Wikipedia Weekly is a spoken English-language audio podcast that discusses the Wikimedia movement, and has been produced intermittently since 2006. This is the first episode since July 2015 and marks a return to what we hope will be a semi-regular publication schedule. It is also the first episode featured in the Signpost.
In our first episode of 2016, we discuss the two-year term of outgoing executive director Lila Tretikov, and the turmoil that faced the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees, WMF staff, and the Wikimedia community in 2015 and 2016. Andrew Lih (Fuzheado) and Liam Wyatt (Wittylama) go over the timeline of events since May 1, 2014, when Tretikov was introduced by her predecessor Sue Gardner as the "unicorn" the Foundation was looking for. We discuss affiliate selected board seats, Knowledge Engine, a crucial all-staff meeting at the Wikimedia Foundation on November 9, 2015, and the current interim executive director Katherine Maher.
We welcome a diverse range of participation and voices from all over the community. Ideas and feedback can be left on the talk page on the main Wikipedia Weekly page, and an active Facebook group has been popular in keeping the conversation going between episodes. We welcome community help in indexing the time code and topics discussed, to make for easier navigation of the content.
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