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2017‎
Wikimedia NYC WikiWednesday
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When and Where
Date Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Address Babycastles
145 W 14th St.
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Downstairs
City, State New York City, New York 10011
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The September 2017 NYC WikiWednesday salon with the Wikimedia NYC community will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, a co-working space and gallery located near 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This event included the Wikimedia NYC chapter's annual meeting and board elections.

(Note that the the new location is 145 W 14th Street, a couple of doors down from the old Babycastles location.)

Details[edit]

  • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Babycastles. 145 W 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Basement level, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011

40°44′18″N 73°59′55.6″W / 40.73833°N 73.998778°W / 40.73833; -73.998778

  • Subway:
    • "1" train "2" train "3" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 7th Avenue)
    • "F" train "M" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "L" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "4" train "5" train "6" train "6" express train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "N" train "Q" train "R" train "W" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "A" train "C" train "E" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 8th Avenue)
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M14A, M14D, X1, X7, X9, X10, X12, X17, X27, X28 buses
  • Accessibility: Let us know if we should set up the manual elevator for this meetup.
  • Hashtag: #WikiWednesday
  • After the main meeting: Food and refreshments
  • Meetup link:
  • Etherpad:

Agenda[edit]

Bring your own ideas!

  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Introductions for visitors
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Meeting, Part I (roundtable on ongoing projects)
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Meeting, Part II (new project proposals and ideas)

Elections[edit]

See also WM NYC Elections page
  • Requirement to be a candidate for the Wikimedia NYC Board is an annual membership, which is $5. The dues can be paid to the treasurer, in cash or check, at the meeting or by check or by PayPal in advance of the meeting.
  • If you will be at WikiWednesday, please prepare a 3 sentence introduction to share about yourself
    • 3 sentence introduction can include (name and user name required):
      • Name
      • User name
      • Wikipedia / Wikimedia project interests
      • Why you would like to be part of the leadership and any goals or projects you are interested in working on
  • Lane Rasberry, bluerasberry, will be organizing the election
    • contact Lane with questions
A question about the process bluerasberry; can anybody who attends vote, or is there some formal membership or anything of the sort that is required first? Sorry if this was discussed at the August 2017 meeting (that I missed) FULBERT (talk) 15:14, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@FULBERT: Membership is $5/year. Join online or at the meeting. Membership gives the right to vote at the meeting. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:37, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Thanks; now officially a member! FULBERT (talk) 15:59, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
    • organized and oversaw Wiki NYC elections since 2013
    • never held an office in Wiki NYC, not standing for election
    • interprets election rules in case of question
    • counts votes, reports results
    • Pete Hess, user:Becksguy, will probably provide paper ballots
  • Election details explained at event
  • Voting happens by printed anonymous ballot, in person at the election.
  • If you are unable to attend WikiWednesday, please select a proxy who can share your 3 sentence introduction about yourself
  • Candidates with the most votes will be selected for the 12 available Board positions
  • Selection of officers happens at a later time, within 3 weeks of the WikiWednesday, as agreed upon by the Board

Candidates for Wikimedia NYC Board[edit]

Add your name below if you'd like to be a candidate!

  1. Becksguy (talk) 22:23, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. kosboot (talk) 22:53, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. DGG ( talk ) 23:13, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Mozucat (talk) 14:55, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
  5. DrX (talk) 16:03, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
  6. Megs (talk) 21:03, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
  7. Emjackson42 (talk) 16:54, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  8. Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 12:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  9. Pharos (talk) 11:39, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  10. Aliceba (talk) 18:37, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
  11. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:56, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
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Check in - ongoing projects[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   September 2017 +/-
Cambridge 35 September 3, 2017 (2017-09-03)
Women in the Olympics @ LA84 September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07)
London 122 September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)
BLT @ Milwaukee, WI September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11)
Oxford 54 September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
San Diego 24 September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)
WVU Hispanic Heritage Month September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20)
EaT6 @ Amon Carter Museum September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21)
Bi Arts Festival September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)
BLT @ Sheboygan, WI September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)
   October 2017 +/-
London 123 October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
Johor 2 October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
Hamilton, ON October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)
Tokyo October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28)
Cape Town 14 October 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)
   November 2017 +/-
EaT7 @ Amon Carter Museum November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)
ZA 2017 Annual General Meeting November 25, 2017 (2017-11-25)
Full Meetup Calendar
Recent edit-a-thons, etc.

Since last WikiWednesday

New and upcoming projects[edit]

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Speakers, workshops and roundtable discussions[edit]

Lightning talks[edit]

5 minutes; includes other discussions and skill-shares
Sign up here!

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Food tonight[edit]

Comments / feedback / suggestions about food and/or for food selection? Please let us know!

  • pizza / Russian pies, maybe
Russian pies would be different from the usual, and they look appetizing. Maybe something vegetarian also. - Becksguy (talk) 02:33, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Sign up[edit]


Regrets[edit]

  • -User:DanTD (talk) 00:49, 13 September 2017 (UTC) - Won't be around in NYC for that date.
  • Emjackson42 (talk) 15:13, 22 September 2017 (UTC) So sorry everyone. I am preparing a talk for the following week and I am just not able to make it.

Possible attendees[edit]

  • Seversley
  • Busy week at new school. Maybe. Bearian (talk) 19:44, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Likely attendees[edit]