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Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[edit]

Hello

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[edit]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest[edit]

20:53, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[edit]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[edit]

22:10, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

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The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is now open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on 30 November, or comment on other proposals to help make them better. The communities will vote on the proposals between 8 December and 21 December.

The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 05:52, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[edit]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[edit]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

15:03, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Proposals for new project: WikiPoetry[edit]

Hey everyone, I apologize if this is the wrong place to put this; I've already posted this in the Meta-Wiki forum, and I thought it would also be great to share it with some fellow Canadians. I just proposed the creation of WikiPoetry which is a project that, in essence, allows for the publishing of poetry from around the world. Similar to Wikimedia Commons, it has a creative side, with anyone being able to publish poetry that they create (just like anyone can upload fair-use images to Commons), but it also has a more reference side, with well-known poetry also being shown on the site. If a poem is published elsewhere, it should only be edited if there are errors, obviously, but I also think that WikiPoetry would allow for collaborative poetry where anyone can make creative edits to each-others poems. I think it would be an awesome addition to the Wikimedia projects, and I'm curious about what you all think: feedback, suggestions, criticism, etc. If you like the idea, please join on as an interested participant and please make improvements to the proposal, as well. Thanks!

If I have posted this where it shouldn't be, please delete it. My apologies!

Ajshul (talk) 05:29, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Movement strategy implemention[edit]

Is Wikimedia Canada involved in the discussions about the implementation of the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy global priorities? A number of communities and affiliates have made statements. Is there interest in contributing? Vexations (talk) 23:34, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call[edit]

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrants@wikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 28 January 2021 (UTC)