Wikipedia:Meetup

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Regular (or more spontaneous) face-to-face meetings of Wikipedians take place in cities around the world. This page is used as a starting point for Wikipedians organising meetups, and subpages are used for finalising the details once a meetup has been agreed. For meetings in other languages/places please use the interlanguage links from this page.

Cities hosting meetups around the world[edit]

Future meetups[edit]

Scheduled future meetups[edit]

First meetup in Vancouver, Canada (May 5, 2008)
the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in Chicago on February 1, 2014
First meetup in Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 14, 2007)
Fifth meetup in Philadelphia, United States (November 11, 2007)
19th Bangalore Meetup – September 24, 2010
1st WikiMeetup, Mumbai – September 20, 2010
1st WikiMeetup, Kolkata – December 11, 2010
1st WikiMeetup, New Delhi – September 22, 2010
Bangalore Odia Wiki Workshop[1]
Wikimedia Kenya Chapter Members pose for a group photo after a meet up on 26th May 2012.

Wikipedia Meetups

July 2014 +/-
Wikipedia Editathon: Water October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
The Great American Wiknic July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06)
London 83 July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
3rd New England General Meeting July 19, 2014 (2014-07-19)
Perth 14 July 19, 2014 (2014-07-19)
Oxford 18 July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20)
Manchester 24 July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26)
Glasgow 4 July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26)
August 2014 +/-
London 84 August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)-August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10)
Chronicling America, U. of Maryland August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
Cape Cod Wiknic & Photos August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
Liverpool 13 August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
Portsmouth 2 August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
Full Meetup Calendar

Procedure and advice[edit]

  • Create the page
    • Use or create a sub page of Wikipedia:Meetup to organize the meeting.
    • Make it easy to sign up, with simple subsections like Likely attendees, Possible attendees and Regrets for signup lists, as at Meetup/NYC.
    • See Wikipedia Meetups - A design pattern catalogue for advice about Locations, Timing, People, and Topics.
  • Attract attendees
    • Solicit invitations of geographically local Wikipedia users.
    • Create a geonotice request.
    • Create a list of Wikipedians interested in future and regular meetups for a given location where they can sign up (alternatively, userboxes with corresponding categories can be used).
    • Use other media outside of Wikipedia to advertise to non-Wikipedia users
    • Don't be afraid to spam people: Make a big list like Meetup/NYC/Invite list from all people who have ever expressed interest in attending a meetup, as well as all people in categories like Category:Wikipedians in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia userbox and other regional categories.
      • Don't manually post notices to all the editors who are listed in a geographical category. Simply post a request at WP:BOTREQ, asking for a bot owner to have a bot deliver the (specified) message to everyone in the category.
    • Place notices at talk pages like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia and even Talk:Philadelphia.
    • Contact your local chapter - if you have one - who will be able to contact people in the local area, or help you in other ways.
  • Organize event
    • Organize location
    • Organize eating arrangements
    • Settle on a definite time and place, and don't change it. If someone is just bold, people will know about the date a few weeks in advance (instead of a couple of days), which will make planning easier for individuals. Getting input from everyone is good, but you don't need a formal vote on everything, which can delay the process.
    • Consider whether you want any sort of agenda for the meetup (like a discussion on a specific topic, or forming a local chapter).

Past meetups[edit]

There have been many meetups in various locations across the globe.

Pictures[edit]

A gallery from many different cities can be found at:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]