Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot+Bot Acadeny

2014-09-18 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, The mail by Anners REALLY deserves attention. It quotes numbers that fly in the face of conventional wisdom that bots are bad. Evidently, it is quite the opposite. Given the effects of the Rambot generated articles this should not be a surprise really. Given that this subject has so

Re: [Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor office hours for September and October

2014-09-18 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all, James Forrester (Product Manager of VisualEditor) and I will be glad to chat with you about VisualEditor's latest developments and plans for the future today at 4pm UTC [1]. See you there! Elitre (WMF) [1]

[Wikimedia-l] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Anasuya Sengupta
Dear friends and colleagues, Many of who have already heard from Jessie in multiple ways, but for those who haven't: Jessie Wild, who currently heads the Learning and Evaluation team in the Grantmaking department at WMF, is leaving for a year's fellowship with Ideo.[1] Her last day at the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Dariusz Jemielniak
Jessie has been a tremendous help in the FDC process, and her professionalism will be difficult to replace. I hope she'll be back! Dariusz Jemielniak pundit On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org wrote: Dear friends and colleagues, Many of who have already

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Pine W
I'll repeat what I said earlier on the IEGCom email list: I appreciate Jessie's positive approach to program evaluation. Also, the detail and scope of evaluation reports has ramped up significantly over the past year, which has been great to see. Thanks for all your work, Jessie. Pine On Thu,

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 10, Issue 36 -- 17 September 2014

2014-09-18 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
In the media: Turkish Twitter outrage, medical translation, audience metrics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-09-17/In_the_media Traffic report: Tolstoy leads a varied pack http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-09-17/Traffic_report News and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Jane Darnell
I have also seen some significant improvements in both the chapter reporting structure and the feedback loops, and of course this directly impacts the overall ability to achieve strategic goals just by being able to measure success and failure. Jesse will be sorely missed, but um, is this IDEO?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Lsjbot+Bot Acadeny

2014-09-18 Thread Rachel diCerbo
This is wonderful news, Anders. It made me really happy to read this. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this happen! rachel On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: Lsjbot has now completed its run of generating articles for all species, with 310

[Wikimedia-l] Upcoming help sessions for drafting Individual Engagement Grant proposals

2014-09-18 Thread Siko Bouterse
Hi all, As we announced earlier this month[1], September is the month to apply for an Individual Engagement Grant[2]. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 30. To help you turn your ideas and projects into successful proposals, we’re hosting a few IdeaLab Proposal Clinics in Hangouts and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Brasil] Jessie's IDEO adventure

2014-09-18 Thread Jessie Wild
Thanks so much to everyone! It has been such an honor to join this movement, and the things we have experimented with and done have been exciting and fruitful. I know we spend a lot of time talking about our problems welcoming in newbies, but I felt so supported by so many of you from my first

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-18 Thread Ori Livneh
(apologies for cross-posting) I'm happy to announce that HHVM is available on all Wikimedia wikis for intrepid beta testers. HHVM, you'll recall, is an alternative runtime for PHP that provides substantial performance improvements over the standard PHP interpreter. Simply put: HHVM is software

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-ambassadors] Invitation to beta-test HHVM

2014-09-18 Thread Erik Moeller
Ori and ... Aaron Schulz, Alexandros Kosiaris, Brad Jorsch, Brandon Black, Brett Simmers, Bryan Davis, Chad Horohoe, Chris Steipp, Erik Bernhardson, Faidon Liambotis, Filippo Giunchedi, Giuseppe Lavagetto, Greg Grossmeier, Jack McBarn, Katie Filbert, Kunal Mehta, Mark Bergsma, Max Semenik,