Roadmap 2011

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The months prior to this were not documented. Now we have a plan and a strategy for accomplishing our goals: Roadmap


  • (DONE) get access to all domain name and hosting accounts at present from neeru and nathan kinkade
    • get google analytics account access and setup weekly on monday report
  • (DONE) setup a new account on smallest account
  • (DONE) move site to new hosting, already talked with nathan kinkade at CC and he will help
  • (DONE) setup launchpad bug and feature tracker for the entire project, expose on site
    • decided against this now, since we have mediawiki bug tracking, but have the accounts reserved Jon Phillips 18:17, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
  • (DONE) Design an updated theme from the new logo (have 3 already from neeru)
    • NOTE: We decided to use default mediawiki vector theme Jon Phillips 18:15, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Coordinate with Neeru, and implement


End of School Year Push


Top 100 Papers in World


  • tracking bugs admin task
    • Make it easy for the community to track bug reports (christopher)
      • Create a email account; sign-up this account to the mailing list(Jon Phillips)
      • Sign up for a Bugzilla account (christopher)
      • Set up 'whining' to email a bug summary to once per week (christopher)
      • Set up a filter on to forward these reports to the mailing list (christopher)
      • Configure mailing list to accept the emails
        • Under Recipient Filters add as an alias name for the list.
        • Add to List of non-member addresses whose postings should be automatically accepted.
      • Ask Bugzilla admin if we can CC all AcaWiki bugs to by default (Jon Phillips)
  • chat and mailing list focus, and social networks (christopher)
    • is there a clear way people can get involved in discussions and onto irc?
    • add to the left sidebar links to [AcaWiki:Communications]] and to the identica, twitter, facebook, linkedin pages.


  • community + press Announce updated site and logo, and approach to top papers
    • Take first pass at press release Jon Phillips 03:27, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
    • create press release template and press infrastructure on the site Jon Phillips 04:22, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • spread the news via social networks, via both our networks
  • provide analysis and execution of announcement about places whom would be interested in this and acawiki
  • develop sustainability plan to be implemented following month Jon Phillips 03:43, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Begin campaign to increase users of the site (Jon Phillips 04:36, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
    • contacting media studies professors to get their students to write summaries for their classes ( I attached a list here)
    • reach out to science bloggers who are already writing summaries
    • somehow getting high school students to request papers to drive demand (can then individually email high profile scholars
    • contacting high profile scholars to contribute summaries (and telling them high school students want access to their papers)
  • Begin outreach efforts Jon Phillips 04:37, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
    • Begin canvassing contributors for the project, communicating with directly
    • engaging twitter, facebook,
    • find out who is using the site, get feedback from, setup community participation

0.7 + 0.8


  • assess any other wikimedia harmonizations (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
    • assess how deep SMW is and/or what that means for collaboration with WMF projects
  • Need a sustainability assessment for the project and/or sustainability plan in place (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
  • add AcaWiki to the SMW Registry
  • WONTDO UNTIL THEY ASK FOR US Get SMW hosting setup on WikiMedia Foundation servers -- deferred per [2]
    • Coordinate with Wikimedia Foundation lead over transitioning to their hosting longer term (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
  • meetings in san francisco with wiki and related openaccess projects (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
  • update all social media accounts (rejon + pete)
  • Keep metrics growing, and on-going development and community directions (ALL)
    • wikimedia, wikia, plos, CC, university profs
  • implement sustainability plan (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC))
    • analyze: targeted ads, sponsorship plans, university sponsorship
  • Assess and implement more top-down strategies for seeding content (Jon Phillips 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC) + Fabricatorz)
  • participate at sharism workshop in doha with qatar university (christopher, jon, nkinkade)
  • participate in the sharism forum and the Creative Commons Summit
  • WONTDO: the acawiki tagline is too long and complicated, need to refine it into like 4-6 words maximum Jon Phillips 17:22, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Get spencer going on adding arts and culture summaries and intro'd as an admin Jon Phillips 06:44, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Update the language interface Jon Phillips 06:44, 14 October 2011 (UTC)



  • increase number of papers

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