Wikimedia Diversity Conference: We need your help!Edit

Dear User:Uzoma Ozurumba,

Thank you for signing up to be an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017! Some of the conference pages are now marked for translation. Please consider translating these pages to the languages you know so that people around the world can read about Wikimedia Diversity Conference in the languages they are familiar with. Please click on the 'Translate this page ' link on top of the main page of the conference to start translating! We are grateful that ambassadors like you are striving to make the Diversity Conference truly global and multi-linguistic. --[e[User:Netha Hussain|Netha Hussain]] (talk) 18:34, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Dear Netha Hussain,
Okay, will start the translation as soon as possible. Thank you for the opportunity.

--Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 20:05, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Contribution in Igbo Wiktionary (Test language version)Edit

Dear Mazi Chinedu

Good to have you as an Igbo editor in Wikimedia. Out of the I6 projects in Wikimedia, Igbo language version exists in only one approved project: Wikipedia. The good news is: There is a test project in Wikimedia incubator for Igbo language Wiktionary.

This is a clarion call to you as an Igbo editor to make entries in the Igbo Wiktionary test project. Right now, there are two active contributors in this test project and we need 5 active contributors to get this Language version approved in Wikimedia. This is a great opportunity to make history by providing free, open content dictionary in Igbo language. Also at the long run, it is a step forward to preserve Igbo language in the sands of time. Please visit the Igbo Wiktionary page to make entries of words in Igbo language. In the home page of this test project you will find an infographics to help you make your entries of words. Happy editing!

Asụsụ Igbo amaka!!

Best regards,

--Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 19:40, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia diversity - What happened at the conference and how to follow upEdit

Hello Uzoma Ozurumba,
We are messaging you now because you signed up as an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. We are sharing this message far and wide, so apologies in advance if you are receiving this message twice.

During the conference, we dedicated a full afternoon to discussing the strategic direction and what it means for the work on diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Compiling the outcomes of those conversations, we summarized the key problems and solutions identified, and we created a summary statement. But the conversation is far from over! We still need to hear from diversity ambassadors: (1) what does working for diversity mean at your local context?; (2) what are the needs that should be addressed; (3) what resources are relevant for these identified needs?

We know that diversity gains meaning in context, and this is why we need to hear every voice. Please take a few minutes to go over to the diversity conversation page and add your comments.

If you’d like to stay in touch, and share your experience working for diversity with others, add your profile on our group here.

Thank you and see you on the wiki,
Sara (talk)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:40, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Translation request for New Readers Inspire Campaign-- and thanks!Edit

Hi there! I'm contacting you because you've volunteered your time in the past to help translate Inspire Campaigns, or you've expressed an interest about helping to translate. We have a new campaign starting soon about new readers, as we try to encourage contributors to develop ideas on how to inform and invite people to use Wikipedia, especially in places where folks are not aware of it. There are two pages that will need translation:

There will be one additional page for translation that includes the questions we will be asking idea creators when they submit ideas for the campaign. I will notify you when that prose is ready.

Finally, thank you for your support; it's very important to me that these campaigns are accessible to folks across non-English Wikimedia projects, and I wouldn't be able to do that without your time and effort. In appreciation, I'd like to send you a postcard from Chicago where I reside. If you'd like to receive a postcard from me, please e-mail me with an address I contact you at to my work e-mail, cschilling wikimedia.org. I realize this is private information, so if you would prefer not to receive a postcard, that is understandable. Your work to make our projects accessible to everyone is no less appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions about the prose regarding translation. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 20:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello I JethroBT (WMF)

Thank you for the opportunity, I have started the translation.


--Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 14:06, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

WikiIndaba 2018Edit

Hi! I write you in order you get my pseudo. I was organizing the Wiktionary workshop during WikiIndaba 2018. Please contact Metaknowledge if yoou have any question about the Wiktionary. He will help you so please do not hesitate to ask him anything.

If you need support to develop the Igbo Wiktionary, you can also ask me.

One word about Lingua Libre, this is a project currently under development (a final version should be released before Wikimania 2018). This tool will allow to record audio pronunciation of a list of word (in Igbo for example) and will upload the audio recording automatically on Commons. After that it may be reused for any purpose (Wiktionary or others). Pamputt (talk) 17:36, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pamputt,

Thank you for the contact and all the help during the conference. I will definitely inquire and learn more from Metaknowledge. I hope to speed up work and collaborate with Wikimedians for approval of the Igbo Language Wiktionary test project in Incubator so that we can start using Lingua Libre for word pronunciations in Igbo. --Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 09:37, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I am very excited to improve the Igbo section of Wiktionary! It's a beautiful language. Please leave a message on my talk page over at Wiktionary and I can figure out how best to support you. (A note: I'll be gone for the next week, but you can still leave a message — it'll just take me a while to get back to you.) Metaknowledge (talk) 06:17, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 18:35, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 01:34, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 00:43, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Join us on The AfroCine ProjectEdit


This is to introduce you to a new Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project. This new project is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wikipedia, kindly list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia page. If you would love to lead this contest (or any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage or the project talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Hello Jamie Tubers,

Thank you for the invitation to be part of this exciting project, I will go through the project page and contact you or do the needful as soon as possible.

