[WMCEE-l] Fwd: [Wmfall] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF interim Executive Director

Asaf Bartov abartov at wikimedia.org
Tue May 10 19:24:16 CEST 2016



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Date: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Subject: [Wmfall] REMINDER: Invitation to upcoming office hours with WMF
interim Executive Director
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A quick reminder that the first office hours with Wikimedia Foundation’s
interim Executive Director, Katherine Maher, is coming up in the next day

Apologies for confusion on the time, here is the time for the first
session, being held via video:
Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 00:00-01:00 UTC | Wednesday, 11 May 2016 -
17:00-18:00 PDT

You are invited to ask questions and offer suggestions to Katherine on this
Meta-Wiki page (which also has additional information on the office

You can join us and ask questions during the session via Blue Jeans:

The session will also be available for streaming on YouTube:

We look forward to talking with folks soon!

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Gregory Varnum
Communications Strategist (Contractor)
Wikimedia Foundation
gvarnum at wikimedia.org

> On May 4, 2016, at 8:47 PM, Katherine Maher <kmaher at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> **Summary: I am delighted to invite you to join me for two upcoming office
> hours, where I’ll answer community questions and share updates on the
> Foundation’s work.**
> It’s been a busy few weeks around the Wikimedia Foundation offices. We
> shared our 2016-2017 annual plan, finished our quarterly reviews, and
> attended Wikimedia Conference 2016 in Berlin with the Wikimedia
> [1]
> In Berlin, I had the chance to do one of my favorite things: sit with
> Wikimedians, listen, debate, and plan for the future. Of course, Berlin is
> just one gathering, and there are thousands of other perspectives out
> there. I want to hear more of these perspectives, and so I’m looking
> forward to hosting two office hours over the coming weeks.
> We plan to hold a traditional office hours on IRC, and will also
> with a video Q&A. We hope these different formats will make it easier for
> more people to participate using their preferred communications channels.
> We’ve chosen two different time zones, with the goal of reaching as many
> people as possible. They are as follows:
> *Video session*
> *This session will be recorded, and the video will be posted on
> Commons/Meta. Due to video conferencing limitations, we encourage advance
> questions.*
> Wednesday, 11 May 2016
> 00:00-1:00 UTC | 17:00-18:00 PDT [2]
> *IRC session*
> *This session follows the May monthly metrics meeting.[4] Like other
> hours, it will be held in #Wikimedia-office on Freenode.*
> Thursday, 26 May 2016
> 19:00-20:00 UTC | 12:00-13:00 PDT [3]
> We’re also collecting questions in advance for those who can’t make either
> of those sessions. We’ve created a page on Meta where you can leave
> questions or comments, check the details on the location of each session:
> Please share this invitation with others you think may be interested!
> I look forward to speaking soon,
> Katherine
> Translation notice - This message is available for translation on
> Meta-Wiki:
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2016
> [2] Time converter link:
> [3] Time converter link:
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Metrics_and_activities_meetings
> --
> Katherine Maher
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street
> San Francisco, CA 94105
> +1 (415) 839-6885 ext. 6635
> +1 (415) 712 4873
> kmaher at wikimedia.org
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