Hello, That is a wonderful initiative. This will be helpful for everyone. Thanks for sharing the news. Regards.
On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 2:59 AM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear Wikimedians, > > In these complex times of pandemic, and the coming complex times of > post-pandemic, live human contact with fellow Wikimedians, even mediated > through a video call, can be helpful, relaxing, and fun. It can also offer > opportunities to ask questions you have been meaning to ask but never got > around to, or to explain complex situations that may be hard to articulate > in writing. > > To better support members of the community during this time, the Community > Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is interested in trying an > experiment: scheduling open video calls (using Google Meet) where any > active Wikimedian would be welcome to attend and ask questions or ask for > advice about whatever Wikimedia-related goal or problem they're working on. > > You can also just share what you're working on and invite feedback, even if > you don't have a specific question. Or people can just connect to hang out, > or to offer their own experience to the people asking questions. > > We are thinking of calling these calls Wikimedia Clinics, and would host > them once a week (in alternating time zones, to accommodate as many people > as possible). > > Each clinic session: > > * would be 70-120 minutes in length depending on topics presented and > volume of conversation > * would have at least two Wikimedia Foundation staff members guaranteed to > be present. They are not guaranteed to have the answers you need, but they > are committed to helping you get them, even if not during the call itself, > but as later follow-up. > * would be summarized in an in-depth *digest* of the call that would be > edited for clarity and available to all volunteers interested. These notes > would link to any tools and resources mentioned on the call and will be > shared on this mailing list and archived on Meta. > > These calls are *not* replacing any existing channels or > regularly-scheduled calls! Every channel or call you are already using > continues to exist. No important announcements will be made on these > calls, and no one should feel stressed or obligated to attend them. > > Rather, they are a new form of live-communication open support calls, less > narrow in focus than some of the existing channels (where only specific > topics are expected), and, we hope, more approachable and welcoming for > people not sure whether their question or dilemma is appropriate for one of > the other channels. > > If these calls are found useful, we'll try to offer them in some other > languages, to increase access to those not comfortable speaking English. > > So, let's give this a try! The first two calls are scheduled for: > > Monday, June 15th, 17:30 (5:30pm) UTC, and this is the Google Meet link. > Link to a WorldTimeBuddy event for timezone convenience. > > and > > Wednesday, June 17th, 08:00am UTC, and this is the Google Meet link. > Link to a WorldTimeBuddy event for timezone convenience. > > Remember, there's no set agenda and no particular preparation needed. Feel > free to join us with anything Wikimedia-related that's on your mind, or > just to hang out. > > Feedback and questions welcome. > > Cheers, > > Asaf > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics >  https://meet.google.com/kha-nghc-mky >  > > https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=100&h=100&sts=26536320&sln=17.5-19.5&a=show&euid=f924130e-ed00-e1b4-b549-2202e11d660f >  https://meet.google.com/iex-jebd-due >  > > https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=100&h=100&sts=26539200&sln=8-10&a=show&euid=500d54dd-96c7-1934-0910-afe98a3440a5 > > > Asaf Bartov (he/him/his) > > Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the > sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! > https://donate.wikimedia.org > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>