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Looking for UK speakers

Jay Walsh
Hi all,

I've received the following invitation for a speaker in the UK, and I thought it
most efficient to share this with the UK list to gauge interest.

I'm also in the process of developing a volunteer speaking list for each of the
major territories, so I can send requests to people directly.

If you're interested in being added to that list (or if there already is one you
might know of...) feel free to send me your contact information directly.  Please
also provide some information about areas of interest, your background on WP or
the other WM projects, and what experience you have when it comes to speaking or
lecturing.

Thanks in advance,


--
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Talk Invitation: Sheffield UK
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:33:52 +0000
From: Susheel Varma <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: [hidden email]
To: [hidden email]
CC: Wales PA <[hidden email]>
References: <[hidden email]>
<[hidden email]>

Dear Jay Walsh,

The Kroto Research Podium Seminars is a long running seminar series
organised weekly by The Kroto Research Institute(KRI) at Sheffield,
UK. The series is mainly aimed at young researchers and participants
to gain access to and interact with distinguished speakers on a wide
range of research topics. The seminars are usually held every Friday
between 10am-12pm and is designed to be informal and free and open to
all members of the University across disciplines.

We have heard that you are a wonderful speaker and deeply passionate
about the work that you do at Wikimedia.org We are particularly
interested in the work your organisation does in the field of Openness
and IP, and we imagine there to be a wide range collaborative
interests between us. We would additionally like to extend the
invitation to any other suitable spokesperson from your organisation
to Sheffield. We would be deeply indebted to you if you could spare
some of your time to give us a talk at the North Campus Conference
Centre here in Sheffield about your thoughts, opinions and comments on
Open Research. We would be able to cover all reasonable travels
expenses within the UK and lunch afterwards. We have listed a number
of possible dates/time for your visit to Sheffield below:

20th June 2008 (11am-12pm)
11th,18th July 2008 (11am-12pm)
8th August 2008 (11am-12pm)

Our research websites (http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/research/ and
http://www.shef.ac.uk/northcampus/) will provide an overview of some
the work carried out by our research staff, and may hint at some of
the collaborative ideas that may be possible. Should you have any
questions or need additional information regarding our request, please
feel free to reply to any of my contact addresses below.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your
reply to our request.

Sincerely,
Susheel

--
Susheel Varma
Computational Systems Biology     | Tel  : +44 (0) 114 22 25931
Department of Computer Science    | Fax  : +44 (0) 114 22 21810
The Kroto Research Institute      | Web  : www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~susheel
University of Sheffield           | Email: [hidden email]
Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK | Email: [hidden email]

_______________________________________________
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[hidden email]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
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Re: Looking for UK speakers

Sean Whitton (Xyrael)
Bah, I live in Sheffield; shame I'm not really experienced enough.

S

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Jay Walsh <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
>  I've received the following invitation for a speaker in the UK, and I thought it
>  most efficient to share this with the UK list to gauge interest.
>
>  I'm also in the process of developing a volunteer speaking list for each of the
>  major territories, so I can send requests to people directly.
>
>  If you're interested in being added to that list (or if there already is one you
>  might know of...) feel free to send me your contact information directly.  Please
>  also provide some information about areas of interest, your background on WP or
>  the other WM projects, and what experience you have when it comes to speaking or
>  lecturing.
>
>  Thanks in advance,
>
>
>  --
>  Jay Walsh
>  Head of Communications
>  WikimediaFoundation.org
>  +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609
>
>
>  -------- Original Message --------
>  Subject: Re: Talk Invitation: Sheffield UK
>  Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:33:52 +0000
>  From: Susheel Varma <[hidden email]>
>  Reply-To: [hidden email]
>  To: [hidden email]
>  CC: Wales PA <[hidden email]>
>  References: <[hidden email]>
>  <[hidden email]>
>
>  Dear Jay Walsh,
>
>  The Kroto Research Podium Seminars is a long running seminar series
>  organised weekly by The Kroto Research Institute(KRI) at Sheffield,
>  UK. The series is mainly aimed at young researchers and participants
>  to gain access to and interact with distinguished speakers on a wide
>  range of research topics. The seminars are usually held every Friday
>  between 10am-12pm and is designed to be informal and free and open to
>  all members of the University across disciplines.
>
>  We have heard that you are a wonderful speaker and deeply passionate
>  about the work that you do at Wikimedia.org We are particularly
>  interested in the work your organisation does in the field of Openness
>  and IP, and we imagine there to be a wide range collaborative
>  interests between us. We would additionally like to extend the
>  invitation to any other suitable spokesperson from your organisation
>  to Sheffield. We would be deeply indebted to you if you could spare
>  some of your time to give us a talk at the North Campus Conference
>  Centre here in Sheffield about your thoughts, opinions and comments on
>  Open Research. We would be able to cover all reasonable travels
>  expenses within the UK and lunch afterwards. We have listed a number
>  of possible dates/time for your visit to Sheffield below:
>
>  20th June 2008 (11am-12pm)
>  11th,18th July 2008 (11am-12pm)
>  8th August 2008 (11am-12pm)
>
>  Our research websites (http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/research/ and
>  http://www.shef.ac.uk/northcampus/) will provide an overview of some
>  the work carried out by our research staff, and may hint at some of
>  the collaborative ideas that may be possible. Should you have any
>  questions or need additional information regarding our request, please
>  feel free to reply to any of my contact addresses below.
>
>  Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your
>  reply to our request.
>
>  Sincerely,
>  Susheel
>
>  --
>  Susheel Varma
>  Computational Systems Biology     | Tel  : +44 (0) 114 22 25931
>  Department of Computer Science    | Fax  : +44 (0) 114 22 21810
>  The Kroto Research Institute      | Web  : www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~susheel
>  University of Sheffield           | Email: [hidden email]
>  Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK | Email: [hidden email]
>
>  _______________________________________________
>  Wikimedia UK mailing list
>  [hidden email]
>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
>  http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
>

