Nomination of representatives for the Wikimedia Summmit in Berlin 2024
Wikimaps can nominate one representative to apply for the Wikimedia Summit 2024 in Berlin. In addition to one onsite participant, two additional representatives can follow online. It is recommended to nominate representatives based on their degree of previous engagement around movement governance topics to increase their chance to participate in the Summit in Berlin.
Add you signature below if you wish to be nominated by Sunday 13 August, midnight UTC. Voting takes place during 13–14 August on this page and the Telegram group. Only one of your votes will be counted.
- There are two candidates, which suggests that the one with more votes can apply for the onsite participation, and the other one for remote. In the absence of a third candidate, and being late for nomination, I propose I would apply for the third, online participation. Please support or oppose. – Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) (🦜 08:45, 13 August 2023 (UTC), "the one with more votes can apply for the online participation" corrected to "the one with more votes can apply for the onsite participation" – Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) 🦜 12:25, 13 August 2023 (UTC)
Introducing the Wikimedia photo library and a workshop invite
Dear Wikimedia affiliates communications leads,
We are so excited to share a new resource with you: The Wikimedia Photo Library. In it you will find high quality images that help to tell the story of free knowledge. We hope that this library will help you in the important work you do as a communication lead. Alongside this library, we’ve also updated guidelines on how to effectively use imagery to tell brand stories.
Curious to learn more about these resources?
We will be holding a short workshop for 45 minutes on Tuesday 3 October 2023, at 16:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) and again on Thursday 5 October at 7:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) to accommodate different time zones. During these workshops, we will walk you through some examples of images that align with the Movement Brand Guidelines, some basics of quality photography and answer any questions you may have about this topic.
The need for a Wikimedia Photo Library
Our research showed that there are lots of photos available from Wikimedia events, usually featuring people using computers. There were very few images showing mobile editing or reading, and even fewer showing people using the projects in their everyday lives.
These images are the first steps in creating a photo library that is representative of the whole movement. We have added images that are aligned with the Movement Brand Guidelines in this category on Wikimedia Commons. Photography is a powerful tool to create cohesion in Wikimedia communication. Our hope is that all of you will help to build this resource out with images from your region.
By continuing to add to this category, we will be helping one another tell more impactful stories of the free knowledge movement – learn how on the Brand portal on Meta-wiki.
Thank you so much and please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!
Follow up on the last message about the photography workshop
This is a reminder about our photography sessions happening this week. Also, some people reached out with concerns about not being able to open the links to meetings in the previous message. Please find a direct link to the Google Meet sessions here:
Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee
Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.
If you are aware of participants in your affiliate who may be interested in these roles, please share this message with them.
Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy: Summary and Report
Dear Wikimedia affiliate,
Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board announced they started the process with creating an Affiliates Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee, the affiliates, and the broader communities with the intention to develop a strategy that will help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years, with a primary focus on the recognition process, as a direct responsibility of the Board.
Over several months, the Wikimedia Foundation Board engaged with an outside consultant to drive a review process of what work the Foundation was doing to support affiliates. The end goal was to have several recommended actions.
You can read more about the findings and the recommendations on this Meta-Wiki page.
MPossoupe_(WMF)21:28, 23 October 2023 (UTC)