[Wikimedia Education] COVID-19 & EduWiki response: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting

(usual apologies for cross-posting!)

The board of the Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to attend our
user group's next Open Meeting, one week from today, on Thursday, April 2,
at 15:00 UTC, as always via Zoom. We'll be discussing the Wikimedia &
Education community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest speakers
include:
* Nichole Saad and Melissa Guadalupe Huertas from the WMF Education Team
will talk about their strategy and how you can help. (
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/education/2020-March/002511.html)
* User:TiagoLubiana, a graduate student in Computational Biology from the
University of São Paulo, and a leading editor at Wikidata:WikiProject
COVID-19, will discuss Wikidata's work around COVID-19 and how the
Wikimedia and education community can help. (
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19)

Per usual, the board will provide an update on user group activities, and
we'll offer an opportunity for others to briefly share what they've been up
to in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us!

What: Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting
When: Apr 2, 2020 15:00 UTC
Where: https://zoom.us/j/759620545
Meeting ID: 759 620 545

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A reminder, this meeting will start in 24 hours.

Thanks to a suggestion from John Cummings, I'll also paste a Google
calendar invite below so you can add it to your calendar!
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r/eventedit?dates=20200402T150000Z/20200402T163000Z&text=Wikipedia+%26+Education+User+Group+Open+Meeting&location=https://zoom.us/j/759620545&details=Join+Zoom+Meeting https://zoom.us/j/759620545 Meeting+ID:+759+620+545&sf=true

LiAnna Davis, 26/03/20 19:45:

The board of the Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to attend our user group's next Open Meeting, one week from today, on Thursday, April 2, at 15:00 UTC, as always via Zoom

Thank you. What are you doing to mitigate the privacy risks of such proprietary software in general, and Zoom specifically?

In such a stressful period, I think it's important to protect the vulnerable from such risky tools.
<https://protonmail.com/blog/zoom-privacy-issues/>
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/what-you-should-know-about-online-tools-during-covid-19-crisis>
<https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/mar/17/remotetools/>

Federico

What are you doing to mitigate the privacy risks of such
proprietary software in general, and Zoom specifically?

Thanks for bringing this up. Everyone should think about their own comfort

level with 3rd party technologies in general. As host, I am not enabling
the features to track participants' activities, nor am I consulting any
data that may be available to me on individual participants, beyond the
name you choose to enter (which is visible to all participants in the
call). But I do encourage everyone to consult the links you provided, which
I've left below, and decide your own comfort level with using Zoom or any
other videoconferencing solution.

<https://protonmail.com/blog/zoom-privacy-issues/>