop - Apply to attend! - June 22-23, Budapest

2013-05-08 Thread Sarah Stierch
And that should be 2013 :P  (Because I *know* someone here will point that
out 3 )

Sorry about that :)

-Sarah


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM, J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov 
alexandrdmitriroma...@gmail.com wrote:

 Forwarding per request.
 Alex


 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Sarah Stierch sstie...@wikimedia.org
 Date: 2013/5/8
 Subject: Please send this to the list, thanks: Subject: Program Evaluation
 and Design Workshop - Apply to attend! - June 22-23, Budapest
 To: wikimedia-l-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org


 [please pardon this crossposting]

 Hello everyone!

 I am pleased to announce the first Program Evaluation and Design Workshop!

- *When*: 22–23 June 2012
- *Where*: Budapest, Hungary

 The application process is now open. We have only 20 slots available for
 this workshop and the application deadline ends on May 17th. This two-day
 event will be followed by a pre-conference workshop at Wikimania 2013.
 Ideally, applicants would commit to attending both events.

 *Why are we offering this workshop?* Over the next couple of years, the
 Wikimedia Foundation will be building capacity among program leaders around
 evaluation and program design. A better understanding of how to increase
 impact through better planning, execution and evaluation of programs 
 activities will help us to move a step closer to achieving our mission of
 offering a free, high quality encyclopedia to our readers around the world.

 *What will take place at this and the following workshops?* Our long-term
 goals are:

1. Participants gain a basic shared understanding of program evaluation
2. Participants will work collaboratively to map and prioritize
measurable outcomes, beginning with a focus on the most common program 
activities
3. Participants will gain increased fluency in common language of
evaluation (i.e. goals versus objectives, inputs  outputs versus
 outcomes
 impact)
4. Participants will learn and practice how to extract and report data
using the UserMetrics API
5. Participants will commit to working as a community of evaluation
leaders who will implement evaluation strategies in their programmatic
activities and report back at the pre-conference workshop at Wikimania
 2013
6. …and participants will have a lot of fun and enjoy networking with
other program leaders!

 We will publish a detailed agenda for the event in Budapest soon on meta.

 *Which programs  activities are we going to focus on?* During the workshop
 in Budapest, we will only have a limited amount of time. Therefore, we will
 be focusing on the some of the more common programs  activities:

- *Wikipedia editing workshops* where participants learn how to or
actively edit (i.e. edit-a-thon, wikiparty, hands-on Wikipedia workshop)
- *Content donations* through partnerships with GLAMs  related
organizations
- *Wiki Takes/Expeditions* where volunteers participate in day/weekend
events to photograph site specific content
- *Wiki Loves Monuments* which takes place in September
- *Education program/classroom editing* where volunteers support
educators who have students editing Wikipedia in the classroom
- *Writing competitions* which generally take place online in the form
of contests, WikiCup, and challenges – often engaging experienced
 editors
to improve content.

  *Who should apply?* Community members who play an *active role* in
 planning and executing programs  activities as described above in the
 Wikimedia community. Your experience and knowledge will make this workshop
 a success!

 *What about the costs for travel and accommodation?* Hotels, flights and
 other transportation costs will be on your chapter; the Wikimedia
 Foundation will provide the venue, handouts, breakfasts and light lunches,
 and a dinner for all participants on Saturday. If you're not affiliated
 with a chapter and cannot afford to attend the event, please send me a
 private email – we have a small amount of money set aside for those cases.

 Applications are open until May 17. You can apply via this Google
 Form
 https://docs.google.com/a/wikimedia.org/forms/d/11yCoOls5ae8FqAXIdp9Tua76ilVQGUNKWMVSktCQBRU/viewform
 
 .

 Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to a great group of
 participants!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Selection of winning bid for Wikimania 2014: London

2013-05-01 Thread Sarah Stierch
Congratulations to the London team, and great work on all parties for
proposals. It's quite a task, and one that is at times just as emotional
and intensive in actually planning Wikimania.

I look forward to lending a hand with London, and I really look forward to
partying at the Tate Modern ;) (Can we get Kraftwerk to play the
party...?[1])


Sarah
[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLVvju6WZ8


On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM, James Forrester jdforres...@gmail.comwrote:

 Dear Wikimedians,

 On behalf of the Wikimania 2014 selection Jury, after review and
 evaluation of the two final bids, we have awarded the conference to
 London. Congratulations to the London team, and to the Arusha team who
 also put forward a solid effort.

 We were concerned this year to see that both bidding teams put forward
 proposals which were costly and complicated, in contrast to the
 Wikimania tradition. The Jury briefly considered re-opening the bid
 for other teams, and asked both bids to present a simpler core budget
 and lower-cost options for attendees.

