Hey MediaWiki SF Group and WikiBUG folks! We ought to meet up sometime in the next month (unless there's a reason not to). I've been throwing around some ideas, both technical and philosophical, around wikae, and I'd like to talk about it and hear responses by voices not in my head.
I am thinking we could make it relaxed, so maybe we meetup, do quick round of intros with ideas we want to talk about, and then socialize. We did this at the last SF meetup I attended, and I liked it.
Quim, can we use the WMF office? If not, I can probably host at Impact HUB Oakland (near 19th St. BART). I'd be interested in doing this more often than once a year, so let's discuss times and locations that make it easy for folks to attend. ^_^
Please join us this Sunday for an edit-a-thon at the Wikimedia Foundation
office in support of the Zone 9 bloggers.
Zone 9 is a group of bloggers and journalists based in Ethiopia who started
a blog in 2012 in efforts to facilitate civic engagement and open
discussion about Ethiopia. In April of this year, 6 members of the
collective were arrested in Addis Ababa and now face terrorism charges for
their work. Read more about their case here:
Endalkachew Chala, one of the co-founders of Zone 9 who has been a fellow
with EFF for this summer, is helping to organize this edit-a-thon and will
be joining us on Sunday.
Please come to help us to improve articles about Ethiopia, freedom of the
press, the Ethiopian constitution, digital journalism, the bloggers
themselves, and more!
*Date/Time: *Sunday 24 August, 1-5 pm
*Where: *149 New Montgomery, San Francisco
*What: *Edit-a-thon for Zone9 bloggers
*Meet-up page: *
Join LocalWiki and Code for San Francisco for a day of sharing knowledge on
government services! From bike lanes to healthcare, you may be surprised
what resources our local government helps to provide. You may even surprise
all of us with what you know!
We'll be adding our knowledge to the San Francisco LocalWiki (
http://localwiki.net/sf), a collaborative community website where people
share all kinds of information about the city of San Francisco. Bring a
laptop if you have one, but we'll also have plenty to work on together.
*This is a free event! Childcare and lunch (vegan & gluten-free available)
will be provided.* We'll have expert LocalWikians on hand to help
*DATE:* Saturday, August 23rd
*TIME: *10:00am - 5:00pm
*LOCATION:* Code for America, 155 9th St, San Francisco (directions
Hi SF Wikimedians,
I think we are getting near to the formal formation of Cascadia
Wikimedians. There have been occasional questions about whether SF is
forming its own user group or would like to be included in Cascadia. If you
want to form your own group or want to remain unaffiliated, that is a
decision that we will respect. If you would like to be included in Cascadia
please let us know. We are currently proceeding with Oregon, Washington,
and British Columbia.
>From my point of view, SF is culturally similar to the three planned
Cascadia territories and there would be an economy of scale in including SF
in Cascadia.The downsides of including SF are geographic stretch and the
complicated California regulatory environment. My feeling is that SF would
do better as its own user group, but we are happy to collaborate with you
or talk about including you in our membership if you are interested in
affiliating with Cascadia.
Regards from your northern neighbor,