Office Hours with Executive Director Sue Gardner, today 18:00 UTC
Today at 18:00 UTC will be IRC Office Hours with the Wikimedia
Foundation's Executive Director, Sue Gardner. As usual it will take
place in #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net. You can find links
to time conversions and a guide to accessing IRC at
Reflecting on the past few chat sessions, we've noticed that the
most productive (in terms of most questions answered, most
participants etc.) have been the ones with a little bit of prep work
on the topic. The recent fundraising session, Sue's on Pending
Changes, and interviews with new Wikimedia staff have all been
That's why we'd like to try something a little different for Sue's
Office Hours today.
We're going to devote the first 30 minutes for a structured topic
discussion. During that 30 minutes attendees can write their
questions on the Meta page mentioned above, and simultaneously !vote
on/discuss the proposed questions. The 3-6 top questions will be
during the second half of the hour. This way we actually answer the
questions that interest the attendees, rather than miss really
valuable questions and discussion.
We hope you'll try this experiment with us. We're trying to find
some balance between a free-flowing discussion and some structure
that allows deeper conversation about topics important to Wikimedia.
Wikimedia Foundation Fellow