Proffitt,Merrilee | 12 Jun 02:27 2015
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Help with Oakland editathon, June 26th, at the Oakland Public Library

Hi everyone! I’m organizing an editathon at the Oakland Public Library on Friday June 26th – the session is primarily aimed at members of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association who will be meeting in Oakland Tuesday-Friday.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:RBMS_edit-a-thon_2015

 

I know what you are thinking: “But Merrilee, doesn’t this conflict with an editathon, for librarians, in San Francisco the very same day?” Well, yes, it does.  This is a follow on to an event we organized sort of last minute as part of the RBMS meeting last year in Las Vegas, and the conference organizers are encouraging about this becoming a regular part of the conference (yay!), so this has been planned for months.  And Jake and I talked about the overlap, and decided to proceed along on our separate paths. So, if there are Wikipedians who are perhaps East Bay located or interested hanging out with the super cool and motivated rare book  and archives crowd, I could really, really use your help with this one.

 

Many thanks!

 

Merrilee

 

 

 

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Sylvia Ventura | 9 Jun 18:53 2015
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ISO Wikipedians to train staff of SFPL's new Teen Tech Center

Hello Bay Area fellow Wikipedians, 

The San Francisco Public Library and the Mozilla's HIVE Learning Networks are launching a new Teen Tech Center in SF called The Mix. 

The Hive Learning Network is a global community effort of Youth Servicing Organizations led by the Mozilla Foundation. The HLN champions digital skills and web literacy through connected learning. They have a presence in 11 cities including Bangalore, Vancouver and Mombasa, and growing fast with 10 new cities to launch by end of 2015.


This is a pilot program to help us/WMF evaluate if this is a viable mechanism for the movement to engage with youth and help build future community of Wikipedians.

The SFPL agreed to host a Wikipedia Station to help youth navigate and use our projects as well as potentially contribute to them. This program will be ran by the staff of The Mix - I am looking for someone(s) to train their staff on becoming a Wikipedian and a guide to the youth in their program.

If you are interested, please feel free to ping me via email, I can share more details. 

The Mix launches next Wednesday June 18th - ideally we would like to have a Young Wikipedian's in Training booth for back to school - sept 2015. 

Thank you!
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Jake Orlowitz | 4 Jun 22:18 2015
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Wiki Loves ALA Editathon (June 26th 1-5pm)

What: Wiki Loves ALA Editathon

Who: Jacob Orlowitz, Patrick Earley, Alex Stinson, & Janet Renteria

When: Friday, June 26th 2015 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: 5th Floor Lounge

Why: Show others how to edit Wikipedia, especially attendees at the ALA Annual Conference at Moscone Center


The American Library Association conference brings 20-30 thousand librarians, publishers, and reference experts to San Francisco this June. We want to welcome them to the city and celebrate our shared missions of sharing knowledge with an editathon at WMF's office.


The event will starts at 1:00pm June 26th. We will have a WMF Staff Member with the guard between 12:30-1:30 and from 5:00-5:30 after the event ends. We will be giving guests a set time of entrance to avoid disruption of services for the lobby attendant, front desk folks, and organizers.  


An Eventbrite has been setup to collect first and last names of participants and will be used to cross reference with ID's. (Those without ID will not be let in.)


REGISTER HERE!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wiki-loves-ala-editathon-at-the-wikipedia-office-3-blocks-from-moscone-tickets-17253454547


We estimate that 50-60 participants will attend the event. The cap for the event is 90.


The Editathon will take place in the 5th floor lounge area. WMF workstations on the north side of the floor will be blocked off, and no ediathon participants will enter that area.


Staff are welcome, to come and participate, help out, or just poke their heads in and say hello. If you would like to officially join the editathon as a 'wiki expert', please register in the EventBrite so we can keep a head count. Also feel free to share this invitation with SF-area staff, or volunteer editors.


REGISTER HERE!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wiki-loves-ala-editathon-at-the-wikipedia-office-3-blocks-from-moscone-tickets-17253454547


There will be an introductory 1-screen presentation with a 30 minute tutorial on Editing Wikipedia. Participants will be working in groups after tutorial and for the rest of the event, without any A/V, so noise is expected to be minimal.


Participants will work on one of 4 subject tracks of their choosing:

* Writing about the history and collections of their institution or organization

* Writing about San Francisco's women writers, artists, and scientists

* Writing about LGBT history

* Writing about a topic of their choice


There will be lots of coffee and water at the event, as well as some light catered snacks.


We're excited about this neat opportunity to join forces with the library world. We're looking forward to a successful, fun event, and hope to see some of you there.


Best,


Jake Orlowitz and the Wikipedia Library Team

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Katherine van Ekert | 28 Mar 01:20 2015

Free 'Ask a Vet' service for pet parents

Hi!

I've just built a Veterinary Q&A message platform that I thought all you pet parents would be interested in. 

It allows you to ask veterinarians anything related to your pet's health and is resourced by the veterinarians at VetPronto, a Bay Area network of veterinarians. Our aim is to help owners better understand and care for their pets. 

