[Wikimedia-l] Good Bye as CIS-A2K Program Director

2015-04-30 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Wikimedians,

This is my last day as the CIS-A2K Program Director.

The last 2 years and 3 months have been immensely exciting with tons of
learning and work!

I have loved meeting many Wikimedians, face to face, across the length and
breadth of India. The interactions I had with many of the Wikimedians in
India have been immensely useful to my learning.

The diversity of our community and the Wikimedia projects in India is so
rich and intricate - I wish I could map out my entire set of impressions,
to only give a slight glimpse of it!!

Signing off as the Program Director for now. See you on-wiki, here on the
lists and in real life whenever our paths cross.

A quick update: The next A2K Program Director selection is under process
and hopefully we should all be able to welcome the new incumbent in June,
2015. Until then the A2K team is being internally monitored by CIS
leadership.

Best wishes,
Vishnu
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[Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K draft work plan for July 2015 to June 2016

2015-04-01 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

We are happy to share with you the draft work plans for the period July 
2015 to June 2016 [1]. We have more or less followed the same work plan 
templates from last year. Some of these plans have been done in 
consultation with the community members. We look forward to receiving 
your feedback and inputs on the talk pages. This time we have included 
an endorsement section at the end of every program plan for the 
community members to endorse, should they wish to do so.


Based on these plans we have also put up the next round of FDC proposal 
here[2].


We intend to revise these draft work plans based on your and FDC 
feedback in July, 2015, subject to grant support from FDC.


Best,
Vishnu

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_July_2015_-_June_2016
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form


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[Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K Quarterly Reports

2015-02-28 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

We are happy to share with you the quarterly reports of CIS-A2K for the 
period July to December 2014. These reports give a comprehensive 
overview of all the Wikimedia activities undertaken by CIS-A2K under the 
current FDC Grant in India. We welcome your suggestions and feedback on 
the Talk page of the reports.


July-September 2014:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Progress_report_form/Q1

October-December 2014:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Progress_report_form/Q2

Apologies for the delayed submission of the first quarterly report.

Best,
Vishnu

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Train the Trainer Program-India

2015-02-25 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

The Wikimedia TTT-2015, a four day residential training workshop to 
groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia volunteer community, 
will begin tomorrow. This is curated and run by CIS-A2K [1] with the 
help of Wikimedia volunteers. About 30 Wikimedians from across 12 Indian 
languages and from various part of the country will be taking part in 
this workshop in Bangalore. This time we also have some Wikimedians from 
Nepal joining the program.


This is the second such event held in India, the first one was in 2013.

For more details see the event page here [2].

Best,
Vishnu

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Events/Train_the_Trainer_Program/2015 



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

2015-02-23 Thread Vishnu

Many congratulations, Astrid and WMNO!

Wishing you all many more successes.

Best,
Vishnu

On 02/23/2015 10:10 PM, Katy Love wrote:

Congratulations, Astrid and Wikimedia Norge!

Astrid, you have been a wonderful colleague over the last year plus. I
wish you well in the new role, and I look forward to working together
more closely.

Warmly,
Katy


On Feb 23, 2015, at 3:15 AM, Tanweer Morshed wiki.tanw...@gmail.com wrote:


Congratulations Astrid for being ED! Wish you and WMNO a prosperous
future ahead.

Tanweer
Wikimedia Bangladesh

--
Regards,
Tanweer Morshed

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Its not goodbye, but au revoir

2015-01-29 Thread Vishnu

Dear Pavel,

Best wishes for day 2013 and onward!

See you around.

Vishnu

On 01/29/2015 11:50 PM, Andrea Zanni wrote:

Goodbye Pavel,
it has been a pleasure.
And as you said last Chapters Conference,
please take care of yourself.
Of course, we hope to see you around :-)

Aubrey

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Pavel Richter m...@pavelrichter.de wrote:


Dear Friends of Free Knowledge,

today is my last day at the office as the former Executive Director of
Wikimedia Deutschland.

For 2012 days, I had the great opportunity and the tremendous pleasure to
work for one of the greatest causes I can think of: Free Knowledge for
everybody. What Wikimedia does is nothing short of changing the world, one
edit at a time.

I reflect a little about this in this blog post:
http://blog.pavelrichter.de/2012-days-later/

Thank you all for the best time I had in my (professional) life. Of course,
while I leave my job, I will not leave the Wikimedia movement. Looking
forward to this!

Cheers,

Pavel
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Warning: Wikimedia-l Google Group

2015-01-07 Thread Vishnu

Thanks for the alert, Austin!

Vishnu

On 01/07/2015 11:56 PM, Austin Hair wrote:

You may have already received a message indicating that you've been
added to the Wikimedia-l Google Group; if not, you likely will soon.

In case it's not clear, this Google Group is in no way affiliated with
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If you do find yourself subscribed, I strongly urge you not to engage
in any way. Report it to Google (not to me or the list) as an abusive
subscription using the link at the bottom of the message, and leave it
be.

If you find yourself being impersonated or wrongly implicated in this
latest round of troublemaking, don't fret. Nobody will hold it against
you, and in fact you'll have everyone's sympathies.

Austin

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedian-In-Residence at NIOSH

2015-01-02 Thread Vishnu

Dear Emily,

Congratulations!

OSH is a major concern in countries like India, especially when it is 
linked to the livelihoods of millions of people who work in the informal 
sector with little safeguards. With grossly inadequate regulation and 
monitoring, free and open knowledge about OSH issues on Wikipedias could 
have a significant intangible impact,


Best wishes,
Vishnu
[[User:Visdaviva]]


On 01/03/2015 02:30 AM, Keilana wrote:

Dear Wikimedia Community,

I am excited to announce that I am starting today as the
Wikipedian-in-Residence for NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health, a subsidiary of the CDC. NIOSH is a research institution
dedicated to the prevention of illness and injury related to work, and they
have a wealth of information just begging to be used by Wikimedia. Our
missions are very much aligned, especially with WikiProject Medicine, and
have the potential to create a huge impact worldwide.

As Wikipedian-in-Residence, I will be helping to connect NIOSH and the
WIkimedia communities, creating a WikiProject NIOSH, and helping to
organize content on occupational health and use NIOSH's public domain
resources to improve Wikimedia. I will not, in the foreseeable future, be
editing anything about NIOSH itself or any of its scientists. Nevertheless,
for full disclosure, I'll be placing a comprehensive COI notice on my user
page and keeping a separate account (as many other WIR's do) at
[[User:Emily Temple-Wood (NIOSH)]] on any project I'm working on.

I'm very excited to work on this project and am always happy to accept
feedback. You can read more about NIOSH at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_for_Occupational_Safety_and_Health,
and see my personal userpage at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keilana.

All the best,
Emily Temple-Wood
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[Wikimedia-l] Med-GLAM Help

2014-12-29 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

I would like to draw your attention to the Med GLAM Project from 
India[1]. The main objective of this project is to create, curate and 
make openly available images from the Department of Pathology (DoP), 
Calicut Medical College (CMC), India; for the benefit of medical and 
para-medical students specifically and for the larger medical fraternity 
across the world.


I am glad to inform you that this project has kick-started in October 
2014 and is gaining momentum. Netha Hussain, is the 
Wikipedian-in-Residence for this project.


Dr. K.P. Aravindan, Head of DoP, CMC and Netha Hussain have played a 
pivotal role in putting this project together and successfully 
partnering with the CMC. So far 146 images are uploaded on the Commons 
under the project and are available here [2]. Most of the credit goes to 
Netha for this successful Med-GLAM project in progress.


Help and support, especially from Wikimedians with Pathology background, 
is welcome in writing descriptions for the images uploaded, categorizing 
them and reviewing the quality of images. Any other feedback would be 
useful.


Thank you,
Vishnu

[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_July_2014_-_June_2015/Med_GLAM_Project
[2] 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_Department_of_Pathology,_Calicut_Medical_College


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter Announcements:Executive Committee for 2014-15 takes charge

2014-12-16 Thread Vishnu

Thank you for the update, Jayanta.

Congratulations to the new office bearers of WMIN!

At CIS-A2K, we look forward to further strengthening our collaboration 
to grow the movement.


Best wishes,
Vishnu

On 12/17/2014 12:54 AM, Jayanta Nath wrote:

Dear Wikimedia India Chapter members and other interested stakeholders
in the list,

Dear members,

At the outset, on behalf of Wikimedia India Executive Committee for
2013-14, I would like to thank you all for the support for the Chapter
during the past year, as we strive hard to complete the difficult phase
of the Chapter. I am glad to report that the huddle phase is now
complete, as the Chapter is financially healthy, staffed and has
conducted AGM and Elections for EC of six vacancies successfully. I
would like to place on record my thanks to all co-founders and EC team
members,volunteers from members and community, , WMF staff,WMF board
members and partners and consultants for all the contributions and
support towards reaching this important milestone.

Last weekend we had inducted the newly elected EC members with an EC
induction program at Bangalore. As part of it, we have completed the
office bearer elections for the 2014-15. I would like to introduce the
new team that has taken charge.

The results of the office bearer elections are as follows:

  * Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi : President
  * Jayanta Nath : Secretary
  * Sanket Oswal  : Treasurer
  * Priyanka Tiwari  : Member
  * Yohann Varun Thomas  : Member
  * Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju  : Member
  * Nikhil Kawale  : Member

We are confident that under the new EC's leadership Wikimedia Movement
and Chapter in India will grow to greater heights in the year to come.
We request you all to extend the support and actively engage with
Wikimedia India to achieve the vision of sharing free knowledge with
every one for building a Knowledge Society.

Please join me in wishing the new team all success.

Cheers
Jayanta Nath
Secretary,Wikimedia India




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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Project Med

2014-11-12 Thread Vishnu

Congratulations team Wiki Project Med!

Best wishes.

Vishnu

On Wednesday 12 November 2014 05:44 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized Wiki
Project Med [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2].  The group is working to
promote the development of medical content on Wikimedia projects.
Let's welcome them to the family of Wikimedia affiliates!
Regards,Kirill LokshinAffiliations Committee
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wiki_Project_Med_-_Liaison_approval,_November_2014
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Recognition of Algeria Wikimedians User Group

2014-11-02 Thread Vishnu

Many congratulations!! Happy to hear this.

Vishnu
CIS-A2K


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Re-licensing Wikimedia logos on Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0

2014-10-27 Thread Vishnu

Thanks! A much needed and appreciated move!!

Cheers,
Vishnu


On Monday 27 October 2014 11:21 PM, Yana Welinder wrote:

Hi folks,

I'm happy to announce that we are re-licensing the Wikimedia logos on
Commons to CC BY-SA 3.0:
https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/24/wikimedia-logos-have-been-freed/

I would really appreciate your help with replacing the {{Copyright by
Wikimedia}}
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Copyright_by_Wikimedia[1]
templates on the logos with the {{Wikimedia trademark}}
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_trademark[2] and
{{cc-by-sa-3.0}} https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0[3]
templates. But we don't want to replace templates on the MediaWiki
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MediaWiki.svg[4] and the Community
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg[5]
logos, which were originally released under free licenses.

There are also some pages on Commons, like this one
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing[6], that may need to
be updated based on the re-licensed logos.

Thanks,

Yana

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Copyright_by_Wikimedia

[2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_trademark

[3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0

[4] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MediaWiki.svg

[5] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Community_Logo.svg

[6] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing





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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Jake Orlowitz/Ocaasi comes onto the Grantmaking team at WMF with The Wikipedia Library

2014-10-06 Thread Vishnu

Congratulations, Jake!

Please count me in for TWL type of efforts in India and in Indian languages.

