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Barnstars[edit]

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Dcmacnut, I award you this Society Barnstar for your tireless efforts to improve article related to the United States House of Representatives. Your contributions have had a great impact on WikiProject:U.S. Congress. Many thanks, Daysleeper47 15:23, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
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Super job mastering the reference organizing tool! Thanks!--Tomwsulcer (talk) 00:27, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
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Thank you for tirelessly reverting the edits of 207.196.189.238, woes POV pushing is detrimental to the neutral nature of wikipedia. Your efforts help in reputing the "liberal" nature of wikipedia that some of its critiques attempt to use to discredit all our effort. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 02:00, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Committees[edit]

When you update the committee lists for Congress, can you please keep the old (112th) lists and add a new 113th?—GoldRingChip 20:49, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

  • See, e.g., my recent edit of United States House Committee on AppropriationsGoldRingChip 20:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
    • The consensus style for committee articles is to replace the previous congress with the new one. See Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Congress/Committees. It is not meant to be a listing of all historical members of the committees. I have actually thought there should be some sort of listing like this, and have a related sandbox. I would support the creation of membership sub-articles, especially for extremely long-lived and notable committees like Appropriations. If you want to propose that on the WikiProject, I'd support you. But I'd rather only display the current members in the main article.DCmacnut<> 21:04, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

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Help with fellow editor[edit]

There's a user, User:ANTONI20, who means well when she/he edits district pages. Information has been added, but the editor makes additional changes such as removing old information, reformatting lists to out-of-use formats, and using reverse chronological order. You can find some of our discussions on her/his and my talk pages. Please keep an eye on this editor's work as it overlaps with yours. Let's make helpful suggestions and keep this editor doing good work. It's frustrating, but maybe she/he will learn.—GoldRingChip 12:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Your reaction to...[edit]

Dcmacnut:

As far as I can tell, you are one who has dome the most edits to the article: United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. As such, I'd like your reaction to something. I've been editing (or wasting my job hunting time on) some US House Committee articles, specifically the member lists for the 113th Congress. If you take a look at this URL:

...you will see three anonymous edits:
10:06, January 9, 2013‎ 173.76.243.219 (talk)‎
10:05, January 9, 2013‎ 173.76.243.219 (talk)‎
10:05, January 9, 2013‎ 173.76.243.219 (talk)‎

Now, in my posting of the "VERSION ONE" of the 113th member lists, I did ask for someone to double check my work... I just wasn't expecting it to be done anonymously. As a result, I don't even know if a posting to the 173.76.243.219 talk page would work.

My concerns are:
(1) Did this guy even do the Verify that is needed, and
(2) I disagree about deleting the "New Members for 113th" sections.

What's your opinion?
Should I undo everything he/she did or just the part I object to?
LP-mn (talk) 17:22, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Huh..., Committees & North Dakota[edit]

Huh. I didn't know one could create separate sandboxes. Cool. Check out mine to see a mess of old ones.

As for the committees, eh. OK.
Footnotes on all the newest, or perhaps even EVERY member might be a good idea. In any case, I'll leave it up to you to figure out.

BTW #1: Do you have a feel for when the resolutions will be passed for the remaining members of the various committees?

BTW #2: I noticed you're from the Dakotas; North Dakota if I recall correctly. Are you from the Eastern part, around Fargo/Jamestown/Grand Forks areas or are you from the West end, around Williston/Minot/Bismarck areas?
LP-mn (talk) 01:38, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Williston Oil Fields[edit]

Huh. For a while there I was considering going to work in the Williston area oil fields. Kids and wife make that difficult; housing makes it near impossible. I'm an out-of-work electrician who's job hunting.
LP-mn (talk) 02:57, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Budget Committee members?[edit]

Take a look at: United_States_House_Committee_on_the_Budget#Members.2C_113th_Congress. You'll notice that it does NOT have any new information for the Republican members of the committee. Have you seen any HRes about this? I've not been able to find one using the search engine at thomas.loc.gov. Better yet, do you know if Chairman Ryan has intentionally NOT filled out his committee for some sort of Machiavellian (sp?) reason?
LP-mn (talk) 23:35, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Appropriation's example[edit]

