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Hi Compuguy1088, About categorizing your Lake Braddock Orchestras article as an 'American orchestra' -- literally you are right, but practically, it doesn't work. That list I believe is for orchestras of a notably high caliber. Meaning, professional, semi-professional, or top of the line student orchestras[1] ...No offence to your school and orchestra, but I doubt that Lake Braddock fits that bill. However, I'm sure you disagree with this so instead I going to create a new list of student orchestras that way we can separate the professional/semi-professional orchestras from the rest and maintain at least what I feel was the original intent of the list and category. Any objections? Jarfingle 06:41, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


Well in factual sense we are of unsusally high caliber, because we play music at a high level that many other regular high school groups do, and because of this I created the article and put it under that list because of that and another reason, because in the list of groups in another article the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras is in that list. This group is a youth group just like ours, that would also not fit under your opinion, that is why I decided to put it under that category. What you define as high caliber, professional, semi-professional, does fit the description of our group. Unfourtunatly I dont have hall the information compiled about our complete history, so the article isn't complete, yet. What I've said is not opinonated, but is fact from the many awards we have won, as well as other factors. I'm not trying to counterdict your judgement, because naturally at first glance a normal group shoudn't be put under that category, but our group, as well as our band are not the normal. Actually the band conductor is world wide recognized, but that isn't relevent. In this sense if that group was filtered the same was as our group, it would be just. I understand what your saying but I was just trying to explain, and back up why its on the list. I will put it in the youth category, but I'll for the moment keep it under american orcehstras, because of the level of playing is above the norm.


Compuguy1088 17:22, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


I agree :P. Fairfax County generally is above the norms in all aspects. --The Fear 22:49, 17 August 2006 (UTC)


Your blog[edit]

Hello again, After consulting with WikiProject LinkSpam, I'm going to remove your link from the Lake Braddock Orchestras article for the following reasons:

  • It's self-promotion
  • You don't provide a name for your blog thus making it unverifiable[2]
  • It's unencyclopedic[3]

However, of these, that fact that it's self-promotion I think makes it a no-brainer. Just as you don't create articles about oneself (because of dubious encyclopedic credentials), one doesn't make external links to onself (on equally dubious encyclopedic credentials). Jarfingle 09:29, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

It does seem like its self promotion, which unfourtuatly it partialy is :(. This is not on purpose though. The name of the blog is the name of the link which is Inside the Lake Braddock Symphony Orchestra, and if you would please take a second to read this, it is relevent to the article at hand. Another reason is that I regulary update that blog with happenings in the group, where as our offical site is not updated as much. I will put it back on, but will specifically note that it is a blog and mention in a footnote that it possible could be an opinated source. This should releve this whole thing of spam, unfourtuately it isn't link spam, because it is relevelnt information to the article. I understand why you took this percaution, but I might of not described this properly when I put it up, leading to this suspicion. I'll properly document it this time, to make it just and mention of its relevence.

Compuguy1088 17:27, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ we are a high caliber group, that is why I decided after seeing the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras listed in wikipedia, that it was just to put an article about our group, being a high caliber orchestra like the latter group is

    Compuguy1088 17:38, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

  2. ^ The name in the link is exactly the same as the blog name

    Compuguy1088 17:39, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

  3. ^ The revelency of this link is because of the fact that the main page is not updated, I included this so there was another updated sorurce of information about present activites there incase the reader was interseted

    Compuguy1088 17:40, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Self Promotion[edit]

Bottom line. You link to your own blog, that is blatant self-promotion (which, as you yourself may have noticed, you have yet to address). Using your logic anyone living in say Norfolk, Nebraska who had a blog about his or her life there could add it under external links to that article. Anyone who was a cellist could add a link to the cello article as a "relevant" and "encyclopedic" external link using your logic.

It simply doesn't work.

About the name issue, what I meant is your name, not the name of the blog. However, this is an afterthought to my primary concern.

And finally by the sounds of your American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras argument, I will take that as an "ok" to my creating a separate category and list for youth orchestras...

Jarfingle 20:18, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Ok, this is ludicric, and a waste of fighting each other at the necks for, I removed the link as of lastest revision Compuguy1088 23:28, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

A Techie[edit]

Yeah, I ran the lights/sound for the district festival. I was hunting around all the FCPS school pages, got a link to the LB orchestra page, and said "Hey, that looks like our theater." Upon closer looking, it was, and so I made it known. I do a lot of tech there; the county employs me (but forgets to pay me) I seem to be obsessed with finding out how places used to be: schools, camps, towns, etc. So naturally, I made some additions to the histories of various schools. But we must be correctly represented. How can I get some userboxes? KeepOnTruckin 02:17, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Same Here[edit]

