22 Moving from Ideas to Experiments
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Category:Wikimedia Conference 2014 - Moving from Ideas to Experiments
Speaker: Jessie Wild Sneller (WMF)
tl;dr: Don't be afraid of your own ideas. Talk about them, ask the WMF for help and realize them.
Moving from ideas to experiments: we talk a lot about cool new ideas, but why do they matter? how can we know if they are of any use? What can we do as a community to continue to incubate new ideas and execute experiment?
What's the purpose of 'innovation' or 'ideas'?Edit
- to make things better/be more successful
- inherently important to humankind
- as a response to things changing
Two primary areas of innovationEdit
- creation of something new
- rethinking existing processes/systems
Three steps that are an integral part of every projectEdit
- identify problem (blockages, barriers, technological gaps)
- find solution (e.g. by coming up with tons of ideas; identifying one ideal solution; identifying the tools/resources needed) based on its desirability, feasibility, viability, scalability
- test solution (i.e. conduct an experiment by planning, measuring (documentation), implementing, learning)
- case study: Wikisource IEG grant (click for more details or see the slide)
Some key collaboration tools that do existEdit
- Innovation is too risky and won't be funded
- WMF will not help in developing plan
- → NOT TRUE! Communication is key! Ask your questions!!