Cheers,
Vishnu


On Tuesday 07 October 2014 09:13 AM, Steven Zhang wrote:

Congrats buddy. You've earned it

Sent from my iPhone


On 7 Oct 2014, at 2:40 pm, Keilana keilanaw...@gmail.com wrote:

A big big congratulations to Jake! His work is so important to our mission.

-Emily

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org
wrote:


Dear friends and colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi, User:Ocaasi
(WMF))
is joining the Grantmaking department at WMF to lead The Wikipedia Library
(TWL)[1], an online resource for Wikipedians to get free access to
journal subscriptions.
In the last year, TWL has helped nearly 2000 unique users access 3000
accounts of sources like JSTOR, Elsevier, De Gruyter, and Oxford University
Press,[2] and is now experimenting with community-run branches in Arabic,
German and other languages.

Jake will be a full-time contractor with part-time support from Alex
Stinson
(User:Sadads, User:Astinson (WMF)) for an initial period of six months.
They are both working with an amazing volunteer team of Wikipedians guided
by Head of Volunteer Coordination (User:Nikkimaria). We're particularly
looking forward to seeing how TWL can expand its global (non-English) work,
and what it can teach us about the best ways to support some of our top
contributors, and improve content on our projects.

Many of you know Jake well, but for those who don't: Jake (Ocaasi) is a
long time Wikipedian, with two Individual Engagement Grants from us, and he
has been on the IEG grants committee for the past two years. Jake works
remotely from Philadelphia but is frequently in the Bay Area, especially
during long and dark East Coast winters.  Alex has been involved for many
years with both Education and GLAM outreach. He resides in Kansas where he
works on Digital Humanities at Kansas State.

You can catch up on all of TWL's new happenings in the latest edition of
the Books and Bytes newsletter.[7] We're excited to bring The Wikipedia
Library on board and look forward to its growth and evolution!

Warmly,
Anasuya

Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi) started editing in 2007 as an ip. Early on he
worked on articles about religious groups, political movements,
and alternative health. Around 2010 he shifted focus from editing
to helping new users, working in the irc-help channel and developing the
Plain
and Simple guide for New Editors [3] and its COI counterpart [4]. In 2012
Jake began developing projects through the Individual Engagement Grants
department at WMF. He built The Wikipedia Adventure,[5] a playful
interactive game to onboard new editors. He also began establishing and
expanding donation partnerships in The Wikipedia Library to provide free
research access to top article contributors. He helps out as a board member
of Wiki Project Med Foundation [6] and gives talks about Wikipedia's role
in education. Jake grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and studied
political theory at Wesleyan, before starting a tutoring company in
Colorado. He currently splits his time between coasts, working
full-time on Wikipedia
projects. His contract with WMF will focus on expanding the number and
global reach of Wikipedia Library partnerships.

Alex Stinson (User:Sadads) is a 9-year editor with over 80,000
contributions,
actively involved in different forms of outreach.  He
is currently a project manager with the The Wikipedia Library, a long time
volunteer with The Wikipedia Education Program, and supporter of GLAM-Wiki
outreach. Alex has a Masters degree in English Literature from Kansas State
University with research focused on cultural studies and the digital
humanities. He works as a digital humanist at K-State, where he helps
develop projects and create partnerships with educators and cultural
institutions.

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library
[2]

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/The_Wikipedia_Library/Renewal/Final
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:PANDS
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:PSCOI
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure
[6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WPMED
[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Library/Newsletter/August-September2014

--


*Anasuya SenguptaSenior Director of GrantmakingWikimedia Foundation*

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!
Support Wikimedia https://donate.wikimedia.org/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] First Wikipedia Article has been Formally Peer Reviewed and Published

2014-10-03 Thread Vishnu

Congratulations!

A great model that could be emulated by many of us across other 
disciplines too.


Cheers,
Vishnu


On Friday 03 October 2014 04:54 AM, James Heilman wrote:

Article published by the journal Open Medicine
http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/viewFile/562/564

Will soon be pubmed indexed. Editorial regarding the efforts are here
http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/652/565

Hope these sorts of efforts will improve the reputation of Wikipedia and
the number of contributors. I guess we will see.




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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group

2014-09-14 Thread Vishnu

Great to hear this! Congratulations!!

Will spread this news to some of the LGBTQI communities in India, with 
whom we (CIS-A2K) recently partnered in organizing Wiki Loves Pride, 
India [1]. I am sure many from India would be keen to join this User Group.


You can count on CIS-A2K support.

Best,
Vishnu
[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Events/Wiki_Loves_Pride_2014



On Sunday 14 September 2014 05:50 PM, Arnau Duran wrote:

Congratulations!

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Telèfon personal: (+34) 696475418



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2014-09-14 13:57 GMT+02:00 Michael Maggs mich...@maggs.name:


Congratulations to all!

Michael

On 14 September 2014 at 12:52:06, Jon Davies (jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk)
wrote:

Great stuff, well done. You can count on WMUK support.

On 14 September 2014 02:51, Kirill Lokshin kirill.loks...@gmail.com
wrote:


Hi everyone,

I'm pleased to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User Group [2]. The group

is

focused on developing the community of LGBT Wikimedians and LGBT content
within Wikimedia projects, and plans to be active around the world.

Let's welcome them to the family of Wikimedia affiliates!

Regards,
Kirill Lokshin
Affiliations Committee

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT/Portal

[2]



https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikimedia_LGBT%2B_User_Group_-_Liaison_approval,_September_2014

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] CAPTCHA for people with poor eyesight

2014-08-27 Thread Vishnu T
Hi,

I thought I should acknowledge that this is a problem not just with people
with poor eye sight but also when using a low resolutulion screen.
In most of the outreach sessions done in non-metros in India, I have come
across people (the ones with good eye sight) face this problem more, as the
monitors they use are not great.  It would be helpful if good alternatives
could be worked upon.

