Pete Forsyth | 13 Apr 20:49 2016
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Announcing our first monthly WikiSalon: April 27. Join us!

Hello Bay Area Wiki People! I'm excited to announce a new series of WikiSalons, which several of us have been cooking up. The last Wednesday evening of every month,we'll gather wiki enthusiasts to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Sometimes we plan a formal program, but not always. Some events will help orient those new to the wiki world, others will speak more to experienced wiki editors.

Our first event is Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm, at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in downtown SF.

We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event: one about the first-ever high school Wikipedia Edi-a-thon (at least, as far as we know :), and one about the experience of transgendered women at the San Quentin (male) prison.

We'll also have time for informal conversation and working on articles.Newcomers are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! We will have beverages and light snacks, provided by Wiki Strategies, Ben Creasy, and Wayne Calhoon.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

All the details are here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon,_April_2016

We look forward to seeing you there -- and until then, happy editing!

-Pete (and fellow organizers Ben and Wayne)

p.s. Any help spreading the word is most welcome! I plan to post on various sites and invite various groups; if you'd like to join in, check out this list, and feel free to note any you are inviting: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco#Announcements_and_promotion
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Pine W | 11 Apr 01:54 2016
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Re: Doodle poll for the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia

Hi Ben, thanks for the suggestion. Zoom looks promising. I'm also looking into Bluejeans because I think that WMF may already have a license for it.

Pine

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Why not just plan to have more than 10 people potentially? There are better videoconferencing solutions such as zoom.us.

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Hi US Wikimedians,

If you're interested in joining the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia
Consortium, please go here to indicate your scheduling availability:
http://doodle.com/poll/eawc29nn2cfy6age

The meeting will likely be between 30 and 60 minutes long.

We meet via Google Hangouts video. Please note that Google will
automatically limit attendance to the first 10 people to join the meeting.
If this becomes a problem then we can talk with WMF about alternate
solutions for video meetings.

Notes from the meeting will be published for everyone to view afterwards.

Notes from our previous meeting are at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WALRUS/March_2016 and
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/walrus

Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might want to attend!

Pine
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Why not just plan to have more than 10 people potentially? There are better videoconferencing solutions such as zoom.us.

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Hi US Wikimedians,

If you're interested in joining the April 2016 meeting of the US Wikimedia
Consortium, please go here to indicate your scheduling availability:
http://doodle.com/poll/eawc29nn2cfy6age

The meeting will likely be between 30 and 60 minutes long.

We meet via Google Hangouts video. Please note that Google will
automatically limit attendance to the first 10 people to join the meeting.
If this becomes a problem then we can talk with WMF about alternate
solutions for video meetings.

Notes from the meeting will be published for everyone to view afterwards.

Notes from our previous meeting are at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WALRUS/March_2016 and
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/walrus

Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might want to attend!

Pine
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Summary of first WikiSalon / WikiWednesday event (planning session)

Hi, 

8 people showed up to for this first event and we discussed our ideas and plans for the future series of events. We agreed that while we want these to have an informal interactive feel much of the time, we should start off and mix in formal program with a speaker or a panel to gather interest. We also want these programs to be inclusive and interesting to newcomers.

Topic ideas for the first event include ocean conservation, San Francisco and its history, local edit-a-thon experiences and open-source intelligence. Right now we're trying to look for speakers, so if you know someone or have an exciting idea, please share at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco.

We set a deadline of next week to make a decision on the details so stay tuned for another announcement. We plan to have the event the last Wednesday of the month.

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Sandra Mikulsky | 30 Mar 22:44 2016
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Hi Pete,
I won't make it tomorrow but would like to be counted in for future meetings, so please keep me on the list!

Thanks,

Sandra

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All: Just a reminder about our meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm at the
Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery St., SF). Looks like we'll
have a small group, which is just fine -- we're mainly just looking to kick
around ideas for the WikiSalon series.

We do need a list of names for the building's front desk, and you'll need
to bring a photo ID with you. If you plan to attend, *please send me a
confirmation by noon tomorrow*. (You can mail me directly instead of the
list.)

Happy editing,
-Pete
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On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 9:52 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

> All-
>
> Several of us are working to set up a recurring monthly wiki meetup in San
> Francisco!
>
> We're using the name "WikiSalon," which has been used by groups in NYC and
> Washington DC. There's a planning doc on Meta Wiki:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco (Some
> of you might be more familiar with the "Wiki Wednesday" name...same idea,
> more or less :)
>
> We plan to get together the evening of Wednesday, March 30 to solidify
> plans. If you're interested in joining in to help plan, please join us! (We
> think this one will be a pretty small group, and we'll do a bigger
> announcement for the April WikiSalon.)
>
> Looking forward to connecting with more of you in person!
>
> Happy editing,
> -Pete
> [[User:Peteforsyth]]
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Re: Starting up monthly WikiSalons / WikiWednesday events

All,

I have confirmation that we have a room at the Wikimedia Foundation this Wednedsay evening at 6:00pm. The office is at 149 New Montgomery Street. I'm not sure how late the front desk is open, so in case the security guard leaves at 6:00, you might want to arrive a few minutes early; or if you can't get in, feel free to text or call me at 503-383-9454.

George: Any way I can assist in getting to the office? I don't have a car, but if a walking companion would make it easier I'd be happy to meet you ahead of time.

J: No strong idea about scope or length of time; we just want to chat about the idea of having a recurring monthly get-together, brainstorm ideas, and hang out. Probably an hour or two.

Merrilee, Asaf, Neil: Glad to know you're interested! We'll definitely report back to the list. I'm pretty sure we will be planning the first meeting for a Wednesday in late April; if there are strong preferences, please make them known!

-Pete
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On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM, Neil Planchon (2.Oakland) <neil-9BlJc7YVCS/5f78dXkjcSEEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello everyone and Pete!

I love the wikisalon idea.  I want to participate, contribute, build community and learn/relearn editing skills.  Once set up, I will also promote to my many communities and lists.

I would like to offer Swan's Market Cohousing (http://www.swansway.com), a community I am a founding resident of as a possible Wednesday East Bay location. Not necessarily every month though. Meets all the other requirements :)  I also have access to all the Port Workspaces - http://portworkspaces.com - in case that might be of interest.  Money might be needed with them though, not sure. 

I cannot make the 3/30 planning meeting. Please keep me posted!

Thanks again
Neil

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niki korth | 19 Mar 01:05 2016
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Tomorrow: Solidarity event for Bassel Khartabil | 12 PM in Golden Gate Park

Dear SF Wikimedians,

This last Tuesday marked 4 years since Bassel Khartabil, much-loved Wikipedian and open web developer, was arrested in Syria. 

Tomorrow, March 19th, there will be events in many cities (including SF) marking this unfortunate anniversary and raising awareness of his case. In the words of Jimmy Wales - "the world needs to ask: #whereisbassel?"

Here in SF, we will meet in Golden Gate Park, at the Music Concourse, at noon. As in other cities, we will have a life-sized cut out of Bassel that we will take pictures with and share on social media to help raise awareness. 

Around 1:00 PM we will start walking to the Internet Archive, where we will bring Bassel in to the Pwning Tomorrow: Today event taking place there (this is a sci-fi author's panel organized by EFF: https://www.eff.org/event/pwning-tomorrow-today).

Please come if you can, or help spread the word. Here is the link to FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231411853871589/

Many thanks for your support and I hope to see some of you tomorrow. 

Best,
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Britta Gustafson | 18 Mar 04:38 2016
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Editing workshop at Double Union on Tuesday March 22

Hi SF Wikimedians!

At previous events I've mentioned to a few of you that I'm working on an idea to teach a "Wiki Law School" advanced editing workshop primarily for people underrepresented among Wikipedia editors, which would be focused on how to successfully make higher-impact potentially-disputed edits. I'll be trying a first iteration of this on Tuesday March 22 as part of an intro + advanced editing evening at my women-centered makerspace in Lower Potrero Hill (https://doubleunion.tumblr.com/post/141207688762/wikipedia-editing-intro-and-wiki-law-school). If you're interested in learning these kinds of editing skills, feel free to come! It'll probably be less exciting if you're already an experienced editor, but you can also just come by and work on articles if you like.

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Pete Forsyth | 14 Mar 05:52 2016
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Starting up monthly WikiSalons / WikiWednesday events

All-

Several of us are working to set up a recurring monthly wiki meetup in San Francisco!

We're using the name "WikiSalon," which has been used by groups in NYC and Washington DC. There's a planning doc on Meta Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Monthly_WikiSalon_in_San_Francisco (Some of you might be more familiar with the "Wiki Wednesday" name...same idea, more or less :)

We plan to get together the evening of Wednesday, March 30 to solidify plans. If you're interested in joining in to help plan, please join us! (We think this one will be a pretty small group, and we'll do a bigger announcement for the April WikiSalon.)

Looking forward to connecting with more of you in person!

Happy editing,
-Pete
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Pine W | 2 Mar 09:51 2016
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SF travel to OpenStreetMap conference in Seattle

San Francisco folks,

Regarding OSM US conference in Seattle this year, I'd like to encourage those who would like to travel to the conference from SF, which I hope will include one or more WMF staff, to think about traveling as a group. Group travel and/or lodging may reduce the total costs for the group, which I hope would make WMF budget managers and the TPS Grant program staff be more likely to approve financial support for your visit.

I hope to see you in Seattle!

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Fwd: [opensource-107] Seattle to host the 2016 OpenStreetMap State of the Map US Conference

(Cross-posting)

For Wikimedia folks who are interested in possible collaborations with OSM, now seems like a good time to start thinking about possible presentations.

Staff from the Wikimedia Foundation, and/or Wikimedia volunteers from around the US outside of the Seattle area, may want to start thinking about travel plans.

For Wikimedia volunteers outside of Cascadia Wikimedians territory, you might consider applying for WMF Travel and Participation Support grants [1].

If you're inside of Cascadia Wikimedians territory and would like to attend the conference, we may have funds in our budget that can support your attendance. Contact me off-list for details.

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I am excited to announce that Seattle was chosen to host the OpenStreetMap 2016 State of the Map US Conference. The conference will take place July 23-25 on SeattleU's campus. We chose SeattleU for their low cost, proximity to Seattle and access to public transit.  The food trucks near by didn't hurt either.


We are looking for help! Let us know if you want to help. Request for presentation proposals should be coming fairly soon. Start thinking about what you want to present or teach. 

The formal announcement can be found at:https://openstreetmap.us/2016/02/sotmus-2016/

Clifford


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