Grants:TPS/Another Believer/Wikimania/2014/Report

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Welcome back from Wikimania 2014!

Participant[edit]

User:Another Believer

English Wikipedia

Outcome[edit]

Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.
Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group logo; an application for user group status was officially submitted at Wikimania
On August 7, LGBT User Group leaders met with AffCom liaisons regarding the status of its Wikimedia user group application. AffCom liaisons were generally pleased with the application, but were waiting for the group's name to be confirmed. We discussed possible names, user groups vs. thematic organizations, and future goals. Leaders discussed/reviewed the inaugural Wiki Loves Pride campaign.
The Fifth Annual LGBT Meetup was held the following day. Attendees discussed LGBT activities within the Wikimedia movement, harassment and privacy concerns, and the meaning of user group status and benefits, among other topics. Participants discussed possible user group names and showed strong preference for Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group. All were invited to meet later in the evening for an off-site meet and greet.
Following are links to the LGBT Meetup discussion, plus notes from the August 7 meeting with AffCom liaisons regarding the LGBT User Group and the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group Meetup:
--Another Believer (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).
--Another Believer (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Connections[edit]

It is always great to see familiar faces and meet new people as well, including a couple active Wikimedians who live in the Pacific Northwest and support the Cascadia Wikimedians user group (but whom I had not met before). I thoroughly enjoy meeting people with similar interests and always leave inspired to continue supporting the Wikimedia movement. Having in-person discussions with fellow LGBT group leaders and AffCom liaisons was very productive and expedited certain tasks. The LGBT Meetup attracted 15 to 20 individuals, many of whom were attending a LGBT meetup associated with the Wikimedia movement for the first time. The off-site meet and greet (approximately 10 people) was great fun and allowed us to get to know one another in a more casual environment. --Another Believer (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Anything else[edit]

Thank you for the opportunity to attend Wikimania (and thanks to organizers as well!). I had an enjoyable and productive time. --Another Believer (talk) 16:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)