Messages are unlimited, can be answered around the clock, and are commitment free. People can access the servicewww.vetpronto.com/questions or text 415-488-8203

There are absolutely no strings attached, we're just a bunch of vets keen to help :)

Katherine

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niki korth | 28 Mar 01:11 2015
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Art + Bureaucracy Edit-a-thon in SF: Sunday April 5th

Greetings,

 

I’m organizing an edit-a-thon next Sunday at a gallery in San Francisco centered around the theme of Art and Bureaucracy. This event is part of art show I am part of called Office Work that is exploring the intersections of art, bureaucracy, labor, and knowledge. We’ll be editing and adding articles related to art movements and administration, organizational systems, offices, bureaucracy, labor theory, and more, and helping newcomers familiarize themselves with Wikipedia’s guidelines to help them begin contributing to the encyclopedia.

 

Here are the details and link to meet up page, we’d love to see you there! If anyone on this list is interested in participating as a point-person for helping newcomers get acclimated, please send me an email.

 

What: Art + Bureaucracy Edit-a-thon

Date: Sunday 5 April

Time: 1 – 5

Location: StoreFrontLab – 337 Shotwell St., San Francisco

Meet up page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Art%2BBureaucracy

 

 

Note that as part of the surrounding art exhibition, we’ll also be taking surveys from people during the event about their experiences with Wikipedia (as readers and editors) that will then be shared in the gallery and summarized in the outcomes section of the meet up page.

 

Cheers!

niki

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Katherine van Ekert | 27 Mar 18:28 2015

Free Veterinary Q&A platform

I'd love to let members know about a free Veterinary Q&A resourced by the veterinarians at VetPronto, a Bay Area network of veterinarians. This free message platform allows pet parents to ask veterinarians anything related to their pet's health. Messages can be unlimited, are answered around the clock, and are commitment free. www.vetpronto.com/questions or text 415-488-8203.



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Stephen LaPorte | 4 Mar 05:21 2015
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Editathons this week

Hi all,

There are a bunch of editathons in the Bay Area this week! Please help spread the word, and I hope to see you at one or two of these events.

Here is a recap:

March 6: Art and Feminism editathon at Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco

March 7: Art and Feminism editathon at UC Berkeley Center for New Media

March 7: Art and Feminism editathon at the California College of the Arts (Oakland) 

March 7: Art and Feminism editathon at the Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco)

March 7-8: Art and Feminism editathon at the Fresno Art Museum

March 8: International Women's Day editathon at the Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco)
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Proffitt,Merrilee | 27 Feb 18:15 2015
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Women's history editathon at UC Berkeley, March 19th

Hi, all,

 

I’ve been working with folks in the UC Berkeley Libraries (specifically the Bancroft Library) trying to get them to think about hosting an editathon. We thought we might do something for Women’s History Month, but there’s already quite a bit scheduled both on March 7th and March 8th.

 

We were thinking about doing something on Thursday March 19th from 4-7 – so this would be a little different in that it’s a weeknight, and also East Bay based, as well as being hosted by a library (and an awesome special collections library, at that. Part of doing this on a weeknight is to get some of the library staff to come - they are unlikely to show up on a weekend, but I recognize that you all may not want to show up at the end of a work day or on a week night! I’m just testing the waters here to see people think this is a great idea, of if we’d be better pushing it into April. Would you come? Help? Thanks for your feedback!

 

Merrilee

 

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Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight | 22 Feb 00:59 2015
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International Women's Day edit-a-thon in SF on Sun 3/8

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th in many countries, and there are edit-a-thons planned around the world on this day. If you're going to be in the SF Bay Area, please join us from 1p-5p at the International Women's Day edit-a-thon at the Wikimedia Foundation. If you don't know anything about how to edit Wikipedia, other editors will teach you, and we will all learn more together. Light snacks will be provided, as well as fun and great camaraderie. Remote participants are also welcome.

Please also consider attending the San Francisco ArtandFeminism edit-a-thon at the Kadist Art Foundation on Saturday, March 7th, which is part of the global Art+Feminism editing weekend.
Hope to see you there!

Rosie
 

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Morehshin Allahyari | 20 Feb 20:57 2015
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Looking for Wikipedia editors/educators for Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event in SF

Hello,

My name is Morehshin Allahyari and I'm an artist/art activist based in SF. I am working on organizing an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event in SF at Kadist Art Foundation on March 7th (12-6PM) and am looking for experienced Wikipedia editors. If you are interested in helping with this event, please get in touch. My email is: morehshin-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org 

See below for more information.

Thank you!

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This year Kadist Art Foundation is participating in the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Please join us in addressing Wikipedia’s gender gap by attending our SF satellite edit-a-thon on March 7th, 2015 from 12-6PM. We will spend the afternoon participating in a communal update session as we work together to improve and add Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. 


You can check out our frequently-updated wiki as we plan the event: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/ArtandFeminism_2015

More on the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon:
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

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niki korth | 8 Dec 18:43 2014
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Edit-a-thon on Internet Censorship: Sunday 14 December

Greetings,

Volunteers from EFF and Creative Commons are organizing an edit-a-thon on Internet Censorship this Sunday at the EFF offices in SF. We will be improving articles on Internet Censorship as a broad topic, and also updating/creating key articles about internet censorship for individual countries.

We hope you can join us, in person or online!

Date: Sunday December 14, 2014
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Electronic Frontier Foundation office: 815 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Here is the meet up page:


Cheers,
niki



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