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From: Maria Cruz <>
Date: Thu, May 21, 2015 at 7:16 AM
Subject: [Wmcon15] What happened at pre-conference sessions?
To: WMCON15 Mailing List <>

Hi all,
It was really nice to meet so many of you at WMCON last week! =)
As facilitators of sessions in the pre conference agenda, we wanted to
share with the conference audience at large what happened in the sessions
that took place on Wednesday May 13, and Thursday May 14, co-hosted by WMDE
and Learning and Evaluation team at WMF.

Both days focused on evaluation and program design and the main goal was to
give participants tools and resources to better think through Wikimedia
programs and what we want to achieve with these awesome activities. One of
the most common topics of conversation was how to make better use of
volunteer time and avoid burnout, a common concern across communities.

We worked together to better understand how to use a Logic Model as an
evaluation tool, and work in groups to create some examples. We reviewed
data sources and tools best suited to capture program outcomes. On
Thursday, sessions focused on how to design an annual proposal and SMART
plan, program toolkits and storytelling toolkit, effective question design
for surveys, and Wikimetrics training.

You can find all participants' input and the presentations shared on the
event page on Meta [1].

We want to thank every person who took part. We were excited to hear how
many were keen on taking back to local communities the tools and resources

And also: don't be a stranger! If you want to receive Learning and
Evaluation announcements, subscribe to our email list and follow our
profiles [2] =)

Remember we are here to help. Don't forget to have fun and be creative in
evaluating and telling your program story!

Happy editing,

*MarĂ­a Cruz * \\  Community Coordinator, PE&D Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation,
Inc.  |  :  @marianarra_ <>


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