Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition/Design Group
During July to August 2020, a diverse Design Group of about twenty volunteers held several working sessions and put together an Outline of the Transition events. The WMF Support Team has been using the Outline as a basis to facilitate the upcoming Transition events. Below is more information about the Design Group, along with detailed updates from its past work (kept in this space for documentation and transparency purposes).
|Anass Sedrati (talk · contribs)||WikiArabia||Morocco, Sweden||ar-N, fr-N, en-4, sv-4, es-4, it-3, pt-3. Editor on ar Wikipedia since 2013, Wikimedia Morocco co-founder and project Coordinator. Ex-Advocacy WG member, ex-Arabic Strategy liaison, ex-connector.|
|Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk · contribs)||Executive Directors||Argentina|
|Bachounda (talk · contribs)||WikiFranca||Algeria||Long time volunteer, mainly on French, Arabic and Commons projects, cofounder of WikiDZ at the end of 2014 Since 2015, I organize several activities for the local and regional community, photo contests, education program etc. My latest challenge: Wikimassak, a MOOC gathering 10,000 subscribers for Arabic-speaking beginners. with zero budget. arq-N,ar-N,fr-N,en-3|
|Biyanto Rebin (WMID) (talk · contribs)||ESEAP||Indonesia||Volunteer on id.wp and jv.wp since 2006. Join Wikimedia Indonesia since 2014, Chair of the Board of Executive since 2016. Languages: id-N, jv-N, ms-3, su-2, en-3, zh-2, it-2|
|Delphine (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Wikimedia Foundation||Germany||Languages: fr-N, en-4, de-3, it-2, es-2. Senior Orientation Specialist, Talent & Culture|
|Jeeb1207 (talk · contribs)||Executive Directors||Switzerland||Languages: fr-N, de-N, en-4, es-4, nl-4, it-3, ar-1. Executive Director since Feb. 2016|
|JKumalah (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Wikimedia Foundation||United States||Senior Data Analyst, Advancement|
|John Andersson (WMSE) (talk · contribs)||Executive Directors||Sweden||Languages: sv-N, en-4, no-2, da-1, de-1. Volunteer editor since 2006, incl. administrator on sv.wp for a number of years. I have been an employee at Wikimedia Sverige since 2012 and for the last 3 years I've been the Executive Director.|
|Kayusyussuf (talk · contribs)||WikiIndaba||Nigeria||Co-founder, Wikimedia Usergroup Nigeria. Handled Wiki Indaba 2019 logistics and organized three Strategy Salons in Nigeria.|
|Marcmiquel (talk · contribs)||Writers||Catalonia||Writer of the recommendations. Member of Catalan Community and Chairman of Amical Wikimedia. Wikipedia Diversity and User Experience Researcher. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) PhD scholar and lecturer. ca-N, es-N, en-4, it-3, ro-2.|
|Netha_Hussain (talk · contribs)||Expert||India, Sweden||Gothenburg University PhD scholar. Movement expertise in thematic topics (medicine and education), addressing content gaps, and diversity in participation.|
|Philip Kopetzky (talk · contribs)||Chairpersons||Austria, United Kingdom||Volunteer on de.wp since 2005, active in the CEE community and for simpleAPG|
|Opsylac (talk · contribs)||Core Team||France||Ex-French Strategy Liaison. Fr-N, en-4, es-3, it-3. Editor on fr Wikipedia since 2016, Wikimedia France board member since november 2019. Local organizer in Grenoble.|
|ProtoplasmaKid (talk · contribs)||Iberocoop||Mexico|
|RMerkley (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Wikimedia Foundation||Canada||Chief of Staff|
|Shanluan (talk · contribs)||North America||United States|
|Rupika Sharma||South Asia||India||Former Community Strategy Liaison for South Asia. Wikimedian since 2014. Director at Open Heritage Foundation. I work in support for Partnerships, Policy-making, GLAM-Wiki Projects, Community growth, and Campaigns and edit on Wikisource, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. Languages: en-N, hi-N, pa-4, ja-2, fr-2, sa-4|
|Ymblanter (talk · contribs)||CEE||The Netherlands||Volunteer editor since 2007. I currently have admin flags on en.wp, Wikidata, Commons, and ru.voy. I am not a member of any affiliate. Languages: ru-N, en-3, de-2, fr-2, nl-2, es-1, it-1.|
|Abbad (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Jordan||ar-N, en-4, de-2, fr-1. Editor on ar Wikipedia since 2009, Wikimedia Levant Chief Coordinator. Providing content support with the Core Team.|
