CC Salons are coming back March 27! Come join us:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 PM PST
Cafe Royale, 800 Post St, San Francisco, CA
>From the blog post:
Creative Commons is thrilled to announce that we will be reviving CC salons
on a quarterly basis starting March 27!
Years ago, CC ran a series of CC Salon events in the Bay Area, informal
events that brought together creators of all kinds to talk about how and
why they choose open in their fields. CC salons continue to occur all over
the world, but on March 27, CC will host a salon on social justice and open
innovation right here in San Francisco.
This informal event will feature short talks from guests in local
nonprofits and the free culture community, as well as lots of interesting
people to network and socialize with. It's free and open to everyone.
Joshua Knox, Brute Labs
Niki Korth, Writer and Free Culture Activist
Supriya Misra, TeachAIDS
Rachel Weidinger, Upwell
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This Saturday, March 15, is a #FreeBassel day event in San Francisco. Some
people from Creative Commons and the open community will join, and I hope
to encourage a few Wikipedia edits. If you are interested in joining, it
would be great to see some Wikipedians at the event. No editing experience
is required: bring a laptop if you feel like editing, and feel free to
bring a friend or attend if you just want to learn about Bassel.
If you don't know Bassel Khartabil (known online as Bassel Safadi): he is
an open web developer and dedicated Internet volunteer who has been
imprisoned (without charge) in Syria since March 2012. He was Creative
Commons lead in Syria and started the first hackerspace (Aiki Lab,
Damascus) in the Arabic-speaking world, in addition to numerous other open
source and free culture projects (including Wikipedia). This Saturday 15
March marks the second anniversary of his arrest, as well as the third
anniversary of the Syrian uprising. In support of Bassel and in efforts to
raise the profile of his case, #FreeBassel day events are being held around
the world to mark this date.
Read more about the event here:
== Details ==
* Date: Saturday, March 15
* Time: 12-4 pm
* Location: Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd
Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105), near Montgomery Bart
* Event: An edit-a-thon, pot luck, and more! Learn how to contribute to
Wikipedia and collaborate with others to show your support for Bassel.
* Hashtag: #freebassel
Please email me if you have any questions or want to let me know that you
Oakland Wiki <http://oaklandwiki.org> has partnered with Oakland Public
Library <http://oaklandlibrary.org/> to host a series of edit parties at
different branches of the library this spring!
See the event dates and locations at
There's also a rad flyer that the wonderful librarians have made with all
the necessary info attached here.
FINALLY, if you're in Oakland tomorrow for first friday, drop by Sudo
Room<http://sudoroom.org>where we'll be Drawing
Oakland <http://oaklandwiki.org/Draw_Oakland>. We'll have art supplies and
will be drawing whatever we want about Oakland - its neighborhoods, people,
etc. We'll be scanning our drawings and uploading them to the wiki to
illustrate entries. If you want to draw a logo or illustration of your
neighborhood or a favorite park or taco truck, this is your chance :)
Hey Wikimedians of the Bay Area,
The Ada Initiative is running an open-to-the-public workshop teaching
people how to support women in open tech/culture especially if you are
a guy. You may have heard of it, it is the Allies Workshop (taught a
year ago at WMF and in June at AdaCamp).
If you'd like to join us, it is Tuesday, March 11 (a week from now)
from 3pm to 5pm about 2 blocks from the Montogomery Street BART
station. Tickets are still available (including 4 free tickets and 19
We even have some Wikipedia-specific sections of the class. :) We'd
love to see you there!
You can help increase the participation of women in open technology and culture!
Donate today at http://adainitiative.org/donate/