Best,
Vishnu


On Wednesday, 27 August 2014, Bohdan Melnychuk bas...@yandex.ru wrote:
 Hola la todos.

 I'm being curios how the blind or just people with quite poor eyesight
are supposed to join Wiki(m|p)edia.

 Fortunately though my own eyesight isn't what you call perfect, low
myopia gives me no obstacles to use computer without spectacles. But
unfortunately not every human being can boast not having such problems.

 And I'm sure some of them could be potential wikimedians.

 But when I e.g. want to proceed with registration I've got to fill a
field with what CAPTCHA says (and except for registration there are also
other cases when it's  shown  for nonautoconfirmed guys). But assume you
don't see it well — how on Earth are you to pass it then? It's not uncommon
to see audio version on many sites. But we have it not.

 On Wikidata there is a link to
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Captcha which actually acknowledges
the problem, there is similar page on Meta, I believe there are some more
like this but the solution to contact siteadmins doesn't seem too good for
me - user at least needs to reveal his email publicly or contact a sysop
using some external to wikipages way. Not all people'd like to do it.
Enwiki provides with a link to a tool https://accounts.wmflabs.org/ but
still you need to give your email to somebody.

 But on the other hand even such a solution is better than nothing. But
it's local ones in perhaps dozen or two wikis while there are over 700 of
them.

 So what's the current status of dealing with the problem? Is someone
working on audio CAPTCHAs? Or perhaps there are some ideas how to make
other passages for such cases?

 Spambots do exist anyway but it's sad if some potential users are being
stopped from joining us this way.

 Yours,
 Base
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[Wikimedia-l] Statement on CIS-A2K's FDC proposal discussion

2014-08-14 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

We have put out a statement on the CIS-A2K's FDC proposal discussion 
here [1]. As you will note the statement reflects on some of the 
critical points of feedback that we received and outlines the steps that 
we have taken and plan to take.


On behalf of everyone at CIS, we thank the Wikimedians, WMIN EC, FDC 
Staff, FDC Members and the WMF Board who actively engaged with our FDC 
proposal. We have learnt some useful lessons because of the FDC 
discussions and assure you that we will continue to improve upon our 
programmatic efficiency, efficacy, accountability and transparency.


Apologies, that this mail is coming at least a couple of weeks late.

Best,
Vishnu [[User:Visdaviva]]
Program Director (A2K)
CIS, India

[1] http://bit.ly/1m0fQn0

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee's first Secretary - Tanvir Rahman (Wikitanvir)

2014-08-08 Thread Vishnu

Many congratulations, Tanvir!

Best wishes,
Vishnu

On Friday 08 August 2014 11:46 AM, Gregory Varnum wrote:

Greetings,

I am pleased to share that the Affiliations Committee has created a new
Secretary role for the committee and has elected Tanvir Rahman
(User:Wikitanvir) to serve in this role for the upcoming year. Tanvir will
be taking on the tough task of facilitating the documentation of the
committee's activities. I am confident that he is up to the task and will
do a fine job serving as the committee's first-ever Secretary.

Please join me in congratulating Tanvir!

Resolution:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Secretary_creation_and_selection_2014

-greg aka varnent
Vice Chair, Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Bangladesh has completed its local registration in Bangladesh

2014-06-10 Thread Vishnu

Excellent news, Tonmoy! Congratulations!!

Best,
Vishnu

On Tuesday 10 June 2014 10:58 PM, Tonmoy Khan wrote:

Dear All,


It gives me great pleasure to announce that Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) has
successfully completed its local registration in Bangladesh. Our
application for registration was approved by the Registrar of Joint Stock
Companies  Firms - Bangladesh on 9th June, 2014 and I have collected the
certificate of registration today (10th June, 2014).



Wikimedia Bangladesh has been registered under the Societies Registration
Act of Bangladesh  our official name is Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation.

The registration process was a very long and demanding one, but our
perseverance and determination finally prevailed. It has become very
difficult to get registration of a society/foundation in Bangladesh as the
incumbents have to have security clearance from the National Security
Intelligence (NSI) of Bangladesh, which is very difficult to get if not
impossible. In the course of dealing with the registration process of WMBD,
I learned that less than 5 applications for registration as societies get
approved out of every 100. We submitted our application in May 2012 and it
took us a little over two years to get the security clearance from NSI 
complete all the bureaucratic process!


It gives us a great sense of achievement that we could uphold the Wikimedia
movement volunteerism spirit with passion, integrity and professionalism
despite being a small volunteer community. The pending registration issue
could not hold us from doing outreach activities locally  taking in the
greater Wikimedia Movement. We organized some excellent programs, workshops
 meet-ups with our limited resources during this time period. This effort
successfully brought in good number of new contributors to Bengali
Wikipedia  increased the article count. Volunteers from WMBD/Bangladesh
are also actively participating in the international Wikimedia movement by
taking part in discussions, conferences  as committee members in different
Wikimedia committees.



We, as a chapter, want to make small but steady steps towards sustainable
progress in fostering the Wikimedia movement in Bangladesh so that we can
make the sum of all human knowledge accessible to the people of this region.


Cheers


Ali Haidar Khan (tOnmOy)
Treasurer
Wikimedia Bangladesh

ভাবুনতো এমন এক পৃথিবীর কথা, যেখানে প্রতিটি মানুষ সমস্ত জ্ঞান বাধাহীন ভাবে
আদান প্রদান করতে পারবে। এটাই আমাদের অঙ্গীকার।
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliations Committee Vice-Chair

2014-05-26 Thread Vishnu

Thank you for the information, Bence.

Gregory Varnum, congratulations!!

Best,
Vishnu

On Sunday 25 May 2014 03:53 PM, Bence Damokos wrote:

Hi all,

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Affiliations
Committee has selected Greg Varnum as its vice chair for the next year.

He ran on a platform of helping the committee improve communication with
the WMF Board (and other stakeholders) and shifting the committee's work
toward a more active capacity building role.

You can learn more about Greg at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Members#Current_members(scroll
down).

The appointing resolution has been posted at:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Vice_Chair_selection_2014_-_May_2014

Best regards,

Bence Damokos,
Affiliations Committee
@WikimediaAffCom
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED

2014-05-02 Thread Vishnu

Congratulations, Lila and a warm welcome!

Thanks Sue. Wishing you success in the new adventures.

Best,
Vishnu


On Thursday 01 May 2014 11:47 PM, Jan-Bart de Vreede wrote:

Hi All

FYI

Jan-Bart

Begin forwarded message:


From: Jan-Bart de Vreede jdevre...@wikimedia.org
Subject: Please welcome Lila Tretikov, the Wikimedia Foundation's new ED
Date: 1 May 2014 20:15:04 GMT+2
To: wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org

Dear fellow community members,

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees I am delighted to 
announce that the new Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation will be 
Lila Tretikov. Lila is a widely respected Bay Area technology leader, most 
recently with SugarCRM.

As many of you know, about a year ago Sue Gardner announced she planned to step 
down as our ED. As we launched the search for her successor, we spent some time 
working through the most critical requirements for the role. We decided the new 
ED should be someone with a product/engineering background, ideally in an 
open-source or other online community context. We wanted someone experienced 
with organisations that were growing, who'd managed staff and budgets 
comparable to ours, and who had experience creating continuous delivery of 
technology improvements in an agile context. We wanted a person who is oriented 
towards collaboration, transparency and openness, with some experience with 
complex stakeholder environments, and with an international orientation. We 
knew we needed someone with courage and strong personal integrity, who wouldn't 
be intimidated by attempts to censor the projects.

Lila is precisely what we set out to find.

Lila was born in the Soviet Union and moved to the United States alone, as a 
teenager. She's been working for technology companies, primarily in open 
source, in the Bay Area for the past 15 years. In 1999 she started her career 
at Sun Microsystems. Shortly afterwards she founded GrokDigital, a technology 
and design company. She spent three years as senior director of development at 
Telespree, a company that provides cloud-based wireless data services for 
mobile carriers. For the past eight years, she was at SugarCRM, where she held 
positions of increasing responsibility as the organization grew, including 
being in charge of internal IT, marketing, customer support and professional 
services, engineering, and product development. She has a stellar reputation as 
a leader who is highly skilled, collaborative, open, passionate and curious.

We think Lila will be a terrific fit for the ED role. The Transition Team 
(Phoebe, Alice, Kat, Sue, Erik, Geoff, Gayle and I) voted unanimously to 
recommend her to the Board, and the Board voted unanimously to accept the 
recommendation. She strikes all of us as smart, brave and unpretentious, and we 
believe she has the skills the WMF needs.

Lila is going to spend the next few weeks in learning-and-listening mode, and 
will take over the ED position from Sue at the end of the month. Her first 
priority will be to immerse herself in deepening her understanding of the 
Wikimedia projects.

I want to close this announcement by saying a heartfelt and deeply appreciative 
thanks to Sue, who has been the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation 
for the past seven years. When the Board and I hired Sue in 2007, we were just 
a chaotic little non-profit in small-town Florida, with a tiny staff and not 
much money. Over the past seven years, Sue's leadership has built the 
Foundation into an effective, well-funded and well-managed organisation, with 
integrity and a clear sense of purpose, and her steady and committed presence 
throughout the search process was integral in helping us come to this excellent 
result. We will be forever grateful for her leadership and vision, and I hope 
we can continue to rely on her support in the months and years ahead.

In June Sue will move into a new role as a special advisor to me and Lila. 
She'll also take a well-earned holiday, and maybe even a bit of a wiki-break, 
before beginning to think about what she's going to do next. Many of us will 
get a chance to see her in London, at Wikimania, in August.

The Wikimedia Foundation is delighted to have reached such a successful outcome 
to the search. My thanks to Lisa Grossman of m/Oppenheim for helping us with 
it, and I ask you to please join me in extending a warm welcome to Lila 
Tretikov, our new ED.

Jan-Bart de Vreede
Chair
Wikimedia Board of Trustees


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[Wikimedia-l] CIS-A2K Work Plan for July 14-June 15

2014-03-31 Thread Vishnu

Dear Wikimedians,

I am glad to share with you the detailed work plan of CIS-A2K for the 
period July 2014-July 2015 [1] . This work plan consists of 21 plans 
across 6 verticals.


These are:
* 7 Language Area Plans
* 3 Community Strengthening Initiatives
* 8 Stand-alone Wikimedia Projects
* Creating Movement Resources
* Publicity, Research and Documentation
* General Support and Service to the Movement

The work plan includes details of aims, objectives, programme activities 
and expected outcomes. Most of the language area plans were put together 
in active consultation with the respective Wikimedia language 
communities. Various inputs and ideas contributed, opportunities 
provided, and challenges thrown at the CIS-A2K program during the last 
year by the Wikimedia communities in India, our institutional partners, 
Executive Committee (EC) of Wikimedia India Chapter (WMIN) and the 
Wikimedia Foundation's Grantmaking Team have significantly informed our 
work plans.


Each plan has an independent budget and is closely mapped on to the 
implementation plan. An attempt is made to correlate why we are spending 
a certain amount on a certain activity. Thus all these budgets are very 
optimally planned and the overall budget is an assimilation. CIS-A2K 
believes that this will give mission level transparency to our work and 
provide a clearer structure of accountability to the movement and the 
community.


Please do share your feedback and inputs on the respective plan 
discussion pages. We would be glad to correct ourselves if you could 
point out to any major omissions and errors in plans. We will be 
approaching the FDC requesting support for this work plan [2].


Thanks,
Vishnu
(Program Director, CIS-A2K)
[1] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Draft_Work_plan_July_2014_-_June_2015
[2] 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form


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

2014-01-29 Thread Vishnu

Congratulations Community User Group Brasil and New England Wikimedians!!