 The London team took our comments to heart and decreased their core
 budget to 20% of their initial proposal, and have committed to finding
 ways to reduce the cost for community attendees.

 We encourage future bidding teams to not give up their dreams, to keep
 aiming for the stars, but at the same time, to not forget the spirit
 of Wikimedia: a volunteer movement that makes creative use of limited
 resources. We look forward to the proposed Wikimania Committee setting
 out clearer guidelines on these principles.

 The process to bid for hosting Wikimania requires a substantial time
 investment, and we thank both candidate teams for their submissions
 and hard work.

 Yours,

 James Forrester
 Moderator, Wikimania 2014 Jury
 For the Wikimania 2014 Jury
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Resignation announcement, and a parting remark to everyone

2013-04-29 Thread Sarah Stierch

On 4/29/13 12:59 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote:

P. S. again, internal-l discussions that should be public. Damn.


Agreed, I am not on Internal either...

Jan-Bart


Yes, there is a good number of people (including me) who are not on that 
list anymore. I'm really unclear, at this point in the movement, as to 
why it needs to remain closed. Critical conversations take place here, 
there, and else where - so it's kind of null anymore...(IMHO!)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] movement partners

2013-04-29 Thread Sarah Stierch

On 4/29/13 1:03 PM, phoebe ayers wrote:

Hi all,

Here is a question that came up during today's US GLAM consortium meeting:
what's the current status of the 'movement partners' affiliation?
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_affiliation_models/Movement_Partners

Is recognition of movement partners something that AffComm will be taking
on in future, or will it rest with WMF/Chapters for now? Not sure what the
latest discussions have been.

thanks!
Phoebe



That's a great question, and one the Open Knowledge Foundation was 
scratching its head about a few months back! I'd love to see this open 
up again, especially for OpenGLAM and GLAM-Wiki programs and initiatives.

-Sarah

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why not everyone have the right to vote in the Board FDC elections?

2013-04-28 Thread Sarah Stierch
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Tweet this page from some or all sites???

2013-04-17 Thread Sarah Stierch
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM, James Alexander
jalexan...@wikimedia.orgwrote:

 I tend to think that they can be incredibly useful and reader friendly.
 I've always found it a bit disappointing we don't have it as they are
 probably the bigger reader request I've ever seen. That said I know that
 enWiki has had multiple discussions about it ending in failure. The issues
 mostly seem to stem from the we're not MySpace crowd which I think misses
 the point that we both are a social network and that we're an educational
 site (and should encourage sharing that information) but sigh.


I agree. Readers ask a lot about it, and so do new editors. I think it's so
lame. Then again, people said the same about the Teahouse (NOTFACEBOOK). I
wonder if we did a test for it what people would think.

Talk abou reach - we'd be getting more people to read articles and content,
which means potentially more people editing.

But, I'm also a regular Twitter user and I see boosts in viewership for
anything I post on my Twitter and Facebook. So sick of anti-social media
Wikipedia. People love to deny we are a social network, when most of us
involved in the community know that isn't true. A lot of my friends and so
forth come from the Wikipedia world. If that isn't social media, then I
don't know what is.




 The only thing to keep in mind is that we occasionally need creativity.
 The default way that most sites tell you to share is often


CREATIVITY? NOOO We're writing an encyclopediawe're not being
creative!!! (sarcasm)  (Again...see the Teahouse :) )
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator

2013-03-27 Thread Sarah Stierch
Awesome!

Ellie is great and will serve as a great coordinator. I look forward to working 
with her on the planning Commitee!

Sarah

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 27, 2013, at 11:24 AM, Siko Bouterse sboute...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Pardon the cross-posting from WMF staff list - I expect this role will be
 of interest to many here too.  Welcome, Ellie!
 
 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Siko Bouterse sboute...@wikimedia.org
 Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM
 Subject: Introducing Ellie Young as Conference Coordinator
 To: Staff All wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org
 
 
 Hi all,
 
 Please join me in welcoming Ellie Young, who is taking on the role of
 Conference Coordinator as an annual contract with WMF.[1]
 
 As you may know, WMF's support for Wikimania in recent years has been
 spread across a variety of staff members who have other core
 responsibilities.  With this new contract, we're creating a single point of
 contact to act as liaison between WMF and the Wikimania organizing team, to
 ensure that we're able to provide the host team with focused support where
 help from WMF is needed.
 
 Ellie brings with her a lot of experience in event planning for open
 culture communities.  She worked as Executive Director of USENIX
 Association for over 20 years, where she and her team supported several
 international conferences hosted by volunteers each year.[2]  She also
 currently serves on The Ada Initiative's Board of Advisors and has been an
 activist for the democratization of educational materials most of her life.
 
