Just announcing another Boston-area edit-a-thon that will be taking place
on Friday, March 29th at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet
and Society... As it is Women's History Month, we will be focusing our
efforts on editing and adding to articles on notable women. The event is
one of a bunch being held around the world in conjunction with WikiWomen's
a project to increase female participation and representation on Wikipedia.
As such, we strongly encourage female editors to attend! All experience
Full details, including RSVP information, can be found on our event page:
maiaw.com | user:girona7 | @20tauri
Details here: http://www.meetup.com/wikipedia-5/events/109596252/
Bocoup is hosting a Wikipedia editathon/hackathon from 10AM to 5PM on the 6th of April. On the edit side of things we'd love to focus on improving wikipedia's coverage of open web technologies (notable libraries, languages, design patterns, etc.) but we're happy to have anyone come and contribute on an article they're interested in improving.
The hackathon side is completely open. We people to get excited about contributing to Wikimedia projects technically but we're also looking forward to see cool things get done to user scripts/styles, the API and data derived from Wikipedia.
I'm going to add a page on Wikipedia proper soon enough. The details there should basically mirror those on Meetup.com. Please email me (or leave a note on my talk page) with any questions.
We've had good turnout at the last few monthly meetups, but we've been
missing some of the folks who live on the Boston side of the Charles. We've
talked periodically about alternating between Boston and Cambridge. I'd
like to propose that we meet in Boston next month. Please chime in and let
us know if this would make you more or less likely to come.
One possibility is encuentro5, which is right near Park Street
Station/Downtown Crossing. However, please let us know if you have an
alternative idea. Perhaps someplace close to Northeastern?
Hello, Wikimedians in Boston!
This Participation Support request from a User who works with the Boston
City Archives is to attend the upcoming Open GLAM Launch in Berkeley:
Before making a decision about whether or not to fund the request, we
wanted to gauge the interest of some local Wikimedians in working with the
Boston City Archives. Does anyone have experience working with the
archives, or is anyone interested in getting involved with their work
releasing their digitized images on commons, or does anyone have other
information that might be useful to us as we're considering the request?
By the way, for those of you who may not have heard much about the
Participation Support Program, it is a reimbursement program that funds the
travel costs of contributors who are participating in events such as
meetings and conferences. It doesn't fund participation in
Wikimedia-movement-organized events such as Wikimania or events organized
by local chapters - requests for scholarships to attend those events should
still go through the event organizers (who are welcome to apply for a grant
through the WMF Grants Program: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Index).
To learn more about the program and see some examples of successful
requests, please visit
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Participation:Supportor write to us at
participation(a)wikimedia.org at any time.
Thank you, and best regards!