Urgent: Incomplete candidate applicationEdit

Hello @Aliyu shaba: Thank you for applying as a candidate to the Movement Charter's Drafting Committee. This is a message to let you know or to remind you that all the field of the application template are mandatory (except for adding a photo, which is optional). Because you have left one or more of the mandatory fields empty, your application is currently incomplete and, if not completed by 14 September, will not be considered during the selection process. We kindly ask you to complete the application as soon as possible. If you're facing any issues with this, please let me know and I'll do my best to help out --Abbad (WMF) (talk) 07:55, 23 August 2021 (UTC).

Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Aliyu shabaEdit

Hello, you have created four talk pages containing solely the {{delete}} tag. Why did you do this/was this intentional? ~~~~
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Good day to you User:1234qwer1234qwer4 i want receive my report as accept before I apply another grant that's why i tag them into the deletion Aliyu shabaTalk 10:41, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Hey @Aliyu shaba: I understand your frustration, but you are only increasing admins burden. The right way to know about your report status is that you should consult WMF grants team. And, I see that you've already received emails regarding your grants which are 'Not funded'. I request you to please do not repeat such activities it only waste community time. Thank you for your understanding! Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 12:46, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

First SWT bot workshop on "Pywikibot framework" to take place coming Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTCEdit

Hello, Thank you for signing up for the small wiki toolkits workshops. The first workshop on the topic of “Pywikibot framework introduction & installation” is coming up - it will take place on Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here.

We will record this workshop and update the workshops page with the link later. Also, a quick note on the certificate distribution we shared briefly in a previous announcement - out of the eight planned workshops, individuals who will complete five and a final assignment will receive a digital certificate.

We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti (talk) (On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Second Pywikibot workshop on Friday, March 25th, 16:00 UTCEdit

Hello everyone, The second workshop on the topic of "Running Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, March 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to the bot scripts available via the Pywikibot framework and how to use them. If you missed attending the first one, it would be beneficial to have Pywikibot installed on your computer before the workshop. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:01, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

Leadership Development Working Group: Reminder to apply by 10 April 2022Edit

Hello, I'm reaching out to you today as you've previously expressed interest in Movement Strategy and Governance-related topics. I was hoping to share the below message with you and your talk page guests, as the call for applications for this working group ends soon.


You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Working Group. The purpose of the working group is to advise leadership development work. Feedback was collected in February 2022 and a summary of the feedback is on Meta-wiki. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and is closing soon on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group, share with community members who might be interested, and apply if you are interested.


Thank you in advance for your consideration =) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 01:09, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Pilot Enrollment: Equity Landscape Metrics & DashboardEdit

Hi @Aliyu shaba:

Thank you for your interest in piloting the Wikimedia Movement Data Landscape dashboard and metrics. Through this small pilot we will be completing pre-beta testing of these new metrics and tool functions. We intend to gather feedback from community stakeholders on the data elements and dashboard functions for improvements before launching an initial public dashboard. I n order to proceed, we must ensure that all pilot participants meet each of the eligibility requirements:

  1. Have an applicable use case during the pilot period,
  2. Commit to engage during the pilot period, and
  3. Agree to sign a data non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for early data access.

If you meet these requirements, you are now invited to next steps for enrolling in the pilot. In order to help us align virtual sessions with your use case interests and to send you the required NDA, we need you to complete a google survey to share your contact details. Use of the data collected by this survey form will be governed by our published privacy statement. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience to ensure needed turn-around time for the ongoing pilot. Please also note that we will not be able to associate contact information shared via the google survey with your username we are communicating through here, so we will not be able to know if you have signed up and will switch to contacting pilot participants via the email they share in that survey submission. If you run into any challenges, please message us back, here on your talk page, so that we might assist you. Once again, we thank you for your time and participation.-- NaRay (WMF) (talk) 19:34, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

WIKIMOVEEdit

The first episode of WIKIMOVE, the new podcast about the changing Wikimedia movement has now dropped! With our guests Tochi Precious and Guillaume Paumier we talk about Knowledge as a Service. Find the audio podcast and a shortened video version on our Meta page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WIKIMOVE/Podcast Eva Martin (WMDE) (talk) 15:46, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

The 2nd episode of WIKIMOVE, the new podcast about the changing Wikimedia movement has now dropped! Our guests Erica Azzellini and Luca Piantá from Wiki Movimiento Brazil talk about “communitizing” strategy. Find the audio podcast and the video version with English and Portuguese subtitles on our Meta page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WIKIMOVE/Podcast Eva Martin (WMDE) (talk) 14:50, 16 Mai 2022 (UTC)

