User talk:Helixitta

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Wikimania 2017 related session

Hi! I am Sara, an academic librarian in the US. I saw your proposal for a lightning talk about getting more academic involved in editing. I have been preparing a roundtable proposal for the very same topic. The idea is to let people have an open discussion about the issues surrounding getting them involved and how academics and scientists can get credit to tenure, promotions, or build their CVs. Would you be up for supporting each other to make this discussion even better? I don't know how they will schedule sessions, but I can ask that the roundtable discussion be after your lightning talk. Let me know! --Librarygurl (talk) 22:00, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Librarygurl: hi! Of course, count me in, it is a wonderful idea. This is the proposal, isn't it: Submissions/Wikipedia + Libraries Meetup?--Helixitta (talk) 19:09, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
That's a different proposal, one that focuses on libraries and GLAM organizations. I am not working with them on it, I am just supporting it as I would attend it. I am still writing my proposal. I hope to have it submitted on Monday. I am glad you are up for supporting each other. I think this is an important conversation to push forward. --Librarygurl (talk) 16:23, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh, good, I'll be monitoring your user contribution to see the proposal. --Helixitta (talk) 13:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi both, thanks for bringing this up. I am planning to submit something similar (see notes on my user page) and think there is a lot of things we could be exploring in this space — way more than a lightning talk or a panel discussion. I haven't seen Librarygurl's proposal yet and am still going through existing submissions before deciding which gaps to fill with mine. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:50, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
@Helixitta: There is now a related round table submission at Submissions/Bringing Science and Wikimedia together through people: Wikipedia Ambassadors, Open Science Fellows, Wikimedians in residence – what’s next?. Would you like to join in? --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 17:11, 10 April 2017 (UTC)