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Goings-on in the past few months

July 2021

  July 29: Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Program Information Session - I (Education).
  July 17: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement & Movement Strategy roundtable discussions.
  July 13: Wikimedia Foundation FY21-22 Annual Plan published
  July 10 - July 11: Universal Code of Conduct consultation sessions with members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team and administrators from emerging communities.
  July 3 - August 1: 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections campaign activities and meetings.
  July 2: Confirmed candidates for the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections announced

June 2021

  June 29: Community Resilience & Sustainability Office Hour with Amanda Keton, Jaime Villagomez, and Maggie Dennis.
  June 29 : All traffic from all wikis will be switched to the secondary data center. All wikis will be in read-only mode around 14:00 UTC.
  June 27 : Movement Charter Global Conversation
  June 26 - June 27: Universal Code of Conduct consultation sessions with Stewards, Global sysops, CheckUsers, Oversighters, and members of the Arbitration Committees.
  June 21 : Small updates to privacy policies; see Diff post for more information.
  June 19 : ESEAP Virtual General Meeting #10
  June 16 - June 25: Movement Charter discussion: three questions needing answers
  June 12: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement roundtable discussions.
  June 9: Candidate Resources for Board of Trustees candidates published
  June 6: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetings at and .
  June 6: The AffCom is seeking new members! Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30. Also, everyone can share endorsement and comments for the June 2021 candidates.
  June 5 – June 24: The deadline to apply for Wikimedia grants Regional Committee has been extended till 24 June 2021.

May 2021

  May 21 – June 21: Wikimedia users are notified that the IRC coordinating group is moving our IRC presence to libera.chat. IRC users will need to create new user accounts. Detail about migration and account creation at Special:MyLanguage/IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat.
  15 & May 29: Universal Code of Conduct enforcement roundtable discussions.
  May 13: WMF Board of Trustee's Community Affairs Committee Office Hour.
  May 3: Call for Board Election Volunteers.


Older goings-on


June 2021

  June 12 – June 13: Movement Strategy Global Conversation on Movement Charter
  June 9 – June 29: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Call for Candidates

March 2021

  March 26: An open letter from multiple arbcoms to the Board of Trustees was published.
  March 22 – April 19: A call for applications for the Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 Drafting Committee is open.
  March 19, 13:00 UTC & 22:00 UTC: Conversations about the Wikimedia Enterprise API project. New documentation now published.
  March 14, 13:00 UTC: Call for feedback Final Sprint: Topic panel N°04: Regional diversity
  March 13, 16:00 UTC: Call for feedback Final Sprint: Topic panel N°03: Board - Global Council - Hubs
  March 13, 13:30 UTC: Call for feedback Final Sprint: Topic panel N°02: Support for candidates
  March 12, 18:00 UTC: Call for feedback Final Sprint: Topic panel N°01: Skills for board work
  March 5: The open video call CEE Talk No 5: CEE Hub update will be held on 5 March at 17:00 (UTC).
  March 4 – April 30: Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020–2021.
  March 1 – March 15: The voting phase for Wikifunctions logo concept is open.

February 2021

  February 20: Call for feedback: Community Board seats second office hour
  February 10 – March 10: International Wikipedia writing challenge: Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month.
  February 19 – February 21: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021.
  February 5 – February 26: 2021 Steward elections voting is running until 26 February 2021, 13:59 (UTC).
  February 2: Updated Universal Code of Conduct draft ratified by Board of Trustees.
  February 1 – March 14: Call for feedback: Community Board seats.
  February 2: Call for feedback: Community Board seats office hour

January 2021

  January 15 – February 23: The submission phase for the Wikifunctions logo concept is officially announced. This will be followed by a community vote.
  January 15 – January 31: Wikimedia Steward elections started to accept nominations! If you are eligible, you can submit a nomination.


December 2020

  December 15 – January 14: Applications are open for two WikiLearn online courses. (1) Identifying & Addressing Harassment Online. (2) Partnership Building.
  December 11 – December 13: WikiConference North America 2020.
  December 10: Community Resilience & Sustainability office hour.
  December 8 – December 21: The voting phase on the 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year.

November 2020

  November 19: Are you a content reviewer on Wikipedia? Give feedback to build trust levels for WikiLoop (second version).
  November 16: The open video call CEE Talk No 4: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 4 will be held on 19 November at 18:00 (UTC).
  November 16 – November 30: The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year.
  November 2 – November 16: Wiki of functions naming contest — second round of voting.
  November 15: The next Wikimedia Café meeting will be on 15 November at 19:00 UTC. The topic will be the upcoming Global Council.
  November 1 – November 15: Wikipedia 20 Rapid Grants applications are accepted for birthday celebration events.
  November 2: The open video call CEE Talk No 3: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 3 will be held on 5 November at 18:00 (UTC).
  November 1: Start   Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 contest and   WikiUral 2020 subcompetition with original prizes ( , etc.) until November 30, 2020.

October 2020

  October 15: Discussion tools has been put into beta testing environment here at MetaWiki. Also see its help page.
  October 15: Sandister Tei of Accra, Ghana was announced as the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year.

September 2020

  September 17: After a thorough assessment of large-scale errors at Malagasy Wiktionary, there is a poll and discussion about deleting the inaccurate material.

August 2020

  August 25: There is currently a request for comment about large scale language inaccuracies on the Scots Wikipedia.

March 2020

  March 17: Visit the Meta-Wiki COVID-19 Portal for information and discussions on the Wikimedia movement's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  November 14: RfC: Global ban for Kubura

October 2020

  October 26: The open video call CEE Talk No 2: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 2 will be held on 29 October at 18:00 (UTC).
  October 24: itWikiCon 2020, the Italian language conference about Wikimedia projects, takes place with Katherine Maher, WMF Executive Director, Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia founder and Alessandro Barbero, Italian historian.
  October 17: The open video call CEE Talk No 1: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 1 will be held on 22 October at 16:00 (UTC).
  October 13: A read-only time is scheduled for October 27. During a short period of time, you will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis. Know more about this.
  October 2: Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 takes place from 2–4 October.
  October 1: On 15 October 2020, livestream event to announce the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year

September 2020

  30 September: RfC: Slowking4
  26 September: RfC: Global ban for James Salsman
  September 15–October 13: You may discuss and vote on a name of an upcoming Wikimedia wiki project for a library of functions.
  September 15: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #010 will be held at 13:00 UTC. Google Meet.
  September 7: Community draft review for the Universal Code of Conduct is going on from September 07 until October 06, 2020. Please review the draft at the UCoC Draft Review page and leave comments and recommendations on the talk page.
  September 2: Language showcase: The Language team presents a new project to improve the localization process of Scribunto modules.
  September 1: A read-only time is scheduled for September 1. During a short period of time, You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis. Know more about this.

August 2020

  August 21: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #009 will be held at 19:00 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Wikimedia Meet).
  August 19: Are you a content reviewer on Wikipedia? Give feedback to build trust levels for WikiLoop
  August 5: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #007 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Wikimedia Meet).

July 2020

  July 16: The Education Office Hours for the month of July is scheduled at 12:00 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).
  July 2: Abstract Wikipedia is approved as an official Wikimedia sister project (Announcement).
  July 1: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #005 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).

June 2020

  June 28: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #004 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).
  June 24: There is currently a request for comment about improving the "request for comments" process itself, which for right now serves as the only dispute resolution forum for many wikis.
  June 23: A community open letter on renaming is published.
  June 16: The Foundation Branding Project started a survey about its renaming proposals.
  June 16: The community is looking for input in regard of the aforementioned survey about the renaming and its validity in this straw poll.

May 2020

  May 31: The AffCom is seeking new members! Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30. Also everyone possible to share endorsement and comments for the June 2020 candidates.
  May 11: The final document of the 2018-20 Wikimedia movement strategy process, the strategy recommendations have been published.
  May 5: A proposal for a new Wikimedia project is made, Wikilambda. It provides a solution to maintain articles once, but provide them in many languages, and a new sister project to collaborate on functions.


  May 30: This month's Wikimedia Café will occur on 30 May at 9:30 AM Pacific time / 12:30 PM Eastern time / 4:30 PM UTC / 10 PM IST. The primary topic will be the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.

April 2020

  April 3: Following a successful global request for comment, the proposed Abuse filter maintainer policy has been approved and the global usergroup has been created.

March 2020

  March 28: At this month's Wikimedia Café, we will discuss the relationship between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.
  March 16: Steward elections and confirmations are finished.
  March 1 – March 31: Voting on the creation of "abuse filter manager" group will run from March 1 and end on March 31, 23:59 (UTC)

February 2020

  February 15: You are invited to attend the monthly Wikimedia Café online meetup. This month's meetup will focus on the 2030 strategy recommendations, and will be divided into two discussions of one hour each.
  February 8 – February 28: 2020 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2020, 13:59 (UTC)


January 2020

  January 29: The 2020 members of the Ombudsman Commission have been announced.
  January 20 – February 21: The last facilitated round of movement discussions on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations is taking place.
  January: It is possible to share endorsement and comments for the December 2019 candidates to the Affiliations Committee.
  January 15 – January 28: Candidate submissions for the 2020 Steward elections will begin on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.
  January 25: The monthly Wikimedia Café online meeting will occur. The Café will be on a Saturday and will be earlier in the day than in previous months. The agenda is here, and you are welcome to add items to the agenda.
  January 19: Requests for comment/Should the Foundation call itself Wikipedia - a motion to clarify the 2030 branding movement community consultation as to whether the WMF should rename itself.
  January 5: RfC: Update "Admin activity review policy"—a procedural motion to include the Interface administrator within existing review process.

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