Raport Wikimedia, August 2013

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Repere din Raportul Fundaţiei Wikimedia şi Raportul de proiectare Wikimedia pentru august 2013, cu o selecţie a altor evenimente importante din mişcarea Wikimedia

Reperele Fundaţiei Wikimedia

Personalul Fundaţiei vorbeşte despre munca lui la Wikimania

Din august 7 până în August 11, Wikimediani din toată lumea au venit la Hong Kong pentru conferința anuală Wikimedia, organizată de Wikimedia Hong kong în asociere cu Fundația Wikimedia și Wikimedia Elveție (vedeți și this month's movement highlights). Nota cheie al Directorului executive Sue Gardener al Fundației Wikimedia a fost numită „Anul în care se revizualizează și anul înainte” (pagini video), și programul a inclus multe prezentări de Echipa Fundației Wikimedia și contractori.

Directorul Sue Gardner al Fundației Wikimedia prezentând Nota cheie al Wikimaniei.
  • Steven Walling, Siebrand Mazeland, Diederik van Liere, Maryana Pinchuk, Howie Fung, Fabrice Florin, James Forrester (cu (Denny Vrandečić)): "Ce este un manager de product, și de îi trebuie la Wikimedia?" (abstract, slides)
  • Philippe Beaudette: "Lucrând împreună, dar separat, o adunare de funcționalitate" (atelier de lucru; abstract)
  • Arthur Richards; Siebrand Mazeland; James Forrester; Diederik van Liere: "." (panou; abstract, slides)
  • Tilman Bayer: "Sondaj editor : Luatul pulsului al comunitați" (abstract, slides)
  • Siebrand Mazeland și alți: "Întreabă developatori" (abstract)
  • Santhosh Thottingal, Niklas Laxström: "MediaWiki i18n getting data-driven and world-reusable" (abstract, slides)
  • Niklas Laxström, Amir Aharoni: "Wikimedia Commons Multi-limbă - Ce să facem cu el?" (abstract)
  • Sumana Harihareswara, Guillaume Paumier, Quim Gil, Andre Klapper: "Transparență și colaborare în ingineria Wikimedia" (abstract, notes)
  • Dario Taraborelli (cu Ryan Faulkner): "MetricileUtilizator API : Măsurarea participări în proiectele Wikimedia." (abstract, slides)
  • James Forrester, Roan Kattouw, Ed Sanders, Timo Tijhof (cu (Inez Korczyński)): "EditorVisual : Prezentul și viitorul editări Wikipediilor" (abstract, slides, extended slides, video)
  • Siko Bouterse, Heather Walls (cu (Jake Orlowitz)): "Experiența amuzanta a utilizatorul este SRS BZNSS așa puteți și dv. să faceți" (abstract, slides)
  • Katy Love, Anasuya Sengupta (cu membri FDC): "Nobody knows, but everyone cares: How to submit an awesome application to the Funds Dissemination Committee" (panel and round-table discussion; abstract)
  • Asaf Bartov: "WMF's New Global South Strategy" (abstract, slides)
  • Diederik van Liere, Dario Taraborelli: "Datafying Wikimedia: Data products and services to empower our communities" (abstract)
  • Brandon Harris: "Flow: The future of collaboration" (abstract, slides)
  • Maryana Pinchuk: "Roundtable on Messaging and Discussions" (abstract, slides)
  • Jessie Wild (with Martin Rulsch): "Wikimania scholarships" (discussion; abstract)
  • Geoff Brigham, with the WMF legal team: "Discussing Our Legal Strategy Going Forward: A Talk with the WMF General Counsel" (abstract)
  • Luis Villa, Stephen LaPorte: "Licensing Trends in Open Culture, Open Data, and Open Source" (abstract, slides)
  • Pau Giner: "Improving the user experience of language tools" (abstract, slides)
  • James Forrester: "Improving 'admin tools'" - workshop (abstract)
  • Matthew Roth, Victor Grigas, Tilman Bayer (with Eddie Erhart): "Wikimedia storytelling: how we show the movement to the world" (panel; abstract)
  • Steven Walling and others from the E3 team: "Forget the tutorials, be bold! How one feature has attracted thousands of new editors" (abstract, slides)
  • Fabrice Florin: "Notifications: A new editor engagement tool" (abstract, slides)
  • Ryan Kaldari, Benny Situ: "How to enhance your MediaWiki extensions with Echo notifications" (abstract)
  • Marc-André Pelletier: "Presenting the Tool Labs" (abstract)
  • Erik Moeller: "Ghosts of Wikis Yet to Come: Three Stories of Wikimedia's Future" (abstract)
  • Jon Robson, Maryana Pinchuk: "Wikipedia Mobile - The Trojan Horse. Why MediaWiki has a separate mobile site" (abstract)
  • Fabrice Florin: "Engaging users on Wikipedia" (abstract, slides)
  • Matthew Flaschen and the E3 team: "Make your user experience easy to learn: a guided tour" (abstract, slides)
  • Andre Klapper: "Improving MediaWiki quality: How everybody can help with bug report triaging" (abstract, slides)
  • Fabrice Florin: "Article Feedback: New forms of collaboration between readers and editors" (abstract, slides)
  • LiAnna Davis (with Mohammed Ouda and Aya Mahfouz): "Growing the Arabic Wikipedia through the Wikipedia Education Program" (abstract, slides)
  • Howie Fung: "A look into next year: WMF Product Roadmap" (abstract)

