Hi all - Folks from PBS's News Hour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/)
will be in SF on Thursday and they are very keen to shoot a segment
with Wikipedia volunteers. The subject of the meeting/discussion
relates to Chris Anderson's new book 'Free' - they're building off of
that concept and exploring the biggest free projects, specifically why
people edit, what drives them, and what they think about the free
Diane Lincoln, a reporter with the News Hour is coordinating the
shoot. The interviewer will be one of the News Hour personalities.
They would like to shoot/interview a group of 3-4 SF volunteers either
at our offices or close by, likely outdoors at South Park. At this
stage we've tentatively booked 2:00pm in the afternoon of THursday
If you're interested in taking part in this you can reach out Diane
directly (she's also CCed on this note) at DLincoln(a)newshour.org.
I will be involved in this, and we may have one other Wikimedia person
involved in the interviews either at the same time or immediately
Head of Communications
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw
Mozilla Labs is holding their monthly meetup at Mozilla's new HQ in
Mountain View this coming Thursday night. Topic might be of interest to
some Wikimedian-type folk...
"We are excited to welcome Joseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect at
Plaxo. Joseph is currently leading Plaxo’s “Open Social Web” initiative
to put users back in control of who they know when using
socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. He will be
discussing the social web, the underlying protocols that make it
possible, and the potential role for the browser to play in this world."
At least a couple folks from the Wikimedia office should be there. Come
hang out -- Mozilla's buying pizza!
There's a program next week at SF Public Library, featuring David
Silver talking about his classroom Wikipedia assignment (see below).
A bit of background: I guest-lectured for two of Dr. Silver's classes
last fall; he's done a Wikipedia class with three of his classes so
far, two last fall and one this spring. Each class AFAIK has had the
same assignment: work on [[University of San Francisco]]. As you can
see from the talk page, it's been a bit rocky. (Dr. Silver is not
himself a Wikipedia editor, and as far as I know has not participated
in editing before or since).
I did my best to teach the students about policy etc, and created a
wikiproject page for the classes:
but I don't think it was used for the class he is speaking about in
Anyway, could be interesting.
------ Forwarded Message
From: Jerry Dear <jdear(a)sfpl.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:23:23 -0700
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
100 Larkin Street
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room B
San Francisco, CA 94102
Program: When Wikipedia Meets the Library: A Case Study from the
University of San Francisco
Description: Professor David Silver at the University of San Francisco
explains his Digital Media Production Class¹s efforts in learning how
Wikipedia works and their efforts to share their research with the rest of
More Info.: 415.557.4277 or jdear(a)sfpl.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Jerry Dear, Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
Official SFPL use only
------ End of Forwarded Message
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
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