Re: [Wikimedia-l] [discovery] USA elections in real time - as viewed by Wikipedia users

2016-02-18 Thread Tomasz Finc
This is going to be a fun one to watch over the next many months.
Thank for the link Yuri

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Yuri Astrakhan
> Thanks Dario Taraborelli for the idea.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] @WikipediaZero Twitter account

2014-08-20 Thread Tomasz Finc
It's up to Carolynnes team to figure out if they want to use it or not.


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Dan Garry wrote:
 I could be mistaken, but I think Tomasz is the owner. CCing him.


 On 13 August 2014 11:19, Andy Mabbett wrote:

 Who owns the @WikipediaZero Twitter account? It's only ever had one
 post, and that seems a missed opportunity.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thank you Mobile team

2014-07-29 Thread Tomasz Finc
And for those wondering who all is on the mobile team you can find them here

Congrats to the team for their success.


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:47 AM, Àlex Hinojo wrote:

 I've been doing wiki workshops for Amical during last couple of years and
 since 6 months ago or so I ONLY train newbies with the visual editor. My
 role on the workshop now is reduced to explain how extra features are done.

 So kudos to the mobile team. And I know is not perfect. Is just wiki ;)

 2014-07-11 10:16 GMT+02:00 Pierre-Selim

 2014-07-11 10:06 GMT+02:00 Pine W

  While we're talking about technology issues on WIkimedia-l, I'd like to
  that now that I've worked my way over a few speedbumps with mobile
  I'm happy with the direction that mobile editing is going, so thank you
  Mobile team.


 I also want to add, that I'm happy with the Visual Editor. It's not
 perfect, but for basic editing it works just fine. I've had very nice
 feedback from new user during training on how Visual Editor works.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New Video Documentary about Wikimania

2014-07-23 Thread Tomasz Finc
thank you for this Victor

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Victor Grigas wrote:
 Hello Wikimedians,

 Last year, I went to Wikimania to create a documentary about the convention
 itself, to educate the public about what Wikimania is and simulate the
 feeling of what it's like to be there.

 Here is the short documentary:

 Here is a version without burned-in English-language subtitles (I'll be
 adding open captions to this one soon):

 Blog post here:

 My thanks to everyone who let me interview them on camera last year.

 I'll be at Wikimania in London this year looking more stories from
 Wikimedians - I hope to see you there :)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Welcome Rachel diCerbo, Director of Community Engagement

2014-05-27 Thread Tomasz Finc
Welcome Rachel. Glad to have you here.

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:
 Hi folks,

 It’s my great pleasure to tell you that Rachel diCerbo is joining us
 as Director of Community Engagement (Product), starting today. In this
 role, Rachel will manage the community liaison team (Keegan Peterzell,
 Sherry Snyder, Nick Wilson, and Erica Litrenta) and ensure that our
 technical projects receive community engagement support throughout
 their development.

 Rachel discovered her love for collaborative communities with
 Couchsurfing. When she joined the community in 2005, Couchsurfing was
 a small non-profit, with essential functions being filled by
 volunteers. This included responding to safety issues: staying at
 someone else’s home or hosting a stranger carries risks, some obvious,
 some less so. Rachel founded and led the community’s all-volunteer
 safety team. She was also a member of the non-profit’s Board of
 Directors from 2007-2011.

 After volunteering for two years, she joined the organization
 full-time as Head of Trust  Safety in 2008. She was responsible for
 enacting policies related to incident reporting, profile removal, and
 other safety issues, and handled any high level legal issues and
 communications related to Couchsurfing member safety. She implemented
 training, documentation, and case review processes for her team.

 As part of her role, she also directly interfaced with Couchsurfing’s
 engineering team and helped scope functionality related to safety 
 moderation. The work on the safety team also equipped her well for
 working across culture and languages, as issues would often arise
 around differing cultural sensitivities. She’s travelled to 38
 countries and lived on 5 continents.

 Prior to Couchsurfing, Rachel pursued a passion for theater while
 temping in various roles for various companies. Her additional
 interests include digital rights, women’s rights and safety worldwide,
 and scuba diving. In her spare time, she seeks to perfect her pulled
 pork recipe, sews, and reads all the things.

 Rachel is new to the community, and due to the nature of her role,
 she’ll be spending some time just learning how to edit and how things
 work in our weird  wonderful world. She’s planning a face-to-face
 meeting with her team the week of June 9th and will be attending
 WikiConference USA later this week.

 Please join me in welcoming Rachel to the Wikimedia Foundation and to
 the community.



 PS: Big thanks to everyone who’s been part of the search process, to
 the liaison team for doing awesome work in an emerging structure, and
 to Philippe, Maggie and Howie for all their work in bootstrapping the
 team, and for supporting Rachel as she steps into the role. :-)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Howdy from Wil

2014-05-05 Thread Tomasz Finc
Welcome Wil. Glad to have you here.


