What can I say? Its no fun if my "notes" make sense to anyone else. Let me
- people thought our stickers were tatoos. They actually really wanted em as
such. Lil late to explore that at this point but I can ask jay
- someone thought a jimmy side scroller (Ala Mario) would be fun. Vandals
instead of koombas. Use your imagination. Also probably too much work for
- citation needed game was a theory for some sort of true/false game. Like
how en.WP homepage is all real facts on april 1? Take those plus some actual
lies (and some easier facts) and put them into a webish format game. Cake
for a programmer, but we'd need to collect the info for em
- we need some offline presentations to give, in case we lose internet
access. The wifi got murdered last year and we were effectivly offline for
half of saturday until they got us ethernet.
- aux internet is exactly what it sounds like. Jack from wiki how brought a
cellmodem and shared access with us for a while
My 2 cents? Give people games/interactive activities and have handouts.
We've done this for 3 years now and almost never get people to edit. Lets
be honest, its maker fire...you get to play with cool toys and watch cupcake
cars go chasing about...no one wants to sit about and edit. I think the best
we can do is educate them about the other projects (the WMF Trading Card
went over fairly decently) and that they _can_ edit (with a how to and maybe
some suggestions on places to start, like home town)
This is gonna be fun-
On Apr 30, 2011 6:04 PM, "Stephen LaPorte" <stephen.laporte(a)gmail.com>
Good news, we have a spot for Maker Faire on May 21
and 22! This gives us
weeks to plan an amazing booth.
Since this is a '''Maker''' faire, I think we should should
simple opportunities to allow people to
make/build/contribute at our
booth! Last year we had computers with Wikipedia games (the language
guessing game and the article race game), a larger screen with a map of
recent changes, and volunteers talked to people and answered
questions. Simple and interactive work best. It can be noisy and crowded,
but that article race game last year had people engaged. See
year's planning notes.
If you have any ideas, stories from previous years, or are interested in
volunteering, please let me know and/or share on wiki:
PS, ...here are some bizarre/practical suggestions for this year, from Jon
circa 2010: "Temporary tattoo's, new games (Jimmy side scroller, "Citation
Needed" - guess the fact), Offline Presentations & Auxiliary internet
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:29 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com>
> Awesome! Thanks Stephen!
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Stephen LaPorte <
> stephen.laporte(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just submitted a late application for Maker Faire, and I will keep
>> everyone updated if we get space!
>> On Apr 7, 2011, at 5:07 PM, phoebe ayers wrote:
>> Hi SF,
>> As you know Wikimedia-SF has had a booth at Maker Faire the past three
>> years. Maker Faire is awesome! It's a fair amount of work to put
>> however. Last year Jon Davis and I coordinated
the booth. Unfortunately
>> year we have both been super busy all spring,
and we missed the deadline
>> sending in the registration form.
>> If anyone else is interested in leading the Maker Faire efforts, we
>> still ask if there are any last-minute places.
But we would need to act
>> quickly -- so please speak up if you want to
do this (or just do it --
>> contact info is on the website). And if no one is interested in leading
>> booth, we will take a break from Maker Faire
this year (and return
>> triumphantly next year???)
>> p.s. How would people feel about a get-together in a couple weeks ...
>> weekend of the 23rd? Maybe Sunday the 24th?
It's been a long time since
>> we've had a casual meetup.
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