From Wikimedia District of Columbia
Revision as of 04:09, 1 May 2018 by James Hare
I served on the Board of Directors from May 7, 2011 to April 30, 2018.
In the manner of my colleague User:Econterms I will use this page to take notes about my Wikimedia DC activity.
Communications committee membersStep one complete! and corresponding plan
Tax exempt status paperwork
- Strategic plan interviewing process
Centralized data collection and storage system (for edit-a-thon data and the like) – perhaps we could use Qualtrics?
Wiki Loves Monuments plan
- Community outreach and engagement plan (and members for the Community Programs Committee)
- Unified donation/membership workflow under new payment processing system
- Better site / social metrics
- Nicely designed meetup template for Wikipedia; on-Wikipedia signing up for edit-a-thons / workshops
- Completely overhauled WMDC blog with new/revised backend, different branding
Current and future projects
- Various edit-a-thons
- Strategic Plan
- Andrew Lih's Wikipedia class (now finished; we need to study it)
- Building a tech volunteer community (e.g. WikiHack)
- Open Government
- Building volunteer capacity in general
- Wikipedia for Activists
- Could Wikimedia DC take on the Generation Wikipedia project?
- Rewarding volunteers for their work
- Describing specific volunteer positions
- Emily comes to DC to teach people how to hold editor training workshops
- Library of Congress series of events
- Outreach to government agencies and open-government groups
- Africa Collection digitization
- Taking over education program operations in DC
Conferences we should attend every year
- Community conferences:
- Wikimedia Conference (Chapters Conference)
- WikiConference USA
- WikiSym, maybe
- Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp
- Either Museums and the Web or MCN conference?
WMF grantees of interest
- Peter Gallert: Working on oral citation project in Namibia. Put him in touch with Adriel Luis of Smithsonian APAC, who is interested in an oral citation project for Asian-American immigrants.
- Amanda Menking: Doing a study on women's participation on Wikipedia. Put her in touch with Emily since their projects complement each other very well.
- Jethro (I JethroBT): "Reimagining Wikipedia Mentorship," changing how online training of Wikipedians happens. Wikimedia DC's activities should have a strong online complement, so this research is worth observing. We could also help with testing.