Inviting my fellow Wikimedians to my upcoming birthday party:
You are invited to my birthday party at my house (3164 NE 83rd Street,
Seattle) on the evening of Saturday, December 5, 2015. We'll be starting
with a potluck dinner around 6PM, and presumably continue into the wee
hours (last year went to about 3 or 4 AM, which is par for the course).
No gifts, please, but food and drink to share would be welcome.
Feel free to invite people you think would belong at my birthday party.
Acoustic musical instruments are very welcome.
If you are bringing kids, around dinner time is probably more
kid-friendly than later in the evening.
TA3M is interested in having an end-of-year party with us, with lightning
talks and food like we had last year. I've included a funding request for
the party in our current grant request to WMF. TA3M is in the process of
finding a room and may coordinate the lightning talks. The likely date is
December 14th (second Monday of December). If you're interested in food,
lightning talks and chatting with the TA3M folks and other Cascadians, then
please mark your calendars!
We'll also have our annual membership meeting in December to elect board
members for 2016. More details to come.
On Monday we'll have our regularly scheduled editathon at the UW Research
Commons starting at 4:30 PM. The theme will be Native Americans in the
On Tuesday afternoon, Mako has invited us to his class for Q&A from 3:30 to
5:20. A few of us did this in a previous term and I think that we all
enjoyed the experience. Please contact Mako if you're able to attend. I'm
planning to show up around 4:15 PM, and I believe that Bruce will attend
At 6 PM on Tuesday, after Mako's class finishes, we'll be over at Cafe
Allegro for our regular monthly meetup. The focus will be planning for
winter quarter. We've been discussing the possibility of focusing on
museums, so let's work on the details at that meeting.
Hope to see you Monday and/or Tuesday,
My name is Abhishek Suryawanshi [[User:AbhiSuryawanshi]]. I am in Seattle
for Net Impact Conference.
I am following Wikimedia Cascadia activities virtually, and I am interested
in meeting local Wikimedians. I would like to learn more about local
communities, and I can share my Wiki-India/Wiki-NY experience in return.
I have free time on Sunday 8th November and Monday 9th November.
Kindly let me know if you would like to meet over cup of coffee :)
(Sent via handheld device)
My students and I are going to be doing a debrief and reflection
session on their experience with Wikipedia this coming Tuesday
November 10th at 3:30-5:20. We'll be in room CMU 104 at UW. My
students and I would /love/ it if any of you could take time to visit
and talk about Wikipedia.
They have all been working on Wikipedia for their assignments for
several weeks and will have lots of great questions.
Please let me know if you think you can come! So far, I have zero
RSVPs! Last year we had about half a dozen folks and it was really
fun! I'll take everydoby out for dinner afterward.
<quote who="Benj. Mako Hill" date="Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 04:22:49PM -0700">
> Greetings Fellow Cascadia Wikimedians!
> As many of you know, I teach at the University of Washington as my day
> job. Once again this year, I'm teaching a class about online
> communities. The syllabus is still being developed but it's online
> As part of the class, I'm trying to get everybody in the class to
> learn about Wikipedia and it's, norms, policies, and rules and then
> demonstrate this learning by "joining" our community and making a
> series of valuable contributions. I gave a talk about the class at
> Wikimania this year:
> Although I've been around our community long enough that I can play a
> pretty convincing Wikipedian, I would love to invite others from
> Wikimedia Cascadia in or around Seattle to come visit on November
> 10th, tentatively 3:30-5:20pm. I'll confirm details later.
> We'll be having a "debrief" about our whole Wikipedia contribution
> assignment on this day. I'd love to have as many local Wikipedians as
> possible join us!
> Send me an email offlist (makohill(a)uw.edu) if you're interested. In
> return, I can offer you dinner and the dubiously valuable gifts of my
> gratitude and company.
> Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far
> as society is free to use the results. --GNU Manifesto
Benjamin Mako Hill
Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far
as society is free to use the results. --GNU Manifesto