Hey, Just a reminder. We are starting in 10 mins. Do join in!
Thanks Nitika On 29-Mar-2012, at 8:54 AM, Hisham wrote: > Hi Folks > > Reminder about the IRC later today (9pm IST on March 29th.) Join in using > this link: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-office. > > As I had indicated earlier, what we will do going forward is to publish an > opening statement - which is below. We'd like to have a rich discussion > around these topics for 45 minutes and then throw it open for 15 minutes for > any other topics that anyone wants to discuss. > > There have been more than 22 outreach sesssions (English + some Indic > languages) across India over the past 2 1/2 months. We have been working on > constantly every component of outreach. > > * Pre-session work - building supporting material (documents, presentations, > handouts etc), evaluating different ways of conducting an effective outreach, > using different ways to reach out to organisations with the proposal to > conduct a session etc. > > * Session work - adopting different techniques of doing outreach, how do we > get participants more involved during the session, how to filter out the > folks so that we do the editing session only with the genuinely interested > participants, how to balance between practical and theoretical aspects of > training, how much information to give out in one session etc. > > * Post-session work - how do we provide editing support to the participants, > how do we collect their contact information, how do we keep in touch with > them on regular basis, how do we invite them to join other Wiki projects, how > do we track their edit count - soon after the session, after 1 and 3 months > of conducting the session etc. > > We'd like to discuss these. In the IRC, the following will be covered: > > * Indic Outreach: How can we do more outreach session in Indic langauges in > particular? / Can regional communities work to translate supporting material? > / How do we provide more support to different language communities to conduct > these sessions? > > * More Outreach: If we are doing 7 outreach session in one month right now > is there a way of us doing 10 every month? / Can we find more community > members who will be willing to conduct these session? / For community members > who are interested to conduct outreach sessions but think they lack > confidence - is there a way we can help them? > > * Better Outreach: Can we find some volunteers who will be willing to "adopt" > these newbies and give them support? . > > I'd strongly encourage all those folks who have been actively involved in > conducting these sessions over the past 2 months to join this IRC. It will be > great if you could share your first hand experience with the wider community > on what worked, what didn't, what we could have done better etc. I > especially do want to ask Indic Wikimedians to join because we desperately > need more outreach sessions in Indic languages. > > We will also briefly address the early stages of the communications work - > which are the storytelling and Wikipatrika support that was announced > yesterday. Given it's early days on communications, I'd prefer this IRC stay > largely focussed on outreach since there is so much to work through there. > > See you all there! > > Apologies for sending this note this morning and not last night as I had > promised. > > > hisham > > p.s. There is a (tiny) possibility that I might be slightly late but you'll > all be in Nitika's safe hands. I shall try and my level best to be on time. > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l
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