Eryk Salvaggio | 20 Jan 00:19 2016

Our Year of Science kickoff is today!

Hello everyone!  

There's already been a lot of inspiring reactions to the the Year of Science, so I'm delighted to say that the Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki Ed) is officially launching our Year of Science work in the USA and Canada today. 

There's a blog post pointing to the work we're doing: 

There's our Year of Science page for academics and their institutions, describing what we're doing and how to contact us: 

And finally, we're handing over the reigns to the Wikipedia Year of Science Portal to community members, so they can share ideas, news and events related to the WP:YOS (that's a shortcut! or): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Year_of_Science

We'd love to see what chapters and projects can do with this theme, so please spread the word freely! We're also hoping people will use #yearofscience or #YoS when they do. 

We're looking forward to seeing what we can all do together. 

(Apologies for cross-posting).

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Pete Forsyth | 8 Jan 01:42 2016
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Wikimedia's 15th birthday party next Saturday!

Hello all!

Please join us in celebrating Wikipedia's 15th birthday on Saturday, January 16! We have a half-day gathering planned at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in downtown San Francisco. Besides (of course) birthday cake, we'll have:
* Lightning talks
* Wikipedia's content gender gap
* Stories from Wikipedia's "weird old days"
* A panel discussion on the significance future of Wikipedia
* Discussion with Wikimedians in Washington about west coast organizing

Find all the details of the event -- and sign up for a lightning talk -- here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Wikipedia_Day_2016

Get a preview of some of the panelists here: http://wikistrategies.net/15-for-15-announcement/


Looking forward to seeing you at the event!
-Pete
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K Wright | 16 Dec 11:39 2015
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Re: Fwd: THIS WEEK AT THE INTERNET ARCHIVE: Two Cinematic Events

Nice.

Sorry that I could not attend.  I would have enjoyed these opportunities to see these films

Karen Doris Wright
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 Subject: [Wikimedia-SF] Fwd: THIS WEEK AT THE INTERNET ARCHIVE: Two	Cinematic Events
 To: "San Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians" <wikimedia-sf <at> lists.wikimedia.org>
 Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:14 PM

 Two cool events this
 week from the internet archive that I figured some on this
 list would be interested in checking out: 

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 Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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 10th Annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

 December 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 The 10th annual screening of Lost Landscapes, Rick
 Prelinger’s archival tour of San Francisco’s past,
 happens at the Internet Archive on Thursday, December
 10.  Your ticket donations will benefit the Internet
 Archive, the non-profit digital library that hosts the Prelinger
 Collection. Please give generously to support our
 mission:  providing everyone free access to our cultural
 treasures, including these cinematic gems.

 
 Thursday, December 10, 2015
 6:30 pm Reception
 7:30 pm Interactive Film Program
 at the
 Internet Archive
 300 Funston Ave.
 San Francisco, CA 94118

 

 

 

 Get tickets here!

 

 

 

 

 
 As usual, the audience creates the soundtrack — you’ll
 be asked to identify places and events, share your thoughts,
 and create an unruly interactive symphony of speculation
 about the city we’ve lost and the city we’d like to live
 in.

 

 The film begins at 7:30 pm and is preceded by an informal
 reception that begins at 6:30 pm. Light concessions will
 be available for purchase. Although capacity is limited,
 no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
       Home Movie Day–A Celebration of Amateur Films and
 Filmmaking

       December 12

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Do you have a much loved home movie sitting in the back of
 your closet?  Something you would love to screen but don’t
 have the means to project anymore?  Then Home Movie Day is
 for you.  The Internet Archive will be hosting Home Movie
 Day for the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, December
 12, 2015 starting at 3 p.m.  The event is free and open
 to the public.

 

 

 

 Get tickets here!

 

 

 

 

 

 Home Movie Day provides an opportunity for individuals and
 families to see and share their own home movies with an
 audience from their own community, and to see their
 neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why these
 films are important and learn how best to care for them. We
 will have the film projectors, you are encouraged to bring
 your own home movies on 8mm, 16mm, or Super 8 to project on
 our big screen.
 Read
 more here.  

