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From: Megan Wacha <megan(a)wikimedianyc.org>
Date: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 10:13 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia NYC] January 14th: Wikipedia Day 2018
You are invited to attend Wikipedia Day 2018 on Sunday, January 14th at the
Ace Hotel in midtown Manhattan!
Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day will
include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style
talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. And it
wouldn't be a birthday without cake, so we'll have plenty of that too.
This event is free of cost and open to all. We encourage you to invite
anyone who might be interested in discussing Wikipedia and Wikimedia
projects, but all attendees must agree to follow our friendly space
To register, please sign-up at http://www.acehotel.com/calend
ar/newyork/wikipedia-day-2018. See this year's schedule and sign your wiki
account name on the wiki event page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our
roster, and otherwise join in the open space experience. We look forward to
seeing you soon!
President, Wikimedia New York City
Wikimedia_NYC mailing list
Hello Wikimedians of Boston!
The New England Association for Information Science & Technology (NEASIST)
is hosting an upcoming conference at Simmons College in Boston on January
8th called *Understanding and Using APIs*. The conference is meant to
appeal to beginner or expert users of APIs and we are bringing in guests
from WBUR, EBSCO, Harvard Art Museums, and others to present and demo their
web APIs or projects built using public APIs. Most folks working with open
data would find this useful for their own projects. Please pass on this
invitation to the any other folks that might be interested.
Joshua Dull, NEASIS&T PC Co-Chair
WHAT: Understanding & Using APIs
WHO: beginners who want to know how APIs are important in digital
scholarship; anyone who wants to find an API community of practice
WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
WHERE: Boston (Simmons College)
HOW MUCH: $75 general, $45 ASIST members, $30 students
WHY: Finding ways to connect information is one of our biggest challenges.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are sets of requirements that
govern how one application can talk to another and share data. These
capabilities are great for researchers (part-time or professional),
librarians, students, and really anyone who works with data! Our morning
speakers are experts in APIs, and through them you'll understand what APIs
are and learn the practical uses of how APIs can enhance your data. In the
afternoon session, you'll see hands-on demonstrations and learn about API
tools you can bring back to your organization.