[Foundation-l] Wikimedia at events

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Thu Jun 2 22:32:25 UTC 2011

James Forrester wrote:
> On 2 June 2011 03:25, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>> Samuel Klein wrote:
>>> I'd like to see this for more than just the Foundation - any event
>>> where wikimedians have a presence - but this is a great place to
>>> start.
>> I started a (very bad) page at Meta-Wiki for future events:
>> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_in_meatspace>.
>> If anyone else could give it some love, that would be appreciated. :-)
> No reason that you couldn't scrape and push into an iCal format (or
> whatever) from that. Worth doing?

Absolutely worth doing, in my opinion. I'd first like to get the page/system
a bit more established (and fill in some of the past years), but supporting
iCal/gCal/etc. through a MediaWiki extension or a Toolserver tool would be

Casey Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
>> I started a (very bad) page at Meta-Wiki for future events:
>> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_in_meatspace>.
> What's the difference between that page and
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events>?  We should clarify what the
> difference is, if any.  Then again, maybe it's okay if the two
> overlap. :-)

Err, didn't really know about the "Events" page. :-)  It seems to list only
current information, but the page history is probably ripe with good
information that can be pulled out and stored in the subpages of the new

I know I did look at <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup> before creating
"Wikimedia in meatspace," but the "Meetup" page had a note about being
outdated and unmaintained at the top. At some point it probably makes sense
to re-evaluate and/or merge some of these pages (the "beyond the web"
series), though my intention is for "Wikimedia in meatspace" to be purely
informational while subpages of "Meetup", etc. are more for active
collaboration and coordination.


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