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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Frank Schulenburg | 2 Dec 03:30 2014
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WikiCheese California

Hi all,

I was wondering whether anyone here would be interested in helping me to improve Wikipedia's coverage on cheese.

Cheese? Yes. Background is that the French chapter recently started a project called "WikiCheese".[1] Wikipedia's coverage of food-related topics is patchy and articles about cheese are not an exception. So, French community members started WikiCheese, which aims at systematically filling content gaps.[2]

Now, Northern California has an incredibly rich and interesting artisan cheesemaker scene.[3] Cowgirl Creamery (Point Reyes Station), Epicurean Connection (Sonoma), Vella Cheese Company (Sonoma)… just to name a few.

Last weekend, I went on a tour and started photographing a couple of cheeses as well as cheese production at Cowgirl Creamery:


I'm wondering whether any of you on this list would like to join me on my next excursion (date and time tbd.) You

* don't need to be a cheese expert (I'm not)
* don't need a fancy camera (actually, text contributions would be highly welcome as well)
* don't necessarily need to own a car (I do)

All you need is some time and enthusiasm :-)

I haven't yet started a project page on Wikipedia – so in case you're interested, please send a reply to this list. Once a few people show their interest, we'll plan the next steps.

Thanks,

Frank

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LiAnna Davis | 1 Dec 22:52 2014

Wiki Education Foundation open house December 18

Hi Bay Area community!

The Wiki Education Foundation is having a holiday open house on Thursday, December 18. We'll provide hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and tours of our new office in the Presidio. In the spirit of Wikilove, we'd like to extend the invitation to the Bay Area editing community too. If you're interested in joining us, please let me know offlist so I can add you to the invitation and you can get the full details.

Hope to see you on the 18th!
LiAnna

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Yana Welinder | 18 Nov 02:13 2014
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Fwd: San Francisco: Speak out on net neutrality on Thursday, 11/20

Hi all, 

EFF asked us to pass on this invite to local Wikimedians who may be interested in attending an SF City Hall hearing on net neutrality. 

Best, 
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From: April Glaser | EFF Activism Team <action-juUERV/Fi2c@public.gmane.org>
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Subject: San Francisco: Speak out on net neutrality on Thursday, 11/20
To: Yana Welinder <yanawelinder <at> gmail.com>


 

Dear Yana,

You are invited to join EFF next Thursday, November 20, for a free public event on the quickly unfolding national debate on net neutrality, to be hosted at San Francisco City Hall.  

The event is “Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet,” where you are invited to testify at City Hall about why net neutrality matters to Bay Area communities. Attendees will also receive an update from the lawyers, policy analysts, and activists who have been working on the front lines to make sure the FCC takes the right path forward.

Before the hearing, supporters will rally outside City Hall at 5:30pm and are encouraged to bring cell phones, laptops, and flashlights for a cell phone vigil and to hold signs and colorful art to demonstrate support for Internet freedom. Download this image to display on your screen at the rally.

What: “Bay Area Speaks: A People's Hearing on the Future of the Internet”

Who: Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps; Amy Sonnie, Outreach Director of the Oakland Public Library; Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Francisco; Corynne McSherry, Director of Intellectual Property at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice; Tim Poznar of Fandor.com; and others.

Date: Thursday, November 20

Time: Rally – 5:30 pm, Hearing – 7 pm

Where: San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place; Room 305

PLEASE RSVP HERE

The People’s Hearing comes at a key moment in the debate over net neutrality. Last Monday, President Barack Obama issued a statement in support of full, clear net neutrality rules, echoing the demands of the 4 million Americans who have spoken out in favor of the same reforms throughout the year. The FCC is weighing its options now and is expected to act as early as December.

It’s time to make sure California voices are heard in the national discussions.The fight isn’t over yet; come meet us at the front lines.

Hope to see you there,

April Glaser
Activism Team

PS: Can’t make it to the event? We’ll be streaming live starting at 7pm on Thursday, November 20.

 

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