+1 I'm thrilled to see this group from around the globe.

Sydney

On Mar 10, 2017 2:55 AM, "Christophe Henner" <chen...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

Welcome in your new roles Venus, Tuan, Todd, Takashi, Oleg, Szymon, Satdeep,
Samuel, Robin, Tomasz, Niccolò, Nahid, Marco, Ran, Jonatan, Gereon, Chico,
Bohdan, and Abbad!!!

For years we've been struggling to get involvement from local communities
in global processes, and with you we're finally gonna make it! :)

Thanks for your help!!!



Christophe HENNER
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On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks the coordinators. I do not know everybody on the list, but I
> recognize there names of many excellent people.
>
> I also see there a name which has rung a bell for me, and the sound of the
> bell was somewhat alarming. I checked and found indeed that the
coordinator
> has a sizable block log on the Russian Wikipedia, their home project, for
> actions which include trolling and disruptive editing, and at some point
> had to be placed under a topic ban. The most recent block is one and half
> years ago. Which poses a natural questions whether the candidates were
> actually screened.
>
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
>
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 7:28 AM, Anna Stillwell <astillw...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Welcome. Thank you for joining us and offering your talents.
> > /a
> >
> > 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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