Jay Walsh | 1 Jun 22:34 2009
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Re: maker faire check-in info

My huge commendation to Jon and Phoebe for putting together an awesome  
little space for WP at this year's Maker Faire.  Wish we could have  
done more, but in a sense it makes so much sense to see our volunteers  
building a volunteer space at a volunteer-oriented making event like  
Maker Faire.  It's a real one of a kind.

And of course big props to all the volunteers who got to come out and  
join in the outreach efforts.  Here's to many more (funnelcakes) and  
makerfaires!

-- 
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
blog.wikimedia.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609,  <at> jansonw

On May 28, 2009, at 4:10 PM, phoebe ayers wrote:

> Trying to answer everything, & changing subject lines:
>
> On the weekend proper, volunteers please check in at the Maker
> check-in booth, as explained here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Maker_Faire#How_to_check_in
>
> On Friday, load-in info is here:
> http://cdn.oreilly.com/make/makerfaire/ba09/MF09_BA_Maker_Manual.pdf
> It says to come to gate CC; "security will issue a Temporary Vehicle
> Entry Permit to all vehicles entering the grounds. This Entry Permit
> will require your cellphone number to be listed."
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phoebe ayers | 2 Jun 05:48 2009
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Re: maker faire check-in info

Thanks! It was super fun. Thanks so much to Jon for sending in the
application, getting all the details, doing setup & teardown & making
the Wikimedia Trading Card game*, Ariel & Brion for the loan of the
computers, to Jay for all the swag, to Austin for coding Guess the
Language!**, and to everyone who was at the booth -- you all rock!

I am sure we'll be back next year...
-- phoebe

* trading cards!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Foundation_-_Trading_Card_Game.pdf

** GTL! may be found at http://austinhair.org/guess. Runs best in
fullscreen mode on a machine with good font support :)

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Jay Walsh <jwalsh@...> wrote:
> My huge commendation to Jon and Phoebe for putting together an awesome
> little space for WP at this year's Maker Faire.  Wish we could have
> done more, but in a sense it makes so much sense to see our volunteers
> building a volunteer space at a volunteer-oriented making event like
> Maker Faire.  It's a real one of a kind.
>
> And of course big props to all the volunteers who got to come out and
> join in the outreach efforts.  Here's to many more (funnelcakes) and
> makerfaires!
>
> --
> Jay Walsh
> Head of Communications
> WikimediaFoundation.org
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phoebe ayers | 12 Jun 19:04 2009
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Fwd: FYI: Wikipedia program <at> SF Public Library - June 17

Hi all,

There's a program next week at SF Public Library, featuring David
Silver talking about his classroom Wikipedia assignment (see below).

A bit of background: I guest-lectured for two of Dr. Silver's classes
last fall; he's done a Wikipedia class with three of his classes so
far, two last fall and one this spring. Each class AFAIK has had the
same assignment: work on [[University of San Francisco]]. As you can
see from the talk page, it's been a bit rocky. (Dr. Silver is not
himself a Wikipedia editor, and as far as I know has not participated
in editing before or since).

I did my best to teach the students about policy etc, and created a
wikiproject page for the classes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_University_of_San_Francisco,
but I don't think it was used for the class he is speaking about in
this lecture.

Anyway, could be interesting.
-- Phoebe

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From: Jerry Dear <jdear@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:23:23 -0700

Date:  Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Jay Walsh | 22 Jun 23:33 2009
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SF Wikipedians for Newshour.org

Hi all - Folks from PBS's News Hour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/)  
will be in SF on Thursday and they are very keen to shoot a segment  
with Wikipedia volunteers.  The subject of the meeting/discussion  
relates to Chris Anderson's new book 'Free' - they're building off of  
that concept and exploring the biggest free projects, specifically why  
people edit, what drives them, and what they think about the free  
culture movement.

Diane Lincoln, a reporter with the News Hour is coordinating the  
shoot. The interviewer will be one of the News Hour personalities.   
They would like to shoot/interview a group of 3-4 SF volunteers either  
at our offices or close by, likely outdoors at South Park.  At this  
stage we've tentatively booked 2:00pm in the afternoon of THursday  
June 25.

If you're interested in taking part in this you can reach out Diane  
directly (she's also CCed on this note) at DLincoln@...

I will be involved in this, and we may have one other Wikimedia person  
involved in the interviews either at the same time or immediately  
afterwards.

Thanks!

--

-- 
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
blog.wikimedia.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609,  <at> jansonw
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Brion Vibber | 23 Jun 00:05 2009
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Open social web <at> Mozilla Labs meetup in Mountain View - Thur 6/25

Mozilla Labs is holding their monthly meetup at Mozilla's new HQ in 
Mountain View this coming Thursday night. Topic might be of interest to 
some Wikimedian-type folk...

"We are excited to welcome Joseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect at 
Plaxo. Joseph is currently leading Plaxo’s “Open Social Web” initiative 
to put users back in control of who they know when using 
socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. He will be 
discussing the social web, the underlying protocols that make it 
possible, and the potential role for the browser to play in this world."

https://labs.mozilla.com/2009/06/mozilla-labs-meetup-thursday-625/

At least a couple folks from the Wikimedia office should be there. Come 
hang out -- Mozilla's buying pizza!

-- brion

Hank Chapot | 23 Jun 01:26 2009

Re: SF Wikipedians for Newshour.org

I did a pre-interview interview with Dianne today on the telephone.  
She said she;'d call me wenesday to set up the  interview. She got my  
name off the list somehow. I told her I'm available and have done news  
TV before.

hank capot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hank_chapot

On Jun 22, 2009, at 2:33 PM, Jay Walsh wrote:

> Hi all - Folks from PBS's News Hour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/)
> will be in SF on Thursday and they are very keen to shoot a segment
> with Wikipedia volunteers.  The subject of the meeting/discussion
> relates to Chris Anderson's new book 'Free' - they're building off of
> that concept and exploring the biggest free projects, specifically why
> people edit, what drives them, and what they think about the free
> culture movement.
>
> Diane Lincoln, a reporter with the News Hour is coordinating the
> shoot. The interviewer will be one of the News Hour personalities.
> They would like to shoot/interview a group of 3-4 SF volunteers either
> at our offices or close by, likely outdoors at South Park.  At this
> stage we've tentatively booked 2:00pm in the afternoon of THursday
> June 25.
>
> If you're interested in taking part in this you can reach out Diane
> directly (she's also CCed on this note) at DLincoln@...
>
> I will be involved in this, and we may have one other Wikimedia person
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Jay Walsh | 23 Jun 02:26 2009
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Re: SF Wikipedians for Newshour.org

Hey - thanks Frank, got your call as well.  Appreciate you taking the  
time to reach out to her.

Best,

-- 
Jay Walsh
Head of Communications
WikimediaFoundation.org
blog.wikimedia.org
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609,  <at> jansonw

On Jun 22, 2009, at 4:26 PM, Hank Chapot wrote:

> I did a pre-interview interview with Dianne today on the telephone.
> She said she;'d call me wenesday to set up the  interview. She got my
> name off the list somehow. I told her I'm available and have done news
> TV before.
>
> hank capot
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hank_chapot
>
>
> On Jun 22, 2009, at 2:33 PM, Jay Walsh wrote:
>
>> Hi all - Folks from PBS's News Hour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/)
>> will be in SF on Thursday and they are very keen to shoot a segment
>> with Wikipedia volunteers.  The subject of the meeting/discussion
>> relates to Chris Anderson's new book 'Free' - they're building off of
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