Ah, well then you probibly were there where Miss.Holmes has the very "enlightening" stalling conversation involving jokes durring festival :), where the judges didn't get there scores, that was hilarious, even though I coudn't hear from my char in the Viola section...oh and it sounds like a good job, making sure that all those computers arn't falling apart. I actually started submitting here, when I noticed that a youth orchestra was under the list of symphony orchestras, so I had the idea of putting it up. oh and if your looking to get addicted, er put some userboxes up, then Wikipedia:Userboxes should give you a guide to every user box in the wikiverse, but be careful or you'll have as many userboxes as I do, there...addicting :). Compuguy1088 02:25, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Usually, it's just me and maybe 1 or 2 other people up in the booth. So I come in there and there are these judges there, taking up MY followspot galleries (where I usually sleep) It gets pretty hot up there, so I had a fan on, and they want me to point it at them (opposite direction) and they leave the lights in the booth on (big no-no). And they didn't get me the free food I was promised. So (my apologies) I tapped the keys on the light board a bit louder than usual.


Now, what happened to User:Jarfingle? He seemed to be deleting valid external links and complaining about the qaulity of your orchestra. I don't see how he knows what is good; he lives in Alaska, and we in Virginia, more than 2000 miles apart KeepOnTruckin 14:23, 6 May 2006 (UTC)


He thought that the link (which was argumentably to a site that I manage) that is about my orchestra was a self promotion link, which as a result of it was; the other thing was that I originally listed our group under List of symphony orchestras in the United States, because the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras was listed in there as well, and he thought because it was a youth orchestra that it would be appropriate ot put it in there, because he initally thought that youth groups were mostly average and did not qualify to be put under symphony (though we do have a symphony orchestra..), thought in the end, it did work out, all the youth orchestras were moved into there own category, and the link, I just removed it. Compuguy1088 22:48, 9 May 2006 (UTC)


Ah, the same thing happened to me when I put a link to Theatre Centreville's site and it kept getting removed. I don't work for them (I work for FCPS) , so I can't see it as self-promotion.

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Some sources for Milton Preves, courtesy of WikiProject Musicians[edit]

Hey there. I know how it is trying to write these things without sources, so I've decided to look up some. (I can't actually access them via the database I'm connected to, but maybe you know where to get them.)

  • Woolley, Scott (1989), "Milton Preves -- a remarkable musical career", Journal of the American Viola Society 5 (1): 9+, ISSN 0898-5987 
    • This article was also reprinted in memoriam in vol. 16, issue 3, pg. 53-56 (2000) of the same journal.
      • Abstract: "Remembers Milton Preves, long-time Chicago Symphony principal violist who passed away on June 11, 2000. Reprints an interview with Preves, discussing the violist's career. Notes that Preves did a lot of solo work, and was a member of the Chicago Symphony String Quartet."
  • "Death of violist Milton Preves", The Strad 111, August 2000: 801, ISSN 0039-2049 
    • Abstract: "Remembers Milton Preves, long-time principal viola of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), who died at age 90. States that Preves had been ill for some time. Recalls that Preves joined the CSO in 1934 and was a member of the orchestra for 52 years."
  • Jacobson, Les (June 2001), "Saturdays with Milton", The Strad 112 (1334): 658–633, ISSN 0039-2049 
    • Abstract: "Remembers viola teacher Milton Preves, who died in June 2000. Recalls studying with the master on Saturdays starting in 1995, when Preves was in his mid-80s. States that, even without looking at him, Preves was able to hear problems with bowing, fingering, phrasing, and intonation. Comments on the rigor and thoroughness of Preves' approach. Offers a brief background of the remarkable teacher. Notes that the author studied with Preves for two years, and the violist continued teaching and conducting almost until the end of his life. Quotes Preves as saying, "never quit. Never quit. Always keep playing." Includes photographs."
  • "Notes: Remembrance [Milton Preves]", American String Teacher 50 (4), November 2000: 95, ISSN 0003-1313 
    • Abstract: "Remembers violist Milton Preves, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 52 years, who died June 11, 2000."

Unint 05:04, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Songwriters[edit]

Hello Alex, I am categorizing the musicians from my country Cyprus and since you are a member of wikiproject Music, I would like to ask you something. When someone who is considered composer can be considered songwriter and when not? When someone who is considered lyricist can be considered songwriter and when not? If you know I will appreciate if you answer.--KRBN 20:59, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Lake Braddock Orchestras[edit]

I've nominated Lake Braddock Orchestras, an article you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Lake Braddock Orchestras satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion; I have explained why in the nomination space (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and the Wikipedia deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Lake Braddock Orchestras and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Lake Braddock Orchestras during the discussion but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Videmus Omnia 19:17, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon and Meetup![edit]

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Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

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You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

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Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

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Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

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Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

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Invitation: WikiProject Autism[edit]

Greetings! You are hereby invited to WikiProject Autism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of autism, Asperger syndrome, and Autistic culture on Wikipedia. As the project emphasizes contribution from autistic editors, it is especially interested in you, who have chosen to list yourself as a Wikipedian with Asperger syndrome. Muffinator (talk) 22:46, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.


Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205494212/ for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC


For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Wikimedia-DC/events/205500822/


My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:25, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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