Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Meetings/Candidates meet with Board of Trustees Community Affairs Committee

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When?[edit]

Date: 21 July 2021 Time: 11 - 12 UTC and 19 - 20 UTC

Program[edit]

This meeting is for candidates only. The candidates will have a chance to meet with the Community Affairs Committee and ask questions of Trustees about how the Board operates, what the role of Trustees is, or other questions candidates may have about Board service.

How to join[edit]

Languages spoken[edit]

This meeting will be conducted in English.

Questions from Candidates[edit]

The CAC has asked for questions ahead of time so they can coordinate the meeting. Candidates are invited to write their questions here. If candidates prefer, they can email their attendance and questions directly to the CAC at askcac(_AT_)wikimedia.org instead of listing them here.

  • What does the Committee actually do? --Victoria (talk) 10:17, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
    • And: what goals do you have for it? I have read the charter, but I'm interested in the thoughts of the people who created it. - Laurentius (talk) 20:15, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • What are the Committee's biggest achievements in 2020?--Victoria (talk) 10:17, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
    • This is easy: the committee didn't exist in 2020 :-) - Laurentius (talk) 20:15, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How do you deal with questions that require a lot of translation?--Victoria (talk) 10:17, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Do you agree that English Language Wikipedia is the main Wikimedia community?--Victoria (talk) 10:17, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Please describe the process of reaching a decision.--Victoria (talk) 10:19, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How do you collect and implement feedback? --Victoria (talk) 10:19, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • What are the protocols set for new board of trustees? - Raavimohantydelhi (talk) 04:22, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How the board will execute & operate? - Raavimohantydelhi (talk) 04:22, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Is there a story behind why the Community Affairs committee was created, such as a specific conflict between the Wikimedia Foundation and the wider community? —Adamw (talk) 07:00, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Which are the special capacities of the CAC for being more able than, for example, the Board itself, to "bridge conflicts and offer guidance" ? Waltercolor (talk) 14:14, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Is it within the remit of the board to ascertain that the data available to us is available to our public in any and all languages? GerardM (talk) 11:05, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Wouldn't community relations be improved by enfranchising the contributors to elect the full WMF Board? The only counterargument I've heard is that appointed members fill certain expertise gaps, but can't this be filled by paid, professional advisors and staff? —Adamw (talk) 07:00, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How do you think the Global Council and the BoT will interact? --Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 22:01, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How was the discussion that decided to addopt the structure of Wikimedia Hubs? Afterwards, what are the plans for AffCom? --Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 22:01, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • When do you plan to have the new CEO hired? What have been the most relevants difficulties in this proccess? --Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 22:01, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • How is the onboarding process for new board members? Is there some specific training material? - Laurentius (talk) 07:11, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Candidates attending[edit]

Please add your name below and say which session you will attend.

  • I will attend the second session. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:03, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I can attend any (depending on the numbers in each session), but prefer the morning session. Victoria
  • I can attend the second session. --Fjmustak (talk) 22:22, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I can attend the first meeting, possibly also the second part of the second meeting (I have other meetings just before both). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:40, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I will try. Both are business hour in Brazil. --Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 20:51, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I can attend either one; probably the second one. - Laurentius (talk) 20:16, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I will be a part of it - Raavimohantydelhi (talk) 04:10, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I will try to attend both sessions. --Discott (talk) 18:21, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I can attend the second session. --Adamw (talk)
  • I can attend the second session. Waltercolor (talk) 14:15, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Contact[edit]

JKoerner (WMF)