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Riverside Precinct Adelaide Meetup
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Last: 23 July 2014
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Adelaide Meetup is a periodic gathering of Wikipedians and other Wikimedians from Adelaide and surrounding areas to discuss their experiences with the project and foster collegiality between local editors. It is organised by participants of WikiProject Adelaide. The inaugural meeting was held on 21 August 2006, and the list below provides a list of past events and a summary of their outcomes.

Since April 2014 these meetings have been held on a monthly basis, with guest speakers invited to present their views on how Wikipedia articles on South Australian topics can be improved.

(For a list of future Adelaide Meetups, see Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Future meetings.)

Meetup 1 - 21 August 2006[edit]

There were computers so we did a tiny bit of editing!

The inaugural Adelaide Meetup was held at the Brougham Place Uniting Church in North Adelaide on the 21 August 2006. The attendees were Alex Sims, Paul Foord, Peripitus, Auswide.

Topics discussed:

  • Our first edit of Wikipedia
  • Edit Counts
  • Our disappointment at not having any administrators present
  • Our areas of interest (i.e. images, vandals, ...)
  • Watchlists
  • Using Mediawiki as a content management system
  • Controversial articles
  • No decision taken on next meeting

Meetup 2 - 23 April 2007[edit]

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The second Adelaide Meetup was held at Zuma Caffe in the Adelaide Central Market on 23 April 2007. The attendees included Wikipedia-founder Jimmy Wales and Adelaidean editors Adrian J. Hunter, Alex Sims, Auswide, Blnguyen, CJ, Daniel, Derek Munneke, Janet Hawtin, Michael, Paul Foord, Peripitus, Riana, James Williams, Pru Mitchell, Michael Patkin ...(list incomplete).

Topics discussed:

  • WikiCensus
  • Religious factions
  • Biographies of living persons
  • Bureaucracy
  • Watchlist envy (or pity)

Meetup 3 - 16 February 2008[edit]

'Mostly' everyone quickly giving a smile for the camera.

The third Adelaide Meetup was held at Billy Baxter's in Citi Cross Arcade in Rundle Mall on 16 February 2008. The users that attended the meeting were James, Janet, Mark, Peripitus, Riana, Scott, and {Placeholder}.

Things discussed: (in no particular order)

  • areas we like to edit in
  • featured items - how standards have risen for FAs, FPs
  • whether you can shoot an FP using a 300 dollar camera
  • Wikidrama, love of bureaucracy, "exciting" editors
  • watchlists and self-control
  • How the end out from this meeting compared to other meetings
  • Different operating systems, Windows vs open source, Mark's idea for one OS to rule them all...
  • Scratching our heads at User:Blnguyen/WikiGDP, turning it upside down and inside out, and wishing Blnguyen was there to help us out
  • WP:OWN
  • WP:NPOV
  • Silly vandalism
  • Notability policy - too much of a good thing?
  • Ideas for next meetup other than the usual meeting. (Wikipedia Paintball Meetup or gokarts :-)
  • Portal:South Australia

? - 20 April 2008[edit]

Meetup 4 - 15 January 2011 - WP10[edit]

Everyone quickly giving a smile for one of the many cameras present

The fourth Adelaide Meetup was held at Scoozi in Rundle Street on 15 January 2011. The users that attended the meeting were Alex Sims, Bilby, Adrian J. Hunter, Pru Mitchell, Bahudhara, PDethBW and Pingku.

Things discussed: (in no particular order)

  • Ideas for Wikimedia funding spend:
    • A WEA Course - Writing for Wikipedia
    • Year 12 projects
  • What can you do with a $200 microgrant?
    • Buy some books
    • a digital camera
  • How to mentor new editors
  • We noted that having Jimbo attracted many more editors than free pizza.
  • Simple Wikipedia
  • Workshops for new editors
  • Backstage passes - where to - how do we organise these?
  • Articles about big things
  • Emu War
  • Most hits on an article I contributed to mainly - Big Orange (South Australia) was the clear winner

Meetup 5 - 12 June 2011[edit]

As Liam Wyatt was in Adelaide for a short time, we thought it would be nice to see if we could run a short-notice meetup, as it should be fun. Thus we're meeting at 6pm, Sunday 12 June 2011 at Bruneli's on Rundle Street (down the Rundle Mall end, just past the entrance to the big car park that has Hungry Jacks under it). There are some suggestions of beer afterwards, which would be a good thing.

Meetup 6 - 18 February 2012[edit]

The first proposed date for Meetup #6 in November 2011 attracted no interest, so February 2012 was chosen instead. Very few editors attended, possibly because 11 am on Saturday is not a very convenient time.

Meetup 7 - 22 November 2012 / 27 January 2013[edit]

The Meetup was originally scheduled for 22 November 2012, but this turned out to be another poorly attended event. It seems that holding impromptu meetings at short notice is not likely to attract many editors.

Despite this the Meetup was rescheduled for 27 January 2013, and this time the event attracted more participants, established editors with a broad spectrum of common interests. Bahudhara (talk) 05:38, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

ArtAndFeminism 2014[edit]

Meetup 8 - 16 April 2014[edit]

A very successful meeting with 11 participants, including guest speaker Catherine Manning from History SA, in a computer suite at UniSA.

Meetup 9 - 28 May 2014[edit]

Five attendees in computer suite at UniSA, with useful discussion and preparations for an all-day Editathon to be held on Sunday 6 July.

Meetup 10 - 25 June 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby, Tullyis, + guests Keryn Walshe (Researcher for Archaeology, SA Museum), Gavin Malone (cultural geographer) and his partner Susan, and Darian Hiles (chair, Australian Civic Trust). Discussion on how to improve articles on Aboriginal Australian topics, looking initially in relation to the Adelaide area. As we realised that there is so much that is needed to be done, we decided to start on the Tjilbruke article first and to try to develop it to FA status. We also discussed how best to get guidance from experts, and how to incorporate this into WP article development.

Edit-a-thon 1 - 6 July 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby, Maelorin, Pdfpdf, and Tullyis met at UniSA for a useful and productive Sunday afternoon session concentrating on lists of historic and architecturally significant buildings in Adelaide, and related articles.

GovHack 2014[edit]

Several AWUG members participated as mentors in this event, including Alex Sims, Bilby and Pdfpdf.

Meetup 11 - 23 July 2014[edit]

Attendees: Alex Sims, Bahudhara, Bilby, Doug Butler, Tullyis, + guest speaker Dr Darren Peacock, Executive Officer, National Trust of South Australia who gave a presentation on his experience in setting up semantic media wikis for local communities, Wikipedia GLAM, and Adelaidepedia. Discussion on improving Wikipedia coverage of SA state heritage-listed buildings.



Future Meetups and Edit-a-thons[edit]

List of future events: Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Future meetings

Details and discussion for individual future events
Further information: Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Meetup 12 - Wednesday 27 August, 7pm - details TBA