_______________________________________________
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http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
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Re: Looking for UK speakers

Cormac Lawler
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Hi Jay, I'd be happy to volunteer for this, unless someone else has already said they would do it. My 'speciality' is wikis and education - specifically Wikiversity - as well as research (open, collaborative research is the theme of my submission to this year's Wikimania). I've spoken on these issues at all three previous Wikimanias, and OpenLearn, ALT-C, and Wikimedia Nederland conferences in 2007. Even if someone else is doing this, you can add me to your list for future events.

Cheers,
Cormac



On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 9:59 PM, Jay Walsh <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi all,

I've received the following invitation for a speaker in the UK, and I thought it
most efficient to share this with the UK list to gauge interest.

I'm also in the process of developing a volunteer speaking list for each of the
major territories, so I can send requests to people directly.

If you're interested in being added to that list (or if there already is one you
might know of...) feel free to send me your contact information directly.  Please
also provide some information about areas of interest, your background on WP or
the other WM projects, and what experience you have when it comes to speaking or
lecturing.

Thanks in advance,


--
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Talk Invitation: Sheffield UK
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:33:52 +0000
From: Susheel Varma <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: [hidden email]
To: [hidden email]
CC: Wales PA <[hidden email]>
References: <[hidden email]>
<[hidden email]>

Dear Jay Walsh,

The Kroto Research Podium Seminars is a long running seminar series
organised weekly by The Kroto Research Institute(KRI) at Sheffield,
UK. The series is mainly aimed at young researchers and participants
to gain access to and interact with distinguished speakers on a wide
range of research topics. The seminars are usually held every Friday
between 10am-12pm and is designed to be informal and free and open to
all members of the University across disciplines.

We have heard that you are a wonderful speaker and deeply passionate
about the work that you do at Wikimedia.org We are particularly
interested in the work your organisation does in the field of Openness
and IP, and we imagine there to be a wide range collaborative
interests between us. We would additionally like to extend the
invitation to any other suitable spokesperson from your organisation
to Sheffield. We would be deeply indebted to you if you could spare
some of your time to give us a talk at the North Campus Conference
Centre here in Sheffield about your thoughts, opinions and comments on
Open Research. We would be able to cover all reasonable travels
expenses within the UK and lunch afterwards. We have listed a number
of possible dates/time for your visit to Sheffield below:

20th June 2008 (11am-12pm)
11th,18th July 2008 (11am-12pm)
8th August 2008 (11am-12pm)

Our research websites (http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/research/ and
http://www.shef.ac.uk/northcampus/) will provide an overview of some
the work carried out by our research staff, and may hint at some of
the collaborative ideas that may be possible. Should you have any
questions or need additional information regarding our request, please
feel free to reply to any of my contact addresses below.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your
reply to our request.

Sincerely,
Susheel

--
Susheel Varma
Computational Systems Biology     | Tel  : +44 (0) 114 22 25931
Department of Computer Science    | Fax  : +44 (0) 114 22 21810
The Kroto Research Institute      | Web  : www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~susheel
University of Sheffield           | Email: [hidden email]
Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK | Email: [hidden email]

_______________________________________________
Wikimedia UK mailing list
[hidden email]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l


_______________________________________________
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[hidden email]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
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Re: Looking for speakers, and a place to speak

simonpedia

I‘d like to second Cormac as a speaker (if it means anything).

