Hello list, especially Sydneysiders,
A friend of mine, Donna Benjamin, is organising an event in Sydney in
October called "Open-Edge" (as in education I think).
http://open-edge.info/ They have relatively short speaking slots
(15-30 minutes) and I think it would be great if there was a
Wikimedian presentation there.
Does anyone feel up for it? She is looking to finalise the line-up
If you have never presented before, those of us who have can give you
some tips for what to cover, common questions etc. There are also
quite a few existing slide sets etc you can draw on. It's quite a
short time so you don't need to present the comprehensive thing ever,
and the audience should be quite friendly.
Dear Australian Wikimedians,
(I'll crosspost this to the Wikiproject Australia noticeboard)
Next week on Tuesday myself alongside Leigh Blackall (User:Leighblackall
from Uni of Canberra), Andrew Garrett (user:werdna dev from the WMF) Jutta
(User:Juttavd from Cancer Council Aust) and Jessica Coates (formerly with
Creative Commons aust) will all be visiting the ABC headquarters in Sydney
to have a meeting with managers of different departments as well as a
lunchtime presentation to a larger group of staff.
As has sometimes been discussed on this list and elsewhere, the
possibilities of Wikipedia/Wikimedia working with the ABC abound but we've
never really been able to make headway in having an actual relationship.
Whilst it's not expected that this meeting will immediately result in the
ABC making their media archive PD, we do hope that this will be the start
of, as they said in Casablanca, "a beautiful friendship"...
The meeting will no-doubt be wideranging but there are a couple of ideas
that I specifically want to raise with the ABC.
1) I'd like to show them how Al Jazeera is publishing some of their footage
under cc-by and see whether ABC could feasibly do the same
2) I'd like to see if the ABC News website would like to add in Wikipedia
Citation template code to it's pages, to make it easier for people to
footnote Australian news stories in WP. I'll be showing them how the
National Library of Australia already does this with their digitised
newspaper collection (e.g. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/628050 -
click on the "cite" button near the top left).
3) Point out to them how they can, if they want, use Wikinews content even
more freely that Wikipedia because it is CC-BY.
There are of course, no shortage of other potential things that the ABC and
Wikimedia could do, so if you've got something that you really want "put on
the table" please tell us.
Peace, love & metadata
Are there any Australians who are OSM contributors?
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From: Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Subject: [Foundation-l] [OT: OSM] State of the Map, Sep 9-11 -
discount for early birds, scholarships
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Somewhat off-topic, from one of our awesome cousin projects:
The annual OSM meeting will be in Denver this September 9-11. Early
bird registration ends in two weeks.
Outside of Wikimedia, OSM may be the most successful focused free
knowledge project around, and has revolutionized the culture of
mapping worldwide. I had the pleasure of seeing their LinuxTag booth
the other week, and some of the print maps they are making with their
data are among the best I have seen. I encourage anyone who is close
to Denver to consider going.
They are offering scholarships for mappers from countries with smaller
mapping communities who could not afford to come. They list a few
countries as examples:
Eastern and Southern Europe: Belarus, Kosovo, Bulgaria
Arab States: Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan
Asia: Nepal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia
Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala
Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Swaziland
If you know OSM contributors in these regions who might benefit from
being at this meeting, you can nominate them via email until June 25:
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Subject: State of the Map discounts
As you may have heard, this years main OpenStreetMap event, "State of
the Map", will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA during September
9th-11th. Read more about our event on our website
If you are a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, we can offer you
a $15 discount on the community tickets. This discount is also
available for the early-bird tickets which can still be acquired until
You may want to extend your stay in Denver by also attending FOSS4G
Let's meet in Denver!
State Of The Map 2011
phone +31 6 4808 8925
Samuel Klein identi.ca:sj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266
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