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- 1 Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 2 Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 3 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 4 Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 5 Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)
- 6 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections
- 7 @wikilgbt
- 8 Wikimedia movement strategy: Cycle 3 during July
- 9 Wikimedia Diversity Conference
- 10 Wikimania 2017 Meetup
- 11 Facebook group
Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.
This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.
The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:
- Update 1 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (15 December 2016)
- Introduction to process and information about budget spending resolution to support it
- Update 2 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (23 December 2016)
- Start of search for Lead Architect for movement strategy process
- Update 3 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (8 January 2017)
- Plans for strategy sessions at upcoming Wikimedia Conference 2017
- Update 4 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (11 January 2017)
- Introduction of williamsworks
- Update 5 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 February 2017)
- The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of the Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 2017 and the Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in Switzerland
- Update 6 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 February 2017)
- Tracks A & B process prototypes and providing feedback, updates on development of all four Tracks
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
- Update 7 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (16 February 2017)
- Development of documentation for Tracks A & B
- Update 8 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (24 February 2017)
- Introduction of Track Leads for all four audience tracks
- Update 9 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 March 2017)
- Seeking feedback on documents being used to help facilitate upcoming community discussions
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.
The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.
The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).
We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.
Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.
The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.
The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.
- April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
- April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
- April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
- May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
- May 15–19 – Board vote checking
- May 20 – Board result announcement goal
In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:
- Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
- There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
- Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
- One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.
More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-electionswikimedia.org.MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:35, 7 April 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your language • Get help
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Hi, the Twitter stream has been inactive for a long time. Could we resurrect this considering upcoming Pride events (I can't remember who was managing the account)? --Fæ (talk) 13:19, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
- @Fæ: I am the only with with account access. I cannot commit to use the account. Do you want it? Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:29, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
- If you email me the details, I'll flag it up as a 'comms' opportunity on our Telegram and email list. I see no harm in a few volunteers having access, depending on their current projects and activity levels, so long as we keep a log.
- Should anyone have ideas for tweets/retweets for the account, or ways of raising its profile, they can tweet or DM me @Faewik. Thanks --Fæ (talk) 14:36, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Wikimedia movement strategy: Cycle 3 during July
See Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Cycle 3 if you are interested in contributing to the ongoing cycle of the Wikimedia movement strategy (July). Thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 02:22, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Wikimedia Diversity Conference
Funding for the Wikimedia Diversity Conference has been approved and will take place in Stockholm during 3-5 November 2017. I have offered to serve on the conference's program committee. John Andersson of Wikimedia Sverige, who will be hosting the event, wrote in an email:
- "We now need your help in making it a success! We invite members from your Wikimedia organization or user group to sign up as ambassadors for the conference. Ambassadors are champions of Diversity on Wikimedia and volunteer to use that power to support the conference in several ways.
-  Support before the conference. Ambassadors help communicate to local communities that the conference will happen and provide updates of the planning process, such as when to register and how to apply for scholarship and why submit a proposal. The other way is to provide constructive input and ideas for the program and for the overall event. Ambassadors can also organize discussions at other conferences taking place prior to the Diversity conference.
-  Support during the conference. Ambassadors can also volunteer their champion powers during the conference to support documentation and curation of discussions and insights, facilitate the implementation of the program with the facilitation team, support participants with helpful advice and on-site information.
-  Support after the conference. Ambassadors help disseminate the knowledge gained during the conference to their communities and to participate in networks to continue working with Diversity.
- Active participation as an ambassador will support a scholarship application. We would be grateful if you could forward this possibility to your communities. Furthermore, we are actively looking for more funding from sponsors, but we do have limited opportunities to provide scholarships and only parts of the travel costs for participants can currently be covered. If your Wikimedia organization has the opportunity to provide a full or partial scholarship for your volunteers or staff, please let us know. We would be happy to highlight your involvement and support on the conference portal."
Wikimania 2017 Meetup
Hello! A few of us have been discussing throwing together a last minute Wikimedia LGBT+ meetup, dinner, or even gay bar crawl one of the evenings of Wikimania 2017. What would people want to discuss or do at this meetup? I visited the agenda we had for our Wikimania 2015 meetup, which might be a useful resource to consider what the agenda could be. I just created a separate page so we can try to coordinate a date, time, and location! Here is the link: Wikimania 2017 LGBT+ Meetup! Hexatekin (talk) 16:13, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
At the Wikimania LGBT Meetup in Montreal yesterday, we decided to found a Facebook group to make communication within the group easier. Feel free to join! --Shikeishu (talk) 20:07, 12 August 2017 (UTC)