I also concur that best part of wikimania is get to know other wikimedians and fascinating stories , but nevertheless the workshops are also very useful. in each wikimania we enjoy both. I learnt a lot from them all.
Mardetanha On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Most Wikimedians are very interesting people. However Milos has hit the > nail on the head when he says the most interesting things happening at > Wikimedia events are 1-1 conversations. > > In my view we don't have a "personality" problem (and if we did, we > couldn't fix it). > > What we have, at least in the offline space, is an *event management* and > *meeting skills" problem. > > We do not set up events to make anything *apart* from 1-1 conversations > effective. Events typically lack goals and focused programmes. Where issues > are being discussed, they lack common agreement about what problems are > trying to be solved and what voices need to be represented in the > solutions. Where skills are being shared, they lack a definition of what it > is people need to know and how to teach it to them effectively. And more or > less throughout, we have a low level of presentation and/or facilitation > skills as we don't actively train people in these. > > We are groping towards success in a couple of areas I'm familiar with, e.g. > the Wikimedia Conference is more clearly focused year on year. But there is > still a long way to go! > > Regards, > > Chris > > On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 7:39 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I think the term that I would use is "serious". Of course we're serious > > about the quality of our product. However that can involve plenty of > stress > > and burn-out. We deal with a lot of serious issues: conflicts of > interest, > > harassment, finances, legal compliance, reliability, privacy, safety, and > > more. My personal experience is that there's little gratitude for good > > work, and lots of complaints when things go awry. I would like to see us > > foster an emotional environment that's a bit on the brighter side, and > > would be interested in others' thoughts about how we can do that. > > > > Pine > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ 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>