Pre-conference:

  • Various WMF Engineering staff took part in the Wikimania DevCamp (hacking days)
  • Rod Dunican, LiAnna Davis, Sophie Österberg, Frank Schulenburg: Various sessions at the Education Program Pre-Conference
  • Siko Bouterse, Heather Walls: "IdeaLab Brainstorm" (workshop; abstract)
  • Fabrice Florin, Rob Lanphier, Erik Moeller, Ryan Kaldari (with Andrew Lih): "Multimedia Roundtable" (abstract, slides)

Beyond these, Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors also participated in various other panels and workshops, and gave lightning talks.

Students' contributions to the Arabic Wikipedia, 2012-13

Wikipedia Education Program in the Arab World completes its third term

The third term of the Wikipedia Education Program in the Arab World ended with strong results. The program began with a small pilot project at two universities in Egypt in spring 2012. It has now turned into a force on the Arabic Wikipedia, with students participating in the program in three countries, adding content to Wikipedia as part of their university coursework. Last term, students in Egypt, Algeria, and Jordan contributed 12.79 million bytes of content to the Arabic Wikipedia. That’s more than double the 5.97 million bytes of the fall 2012 term.

HTTPS by default for logged-in users

Following concerns over the privacy and security of Wikimedia users due to recent revelations about surveillance on the Internet, on August 28 the Foundation made changes so that now all logged-in users are, by default, accessing Wikimedia sites over an encrypted (HTTPS) connection. Users can turn this off in their preferences. More information can be found on Meta-wiki, in various languages.

Data and Trends

Global unique visitors for July:

492 million (-1.50% compared with June; +8.92% compared with the previous year)
(comScore data for all Wikimedia Foundation projects; comScore will release August data later in September)

Page requests for August:

23.91 billion (+12.29% compared with July; +31.47% compared with the previous year)
(Server log data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects including mobile access, Wikidata and the Wikipedia portal page)

Active Registered Editors for July 2013 (>= 5 mainspace edits/month, excluding bots):

data currently under review
(Database data, all Wikimedia Foundation projects.)

Report Card (integrating various statistical data and trends about WMF projects):

http://reportcard.wmflabs.org/

(Definitions)

Financials

Wikimedia Foundation YTD Revenue and Expenses vs Plan as of July 31, 2013
Wikimedia Foundation YTD Expenses by Functions as of July 31, 2013

(Financial information is only available through July 2013 at the time of this report.)

All financial information presented is for the Month-To-Date and Year-To-Date July 31, 2013.

Revenue $3,246,242
Expenses:
Engineering Group $1,206,978
Fundraiser Group $276,719
Grantmaking & Programs Group $233,032
Grants $151,787
Governance Group $50,035
Legal/Community Advocacy/Communications Group $262,471
Finance/HR/IT/Admin Group $541,604
Total Expenses $2,722,626
Total surplus $523,616
  • Revenue for the month and year to date July is $3.24M versus plan of $1.00M, approximately $2.24M or 223% over plan.
  • Expenses for the month and year to date July is $2.72M versus plan of $3.43M, approximately $706K or 21% under plan, primarily due to lower personnel expenses, capital expenditures, internet hosting, legal fees, grant expenses, and travel expenses partially offset by higher payment processing fees that resulted from higher fundraising revenue.
  • Cash position is $39.78MM as of July 31, 2013.

Other movement highlights

Wikimania 2013 group photograph, at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University

Wikimania

In August, around one thousand attendees from more than 80 countries came to Hong Kong for Wikimania 2013. The main event from August 9-11 was preceded by a DevCamp (hacking days), a one-day conference about the Wikipedia Education Program, and various other meetups, as well as the related research conference WikiSym/OpenSym.

The main schedule contained around 120 sessions (see also the Foundation highlights). Jimmy Wales gave his traditional "State of the Wiki" speech (video). In another plenary session, the Board of Trustees answered questions by Wikimedians. At the Board's meeting before Wikimania, Jan-Bart de Vreede was elected as the new chair of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikimedians and pilots cooperate to photograph Israel from the air

WikiAir (Hebrew: ויקיאוויר, VikiAvir) is a cooperation between Wikimedia Israel and the Israeli Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), where civil pilots volunteer to take Wikipedians on their routine flights so they can take photos from the air and later on upload them to Wikimedia Commons. At Wikimania, the audience voted it the coolest and most unique Wikimedia chapter project of the year.

Photo of Rishon LeZion (Israel's fourth largest city), taken on a WikiAir flight