Hi Liam It would be good to get some publicity around this - January is often pretty slow news-wise, so it could be easier than usual to get coverage.
Can't say I've got any brilliant ideas in that regard, but I would be happy to get involved in a brainstorm about it. Unfortunately it's not good timing for education activities, unless we wanted to run some kind of holiday program in conjunction with public libraries. BTW is there any progress report on the Bookshelf projects that were discussed/funded(?) last year for education outreach activities internationally? Cheers, Pru Pru Mitchell <mailto:pru.mitch...@bigpond.com> pru.mitch...@bigpond.com <http://me.edu.au/p/pru> me.edu.au/p/pru From: wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Liam Wyatt Sent: Saturday, 14 August 2010 6:30 PM To: Wikimedia-au Subject: [Wikimediaau-l] Fwd: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning Just saw this on the Wikimedia UK list, which itself came from the comm-com list. The issue being: Does Australia want to do anything specific as part of the potential "Wikipedia's 10th Birthday" celebrations in January. Furthermore - does anyone want to put their hand up to run the show? :-) -Liam wittylama.com/blog Peace, love & metadata ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> Date: 14 August 2010 08:55 Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning To: wikimediau...@lists.wikimedia.org See below. This is a topic that I haven't heard much talk about in the UK yet - do we want to do something for Wikipedia's 10th birthday in the UK? I'm wondering whether we could do a hack party. Essentially, book a large space with good internet access and lots of refreshments, and have as many Wikimedians as possible coming together in real life and editing Wikipedia. Would anyone be interested in this, and if so where should it be? Does anyone have any other ideas for what we could do in the UK? Thanks, Mike P.S. I'm assuming that nothing in the email below is confidential, as the original was sent to a publicly accessible list. Begin forwarded message: > From: Jay Walsh <jwa...@wikimedia.org> > Date: 14 August 2010 00:52:47 GMT+01:00 > To: Communications Committee <wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org> > Subject: [Wmfcc-l] Fwd: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning > Reply-To: Communications Committee <wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org> > > Hi folks, > > Some of you are probably aware that a wikix-l list was created a few months ago to stimulate discussion and centralize planning for 10th anniversary celebrations. Our birthday is coming up way too soon - January 15, 2011. I expect we'll end up discussing this on every single list, but I'm hoping to share all of our plans and focus the discussion on the wikix-l list. Optimally we will have at least one rep from each chapter on the Wikix-l list. We'll also be looking for broad representation from the myriad WP's. > > Sign up for the list here: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikix-l > > Thanks - more as it comes together... > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: Jay Walsh <jwa...@wikimedia.org> >> Date: August 13, 2010 4:45:28 PM PDT >> To: wiki...@lists.wikimedia.org >> Subject: [WikiX-l] Wiki 10th planning >> Reply-To: wiki...@lists.wikimedia.org >> >> Hi folks - >> >> I know things have been quiet on this list from the Foundation side over the past few months, and we know all too well that there's not much time between now and the magic date: January 15, 2011! >> >> Supporting Wikipedia 10th anniversary planning has largely fallen into the global development/communications section of the Wikimedia Foundation. Of course nothing will be possible without lots of broad support from our thousands of global volunteers and our chapters, as well as other partners (new and old!) and sponsors to help kick things off in style, for Wikipedia's 10th year. >> >> Right now there are a couple of major considerations here at the Foundation, and I thought I'd start by sharing those major sections. Some areas need a lot more input from the community than others, but in all cases we want to share everything that's being planned (our ideas, your ideas, strategies, practices etc) so we can openly collaborate and try innovative ideas. >> >> I see these as the three major areas of planning for Wiki 10 - leading up to, and during the year starting Jan 15: >> >> 1. Global celebrations >> (chapters and volunteer groups around the world hosting events, parties, and local festivities) >> >> 2. A 'free' birthday celebration in San Francisco >> (A Foundation-driven party on January 15, probably open to the public and acting as a central focus for festivities here in the Bay area) >> >> 3. On-wiki festivities and celebrations >> (Any number of great ideas to mark the 10th anniversary, on en:wp or other wikis - which may include tie-ins with the upcoming annual fundraiser) >> >> We'll have more to say about each of these areas early next week, and hopefully we'll add more areas or fill those sections out soon. I'd like to use this list as a central planning space, but I'm sure there will also be on-wiki discussions taking place. >> >> The Foundation also has a small budget to provide reasonable grants to chapters or other volunteer groups around the world to support celebrations. The conditions for receiving those grants won't be too complicated, and we hope to get that process underway soon. >> >> Although the Foundation is largely focussed on hosting a party and helping to support activities, we want to help coordinate a central on-wiki space where all activities from chapters, project reps etc can be shared so we can create a global 'at a glance' page with all planned activities. >> >> We also plan to post our plans for a local party in the next week or two, so you can see how we're pulling the pieces together, what partners we're talking to, and generally share our information so you have a party template to use (if you're looking for one :) >> >> I'm glad to see some other discussions underway on the list already - hopefully we can start adding more. Please share more of your ideas and we'll get started with the planning. >> >> Thanks! >> jay >> >> >> >> >> -- >> Jay Walsh >> Head of Communications >> WikimediaFoundation.org >> blog.wikimedia.org >> +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> WikiX-l mailing list >> wiki...@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikix-l > > -- > Jay Walsh > Head of Communications > WikimediaFoundation.org > blog.wikimedia.org > +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw > > > _______________________________________________ > Wmfcc-l mailing list > wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wmfcc-l _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org
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