Best,
Vishnu


On Wednesday 29 January 2014 05:30 PM, Bence Damokos wrote:

Dear Community Members,

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Affiliations
Committee has recognized two new user groups in the movement in December.

The Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and New England Wikimedians are
two active groups of Wikimedians on the American continents with a history
of projects and great plans for the future. You can learn more about their
work on their respective websites at:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Brasil_user_group
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_England_Wikimedians

The resolutions are published at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions, and the
groups are in the process or have already completed the execution of the
user group agreement, the final step in the process towards recognition.

Please give a warm welcome to these groups and provide them encouragement
for their future.

Best regards,
Bence Damokos
Chair, Affiliations Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A five-minute task new volunteers can do

2013-12-03 Thread Vishnu

Great idea!! Will circulate it  :)

In India we have recently attempted translating the Malayalam Wikimedia 
11th Anniversary banner into various Indian languages using FB.  Here is 
the work-in-progress


https://www.facebook.com/sajsugeesh/media_set?set=a.692345024117024.1073741835.10245984739type=1

For me this was a useful experiment in trying to harness social media 
time for Wikimedia purposes. Not sure if it is (technically) possible to 
explore this linkage for something like the commons transcribe or 
translatewiki.net.


Cheers,
Vishnu


On Tuesday 03 December 2013 08:50 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

I've just blogged about a five-minute task new volunteers can do:


http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/help-wikipedia-wikimedia-commons-transcribe-text/

transcribing small pieces of text in images such as foundation stones
or signposts.

Please feel free to circulate that through your networks, especially
outside the existing Wikimedia community




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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikisource Community User Group recognized

2013-11-25 Thread Vishnu T
Congratulations! Look forward to seeing this WSCUG grow and thrive!!

Vishnu


On 24 November 2013 17:24, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Wikisource Community
 User Group has been recognized as the 7th user group of our movement.

 The group aims *to support the Wikisource community in international
 communication tasks, outreach to external groups, coordination of software
 tools development, and facilitate fundraising according to its member
 needs.*

 You can learn more about the group and how to join at
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_User_Group

 The Affiliations Committee resolution is at

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Wikisource_Community_User_Group_%E2%80%93_November_2013
 .
 The group has already signed the user group agreement, their first round of
 recognition runs until 31 November 2014.

 Please join me in welcoming them and wishing them luck.

 Best regards,
 Bence Damokos
 Chair, Affiliations Committee

 P.S. The Affiliations Committee is still accepting membership applications
 at

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Call_for_Candidates_2014
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: A2K, its lies and irresponsibilities

2013-11-20 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Ansuman,

Thanks for flagging this. All the profiles of the CIS-A2K team members are
now updated. Please see [1].

Best,
Vishnu

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Team

On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman ansum...@gmail.com wrote:



 Me:
 Please make available the job descriptions/roles for all the employees at
 meta and share the same in the mailing list.

 Vishnu:
 YES WE ARE REWORKING THE PROFILES AS THE EARLIER ROLES ARE NO MORE
 RELEVANT. WE WILL TAKE THIS UP ON PRIORITY AND PUT IT UP ON META. THE LINKS
 TO A2K TEAM MEMBER PROFILES, SHARED EVERY MONTH IN A2K NEWSLETTERS, WILL IN
 FUTURE BE LINKED TO THE META PAGES.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: A2K, its lies and irresponsibilities

2013-11-20 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Ansuman,

On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman ansum...@gmail.com wrote:

 Why still *2* new recruits are missing even after several months, at
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Teamhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/ADAAMlM2Um8Hb1w7CTw-b0231
 ,

 Why there is no *monthly reports* updated on meta,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reportshttp://bl-1.com/click/load/VGRaaABlVmtQOFA3AjA-b0231

 Why there is no *community Mid-year reports* updated,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reportshttp://bl-1.com/click/load/VmZZawdiAj9ROVUyBDc-b0231


A comprehensive mid-term grant report for the period Sept. 2012 to June
2013 of CIS-A2K is published on Meta here [1].

CIS-A2K had been publishing monthly newsletters and circulating it widely
to the community through the Indian mailing lists. These give an accurate
picture of the CIS-A2K activities on a monthly basis and serve as a monthly
report of the work done. We will also initiate measures to put up these
details on Meta as indicated here [2].

Best,
Vishnu

[1] http://bit.ly/A2K-NR
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports#Monthly_Reports
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: A2K, its lies and irresponsibilities

2013-11-20 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Ansuman,


On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman ansum...@gmail.com wrote:


 Why there is no response to this, Evaluation results after months? *How
 long are your two weeks?*
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluationhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/UGAKOFw5WmcCagZhV2c-b0231

 We have clarified it here [1]


 What about *Quarterly Community Survey* mentioned here,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluationhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/XW0PPQdiBzoFbVA3VGU-b0231?
 Is there any plan to do this ever?


 Yes, we are working on the Quarterly report for the period July-Sept. 2013
and will be sharing soon.

However, in terms of participatory and continuous mode of
evaluationhttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluation,
we foresee a challenge in actively involving the respective language
community members in quarterly evaluation cycles. Firstly in the five
language communities that we are focusing on, such an introspection
exercise was not done systematically before and secondly a mandatory
imposition may not be productive either for the Community or for CIS-A2K.
We do not want it to end-up becoming a task to be ticked against. Our
effort is to train the community to systematically introspect, which will
go a long way in strengthening the Indian language Wikipedias and the
associated communities. For instance, we have a beginning with Telugu
Wikimedia community. See this [2].


