|Bay Area WikiSalon series|
Periodically, on a last Wednesday evening of the month, wiki and open-source enthusiasts meet up to mingle, munch, collaborate or learn about new projects and ideas. At each WikiSalon
we plan a brief formal presentation; some will help orient people new to the wiki/open-source world, with others geared to more experienced people. Many presentations will have broad appeal to non-wiki/non-open-source folks. We hope you will join us! Note: We are extremely inclusive – broadly construed – plus we adhere to the friendly place policies
of the Wikimedia Foundation.
The first Bay Area WikiSalon was held in April 2016. About 40 people gathered at the Wikimedia Foundation offices in downtown San Francisco. We ate, drank, chatted, and worked on wikis. We had two presentations.
Transgender and Wikipedia
A panel discussed transgender issues, how they affect research, and how they can play out in contentious Wikipedia editing.
High school engagement with Wikipedia
Jan Patton and Pete Forsyth
WikiSalon participants chat it up!
The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever U.S. high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Jan Patton, the school's research librarian, and Pete Forsyth, who helped run the edit-a-thon, discussed what interests high school educators and students about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
Here is our video from the event, in three segments. Apologies for some gaps in the audio in the panel discussion.
Wiki Strategies, Ben Creasy, and Wayne Calhoon provided food and beverages, and many participants brought food and drink to share as well. Everybody is always welcome to bring food and/or an adult beverage for themselves or to share.
Next up in the series