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Pete Forsyth
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Attended Reed College
Lives in Greater Cascadia, United States
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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections are over -- and three of my top picks won! This is an important moment for Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. One of the clearest differences among the candidates was around how to best engage the volunteer community in governance issues. I am delighted to see three new trustees who clearly opposed the disastrous rollout of the Superprotect feature, and who bring strong expertise in working effectively with the many Wikimedia volunteers. Congratulations to Dariusz Jemielniak, James Heilman, and Denny Vrandečić!
Today, the results of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) board of trustees election were announced. 5167 people voted, making this the highest turnout in any Wikimedia election to date. The winners — Dariusz Jemielniak, James Heilman, and Denny Vrandečić — were three of the top four I endorsed.
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Way to go!  Congrats for your bit in making this happen (don't think that your entering a candidacy, then retracting if for the reasons you stated, was not significant....)
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Just an everyday house party in Newton Highlands...
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looks fun!
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I've withdrawn from the election for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. I'm happy with several of the other candidates; here's more about my reasons, and the names of two (so far) candidates I endorse: http://wikistrategies.net/board-election-update/ (Also, I've preserved my candidate statement and answers to questions from voters, here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Peteforsyth/2015_board_election_Peteforsyth_answers )
Before I chose to run for a seat on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, I spoke with several trusted colleagues. I had not planned on running; but as I watched candidates release their opening statements, I was dismayed to see how few of them mentioned community dynamics and good ...
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The Wikimedia Foundation should waste no time in learning about its communities' social dynamics, and in finding effective ways to engage:
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I am running for the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees. We need a WMF that can work with its community. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Candidates#Pete_Forsyth_.28Peteforsyth.29
The Funds Dissemination Committee elections have started. Votes will be accepted until 23:59 10 May 2015 (UTC). Translation of candidate statements for Board, FDC and FDC Ombudsperson elections is continuing. Voters are also still invited to submit questions for the candidates to answer, ...
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In loving memory of Bessie Aida LaChaux, an Oakland daughter who left this world just before her third birthday. Song performed by Bessie's grandmother, West Coast Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mechelle LaChaux.
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Finally built the second bench I've been craving on the front porch. Still needs a back railing and some tidying up, but it was good enough for dinner for two tonight!
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Mom admired this lady's dress at the cheese shop. And what an admirable dress it was!
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You!  I didn't think you were even aware of this!  Gonna check out the site she got it from -
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A birthday surprise from the staff at Lois the Pie Queen, one of my favorite local restaurants. Accompanied by song...they had to pause to ask me for my name, it had been a while :) This was only part of the gift -- the main one was, they let me put in my order after they'd announced closing time! And what a delicious meal it was....
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It's a great little restaurant
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Designing and executing collaborative web projects
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  • Wiki Strategies
    Principal, 2008 - present
  • Wikimedia Foundation
    Public Outreach Officer, 2009 - 2011
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Greater Cascadia, United States
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Pete is Wikipedia contributor, online collaboration specialist, and advocate of the commons. (For more details, see http://wikistrategies.net/pete-forsyth)
Education
  • Reed College
    Philosophy
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