Hello Boston area Wikimedians!
I have an editing task for the conference that needs local assistance - if
you want to help out but only have a few minutes read on....
Our travel page needs some love:
we need to update it with info about getting from the airport to downtown
and MIT; info on the T & charliecards, info on food in Kendall square
around campus; maps, attractions in Boston... you get the idea. Please
don't change the information on hotel discount codes, but everything else
is fair game.
You'll need to make a separate account on the wikiconference.org site but
otherwise it should be like editing any other wikimedia project. Please
let me know if you have any questions! And thank you!!!
I just now subscribed to the Wikimedia-Boston list because, even though I have been editing Wikipedia for nearly 14 years and have lived in the Greater Boston area my entire life, I’ve never attempted to meet other Wikipedians in person because it never occurred to me that Wikipedians did so until today. I always just assumed that editors were people who edited the site in their spare time but never actually interacted with one another beyond their interactions on talk pages, and that the people who edited the site as much as I do were just lonely, depressed, and socially isolated losers like myself. But my loneliness, depression, and social isolation have become much more acute over the last year, so I'm curious, when is the next meeting? I really hope it’s soon.
James Austin Hill (User:CommonKnowledgeCreator)
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From: Kevin Payravi <kevinpayravi(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] WikiConference North America:
Scholarship+Submission deadline extended, registration open!
To: Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) <
It's not too late to submit scholarship applications or program submissions
for WikiConference North America 2019 (Nov 8-11 in Cambridge)! The
submission deadlines for both have been extended through Sunday, Sept 22
(academic submissions are still being accepted through Sept 27).
Registration has also opened! An early-bird ticket is also available
through October 13, which will save you $15:
Finally, we have a travel and accommodations page up. It's a work in
progress, but we do have some lodging discounts available:
Let us know if you have any questions, and feel free to reach out to us at
On behalf of WikiConference North America,
Wikimediaus-l mailing list
We have had a request for childcare at the WikiConference North America
this fall (Nov 8-11) and I am trying to get a sense of how many people
might be interested in this service. Note, we don't have anything set up
yet, but I am trying to gauge interest as there are different options
depending on how many kids there are.
So, please let me know offlist if you would be potentially interested in a
conference-arranged childcare option for the weekend.
I hope everyone is doing well! This is just a reminder that we are in the
midst of planning WikiConference North America, which will be in Boston &
Cambridge this year!
WikiConference North America
* November 8-11, 2019
* Friday Nov 8: "culture crawl" at area museums, and editathon/hackathon
* Saturday-Sunday Nov 9-10: conference at MIT's Stata Center
* Monday, Nov 11: hackathon and unconference at MIT's Stata Center
Submissions for the conference are now open here:
Submissions close on the 20th of this month, so get them in soon! Also, if
anyone is interested in helping out with local events, the culture crawl,
or other aspects of planning, please get in touch with me and Andrew Lih,
cc'd. Outreach about the conference to other interested people is also
welcome. If you have any questions about submissions or other aspects, let
Registration will be open soon, so watch the webpage for early bird
registration. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in November!