 Fun things we’ve learned about Ellie:  Both sets of her grandparents helped
 build the Panama Canal, and each generation since has had a pilot or two
 doing transits of the ships. She has been to every country in Latin America
 and the Caribbean except Brasil. You can often catch her hiking in the SF
 East Bay Hills with her adorable mini-poodle, Jack.
 
 As Conference Coordinator, Ellie will be facilitating and supporting the
 work of the Wikimania host team and making sure there is good continuity
 and knowledge-transfer as the conference moves to new hosts year-over-year.
 She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be sometimes working
 from the SF office (sitting on the 3rd floor near HR). Ellie would like to
 hear from you on all things Wikimania, so please do stop by or email her
 anytime!
 
 Huge thanks to all staff and volunteers who helped us craft this role and
 interview candidates.
 
 Welcome, Ellie!
 
 [1] http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=o1k2Wfw3c=qSa9VfwQ
 [2] https://www.usenix.org
 
 -- 
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 sboute...@wikimedia.org
 
 Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
 sum of all knowledge.
 Donate or click the edit button today, and help us make it a reality!
 
 
 
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 sboute...@wikimedia.org
 
 *Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
 sum of all knowledge. *
 *Donate https://donate.wikimedia.org or click the edit button today,
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Wikimedia Armenia

2013-03-27 Thread Sarah Stierch

Congratulations! :)

-Sarah

On 3/27/13 1:56 PM, John Vandenberg wrote:

Excellent news.  Congrats to WMAM!

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that the the WMF Board of Trustees have resolved to
recognize Wikimedia Armenia as the newest Wikimedia chapter:
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Armenia

This group has  already put a lot of effort into promoting Wikipedia and
the other projects in Armenia on their road to recognition and I am really
looking forward to hearing of their future endeavours.

Please give a warm welcome to Wikimedia Armenia!

Best regards,
Bence
(Affiliations Committee)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero wins!

2013-03-12 Thread Sarah Stierch

Congratulations!

Viva le revolution!!

-Sarah

On 3/12/13 6:28 PM, Kul Wadhwa wrote:

Hey all,

Wikipedia Zero just won the Activism Award @ SXSW!

A big thanks to all of you for keeping knowledge free for EVERYONE!



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] fiction: WMF policy of paying less than market

2013-03-07 Thread Sarah Stierch
The funny thing about all of this is that it seems to be non-employees who are 
very concerned about these things and no employees are actually whistle 
blowing or commenting.

I think that says something about how truly non-problematic this is. And I'm 
sure if employees did have some problems, this mailing list and the 
participants would probably be the last place they'd take it.

Sarah

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 7, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Katie Chan k...@ktchan.info wrote:

 No one is force to, or have a right to work for the WMF. Like any other 
 organisation, for-profit or otherwise, an organisation determines what it can 
 affords and wants to pay for a position. Similarly, a potential employee gets 
 to decides whether the proposed compensation is acceptable to them based on 
 their experience, what the job would be, and their personal circumstance. So, 
 what's the problem?
 
 KTC
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation's non-disclosure agreement

2013-03-06 Thread Sarah Stierch
Just a quick note - while I was a fellow, I don't remember signing a 
NDA. I think people who did surveys had to (researchers, staff members, 
whatever) depending on the type of information they'd be gathering from 
people. Or, of course, the type of database you'd be given access too 
(i.e. it makes sense that maybe someone from analytics or grantmaking 
depending on the role would have to sign an NDA versus someone from 
the education program).


Most organizations don't walk around releasing their NDA's. In fact, I 
don't know a single organization that would engage people to do so. And 
even though WMF is WMF, I don't think it's bad for it to hold onto some 
professional practices like that. It's common practice, in the States, 
for non and for profits to do. I always thought it was funny that NDA's 
existed at WMF just because of the openness, but, at the same time, it's 
industry standard and doesn't phase me. People should be glad WMF has one.


-Sarah

On 3/5/13 11:34 PM, K. Peachey wrote:

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

...

As far as I know the relevant issue is that anyone who has access to
private personal information of users needs to sign an agreement that
they will not share that information.

This definition doesn't seem to include CheckUsers, oversighters, OTRS
volunteers and OTRS administrators, wiki administrators, and many others,
so I'm not sure it's accurate.

(OTRS Wise) That may be a historical thing and queue dependant, I know
the gentlemen from OTRS (Martin?) had to sign one before he could
start work on updating the foundation's install

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Earth hour in English Wikipedia

2013-03-05 Thread Sarah Stierch
This is very cool. It might be a good idea, if you haven't already, to 
ping folks on the talk pages of the following English WikiProject:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Environment

Hope that helps a bit, that's often what I do when digging up support or 
help for a project - and even pinging the most active members directly 
on their talk pages. Might also be worth to leave a comment on the WWF 
Wikipedia talk page.


