A photo scavenger hunt in Boston, named *Wikipedia Takes Boston*, is in the
works. The event would entail taking pictures of sights in Boston, ideally
those for which photographs don't yet exist on Wikipedia or Wikimedia
For those interested: what dates would work?
The April meetup sounds like it may be moved to Sunday, 4/10. That leaves
weekend days of 4/9, 4/16-17 and 4/23-24 available for April. Easter is
Sunday, 4/24. Given that, I'm inclined to go with Saturday 4/16 and leave
the option of Sunday open in case Saturday is rainy or especially overcast.
We had discussed having the April meetup on Sunday, 4/10, but that date
doesn't work for some people. The Sunday after that, 4/17, seems to be the
most viable alternative date.
Could folks reply here with your availability on 4/10 and/or 4/17 for the
April meetup and Wikipedia Takes Boston? The meetup will start at 7:00 PM;
Wikipedia Takes Boston is scheduled to run from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Note
that Wikipedia Takes Boston will be held the same day as the April meetup
(i.e., if the date for the April meetup changes to 4/17, so will the date
for Wikipedia Takes Boston.)
Arranging a place for the meetup and sending out a geonotice are pretty
contingent on having a date nailed down, so quick feedback is appreciated.
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On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> A few people said Sunday would work for them last meeting. Shall we
> try it for the next meetup and update the schedule?
Sounds good. Someone sent me a message off-list asking where the
geonotices went; it'd be good if we got them up for all our monthly
meetups and not just one-off events.
I think we'd be able to reach a greater variety of people if we
sometimes held meetups on other days of the week. How would people
feel about moving the next meetup or the one after it to Saturday or
Jeremy Baron from WM NYC and Kat Walsh are in town this weekend (along
with other cool people) for yesterday's Libre Planet conference.
Come hang out with us tonight at Grendel's Den in Harvard Square -
9:30 to midnight. We will be a group of 25+ people taking up part of
A passel of passionate wiki folks from many other wikis will be at the
Wentworth Institute of Technology today through Sunday for
RecentChangesCamp. It is a large unconference to discuss current
projects and ideas, organized by Nicole and Marc Laporte of TikiWiki.
Come say hello! We'll have community researchers Anne Goldenberg and
our own Joseph Reagle, the possibility of MikeU and Moulton engaged in
a wikiversity duel, and perhaps even some emu farming.
And we're returning to the Clover Food Lab for our regular meetup on Monday:
+1 617 529 4266