Vicky Knox | 20 Aug 01:43 2014
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SF LocalWiki City Knowledge Share SATURDAY

Join LocalWiki and Code for San Francisco for a day of sharing knowledge on government services! From bike lanes to healthcare, you may be surprised what resources our local government helps to provide. You may even surprise all of us with what you know!

We'll be adding our knowledge to the San Francisco LocalWiki (http://localwiki.net/sf), a collaborative community website where people share all kinds of information about the city of San Francisco. Bring a laptop if you have one, but we'll also have plenty to work on together.

This is a free event! Childcare and lunch (vegan & gluten-free available) will be provided. We'll have expert LocalWikians on hand to help participants.

RSVP: http://cityknowledgeshare.splashthat.com/

DATE: Saturday, August 23rd

TIME: 10:00am - 5:00pm

LOCATION: Code for America, 155 9th St, San Francisco (directions)
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マイキ | 18 Aug 09:39 2014

Oakland/SF wiki salon thing soon?

Hey MediaWiki SF Group and WikiBUG folks! We ought to meet up sometime in the next month (unless there's a
reason not to). I've been throwing around some ideas, both technical and philosophical, around wikae,
and I'd like to talk about it and hear responses by voices not in my head.

I am thinking we could make it relaxed, so maybe we meetup, do quick round of intros with ideas we want to talk
about, and then socialize. We did this at the last SF meetup I attended, and I liked it.

Quim, can we use the WMF office? If not, I can probably host at Impact HUB Oakland (near 19th St. BART). I'd be
interested in doing this more often than once a year, so let's discuss times and locations that make it easy
for folks to attend. ^_^

maiki

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Pine W | 18 Aug 08:57 2014
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SF user group?

Hi SF Wikimedians,

I think we are getting near to the formal formation of Cascadia Wikimedians. There have been occasional questions about whether SF is forming its own user group or would like to be included in Cascadia. If you want to form your own group or want to remain unaffiliated, that is a decision that we will respect. If you would like to be included in Cascadia please let us know. We are currently proceeding with Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

From my point of view, SF is culturally similar to the three planned Cascadia territories and there would be an economy of scale in including SF in Cascadia.The downsides of including SF are geographic stretch and the complicated California regulatory environment. My feeling is that SF would do better as its own user group, but we are happy to collaborate with you or talk about including you in our membership if you are interested in affiliating with Cascadia.

Regards from your northern neighbor,

Pine

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Vicky Knox | 17 Jul 09:12 2014
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SF Local Wiki gentrification editathon <at> Prelinger Library

Hello Historico-curious,

Do you often wonder what historical precedents have contributed to the current housing crisis? How do World War II-era booms weave into current displacement trends? What can the housing overcrowding, racism and displacement of yesterday tell us about today’s realities?

We’re excited to announce that the Prelinger Library has invited us to join them at the end of July for an editathon on gentrification in San Francisco! The Prelinger Library is a private collection of rare books, maps, zines and other ephemera held by Rick and Megan Prelinger, both “appropriation-friendly” librarians. Rick is well known in the film archive world for his fascinating collections of American home movies and for his work with the Internet Archive. Megan is a cultural historian, whose research and writing has ranged from artificial intelligence and information design to city planning and social theory. Megan will be curating a personalized collection of books and ephemera for us to use in our research.

RSVP
Since the library study area is rather small, they have asked that we limit participant numbers. We’ve been hearing a lot of strong interest in this editathon, so in order to accommodate as many people as we can, we will be splitting research times into three groups:
  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 5-8:30 pm (6 spaces)
  • Saturday, July 26th, noon-3pm (12 spaces)
  • Saturday, July 26th, 3-6 pm (12 spaces)
Please RSVP either by emailing me privately or by adding your name to the wiki event page: <http://localwiki.net/sf/Gentrification_editathon>. Sign up for as many times as you'd like to attend, but if the slots get filled you may be asked to go to a less-popular time. Sorry! :P

LOCATION
301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)
Room 215
San Francisco, CA

FUN FACT
The library collection is organized in order of proximity, starting with San Francisco and extending into outer space. :]


Let me know if you have any questions!

Take care,
Vicky
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Karen Coyle | 11 Jul 18:05 2014
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<at> congressedits

There is a new service developed by Ed Summers ( <at> edsu) that tweets edits 
made anonymously from the US Congress' IP range. The twitter handle is 
 <at> congressedits -- and it is very interesting! Especially from the point 
of view of potential conflict of interest. But it also may give, over 
time, a picture of how Washington-related information gets updated in WP.

kc
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phoebe ayers | 11 Jul 00:28 2014
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Fwd: FW: On the Future of Language with Global Lives and Long Now - July 22

Global Lives is hosting a program on endangered languages at the Long Now on July 22, which may be of interest to many on this list. See 

best, 
-- phoebe 


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Subject: On the Future of Language with Global Lives and Long Now - July 22
 

“The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives:
 

Experts estimate that a language disappears every 14 days. At this rate, 90 percent of the world’s languages will no longer be spoken by the end of this century, and over 7000 languages will have fallen silent and with them vast knowledge and rich cultural heritage will be lost.

 

Linguistic diversity and biodiversity are closely linked and both are declining at unprecedented rates. Increased awareness of the problem has led to new efforts to document and preserve these languages and cultures.  David Evan Harris (Executive Director of Global Lives) and Long Now Foundation's Dr. Laura Welcher (Director of the Rosetta Project) present a special program about Endangered Languages with very special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS, University of London) for this Interval salon talk:


 

 

July 22, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Get your tickets here                                                                                                                             
On the Future of Language with Long Now and Global Lives

Special guest Mandana Seyfeddinipur, one of the foremost experts working to save endangered languages in her role at the The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at the SOAS, University of London, joins Long Now's Laura Welcher and Global Lives' David Evan Harris to talk about the importance of documenting and sustaining these languages and how the Global Lives / Global Voices project hopes to be part of the effort.
 

Get your tickets here

 

 



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Pete Forsyth | 7 Jul 20:30 2014
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Wikipedia Barn Raising July 19, focusing on Open Education

Hi Bay Area wikifolk!


Please join us for a "Wikipedia Barn Raising" event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER). The Barn Raising will happen on Saturday July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, at the Oakland Impact Hub, at 2323 Broadway (near the 19th St. BART station). Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Since 2012, we've been working to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of OER and related topics. We've worked to build an international community around this goal at conferences, through our online "Writing Wikipedia Articles" (WIKISOO) course, and through the formation of WikiProject Open.

At the Barn Raising, we will focus on improving high-priority Wikipedia articles, and consider ways to strengthen WikiProject Open as a resource for staying connected, learning, and working together. We'll also welcome online participants from around the world, with collaboration tools and scheduled video check-ins.

Registration link:

Barn Raising registration form

Event page:

WikiProject Open Barn Raising


We hope to see you there, online or in person!

Best regards


Sara Frank Bristow

Pete Forsyth

Communicate OER/WikiProject Open


Communicate OER is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


p.s. If this message comes through twice, my apologies! I initially sent without a subject line, and I think the message got stuck in moderation as a result. Sorry for the mailing list faux-pas! --Pete

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Pete Forsyth | 7 Jul 20:28 2014
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Hi Bay Area wikifolk!


Please join us for a "Wikipedia Barn Raising" event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER). The Barn Raising will happen on Saturday July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, at the Oakland Impact Hub, at 2323 Broadway (near the 19th St. BART station). Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Since 2012, we've been working to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of OER and related topics. We've worked to build an international community around this goal at conferences, through our online "Writing Wikipedia Articles" (WIKISOO) course, and through the formation of WikiProject Open.

At the Barn Raising, we will focus on improving high-priority Wikipedia articles, and consider ways to strengthen WikiProject Open as a resource for staying connected, learning, and working together. We'll also welcome online participants from around the world, with collaboration tools and scheduled video check-ins.

Registration link:

Barn Raising registration form

Event page:

WikiProject Open Barn Raising


We hope to see you there, online or in person!

Best regards


Sara Frank Bristow

Pete Forsyth

Communicate OER/WikiProject Open


Communicate OER is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


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phoebe ayers | 6 Jul 09:33 2014
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wiknic tommorow!

Just a little reminder that the Wiknic is tomorrow: 

* Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park 
* 2pmish 

see you there! 

-- phoebe 
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Saehrimnir | 3 Jul 15:20 2014
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Location decision?

OK I am convinced and will be happy if the crowd gets large enough to
make your concerns valid.
Conservatory sounds great can anyone change it to that? Only concern is
it takes quite a while to get to GGPark by public transit. But this is
OK I would have driven most probably anyway. Anyone want a ride from the
east bay? What about the Starting time?
FYI:There is a Lottery because the tables are mainly there for the
people who donate and only a small portion goes into the lottery or even
only the once which are not reserved by donors.

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Saehrimnir | 2 Jul 07:15 2014
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Wiknic

Hi all,

I made an attempt to get this going again by choosing a location this way one does not have to choose between two awesome events. Although some concerns have been risen since then that this could create more trouble than its worth. I just want this to be an event to be enjoyable for as many Wikimedians as possible. Please change the location and or sign up with what you will be bringing.

Looking forward to next Sunday
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. - See more at: http://www.planetclaire.org/quotes/hitchhikers/#sthash.kwzIvUPm.dpuf
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