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J Hayes

855 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by James Hare , J Hayes , Dominic Byrd-McDevitt , Peter Meyer 855 days ago
  • Goal: Improve the new editor experience
James H
  • Newcomers should not feel an excess of disappointment when they make error
  • Mentorship system
  • Mail (literally, mail) a kit with prepared slide decks, booklets, guide book of potential crises (e.g. new article is deleted) and proper response
  • Metrics: Survey for satisfaction, quantitative and qualitative.
Dominic B
  • Goal: Facilitator training and cultivating more facilitators
  • Metrics: At least one training; number of facilitators (anyone who has run an event in the past year); the existence of a list of recognized facilitators
  • Goal: Discourage harassment
  • Make resolution advising WMF or chapters
  • Invite expert speaker/advisor to a conference or a special event
  • Sponsor research on harassment on Wikimedia
James H
  • Metric: Identify community initiatives for us to support with resources (human, financial, corporate apparatus, etc.), doing the above stuff
  • Goal: Provide the opportunity for people to participate longer term than a single event
  • Have independently branded, general interest Wikimedia events
  • Free merchandise! Free calendars! Free t-shirts!
  • Metrics: Number of such events, number of people participating, rate of repeat attendance, amount of free merchandise given out
  • Priority: Empowering institutions to contribute content/expertise:
  • Goal: Chapter provides advanced support to organizations for events
  • See above
  • Metric: Surveying institutional partners to assess needs and to determine if needs are being met
  • Goal: Connecting members of partner institutions
  • More networking events; multi-institution events -- one to be at Public Health Summit, Nov 12-14.
  • Goal Bolster strong connections to partners
  • Promote the development of Wikipedians-in-residence.  -- Chapter could offer a fellowship
  • Formalize partnerships (via GLAM-Wiki US Consortium and/or a DC-specific thing)
  • Benefactors!?
  • Number of graduated boot camp participants; number of boot camp participants who go on to implement programs (including Wikipedian in Residence or something else); number of recognized institutional partners and/or benefactors
  • Goal: Encourage participation of subject-matter experts/expertise, including through legitimate peripheral participation (i.e. not directly editing)
  • Metrics: Number of articles reviewed (with recommended changes) by experts, number of experts engaged, WMF global metrics, partnerships with organizations
  • Metric:  two events in coming year  . . example places:  Howard U and ECAC community center.  African collection at Smithsonian?   Hispanic/Spanish-language outreach?
  • Goal: Hold the Diversity Conference
  • Metric: Number of participants, number of countries represented, number of plans developed, race/gender demographic stats
  • Goal: Have racially diverse, SES diverse participants, online and offline
  • Metric: Demographic stats collected via survey
  • Goal: Have geographically diverse events and partners
  • Metric: Locations of events and partners
  • Goal: Hold multilingual events
  • Metric: Number of events, number of languages represented, participation at these events
  • Priority: Promoting broadly representative content
  • Goal: Promote the contribution of primary source materials of underrepresented countries and cultures
  • Metrics: Number of items contributed, countries/cultures represented, use of source materials in articles
  • Goal: Support the production of upstream knowledge artifacts that support the Wikimedia projects, including recording of oral histories
  • Metrics: Number of artifacts produced, Wikimedia projects improved (e.g. number of Wikipedia articles improved, number of Wikisource texts added)
  • Goal: Develop indigenous language editions of Wikipedia
  • Contacts with like-minded organizations
  • Metrics: Number of languages, WMF global metrics, number of participants
  • Goal: Conduct gap analysis of contents on Wikimedia projects, including underrepresented cultures and Native American languages
  • Metrics: Did the gap analysis happen?
  • Priority: Share knowledge and practices with peer organizations
  • Goal: Develop public policy positions in coordination with the Wikimedia Foundation and other partners in the United States
Peter M
  • blog on these subjects
  • imitate the European chapters which have influence on cpoyright reform
  • advocate through the cultural institutions
  • Europeana is a cultural heritage org on digital collections
  • DPLA (digital public library) is harmonizing rights statements
  • advocate open source in governments ; open science, citizen science ; citizen science edtiathon ?
James H
  • Goal: Learn from our peer organizations how to plan and carry out effective technological programs
  • Partner with organizations to do this
  • Metrics: Number of programs organized; satisfaction of participants
  • Wikimedia Foundation is sponsoring mini-hackathons in 2016. Our contact is Rachel Farrand, rfarrand@wikimedia.org
  • Goal: Actively participate in the Wikimedia (Affiliates) Conference through presentations highlighting our experiences
  • Metrics: Number of presentations held, number of participants, number of presentations we attend—documented
  • jim: do you want to mention mentoring other user groups, or proto-chapters
  • jim: do you want to mention stipends for support for volunteers
Peter M Peter:  can we add something about technology?   I would like to support hackathons.  We haven't maybe haven't maybe found the key to success there, but I would like to learn to code on wikimedia and extensions, to learn to use wikisource more (uploading documents), and alwyas to get better at editing wikidata.

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