-Sarah



On 3/5/13 10:59 AM, Ivan Martínez wrote:

In Wikimedia Mexico we are working with the World Wildlife Fund to
improvemexican
biodiversity contents. They asked me to seek contact with a chapter /
editor who
wants to work their contents on the upcoming Earth Hour in the English
Wikipedia.

If someone wants to work on this theme, I can contact with WWF staff.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation

2013-03-04 Thread Sarah Stierch

On 3/4/13 2:54 AM, Mathieu Stumpf wrote:

Le 2013-03-01 14:42, Sarah Stierch a écrit :

Just an FYI. virtually no one at OKF but...like...me, and a couple of
our 30 some staff members actually use the wiki (and it's really only
for some HR documents). So, it'll most likely be left untouched or
unmaintained, by anyone. I just mention this because at our recent
staff summit we did a survey and everyone agreed that the wiki isn't
the primary spot where we work.

We're actually even considering making the wiki internal because it's
not fruitful for anyone outside of the internal community. So..don't
expect much to happen with that wiki space.

-Sarah


How do you know it will never be fruitful? Do you have any security 
concern on letting information public? If no, why wasting ressources 
making your workflow closed?




Hi there. I can't speak on behalf of the OKF staff as a whole. There 
isn't a security concern, just not many people use it, and if we have 
something that isn't being used, it might not make much sense to hold 
onto it as an asset per se. (IMHO) Sure, we could let it sit there and 
rot, but, that's not really of interest to the organization, perhaps. 
The only people who are generally using it is a small group of staff and 
volunteers. Most of our staff members and community members are not 
wiki-users, therefore it also might not be the most comfortable space 
for them to be productive and work.


If no one is really using the space for workflow, then there really 
isn't much loss associated with it. Don't get me wrong - I'm a 
Wikipedian and I use the wiki.


But, this isn't really the conversation to be having this. If people are 
concerned I suppose they can stop by the OKF mailing list and voice some 
concern about it. Or...the wiki! Heh!


-Sarah


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation

2013-03-01 Thread Sarah Stierch

On 3/1/13 8:37 AM, Fae wrote:

On 1 March 2013 12:08, Everton Zanella Alvarenga
everton.alvare...@okfn.org wrote:

http://wiki.okfn.org/Open_Knowledge_Foundation_and_Wikimedia_Foundation
Tom

Good idea Tom. As it's a wiki, I have taken the initiative to move the
page to http://wiki.okfn.org/Open_Knowledge_Foundation_and_Wikimedia,
as based on the page introduction it appears to be intended to cover
projects wider than partnerships directly with the Wikimedia
Foundation. There are many other groups like the Wikimedia Chapters
and the evolving Wikimedia thematic organizations, that act
independently but are part of the Wikimedia community, and run all
sorts of interesting open knowledge content projects, as well as
lobbying for legal and government policy change to enable access to
open knowledge.

Cheers,
Fae


Just an FYI. virtually no one at OKF but...like...me, and a couple of 
our 30 some staff members actually use the wiki (and it's really only 
for some HR documents). So, it'll most likely be left untouched or 
unmaintained, by anyone. I just mention this because at our recent staff 
summit we did a survey and everyone agreed that the wiki isn't the 
primary spot where we work.


We're actually even considering making the wiki internal because it's 
not fruitful for anyone outside of the internal community. So..don't 
expect much to happen with that wiki space.


-Sarah

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New proposal for a wiki Project!

2013-02-18 Thread Sarah Stierch
I think the talk page for the proposal would be a brilliant place to
discuss concerns and suggestions.

Just sayin' :)

-Sarah


On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Gerard Meijssen
gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote:

 Hoi,
 The one thing I am really interested in learning is how information about
 and content in a specific languages will be handled.

 Information about is likely to be in another language, consequently WHAT
 language. Content could be in something like Wikisource / Wikibooks.
 Thanks,
   Gerard


 On 18 February 2013 22:57, geni geni...@gmail.com wrote:

  On 18 February 2013 16:33, Kevin Behrens kevin_behr...@hotmail.de
 wrote:
   Hello!
  
   I have started a proposal for a new wiki project: WikiLang (
  meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiLang). It is about endangered languages and
  language documentation/decipherment. It is a very important step in
 order
  to save our linguistic diversity which is ongoing faster than the
  extinction of animals.
 
  Why? Most of the languages in question have so little information
  stored in them that even if we assume a total loss of that information
  (which is unlikely) that downside will be massively outweighed by the
  upside of easier communication between people.
 
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[Wikimedia-l] WikiWomen's History Month

2013-02-15 Thread Sarah Stierch
[Pardon the cross-posts - and the English message]  - Please forward as 
well!


