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metasj
[[Presentations]]:  Are there any modern lists of speakers about the
projects simiar to
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Presentations/speakers ?   I bet that
as a group we could get speaker or panel invitations to a number of
digital library, elearning, linguistics, &c conferences for people who
were really up on the latest efforts to improve each of the projects
-- once we knew there were speakers to fill the bill.

Is there someplace other than [[Presentations]] and [[Posters]] where
people are expected to share new media?  I see a different set on
slideshare.


[[Marketing]] :  Arne and elian and guillom, call your office :)  this
page has helpful links, even if they are out of date. WMDOC for
instance... I liked this idea a lot, though it takes a lot of effort
for the first edition.   http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDOC/matrix

Do we have a modern press kit?  I was looking for one the other day...
Elian's is still up on meta, but not updated.  That page should be
tagged with a link to the current equivalent, or at least marked
historical.  Has anyone been working on this sort of effort more
recently?


Sj,
Looking over not-quite-historical pages,

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

Austin Hair
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Samuel Klein<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Do we have a modern press kit?  I was looking for one the other day...
> Elian's is still up on meta, but not updated.  That page should be
> tagged with a link to the current equivalent, or at least marked
> historical.  Has anyone been working on this sort of effort more
> recently?

I went looking for this, not long ago, and was surprised to find that
the most recent general-purpose press kit was the one we made up for
WM05.  I have to say that I felt kind of silly handing out the
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. annual report at Maker Faire.

Austin

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

metasj
The annual report is pretty shiny.  Did people like it?  Who did that
layout and design? The 'news' parts of the annual would make for a
good one-pager in a modern kit.  And a monthly summary of Signpost,
Kurier, and equivalent zines with a handful of photos might make
another one...

S.


On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 1:35 AM, Austin Hair<[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Samuel Klein<[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Do we have a modern press kit?  I was looking for one the other day...
>> Elian's is still up on meta, but not updated.  That page should be
>> tagged with a link to the current equivalent, or at least marked
>> historical.  Has anyone been working on this sort of effort more
>> recently?
>
> I went looking for this, not long ago, and was surprised to find that
> the most recent general-purpose press kit was the one we made up for
> WM05.  I have to say that I felt kind of silly handing out the
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. annual report at Maker Faire.
>
> Austin

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

Austin Hair
On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 12:47 AM, Samuel Klein<[hidden email]> wrote:
> The annual report is pretty shiny.  Did people like it?  Who did that
> layout and design? The 'news' parts of the annual would make for a
> good one-pager in a modern kit.  And a monthly summary of Signpost,
> Kurier, and equivalent zines with a handful of photos might make
> another one...

It's shiny, for sure, but the average spectator didn't care.  The most
effective handouts, actually, were the B&W xeroxed flash cards
highlighting projects people hadn't heard of.  ("I use Wikipedia all
the time, but I had no idea there was a Wiktionary!")  The zines would
have actually been great, if we had only thought of it.

I think everyone will agree that we need to come up with a better
event kit, and at least two of the current proposals on the strategy
wiki refer to that.  I don't think we need to wait for any kind of
formal process to get started on it, though.

Austin

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

phoebe ayers-3
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 11:14 PM, Austin Hair<[hidden email]> wrote:
> I think everyone will agree that we need to come up with a better
> event kit, and at least two of the current proposals on the strategy
> wiki refer to that.  I don't think we need to wait for any kind of
> formal process to get started on it, though.
>
> Austin

Funny you should mention this :)
I recently started http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events_kit
based on a very similar conversation. Just a stub now -- please add to it.

Hopefully the bookshelf project will come up with some shiny fliers
etc. that can be used for events, but in the meantime we *really* need
a nice-looking one page overview about the projects to hand out -- any
graphic designers up for this? And of course a new press kit too
(there must be one -- is it just not on meta? Anyone?)

-- phoebe

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

Guillaume Paumier
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Hello,

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Samuel Klein<[hidden email]> wrote:
> [[Presentations]]:  Are there any modern lists of speakers about the
> projects simiar to
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Presentations/speakers ?

Not to my knowledge.

> Is there someplace other than [[Presentations]] and [[Posters]] where
> people are expected to share new media?

No. But these pages are not publicised a lot.

> [[Marketing]] :  Arne and elian and guillom, call your office :)  this
> page has helpful links, even if they are out of date. WMDOC for
> instance... I liked this idea a lot, though it takes a lot of effort
> for the first edition.   http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDOC/matrix

WMDOC is not "out-of-date"; I started it a few weeks ago, but since
I'm the only person working on these documents, it takes a lot of
time.

> Do we have a modern press kit?  I was looking for one the other day...
> Elian's is still up on meta, but not updated.  That page should be
> tagged with a link to the current equivalent, or at least marked
> historical.  Has anyone been working on this sort of effort more
> recently?

I worked with Sandra Ordonez (the foundation's previous Communications
Manager) on a new one. When Sandra was replaced by Jay, Jay told me a
new press kit wasn't his priority. As a consequence, I am working on
it alone (as part of WMDOC), as a volunteer, and it takes a lot of
time.

--
Guillaume Paumier
[[m:User:guillom]]
http://www.gpaumier.org

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

K. Peachey
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> Hopefully the bookshelf project will come up with some shiny fliers
> etc. that can be used for events, but in the meantime we *really* need
> a nice-looking one page overview about the projects to hand out -- any
> graphic designers up for this? And of course a new press kit too
> (there must be one -- is it just not on meta? Anyone?)
>
> -- phoebe
Not exactly a graphics designer but i'm pretty handy with InDesign so
there is the content somewhere I can try to make something from it.

- Peachey

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

metasj
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On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 3:06 AM, Guillaume Paumier<[hidden email]> wrote:

Thanks, Guillom.

>> Is there someplace other than [[Presentations]] and [[Posters]] where
>> people are expected to share new media?
>
> No. But these pages are not publicised a lot.

True.  They need a set of navigation links, for one.

>> [[Marketing]] :  Arne and elian and guillom, call your office :)  this
>> page has helpful links, even if they are out of date. WMDOC for
>> instance... I liked this idea a lot, though it takes a lot of effort
>> for the first edition.   http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDOC/matrix
>
> WMDOC is not "out-of-date"; I started it a few weeks ago, but since
> I'm the only person working on these documents, it takes a lot of
> time.

Yes, that's why linked to it.  I mean that some of the links there may
be old, but they are all helpful.


>> Do we have a modern press kit?  I was looking for one the other day...
>> Elian's is still up on meta, but not updated.  That page should be
>> tagged with a link to the current equivalent, or at least marked
>> historical.  Has anyone been working on this sort of effort more
>> recently?
>
> I worked with Sandra Ordonez (the foundation's previous Communications
> Manager) on a new one. When Sandra was replaced by Jay, Jay told me a
> new press kit wasn't his priority. As a consequence, I am working on
> it alone (as part of WMDOC), as a volunteer, and it takes a lot of
> time.

Ah, that rings a bell.  I tied these two subjects together because
every time someone attends an event at a booth or as a speaker, they
have a need for one of those docs, and often work on one (in private).
 If we get more organized about helping people go present, it will
lead to a better WMDOC library.

It's worth pinging the people who have submitted presentations so far.
 I added a few navigation guides to help improve traffic to those
parts of Meta.

Sj

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Re: presentations and marketing @ events

Federico Leva (Nemo)
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phoebe ayers, 02/08/2009 08:50:
> in the meantime we *really* need
> a nice-looking one page overview about the projects to hand out -- any
> graphic designers up for this? And of course a new press kit too

I suppose local chapters have many...
See Wikimedia Italia last one:
http://www.wikimedia.it/images/Guida_Wiki2009_folder_8facce.pdf (text
refined by WM-IT members in years of experience, graphics donated by
Diskos, a graphics school, for the Digital freedoms festival:
http://www.libertadigitali.org/).

Nemo

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