Best,
Vishnu

[1]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluation
[2]
https://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%95%E0%B1%80%E0%B0%AA%E0%B1%80%E0%B0%A1%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%AF%E0%B0%BE:%E0%B0%89%E0%B0%97%E0%B0%BE%E0%B0%A6%E0%B0%BF_%E0%B0%AE%E0%B0%B9%E0%B1%8B%E0%B0%A4%E0%B1%8D%E0%B0%B8%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%82-2013_%E0%B0%A4%E0%B0%B0%E0%B1%8D%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BE%E0%B0%A4_%E0%B0%A4%E0%B1%86%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BF%E0%B0%95%E0%B1%80_%E0%B0%AA%E0%B1%8D%E0%B0%B0%E0%B0%97%E0%B0%A4%E0%B0%BF
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Preparing a proofreading contest for Wikisource's 10th aniversary

2013-11-07 Thread Vishnu T
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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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcement] CIS-A2K Grant Report for September 2012-June 2013

2013-11-05 Thread Vishnu T
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society's(CIS) Access to
Knowledge (A2K) Program, India!

As many of you know that the Wikimedia Foundation approved a 22 month grant
to the CIS-A2K. The aim of the grant was to support the growth of Wikimedia
movement in India.

Please find the Grant Report for the first 10 months period (i.e. September
2012-June 2013) on Meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports/CIS-A2K_Narrative_Report:_%28September_2012_%E2%80%93_June_2013%29https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports/CIS-A2K_Narrative_Report:_%28September_2012_–_June_2013%29


 CIS-A2K will be happy to receive your feedback. Please let us know if you
have any suggestions, questions and concerns about the report and our work.
We would be glad to have this feedback on Meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports/CIS-A2K_Narrative_Report:_%28September_2012_%E2%80%93_June_2013%29https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reports/CIS-A2K_Narrative_Report:_%28September_2012_–_June_2013%29


 We are thankful to the Wikimedia community in India, Wikimedia India
Chapter and the Wikimedia Foundation for actively engaging with our work.
We will continue to work upon our deficiencies, failures and successes.


 Warm regards,

Vishnu

Program Director, CIS-A2K
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: A2K, its lies and irresponsibilities

2013-10-29 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Ansuman,

On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman ansum...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi all,

 This is part of the replies of Vishnu four months ago.


 ---
 ---

 Me:
 And also tell the community, who are all involved in the interview process
 and selection process, and why?

 Vishnu:
 BEFORE EVEN PUBLISHING THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT WE HAD DECIDED TO PUBLISH A
 BLOG POST/WRITE-UP ON THE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHARE IT WITH THE WIKIMEDIA
 INDIA COMMUNITY AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY MEASURE. ONCE THIS IS UP, WILL
 SHARE THE LINK.


We have published a blog post on the Program Officer selection process on
September 10, 2013.[1]  This has also been shared with the Indian Wikimedia
community as part of the September A2K Newsletter [2], which was posted on
all the Indian Wikimedia lists.

Best,
Vishnu

[1]
http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/selection-of-programme-officer-pilot-projects-a2k
[2]
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2013-October/010575.html
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] The Wikipedia Adventure, alpha testers needed

2013-10-29 Thread Vishnu T
Hello Jake,

This is fantastic for an Alpha sage! Have gone through the entire mission.
There was some problem in loading the next levels at certain stages and I
had to refresh the page couple of times. Would be nice if this could be
tested with a completely new set of users across geographies and age-groups
in Beta stage. I could help finding people from India.

Would like this to be finalized soon and try to customize it to the Indian
languages.

Great work!

Cheers,
Vishnu


On 29 October 2013 21:40, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 Went through mission 1 and the main feedback is that it's just too
 long. You should break the missions in smaller, quicker steps.

 The interface is visually pleasant and as far as I can see, it gets
 you through all the basic editing skills, which is nice. However, the
 messages are not always in the same place and sometimes are not
 visible in the visible part of the page, making it a little confusing
 for people without much computer skills. It would also help to be able
 to move the box.

 I especially like the little badges you get, but I'm not quite sure
 how they are aligned (perhaps because I only got 1): the first one was
 put in the middle of the page (horizontally)

 Are there any technical details on the game and the difficulty of
 implementing it on other wikis?

 Thanks,
   Strainu

 2013/10/28 Katherine Casey fluffernutter.w...@gmail.com:
  Some thoughts upon running through this (roughly in the order I am
  experiencing them):
 
 - This is actually pretty cool. Cooler than I expected it to be!
 - Instructions sometimes tell me to click edit source and sometimes
 to
 click edit, even though it always means that I should click edit
 source. Since the VE button says edit, this is potentially pretty
 confusing.
 - At the end of missions, the button says Congrats me!. That's
 pretty
 jarring English - more natural would be either, Congrats, me! or
 Congrats to me!
 - The select how you would reply to this person challenges
 are...patronizing? That's not quite the right word, but I don't think
 they're modelling anything useful by basically pointing out hey, you
 shouldn't be a rude jackass as if it's someone's going to read those
 options and go yes! this is clearly how I should act!. More useful
 would
 be modelling interaction strategies and tricks, like how to engage
 with
 some who's left you a rude message or even just what information is
 useful
 to provide to other users.
 - Galactic challenges keep launching new tabs for me when they don't
 seem like they ought to (i.e. there's no reason I need to have the
 results
 of that challenge preserved in one firefox tab while I move on in
 another)
 - The watchlist module has instructions that are a little bit
 confusing - it instructs you on *how *to watchlist (blue star, etc),
 but
 then tells you to *click *on watchlist on the top right. Since both
 the star and the actual watchlist link are on the top right, it's
 likely
 going to be unclear to newbies whether you want them to click on the
 star
 you just explained, or the link you didn't.
 - In general when you're telling people to click X above, it might
 be
 useful to use quotes so they know you're telling to click on
 something that
 literally says that - tell them to *click contributions above
 *rather
 than to *click contributions above*
 - When doing spelling corrections, the hover box listing what I needed
 to correct obscured part of the text that needed correcting. I
 couldn't
 correct that until I closed the box. Once I did that, I was bumped
 out of
 the lesson entirely. Couldn't figure out how to the mission to pick
 back up
 there, so I had to stop. Why can't we either minimize the
 instructions box,
 or have it resurrect when we complete a step (that is, if I did what
 it
 wanted me to do, it should pick back up smoothly when I save the page
 with
 its next instruction, rather than just disappearing forever because I
 had
 to click the X)
 
  In short: really very cool, but in the parts I managed to get through
  (Missions 1-2 and part of 3) there are some small interface issues that
  need work, and one *glaring *one that short-circuited my attempt to get
  through a mission and, I guess, the entire adventure.
 
