As you know Wikimedia-SF has had a booth at Maker Faire the past three
years. Maker Faire is awesome! It's a fair amount of work to put together,
however. Last year Jon Davis and I coordinated the booth. Unfortunately this
year we have both been super busy all spring, and we missed the deadline for
sending in the registration form.
If anyone else is interested in leading the Maker Faire efforts, we could
still ask if there are any last-minute places. But we would need to act very
quickly -- so please speak up if you want to do this (or just do it --
contact info is on the website). And if no one is interested in leading the
booth, we will take a break from Maker Faire this year (and return
triumphantly next year???)
p.s. How would people feel about a get-together in a couple weeks ... the
weekend of the 23rd? Maybe Sunday the 24th? It's been a long time since
we've had a casual meetup.
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Hi Bay Area Wikimedians!
I'd like to invite you all to attend the first Good Internet conference,
which is next Saturday, April 23, at U.C. Berkeley. The conference is
designed to explore the concept of "digital citizenship," i.e. using
Internet technology to promote the public interest.
Wikimedia will have a pretty strong presence; Barry Newstead and Danese
Cooper will be speaking, as will a couple of the Public Policy Initiative's
Campus Ambassadors, and yours truly.
If you're interested in helping out, we expect to have a table, with some
outreach materials and hopefully people like you to explain to attendees
what's great about the Wikimedia movement.
And, to get it all started, they are screening the premiere of Barbarshop
Punk -- an excellent, feature-length documentary exploring the importance of
Please come! And if you're interested in helping out with a table, let me
(or Annie Lin) know off-list.