Wikimedia Café

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Introduction[edit]

The Wikimedia Café logo.

The "Wikimedia Café" is a casual online meetup. The meeting is currently hosted by User:Pine and/or User:Bluerasberry using Zoom Video Communications software, which is similar to Google Hangouts.

The primary language of the meeting will be English, but multilingual conversations may be possible in the future.

No one is required to enable a camera to participate in the meeting. Participating by audio only is okay.

How to join[edit]

  • To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android, go to https://virginia.zoom.us/my/wikilgbt. You have the option to disable video so that you participate by audio only.
  • Alternatively, you may join by phone, but if you do this then your phone number will be visible to other participants. For phone connection information: find your local number in https://zoom.us/u/aeBOBQMw0a, then use the meeting number 503 740 1469.
  • shared notes: anyone can contribute. Notes from this document get transferred to this page on wiki after the meeting. Edit as you like. Everything here gets the default Meta-Wiki license.

About[edit]

The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup was on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC / 10:00 Pacific.

The environment won't be like this, so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking. (If a conversation feels to to the hosts like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating, then the host will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like this or this. Hopefully you will enjoy the environment and conversation.

Agendas and notes[edit]

Past agendas and notes[edit]

Upcoming meetings[edit]

15 February 2020 at 8:30 AM PST / 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM UTC / 10 PM IST[edit]

consider this one-page summary of the recommendations from WREN's own user:Fuzheado

The Café meetup will happen relatively early this month, partly due to a scheduling conflict on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd.

This will be a longer meetup than usual, and is divided into two major sections. The schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30 PM UTC
  1. Introductions, including usernames and/or realnames, affiliations, interests in attending the meeting, and one thing for which you're grateful
  2. Mention the meeting notes
  3. Discuss approximately the first half of the 2030 strategy recommendations
  • 5:30 PM UTC
  • Break for 15 minutes
  • 5:45 PM UTC
  1. Introductions, including usernames and/or realnames, affiliations, interests in attending the meeting, and one thing for which you're grateful
  2. Mention the meeting notes
  3. Discuss approximately the second half of the 2030 strategy recommendations

Background reading

Short texts:

Longer text:

Full text:

If you plan to attend then please sign here. The organizers can use this list to know who to contact individually if there are significant changes to the plan to the meeting, such as for the schedule.