Talk:Wikimedia Midwest

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This might be of interest, but I wasn't sure it would be appropriate for the front page. I just sent this to the mail list for "Events" for the OpenHatch group:


OpenHatch will be helping the Wikimedia Foundation with a testing event on June 9 10AM-noon Pacific time.

WMF is working on a new system for Article Feedback on Wikipedia, and as of June 9, the project will be nearly complete, with all essential functions publicly available. The goal of the testing is to flush out any last potential issues and problems before WMF winds down this phase of the project and releases the new Article Feedback system across all of Wikipedia.

This testing event follows on a similar event that saw WMF collaborate with an established testing organization, the Weekend Testers. We will be extending the invitation to help test Article Feedback to the Weekend Testers in their regular session on June 2, so we expect to have professional software testers on hand as well as participants from OpenHatch.

No programming skill is required for this exercise, just curiosity and and eye for detail (although knowing something about web development and/or Wikipedia is a plus!)

OpenHatch and WMF hope you join us on June 9. There will be more details to follow, but the curious might want to investigate some background:

WMF initial announcement: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/OpenHatch_Testing_June_2012 Description and transcript of the WMF test event with Weekend Testing: http://weekendtesting.com/archives/2499

Cmcmahon (talk) 21:53, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

Wikimedia LGBT outreach logo.svg Wikimedia LGBT
Wikimedia LGBT is a proposed thematic organization that seeks to promote the development of content on Wikimedia projects which is of interest to LGBT communities. Proposed activities include outreach at LGBT events, Wikimania and other Wikimedia events, an international campaign called Wiki Loves Pride, and work on safe space policies, among other collaborations and interwiki projects. Active Wikimedians are welcome to join this cause! Please consider adding your name as a participant/supporter. Current tasks include translating pages, building a strong framework here at Meta, and achieving user group status (with the eventual goal of becoming a thematic organization). Your feedback is welcome on the discussion page.

--Another Believer (talk) 17:49, 1 November 2013 (UTC)