I haven't heard anyone object to the idea of a November 3rd panel
discussion followed by free dinner courtesy of Mako. Mako, is this plan OK
with you? If so, I'll pencil this in for our November meeting. The 6 PM
start time for panel discussion would give your students some opportunity
to brainstorm questions before they meet us.
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Your gratitude is not decreasingly dubious, good sir.
I propose that we simply make the November meetup be at Mako's November 3
session. I anticipate that most of us are available no earlier than about
6, so we could have a panel discussion from 6 to 7ish. We can take up Mako
on his dinner offer after class.
On Sep 23, 2014 8:07 PM, "Benj. Mako Hill" <mako(a)atdot.cc> wrote:
> In my day job, I teach at the University of Washington. This quarter,
> I'm teaching a class about online communities. The syllabus is here:
> 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. We're using a lot of the material
> that the education program has developed although my goal is a little
> more "meta" than usual (i.e., I'm interested in teaching about
> Wikipedia as an example of an online community more than I am
> concerned about who folks are writing about).
> 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 either of
> these two dates:
> 1. Monday October 6rd (~5:30-7pm)
> We'll be talking quite a bit about their Wikipedia assignments on 10/6
> and it might be nice to have another Wikimedian around to help give
> some perspective and/or advice. Since we'll be talking about
> motivation and incentives, anyone who wants to come along would be
> welcome to talk about this as well.
> 2. November 3rd (430-7pm)
> 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 decreasingly dubiously valuable
> gifts of my gratitude and company.
> Benjamin Mako Hill
> Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far
> as society is free to use the results. --GNU Manifesto
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