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Welcome to the Wiki Contributors Meeting
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Purpose and Time

Come forge solutions with other community contributors. We discuss content, best practices, community, and strategy the first Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:00 PM (mountain time).
Get YOUR interests on the weekly agenda!

Contributors and Moderators[edit | edit source]

2011   2012   2013

Attend this meeting to discuss issues, ways to improve the wiki, connect to others, and get training.

Meetings[edit | edit source]

Meetings occur the first Thursday of each month.

Click a meeting below for the agenda of a specific date. Please add what you would like to discuss and see what is planned. You can join the meeting from there.

Create new agenda pages by using {{subst:Contributor Meeting Agenda}}.

Upcoming Meetings[edit | edit source]

Next meeting:

2016 Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • 7 January 2016 Meeting Recording Focus RootsTech Meeting, Beta wiki and the feedback button, Country Page Example, and Wiki Project Updates.
  • 3 March 2016 Meeting Recording Wiki Update: No Editing time period, Country Pages. Yammer Wiki Contributor Group, Wiki project update and Questions.
  • 7 April 2016 Meeting Recording Layout Change, Visual Editor training, Wiki Upgrade, Q and A.
  • 5 May 2016 Meeting Recording
  • 2 June 2016 Meeting Recording
  • 7 July 2016 Meeting
  • 4 August 2016 Meeting

2015 Meetings[edit | edit source]

Join Now[edit | edit source]

  1. Go to WebEx to join the meeting
  2. Enter the meeting number
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address
  4. Click "Join."

Once you join the meeting, a box will appear for you to enter a telephone number to have the system call you. You may choose to use a headset connected to you computer instead of using your telephone.

If any challenges arise in joining the meeting, call in and enter the following access code to establish an audio connection: Local / International: 1-801-240-9700 U.S. Toll-Free:1-855-537-4000, Enter Access Code, Ask the host to sent an e-mail invitation to you from WebEx.

Discussion and Proposal page[edit | edit source]

A page has been created to list ongoing suggestions and ideas that evolve from these meetings. It is hoped that possible changes and projects will not be forgotten, and will eventually reach a resolution. See Community Discussions and Proposals for the list.

Purpose of the meeting

  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, community, best practices, current issues, and strategy.

First half of meeting:

  • Introduce new members
  • Outstanding discussion items that need resolution (Forum issues, Policies/Manual of Style)
  • What are you working on? Do you need people to come in and help?
  • Ratings from Thumbs up/down

Second half of meeting: Rotation of topics

  1. Moderators and adopters: Learn from one another. What are you doing? Obstacles and getting the help to move beyond them. Collaborating.
  2. Training wanted: Add to the agenda early so experts and interested parties can be specifically invited
  3. Projects needing volunteers:
  4. Improve the Wiki: Resolve current issues and pending decisions
  5. Open: add your own agenda items

Historical Perspective[edit | edit source]

The Contributor's meeting was spurred by discussions from the Contributor's Corner Forum, including:

  • Define the roles of moderators and adopters and the impact upon other contributors
  • Discuss content isssues, such as the manual of style, creating informative links, and more.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and suggestions
  • Move from talk to decision and implementation

The Technical Meeting previously handled many of these issues. It has recently evolved into technical issues that may not interest all contributors.

Instructions for Attending the Web Meeting

The link to join the weekly meeting appears on both the agenda page and also this home page for the Community Meeting. (See above)
  • Select the desired "Connect Me" option and enter the phone number for MeetingPlace reach you.
  • Click the Connect button

You can also attend the meeting without using your computer.

  • Dial into 801-240-2663 (Local/International) or 877-453-7266 (US Toll-free)
  • Follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID

Prior to joining the meeting for the first time, please run the MeetingPlace Test to verify you can participate in a web meeting.