Hi everyone,

March is Women's History Month, and this will be the second year for 
WikiWomen's History Month, an *international* collaborative event that 
takes place offline at edit-a-thons and online through project focuses. 
Events and projects focus on improving women's history coverage on any 
language project. We have a page on English Wikipedia, like last year, 
to gather all of the events:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiWomen%27s_History_Month

So far we have events in South America, Europe and the United States.

I hope you'll consider throwing an event in your town, village, or city 
- or do a women's history focus for your WikiProject - large or small!


Sarah

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] IEGrants Committee

2013-02-13 Thread Sarah Stierch
Congrats everyone - I'm happy to see a nice diverse group of people from 
around the world participating in this!


-Sarah

On 2/13/13 12:14 PM, Siko Bouterse wrote:

Hi all,
I'm happy to announce selection of the first members of the Individual
Engagement Grants Committee, who will be serving through February
2014.  This committee will review proposals for IEGrants and make
recommendations for funding to WMF.

Committee members:

Ansumang
Bobrayner
Doc James
Gryllida
Harold Hidalgo
Ilario
Isaac Kosgei
MikyM
Netha Hussain
Ocaasi
Pine
Raystorm
Steven Zhang
Thehelpfulone
Tomo suzuki
Wittylama
WWB
Whym

More information about the committee:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Committee

Introductions from committee members:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab#idealab-introducing

Congratulations to the new members, and many thanks to everyone who
participated!


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Donate or click the edit button today, and help us make it a reality!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voice Intro Project

2013-02-08 Thread Sarah Stierch
Andy - have you thought about putting a project page on Wikipedia and not
just hosting it on your blog ?

It might bring more traffic.

I saw your Tweet about doing this, I just..well..haven't sat down and done
it yet. And I hate my recorded voice. O_o

-Sarah


On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:57 AM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.ukwrote:

 I'd like to ask your support the project I started:


 http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/open-licensed-format-recordings-voices-wikipedia-wikimedia-commons/
 

 asking the subjects of Wikipedia articles to record a 10-second sample
 of their speaking voice, for use on those articles.

 An example script is Hello, my name is [name]. I was born in [place]
 and I have been [job or position] since [year].

 So far, the participants:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Voice_intro_project

 include Sue Black, Cory Doctorow, Bill Thompson and Dave Winer; and
 we've just had our first recording in French - but we need many more.

 Do you know anyone who has an article about them? Do you know of tools
 that would simplify the process of making ogg files, open licensing
 them, and uploading them to Commons? How can we include more speakers
 of other languages?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Voice Intro Project

2013-02-08 Thread Sarah Stierch
Yeah, it'd be cool to have a tool that allows the subject to record and
then make their file an ogg, or record it to ogg in a super fast way.

it's a small, but time consuming thing to record yourself, upload it (or
whatever) to your computer, and then figure out how to make it into an open
license.

-Sarah




On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:03 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote:

 Andy Mabbett, 08/02/2013 14:57:

 I'd like to ask your support the project I started:

 http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/**open-licensed-format-**
 recordings-voices-wikipedia-**wikimedia-commons/http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/open-licensed-format-recordings-voices-wikipedia-wikimedia-commons/
 

 asking the subjects of Wikipedia articles to record a 10-second sample
 of their speaking voice, for use on those articles.

 An example script is Hello, my name is [name]. I was born in [place]
 and I have been [job or position] since [year].

 So far, the participants:

 
 http://commons.wikimedia.org/**wiki/Category:Voice_intro_**projecthttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Voice_intro_project
 

 include Sue Black, Cory Doctorow, Bill Thompson and Dave Winer; and
 we've just had our first recording in French - but we need many more.

 Do you know anyone who has an article about them? Do you know of tools
 that would simplify the process of making ogg files, open licensing
 them, and uploading them to Commons? How can we include more speakers
 of other languages?


 I think we really need such a tool, for instance it's a shame that
 Wiktionary doesn't have pronounciation recordings on most of its entries.
 Of course it's better if the speaker is authoritative (like the subject in
 person for a biography or a professional for Wiktionary), but tools would
 help everyone.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead

2013-01-12 Thread Sarah Stierch

Official statement from the family:

http://soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/40373383323/official-statement-from-the-family-and-partner-of

I hope someone will perhaps write a blog post for the Wikimedia blog 
about his impact on the Wikimedia and free knowledge movement. This 
could be a community project.


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

-Sarah


On 1/12/13 2:58 PM, James Salsman wrote:

Aaron explained how he originally measured Wikipedia contributions:
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/swartz2006 -- which is
only linked through the bibliography he kept up on the topic
http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/whowriteswikipedia/ which is linked at the
end of the main essay. Less than a month ago we tweeted back and forth
about weighting those statistics by pageviews.

