Just stumbled across this, may be of interest to some. Kind of short
notice, sorry! :D
Some of this may be relevant to Wikimedians as applies to DRM
circumvention for fair use (ripping DVDs to get screen shots and clips
for commentary, for instance).
Hey folks, WMF is hiring! We're looking for someone to be the head of
Office IT Support. We need someone who can keep our office technical
infrastructure humming smoothly along and keep our users happy, in a
mostly MacOS/Ubuntu environment. The position is based at our San
Francisco headquarters. All the gory details are on the wiki:
This is your chance to play a crucial role in the group that maintains
the 250+ versions of Wikipedia, the most popular general reference work
on the Internet, as well as all of its sister projects.
If you are interested, please get your resume and cover letter in to us
by May 11. If you know someone else who might be interested, please
forward this on. Thanks!
Maker Faire is on again for May 30-31 in San Mateo. Is there any
chance Wikimedia will have a booth again? Or was that a one-time event
- http://phoebeayers.info | phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
Tonight I heard a talk by Rick Prelinger, who runs the Prelinger
Library & Archive:
which is a fun private library. They are "an appropriation-friendly,
browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals,
printed ephemera and government documents located in San Francisco."
The Prelinger collections are also on the Internet Archive:
Prelinger is very interested in the public domain, making archive
materials available to the public, supporting media collaboration and
digitization... all things of interest to Wikimedians, especially
Commons folks. I talked to him briefly and he said they'd be glad to
connect with us.
I think visiting the library would make a great meetup/fieldtrip. The
Prelinger is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and selected
Sundays (see webpage). April 26 or May 17 are the dates that stood out
to me as possibilities. What do you all think? Does this sound
interesting? What day(s) would be good? (Reply to me offlist if you
like and I can compile).