[Foundation-l] Wikimedia at events

Pharos pharosofalexandria at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 20:18:53 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:32 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> 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
> awesome.
> 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
> system.

Actually, "Events" is not particularly focused on current stuff, the
great majority of items are actually for past events over the last
several years.


Definitely there should be some kind of merge, and we'll figure out
whatever the best format is and go with that.


> 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 outdated and unmaintained at the top.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.
> MZMcBride
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