His best work might be his summary of Galbraith's _Predator State_:
http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/predatorstate

when we were fellows together at the Harvard Center for Ethics, I
think we annoyed everyone else with our repeated insistence that
reducing economic inequality was somehow always the appropriate
solution to each of the many social ills the group identified --
http://crookedtimber.org/2012/06/18/guest-review-by-aaron-swartz-chris-hayes-the-twilight-of-the-elites/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Chapter reports WMNL

2013-01-06 Thread Sarah Stierch
I agree with Thomas, I have to admit :)

Having a brief in summary of what links comprise of is common practice and 
would be fabulous!

Every second counts in this world of mass stimulation and information. :) 

Sarah

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On Jan 6, 2013, at 3:08 PM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Jan 6, 2013 11:06 PM, Ziko van Dijk vand...@wmnederland.nl wrote:
 
 I don't see a reason for this tone, and I think that everyone who is
 interested in the reports will easily find them.
 
 The problem is, it's hard to know if you are interested in the report
 without having any idea what it contains. A short summary, or at least a
 list of contents, helps you decide whether to click on the link or not. (If
 the report is already a fairly short summary, just include the whole thing.)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] compromise?

2013-01-04 Thread Sarah Stierch

Sorry to top post - but, I'm just replying to the thread in general.

One of my biggest frustrations with this thread is that it seems to 
focus on technical staff.


The Wikimedia Foundation is a non profit. There is an entire department 
of people who do programming in grants/education/and dare I say 
outreach (or whatever). Then there are the HR people, etc.


While I am wrapping up the last month of my fellowship, and I am not a 
Wikimedia staff member, I do have my master's in museum studies, with a 
focus on the management of said organizations. The reason I state that? 
Is because WMF is competitive in regards to what it offers employees in 
my realm - as a non-profit person (I will most likely work in non 
profits for the rest of my life unless I own my own business, and that 
could even be nonprofit). So don't forget - I'm not the only person with 
a degree that would take me into a world of nonprofitness - Google isn't 
even on my radar as someone who is bidding for me, nor am I looking at 
them for work.


Let's just say, when I went to school, I knew I'd be working for a 
mission, and which in the US, many folks go into computer science with 
the understanding they'll be making a nice amount of money out of 
school. From my understanding, most technical folks don't go into the 
field to start using their talents for non profits, it's often a second 
life, after working in the for profit world.


Hell, what I made as a fellow is as competitive to what first year's 
make working at museums. And I feel I've gotten more dare I say..perks 
or benefits, working as a fellow at WMF then I would working at pretty 
much any museum in my area of work (curatorial). (minus benefits like 
health insurance which contractors/fellows don't get)


So for me, and a number of us who work in the nonprofit arena (not the 
tech person who could be stolen by big tech company arena) - WMF *is* 
competitive.


-Sarah




On 1/4/13 10:17 AM, Quim Gil wrote:

On 01/03/2013 09:12 AM, Michael Snow wrote:

the Wikimedia Foundation
provides benefits that meet or exceed those of just about any employer
it might be competing with.


fwiw until recently I was working in the so-called Silicon Valley for 
a Scandinavian big tech corp with Scandinavian standards for HR 
practices and health care coverage. The coverage I get at the WMF for 
my family and myself is no different (including my fully covered 
domestic partner aka not-married mother of my children).


My salary has been significantly reduced with the change, indeed. But 
it is definitely more than enough to have a regular middle class life 
in the Bay Area. And then again we would be comparing the salary I had 
in such company after 5 years of (hopefully good) work, not the one I 
had at the beginning. I'm hoping to get some salary increase if/when I 
can proof good results of my work but I'm not even aiming to reach the 
same level I got in a for-profit tech corp in Silicon Valley. That 
would feel wrong, being most of the WMF based on individual donations 
and being the WMF active in so many countries where so much can be 
done with the difference between such corporate salary and the one 
I've got now.


PS: speaking entirely for myself although I wouldn't be surprised if 
this sentiment is shared among other WMF employees.





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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Sarah Stierch
 
regarding OpenGLAM in the US. It just takes time, and we've wasted a lot 
of it already.


And no, I'm not starting a chapter anytime soon. Someone else can do 
that. :)


-Sarah


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/US/Consortium

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Board vote on narrowing focus

2012-11-02 Thread Sarah Stierch

On 11/2/12 8:15 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:

Samuel Klein, 02/11/2012 16:01:
* Institutional support for the GLAM related activities in the US 
(until

the US Federation is fully functional, if ever)



I agree there is room for a global GLAM support for regions that 
don't have

local [chapter] organization.  Why do you feel this is a special problem
for the US, compared to other archive-rich parts of the world - given 
the

two regional chapters and numerous present and past Wikipedians in
residence?


