Board Meeting 18 June 2019

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* Surprise
 
* Surprise
 
* 1700 edits away from 2 millionth edit
 
* 1700 edits away from 2 millionth edit
* Motion put forward by Douglas, suggested by Adriaan - seconded by Ian, Rossouw yes from Adri, Coenraad, passed
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* Initial support, but then discussion about conflict of interest, some knowing about the prize in advance and others not
* Social media posts - afterwards, Adri will coordinate
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* There will be social media posts afterwards to recognise this milestone, Adri will coordinate
Ian: What if it's a board member that does the 2 millionth edit?
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* Agreed that those who are aware of it are not eligible
* Ian retracts support, conflict of interest, not widely known - suggestion to get back to Adriaan with concerns and ask him for proposal
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Coenraad: How about we get WAT to donate a dictionary and thesaurus or something, with a thank you letter?
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(and a suggestion for winner to gift it if they already have one)
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* Those who are aware of it are not eligible
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===Events===
 
===Events===

Revision as of 20:17, 18 June 2019

=Wikimedia ZA Board meeting - 18 June 2019

Contents

Attendance

Michael Graaf Ian Gilfillan Rossouw Coenraad Adri Baard Bobby Shabangu

Apologies

Deon Steyn Douglas

Agenda

Previous minutes

WLA 2019 - Report

Completed: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Africa_2019_South_Africa Winners to be announced and contacted by the end of this month (June)

Survey for Wikipedia ZA

  • Been some email discussion

Wikimania Scholarships

  • Douglas and Bobby going
  • Judges - David Richfield, Dumisane, Martin (German chapter)
  • Number of applications
  • Ian will send out more reminders closer to time

Hackathon update

  • Dragging out, making things complicated, may be better off doing ourselves
    • Also problems with phone conference
    • Sentech wants to follow the manual to the letter, including server setup - Coenraad offered help, Michael and Coenraad will discuss
  • Reuben has got involved too which is great


Afrikaans Wikipedia

  • R500 token award for person making the 2 millionth edit
  • Surprise
  • 1700 edits away from 2 millionth edit
  • Initial support, but then discussion about conflict of interest, some knowing about the prize in advance and others not
  • There will be social media posts afterwards to recognise this milestone, Adri will coordinate
  • Agreed that those who are aware of it are not eligible

Events

Madrid

Douglas needs to report back

Cape Town Meetup

Ian, Douglas, Adri, Michael attended plus approx 10 others 10:00-14:00 Good meetup, another one in early July - meetup.com account managed by Reuben https://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-ZA/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Cape_Town/Cape_Town_16 Next one: July 7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Cape_Town/Cape_Town_17

Goethe Institute

    • Bobby met with them in Berlin. Bobby presented along with German chapter, GI wants to integrate ?
    • GI will provide with venue, catering and internet for workshops
    • Expressed interest in sponsoring attendees to Wikimania. Too late for this year, request to be asked in time for future years
    • There were no attendees from Cape Town center, but same applies.
    • Coenraad: Can we need to send them an official thank you letter? - Yes, as a chapter. Bobby to draft letter, and ask for Cape Town contact person.

Puku

    • No followup yet, Bobby still tying to confirm a date

Rhodes - June 28 - July 2

    • Deon attending
    • Rossouw' was due to attend, but flights from Namibia too expensive (R8500), unfortunately we cannot afford. Bobby has volunteered to go.
    • Friday meeting with Wynand(?) to confirm schedule (Bobby, Deon and Douglas - Bobby will forward email)
    • Whitelist IP, create dashboard, track new members
    • Meeting on Friday

Climate Change workshop

Communication and social media channels, infrastructure

  • Twitter: 1407 followers -> 1414
  • Facebook (Afrikaans): 309 members -> 308
  • Facebook (English): 957 follows (904 likes) -> 962 (908)
  • Instagram 110 Followers
  • Mailing list (Afrikaans): 312 members. Suspect most are fake, aol addresses, no valid activity for years -> 312
  • Mailing list (English): 284 members -> 284
  • Meetup: 85 members -> 92
  • Youtube: 47 subscribers -> 47
  • Zulip: 13 users -> 13


Next Meeting

  • Tue 02 July 7pm
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