Your recent messageEdit

Oh, thanks for clarifying. Someone removed it already. Nigos (talk) 11:31, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

FeedbackEdit

Hey Mehrdad, just wanted to let you know that I really like how you're moderating the strategy discussion. You're really good at this and I admire your moderation skills and your calm approach. I wish we could meet in person some day. All the best – keep being great! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:29, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Hey Frank, that really means a lot, you just brightened my day. Good morning from Toronto. I totally understand the frustrations out there and the history behind the mistrust, but we genuinely need feedback to improve these recommendations and there has been so much effort to bring them to this point. There is so much expertise out there that's not being properly shared and channelled. Trying :) Really appreciate this feedback. Where are you based? MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Mill Valley, so almost around the corner ;-) --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:42, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
A mere stone's throw away, California dreamin' MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 14:51, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Office hoursEdit

Hi, I am sitting ready for the first session of office hours about the Wikimedia 2030 recommendations. And now I notice the dates have changed. 212.182.155.232 06:41, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi there, so sorry about that. Yes, we changed the dates away from Friday, so folks could have a silent working day. Will you be able to join us next week at either one of the sessions on May 19th or 20th? If not, happy to plan another call. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:53, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy RecommendationsEdit

  Wikimedia 2030
Thank you for joining me and the core team on this journey and for your work and commitment to build our movement’s future. I am grateful for everything you've done to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 17:13, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Reviewer roleEdit

Re your email: Does being a reviewer entail anything other than following developments and commenting on them? Is there any difference between doing those things as a reviewer vs as an ordinary contributor? (I generally dislike having "roles" for things, when avoidable. Wikis work best when anyone can take involve themselves in whatever at any moment, though I understand there are certain things for which contributor roles are necessary.) --Yair rand (talk) 21:59, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Yair rand. Indeed the whole process is open and everyone is very much welcome to comment. There will be concurrent updates for review as we progress, and a more dedicated feedback period in early August on the plan for the virtual events. Some people have told us they prefer to be emailed and are more responsive that way, so I reached out to nominees and others that had commented on the pages to see if they wanted to be pinged and be part of a reviewers group. Otherwise, no difference at all. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:19, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Yair rand, as promised, we have shared the draft outline for Transition events after session 4. Would love to hear your thoughts. You already shared lots after session 3 and thank you so much for that. If there is anything further, let us know. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 21:12, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Preparation eventsEdit

Hi Mehrdad, please keep me informed when and where preparation events will be held. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:00, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Ad Huikeshoven, apologies for the delay. We hope to have the communication as well as the guidance and template out this week. Will definitely keep you posted. Thanks for following up. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually Ad Huikeshoven, the preparation page was updated with information and a one-pager. We'll be sending out communication to affiliates soon and the guidance and template for organizing are being finalized as I write this. Let me know what you think. MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Take flight with us.

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.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of 03:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 01:29, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Sunday January 10 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Into the blue.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, and November SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including SWAN input on Interim Global Council and Movement Charter, this month we are meeting on Sunday January 10, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To start the exchange of ideas on the IGC early, and to help prepare before the SWAN calls, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this etherpad. If you like a more interactive way of discussing, we have also made a jamboard. Check here for more details.

--Pharos (talk) 15:03, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Submission selectedEdit

Hello MPourzaki (WMF),

Greetings from Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 organizing committee. We are glad to inform you that your submission is selected and it would be great to have your session.
Submission: Can Movement Strategy help South Asia Wikimedia communities? and Movement Strategy and South Asia
Date and time: Saturday, 20 February, 13:20 - 14:20 UTC

For any query or support assistance, please write to our email at wmwm cis-india.org

Regards,

Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:38, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 organizing member

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Submission II selectedEdit

Hello MPourzaki (WMF),

Greetings from Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 organizing committee. We are glad to inform you that your submission is selected and it would be great to have your session.
Submission: Distributed leadership and global decision-making - the Interim Global Council
Date and time: Saturday, 20 February, 14:30 - 15:30 UTC

For any query or support assistance, please write to our email at wmwm cis-india.org

Regards,

Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:42, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 organizing member

Sunday February 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
We are a mosiac.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, and January SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday February 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To help set priorities for the SWAN agenda, and also to help manage which global conversations should be a focus in general, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this SWAN priorities form.

Possible topics include Community Board seats, Interim Global Council, Strategy prioritization follow-up events, Branding, Universal Code of Conduct, Grant strategy, and WMF CEO search. That is a lot of things, which are most important to cover in our upcoming SWAN meeting?

Following the regular call, in SWAN after hours: Wikimedia Meet Jitsi social event with brainstorming for possible Nano Charter ideas, plus any other topics.

--Pharos (talk) 17:58, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Sunday March 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

 
Community as a hand-carved gem.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, and February SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Grants relaunch, Universal Code of Conduct/Discussions, Wikimedia Enterprise / OKAPI, Community Board seats, Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday March 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of 03:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC are the same as before, although some places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 19:39, 17 March 2021 (UTC)