The problem is always the same, i.e. that the WMF acts as WM-USA while 
a chapter is missing, rather than being truly global.
Random (unfair?) recent example: WLM-USA uses the allegedly global 
Wikimedia blog 
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/10/31/wiki-loves-monuments-us-top-ten-photos-announced/ 
unlike all the other national editions.


There is a US blog: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.us/

I'm not sure why it was posted on the WMF blog. I'm sure if other 
countries submitted their top ten's they'd be posted to the WMF blog.


Remember: anyone in the movement - around the world - can write a blog 
for the WMF blog, in any language they want. So do it!



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Jamaican editathon

2012-10-29 Thread Sarah Stierch

I forwarded this to the cultural partners list.

I'm sure there are cultural institutions with Jamaican heritage content 
- including British Library and Museum.


-Sarah

On 10/29/12 9:21 AM, Asaf Bartov wrote:

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Richard Symonds 
richard.symo...@wikimedia.org.uk wrote:


We've had an email from a gentleman at an educational institution in
Jamaica, who'd like to run an editathon. He's contacted Wikimedia UK as a
starting point, presumably because of the shared history: but we can't do a
great deal more than send him some booklets, etc, by post. He's simply too
far away! Are there any individuals or chapters (or the WMF) based nearby
who could help?


We have nothing going on in Jamaica, but I'm happy to be put in touch with
him and see what we can do.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-03 Thread Sarah Stierch
How come these concerns weren't brought up months ago when the reflection 
about the blackout was posted to meta?

It seems that right now Andreas, you are the main opponent of something that 
already happened and no one can change.

I'd just post your concerns to meta and stop this talking in circles and finger 
pointing. It's tiring, reads like some conspiracy theory and seems to be losing 
any traction of game changing that it could.

I appreciate hearing your thoughts, as many of us do, I just think they are 
best preserved on wiki where the majority of participants in the blackout 
hangout (most aren't active on mailing lists) and can participate in this 
analysis with you. 

Sarah



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On Aug 3, 2012, at 12:52 PM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 We do everything in our power to prevent
 the problem, but it would be absolutely cost prohibitive to do it 100%
 with the difference being that fine grained, and this law gives you
 the right to shut us down if we can't hit 100%. We think on balance
 what we do is good even if something bad occasionally slips through,
 so we can't support that law. And indeed, since this strikes at the
 core of what we do and could shut us down entirely, we must do
 everything in our power to fight the law, including energizing those
 who use our services to speak up against it.
 
 
 
 That wasn't the situation though, was it? Just quoting Tim here:
 
 ---o0o---
 
 http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2012-July/121092.html
 
 * Geoff Brigham opined otherwise, IIRC.*
 Yes, on the basis that Wikipedia arguably falls under the definition
 of an 'Internet search engine'.
 
 http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/12/13/how-sopa-will-hurt-the-free-web-and-wikipedia/
 
 The definition was:
 
 The term ‘Internet search engine’ means a service made available via
 the Internet that searches, crawls, categorizes, or indexes
 information or Web sites available elsewhere on the Internet and on
 the basis of a user query or selection that consists of terms,
 concepts, categories, questions, or other data returns to the user a
 means, such as a hyperlinked list of Uniform Resource Locators, of
 locating, viewing, or downloading such information or data available
 on the Internet relating to such query or selection.
 
 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3261/text
 
 It's hard to see how Wikipedia could fall under this definition, but
 even if it did, what would be the consequences?
 
 A provider of an Internet search engine shall take technically
 feasible and reasonable measures, as expeditiously as possible, but in
 any case within 5 days after being served with a copy of the order, or
 within such time as the court may order, designed to prevent the
 foreign infringing site that is subject to the order, or a portion of
 such site specified in the order, from being served as a direct
 hypertext link.
 
 Geoff argued that we would have to manually review millions of links
 in order to comply with such a court order. But the definition of an
 internet site that would be specified under such a court order is:
 
 [T]he collection of digital assets, including links, indexes, or
 pointers to digital assets, accessible through the Internet that are
 addressed relative to a common domain name or, if there is no domain
 name, a common Internet Protocol address.
 
 We already index external links by domain name or IP address for easy
 searching, and we have the ability to prevent further such links from
 being submitted, for the purposes of spam control. The compliance cost
 would be no worse than a typical [[WP:RSPAM]] report.
 
 Maybe SOPA was a serious threat to freedom of expression on the
 Internet, and worth fighting against, but it wasn't a threat to
 Wikipedia's existence.
 
 ---o0o---
 
 So we were talking about Wikipedia – if indeed Wikipedia could legally
 be considered a search engine, which seems a stretch – being given
 five (5) days to convert any direct hyperlinks they were specifically
 advised of by court order into just alphanumeric, non-clickable links.
 No?
 
