- 1 REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
- 2 Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight
- 3 Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participate.
- 4 Gender by language updates
- 5 Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, August 31
- 6 Tonight: Live and archived links for Bay Area WikiSalon
- 7 Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, September 28
REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
If you cannot join in person or want to view portions later:
We will have:
- Light snacks, and time to mingle
- A brief report on the Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Public Library, that was coordinated by Wiki editor Merrilee
- A special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
- Join in on a brief in person Wikidojo!
- Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!
Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cjLRrSTlEkGOPTQ-h6A0WvSFI4ZmIUl6jEHp_RYas-E/viewform and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.
For further details, see: Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016
Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight
We hope you can join us today, Wednesday, from 6 p.m. on, at our July Bay Area WikiSalon. This month only, we are going to be at Noisebridge, a hackerspace/makerspace 1.5 blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station (see the link for directions). Some of us will be working on the Wikipedia article on basic income. All info here. Some good news - we do not have to be as strict about advance RSVP at Noisebridge, so bring spontaneous guests! (Registering ahead of time is still helpful, as always, as it will help us plan ahead.)
Come and hang out, have some light snacks. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring your editing device if you plan to edit.
Also, Pete just published a writeup of the Wikidojo exercise we did last month. Your comments welcome, if he missed anything! http://wikistrategies.net/ghost-town-royals-wikidojo
The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. Mark you calendars now.
We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.
See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, Stephen and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)
Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participate.
Did you know about Wikiversity Journal of Medicine? It is an open access, peer reviewed medical journal, with no publication charges. We welcome you to have a look. Feel free to participate.
You can participate in any one or more of the following ways:
- Publish an article to the journal.
- Sign up as a peer reviewer of potential upcoming articles. If you do not have expertise in these subjects, you can help in finding peer reviewers for current submissions.
- Sign up as an editor, and help out in open tasks.
- Outreach to potential contributors, with can include (but is not limited to) scholars and health professionals. In any mention of Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, there may be a reference to this Contribute-page. Example presentation about the journal.
- Add a post-publication review of an existing publication. If errors are found, there are guidelines for editing published works.
- Apply to become the treasurer of the journal
- Join the editorial board.
- Share your ideas of what the journal would be like in the future as separate Wikimedia project.
- Donate to Wikimedia Foundation.
- Translate journal pages into other languages. Wikiversity currently exists in the following other languages
- Sign up to get emails related to the journal, which are sent to updateswijoumed.org. If you want to receive these emails too, state your interest at the talk page, or contact the Editor-in-chief at haggstrom.mikaelwikiversityjournal.org.
- Spread the word to anyone who could be interested or could benefit from it.
The future of this journal as a separate Wikimedia project is under discussion and the name can be changed suitably. Currently a voting for the same is underway. Please cast your vote in the name you find most suitable. We would be glad to receive further suggestions from you. It is also acceptable to mention your votes in the wide-reachwikiversityjournal.org email list. Please note that the voting closes on 16th August, 2016, unless protracted by consensus, due to any reason.
-from Diptanshu.D and others of the Editorial Board, Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.
