Weekly Update Thread - 2021-2022

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2022 Updates

Most Recent Update

Q2 - 2022


Weekly Update: Language Variants and moreeee
Weekly Update: Our Voice Competition


Weekly Update: Common Voice Dataset Release
Weekly Updates: Language Variants, “Our Voices” Challenge and moreeeeee


Q1 - 2022


Weekly Update: Community Funding Workshop, Common Voice Language Rep 2022/2023 & Next Dataset Release
Weekly Update: Happy Earth Day Common Voice Community! - events and oppurtunities

March: Variant Feature, Community Events Workshop and more....

Weekly Update: Events workshop, Improving loading and errors on speak/listen pages
Variant Feature is live
International Women’s Day and Sentence Collection - How can we break the bias ?
Community Workshop and more…
Events workshop, Improving loading and errors on speak/listen pages
Weekly Update: Q1 Round-Up

Feburary Update: International Mother Languages Day and Documentation Update

Week 1: Community Dashboard is back
Week 2: Community Documentation Update
Week 3: Sentence Collection Bands

January: Dataset Release, Establishig Variants, About Page Update !

Week 1: Upcoming Dataset Release and About Page Update
Week 2: Weekly Update: Establishing variants for Languages on Common Voice and New Team Members
Week 3: Common Voice Platform Update + Oppurtunities
Week 4: Dataset Release

2021 Updates

December and November 2021

Celebrating 2021
New About Page - Active Survey
29th November - Localising the validation criteria

October 2021

28th October - Language Diversity Impact and Community Lightening Talk
22nd October New Language Workflow
15th October - Low Bandwidth Contribution
6th October - Next Dataset Release and Hacktoberfest

September 2021

29th September - Social Media Campaign
20th September - Contribute-athon Global
9th September - Social Media Campaign, Kishwaili Fellows Update, Accent UI Survey
3rd September - Expression of interest Common Voice Reps and more

August 2021

27th August - Common Voice Kiswahili and Accent Workflow Community Events
20th - Accent Workflow & slides from roadmap sessions
12th - CC0 Waiver Process + Save the dates: Accent Workflow
5th - Accuracy for validating voices, Community Health Metrics and Community Playbook Updates

July 2021

26th - Accent Workflow Improvements, hiring and Community Engagement preference poll
16th - Dataset AMA with Jenny, Voice clip validation, Trustworthy AI
8th - Common Voice Roadmap: Community Session dates, Mozfest Common Voice takeover
1st - Community Playbook Review, COVID-19 Impact, Outreach Campaign Update

June 2021

25th - Dataset release timing, Low bandwidth connectivity and Mozfest Twitter takeover
18th - Outreach Campaign and Hiring