|CKibelka (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Brazil||de-N, en-4, pt-4, es-3. Editor on de-Wikipedia since 2004. Wikimedia Deutschland staff member 2011/2015–2020. (Virtual) Event Coordination for the Support Team.|
|KVaidla (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Estonia||et-N, en-4, fr-3, ru-2, de-1. Account in Wikipedia since 2009, main projects et.wp and vro.wp. Wikimedia work mostly related to organizational part, having served as executive director for Estonian chapter and supported activities in CEE regional collabortaive. Involved in movement strategy since 2017 in volunteer capacity and since 2018 in a contracted role.|
|MPourzaki (WMF) (talk · contribs)||Canada, Iran||fa-n, en-N, fr-1, es-1. Wikimedian at heart, with Movement Strategy since 2019.|
Design Group updates
|25 August:||A summary of feedback on the Transition outline, which is to be integrated into the current draft, is now available for review and potential additions.|
|19 August:||An updated version of the Transition events outline is now available. The updated versions includes improvements of language and structure based on feedback.|
|6 August:||The Design Group has produced a first draft of the Transition events outline. The document will be open for community's review and feedback until August 20th.|
|23 July:||The Design Group held its third regular working session. During the session, Design Group members discussed three large areas of work that emerged from previous discussion (People, Process and Legitimacy of Transition events). A summary is available for review and feedback.|
|16 July:||The Design Group held its second regular working session. Most of the session was dedicated for experimentating around clustering and prioritizing the list of initiatives. A summary is available for review and feedback.|
|9 July:||The Design Group held its first regular working session, out of a total of four to five sessions. The discussion topics were mainly around the considerations for the design of the upcoming Transition events in September. A summary is available (in English) for review and feedback.|
|29 June:||The Design Group composition has been announced. The group will be working together for the next several weeks to draft a Transition plan.|
|9 June:||The call for nominations of the Transition Design Group members, to certain communities and regions, is now open.|
Design Group updates (now embedded into the Events Outline)
From July to mid August 2020, regular updates about the Design Group's work were shared for community feedback and input.
The group held a total of 5 working sessions, the output of which is a plan for the Transition events. Once an initial plan is available, around early to mid August, a two-week period will be dedicated for a community consultation.
Updated Events Outline
The working session 4 produced a draft outline of the Transition events.
Date: Thursday 23 July 2020.
Based on the brainstorming from session 1 and the exercise from session 2, a few “areas” or “containers” of work emerged that the Design Group may need to think through for the Transition events. Those areas were grouped under three main categories:
Design Group members worked in sub-groups to further discuss each of these areas in their 3rd working sessions. A summary of the conversations around each area is below.
Selection and participation:
Date: Thursday 16 July 2020.
The Design Group went through an exercise to work around with the list initiatives (i.e. key actions and outcomes from the recommendations). The exercise was to cluster and prioritize initiatives according to how they should be implemented, which was an experimentation for exercises that may later take place in the Transition events. There has been a rich feedback from the Design Group regarding the exercise and the clustering and prioritization processes. Some points from the feedback are highlighted below (as quoted from the session notes).
Feedback & Considerations
Date: Thursday 9 July 2020.
In its first working session, on 9 July 2020, the selected Design Group brainstormed some of the “immediate concerns and considerations” that are to be addressed in the Transition events design throughout the next five weeks. The group clustered their initial ideas into the groupings below. Community feedback and suggested changes or additions to this list are welcome.
List of considerations
Below is a list of considerations for the Transition events design, with some examples of the discussion points that came up during the working session: