Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/December 2011

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This New York City Meetup page coordinates the monthly series of events in the city, with a focus on the projects of Wikimedia New York City, the local chapter for outreach in the New York metropolitan area.

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The December 2011 New York City Meetup event will be held on Sunday, Dec 18 at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

We'll have a meet-and-greet and general discussion hour for newbies and oldies at 4 pm, and the dinner will start at 5 pm.


Bring your own ideas!

  • Chapter business
    • Post-501c3 nonprofit filing and other paperwork
    • Looking for help with membership sorting and elections
  • Speakers and roundtable discussions
    • Questions and input from wiki-newbies
    • SOPA and what we can/should do
    • Strategic Proposal Draft, thoughts, questions, concerns.

Sign up[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

David, Scott, etc

Possible attendees[edit]


  • Need to be at work in the Bronx at 5pm. —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 04:14, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Doing the DC meetup on Saturday instead. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 17:43, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Looks like I lost that unused bus ticket. — Dispenser 16:32, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Won't be able to make it after all. --Outis010 (talk) 21:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)


Attendees of record[edit]

Wikipedians/Wikimedians, from the sign-up sheet.

Topics of discussion[edit]

It was announced that Wikipedia Day NYC is likely for Jan 28 or 29 at NYU.

Richard User:Pharos and others discussed progress towards IRS recognition as a non-profit organization, and in that connection the naming of a membership secretary and a treasurer.

User:Daniel Case led a talk on the Stop Online Piracy Act and possible Wikipedia:SOPA initiative community responses. He outlined the different potential impacts of this and other past and current legislative initiatives against Internet piracy. He recommended that members write letters to New York's two US Senators (of whom the junior is already on the other side) and other public officials, but suggested that an immediate "strike" to shut down Wikipedia temporarily in protest would be premature. User:Jeremyb went into more technical detail.

User:Peter.C presented his own proposal of a File:Strategic Plan Draft Wikimedia NYC.pdf for the local chapter.