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On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:59 PM, Katherine Maher <kma...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Welcome all! I am so grateful for your participation and perspective as we
> begin this work.
>
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 00:46 Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanw...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Welcom to all the 19 Wikimedians! I see, most of the names are familiar
> to
> > me. Thank you all for your dedication for the movement.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tanweer
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Guillaume Paumier <
> > gpaum...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > As most of you are aware, the Wikimedia movement has embarked on an
> > > ambitious initiative to discuss our collective future and determine a
> > > movement-wide strategic direction. [1]
> > >
> > > The movement is composed of people in many different roles, notably
> > > individual contributors who may not be affiliated with any organized
> > > group. It can be challenging to reach individual contributors and
> > > involve them in strategy discussions, since they may not monitor the
> > > usual communication channels, and they may not think that strategy
> > > discussions are relevant to them.
> > >
> > > For this year’s movement strategy process, the Wikimedia Foundation
> > > has decided to hire 19 part-time discussion coordinators to better
> > > bridge the gap between the strategy discussions and local communities
> > > of contributors.
> > >
> > > Today, I am thrilled to announce that we have concluded the search and
> > > assembled a stellar team of 19 long-time Wikimedians, who have agreed
> > > to join the movement strategy efforts in this capacity.
> > >
> > > As you go through the team’s page on Meta-Wiki, you will see many
> > > familiar names. [2] The team is composed of Abbad, Bohdan, Chico,
> > > Gereon, Jonatan, Ran, Marco, Nahid, Niccolò, Tomasz, Robin, Samuel,
> > > Satdeep, Szymon, Oleg, Takashi, Todd, Tuan, and Venus. Because of the
> > > team’s geographic distribution, Jan Eissfeldt, from the Foundation’s
> > > Support and Safety team, has agreed to help lead the day-to-day
> > > activities of the group of Asian language coordinators.
> > >
> > > All the coordinators started on Monday for a 3-month contract, and
> > > they have already been hard at work, translating materials on Meta and
> > > organizing the outreach to their local communities. [3] Some will
> > > focus their efforts on specific language communities [4], and others
> > > will support an array of smaller communities.
> > >
> > > If you are interested in working with the coordinators to bridge the
> > > gap with your local communities, I invite you to take a look at the
> > > description of the coordinator role, and sign up using the form on
> > > that page. [5] You can also contact them directly via their talk page.
> > >
> > > I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who was involved in
> > > this ultra-fast hiring process, most notably the Foundation’s Talent &
> > > Culture team, who handled the recruiting and administrative onboarding
> > > masterfully, and the Community Engagement department, who reached out
> > > to their contacts, thoroughly reviewed applications, and made this
> > > ambitious wave of recruiting ridiculously easy for me.
> > >
> > > Please join me in welcoming Venus, Tuan, Todd, Takashi, Oleg, Szymon,
> > > Satdeep, Samuel, Robin, Tomasz, Niccolò, Nahid, Marco, Ran, Jonatan,
> > > Gereon, Chico, Bohdan, and Abbad in their new role.
> > >
> > >
> > > Guillaume Paumier
> > >
> > >
> > > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
> > >
> > > [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > > movement/2017/People/Strategy_coordinators
> > >
> > > [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > > movement/2017/Track_B/Outreach/Map
> > >
> > > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > > movement/2017#Language_list_in_development
> > >
> > > [5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_
> > > movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion_Coordinator_Role
> > >
> > > --
> > > Guillaume Paumier
> > >
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