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Wil Sinclair wrote:
 I'm Wil Sinclair, Lila Tretikov's significant other.

 I've always wanted a good excuse to get involved in the Wikipedia
 project and the Wikipedia community. Lila's appointment would be about
 as good as it gets. :)

 I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and understanding more
 about what makes the community and the Foundation tick. Feel free to contact
 me directly at wllm(at)wllm(dot)com anytime about anything.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian Open Street Map receive ALL VOICES GRANT

2014-04-17 Thread Tomasz Finc
Congrats! Eager to see what great things are built.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Isabella Apriyana wrote:
 Dear all,

 We are happy to inform you that Wikimedia Indonesia and Humanitarian
 OpenStreetMap Team (HOT OSM) just received the news that our proposal
 submitted to Making All Voices Count grant program was accepted. We
 got £ 31,000
 worth of grant to work on growing open content in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

 The proposal was submitted last year and co-written by Wikimedia
 (Siska Doviana, Ivonne Kristiani, John Vandenberg) and HOT OSM (Kate
 Chapman and Yantisa Akhadi). We are so excited because this is our first
 big collaboration project together and out of 500 proposals worldwide
 (well, seven countries) only 28 received funding, and we are one of them. We
 also realized that we just became internationally competitive in grant
 seeking. Thank you to them, and back to work for us!

 Official page from Making All Voices Count:


 *Isabella Apriyana*
 *Wakil Sekretaris Jendral*

 *(Deputy Secretary General)Wikimedia Indonesia*
 Seluler +628889752858/ +6281213700084

 Dukung upaya kami membebaskan pengetahuan!

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser Update

2013-12-17 Thread Tomasz Finc
thanks for the update Megan and congrats on getting this far

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Megan Hernandez wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 I've just posted a new update on meta.  Please take a look and leave any
 questions or comments on the talk page:

 On Monday, we started limiting the number of banners we are displaying to
 readers.  If you continue to see banners more than just one more time (on
 the same device), please let us

 Donations are still coming in and settling in our accounts, so donation
 totals are preliminary and will be adjusting in the next few weeks.  So far
 this fiscal year, we've raised (very roughly) $27 million from nearly 2
 million small dollar donors.  We will raise the remaining $13 million now
 through the end of the fiscal year in June 2014.  The team is planning to
 put English banners up again at a higher level around December 31 for a
 final year-end push.  All of the multilingual campaigns will run in 2014.

 We will post a full report of the fundraiser along with test reports from
 hundreds of A/B banner tests in 2014 once we get through reconciliation and

 Thank you very much to everyone involved in the fundraiser this year.  It's
 still not over quite yet, but we've had a very successful and exciting
 couple of weeks.



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikimedia-related contributor Kickstarter?

2013-11-01 Thread Tomasz Finc
Very cool. As a big fan of video games, kick starter, and commons this is a
nice set of worlds colliding. Big props to Evan-Amos for the work he's
already done.

I'd love to get notifications when new images are contributed by him.
Currently I can go to Special:ListFiles to see what he's uploaded but that
requires an action from me.

Does anyone know if I can have echo notify me when a new upload by a
particular users occurs? Effectively I'd like to a notification and/or
stream of users I've followed on Commons so that I can then take those
images and use them on articles. If not maybe it'll be a fun side project
for me.


[1]  -

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Nathan wrote:

 A post is live on Gizmodo today about a Commons contributor (Evan-Amos) who
 takes high quality photos of video game systems and hardware.[1] Towards
 the end it mentions that Evan started a Kickstarter to fund his efforts to
 buy and photograph more systems as part of an online museum.[2]

 Anyone know if this is the first Wikimedia-related Kickstarter campaign, or
 has it happened before? What do people think about someone raising ~$13k to
 contribute photos to Commons? How does that fit in the debate about paid
 editing? To me it has a very different feel than, say, Wiki-PR. But...

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Grassroots campaign for Wikipedia Zero collaboration page

2013-06-27 Thread Tomasz Finc
Nice job Victor. I can't wait to see where this goes.

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Victor Grigas wrote:
 Hello everyone,

 Yesterday I posted a note on
 getting Wikipedians organized to collaborate in the grassroots effort for
 free access to Wikipedia on cellphones - the effort started by high
 schoolers in a slum in South Africa.

 (blog post from last week:)

 User:Oarabile Mudongo created this page to organize the effort for anyone
 who wants to get involved:
 This is the page to start collaborating.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia Zero in Google search result

2013-05-28 Thread Tomasz Finc
Looping Dan Foy in who's managing the Zero backlog.

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM, MZMcBride wrote:
 K. Peachey wrote:
Can you please file this in bugzilla


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