I just received a request for Will Rico for someone to speak at the LibrePlanet Boston Desktop GNU/Linux Users Group, and I figured that I would pass this along. They meet the first Wednesday of each month in Kendall Square, and have spaces open for the rest of the year. If you are interested, I have cc’d him on this e-mail, and the link to their Meetup.com page is: http://www.meetup.com/desktop-linux-users-group/. If any of you are interested, please feel free to e-mail him, as I would love to have more collaboration with non-Wikimedians in the area!
As some of you already know, WikiConference USA will be going on this weekend in New York City. While it is scheduled to go from Friday to Sunday, the bulk of the events will be on the first two days. There is still time to sign up online for the event (it's free), and there will be multiple presentations from many of the New England people, including John Phelan, Sara Marks, and myself: http://wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/Main_Page#Schedule_of_sessions
I hope to see some of you there, as we will hopefully have time to help consolidate more support in our area for the coming months, as well as explore more opportunities to expand our outreach and funding avenues!
Just in case some of you don’t already know, WikiConference USA is only a few weeks away!
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Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] WikiConference USA - almost here!
I am very pleased to announce that WikiConference USA is less than 30 days away! Over the last few months, Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC have been collecting curated submissions on a diversity of wiki and free/open knowledge-related topics (with tracks on Community, Tech, Outreach, GLAM, Education), and recruited some excellent keynote speakers who can speak to their personal activism and leadership in these domains.
But this is a "Wiki" conference, and what it thrives on most is your participation, your differing areas of experience and expertise, to enliven and enrich all of the sessions we have planned together. And, exciting too, there still will be numerous opportunities for "unconference" sessions led by participants on the fly, and we encourage you to bring the ideas from your domain for these sessions as well.
Here are the details for the conference:
Dates: Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014
Location: New York Law School (185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013)
And our distinguished and dynamic roster of keynote speakers:
*Phoebe Ayers - Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
*Sumana Harihareswara - Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Team; Advisor, Ada Initiative
*Christie Koehler - Community Building Education Lead, Mozilla Corporation
*DC Vito, Executive Director - The LAMP/MediaBreaker
For more information, please review our official press release below! We hope you will join us and help us spread the word!
Richard Knipel (User:Pharos)
Wikimediaus-l mailing list
Our Meta page has just been marked for translation, so if any of you are confident in translating to other languages, please feel free to translate this page: : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_England_Wikimedians
Have a great week, and I look forward to more positive updates in the coming weeks!
Co-Chair, New England Wikimedians