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Wikipedia's 10th anniversary
Hi all,

As a few of you know, I have a fellowship in the Wikimedia
Foundation's Community Department, working for Chief Community Officer
Zack Exley on a variety of projects. One of these projects is making
Wikipedia's 10th anniversary one to remember by supporting you
(Wikimedians) who want to celebrate online and off.

To that end, we've opened up a new space for collaboration at http://ten.wikipedia.org/
. Many thanks to the editors who've already showed up to participate.
For who haven't had a chance to explore it yet, we started the wiki
for four core activities, which are outlined in our FAQ (http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAQ
). They are:

1. Gathering a single, detailed list of events that we can point
interested people to.
2. Hosting some interesting ways to reflect on the anniversary online,
across Wikipedia communities. If you have ideas for celebrating, this
is the place to share them.
3. Providing resources for organizers, including a press kit, freely-
licensed designs that can be localized, and instructions on how to get
a free set of t-shirts, stickers, buttons etc. for your event.
4. A place to document everything. This wiki will be a great place to
look back and see what we did to celebrate our first double digit
anniversary.

Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what we're working on. As
usual, please be bold and join in!

If you have questions that can't be answered on the wiki or mailing
list (https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikix-l), I am your
best point of contact. I'd especially like to encourage current or
potential event organizers to get in touch.

Thanks for reading,

Steven Walling
[[User:Steven (WMF)]] on ten.wikipedia.org







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Re: Wikipedia's 10th anniversary [ In reply to ]
(x-posted on a few lists)

Hi folks,

Just to follow up on Steven's note... I just uploaded the mockups of the Wikipedia 10 and new Wikipedia t-shirts to ten.wikipedia.org:
http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design/Merchandise

Kits of merchandise, each containing 50 shirts and other fun stuff described on that page, will be available to registered Wikipedia 10 celebrators all over the world. The Wikipedia 10 'team' shirts are, alas, in english, but we hope they'll prove highly visible and fun alongside the Wikipedia shirts.

You'll also see there are some buttons and stickers that can be used to dress up any other outfits or celebration spaces.

Post your event at http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Event to ensure we get a supply of merchandise to you.

The design concept is also housed on the same wiki:
http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design

Which is all about remix and localize! Some volunteers have already localized the marks in their own languages and geographies. They template blanks are there and standing by to be added to. And of course you can always add completely original concepts to his page as well. They're all being housed on WM Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_10

We're thankful to David Peters, a design consultant who has been working with us for about two years now for putting the time into this concept. I hope it makes it joins a wide range of other images and designs that help us celebrate this one-of-a-kind milestone!

Please continue the conversation on the wikix-l mailing list per Steven's instructions below. That way we keep the conversation focussed on the events and activities.

Thanks,
jay

On Nov 16, 2010, at 3:27 PM, Steven Walling wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> As a few of you know, I have a fellowship in the Wikimedia
> Foundation's Community Department, working for Chief Community Officer
> Zack Exley on a variety of projects. One of these projects is making
> Wikipedia's 10th anniversary one to remember by supporting you
> (Wikimedians) who want to celebrate online and off.
>
> To that end, we've opened up a new space for collaboration at http://ten.wikipedia.org/
> . Many thanks to the editors who've already showed up to participate.
> For who haven't had a chance to explore it yet, we started the wiki
> for four core activities, which are outlined in our FAQ (http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAQ
> ). They are:
>
> 1. Gathering a single, detailed list of events that we can point
> interested people to.
> 2. Hosting some interesting ways to reflect on the anniversary online,
> across Wikipedia communities. If you have ideas for celebrating, this
> is the place to share them.
> 3. Providing resources for organizers, including a press kit, freely-
> licensed designs that can be localized, and instructions on how to get
> a free set of t-shirts, stickers, buttons etc. for your event.
> 4. A place to document everything. This wiki will be a great place to
> look back and see what we did to celebrate our first double digit
> anniversary.
>
> Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what we're working on. As
> usual, please be bold and join in!
>
> If you have questions that can't be answered on the wiki or mailing
> list (https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikix-l), I am your
> best point of contact. I'd especially like to encourage current or
> potential event organizers to get in touch.
>
> Thanks for reading,
>
> Steven Walling
> [[User:Steven (WMF)]] on ten.wikipedia.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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