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Victor Grigas
Hi everyone,

I just uploaded this video and thought you may like to see it:

On Commons:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AKnowledge_Belongs_to_All_of_Us_V9.0.2_(FINAL_CUT).webm

And better rendering on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/250500802

I also have something else to say:

After six and a half years as a Storyteller and Video Producer and a
full-time employee of the Wikimedia Foundation after January 16, 2018, I'm
going to be a private contractor and no longer a full-time employee of the
Wikimedia Foundation. I’ll say that as a parent I need to be able to
control my schedule. I’ll be available to WMF and others as a private
contractor (schedule permitting) and I’ll still be a editing and uploading
personally as a Wikimedian. Professionally, I’ve had a chance to explain a
lot about Wikimedia and give it a face (yours!) and I’m proud of my shared
accomplishments:

The 2012 Thank you campaign and video series (and my ‘Wikipedia is
invincible’ speech -- to inspire Wikimedians to talk on camera):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?banner=B12_1231_ThankYou_Createacct

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Knv6D6Thi0

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Thank_You_All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0NsY48OQdc&feature=youtu.be&t=1h2m25s

#Edit2014, #Edit2015, #FactsMatter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0Pihl2zXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1LKcHD1VE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4ba28-oGs

Knowledge for Everyone, the open letter, the petition, Jimmy’s explanation
of Wikipedia Zero and the response from MTN:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone.webm

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/11/08/open-letter-free-access-wikipedia-south-africa/

https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=WPZeroPetition&oldid=102855

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZf6h0Pus8

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/03/18/mtn-south-africa-responds-to-sinenjongo-high-school-open-letter-and-launches-wikipedia-zero/

I’d like to thank all the people we’ve gotten interviewed and photographed
and all the stories of those that have been made public -- like Ward
Cunningham, Mediawiki and NASA, the Goodall Family, Aniruddha Kumar, Emily
Temple-Wood, Allan Warren, Mohomodou Houssouba, Hans Oleander, May Hachem,
Evan Amos, Lionel Allorge, Mark Combs, Krish Dulal, Michael Mandiberg and
Print Wikipedia, Ram Prasad Joshi, Tony Santiago, Zinaida Good, Melisa
Parisi, Ken Thomas, Adrianne Wadewitz
<https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/10/the-impact-of-wikipedia-adrianne-wadewitz/>
and many others:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:VGrigas_(WMF)#A_few_Wikipedians

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/05/26/happy-birthday-ward-cunningham-inventor-of-the-wiki/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/05/05/mediawiki-nasa/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/11/14/sailing-south-pacific-with-wikipedia-on-board-goodall-family/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/03/30/the-right-to-information-on-wikipedia/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/08/31/funding-projects-pizza-grants/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/04/23/allan-warren-and-the-big-shots/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/26/developing-songhay-wikipedia/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/10/hans-oleander-offline-wikipedia-guide-tours-bottom-earth/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37x7eBcDw_A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqPATMelsg

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/09/18/drone-photography-of-versailles/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/01/23/forgotten-coal-towns-mark-combs/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/04/30/nepal-earthquake-images/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5eATHPf-14

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/06/24/writing-wikipedia-from-the-western-hills-of-nepal/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/30/profile-tony-the-marine/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/06/28/everyone-edit-wikipedia-zinaida-good-profile/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/05/13/how-translating-the-simpsons-hooked-melisa-parisi-on-editing-wikipedia/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/04/17/when-putting-a-photo-on-the-web-is-an-act-of-generosity/

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/10/the-impact-of-wikipedia-adrianne-wadewitz/

The 2011 fundraising campaign - which gave Brandon Harris his 15 minutes
and led to the discovery that green backgrounds in photos get more clicks:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011/Report#Banners_and_Appeals

https://www.gaijin.com/2011/06/a-personal-appeal-from-wikipedia-programmer-brandon-harris/

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mr4pf/i_am_wikipedia_programmer_brandon_harris_ama/

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_green_vs._Jimmy_white

All the times I documented Art+Feminism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9IVpGR08w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7PF5zUTaGo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqPfoKROe4

A whole web series on Wikipedia in Education:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_in_Education_12-part_video_series

Documenting the SOPA blackout:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_SOPA_War_Room_Meeting_1-17-2012-1-9.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_Wikipedia_Blackout_SOPA_January_18,_2012.theora.ogv

One day I just started recording the WMF metrics meetings, just because I
thought people would like to see them. They hadn’t really been recorded
before, and it caught on:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings

All the Wikimanias I’ve documented in one way or another:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWikimania_2013_in_Hong_Kong.webm

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimania_2016_in_Esino_Lario,_Italy.webm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJEaN_nlZIg

This strategy video from 2011 (which was really more of a retrospective,
and the first video I produced at WMF), and this one from 2017:

https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPnuSvCJLY

All the annual reports that I’ve managed to contribute something to since
2011:

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Annual_Report

Newsreels from Accra, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Mexico City, New York City,
Baghdad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHaKSnwqdbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E310tlAEtFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFR2_4GEnoQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KtOE39Hyw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSaPf-9B6Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJD1hc1-FI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbha-43MaMc

about topics like Wiki Loves Monuments, edit-a-thons, the public domain and
the Creative Commons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzQf9VbH9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_WGKdapOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5uxztwhwk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPZTh2NKTm4

and this blog post describing how you can do it too:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/01/11/how-to-video-newsreel/

Various product updates and features:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8igYCkFsyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3btQ5fpn4sA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iyJSdpvwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM-CguGXWk8

This fundraising video and 20 minutes of b-roll of the WMF servers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gi129oEk0M

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-roll_of_Wikimedia_Foundation_servers_at_CyrusOne_in_Carrollton,_Texas_-_photographed_in_2015.webm

A chance to have fun with Jimmy Wales as a mascot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydrpWcsaECg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHebJTM0nk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eIDZG2Pqqg

All the event, portrait, location and product photography I’ve been able to
share and all the productions I’ve advised on and facilitated, too many to
link to here.

Which brings me to my next point:

Wikipedia is invincible. I mean it. They could censor it. They could
imprison and execute those who create it or use it. They could blow up the
servers, burn every print-out and book based on it, ban every offline copy,
forbid the word Wikipedia from being spoken and it would still exist --
because it’s an idea. It’s an idea that despite all early expectations
actually works. And ideas like that are few, precious and very, very sticky.

I keep the text below on the top of my WMF staff user page. I wrote it in
2013 as an ode to curiosity. I’d like to share it with you all now, because
you all do truly awesome work:

We're all curious. All of us.

Our curiosity emboldens us.

It teaches us to learn.

To understand. To imagine.

It’s part of our humanity.

It enables us to do things that we’ve never done before.

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge.

For the learners, and the teachers. For the curious.




--

*Victor Grigas*
Video Production Manager and Storyteller
Wikimedia Foundation <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPnuSvCJLY>
[hidden email]
https://donate.wikimedia.org/
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Gnangarra
Thank you.

Thank you for the advice, the time,  the energy, and the fun so far.   Look
forward to your continued work and helping with other projects, enjoy the
special moment with your family and what ever opportunities arise from the
independence.

