Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meetings

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, hosts a monthly metrics and activities meeting to share stories, initiatives, projects, research, and more about the Wikimedia movement. Speakers include Foundation staff, volunteer Wikimedians from around the world, and other free and open knowledge leaders. We invite you to watch — to learn more about Wikipedia, its sister sites, the free and open knowledge movement, and the people who make them possible.

These sessions typically take place on the last Thursday of each month at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. The meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meeting information[edit]

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  • When: 22 February 2018 starting at 19:00 UTC (11:00 Pacific Standard Time)
  • Where:
    • Physical location: Deubner lounge, Wikimedia Foundation office, San Francisco
    • IRC participation: #wikimedia-officeconnect (log can be downloaded here)
    • Video recording: YouTube


February 2018 WMF Metrics & Activities Meeting

Facilitator: Abigail Ripstra, Lead Design Researcher

  • Welcome! - 2 minutes
  • Movement update - 3 minutes
  • WikiCite - 10 minutes
  • Meeting goes Meta - 7 minutes
  • Strategy update - 10 minutes
  • Questions and discussion - 10 minutes
  • Wikilove - 5 minutes

The meetings are hosted via Google Hangout and broadcast as a live YouTube stream using the "Hangout on Air" feature.[1]

The YouTube stream URL is announced on IRC and on this wiki page when the meeting starts. Remote video participation via Hangout is possible, but limited to up to 8 invited participants. -- if you would like to participate/present remotely, please contact Gregory Varnum in the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department at:

Public video recordings will be available after the meeting under the same YouTube URL and on Commons. An automated log of the IRC conversation can be downloaded here.

Previous meetings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. We would prefer a free software solution, but we want to start with something that works now with limited effort. The likeliest way that a fully free/open alternative to Hangout will come about seems to be the WebRTC project, which is still in development. See also "The long journey towards good free video conferencing".