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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Update on Wikimania '18

Gheorghe Zugravu
On 29.05.2018 20:33, praveenp wrote:
> I haven't seen any attempt to share the knowledge and wisdom acquired
> from Wikimania to community through mailing list or wiki. Users
> including me generally feel that community is being mocked on.

Hi to all,
without being too original here, and following praveenp comments - would
be good to encourage recipients of WMF scholarship to organize some type
of Wikimania follow-up activities back in their groups or chapters.

I do believe that most of them are doing it anyway without any
requirements from WMF, but if majority would  do it - we could have
something as a ”permanent Wikimania” unfolding globally for a couple of
months after the official Wikimania.

regards,
/gheorghe



> Hi,
>
> As I have said last year, this is not a complaint that I didn't get
> selected. This is not personal. This is about same persons receiving
> Wikimania scholarship year after year repeatedly. I am just using
> familiar user names from a familiar community, who got many repeated
> scholarships.
>
> Even after I argued that none of these 'permanent scholarship
> receivers' sharing anything to community, I haven't seen any attempt
> to share the knowledge and wisdom acquired from Wikimania to community
> through mailing list or wiki. Users including me generally feel that
> community is being mocked on.
>
> I tried to keep myself away from local discussion about this, but
> injustice is so clear. And nobody is ready to discuss it openly, most
> probably because of the 'incompetency shaming' in almost all replies.
>
> ~user:Praveenp
>
>
> On Tuesday 29 May 2018 11:19 PM, Lodewijk wrote:
> Given the context of the previous email you sent, I am assuming this
> is more a complaint that you didn't get selected than that the other
> two got selected. 
>
> Similarly to the previous time you tried to have this discussion - I
> feel uncomfortable to make this about individuals. 
>
> Is there a way to give rejected applicants more feedback on which
> factors play a main role, so that they can learn from it, especially
> if there is something they could improve in their application. I would
> add two sidenotes here though: it should only be provided on request
> (no need to rub people's noses into something unnecessarily) and it
> seems only viable at a level that can be easily extracted from the
> process (high level). 
>
> Perhaps someone who knows the scholarship committee's work intimately
> could comment. 
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 10:21 AM, praveenp <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Congratulation to all the selection committee who break the
> tradition[1] of selecting  one of the Malayalam communities two
> permanent Wikimania attendees, by selecting both of them.
>
> Congratulation to User:Netha Hussain & User:viswaprabha also.
>
> [1] "Granting Scholarship to same persons every year" thread,
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2017-May/008026.html
> <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2017-May/008026.html>
>
> ~User:Praveenp
>
>
> On Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:19 PM, Ellie Young wrote:
> *
>
> All,
>
>
> Here's an update on various activities pertaining to the
> upcomingWikimania '18  which is being held July 18-22 in Cape Town,
> South Africa.
>
> WMF Scholarship Program:  135 people were offered and subsequently
> accepteda full or partial scholarship to attend.  The awardees are
> listed by usernames and the list is posted
> here:https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:TPS/Wikimania_scholars<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:TPS/Wikimania_scholars>Submissions:
>  The program committee has just finished its review anddeliberations. 
> Rejections and acceptance emails  have gone out in the past week.
>
> 95% of the accepted submissions are listed at:
>
>
> https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program
> <https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Program>
>
>
> Plenaries and other sessions will be listed soon and a scheduled
> program  in June.
>
> Registration and accommodation information is now up for everyone
> at:https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration<https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration>https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Accommodation<https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Accommodation>If
> you are a scholarship or other WMF funded attendee (staff,
> contractor,board, etc), please wait until you hear from the WMF with
> your registrationand accommodation instructions.If you have any
> questions about the conference, please emailwikimania-info at
> wikimedia.org<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimania-l>Please
> spread the word!!!!On behalf of the Wikimania '18 Organizing Team
>
> Ellie YoungEvents Manager, Wikimedia
> Foundation<https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimania-l>​
>
> *




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