Hi all! As Wikimanía México is just around the corner, I wanted to share with you all an overview of sessions hosted by Community Engagement department at WMF.
There are hacks, workshops, panels, presentations and discussions covering a range of topics! We will be happy to have you join us in them =) I hope this breakdown is clear and not too confusing. *Thursday (Hackathon)* * *Visual Editor Translathon. <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T91108> 16 hs, Workplace 1 (Don Américo). Hosted by Erica Litrenta and Benoît Evellin. * *Friday* * *Engaging Wikipedia's Natural Ally: How to unlock and amplify the access, knowledge, skills and resources of University and Research Libraries. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Engaging_Wikipedia%27s_Natural_Ally:_How_to_unlock_and_amplify_the_access,_knowledge,_skills_and_resources_of_University_and_Research_Libraries> 11:30 - 12 hs. Presentation and discussion hosted by Alex Stinson.* The presentation will focus on experimental Wikipedia Library programs and tools growing out of these conversations that are focused on university and other research libraries. The discussion will seek to answer: How effective are our reference materials for our readers? Can readers really leverage higher quality scholarly references to help further their research? * *It's (Not) all about the money: The Funds Dissemination Committee Unveiled. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Funding_the_movement%27s_dreams:_How_FDC_works_and_help_build_strong_organizations> 17 - 17:30 hs. Presentation with panel, hosted by Matanya Moses (FDC member) & Katy Love (FDC staff member) & Dariusz Jemielniak (FDC member). * Come meet this unique group of community members, understand their process and learn about how they make decisions. Hear their reflections on the past year overseeing the Annual Plan Grants. *Saturday* * *Engaging with Community Engagement. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Engaging_with_Community_Engagement> 9 - 10 hs. Panel hosted by Luis Villa.* Come meet some of the key members of this new team and ask them questions about the new group and where it is headed. * *IdeLab workshop: Making ideas into action. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/IdeaLab_Workshop:_Making_Ideas_into_Action>11 - 12:30 hs. Workshop hosted by Siko Bouterse, Jonathan Morgan and Marti Johnson. * Have an idea for a project to improve Wikimedia? Want feedback or help obtaining funding to turn your idea into action? Bring your ideas and and let’s turn ideas into actionable projects together! * *GLAM Learning Circle. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/GLAM_Learning_Circle> 14 - 15:30 hs. Panel Hosted by Jaime Anstee and María Cruz.* A follow-up to learning circles facilitated at GLAM Wiki Conference in the Hague and next step in the learning journey to capture best practices and lessons learned in GLAM-wiki partnering. * *Free as in Free: Strategies for advancing open access on Wikipedia. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Free_as_in_Free:_Strategies_for_Advancing_Open_Access_on_Wikipedia> 15 - 15:30 hs. Panel presentation and discussion hosted by Nick Shockey and Jake Orlowitz.* Highlighted topics include: importance of the accessibility of sources on Wikipedia, the parallels between the mission of Wikipedia and the OA movement, update on the global state of the Open Access movement. *Sunday* * *Do you feel heard? Community Liaisons Roundtable. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Do_you_feel_heard%3F_A_Community_Liaisons_Roundtable> 9 - 10 hs. Discussion hosted by Comunity Liaisons Team.* Do you feel included in the product development process? Is collaboration productive, informative, and respectful when it comes to building products and features? This roundtable will look at what works and what doesn't work around product development * *Voluntary disclosure: Balancing privacy and protection. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Voluntary_Disclosure:_Balancing_privacy_and_protection> 9 - 9:30 hs. Presentation hosted by James Alexander.* Among other key topics, this presentation will address: a quick overview of what we consider personal information and how we protect it from normal demands, an explanation of occasions where we will give information out proactively or without a court order including threats of harm to self or others. * *Going Global: Creating and growing a Wikipedia Library Branch in your own language. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Going_Global:_Creating_and_Growing_a_Wikipedia_Library_Branch_in_Your_Own_Language> 11 - 11:30. Presentation hosted by Patrick Earley and Jake Orlowitz. *This presentation will show how the Wikipedia Library works on English Wikipedia and explore the knowledge and tools available for building new branches. It will showcase, among other findings, a discovery survey for existing resources, projects, and relationships related to research and the libraries on your wiki, and a community discussion framework to learn what your community wants and needs most from its branch. * *Inspiring Friendly spaces: what we learned from running a gender gap campaign on-wiki.* <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Inspiring_Friendly_Spaces:_What_we_learned_from_running_a_gender_gap_campaign_on-wiki>* 11:30 - 12 hs. Presentation with discussion hosted by Siko Bouterse.* How do we create on-wiki atmospheres that support diverse groups of contributors to feel welcome, respected, and prepared to do their best collaborative thinking? * *Volunteer engagement in the Wikimedia movement. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Volunteer_engagement_in_the_Wikimedia_movement> 12.30 -13 hs. Panel discussion, hosted by Winifred Oliff.* What does "volunteer" mean in a Wikimedia context? How do Wikimedians work as volunteers both offline, and online? Are their pathways between online engagement and offline engagement? What motivates volunteers? * *Making it count: Programs Evaluation 2015. <https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Making_it_Count:_Programs_Evaluation_2015> 13:30 - 14 hs. Presentation hosted by Jaime Anstee, Edward Galvez and María Cruz.* This session will offer an overview of the second round of programs evaluation reporting covering 10 popular outreach programs — from on-wiki writing contests, photo events, and edit-a-thons to Wikimedia Education Programs and Conferences — findings related to their impact, among other recommendations. Looking forward to meeting many of you in person in the coming days! =) Best, *María Cruz * \\ Communications and Outreach Coordinator, L&E Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. mc...@wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>