There's already been a lot of inspiring reactions to the the Year of
Science, so I'm delighted to say that the Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki
Ed) is officially launching our Year of Science work in the USA and Canada
There's a blog post pointing to the work we're doing:
There's our Year of Science page for academics and their institutions,
describing what we're doing and how to contact us:
And finally, we're handing over the reigns to the Wikipedia Year of Science
Portal to community members, so they can share ideas, news and events
related to the WP:YOS (that's a shortcut! or):
We'd love to see what chapters and projects can do with this theme, so
please spread the word freely! We're also hoping people will use
#yearofscience or #YoS when they do.
We're looking forward to seeing what we can all do together.
(Apologies for cross-posting).
Wiki Education Foundation
User:Eryk (Wiki Ed) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Eryk_(Wiki_Ed)>
*Our organization supports the Wikipedia Education Program in the United
States and Canada.*
Thank you to the organizers of the Wikipedia 15 celebrations that we shared
today among San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, and elsewhere. (I
believe that remote viewers may have included people who are currently in
Russia and Japan!)
Thanks to the organizers and facilitators:
* Pharos, Joly and company coordinating activities in New York City
* Pete Forsyth, Stephen LaPorte, Rosiestep, and Brendan Campbell for
coordinating activities at SF
* Katherine Maher, Juliet Barbara, and the WMF Communications team, for
facilitating the community takeover of the WMF collaboration space
* Kacie Harold and the Grants Advisory Committee
authorizing some of the funds for the event
* And to everyone else who supported or attended today, especially the
presenters and panelists.
Video links to Youtube (Commons uploads will happen in the near future, I
* Welcome and lightning talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGhxEpowM6A
* "Wikipedia's content gender gap":
* "Stories from the weird old days":
* Panel discussion "The impact of 15 years of Wikipedia":
Here's to the next 15 years!
*Seattle folks*: we're meeting at the University of Washington
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington> Seattle campus,
Communications Building, in room 126. Casual conversation and potluck
starting at 12:15 (bring whatever you wish; we've had good luck with
potlucks so far! Please note allergens on food that you bring; some of us
are vegetarian and/or are allergic to certain ingredients). I will bring
cake, plastic silverware, plates, cups and napkins. We'll start the joint
lightning talks at 1 PM sharp.
*San Francisco folks*: you're meeting at the Wikimedia Foundation's
collaboration space. Per the Wikipedia meetup page
"Doors open at noon. Bring your own lunch (or perhaps we will find a
sponsor -- watch for an announcement). 12:45pm: Introductions (facilitator:
Rosiestep <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rosiestep>)" We'll start the
joint lightning talks at 1 PM sharp.
*New York folks*: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC.
The meetup will happen from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Tisch School of the Arts
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tisch_School_of_the_Arts>. Photo ID may be
required to access the venue. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Please let
the organizers known in advance if you have vegetarian or other dietary
*If you are joining the video conference from another location*: we will
try to set up Hangouts and/or a livestream so that you can participate.
Clarifications and corrections to this note are welcome from the organizers
in SF and NYC.
See you tomorrow,
Hi San Franciscans,
We are still in need of people to sign up for lightning talks! Please do so
You are Wikipedians and WIkimedians, so I know that you have good
information in your heads that should be shared with the community (:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Lightning talk proposals are welcome for the Wikipedia 15 celebration on
>> January 16th! Please sign up at
>> Current estimate (still very much in flux) is that we may plan for 2
>> lightning talks per location, plus a few introductions from each location.
>> Please forward to your communities if you are in New York, London, or any
>> other location that plans to participate.