Here's another one to check out: United_States_House_Committee_on_Appropriations#Members.2C_113th_Congress. I added footnotes on a variety of committees (in the House), THIS one however has footnotes for EVERY member of the 113th, stating which resolution elected them, which ones were new, etc.
Your reactions?
LP-mn (talk) 23:54, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

First, a quote of yours:
On your reference example, there's a simpler method to call the references using named refs. That's too many footnotes. For DCmacnut<> 01:19, 20 January 2013 (UTC)a list like this, I think it's sufficient for a single reference for the entire list feather than person-by-person. DCmacnut<> 01:19, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Re the footnotes and/or references, I agree, there has to be a simpler method. I've seen it done, past tense, by someone else. What I don't know is HOW to do it, present tense, by myself. Perhaps each member would still have a footnote (or perhaps not), but down in the footnote section, the end result is something on the order of "ibid", or perhaps each member (who is included in a particular resolution) would share the same footnote number. Again, I know it can be done, I've just not been able to figure out HOW.

LP-mn (talk) 13:36, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

UPDATE: I just found this article (again?): Help:Footnotes#Multiple_references_to_the_same_footnote.

LP-mn (talk) 13:50, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

There... (Better)[edit]

Take a new look at United_States_House_Committee_on_Appropriations#Members.2C_113th_Congress; it's better, but by no means perfect. Reactions?
LP-mn (talk) 14:15, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


BTW/FYI: The only reason I worked on Appropriations was that I thought it was a popular site for editors to go to. Now that I've put my two-cents in for this committee, I may be working on those that I actually _DO_ have some concern over. These include:

a lower priority include:

LP-mn (talk) 14:23, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

17:18, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[edit]

Yea, I saw the edits that you or someone else made to appropriations, that solution seems fine. _BUT_ I do want to emphasize that in some cases later resolutions place a member higher up in Committee seniority (prior service, etc.). These situations need to be clarified in the footnotes/references.
LP-mn (talk) 13:08, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

H.Res. 42 (D?)[edit]

I added the H.Res. 42 link to six or seven pages, inclusive of those mentioned in the resolution.
Also, I don't follow the template update comment you made.
LP-mn (talk) 22:34, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Template talk:United States congressional committees#Memberships of previous Congresses[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:United States congressional committees#Memberships of previous Congresses. —GoldRingChip 18:11, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Size of congressional committees[edit]

Do you know how it's decided how many members of each party get to be on a committee. That is, how the proportion of the House, as a whole, is reflected in the committee?—GoldRingChip 17:55, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Committee ratios generally follow the full chambers party ratio. In the Senate, committee size is capped, but on many committees the cap is routinely waived by agreement of both parties. In the House, there are no caps, and the party in control will either add majority seats or delete minority seats as needed to have a majority/minority ration that reflects the full House. But there's no hard and fast rule.DCmacnut<> 20:21, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at User talk:GoldRingChip#Problem with User:ANTONI20[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at User talk:GoldRingChip#Problem with User:ANTONI20. —GoldRingChip 22:05, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

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Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Dcmacnut, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 19:05, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:04, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

New U.S. legislative data project[edit]

Hi there, Dcmacnut! I'm working with a group of Wikipedians on a Legislative Data Workshop to explore ways of using legislative data to enhance Wikipedia, and since it's a subject area you've been active with, I figured you might like to know of it. We've set up a provisional WikiProject at Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Federal Government Legislative Data (WP:LEGDATA) where we're developing new ideas, so if you'd like to offer your views or help out, we'd love to have you join! Cheers, WWB (talk) 18:44, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:20, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:09, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:14, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:15, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:29, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:55, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 12:00, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 03:55, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

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For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:25, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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Harej (talk) 15:20, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

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You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 03:40, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:30, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:30, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:25, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 01:45, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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