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Goings-on in the past few months

November 2017

Bulbgraph.svg 6–19: You can propose new tools and technical improvements in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.
Commons-logo.svg 1-30: First edition of the Wiki Science Competition.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 1: Third edition of the Wikipedia Asian Month.

October 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 27: The Wikimedia Foundation announced the appointment of Toby Negrin as Chief Product Officer (CPO).
Wikimedia-logo.svg 26: You are invited to declare your endorsement and voice your opinion on the finalized strategic direction.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: The Wikimedia Foundation announced the appointment of Raju Narisetti to its Board of Trustees for a term of three years effective October 2017.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 13: The Funds Dissemination Committee invites you to review any or all submitted proposals for Annual Plan Grants during this community review period (1–30 October 2017).
Commons-logo.svg 11: Wikimedia Commons will be in read only mode for approximately 30 minutes on Wednesday, 11 October, starting at 6:00 UTC.

September 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 29: The Fundraising Team published the 2016-2017 Fundraising Report.

August 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 8–24: Share your feedback on the draft strategic direction, a basis on which strategic plans will be built.

July 2017

Crystal filetypes.png 1-31: Join the Cycle 3 of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, and debate about the challenges identified by the research.

Older goings-on

June 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 20: Seeking interviewees for research into the communication goals and practices of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 19: The results of the Funds Dissemination Committee
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: The results of the Funds Dissemination Committee elections will be announced.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 03 - 11: Elections on the Funds Dissemination Committee has begun.

May 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 20: Certified results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 18: Nominations for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson elections are being accepted. Submit your candidacy before May 28.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: The Wikimedia Foundation welcomes its new General Counsel: Eileen Hershenov.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 15.05 - 30.06: Met Open Access Artworks Challenge around global art history.
Crystal filetypes.png 11.05 - 12.06: Join the Cycle 2 of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, and debate about the themes of our strategic directions.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 3: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1-14: The election of three members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term which will expire in 2020 has begun. Votes will be accepted until 23:59 14 May 2017 (UTC).

April 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 23: WikiOrder WikiPrizes Wikimedia.svg Wiki-Prize 2016/2017 (RU) award ceremony in Moscow.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 19: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 18.04 - 18.05: UNESCO Challenge around the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Crystal 128 knode.png 16: The total number of edits on all Wikimedia wikis has recently passed the 3 billion mark. See this page for the current total.
Commons-logo.svg 7 - 20: The second round of voting to select Wikimedia Commons' 2016 Picture of the Year is open. Vote before April 20.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 7 - 20: The Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee is accepting self-nominations for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections. It is also accepting questions to the candidates.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1-30: Comment on 5 annual plans of Wikimedia related organizations, including the Wikimedia Foundation's, until April 30 to help the Funds Dissemination Committee make decisions about how to best spend funds to support Wikimedia's mission.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1: Join the discussion to start defining the future role of Wikimedia in the world as part of the 2017 Movement strategy process.

February 2017

Crystal multimedia.png Feb 20 – March 7


Wiki Loves Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen (16 days to translate 16 bios of African women).
Wikimedia-logo.svg Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2017 Steward elections voting ran until 28 February 2017, 13:59 (UTC)
Crystal multimedia.png Feb 1 – Feb 28: Inspire Campaign invites submissions and collaboration on ideas for outreach to outside knowledge networks.

January 2017

Crystal multimedia.png Jan 15 – Jan 28: Candidate submissions for the 2017 Steward elections began on January 15 and ended on January 28.

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Wikipedia: Translation of the week

  1. en:Armillaria luteobubalina
  2. en:Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park
  3. en:Iceland hotspot
  4. en:766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)
  5. en:Rule of the shorter term
  6. en:Internet democracy
  7. en:March on Washington Movement
  8. en:French military mission to Japan (1872–80)
  9. en:Neo-creationism
  10. en:Generation Kill