  -Fluffernutter
 
 
  On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM, Jake Orlowitz jorlow...@gmail.com
 wrote:
 
  Hi folks! I've been working for the past 7 months on an interactive
 guided
  tour for new editors called '''The Wikipedia Adventure''', as part of a
 WMF
  Individual Engagement Grant.  The game is an experiment in teaching our
  aspiring future editors in an educational but playful way.
 
  *This week I need some '''alpha-testers''' to kick the tires and
 basically
  try to break it.  I'm interested in general impressions and suggestions
 of
  course, but I'm really looking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: A2K, its lies and irresponsibilities

2013-10-28 Thread Vishnu T
Dear Ansuman,

Thanks for flagging your concerns pertaining to the Access to Knowledge
(A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).

Most of these are in the pipe-line (or works in progress) and we will share
updates on each one of the queries you have posted, on the mailing lists
and/or on-wiki in the next 15-20 days. We will also update on our failures
in meeting some of the plans.

There are some delays with the taking off of some of our current year plans
[0]. However, I fail to understand where we have lied? All the A2K work is
periodically i.e. monthly, (except for once where we clubbed two months
newsletters as we were redesigning the newsletter based on feedback
received from some Indian Wikimedia community members0 published through
A2K Newsletter.  The Newsletters were widely circulated on all Indian
Wikimedia mailing lists.

Please also see:

a) All CIS-A2K Newsletters here [1] under the section The Access to
Knowledge Bulletin.

b) All the Events CIS-A2K has organized towards strengthening the Wikimedia
movement in India. We are currently updating all the events on this [2]
Meta page and soon you will see all the events conducted/supported by A2K
since September 2012.

c) Support to various requests placed by the Indian Wikimedia community. [3]

More updates to follow.

Vishnu
[[:m:User:Visdaviva]]

[0]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014
[1] http://cis-india.org/about/newsletters
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Events
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Requests  
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Requests




On 28 October 2013 16:46, ansuman ansum...@gmail.com wrote:

  Hi all,

 This is part of the replies of Vishnu four months ago.


 ---
 ---

 Me:
 And also tell the community, who are all involved in the interview process
 and selection process, and why?

 Vishnu:
 BEFORE EVEN PUBLISHING THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT WE HAD DECIDED TO PUBLISH A
 BLOG POST/WRITE-UP ON THE SELECTION PROCESS AND SHARE IT WITH THE WIKIMEDIA
 INDIA COMMUNITY AS PART OF OUR TRANSPARENCY MEASURE. ONCE THIS IS UP, WILL
 SHARE THE LINK.


 Me:
 Please make available the job descriptions/roles for all the employees at
 meta and share the same in the mailing list.

 Vishnu:
 YES WE ARE REWORKING THE PROFILES AS THE EARLIER ROLES ARE NO MORE
 RELEVANT. WE WILL TAKE THIS UP ON PRIORITY AND PUT IT UP ON META. THE LINKS
 TO A2K TEAM MEMBER PROFILES, SHARED EVERY MONTH IN A2K NEWSLETTERS, WILL IN
 FUTURE BE LINKED TO THE META PAGES.
 --

 If I've missed any updates on this from A2K, let me know.

 What happened to the decision? When do you plan to share this, next year?
 If so you should have told the  community. Don't you think so?

 Besides user pages (User pages don't have detailed information about the
 job description) there is no proper work details of anybody on meta
 officially
 . I don't think there is any even off-wiki
 . (Profiles at CIS site are not detailed enough to know their works)


 We don't know who is responsible for which work!! Who is doing what?


 Few more questions..

 Why still *2* new recruits are missing even after several months, at
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Teamhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/ADAAMlM2Um8Hb1w7CTw-b0231
 ,

 Why there is no *monthly reports* updated on meta,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reportshttp://bl-1.com/click/load/VGRaaABlVmtQOFA3AjA-b0231

 Why there is no *community Mid-year reports* updated,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Reportshttp://bl-1.com/click/load/VmZZawdiAj9ROVUyBDc-b0231

 If there is any report available anywhere, when do you plan to update the
 meta pages?

 Why there is no response to this, Evaluation results after months? *How
 long are your two weeks?*
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluationhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/UGAKOFw5WmcCagZhV2c-b0231

 What about *Quarterly Community Survey* mentioned here,
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Learning_and_Evaluationhttp://bl-1.com/click/load/XW0PPQdiBzoFbVA3VGU-b0231?
 Is there any plan to do this ever?

 And on this
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Forum/Archives/2013-08#Terms_.2F_MoU_for_India_A2K_projecthttp://bl-1.com/click/load/BDRcblQxATwFbQFmUmw-b0231,
 which Shyamal brought it up; I'd like to see something concrete from the
 Foundation.

 I don't know about off-wiki, but there hasn't been proper communication on
 anything on-wiki. If there is a change in plans or updates on any event, we
 don't get to see that! Why?

 * Who is accountable for all these discrepancies??*

 I request the foundation or whoever

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia France] Welcome to Nathalie, our new ED

2013-10-02 Thread Vishnu T
Many congratulations from India, Nathalie!!

Vishnu

On Tuesday, 1 October 2013, Christophe Henner 
christophe.hen...@wikimedia.fr wrote:
 Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

 Please join us in welcoming Nathalie!

 Best,

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

 Christophe HENNER | Vice-chair
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