To: Tim Pierce <twp-RHUJkelPML7YtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>; Boston Wikipedians <wikimedia-boston-RusutVdil2icGmH+5r0DM0B+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-boston] Wikimedia New England founding meeting in April?
In the interest of getting the ball rolling, I have gone ahead and created a meetup page and selected Saturday, April 22 as our target date. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/New_England
The idea here is that we haven't a well-attended event (like NYC's Wikipedia Day mini-conference) in Boston in a long time. It would be good to get as many people together as we can, and try to create momentum for the future. For example, do we want to hold a Wiknic in two months' time (from the meetup date)? What can we do to make sure New England is active in this year's US Wiki Loves Monuments campaign? And we want to raise awareness among the community about ongoing initiatives like the education program and GLAM, and about the upcoming Wikimania in DC this summer.
We'll need a venue. It sounds like the kind of event where we want a conference room at a college or library, and I would suggest somewhere in Boston proper is probably
better than Cambridge. I can work on this, but if anyone else has a good idea, please chime in.
On 3/16/12 11:07 AM, Tim Pierce wrote:
> I've been pretty dormant for the last few months, and lord knows I've never had a great track record of attending these meetings, but I'll try hard to make it as long as it's not during the first week of April, when I'll be in California for work
> On 3/16/12 9:34 AM, Pharos wrote:
>> Hi Wiki-Pilgrims,
>> I was talking with Dominic, and how about we pull together a Wikimedia
>> New England founding meeting sometime in April?
>> We could also send a bit of a delegation from Wikimedia NYC chapter,
>> and perhaps Wikimedia DC too, to share our experiences.
>> Also, the next WALRUS
online meeting on irc will be on April 11:
>> And of course all New Englanders are invited to join their fellow
>> Wiki-Americans at this special event at Wikimania in DC:
>> Wikimedia NYC
>> Wikimedia-boston mailing list
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> Wikimedia-boston <at> lists.wikimedia.org
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