Cheers


On 13 January 2018 at 04:57, Victor Grigas <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I just uploaded this video and thought you may like to see it:
>
> On Commons:
>
> <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%">https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%
> 3AKnowledge_Belongs_to_All_of_Us_V9.0.2_(FINAL_CUT).webm
>
> And better rendering on Vimeo:
>
> https://vimeo.com/250500802
>
> I also have something else to say:
>
> After six and a half years as a Storyteller and Video Producer and a
> full-time employee of the Wikimedia Foundation after January 16, 2018, I'm
> going to be a private contractor and no longer a full-time employee of the
> Wikimedia Foundation. I’ll say that as a parent I need to be able to
> control my schedule. I’ll be available to WMF and others as a private
> contractor (schedule permitting) and I’ll still be a editing and uploading
> personally as a Wikimedian. Professionally, I’ve had a chance to explain a
> lot about Wikimedia and give it a face (yours!) and I’m proud of my shared
> accomplishments:
>
> The 2012 Thank you campaign and video series (and my ‘Wikipedia is
> invincible’ speech -- to inspire Wikimedians to talk on camera):
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?banner=B12_1231_
> ThankYou_Createacct
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Knv6D6Thi0
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Thank_You_All
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0NsY48OQdc&feature=youtu.be&t=1h2m25s
>
> #Edit2014, #Edit2015, #FactsMatter:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci0Pihl2zXY
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm1LKcHD1VE
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4ba28-oGs
>
> Knowledge for Everyone, the open letter, the petition, Jimmy’s explanation
> of Wikipedia Zero and the response from MTN:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knowledge_for_Everyone.webm
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/11/08/open-letter-free-
> access-wikipedia-south-africa/
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=
> WPZeroPetition&oldid=102855
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZf6h0Pus8
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/03/18/mtn-south-africa-
> responds-to-sinenjongo-high-school-open-letter-and-
> launches-wikipedia-zero/
>
> I’d like to thank all the people we’ve gotten interviewed and photographed
> and all the stories of those that have been made public -- like Ward
> Cunningham, Mediawiki and NASA, the Goodall Family, Aniruddha Kumar, Emily
> Temple-Wood, Allan Warren, Mohomodou Houssouba, Hans Oleander, May Hachem,
> Evan Amos, Lionel Allorge, Mark Combs, Krish Dulal, Michael Mandiberg and
> Print Wikipedia, Ram Prasad Joshi, Tony Santiago, Zinaida Good, Melisa
> Parisi, Ken Thomas, Adrianne Wadewitz
> <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/10/the-impact-of-
> wikipedia-adrianne-wadewitz/>
> and many others:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:VGrigas_(WMF)#A_few_Wikipedians
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/05/26/happy-birthday-
> ward-cunningham-inventor-of-the-wiki/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/05/05/mediawiki-nasa/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/11/14/sailing-south-
> pacific-with-wikipedia-on-board-goodall-family/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/03/30/the-right-to-
> information-on-wikipedia/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/08/31/funding-projects-pizza-grants/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/04/23/allan-warren-and-the-big-shots/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/26/developing-songhay-wikipedia/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/10/hans-oleander-
> offline-wikipedia-guide-tours-bottom-earth/
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37x7eBcDw_A
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqPATMelsg
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/09/18/drone-photography-of-versailles/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/01/23/forgotten-coal-towns-mark-combs/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/04/30/nepal-earthquake-images/
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5eATHPf-14
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/06/24/writing-wikipedia-
> from-the-western-hills-of-nepal/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/10/30/profile-tony-the-marine/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/06/28/everyone-edit-
> wikipedia-zinaida-good-profile/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/05/13/how-translating-
> the-simpsons-hooked-melisa-parisi-on-editing-wikipedia/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/04/17/when-putting-a-
> photo-on-the-web-is-an-act-of-generosity/
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/10/the-impact-of-
> wikipedia-adrianne-wadewitz/
>
> The 2011 fundraising campaign - which gave Brandon Harris his 15 minutes
> and led to the discovery that green backgrounds in photos get more clicks:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011/Report#
> Banners_and_Appeals
>
> https://www.gaijin.com/2011/06/a-personal-appeal-from-
> wikipedia-programmer-brandon-harris/
>
> https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/mr4pf/i_am_wikipedia_
> programmer_brandon_harris_ama/
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_green_vs._Jimmy_white
>
> All the times I documented Art+Feminism:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9IVpGR08w
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7PF5zUTaGo
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqPfoKROe4
>
> A whole web series on Wikipedia in Education:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_in_
> Education_12-part_video_series
>
> Documenting the SOPA blackout:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_
> Foundation_SOPA_War_Room_Meeting_1-17-2012-1-9.jpg
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_
> Foundation_Wikipedia_Blackout_SOPA_January_18,_2012.theora.ogv
>
> One day I just started recording the WMF metrics meetings, just because I
> thought people would like to see them. They hadn’t really been recorded
> before, and it caught on:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Metrics_and_activities_meetings
>
> All the Wikimanias I’ve documented in one way or another:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWikimania_2013_in_Hong_Kong.webm
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimania_2016_in_
> Esino_Lario,_Italy.webm
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJEaN_nlZIg
>
> This strategy video from 2011 (which was really more of a retrospective,
> and the first video I produced at WMF), and this one from 2017:
>
> https://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPnuSvCJLY
>
> All the annual reports that I’ve managed to contribute something to since
> 2011:
>
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Annual_Report
>
> Newsreels from Accra, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Mexico City, New York City,
> Baghdad:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHaKSnwqdbo
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E310tlAEtFk
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFR2_4GEnoQ
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KtOE39Hyw
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSaPf-9B6Q
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJD1hc1-FI
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbha-43MaMc
>
> about topics like Wiki Loves Monuments, edit-a-thons, the public domain and
> the Creative Commons:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzQf9VbH9g
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_WGKdapOw
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5uxztwhwk
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPZTh2NKTm4
>
> and this blog post describing how you can do it too:
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/01/11/how-to-video-newsreel/
>
> Various product updates and features:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8igYCkFsyk
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3btQ5fpn4sA
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iyJSdpvwg
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM-CguGXWk8
>
> This fundraising video and 20 minutes of b-roll of the WMF servers:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gi129oEk0M
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-roll_of_Wikimedia_
> Foundation_servers_at_CyrusOne_in_Carrollton,_Texas_
> -_photographed_in_2015.webm
>
> A chance to have fun with Jimmy Wales as a mascot:
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydrpWcsaECg
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHebJTM0nk
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eIDZG2Pqqg
>
> All the event, portrait, location and product photography I’ve been able to
> share and all the productions I’ve advised on and facilitated, too many to
> link to here.
>
> Which brings me to my next point:
>
> Wikipedia is invincible. I mean it. They could censor it. They could
> imprison and execute those who create it or use it. They could blow up the
> servers, burn every print-out and book based on it, ban every offline copy,
> forbid the word Wikipedia from being spoken and it would still exist --
> because it’s an idea. It’s an idea that despite all early expectations
> actually works. And ideas like that are few, precious and very, very
> sticky.
>
> I keep the text below on the top of my WMF staff user page. I wrote it in
> 2013 as an ode to curiosity. I’d like to share it with you all now, because
> you all do truly awesome work:
>
> We're all curious. All of us.
>
> Our curiosity emboldens us.
>
> It teaches us to learn.
>
> To understand. To imagine.
>
> It’s part of our humanity.
>
> It enables us to do things that we’ve never done before.
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge.
>
> For the learners, and the teachers. For the curious.
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> *Victor Grigas*
> Video Production Manager and Storyteller
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpPnuSvCJLY>
> [hidden email]
> https://donate.wikimedia.org/
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