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Jun 8 2021, 9:36 PM (25 w, 19 h)
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Recent Activity

Fri, Nov 19

ELescak added a comment to T293493: Plan program for Research Showcases in Q3.

Finalized themes and speakers to invite for showcases in January - March.

Fri, Nov 19, 2:50 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Mon, Nov 15

ELescak updated the task description for T291376: Research Showcase December 2021.
Mon, Nov 15, 8:25 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Fri, Nov 12

ELescak added a comment to T292722: Develop a strategy and roadmap for growing the Wikimedia research community.

Updated the draft strategy for supporting and growing the community.

Fri, Nov 12, 3:18 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287614: Research Community Profile.

Used Scholia to understand trends in publishing on Wikipedia, including number of publications per year, topics covered, networks of co-authors, and institutions where research is taking place.

Fri, Nov 12, 3:18 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions.

Updated strategy for supporting and growing the research community and the role of community champions in those initiatives.

Fri, Nov 12, 3:16 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Fri, Nov 5

ELescak added a comment to T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .

I think it's too early to say. I'd like to see how many attendees we get over the next few months and collect informal feedback on the new time offerings.

Fri, Nov 5, 1:34 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak updated the task description for T291376: Research Showcase December 2021.
Fri, Nov 5, 11:12 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Held November office hours.

Fri, Nov 5, 11:10 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants.

The Diff post is live! https://diff.wikimedia.org/2021/11/03/launch-of-the-wikimedia-research-fund

Fri, Nov 5, 11:09 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .

Held first office hours session at a new time.

Fri, Nov 5, 11:07 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak updated the task description for T293493: Plan program for Research Showcases in Q3.
Fri, Nov 5, 11:06 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Oct 29 2021

ELescak added a comment to T292722: Develop a strategy and roadmap for growing the Wikimedia research community.

Created community participation model. Identified areas of growth and created a timeline for this fiscal year for growth initiatives.

Oct 29 2021, 7:39 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak closed T287615: Listening Tour as Resolved.
Oct 29 2021, 7:38 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Sent emails advertising November office hours. Met with Pablo and Martin to discuss themes and speakers for Q3 showcases.

Oct 29 2021, 7:37 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants.

The Meta page is live! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Programs/Wikimedia_Research_%26_Technology_Fund

Oct 29 2021, 7:36 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .

Sent emails announcing new office hour time for November.

Oct 29 2021, 7:35 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T293493: Plan program for Research Showcases in Q3.

Met with Pablo and Martin to discuss themes and speakers for Q3.

Oct 29 2021, 7:34 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Oct 26 2021

ELescak added a comment to T294117: Story idea for Blog: Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation Research Fund!.

Great! Let's plan on it then.

Oct 26 2021, 2:46 PM · Technical-blog-posts
ELescak added a comment to T294117: Story idea for Blog: Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation Research Fund!.

Thanks for the feedback! Given that the call for proposals will go out next week and that we are simultaneously working on a Diff post, I think we'll postpone the tech blog post at this time. We would like to revisit this idea after our first round of funding closes (June 2022) and write about what we learned from the process. Does that work for you?

Oct 26 2021, 1:34 PM · Technical-blog-posts

Oct 22 2021

ELescak created T294117: Story idea for Blog: Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation Research Fund!.
Oct 22 2021, 1:27 PM · Technical-blog-posts
ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Held 2 conversations with research community members.

Oct 22 2021, 12:58 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Drafted email advertising November office hours.

Oct 22 2021, 12:57 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak closed T284945: Onboarding as Resolved.
Oct 22 2021, 12:56 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions.

Attended two discussions hosted by the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement focused on creating community champions programs.

Oct 22 2021, 12:56 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants.

Worked with Leila, Mako, and Community Resources team to finalize the proposal template and timeline; drafted post for tech blog and meta page; made spreadsheet for tracking advertising efforts; revised request for proposals.

Oct 22 2021, 12:54 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .

Updated email announcement of office hours to reflect the new times.