The 3rd episode of WIKIMOVE has now dropped! In this new episode we talk with Kannika Thaimai and Ivana Madžarević about innovation and explore the opportunities created by the UNLOCK accelerator within our movement and beyond. Don't hesitate to react on our meta page! Eva Martin (WMDE) (talk) 14:50, 16 Mai 2022 (UTC)

Third Pywikibot workshop on Friday, April 29th, 16:00 UTCEdit

Hello! The third workshop on the topic of "Writing Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, April 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to writing basic scripts via the Pywikibot framework. Please follow through with the prerequisites if you plan to attend this workshop, particularly understanding how classes and methods work in Python, among others listed in the workshop details on the wiki page. We look forward to your participation!

Cheers, Srishti (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:46, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Sunday May 8 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swans are musical creatures.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including 2022 Board of Trustees Call for Candidates, Movement Charter/Content preliminary narrative, Human Rights Policy Community Conversations, Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan Feedback, IP blocking and Open Proxies discussion, Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday May 8, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 18:57, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

[Small wiki toolkits] Fourth Bots workshop at Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd)Edit

Hello, The fourth workshop on the topic of "Running popular bots on wikis" is coming up - several sessions will be run as part of it at the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd). You can find more details on the workshop here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_run_a_popular_bot_on_your_wiki.

This workshop will introduce participants to a few popular bots in the Wikimedia ecosystem, how to set them up on the wikis, and tackle problems concerning the setup. This workshop will organize three sessions around InternetArchiveBot, YoBot, and SuggestBot. See more details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T306593. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:25, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

A new Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions update is outEdit

The new Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions Update is out! Please, come and read it! In this issue: development updates.

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Sunday June 5 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swan impressions.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter, Hubs Global Conversation this June, WMF Proposal for Movement Strategy Forum, New rounds of WMF Conference Funds including in-person events, WMF Proposal for Sound Logo Contest, WMF Elections Analysis Committee selection, wikimania:Program submissions due June 10 (scholarship and local event grants due June 3) and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 5, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).--Pharos via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:19, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

A new Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions update is outEdit

The new Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions Update is out! Please, come and read it! In this issue: an essay from Denny, development updates.

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[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots & scripts workshop on Thursday, June 30th, 16:00 UTCEdit

Hello, The fifth workshop on the topic of "Hosting bots and scripts on Toolforge" is coming up - it will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_host_a_bot_on_Toolforge. This workshop will introduce participants to Toolforge, how to create a developer account, access it via ssh, create and run bots and scripts, etc. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with using command-line tools and technical knowledge of bots. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:21, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

Sunday July 3 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Swan celestial.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter, Hubs Global Conversation last week, Affiliate voting period to shortlist WMF Board candidates (July 1-15), Wikimania updates, Desktop improvements, Wikimedia Enterprise first customers, Call for program submissions and updates for a global diversity of regional/linguistic Wiki-Conferences, Wikidata:Wiki Mentor Africa and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 3, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).--Pharos via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:57, 30 June 2022 (UTC)

New Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions updates are outEdit

There are new updates for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions! Please, come and read them!

On June 10, an update regarding Wikifunctions usability tests has been published (the full report is also available).

On June 21, an update regarding manually-written articles in Abstract Wikipedia has been published (for how AW will deal with model articles, read the earlier update).

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New Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions updates are outEdit

There are new updates for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions! Please, come and read them!

On July 12, an update regarding the latest team and development news has been published.

On July 15, an essay regarding the potential of Abstract Wikipedia, written by Denny, has been published.

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[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming "How to maintain bots" workshop on Thursday, July 29th, 16:00 UTCEdit

Hello, The sixth workshop on the topic of "How to maintain bots" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, July 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. This session will focus on best practices for maintaining bots and tools in the Wikimedia ecosystem. It will cover a few practices that can help developers run a bot or a tool with help from others, such as picking a license, adding co-maintainers to the project, publishing source code, writing docs, and much more. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with bots or tools development. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. We look forward to your participation! Cheers, Srishti via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:17, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

This workshop was postponed earlier. Here is the new date and time for this workshop - Thursday, August 18th at 15:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 09:17, 9 August 2022 (UTC)

New Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions updates are outEdit

There are new updates for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions! Please, come and read them!

On July 20, an update regarding the latest additions to the team has been published.

On July 29, an essay regarding long typed lists and how to deal with them, written by Denny, has been published.

On August 5, an essay regarding a proposed launch plan for Wikifunctions, written by Denny, has been published.

Enjoy the reading!

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