Wikipedia:Meetup/Utah

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This page is to help coordinate meetups of Wikipedians from Utah and nearby areas (southwestern Wyoming, southern Idaho, parts of Nevada, and parts of Colorado, too). Given that most people in Utah live on the Wasatch Front, it's likely that the first meetup or two will be somewhere near the Salt Lake Valley. Please make suggestions for good places to meet below, and add your name to the list of people who are interested in coming. Once we get a decent number, we'll figure out when and where, based on the suggestions.

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Please put your general location in parentheses after your name. This is so we can see the best general location for a meetup (most convenient for the most number of people).

  1. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe (Wasatch Front)
  2. Admrboltz (talk) (near downtown SLC around 1700 South)
  3. AmericanKnight (Orem)
  4. Taivo
  5. Useight
  6. Maxyman101 (Salt Lake City)
  7. GreenGlass1972 (Ogden)
  8. Ray Winn (Tooele/Wasatch Front)
  9. CKStark Davis County
  10. Cortina2 (SLC)
  11. The Utahraptor Weber County
  12. Cool Hand Luke (New England, but frequently visit SLC)
  13. GeekX Summit county, UT
  14. Scottmas (SLC)
  15. Acumm12715 (Gilmer Park, Salt Lake City)
  16. QFL 24-7 bla ¤ cntrb ¤ kids ¤ pics ¤ vids (Downtown SLC)
  17. Jennifer - Tooele/Murray (I migrate). Open to meeting up anywhere in SLC; would also be happy to help in organizing. Contact me.
  18. Zul32 (Layton)
  19. scg411 (Downtown Salt Lake City)
  20. Robert Horning (Cache Valley)
  21. FallingGravity (Provo)

Inactive[edit]

  1. Davehi1
  2. Argyleist
  3. Eric (EWS23)
  4. Adrian Comollo (SLC)

Where and when[edit]

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes America/your city[edit]

Do we want to go on a shooting spree (that's the photography type, just so no one misunderstands) in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Orem, and other cities around Utah as part of this? Sounds kinda fun. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 05:02, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Sounds interesting. When and where would we do this? The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 04:57, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
We'd have to figure that out. The "Wikipedia Tames America" is an ongoing one through sometime in September. The "Wikipedia Takes Your City" one can be organized at any time (see here). I would suggest a Saturday as that will likely be the easiest for most people, and then perhaps have a length of time where people are just hitting those articles which need photos and uploading them during the campaign. I'm sure there are many articles on locations and buildings which could use photos. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 02:34, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
So it's a photography-based scavenger hunt? Useight's Public Sock (talk) 12:15, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the really slow reply. Yes, an organized scavenger hunt for pictures of very specific things so we can get good pictures of them to upload to Commons. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 03:39, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Just as an idea, I've been looking at the Utah Transit Authority pages and have noticed that very few of the articles about the stations have any pictures. It might be fun to get together as a group of Wikipedians and split up in smaller groups for a little while, take photos of different stations on the different routes, then meet back together afterward for some sort of "party" or "refreshments" and sharing stories about what brought you to Wikipedia. If it is just a small group, we could just sit and visit while traveling from one station to the next, to get out and take a few photos then hop onto the next train to travel on to the next station. We could also stop and take some photos of other nearby buildings and locations along the way. --Robert Horning (talk) 17:42, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Sound interesting. When are you available to do this? Also, we should come up with a list of what kinds of photos we want for each station. Would this include the FrontRunner and Max stations? ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:05, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
I'd say just set a date. Could we do this in about a month? UEA weekend is October 18th-October21st (for those who have kids in the public schools of Utah.... this is also sometimes called "fall break"). It can be a little chilly in SLC at that time of the year, but not too bad and we will have access to the trains to stay warm if necessary or if it is raining. I'd push for a Saturday to do this as my preference, but any time during that weekend would be fine for me.
As for what stations we could hit, it could be either FrontRunner or Trax. So many stations are missing photos that almost any direction and any station would work. I don't know if Max stops except at the Trax station itself qualify as notable though. I'd agree that a list of suggested photos could be set up ahead of time if there is any interest in this concept.
I live in Cache Valley, so I'd likely be taking the Front Runner from Ogden to meet everybody anyway. I'd suggest as a gathering place to meet at the Central station or perhaps on Temple Square. I'm pretty flexible but it should be some place pretty central and convenient for everybody to get at. --Robert Horning (talk) 00:11, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
That weekend won't work for me as I will be at Anime Banzai. I can meet most Saturdays, though. (like today, but not next week as I work) ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 06:28, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I take it this never happened? Useight's Public Sock (talk) 17:38, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
You take correctly. We can still do this, though, even if it's just several small one in different locations. That may be good to let multiple people get together in the locations closest to them. There are certainly enough places to get pictures of. Face-smile.svg ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 09:16, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

So I was thinking[edit]

For any of you who are in the Wasatch Front, I'll be giving a presentation on the history of Utah railroads at Union Station in Ogden on Tuesday, May 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. There will be plenty of other people there, but I was thinking we could include a Wiki meetup here. Another Wikipedian has already RSVP'd. Anyone else interested? The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 03:32, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

I may be able to come, but I won't know for a couple more weeks. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:49, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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