we're planning a meetup this Saturday, May 1st, in SF:
There hasn't been much interest yet. So:
* if you are interested please sign up!
* time change: how would you feel about a time change to be earlier --
perhaps 1 pm for a lunch get-together? I can't make it at the current
time of 3pm unfortunately (I need to be in Sacramento at 6).
If that doesn't work let me know.
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Ok people, all things fast and loose. Maker Fair last minute planning and
such meeting. Basic things like figuring out what has been done, still needs
to be done or isn't going to get done. Plus some hanging out, maybe food.
Haven't figured out the exact details on when, but the approximate goes like
Who: Anyone that wants to hang out, or be involved in Maker Faire, or pick
on us that are trying to figure out what's going on
What: Mostly Maker Faire
Where: San Francisco, Maybe somewhere with food (if so, we can push the
meeting time towards a meal time)
When: Saturday, May 1 @ ~3pm
Why: Phoebe thought it would be a good idea.
Basically after May 1, we should have down pay what is and isn't going to
happen. Maker Faire isn't until the end of the moth, but for all those
things that need time to prep - we need to be finishing em up soon.
PS. Sorry about the scatter brainedness of this email, Blame Phoebe (TM)
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Greetings Wiki Makers,
For those of you that have visited the SF office you might have seen the
live donor comments led ticker sign on the the tech side. This is
something that I had wanted to bring at the last maker faire but didn't
have enough time to finish.
If you haven't seen it .. then think this
I'm more then happy to bring it to this years maker faire if you guys want.
Currently it's showing donor comments but we can rig any text data source.
Really the only restriction is that it can only display ASCII text.
Anything non ASCII shows up as ?????.
It's controlled through a command line interface running on a ubuntu
For the office i have simple script that pull data and pipes it to the
sign. All that we would need for a new data source would be the pull and
formatted output for the cli interface.
If we were to take it what would you guys want to see on it?
Please be sure to check the ferryboat schedule, I do not know whether
it is possible to leave Angel Island before noon.
Sorry if this is a problem. The weather forecast is showing good
weather on Saturday and showers on Sunday presently, so we might end
up at the W Hotel anyway. I'll update
Noon on Friday with a decision, as the forecast should be fairly
reliable less than 24 hours out.
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 12:33 PM, <lottamiata(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Although I can make it, I will need to leave early (about Noon) for an
> important family matter. More advanced notice would probably help, though.
> I am very interested in seeing this thing fly.
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Geoffrey Plourde <geo.plrd(a)yahoo.com>
>> I've contacted several people, and lottamiata is the only one to respond.
>> I see someone placed their name on the list and I'll ask for their email.
>> I'm keeping track of emails in my address book, and look forward to seeing
>> this moving forward.
>> From: James Salsman <jsalsman(a)gmail.com>
>> To: Geoffrey Plourde <geo.plrd(a)yahoo.com>; Cary Bass <cary(a)wikimedia.org>
>> Cc: San Francisco Wikimedians <wikimedia-sf(a)lists.wikimedia.org>;
>> lottamiata(a)yahoo.com; Cam Vilay <cvilay(a)gmail.com>
>> Sent: Wed, April 7, 2010 10:25:27 AM
>> Subject: Wikimedia California chapter interest list
>> I talked to Cam Vilay last night, and he said he was interested in a
>> California Chapter too (he has been since June '09.) Please add him to
>> the mailing lists about Wikimedia California chapter creation. Have
>> you heard back from anyone else on
>> Others interested should sign up there and let Geoffrey know your
>> email address. There will be a discussion at
>> Do you expect https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23022 to
>> be created by the meetup on Saturday?
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I haven't been following closely but someone brought up in the
#wikimedia-tech channel the idea of a real-time map of recent changes
edits for display at MakerFaire.
I supose people know about one such map already:
Have people been in touch with the developer? Do we want something like
this? Have people already settled on other eye candy?
Since the ferry schedule from San Francisco to Angel Island leaves
much earlier than I thought, and because of a suggestion from Sara
Crouse and a discussion after the last meetup between Stephen LaPorte
and me, I've added the following to the plan at
1. Discuss formation of a California Chapter --
2. Volleyball, weather permitting -- are there other good
island-oriented games compatible with the "leave it as you found it"
state park regulations?
In the mean time, they have a net, so I am looking for a volleyball.
Does anyone have either a volleyball or an inflatable beach ball to
Also if you want the guided museum tour you need to make reservations
in advance per the instructions on the meetup page. Similarly, there
are all kinds of options for overnight camping. I was thinking about
that, but not really anymore, with the possibility of rain.
Currently the weather forecast, 9-days out, is for showers:
Where is a good fall-back location if we are rained out? Yesterday
while meeting with my Google Summer of Code student at the W Hotel a
block from the Foundation offices, I asked the waitstaff about the XYZ
Mezzanine area, which as a bar is closed until 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays
(the cafe, downstairs bar, and restaurant are open during the meetup
time frame.) They indicated that while the bar was closed, the
mezzanine area is open to the public. So I believe it should be
suitable for a lunch meetup if the island meetup has to be called on
account of rain:
I have a phone call in to W Hotel management to make sure it's okay,
but that area seats at least 20 comfortably, so it seems like it would
be a good rain fall-back location.