Gender by language updates
Hi Max. I look at your WHGI Gender by language page every Monday to review progress over the previous week but there once again seems to be a bug as it hasn't updated this time. I don't know if it's your routines or Wikidata. Perhaps you could check things out.--Ipigott (talk) 16:31, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
- @Ipigott: thank you very much for the bug report. I'll check into it now. The crux of it usually is that I rely on Markus Krötzsch's Wikidata Toolkit, which is still in active development, and Wikidata itself still has breaking changes once and a while. Also I wanted to say I saw how @The Earwig: has created a tool quite similar to record metrics for Women in Red. I feel like our tools compliment each other. Earwig's excels in being designed for Women in Red, and does extra category munging. On the other hand it's English only, and so can't give perspective on how Women's biographies are increasing in relation to all English biographies, or to other languages. I'd hope some how we could merge them. It's a very guilty point in my to-do list that I haven't put together a full longitudinal view for WiR so changes can be seen over month-over-month, or year-over-year, only week after week. WHGI actually stores all the necessary data at the moment, just doesn't display it. Which is a grand shame since it would only require just a few hours extra work to put together. I really would hope to do this soon. (Sigh, PhD life!). I guess it would sufficient even now report all the yearly changes in text, without necessarily visualizing it (although that's not even too hard). Long term though I would like to find a collaborator from the community that could maintain the WHGI with me, so that I was not the single point of failure. Maximilianklein (talk)
- Thanks for your explanations, Max. You are absolutely right about The Earwig's work but like you, I think it is useful to have comparative data on the other languages too. I hope Krötzsch is able to fix the bug in his toolkit soon so that we can monitor future developments. While WiR is currently principally concerned with the EN Wikipedia, Rosiestep and several others have shown interest in extending the remit to other languages. It would therefore be useful is you could join forces with Harej and his Project X team in order to work towards more comprehensive coverage. In any case, I hope you will be able to find time to look into the existing problem as it would be great to have results for the rest of August. Good luck with your Ph.D.--Ipigott (talk) 08:36, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- Good morning, Max and The Earwig; thanks for what you do. The weekly English languages updates are important, but broader brush strokes across more languages and over extended periods are as well. I'm preparing a presentation for WikiConference North America (7-10 October; San Diego, California) and will include some basics of your work if we can collaborate on that. Please ping me off-list, and again, thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:55, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- @The Earwig, Rosiestep, and Harej: Hi Max. I really think it is a great pity that your Gender by Language analysis has not being updated since 7 August, apparently as a result of modifications to the Wiidata Toolkit which you say is maintained by Markus Krötzsch. The data presented are extremely important to the Women in Red project as they indicate progress on the number of women's biographies as a proportion of all the biographies on Wikipedia, not only for English but for all the major Wikipedia languages. Is there any chance that those of you who are familiar with Wikidata could get together and solve the problem? The last time we had an incident like this, there were no updates for several months. I realize many of you are tied up with other things but maybe you could devote a little bit of you time to this over the next week or two. Not only is it important for Rosie's talks, but for all of us who are enhancing women's coverage on Wikipedia and Wikidata.--Ipigott (talk) 16:10, 2 September 2016 (UTC)
Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, August 31
We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.
We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have a brief presentation for your education and possible enjoyment:
- Former EFF intern Marta Belcher will discuss crowdsourcing her Stanford Law School graduation speech using a wiki. The "WikiSpeech" was the subject of prominent national media attention in 2015, and more than half of her classmates contributed to writing and editing the commencement address via a wiki.
Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on speakers or wiki-related activities.
For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, August 2016
See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)
Bay Area WikiSalon, Wednesday, August 31:
If you cannot join us in person tonight, we are streaming (and later archiving) the presentation by former EFF intern Marta Belcher. We expect her to be live starting between 6:30 or 6:45 p.m. PDT and talking and taking questions for about 30 minutes thereafter.
Here is the YouTube stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t8V79s2-og
Here is the link to join the Hangout on Air: https://hangouts.google.com/call/ezrol7dafjfwxfh2ilpkjyxoaue
You can search for it on the Commons and YouTube later too.Wayne, Pete, Ben, and Stephen
Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, September 28
We would like to invite you to this month's Bay Area WikiSalon. The last Wednesday evening of every month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia enthusiasts gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.
We will have no formal agenda to allow people to freely share ideas and perhaps learn about Wikipedia through hands-on editing. Co-organizer Ben Creasy will be looking at election-related articles to enhance the information available in the upcoming November elections.
Co-organizer Stephen LaPorte has suggested doing an upload-a-thon for Wiki Loves Monuments. Niki, the California coordinator for WLM will be in attendance. WLM is an annual event and the official dealine is Friday the 30th for submissions to count towards awards.
Or, you can grab a couch, a booth, or a stool and do your own thing.
Please note: You should register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on the I.D. part. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in! Feel free to stop by even if only to say a quick hello, but you might have to give us a last minute call if you forget to RSVP. Also, don't be shy about hitting us up if you have thoughts on future speakers or wiki-related activities.
For further details, please see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, September 2016. Mark your calendars now for the 3rd Wednesday in October, the 26th, when we will have a brief presentation.
See you soon! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and Checkingfax | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)