As you know, we celebrated the WikiXDC on Jan 22nd, 2011 at the National
Archives and Records Administration in Washington DC, United States. We
would like to present a 3 hour event
everyone to enjoy (and download to keep if you like) . Some sessions could
not be covered/covered at length due to technical difficulties. The event
video was not a part of the original plan, but we are glad that we could at
least this much.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us to make the event a success.
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completion date = (start date + ((estimated effort x 3.1415926) / resources)
+ ((total coffee breaks x 0.25) / 24)) + Effort in meetings
Reminder that an open community meeting is proposed for this Saturday,
Feb. 5. on IRC: freednode#wikimedia
Please add your agenda items!
based on feedback I'd like to move the time down to 1800-1900 UTC
(that's 10 am PST).
Let me know if you can help moderate.
Looking forward to it,
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:54 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Back in September we had an open community IRC meeting, where we
> introduced the new Trustees and talked about various issues. It was
> pretty successful and we discussed afterwards making such "community
> meetings" a regular event.
> I'd like to revive this idea :) I've made a proposal for having
> community meetings on the first Saturday of the month:
> Which would make the first upcoming meeting on February 5.
> I proposed 17:00UTC as a time, but please discuss good days/times on
> the talk page if you are interested in attending; we'll need to rotate
> I envision this as not really a Q&A session like the staff office
> hours, but rather as a chance for community members to get together
> and talk about important issues in a structured way. To that end,
> please add your proposed agenda items to the wiki. It would also be
> great to have some volunteers to take notes/moderate.
> Of course this is just an experiment -- but there seemed to be a lot
> of interest in having such meetings, so I'd like to try it out. Let me
> know what you think and if you'd be interested.
> * I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers
> <at> gmail.com *
Wikimedians in Kansai ([[m:WiKansai]]) hosted a WP10 event in Kyoto,
January 22nd. The event consisted of two parts, lecture and party, at
Hatena Inc. HQ
and an izakaya, casual tavern in Japanese style, respectively.
Around 30 people attended in a sum and had a good time. The audience included
hard core Wikimedians, students, business people, engineers and academics.
Most of them are living in Kansai region, but some came from other
cities like Tokyo.
The event is titled ウィキペディア10周年感謝のつどい in Japanese, literally meaning
Wikipedia 10th Anniversary: Appreciation meeting. Appreciation from volunteers,
readers and any other people who feel Wikipedia benefit their lives, to everyone
who made it come in reality.
Lecture part: Hatena Inc. (http://hatena.ne.jp) Kyoto HQ offered us
the venue for free
as well streaming which three staffers of them took care. I gave a
and thanking message, then we watched Jimmy's video letter, subtitled
Ting Chen aka Wing on skype video chat gave also a welcoming, thanking
and encouraging message to be committed to make Wikipedia much greater:
he surprised the audience with introductory in Japanese and his
message was received
And a keynote: a local academic, Hideo Toyama gave a lecture titled "Meaning of
being sincere intellectually", how his view toward Wikipedia has changed,
how academics and students consider and use Wikipedia, what on Wikipedia they
notice and not, how Wikipedia could enlighten and alter our
- before Wikipedia who could have imagine an encyclopedia changed
minute by minute? -
and overall how we should treat Wikipedia. His analysis and proposal
in an appropriate way with full knowledge how it works" were
thoughtful and positive, on contrary of a popular view to Wikipedia
"unreliable so don't use".
Social hours: after Toyama's keynote, we had a good time there with
beer and pizza briefly. Shinji Tanaka Hatena Inc. CTO gave his best
wishes toward us at Wikipedia for toasting. During social hours at
Hatena, some Japanese Wikipedians in other regions took minutes to
give their friendly messages on skype. Some expressed their own view
and opinions on Wikipedia and the audience in venue seemed to take it
interesting as testimonials from hardcore Wikipedians.
At the closing of Part 1 and for transmitting to Part 2, User:VZP10224
who led the organizing team gave a small speech.
Then we walked down in the early evening Kyoto and went into an izakaya.
We occupied a tatami room and enjoyed chatting, good taste dishes and
sake and so on :) People showed their enthusiasm to the project,
brought opinions and proposals, or asked opinions on their own
projects and ideas which could collaborate with Wikipedia.
Overall, it was very amusing and exciting hours and we entertained each other.
Lecture part has some online records, enjoy :)
video: http://vimeo.com/19253436 (mostly in Japanese, very long)
Jimmy's video letter subtitled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idquQGVVwao
On behalf of Wikimedians in Kansai, I'd appreciate everyone who helped
us to make happen.
KIZU Naoko / 木津尚子
member of Wikimedians in Kansai / 関西ウィキメディアユーザ会 http://kansai.wikimedia.jp
We organized the event at Charleston, SC it was quite successful.
The event started with cutting of cake by Int Director Of MUSC Rebecca.
We had very good talk by Dr. Krug and Visa
We have more number of people so some went without T-shirt.
Even though it was a long weekend but people was there.
We were also connected with NYC group with skype.
It was really fun.
We discussed on vast area of wikipedia
People liked buttons more, than T-shirts.
I like to thanks to walling, jimmy and other people who were behind to this event.
with best regards