Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-14 Thread Deborah Tankersley
Hi James, Does maps also include other rich content like graphs, charts, heat maps > and other forms of data visualization? ‚ÄčIn reference to your question above, have you had a chance to read through the email that was sent yesterday, in regards to the Discovery team? [1] We discussed maps and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-12 Thread Pine W
James: thanks for asking; I'm copying that question to the Wikitech list. While we're on that topic, what's happening to multimedia? I believe that at one time there was a multimedia team, and I could understand how pairing multimedia with maps in the same team could make sense. If multimedia is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-12 Thread James Heilman
Looks like a reasonable change. Glad to see the degree of internal input that went into it. Does maps also include other rich content like graphs, charts, heat maps and other forms of data visualization? Best James On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:44 AM, Toby Negrin wrote: >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-12 Thread Toby Negrin
Hi Jan -- Thanks for the question. We'll be making a more specific announcement this week about the future of the discovery projects. Sadly we don't have a lot of new information for maps in particular and will need to do a bit more scenario planning before we talk to the community. As far as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-12 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
Thanks for explaining that. You said that two of the main goals were "to improve our engagement with the community during product development, develop a more audience-based approach to building products", and yet you do not mention any discussion with people outside the organisation over their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-11 Thread Jan Ainali
2017-06-07 23:12 GMT+02:00 Toby Negrin : > > The team working on maps, the search experience, and the project entry > portals (such as Wikipedia.org) will join the Readers team. This > realignment will allow us to build more integrated experiences and > knowledge-sharing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Changes to Product and Technology departments at the Foundation

2017-06-07 Thread Pine W
Hi Toby, Thanks for sharing the reorg information. From my perspective as an outsider, this sounds good. I have a question about the sentences "The biggest change is that all of our work in fiscal year 2017-2018 will be structured and reported in programs instead of teams (you can see how this