Oct 22 2021, 12:51 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Oct 15 2021

ELescak created T293493: Plan program for Research Showcases in Q3.
Oct 15 2021, 3:30 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292722: Develop a strategy and roadmap for growing the Wikimedia research community.

Sought feedback from the Research team around goals related to growth. This feedback will be incorporated into the growth strategy.

Oct 15 2021, 1:11 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Third 30 days: Documented learnings from listening tour and conversations with the research team; developed a draft process for strategy to increase support and growth of the broader research community; sought feedback from Leila

Oct 15 2021, 1:10 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions.

Led a discussion with the Research team about goals for growing the community and how to address community members' needs.

Oct 15 2021, 1:04 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants.

Worked with Leila and Community Resources team to refine the request for proposals and the review process; sent draft of announcement blog post to Leila for review; developed draft timeline with Leila

Oct 15 2021, 1:04 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .

Made decision with Research team to alternate times for office hours each month, beginning in November:
1PM CET / 7AM ET (Nov, Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep)
1AM CET / 7PM ET (Dec, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct)

Oct 15 2021, 1:03 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Oct 7 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

I held 13 conversations with research community members and will continue to extend invitations for conversations into Q2.

Oct 7 2021, 5:52 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287614: Research Community Profile.

Have drafted a profile of the research community based on conversations with community members and Foundation staff and will continue to update it as I learn more about community members, their motivations, and interactions and as we adjust the programming and resources we provide.

Oct 7 2021, 5:51 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Finished first 60 days of onboarding and will complete the last 30 days in mid-October. I spoke with members of the research community about their challenges, motivations, and ideas for growth and Foundation staff about good practices in developing strategy and engaging in community outreach. Based on these conversations, I have begun to develop a strategy for increasing support for and growing the global community of Wikimedia researchers.

Oct 7 2021, 5:49 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

During Q1, I worked with Pablo and Martin to identify topics and speakers for Q2 showcases, and arranged the December showcase. Martin and I have collected ideas for making office hours more globally welcoming (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T291644).

Oct 7 2021, 5:47 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak moved T284945: Onboarding from FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept to FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec on the Research board.
Oct 7 2021, 5:46 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak moved T287614: Research Community Profile from FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept to FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec on the Research board.
Oct 7 2021, 5:46 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak moved T287615: Listening Tour from FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept to FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec on the Research board.
Oct 7 2021, 5:45 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak closed T287617: Research Grant Process as Resolved.
Oct 7 2021, 5:45 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak moved T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases from FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept to FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec on the Research board.
Oct 7 2021, 5:45 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak renamed T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants from Research Grant Process to Release first request for proposals for research grants.
Oct 7 2021, 5:44 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak renamed T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming from Research showcase and office hours to Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .
Oct 7 2021, 5:44 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak renamed T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions from Research community champions to Develop strategy around research community champions.
Oct 7 2021, 5:42 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T292725: Make research showcase and office hours more globally welcoming .
Oct 7 2021, 12:16 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T292724: Release first request for proposals for research grants.
Oct 7 2021, 12:15 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak claimed T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions.
Oct 7 2021, 12:09 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T292723: Develop strategy around research community champions.
Oct 7 2021, 12:09 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T292722: Develop a strategy and roadmap for growing the Wikimedia research community.
Oct 7 2021, 12:08 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Oct 1 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Held three conversations with community members and updated draft strategy

Oct 1 2021, 7:56 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Nearly done drafting the first request for proposals!

Oct 1 2021, 7:55 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Sent emails advertising October office hours

Oct 1 2021, 7:55 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Sep 24 2021

ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Thanks, Leila! :-)

Sep 24 2021, 4:04 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Completed second 30 day plan and moving on to the third 30 days - the focus will be on wrapping up research community member conversations and drafting the strategy for community support and growth.

Sep 24 2021, 11:18 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287614: Research Community Profile.

Updated research community profile given what I have learned in conversations with Foundation staff and research community members.

Sep 24 2021, 11:17 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Held several conversations with community members and scheduled more in the upcoming weeks.

Sep 24 2021, 11:16 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

In the process of drafting the request for proposals.

Sep 24 2021, 11:15 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Work with Martin to collate proposed changes to office hours to make sessions more welcoming (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T291644).

Sep 24 2021, 11:15 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Sep 23 2021

ELescak updated the task description for T291644: Improvements to Research Office hours.
Sep 23 2021, 4:52 PM · Research-outreach, Research

Sep 21 2021

ELescak updated ELescak.
Sep 21 2021, 4:06 PM

Sep 20 2021

ELescak claimed T291376: Research Showcase December 2021.
Sep 20 2021, 12:32 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T291376: Research Showcase December 2021.
Sep 20 2021, 12:31 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Sep 17 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Held one conversation and scheduled several others for the upcoming couple of weeks.

Sep 17 2021, 5:18 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Confirmed December speakers. Had conversations with team members about how to make office hours more inclusive, including alternating times each month and encouraging submissions of questions in advance.

Sep 17 2021, 5:17 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Sep 10 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Sent additional invitations for conversations with community members.

Sep 10 2021, 11:09 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Discussed timeline for drafting and releasing request for proposals and the review process with Leila.

Sep 10 2021, 11:08 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Finalized topics for Q2 showcases with Martin and Pablo. Sent invitations to December speakers.

Sep 10 2021, 11:08 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Sep 3 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Held one conversation and led brainstorming session about the research community with the research team. Identified common themes brought up by research team and community members.

Sep 3 2021, 12:12 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Finished reading Modern Grantmaking

Sep 3 2021, 12:11 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Met with Pablo and Martin to choose topics for Q2 showcases and identified potential speakers.

Sep 3 2021, 12:10 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Aug 27 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Emailed invitations to community members for conversations about research community experiences.

Aug 27 2021, 11:54 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Reading Modern Grantmaking

Aug 27 2021, 11:52 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Discussed with Martin potential future showcases consisting of panel discussions and presentations by research grantees.

Aug 27 2021, 11:51 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Aug 20 2021

ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Drafted email invitation to send to community members; held one discussion and scheduled another for the end of August

Aug 20 2021, 2:19 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Scheduled time to meet with Pablo and Martin at the end of the month to decide on topics and speakers for Q2

Aug 20 2021, 2:18 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Tabled at Wikimania with grants team; reading Modern Grantmaking

Aug 20 2021, 2:17 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)

Aug 13 2021

ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Reviewed second 30 day plan with Leila

Aug 13 2021, 11:51 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Received list of community members to reach out to from Leila; read up on each person and found their contact information

Aug 13 2021, 11:51 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Discussed approaches for soliciting community input on proposals with Leila

Aug 13 2021, 11:49 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.

Brainstormed ideas for hosting a showcase panel with Martin

Aug 13 2021, 11:48 AM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Aug 6 2021

ELescak added a comment to T284945: Onboarding.

Completed first 30 day tasks

Aug 6 2021, 2:41 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287614: Research Community Profile.

Have a draft profile

Aug 6 2021, 2:40 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287615: Listening Tour.

Had a discussion with a community member and scheduled another for later this month

Aug 6 2021, 2:39 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak added a comment to T287617: Research Grant Process.

Reading Modern Grantmaking (https://moderngrantmaking.com/) to learn about how to develop and implement an accessible and equitable grantmaking strategy

Aug 6 2021, 2:38 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak added a comment to T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.
  • Attended August office hours
Aug 6 2021, 2:36 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Jul 28 2021

ELescak created T287618: Office Hours and Research Showcases.
Jul 28 2021, 6:16 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T287617: Research Grant Process.
Jul 28 2021, 6:13 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-July-Sept)
ELescak created T287615: Listening Tour.
Jul 28 2021, 6:13 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T287614: Research Community Profile.
Jul 28 2021, 6:11 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)

Jun 14 2021

leila awarded T284945: Onboarding a Love token.
Jun 14 2021, 5:29 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)
ELescak created T284945: Onboarding.
Jun 14 2021, 5:29 PM · Research (FY2021-22-Research-Oct-Dec)