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_>
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