We (publicly) announced the conference just a few hours ago. An announcement for broader circulation will be released soon.
President, Wikimedia DC
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:36 PM, Jon Beasley-Murray wrote:
> Indirectly, I’ve gleaned news about this year’s conference at http://wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/2015/Main_Page.
> I guess it must have been advertised somewhere, as applications for scholarships (http://wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/2015/Scholarships) have been open for five days already.
> Take care
> > On Jul 21, 2015, at 12:42 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com (mailto:email@example.com)> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > This is lovely. Thanks to the future conferencers.
> > Could someone do the same for WCUSA 2015? I know it is planned to be
> > October 9-11 at the National Archives, but haven't yet seen information
> > beyond that - about what it will be like, what tasks remain to be done, and
> > how to help (promote, organize, anything :-)
> > W<3,
> > Sam
> > On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I shared a planning spreadsheet for WikiConference USA 2016 in Seattle.
> > > (This year's conference is on the other coast. Please book your flights and
> > > hotels for the correct Washington for each event.)
> > >
> > > The 2016 planning spreadsheet link is
> > > https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c8MZGLtdovIkZNa3B0OusY2ma00Fiu6WR3I…
> > >
> > > * The document is visible to the general public. Feel free to share the
> > > link.
> > >
> > > * Please refrain from adding anything to the doc that shouldn't be public,
> > > like private phone numbers.
> > >
> > > * Currently, board members and officers of Cascadia Wikimedians have edit
> > > permissions for the document. Selected members of likely partner
> > > organizations (WMF, Wiki Ed Foundation, WMNY, and WMDC) have permission to
> > > post comments in the doc. If anyone needs more permissions than they have,
> > > then please email Peaceray or I to request a permissions change.
> > >
> > > * Planning is in the early stages, and this event is likely to be at least
> > > a year from now. Particularly important issues that are still to be
> > > determined are:
> > > 1. Will OpenStreetMap USA have a joint event with us?
> > > 2. Will the Seattle GNU/Linux (SeaGL) Conference have a joint event with
> > > us?
> > > 3. When will the event take place?
> > > 4. Does the UW have the capacity to host the estimated number of attendees
> > > during the days that are selected for the conference?
> > >
> > > More info in the months ahead.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Pine
> > >
> > >
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I shared a planning spreadsheet for WikiConference USA 2016 in Seattle.
(This year's conference is on the other coast. Please book your flights and
hotels for the correct Washington for each event.)
The 2016 planning spreadsheet link is
* The document is visible to the general public. Feel free to share the
* Please refrain from adding anything to the doc that shouldn't be public,
like private phone numbers.
* Currently, board members and officers of Cascadia Wikimedians have edit
permissions for the document. Selected members of likely partner
organizations (WMF, Wiki Ed Foundation, WMNY, and WMDC) have permission to
post comments in the doc. If anyone needs more permissions than they have,
then please email Peaceray or I to request a permissions change.
* Planning is in the early stages, and this event is likely to be at least
a year from now. Particularly important issues that are still to be
1. Will OpenStreetMap USA have a joint event with us?
2. Will the Seattle GNU/Linux (SeaGL) Conference have a joint event with us?
3. When will the event take place?
4. Does the UW have the capacity to host the estimated number of attendees
during the days that are selected for the conference?
More info in the months ahead.
Forwarding announcement below.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Jake Orlowitz" <jorlowitz(a)gmail.com>
Date: Jul 13, 2015 2:28 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] 5 New Visiting Scholars Positions Open (now under
To: "wikimediaannounce-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org" <
The Wikipedia Library <https://enwp.org/wiki/WP:TWL> is pleased to announce
five new Wikipedia Visiting Scholars
with US and Canadian universities and research organizations as part of an
Visiting Scholars are remote, unpaid Wikipedia editors who become
affiliated with top research libraries. They receive full access to the
partner library’s e-resources to expand topics of institutional interest
which also need development on Wikipedia. This marks the second successful
round of institutions participating in the program
These new positions will be coordinated and managed by the Wikipedia
Library’s movement partner, the Wiki Education Foundation
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Education_Foundation> (Wiki Ed). Wiki
Ed will process applications, connect to schools, and drive the growth of
the program in the North American region. They are in an excellent position
to help expand Visiting Scholars because of their extensive existing
connections to universities and desire to support Wikipedia’s best content
We invite Wikipedia editors who specialize in content creation, and would
like access to a full research library, to apply for these new unpaid,
remote affiliate positions at the following research libraries:
- *McMaster University
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMaster_University>* is a public
university in Hamilton, Ontario
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_Ontario>, Canada. The library’s
holdings in their Division of Research Collections and Archives contain
many valuable and unique resources, with emphases in areas such as peace
and war (with a particular emphasis on the Holocaust
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust> and resistance), Bertrand
Russell <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell>, Canadian
literature and popular culture.
- *DePaul University <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DePaul_University>*
a private university in Chicago <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago>,
Illinois. The library is looking for Wikipedians who can focus on Chicago
history, Catholic social justice studies, and/or Vincentian Studies
(including French history during the Napoleonic Era
- *The Smithsonian Institution
established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a
group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of
United States. The Warren M. Robbins Library of the National Museum of
looking for a Wikipedian in Residence that can focus on modern African
- *The University of Pittsburgh
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pittsburgh>* (PITT) is a
state-related research university in Pittsburgh
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh>, Pennsylvania. This Visiting
Scholar position will work with PITT’s Archives Service Center, Special
Collections and Center for American Music to focus on: Pittsburgh and
Pennsylvanian history including urban renewal in Pittsburgh, childhood in
the industrial era of Pittsburgh, music composers of Pittsburgh,
theater or significant literary figures from Pittsburgh; Colonial
history; historic American songs; or philosophy of science.
- *The University of Washington
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington>* (UW), commonly
referred to as Washington or, informally, UDub, is a public research
university in Seattle <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle>,
Washington. This Visiting Scholar position will work with UW’s Special
Collections and focus on labor and the working classes in the Pacific
Northwest, all aspects of Pacific Northwest history and literature, and
Pacific Northwest architecture.
Full application information is available at the Wiki Education Foundation
signup page <http://wikiedu.org/visitingscholars/apply/>.<
Wiki Ed also invites editors to apply for a Visiting Scholar placement
pool. The pool will help grow the Visiting Scholar program by creating a
list of willing and interested candidates to offer to new partner
libraries. With the interests and needs of pre-qualified Wikipedians in
hand, Wiki Ed can work to find libraries that match your interests.
Access to research libraries as part of one of these visiting scholar
positions creates considerable opportunities for Wikipedia editors. It
allows them access to services and tools, including multiple paywalled
databases, integrated search and discovery tools, research collections and
recommendations from specialist librarians, and expert consultation. In
return, editors can begin a conversation with the library, which creates
opportunities for greater understanding and communication between these
universities and the wider Wikipedia community.
*The Wikipedia Library*
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The SeaGL (Seattle GNU/Linux Conference) call for proposals is now open.
>From the SeaGL main page:
"SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading
awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and
free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce
an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their
days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only
just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013."
I've submitted a proposal for a workshop about how to edit Wikipedia.
Attendance at the conference is free. More info about the call for
proposals and the conference is available at http://seagl.org/