In case you want to reach out to CAL students... here's a Berkeley
wikipedia club I found while at UC Berkeley. Their listserve is: (
wikipediaclub(a)lists.berkeley.edu). Plus there is always the School of
On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle(a)kcoyle.net> wrote:
No problem with making it broader. Oakland seems to have a wiki presence
(which I can't speak to) with a few hacker spaces downtown , so I'd like
to have some meetings in Berkeley. But if we can figure out a way to
combine our efforts, that would be great. I truly don't think that we
should "wiki" only within our city boundaries!
I actually was thinking that we could pick some topics, and then meet in a
place related to that topic. So, for the history of Berkeley it would make
sense to meet at the Berkeley library, which has the historical archives.
For history relating to the campus (like the Free Speech Movement) we might
want to meet on campus.
Oakland has its own Oakland wiki . I attended the Alameda county data
hackathon in Berkeley recently, at Berkeley High School, and it would be
interesting to try to incorporate some of the county data in Wikipedia -
meeting in downtown Oakland would seem appropriate for that.
Somehow I think that being "on the spot" is inspirational. But I'm open to
any ideas that get people together and help them work on Wikipedia.
 like https://sudoroom.org/
On 7/28/13 2:19 PM, Sarah Stierch wrote:
Weird request and I understand if it gets shot down for locality:
If a Berkeley meetup group is being formed, think we can create it as an
East Bay group instead?
I live in Oakland, and I think ideally it would be unifying (since our
groups are so small) to make it an encompassing group so folks throughout
the region feel welcome. But, I also understand if folks want to keep it
Berkeley-centric for Berkeley locals. (And those who feel bold enough to
"act" like like one/invade :) )
Thanks for taking the lead on this, it is very appreciated!
Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 28, 2013, at 7:17 AM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle(a)kcoyle.net> wrote:
I've taken up the organizer role for the Berkeley Wikipedia meet-up
group. I'll do some figuring out on how to use Meetup. Would the person who
volunteered to find a space on UC campus please contact me?
I presume that we are aiming at a September first meeting, given how
summer seems to disrupt schedules.
If we can't find other meet-up places, my home has wifi, various
computers and screens, networked printing, and a fridge. We can try a
meeting here, if it's not a large one.
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