WCN 2016/Programma/How not to tear yourself apart while being a Wikimedia functionary
Spreker: Alice Wiegand
Always looking for the next move to be done, still searching for the wonderland.
How not to tear yourself apart while being a Wikimedia functionary
The governance bodies of Wikimedia Foundation and affiliates are places where community members can take different sets of responsibilities, very different in scope and impact from contributing to Wikipedia or sister projects. Having been a community member since 2004, a WMDE and WMF Board member I would like to shed a light on pleasures and burdens of wearing at least two different hats by one’s own choice. The presentation provides examples where community ties are necessary and beneficial, where they are hard to bear and where they are stumbling blocks for development.