[African Wikimedians] Campaigns Office Hours

Dear Community,

As you may already know, the Foundation has been developing a small team focused on supporting and understanding content campaigns and contests (see our page on Meta [1]). Campaigns and contests are an important part of the movement’s organizing activities: inviting newcomers, creating content and bringing energy to communities worldwide.

We are piloting monthly office hours to discuss how content campaigns have been organized in the movement. The first office hour will be on September 23 2020 at 3:00 PM UTC.[2]

The Campaigns Office hour is an opportunity to learn about how others have organized content campaigns, new or emerging tools and tactics, and ask questions about how campaigns have been implemented by other organizers.

The Office hour will be semi-structured, with community and WMF highlights during the first half hour, and a Q&A period to learn more from the speakers or from other organizers interested in content campaigns. This month we will be highlighting:

  • What is the WMF Campaigns team? From the WMF Campaigns team

  • A Taxonomy of Knowledge Gaps [3] From WMF Research

  • What was learned from the WPWP Campaign? From the WPWP organizing team

Don’t miss our first edition of the campaign office hour: we want to learn about your questions, experiences and new ideas for content campaigns in your Wikimedia communities.

Looking forward to learning, discussing and sharing with you!


Felix and Alex

[1] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Campaigns_Team

[2]- https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/99382142655

[3] - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Knowledge_Gaps_Index/Taxonomy