Wikipedia:Meetup/Boulder/October 2011

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries! at Norlin[edit]

On October 27, 2011 at 5:30pm MDT, Norlin Library on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder will host a meetup as part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries! The event is structured as an introduction to Wikipedia, with a quick recap of Wikipedia's history, philosophy and mission, and a guide to contribute to Wikipedia. We'd also like to explore the possibility of setting up a student club of Wikipedians on the CU-Boulder campus.

Location[edit]

Norlin Commons, room E113,
Norlin Library,
1720 Pleasant Street,
Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Getting there

Plan[edit]

5:30pm Arrive, grab pizza and drinks (sponsored by the University Libraries!)
5:45pm Introductions by the organizers.
5:55pm Presentation: An introduction to Wikipedia by Neal McBurnett (based on the "Standard Wikimedia Foundation executive presentation, June 2010" from [1].)
6:15pm Presentation: Your first edit on Wikipedia by Gaurav Vaidya.
6:30pm Attendees (that's you!) share your interests, your experiences with Wikipedia (as reader or editor), and your thoughts on the encyclopedia.
7:00pm Brainstorm a big Wikipedia-related event in Spring 2012, and the possibility of organizing a student group on the CU-Boulder campus.

Organizing[edit]

Your suggestions?[edit]

  • Please let us know what you'd like to see in this event, how you think we can make our program more appealing to you, or any suggestions at all! Be bold!

I hope it's okay that I'm not a student at the school. Would you consider also talking about advanced editing techniques, like how I could make my user page look a little nicer? I know plenty about web design, but I'm still learning the wikimarkup that corresponds to the HTML/CSS. Or perhaps any advice for starting articles? I look forward to the good people and free pizza :-) Ender and Peter 05:42, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Attending[edit]

We also have a Facebook event you can sign up through to RSVP!