Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Filip Maljkovic
On 10/16/2014 04:22 AM, Asaf Bartov wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with planning the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Pine W
Hi, I can speak only in a personal capacity. My occasional readings of information about WMCH have been positive. I anticipate that visa problems will be no greater than they were at Wikimania London. The admittedly limited information about the bid sounds reasonable, as far as it goes. I assume

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Chapters] Wikimedia Serbia Executive Director

2014-10-16 Thread Filip Maljkovic
On 10/16/2014 07:12 AM, Salvador A wrote: Great news! Congratulations! I hope WMRS could tell us how was the experience and difficulties of choosing a new ED. Such kind of storytelling might be the basis for future best practices on getting staff. Thanks! :) Well, to me (someone who was

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Richard Symonds
Well said Asaf. On 16 Oct 2014 03:24, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we[3] *need to make progress* with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Chapters] Wikimedia Serbia Executive Director

2014-10-16 Thread Markus Glaser
Welcome Ivan, and have a good start! Congratulations to WMRS to have finished this difficult task, and thanks for sharing your experience. That is very helpful! Best Am 16.10.2014 08:21, schrieb Filip Maljkovic: On 10/16/2014 07:12 AM, Salvador A wrote: Great news! Congratulations! I hope

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Balázs Viczián
imo (but maybe I'm sitting on the wrong direction on this horse) but once we have a program it can be installed to any suitable location. I think it would be great moving that way. WMF and a few chapters have dedicated people for event organizing, why not use them. Bidding would be then for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-16 Thread Garfield Byrd
I and the investment management team that has been selected to manage the short term and long term reserves of the Foundation are open to any consensus guidance on what socially responsible investing looks like in our context. Regards, Garfield On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Richard Symonds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Conference[1] 2015

2014-10-16 Thread Ad Huikeshoven
I have updated the page on meta to reflect this decision. [1] Next item on the list: determine program committee. Could we agree on having James Hare as program committee lead? Cheers, Ad [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_Conference_2015diff=10222147oldid=9841671

[Wikimedia-l] VisualEditor office hours for October and November

2014-10-16 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi everybody, this is a reminder that the next VE office hour is on Saturday 18th at 1800 UTC [1], in case you want to add it to your calendar. Please notice that November's appointment has been scheduled as well: we'll meet on Wednesday the 19th, at 1600 UTC [2]. Previous logs and other

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Audit - June 30, 2014

2014-10-16 Thread Pine W
Hi Garfield, This might be a good discussion to have on Meta. Would the investment team be willing to set up a page for discussion? The guidance developed there could optionally be used by thematic organizations as well, and could be used for the WMF endowment. WMF Fundraising might want to be