Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Wiknic/2014

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Join Wikimedia District of Columbia for our fourth annual Great American Wiknic in Washington, D.C.! This year's picnic will take place at the Dante statue in Meridian Hill Park on Sunday, July 13 from 1 PM to 5 PM (Rain date: Sunday, July 20).

The Wiknic is a potluck; bring food and beverages to share and make this the wiki picnic you can edit. Everyone, young and old, veteran and newcomer, is welcome. Learn more about the Wiknic and sign up below.

Details[edit]

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Where: Dante Alighieri statue in Meridian Hill Park. Enter at the corner of 15th and W Streets NW.

  • WMATA Metro Logo small.svg Nearest Metro: U Street on the Green and Yellow Lines. Exit the station at the 13th and U exit. Walk west on U Street to 15th Street, and then north on 15th Street to W Street.
  • USDOT highway sign bicycle symbol - black.svg Nearest Capital Bikeshare docks: 15th and Euclid Streets NW (on the north end of the park); 14th and V Streets NW (southeast of the park)

What to bring:

  • Food and snacks for yourself and/or to share. Sign up below.
  • A blanket or tarp
  • Sunscreen (though the area around the memorial has plenty of tree shade)
  • Water and ice
  • Frisbee/softball
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Friends (even those new to Wikipedia)
  • Wiki and free culture goodies and giveaways

Do not bring:

  • Anything illegal in the District of Columbia, including fireworks
  • Gas or charcoal cooking equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages

Sign up[edit]

I'm going![edit]

Also include what you will be bringing to the Wiknic.

  1. Harej (talk) — I will be bringing sandwiches for the picnic-goers, courtesy of Wikimedia DC. 21:40, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. Dunno yet! --MZMcBride (talk) 03:00, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
  3. User:Dileepunnikri ( talk)
  4. Snack cakes. --Fran Rogers (talk) 23:12, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
  5. Taylordw (talk) 15:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC) – I'll probably bring a couscous salad and a bottled drink of some sort.
  6. econterms (talk) 16:06, 10 July 2014 (UTC) -- fruit juice and potato salad, probably

Maybe[edit]

  1. I need to be in DC at some point in July, so I'll try to do it this weekend. Newyorkbrad (talk) 23:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
  2. Should be allright for me... if I'm not in Baltimore ;) --Démosthène (talk) 01:07, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
  3. Perceval 21:27, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
  4. Are IPs welcome? Maybe the real question is whether IPs are capable of ingesting food. 64.134.103.149 (talk) 21:43, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
    I don't think IP addresses, as abstract expressions, are capable of participating in picnics, but the human beings editing under IP addresses are certainly welcome! Harej (talk) 00:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
    Much appreciated. In an editing climate where high-profile Wikipedians have advocated identifying users they have met at these events to their employers, and other users are even now being dragged off to court by subjects of BLPs, I suppose the underlying concern here is anonymity. 64.134.103.149 (talk)
    Cool. An IP-editor adds diversity. I'm imagining a name tag that says "64.134.103.149." -- econterms (talk) 16:11, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  5. Maybe! I'll be at a stop fracked gas exports rally in the first part of the afternoon. Klortho (talk) 18:58, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
  6. Will swing by on my way to watch the WC finals, unless I run short on time. Probably bringing hummus and tortilla chips or something. Dzmc (talk) 15:49, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Regrets[edit]

  • Sounds like a very interesting time. Too bad for me. I just left DC on 6/30. --Rosensmyles 17:00, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Maybe next year! --evrik (talk) 18:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Friend of Smokey the Bear
  • Leglish (talk) 18:00, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Alas, today was launch day. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:40, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Please do not invite me to future events[edit]

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