Grants talk:TPS/Tedder/Legislative Data and Wikipedia Conference/Report

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Report accepted and a few questions[edit]

Hello, Tedder!

Thank you for this detailed report that is rich in links to your on-Wiki activities.

I have just a few questions for you:

  • Do you (or anyone) plan to post the notes that you took publicly on a wiki somewhere? Although Etherpad is public, it is not a stable way to store information for a long period of time, nor is it easy for anyone to find unless they have a link. It would be nice if others reading the report knew where to find your on-Wiki notes!
  • Are there any plans in place (from you or the event organizers) to follow up with those participants in the conference who are new editors after the event or otherwise keep tabs on their progress?

This report is accepted in the meantime.

Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 16:21, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Winifred, just jumping in because both of your questions are about things that are more in my court, as the person who organized the meeting, than Ted's. On the first -- the Etherpad is not something we originally intended to have lasting relevance, but I think you are right -- we ended up putting things there that really should be preserved on the wiki. I will do that. On the second question, I am already committed to following up to everybody about their commitments, and checking in about interest in remaining engaged; I do not have an exact date, but have been planning on doing it in the next week or so (about a month after the original meeting). Hope this addresses your questions! -Pete F (talk) 23:55, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Note I've received a bunch of emails on the tech side of this but have had to put further participation on hold- working 7days/week. Tedder (talk) 23:58, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to you both for your responses! Pete, if you wouldn't mind linking to some of the material from the notes posted on Wiki from this report once they're published, I think it might help anyone interested better understand the conference and the impact of Ted's participation. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 16:45, 6 May 2013 (UTC)