Gia May <giamay1(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Absolutly! We wouldn't want to support the ghetto. It can
> only lead to gentrification and the sooner we get everyone to
> boycott them the sooner the'll starve. Thanks for standing up
> for decency.
I've seen a few other software oriented groups try the
public library. They've all moved on. We may as well just skip
Now that I have power for my laptop again *cough*, I'd just like to
shout out a thanks and congratulations to everybody who made it for the
I know it was short notice and not the easiest location to get to, but I
think we all had a good time, there was some great discussion, and it
was a really great chance both to see some of the Internet Archive's
cool gadgets and to show off some Wikipedians to the camera. :)
And let's all give a thanks to IA for graciously hosting us at the last
The current thought is that we'll try to set something up at the San
Francisco Public Library main branch for most future meetings -- closer
to the center of town near bus and rail lines, it'll be much easier for
both in-town commuters and BARTers.
I'd recommend we try to organize a relatively regular monthly meet; not
everybody's going to be able to make it every time, so making them more
frequent and with more warning should make it easier to get something
going for most people most of the time. :)
-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
OK, I think after that flurry of emails it's settled: please join me
for a casual lunch *tomorrow*, Saturday, at the Internet Archive
offices in the Presidio at 12 noon.
Directions etc: http://www.archive.org/about/contact.php
We will hopefully be joined by a film crew from the Netherlands who
are working on a documentary about Wikipedia and who are interested in
talking to Wikipedians (this is not a sure thing anymore --
unfortunately the cameraman had to unexpectedly return home so they
are not sure if they will be able to film or not. I will know more by
tonight and will send updates).
We will either order in, or go out for sandwiches. People from the IA
will be on hand to talk about their projects as well.
Please send me any questions, and if you think you'll be able to make
it so I know about lunch: phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com. If there's a very
small group, we might go for lunch afterwards at a restaurant instead.
Also please let know off-list if you are only interested in coming if
the film crew is going to be there.
Next meetup: in March, and with more notice!
If we're meeting at the Presidio, then BART is not a complete option, you'll
have to take transit of some sort the last few miles up from Market St.
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Leon Bacud <lbmixpro707(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> It was raining pretty hard last time we met up; didn't stop us then. But
> they did say it will rain pretty hard. I usually take BART when I go to
> these events, and I suggest those of you who try to cross the Bay Bridge to
> do so as well, since you won't have to worry about the winds and such. Just
> make sure you bring a good umbrella though.
> *George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com>* wrote:
> The $64,000 question is whether we can do an event tomorrow midday without
> getting rained on severely...
> Weather usually doesn't factor that significantly into planning here, but
> the storm coming in on Saturday is predicted to be strong enough to somewhat
> disrupt travel.
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 2:49 PM, Cary Bass <cary(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > William de Bruijn wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > Hope you don't mind me barging in in the group. Thank you for all the
> > efforts to come our way for a tv-shoot tomorrow. For our director Ice van
> > Veelen I was already trying to get into SFPL but there are heavy filming
> > restrictions. I have now asked Sherri Eng of Library PR if the Meetings
> > Rooms are a possibility. Will let you know as soon as I hear back from her.
> > >
> > > William de Bruijn
> > > researcher channel 2 Netherlands tv (from Amsterdam 9.15 pm)
> > >
> > > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > > Van: Marti Pierce [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Verzonden: vr 22-2-2008 20:30
> > > Aan: Jason Dusek
> > > CC: phoebe ayers; William de Bruijn;
> > wikimedia-sf(a)lists.wikimedia.org; sam(a)wantman.net
> > > Onderwerp: Re: [Wikimedia-SF] When's the next meetup?
> > >
> > >
> > > The Public library system does have meeting rooms at their
> > branches and the main library. This would require a dedicated effort to get
> > it started, application and rules to review and submit. Most rooms are free
> > unless there are special AV and food needs.
> > >
> > > http://sfpl.org/librarylocations/mtgrms/rules.htm
> > >
> > > While its not enough time for tomorrow, this could be a topic of
> > discussion if folks were interested in getting a consistent, chatable and
> > easy to get to meeting space that could be upgraded as AV needs require.
> > I'm sure there are some fabulous places to dine in and around most of the
> > branches, especially the main branch. We also might be able to get in on
> > their events calendar for more exposure and who knows where that could lead
> > eh?
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Marti Pierc e <
> > marti.pierce(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Mediterranean sounds great! Brion and I are pretty much
> > up for anything. I imagine a price range would be in the $10-$15 for food
> > and drink per person? We've been pretty homebound since I broke my foot in
> > mid January.
> > >
> > > Cary - maybe we can carpool it?
> > >
> > > Anyone a member of Mechanics' Institute Library <
> > http://www.milibrary.org/index.html> ? I do believe that one of the
> > benefits of membership is to have access to conference rooms for meetings.
> > Not sure if there is a fee involved.
> > >
> > > Do any of the public libraries offer meeting rooms for
> > events like this? I'll see what I can dig up on line for future reference.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > So this is a sure thing? What time are we going to do it?
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > Cary Bass
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-george william herbert
The winter weather's beginning to clear up, and even the Wikimedia staff
are crawling out from under the rubble of our office move...
I'm thinking it's about time for another San Francisco Wiki(m|p)edians
There's a lot of smart, active people in this town. Let's find a clear
weekend, get out there and kick some wiki butt!
In a message dated 2/22/2008 8:31:41 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
I should be available late morning -- early afternoon tommorow (I have
an evening commitment). Anyone want to go for lunch with me?>>>
Yes. Come to Santa Cruz!
**************Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living.
Also during the entire week, there is a VideoGame Developer's Conference as
well as [[Video Games Live]], which happens on Friday. There are quite a few
events going on this week. So if we were to do this meetup, sometime during
the mid-week may not be that much of a good idea, if some have other
commitments to tend to. Since March is the perspective date for the WikiParty,
and this weekend is the last one in Feb, I think Saturday would be the best
time for a meetup, unless we integrate it into the March party...
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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:28:31 -0800
From: "Marti Pierce" <marti.pierce(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-SF] When's the next meetup?
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This weekend is also Wondercon so some locals might have other plans.
about the first Saturday in March? This will give time to find just
right place and get it into people's schedules.