[WMCEE-l] [WikiBG-Info] Wikimedia CEE Meeting preparation - we need your input!

Juan de Vojníkov juandevojnikov at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 00:40:06 CET 2014

Good to hear Vassia that, youd like to attend. The shyness is quite common
within wikimedians. We have 90 very active and 250 active contributers to
cs.wp and only 20 visit regular meetings. Have you tried to get social
people "to" wp?

I think many chapters had to translate bylaws for WMF so they will be


Dne 13.11.2014 21:04 "vassia atanassova" <vassia.atanassova at gmail.com>

> Dear Mykola and colleagues from BG and CEE,
> I was a bit disappointed with the shyness of our community members, none
> of whom raised a hand willing to take part in the Kiyv meetup and this kind
> invitation.
> Initially, I was also hesitant, as I have lectures and million other
> committments by the end of the year, but I acknowledge it important to
> exchange good practices with other CEE wikimedians.
> We in Bulgaria, in the last days got approval for user group
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/ResolutionsWikimedians_of_Bulgaria_User_Group_-_Liaison_approval,_November_2014>
> (and we accept your hearty congratulations :)) and this makes it even more
> important to learn from your organizational experience.
> For this reason, I reconsidered my initial decision, and I took part in
> the voting for the date of the meetup. I opted for the days 12-14 or 19-21
> December (since 5-7 Dec. is way too early for me to rearrange my lectures),
> and I'd like to express my willingness to visit the Kiyv meetup. However,
> this I can do only in case that I get support for the travel expenses.
> Tomorrow I will provide (my, POV :)))) ) answer to the questionnaire for
> the strengths and needs, but I'd like to immediately tell that I'll be
> specifically interested (i.e. will *need*) to see English translations of
> the statutes of the Wikimedia chapters (juridical organizations) in the
> region and discuss with the colleagues who have been through the process of
> writing a statute what are the good practices we can adopt directly.
> Because there is need to reinvent the wheel :)))) As long as the strengths
> are concerned, I can share experience in our university wiki projects, if
> this is considered interesting for the rest of the audience.
> Best regards,
> Vassia / Spiritia
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 1:07 AM, Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues of Wikimedia Bulgaria UG,
>> I am writing you concerning the organisation of Wikimedia CEE (Central
>> and Eastern Europe) Meeting this year. Following discussions at Wikimania
>> and long silence on mailing lists, Wikimedia Ukraine decided to take
>> initiative in organisation of this event.
>> First of all, we want to have a good *programme* of the event. The idea
>> is that each chapter or user group shares:
>> * your strong points, interesting projects and other achievements that
>> you would be happy to share with others
>> * your weaknesses, and needs, for example, projects where you need advice
>> or help from others
>> * questions where you are looking for an answer, so that we know what
>> topics will be interesting for you.
>> Exact dates and practical information will follow by the end of the week,
>> but we can already confirm we are plann ing to held it in the first half of
>> December, most likely in Kyiv (Ukraine). So far we would like to know if
>> anyone from Bulgaria is *interested in attending*, so that we know if we
>> can count on you. We should be able to accomodate 2-3 people per country
>> Please write your answers at * https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2014/Questions%26Needs
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2014/Questions%26Needs> * or
>> just write me an email if it easier for you. Please feel free to write me
>> if you have questions or need more details.
>> Thanks in advance and hope you will come to Kyiv !
>> Best regards,
>> Mykola Kozlenko aka NickK
>> Vice-Chair of Board of Wikimedia Ukraine
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