Hi Boston folk,
I have a contact in Cambridge that's interested in hosting a meetup in March. I would probably be in town for it (for those that don't know me, I live in SF, but family is in Boston, so I always love an excuse to visit :) This would be similar to the event we did a couple weeks ago at EchoDitto: first an introduction to Wikipedia for newbies, followed by a less formal edit-a-thon, time for meeting/chatting, etc.
I see that you have a regular meetup scheduled Monday March 11 at 7pm. Would it make sense to combine these events -- for instance, have the Intro session at 6pm, and then have your regular session start after? Or do you already have a location you want to stick with?
I'm happy to steer them either toward having a separate event, or toward hosting you guys, depending what makes sense. One advantage to combining forces: free food :)
Feel free to contact me off list about this; it would be nice to get some feedback in the next 24 hours or so.
Friday, January 18, the Atrium at the MIT Media Lab, 5:30-7.
Aaron Swartz was a friend, a Bostonian, and a Mystery Hunter. Codex
would like to invite members of the community and participants in the
Mystery Hunt (that's you!) to remember our friend, collaborator, and
teammate with stories, jokes, discussions, and pictures. He touched
many who did not know him personally, and we hope you join us to
celebrate his life and mourn his death. Ice cream generously provided
with the help of the Free Software Foundation.
I know some of you know him from Wikipedia events. I hope to see you!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395859300507323/ (This
takes place at the same time as the MIT Mystery Hunt. Though it is
unaffiliated, it is hosted by Aaron's Mystery Hunt team.)
The Wikipedia Day 12th Birthday Bash is a celebration and
mini-conference to be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, hosted at
ITP at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also supported by Wikimedia
New York City, Free Culture @ NYU and other Free Culture Alliance NYC
The NYC celebration is one of a number of Wikipedia Day being held in
the United States and worldwide.
You can register for the Wiki-Conference here:
See full event details and schedule (and add your own lightning talk!) at:
Some wikipedians from NYC are coming out for the editathon this weekend and
looking for places to stay -- if you have a spare couch, please reply or
let me know offlist! Thanks.
Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266