 So all the talk about If Wikipedia had had just one infringing link
 on it, they could have shut us down entirely looks like a bunch of
 scaremongering nonsense you bought.
 
 Now, who *does* operate a search engine, and would have incurred some
 extra costs here?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

2012-08-03 Thread Sarah Stierch

Hi -

Actually, it looks like there are a few places where people can share 
their thoughts, etc. about SOPA/Blackoutness:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout

and other things related but not:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Project-wide_protests
https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Advocacy_agendas
https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Task_force/Advocacy_Agenda (which it 
looks like you can get involved in!)


I'm sure there are other things too. Risker said it best - let's stick 
on topic instead of going off on tangents. Perhaps even having a place 
to discuss WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guidelines is ideal. Oh 
wait, there is ;)


http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_Community_Advocacy/Foundation_Policy_and_Political_Affiliations_Guideline

As you just shared! Again, this is more inclusive and it can bring your 
concerns to a broader audience who might not be on this mailing list. Ciao!


-Sarah


On 8/3/12 1:17 PM, Andreas Kolbe wrote:

Sarah,

Well, for one I was not aware that there was a reflection about the
blackout posted on Meta. A link would be appreciated. Thanks.

Secondly, four or five months ago I would not have been aware of various
events on the timeline that preceded the blackout.

Third, this is an ongoing situation, as the subject of this very thread is
the proposed policy defining when and how further action like that could be
taken.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_Community_Advocacy/Foundation_Policy_and_Political_Affiliations_Guideline

Regards,


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Sarah Stierch sarah.stie...@gmail.comwrote:


How come these concerns weren't brought up months ago when the
reflection about the blackout was posted to meta?

It seems that right now Andreas, you are the main opponent of something
that already happened and no one can change.

I'd just post your concerns to meta and stop this talking in circles and
finger pointing. It's tiring, reads like some conspiracy theory and seems
to be losing any traction of game changing that it could.

I appreciate hearing your thoughts, as many of us do, I just think they
are best preserved on wiki where the majority of participants in the
blackout hangout (most aren't active on mailing lists) and can participate
in this analysis with you.

Sarah



Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 3, 2012, at 12:52 PM, Andreas Kolbe jayen...@gmail.com wrote:


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Todd Allen toddmal...@gmail.com wrote:


We do everything in our power to prevent
the problem, but it would be absolutely cost prohibitive to do it 100%
with the difference being that fine grained, and this law gives you
the right to shut us down if we can't hit 100%. We think on balance
what we do is good even if something bad occasionally slips through,
so we can't support that law. And indeed, since this strikes at the
core of what we do and could shut us down entirely, we must do
everything in our power to fight the law, including energizing those
who use our services to speak up against it.



That wasn't the situation though, was it? Just quoting Tim here:

---o0o---

http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2012-July/121092.html


* Geoff Brigham opined otherwise, IIRC.*

Yes, on the basis that Wikipedia arguably falls under the definition
of an 'Internet search engine'.



http://blog.wikimedia.org/2011/12/13/how-sopa-will-hurt-the-free-web-and-wikipedia/


The definition was:

The term ‘Internet search engine’ means a service made available via
the Internet that searches, crawls, categorizes, or indexes
information or Web sites available elsewhere on the Internet and on
the basis of a user query or selection that consists of terms,
concepts, categories, questions, or other data returns to the user a
means, such as a hyperlinked list of Uniform Resource Locators, of
locating, viewing, or downloading such information or data available
on the Internet relating to such query or selection.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3261/text

It's hard to see how Wikipedia could fall under this definition, but
even if it did, what would be the consequences?

A provider of an Internet search engine shall take technically
feasible and reasonable measures, as expeditiously as possible, but in
any case within 5 days after being served with a copy of the order, or
within such time as the court may order, designed to prevent the
foreign infringing site that is subject to the order, or a portion of
such site specified in the order, from being served as a direct
hypertext link.

Geoff argued that we would have to manually review millions of links
in order to comply with such a court order. But the definition of an
internet site that would be specified under such a court order is:

[T]he collection of digital assets, including links, indexes, or
pointers to digital assets, accessible through the Internet that are
addressed relative to a common

[Wikimedia-l] Join in from afar for the Smithsonian Institution Edit-a-Thon!

2012-05-25 Thread Sarah Stierch

(Pardon the crosspost)

Hi everyone!

Our second Smithsonian edit-a-thon is going to start in about an hour (1 
PM EST) and we'll be utilizing an Etherpad compliments of Wikimedia DC


http://notes.wikimediadc.org/p/SIEdit2

Feel free to join in! We'll also be utilizing the #glamwiki hashtag.

Our goal is to improve content about Smithsonian people and places and 
we've love your help - translations, lending a hand, writing something 
yourself, whatever!


See you there :)

-Sarah
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