Best regards,

--Uzoma 01:40, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!Edit


The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia (en, he, es, it, bn) and Wikidata. Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators

For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here.

If you'd love to organize this contest for your local wiki or organize in-person events centred around this project, or you need further information about the AfroCine Project, please leave a message on the project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikimania AmbassadorEdit


I noticed that you have signed up as a Wikimedia Diversity Ambassador, after the Diversity Conference held in Stockholm 2017. In August this year, Wikimania will take place in Stockholm, and our goal is to use Ambassadors to reach out to local communities, to spread the news about the conference and the outcomes afterwards. The conference theme (still to be announced) will connect closely to diversity. If you would like to be involved as a Wikimania ambassador, please sign up at the Ambassador page at the Wikimania wiki!

A first thing to do, if you would like to help out, would be to translate the scholarship page at the Wikimania wiki into the language(s) you speak!

Best, Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:28, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Eric Luth (WMSE), thank you for this message, I will try to translate the pages and I have signed in as a Wikimania ambassador. I plan to help in any way possible.--Uzoma 01:22, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Akagu alphabetEdit

Hi Uzoma, as an Igbo speaker, you may be interested by this website. Its goal is to record all the non-Latin alphabets that are used on Earth. And on this page, the owner is interested to know from Igbo speaker what is the state of the Akagu alphabet. There is no link with the Wikimedia movement so far and from what I understand the content is not released under free licence. Yet, you may be interested to help theses researchers. I hope everything is going well for you :D Pamputt (talk) 18:08, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Request to endorse a project and be a Community OrganizerEdit

hi let me go through and get back to you -- 12:21, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Okay Erina, Thank you.

ASBS 2019Edit

Endorsements are short statements that go directly into the candidate's page. Besides, the website gives an error. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 07:38, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Elitre (WMF) for the notification, I have done the needful.

--Uzoma 08:42, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Can you please clarify this removal? Thanks. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:47, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
I removed it because we agreed to show solidarity for Shani on her discussion page and not as an endorsement.

--Uzoma 10:05, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Then maybe explain this in the talk page, I bet others may be confused about it :) Thanks, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:06, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

--Uzoma 10:46, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Upcoming 2019 Affiliate-selected trustee position on the Board of Wikimedia FoundationEdit

Greetings Ms. Ozurumba,

My name is Gerald Shields, also known as user:Geraldshields11. I am asking for your consideration of me as a second choice after Shani in the election for one of two open trustee positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

I am asking for your vote to help support emerging communities and promote an inclusive education environment on all wiki projects. Also, I plan to promote various other issues as I mention in my statement and answers to various questions. I ask that you show your support for the issues that need to be address by voting for me as one of your preferences.

My candidacy information page is Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019/Nominations/Gerald Shields on Meta or can be found at Gerald Shields candidate. As of the 7 May 2019 list of questions, I am the only candidate to have responded to all of the “Questions for all candidates - Questions for this individual candidate that do not apply to other candidates”. My answers give more details on why your affiliate should vote for me.

Thank you for your time, discussion, and consideration of my candidacy. I appreciate it.

My best regards,

Gerald Shields

Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:11, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Re: Upcoming 2019 Affiliate-selected trustee position on the Board of Wikimedia FoundationEdit

Greetings Mr Gerald Shields,

Thank you for your request. I have looked at your candidacy information page and I think you are a good candidate fit for the position. Having said the above I will notify my User group of your request and I am sure they will be convinced as I am to vote for you on their behalf.

I wish you the best!

--Uzoma 17:09, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Dear Uzoma You are welcome and if you have questions, please ask on the nomination page. Geraldshields11 (talk) 15:58, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Dear Ms. Uzoma Daalụ for the top choice vote during the recent election. I do appreciate it. Geraldshields11 (talk) 20:12, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Dear Mr Gerald Shields,

Thank you for your service in Wikimedia and us at Igbo Wikimedians User Group appreciate it and look forward to working with you anytime.

By the way, your Igbo language is good :).


--Uzoma 20:39, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

I am happy to help. Geraldshields11 (talk) 12:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Are you the organizer of the meetup that just started? Could you remind the participants to create user pages instead of creating normal pages for their presentation? -- Tegel (Talk) 12:55, 8 June 2019 (UTC)To

Hello, Tochiprecious is the organizer. She is trying to rectify it.

--Uzoma 15:15, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit


After a successful first iteration of the Months of African Cinema last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.

The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project, which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators' page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.

Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:

  1. Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
  2. Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
  3. MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get 🙂.
  4. Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.

If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly or on: samoye_ hotmail.com

If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here or the project talkpages.

Thank you!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 17:10, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia and the Global Education GoalsEdit

Dear Uzoma Ozurumba,

Congratulations on completing the Unit 1 of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse online course! Here is the “Wikimedia and the Global Education Goals” badge as a recognition of your great work. Keep it up! There are two more badges waiting for you.--MGuadalupe (WMF) (talk) 17:27, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you MGuadalupe (WMF)! I look forward to finishing Unit 2, although I am lagging behind in the course. --Uzoma 18:13, 22 November 2019 (UTC)