And Mr. Wikipedia Weekly, Liam, and privatemusings (from the Aussie end).

Wayne from Wikieducator would probably be a good person for someone with UK roots and a global wiki perspective. http://wikieducator.org/Wayne_Mackintosh%E2%80%99s_Presentation

(Canadian based)

.

BTW Cormac. I don’t know if yu can get any of your playmates from OpenLearn involved with WMF stuff, but Patrick would seem like a bridgebuilder. http://ochre.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/hewlett-closing-session/

 

Jay, would you also consider the idea of extending something like Wikipedia Weekly into a WMF sponsored project? I’m starting to get a bit of interest around some of the global traps of running a regular radio/conference/podcast . The idea is to encourage a bit of conversation above the radar between people who wear more than one hat. Open Education Resources seems to be the banner on which to float it. Maybe the WMF could go to HP, with a few mates, as a sponsor for it.

http://www.hewlett.org/Programs/Education/OER/OpenContent/Hewlett+OER+Report.htm

 

regards,simonfj


From: Cormac Lawler [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, 1 April 2008 9:14 PM
To: [hidden email]; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Looking for UK speakers

 

Hi Jay, I'd be happy to volunteer for this, unless someone else has already said they would do it. My 'speciality' is wikis and education - specifically Wikiversity - as well as research (open, collaborative research is the theme of my submission to this year's Wikimania). I've spoken on these issues at all three previous Wikimanias, and OpenLearn, ALT-C, and Wikimedia Nederland conferences in 2007. Even if someone else is doing this, you can add me to your list for future events.

 

Cheers,

Cormac

 

 

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 9:59 PM, Jay Walsh <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi all,

I've received the following invitation for a speaker in the UK, and I thought it
most efficient to share this with the UK list to gauge interest.

I'm also in the process of developing a volunteer speaking list for each of the
major territories, so I can send requests to people directly.

If you're interested in being added to that list (or if there already is one you
might know of...) feel free to send me your contact information directly.  Please
also provide some information about areas of interest, your background on WP or
the other WM projects, and what experience you have when it comes to speaking or
lecturing.

Thanks in advance,


--
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Talk Invitation: Sheffield UK
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:33:52 +0000
From: Susheel Varma <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: [hidden email]
To: [hidden email]
CC: Wales PA <[hidden email]>
References: <[hidden email]>
<[hidden email]>

Dear Jay Walsh,

The Kroto Research Podium Seminars is a long running seminar series
organised weekly by The Kroto Research Institute(KRI) at Sheffield,
UK. The series is mainly aimed at young researchers and participants
to gain access to and interact with distinguished speakers on a wide
range of research topics. The seminars are usually held every Friday
between 10am-12pm and is designed to be informal and free and open to
all members of the University across disciplines.

We have heard that you are a wonderful speaker and deeply passionate
about the work that you do at Wikimedia.org We are particularly
interested in the work your organisation does in the field of Openness
and IP, and we imagine there to be a wide range collaborative
interests between us. We would additionally like to extend the
invitation to any other suitable spokesperson from your organisation
to Sheffield. We would be deeply indebted to you if you could spare
some of your time to give us a talk at the North Campus Conference
Centre here in Sheffield about your thoughts, opinions and comments on
Open Research. We would be able to cover all reasonable travels
expenses within the UK and lunch afterwards. We have listed a number
of possible dates/time for your visit to Sheffield below:

20th June 2008 (11am-12pm)
11th,18th July 2008 (11am-12pm)
8th August 2008 (11am-12pm)

Our research websites (http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/research/ and
http://www.shef.ac.uk/northcampus/) will provide an overview of some
the work carried out by our research staff, and may hint at some of
the collaborative ideas that may be possible. Should you have any
questions or need additional information regarding our request, please
feel free to reply to any of my contact addresses below.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your
reply to our request.

Sincerely,
Susheel

--
Susheel Varma
Computational Systems Biology     | Tel  : +44 (0) 114 22 25931
Department of Computer Science    | Fax  : +44 (0) 114 22 21810
The Kroto Research Institute      | Web  : www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~susheel
University of Sheffield           | Email: [hidden email]
Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ, UK | Email: [hidden email]

_______________________________________________
Wikimedia UK mailing list
[hidden email]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK
http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l

 

 

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