Submissions:2024/Connecting the Movement: Exploring Diff, Wikimedia Answers, and the Foundation's new "front door" on Meta-Wiki

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Title:

Connecting the Movement: Exploring Diff, Wikimedia Answers, and the Foundation's new "front door" on Meta-Wiki

Type of session:

Lecture (15-30 min)

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Community Health

Abstract:

This session would overview three projects of the Movement Communications team, introducing users to how these projects can support them and their work: Diff, Wikimedia Answers, and our new "front door" on Meta-Wiki. Diff (diff.wikimedia.org) is a Wikimedia Foundation-supported community blog; this section of the session would provide information on how volunteers can get started publishing on Diff, outlining our editorial and publishing process and the impact that a Diff post can have on an event or project. We'd discuss examples of the types of posts users have published on Diff, and answer any questions that people may have about publishing their own posts. The Wikimedia Answers section would provide information about the answers@wikimedia.org email queue, which is a general queue for questions about the Wikimedia Foundation and our activities, connecting volunteers with the relevant staff and processes. The third section introduces volunteers to the newly-updated Wikimedia Foundation pages on Meta-Wiki, which provide centralized community-oriented information about the Wikimedia Foundation's structure and the support and resources available. In all, these three projects better connect the Foundation and community, and help community members access the support that the Foundation can provide.

Author name(s):

Chris Koerner and Rae Adimer

Wikimedia username(s):

CKoerner (WMF) and RAdimer-WMF

E-mail address:

ckoerner@wikimedia.org and radimer@wikimedia.org

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation

Able to attend without scholarship?

Yes

Estimated length of session

30 mins

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

No

Special requests: