I missed last year, but the first year was really fun to do. People were really excited to talk with the volunteers. Many had questions, and quite a number just wanted to tell you how much they loved Wikipedia.

It made me want to put together something like a photobooth, where people could go in and say what they loved about Wikipedia. We'd collect the videos and put them on line, so that volunteers everywhere could see the immense positive impact they're having on the lives of real people.

It might also be good to make some "I donated to Wikipedia" and "I've edited Wikipedia" stickers. Like the "I voted" or "I gave blood today" stickers, it'd be a nice way to recognize people, and to make Maker Faire participants realize that they too could get involved.

Anyhow, I encourage people to go; if I'm around, I sure will.


On 01/05/2010 08:28 PM, Jon Davis wrote:
I know you're all reading that subject line, thinking to yourselves "What the hell, a little early?" (Or, ya know, maybe that's just me).  Anyways, I received a mailing from the Maker people with a little flier and such, essentially "inviting" us back for 2010.  Not much in the way of information other than it is May 22 & 23 (weekend before Memorial day) and once again at the San Mateo County Event Center. 

For those that don't know: http://makerfaire.com/

For those that weren't involved last year (or have forgotten): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Maker_Faire

And because asking this group if anyone "wants" to go is silly... I jumped directly to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Maker_Faire_2010


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