Hello NC Wiki friends!
I'm staring down a particularly busy November and would like to propose
that we hold off on meeting until early December. In lieu of a meeting,
there are a handful of things for user group members to do in the next
month -- both synchronously and asynchronously.
- First, don't forget that *Wikiconference North America
<https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2022/Main_Page> is coming up* the
weekend of Nov. 11-12. This is "the annual conference of Wikimedia
enthusiasts and volunteers from throughout North America, including Canada,
the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean." This year's event is free
and online. I encourage you to attend if you're interested!
- Second, *we are late in creating our 2021 annual report!* Don't let
that keep you up at night; we're always late with our annual reports.
Nevertheless, staying current with reporting is an important part of our
remaining compliant -- and therefore existent -- as a user group. If you
participated in any Wiki-related activities in the reporting year May 1,
2021 to April 30, 2022, please *add them to our report
Nov. 15*. (This is fairly easy, and just requires copying and pasting
the formatting from previous years. I've created the structure for the
report so it should be super simple.)
- Third, there's a ton of *photo clean-up still to be done from our
spring photo campaign*. Please chip in and help! Step-by-step
instructions are here
reach out if you have questions!
- Finally, at our December meeting, we'll talk about goals and projects
for the 2023 calendar year. *Think about what we might work on together;*
it'll be fun to discuss! I'll schedule the meeting for our typical time --
a Thursday evening at 7:00. If you'd like to attend, *let me know if
certain Thursdays are better or worse for you.*
Thanks for all you do! I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Coincidentally, this just came through!
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kevin Payravi <kevinpayravi(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Subject: WikiConference NA 2022 - Registration now open!
To: info <info(a)wikiconference.org>
Thank you for attending WikiConference North America 2021 last year!
WikiConference North America 2022
<https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2022/Main_Page> is happening virtually
November 11-13, held jointly with OpenStreetMap US's Mapping USA
Our theme this year is open knowledge allies.
Registration is now open here
<https://pretix.eu/openstreetmapus/wcna-mappingusa/>! Please register by
the 10th so that we can set everyone up online on our platform. Like last
year, we are planning on using Hopin.
Our schedule is currently being finalized and should be available in the
next few days. We have an exciting line-up of sessions related to
Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap, and the intersection of the two projects. Stay
Local meet-ups are also being organized in Indianapolis and New York City -
if you're interested in attending either of these, you can find more
details here <https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2022/Local_Events>.
If you want to connect with other participants or have questions, please
join us in our Telegram channel here <https://t.me/+vG-v8DpF9dI5MDc5>.
This is the last email we'll be sending to WikiConference North America
2021 participants. Please register to continue receiving 2022 updates.
On behalf of the WCNA organizing team,
Kevin Payravi (aka SuperHamster)
Dear NC Wikipedian friends,
Mark your calendar: We'll have our next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at
7pm. Zoom link and agenda to come.
Also! It's time for some fun asynchronous photo editing. At our last
meeting we spent some time looking at the 564 photos (!!!) that were
uploaded to Commons during the WikiPixNC photo campaign. There's a bit of
cleanup to do for each photo, and we decided that we'll work on them
asynchronously as we're able. You can find the instructions for doing that
in this Google doc
If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask! (And thanks to Gaurav for
making this inspiring spreadsheet!)
See y'all in a few weeks!