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Let's collect here a list of topics for elevator pitches for our first intro meeting with Victoria on November 16. I'd like to keep this list manageable and focused on big, annual-plan themes (as opposed to one-off projects). As @Halfak suggested, I too would like presentations to take at most the first half of the meeting, so we can leave ample time for Q&A. Here's my take on topics (borrowing from my ccbwiki talk), feel free to hack it or modify it. Please add your suggestions by Tuesday noon PT.

Projects

  • AI as a service
    • Growing Wikipedia across languages via recommendations (aka, article recommendation)
    • Revision scoring as a service
    • Expanding Wikipedia stubs across languages
    • Reading Recommendations
    • UX Evaluation of AI systems
  • Understanding editing culture
    • Newcomer socialization/retention research
    • Harassment/personal attacks research
  • Understanding readers
    • New reader research
    • Wikipedia readers' motivations and behavior
  • WikiCite

Processes and services (this should really be one item, but I'm breaking it down)

  • Formal collaborations
  • Outreach: research showcases, research newsletter, research workshops
  • Open data / code releases
  • Consulting

Q: do we want to invite our fellahs for the special edition or is it going to be too much?

Event Timeline

@DarTar, thanks for starting this. I made some edits in Description. A few other notes:

  • I think it would be good/appropriate to invite research fellows as optional.
  • Open research infrastructure is something that is part of our annual plans and it's a fantastic project if Yuvi has bandwidth to work on. It would be great if we can call it out and also have Yuvi to present the current state. I'm happy to work with him towards it if you see fit and if he's interested.
  • Just to make sure: By "Reader segmentation research" you mean the work Abbey and her team is doing, and not the "Why we read Wikipedia" work? Just want to be clear about what I should be ready to explain. :)
  • Re the presentation itself: do you want each of us to prepare 2-3 slides to introduce the work? (5 min) or do you have some other approach in mind? Having things more visual can help given that there are so many different topics.

@DarTar, thanks for starting this. I made some edits in Description.

thank you

  • I think it would be good/appropriate to invite research fellows as optional.

I'm cool with that if people have no objections and if daddy West can make it.

  • Open research infrastructure is something that is part of our annual plans and it's a fantastic project if Yuvi has bandwidth to work on. It would be great if we can call it out and also have Yuvi to present the current state. I'm happy to work with him towards it if you see fit and if he's interested.

I'm happy to talk about this, right now I'm in conversations with Yuvi, Mark and Chase on the scope and resourcing of the project and I'd much rather have a more detailed conversation with her on this.

  • Just to make sure: By "Reader segmentation research" you mean the work Abbey and her team is doing, and not the "Why we read Wikipedia" work? Just want to be clear about what I should be ready to explain. :)

no, I mean your work :) Abbey's project is covered under "New reader research".

  • Re the presentation itself: do you want each of us to prepare 2-3 slides to introduce the work? (5 min) or do you have some other approach in mind? Having things more visual can help given that there are so many different topics.

Let's see how many pitches we have. I don't want to turn this into a series of formal presentations yet. I'd much rather have an informal discussion on high-level goals – why we are doing this, what are the outcomes, what's happening as a result of these projects – and set up a separate series of in-depth presentations on the results, also as a function of her interests.

Thanks, Dario. You answered it all. :)

@DarTar I just added two subtasks with the items I'd like to talk about. I'm not sure how you'd see them fitting into your outline in this task. Could you take a look at them and see what you think?

@DarTar this looks done. So removing Design Research project.