 We hope you’ll join us in person—or in spirit—with
 these two events dedicated to preserving our cinematic past
 and future.  By supporting the Internet Archive, you are
 putting knowledge in the hands of millions of people.  Thank
 you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Support
 the Internet Archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Kevin Gorman | 9 Dec 04:14 2015
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Fwd: THIS WEEK AT THE INTERNET ARCHIVE: Two Cinematic Events

Two cool events this week from the internet archive that I figured some on this list would be interested in checking out: 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Internet Archive Events <accounts <at> archive.org>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 6:38 PM
Subject: THIS WEEK AT THE INTERNET ARCHIVE: Two Cinematic Events
To: kgorman-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org



10th Annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco
December 10



The 10th annual screening of Lost Landscapes, Rick Prelinger’s archival tour of San Francisco’s past, happens at the Internet Archive on Thursday, December 10. Your ticket donations will benefit the Internet Archive, the non-profit digital library that hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give generously to support our mission: providing everyone free access to our cultural treasures, including these cinematic gems.


Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Interactive Film Program
at the
Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Get tickets here!


As usual, the audience creates the soundtrack — you’ll be asked to identify places and events, share your thoughts, and create an unruly interactive symphony of speculation about the city we’ve lost and the city we’d like to live in.

The film begins at 7:30 pm and is preceded by an informal reception that begins at 6:30 pm. Light concessions will be available for purchase. Although capacity is limited, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Home Movie Day–A Celebration of Amateur Films and Filmmaking
December 12


Do you have a much loved home movie sitting in the back of your closet? Something you would love to screen but don’t have the means to project anymore? Then Home Movie Day is for you. The Internet Archive will be hosting Home Movie Day for the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, December 12, 2015 starting at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Get tickets here!


Home Movie Day provides an opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience from their own community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why these films are important and learn how best to care for them. We will have the film projectors, you are encouraged to bring your own home movies on 8mm, 16mm, or Super 8 to project on our big screen.
Read more here.

We hope you’ll join us in person—or in spirit—with these two events dedicated to preserving our cinematic past and future. By supporting the Internet Archive, you are putting knowledge in the hands of millions of people. Thank you!

Support the Internet Archive

You are receiving this email because you subscribed to the Internet Archive newsletter
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Pine W | 29 Nov 21:14 2015
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Doodle poll: scheduling for Wikipedia 15 celebration mini-conference

Hi California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (and possibly elsewhere in the US for those interested):

Please indicate your preferences regarding the scheduling of a one day (or partial day) celebration and mini-conference for Wikipedia's 15th birthday in January 2016. The current plan is to have the event in multiple physical locations via Google Hangouts.

Possible meetup locations (still to be determined) for concurrent online participation:

* WMF office in San Francisco, CA
* Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
* University of Washington, Seattle, WA
* Other sites in the United States and Canada TBD. Possible locations include Colorado, Idaho, and British Columbia.
* New York and Washington DC may have their own event(s) which they partially sync with us

Please participate here: http://doodle.com/poll/4zhyiksqebx7uxqr. The times shown are PST by default.

Thanks!

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Pine W | 18 Nov 00:08 2015
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Unconference on Wikipedia Day weekend

Hi SF Wikimedia folks,

Would you be interested in having a joint unconference with your northern neighbors via video to celebrate Wikipedia Day weekend? We could have the event on Saturday, January 16th or Sunday, January 17th.

This would be a nice opportunity for lightning talks as well as discussions about software, Labs, GLAM, education, public policy, community health, and everything else under the sun.

Please let me know if you're interested.

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Pete Forsyth | 23 Oct 00:31 2015
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Wikipedia & Open Access panel discussion at WMF

Hi all,

Please join me, along with several panelists from Wikipedia and from the Open Access movement, for a discussion next Wednesday evening at the Wikimedia Foundation offices.

In short: The Open Access movement, which questions the legitimacy of academic journals restricting access to their contents, is largely aligned with Wikipedia. But sometimes, their goals and tactics come into conflict.

Please note, while this is a free event, advance registration is mandatory. Further info and registration link here: http://wikistrategies.net/oa-wikipedia-panel

We hope to see you next week!
-Pete
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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!
​Sylvia​

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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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