Trying to answer everything, & changing subject lines:
On the weekend proper, volunteers please check in at the Maker
check-in booth, as explained here:
On Friday, load-in info is here:
It says to come to gate CC; "security will issue a Temporary Vehicle
Entry Permit to all vehicles entering the grounds. This Entry Permit
will require your cellphone number to be listed."
That's all the info I have about it. Call me or Jon if you get stuck.
(will send numbers separately).
I did add the names of everyone who contacted me off list to the
Also: can we please try to use the wiki as much as possible for
questions/answers? There are some volunteers who aren't on this list,
and I don't want to overly spam the people who are that aren't
Thanks! See you all this weekend!
2009/5/28 George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com>:
> 2009/5/28 phoebe ayers <brassratgirl(a)gmail.com>:
>> Yes! Jon's stopping by mid-day. See offlist message.
>> For Friday: I plan to get there mid-afternoon, around 3pm. Wikihow
>> will also be there around that time. You will need to go to gate CC if
>> you are coming on Friday. Please contact me if you are planning to
>> come down then (George, I know you're coming).
>> Everyone: sorry, all the mail about maker faire will be over soon :)
>> -- Phoebe
>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Ariel T. Glenn <ariel(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> When will someone be coming by the WMF office? (If they are planning to)
>>> Στις 28-05-2009, ημέρα Πεμ, και ώρα 14:55 -0700, ο/η Jon Davis έγραψε:
>>>> The plan for Friday goes something like this: I go to WMF HQ & pick
>>>> up supplies then head to Maker Faire. Phoebe will also be in route.
>>>> We'll setup, deploy the gear and that's about it. I don't think our
>>>> setup will be all that major of an undertaking - As long as we have
>>>> tables, network access & computers - everything should be a piece of
>>>> The "doors" close at 8pm anyways.
>>>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 13:56, George Herbert
>>>> <george.herbert(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Who has the plan for Friday Night setup?
>>>> Is the get in the front gate deal the same as later
>>>> volunteers, or is
>>>> there a list at the back entrance or what?
>>>> -george william herbert
> Is gate CC the one in back, behind the expo?
> The event map shows that as "Maker and Volunteer check-in". Is that
> the right place for people showing up on the weekend proper to go,
> versus the front gate? Or do we find that out tomorrow afternoon when
> we show up? 8-)
> -george william herbert
> Wikimedia-SF mailing list
I wrote up a quick guide for Maker Faire volunteers & attendees and
posted it here:
I'm also just about to update the to-bring list on that page for final
checking. Feel free to make additions/changes. I will also be mailing
my number to people who have signed up as volunteers so if you have
trouble getting in someone can come rescue you.
Can't wait to see you all there! It will be super fun.
I'm assembling the Maker Faire volunteer list. Reminder:
If your name is not on the meetup page:
OR if you have only signed up with your wikiname and I do not know
your real name, PLEASE email me with your name ASAP if you have not
If you are signed up under Saturday or Sunday, but you think you might
come both days, please let me know that too so I can put you on the
"both days" list.
Also: we are short on Sunday volunteers, so please consider that if
you can come either day!
I plan to send out a message at the end of this weekend with tips on
getting to the Faire, etc.
OK, so here is where we are at:
* We have a limited amount of swag
* We have the vests (I have some, Ariel has some)
* We have some computers coming from the WMF offices, to be picked up
on the friday before (do those come with monitors? :) )
* plus a plethora of laptops
* Phoebe and Jon to set up on Friday; other volunteers?
* we are located next to Wikihow, so we can share people if necessary;
Chris Hadley (cc'd) is the contact for WikiHow
THINGS WE ARE WORKING ON:
* The pass situation -- both Jon and I have been pestering O'Reilly
people, but no answer yet.
THINGS WE STILL NEED:
* Some sort of sign/banner advertising our Wikimedia-ness (Jay, does
the office have any banners?)
* Ideas for visualizations to run on the computers
* Ideas for an "interactive" display (guess the picture? learn how to edit?)
* Ideas for a couple of big signs to hang -- I don't think we have
space for the projector and cloth this year -- so are there other big
poster ideas we could make up? A giant markup cheatsheet? Please send
your ideas ASAP and I'll get some posters made up.
* more folding chairs -- does anyone have some they can loan?
* what about info-en business cards like someone suggested?
* And we need. ... you to sign up if you're planning on volunteering
and haven't already:
On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Per last year, will you have a list of the volunteers names given to the
> front desk people so they can get in for free with a lanyard?
> This should be a pretty standard process. The organizers just need to know
> who is coming and who to give the lanyards to at the 'volunteer
> registration' booth way at the front of the event.
> I'm willing to put together:
> * 100 or so wiki pencils
> * up to 500 wiki pins
> * about 500 mini wiki stickers
> * the wiki vests for your use
> Not much more stock than that right now - we will do a big re-order with our
> new budget.
> that means materials should be handed out in person rather than scattered
> out as a grab-all. You'd run out fast :(
> I'm signed up for Saturday morning to help kick it off!
> Jay Walsh
> Head of Communications
> +1 (415) 839 6885 x 609
> On May 4, 2009, at 9:02 AM, Brion Vibber wrote:
> I'd love to prep some activity visualizations to run in the background but
> I'll be out of town for the event so will need a volunteer proxy to make
> sure there's hardware to run em on. :)
> -- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
> El May 3, 2009, a las 14:29, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com> escribió:
> Hi all,
> We need to start seriously planning for Maker Faire, which is four short
> weeks away. Please add your thoughts on cool things to bring to this page:
> I also added a section for volunteers -- if you want to help staff the
> booth, please add your name!
> -- Phoebe
> - http://phoebeayers.info | phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
We confirmed that it will be the same deal as last year -- we'll have
a volunteer list at the front gate in the special volunteer check-in.
So we need to put together a list of names of volunteers who will be
at the booth:
* Saturday and Sunday
* Saturday only
* Sunday only
Please send your name to me if you're not signed up on the page here:
And if you are only signed up with your wiki name, please email me
your real name so we can put you on the list!