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A weekly roundup of what is happening on Wikipedia with news, interviews and roundtable discussions.
Recent Episodes for WikipediaWeekly
DATE: Wed, 07 Oct 2009
SIZE: 18.6 MB
Episode 84: Farewell Brion Part II

Second half of the interview with Brion. We discuss: the history of MediaWiki “phase 3″; the API; his biggest mistake (not having SUL earlier); how to make decisions without consensus for change; improving the template interface; a new release from the usability team; LiquidThreads; problems looming in hardware and software; whether we’ve gone from innovative [...]

DATE: Sat, 03 Oct 2009
SIZE: 18.0 MB
Wikipedia Weekly: 83 Farewell Brion

An interview with the chief of tech at the Wikimedia Foundation before he leaves. We discuss: flagged revisions; MediaWiki’s relationship with business; his decision to move to StatusNet; the emerging role of open data standards; the relationship between community and technology; the search for his replacement(s); what the software looked like when he first arrived [...]

DATE: Fri, 28 Aug 2009
SIZE: 8.60 MB
Episode 82: Matt Halprin Interview

At Wikimania 2009 we interview Matt Halprin, the newest board member of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is a partner of the Omidyar Network, which recently gave $2 million to the Foundation. We talk about his background and views on the Foundation, and whether his seat on the board and the recent donation are tied together, [...]

DATE: Fri, 28 Aug 2009
SIZE: 15.6 MB
Episode 81: Wikimania 2009 Day 2

Day 2 of Wikimania brings in old friends and new voices: Andrew Lih, Liam Wyatt, James Forrester, Phoebe Ayers, Damian Finol of Spanish Wikipedia from Venezuela talking about Spanish language sessions and outcomes; and Philippe Beaudette of the Wikimedia Foundation talking about the new Strategic Planning process.

DATE: Thu, 27 Aug 2009
SIZE: 17.5 MB
Episode 80: Wikimania 2009 Day 1

Day 1 wrapup of Wikimania including Richard Stallman wanders onto stage, and a rundown of some sessions related to community and volunteer organizations. With Andrew Lih, Liam Wyatt and James Forrester.

DATE: Wed, 26 Aug 2009
SIZE: 25.5 MB
Episode 79: Wikimania 2009 Day 0

Yes you read that right, Day 0. Andrew Lih, Liam Wyatt, James Forrester and User:Effietsanders talk about the preview to Wikimania 2009.

DATE: Mon, 24 Aug 2009
SIZE: 38.7 MB
Episode 78: Before Wikimania 2009

The roundtable is back, where Andrew Lih, Liam Wyatt and Andrew Phillips talk about the latest Wikipedia news, including board of trustees elections, the GLAM-wiki conference in Australia, strategic review proposals, the latest research from Palo Alto research center, and the related Wikimania panel Fuzheado will host about dealing with the demographic decline of Wikipedia. [...]

DATE: Fri, 17 Jul 2009
SIZE: 38.3 MB
Episode 77: National Portrait Gallery challenge

A joint Wikipedia Weekly and Wikivoices podcast covers the recent letter sent by the UK National Portrait Gallery to User:Dcoetzee (link). The NPG is disputing Wikimedia Commons use of their photos of out-of-copyright paintings. We also discuss the controversial new Advisory Council setup by the Arbitration Committee.

DATE: Thu, 09 Jul 2009
SIZE: 27.3 MB
Episode 76: Usability

Liam Wyatt Interviews with the usability team Naoko, Parul and Trevor – the people behind the new MediaWiki skin “vector” – what they’ve set out to achieve, what they’ve done so far and what’s left to do. Also, news about the recently announced Commons usability FordFoundation grant.

DATE: Thu, 18 Jun 2009
SIZE: 25.6 MB
Episode 75: Meet Jennifer Riggs

An interview with Jennifer Riggs, the newly hired chief program officer of the Wikimedia Foundation. We discuss her background, her introduction to the Wikimedia community and what she sees as first priorities.

DATE: Fri, 15 May 2009
SIZE: 42.1 MB
Episode 74: Long Strange Trips

After long journeys by Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) on his book tour for The Wikipedia Revolution, and Liam Wyatt (User:Wittylama) to Europe for the Chapters meeting, here’s the weekly roundtable on recent news.

DATE: Mon, 27 Apr 2009
SIZE: 15.8 MB
Episode 73: Interview w/Ed Chi of PARC

Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) interviews researcher Ed Chi of Palo Alto Research Center’s Augmented Social Cognition group about their latest research on Wikipedia’s growth and community health. PARC’s latest study gets behind the numbers of Wikipedia’s slower article production.

DATE: Thu, 26 Mar 2009
SIZE: 24.6 MB
Episode 72: Meet the German President

Liam wyatt (Witty lama) talks with Sebastian Moleski (SebMol) – the head of the Wikimedia Deutschland – about: the upcoming all-chapters meeting in Berlin; the German chapter’s projects; and his reasons for being a Wikimedian.

DATE: Fri, 20 Feb 2009
SIZE: 45.2 MB
Episode 71: We have no shame Episode71 Shameless plugs galore followed by: Flagged Rev’s requested; CopyFraud and CopyFAIL; Request for new fileformats on WikiMedia; Britannica goes for 20 minutes; Mozilla open-video grant; The Abuse Filter and Commons Picture of the Year.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jan 2009
SIZE: 38.1 MB
Episode 70: Under the Microscope

The continuation of a (big) roundtable news discussion with Andrew Lih, Andrew Phillips, Liam Wyatt, James Forrester, Durova, and Sage Ross. Topics include: the future of Wikipedia, challenges for 2009 and predictions for the coming year.

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