Hello Bay Area Wiki People!
I am excited to announce the 6th of the Bay Area WikiSalon series, which
several of us cooked up and have been coordinating. The last Wednesday
evening of every month (except December will be earlier in the month), we
gather Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts to collaborate, mingle, and
learn about new projects and ideas. Every other month we plan a brief
formal program. Some programs will help orient those new to the wiki world,
others will speak more to experienced wiki editors. We are working hard not
to make it a geekfest.
Our next event is Wednesday, September 28 at 6pm, at the Wikimedia
Foundation offices in downtown SF (see link below for full details).
We will have no formal agenda this month to allow people to freely
socialize, share ideas and perhaps learn about Wikipedia and Wikimedia
through hands-on editing. Co-organizer Ben Creasy will be looking at
election-related articles to enhance the information available in the
upcoming November elections.
Co-organizer Stephen LaPorte has suggested doing an upload-a-thon for Wiki
Loves Monuments. Niki, the California coordinator for WLM will be in
attendance. WLM is an annual event and the official deadline is Friday the
30th for submissions to count towards awards.
Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, or a stool and do your own thing.
Free Wi-Fi is available. Newcomers are encouraged to attend. Experienced
editors will help anybody requesting assistance. Bring a friend! We will
have beverages and light snacks (including beer and wine), provided by a
recent Rapid Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.
* Please note: You *should* register here
and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building
policy is strict on the ID point. If you forget to RSVP, please call me at
925-899-4051, or worst case show up and we will figure out how to get you
All the details are here:
We look forward to seeing you there - and until then, happy editing!
-Wayne Calhoon (and fellow organizers Ben Creasy, Pete Forsyth, Stephen
LaPorte, and Julia Barbara)
P.S.: Any help spreading the word is most welcome! I plan to post on
various sites and invite various groups; if you'd like to join in, check
out this list, and feel free to note any you are inviting:
PPS: Here is our planning page on meta if you want to dig in and help: