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[Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Wikimedia Clinic calls and program updates

Asaf Bartov-2
Dear Wikimedians,

Below are the dates and times for the upcoming Wikimedia Clinic[1] calls.
But first, a few updates about the program in general:

1. Based on feedback so far, we are changing the format of the calls to be
*semi-scheduled* instead of *completely unscheduled*.  This means each call
will have one or more specific *pre-announced* topics, each topic having a
(brief!) presentation by staff followed by time for discussion or questions
and answers, *in addition* to the unstructured time for topics attendees
want to bring up spontaneously.

2. Following the Clinic call in Spanish two weeks ago, we are also planning
calls in Russian and French (details to be determined).

3. We are experimenting with using the free-software Jitsi technology for
the meetings instead of Google Meet.  Please note that one disadvantage of
the free-software solution is that to connect from a mobile device you will
need to download and install the Jitsi app and point it at meet.wmcloud.org
![2]

4. A few people have expressed confusion or consternation about the
program's name.  I have started an on-wiki section on the talk page to
discuss a possible renaming of the program. Feel free to contribute to
it.[3]

The upcoming calls (note the time zones!) and their tentatively-scheduled
topics:  (there may be some changes in the topics in the coming 2-3 days.
Check the Meta page closer to the calls to be sure.)

1. Wednesday, August 5th, 17:30 UTC.  Topic: Stats tools demonstrations

2. Monday, August 10th, 18:00 UTC.  Topic: Recent research from the
Foundation's Research team.

3. Thursday, August 20th, 19:00 UTC. Topic: TBD.

As always, see the program page on Meta for the details and call links.

Cheers,

   Asaf

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics
[2] https://jitsi.org/downloads/
[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Clinics#Should_the_program_be_renamed%3F

Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)

Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities

Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Upcoming Wikimedia Clinic calls and program updates

Mohammed Bachounda
Thank you Asaf for this initiative, personally I like clinics.
I have seen the other proposals, there is a big problem that they are
already used so there is a big risk of confusion, another proposal is to
give visibility to this meeting.
a nice little logo would be nice.
Another question is that if for example we wanted to use the Jitsi app
platform on meet.wmcloud.org how would we do it?

thanks again

* Mohammed Bachounda <http://bachounda.com/>*
Leader Wikimedia Algeria UG


On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 5:37 PM Asaf Bartov <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
> Below are the dates and times for the upcoming Wikimedia Clinic[1] calls.
> But first, a few updates about the program in general:
>
> 1. Based on feedback so far, we are changing the format of the calls to be
> *semi-scheduled* instead of *completely unscheduled*.  This means each call
> will have one or more specific *pre-announced* topics, each topic having a
> (brief!) presentation by staff followed by time for discussion or questions
> and answers, *in addition* to the unstructured time for topics attendees
> want to bring up spontaneously.
>
> 2. Following the Clinic call in Spanish two weeks ago, we are also planning
> calls in Russian and French (details to be determined).
>
> 3. We are experimenting with using the free-software Jitsi technology for
> the meetings instead of Google Meet.  Please note that one disadvantage of
> the free-software solution is that to connect from a mobile device you will
> need to download and install the Jitsi app and point it at
> meet.wmcloud.org
> ![2]
>
> 4. A few people have expressed confusion or consternation about the
> program's name.  I have started an on-wiki section on the talk page to
> discuss a possible renaming of the program. Feel free to contribute to
> it.[3]
>
> The upcoming calls (note the time zones!) and their tentatively-scheduled
> topics:  (there may be some changes in the topics in the coming 2-3 days.
> Check the Meta page closer to the calls to be sure.)
>
> 1. Wednesday, August 5th, 17:30 UTC.  Topic: Stats tools demonstrations
>
> 2. Monday, August 10th, 18:00 UTC.  Topic: Recent research from the
> Foundation's Research team.
>
> 3. Thursday, August 20th, 19:00 UTC. Topic: TBD.
>
> As always, see the program page on Meta for the details and call links.
>
> Cheers,
>
>    Asaf
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Clinics
> [2] https://jitsi.org/downloads/
> [3]
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Clinics#Should_the_program_be_renamed%3F
>
> Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
>
> Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
> https://donate.wikimedia.org
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