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Adelaide Meetup is a periodic gathering of Wikipedians and other Wikimedians from Adelaide and surrounding areas to discuss their experiences with the project and foster collegiality between local editors. It is organised by participants of WikiProject Adelaide. The inaugural meeting was held on 21 August 2006, and the list below provides a list of past events and a summary of their outcomes.

In 2014 a series of monthly meetings were held, with guest speakers invited to present their views on how Wikipedia articles on South Australian topics could be improved. One edit-a-thon was held, but due to low attendance, meetings since that time have been held at irregular intervals.

(For a list of future Adelaide Meetups, see Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Future meetings. This page includes a section: A "how to" guide for setting up a Meeting.)

Meetup 1 - 21 August 2006[edit]

There were computers so we did a tiny bit of editing!

The inaugural Adelaide Meetup was held at the Brougham Place Uniting Church in North Adelaide on the 21 August 2006. The attendees were Alex Sims, Paul Foord, Peripitus, Auswide.

Topics discussed:

  • Our first edit of Wikipedia
  • Edit Counts
  • Our disappointment at not having any administrators present
  • Our areas of interest (i.e. images, vandals, ...)
  • Watchlists
  • Using Mediawiki as a content management system
  • Controversial articles
  • No decision taken on next meeting

Meetup 2 - 23 April 2007[edit]

The second Adelaide Meetup was held at Zuma Caffe in the Adelaide Central Market on 23 April 2007. The attendees included Wikipedia-founder Jimmy Wales and Adelaidean editors Adrian J. Hunter, Alex Sims, Auswide, Blnguyen, CJ, Daniel, Derek Munneke, Janet Hawtin, Michael, Paul Foord, Peripitus, Riana, James Williams, Pru Mitchell, Michael Patkin, Paul Foord ...(list incomplete).

Topics discussed:

  • WikiCensus
  • Religious factions
  • Biographies of living persons
  • Bureaucracy
  • Watchlist envy (or pity)

Meetup 3 - 16 February 2008[edit]

'Mostly' everyone quickly giving a smile for the camera.

The third Adelaide Meetup was held at Billy Baxter's in Citi Cross Arcade in Rundle Mall on 16 February 2008. The users that attended the meeting were James, Janet, Mark, Peripitus, Riana, Scott, and {Placeholder}.

Things discussed: (in no particular order)

  • areas we like to edit in
  • featured items - how standards have risen for FAs, FPs
  • whether you can shoot an FP using a 300 dollar camera
  • Wikidrama, love of bureaucracy, "exciting" editors
  • watchlists and self-control
  • How the end out from this meeting compared to other meetings
  • Different operating systems, Windows vs open source, Mark's idea for one OS to rule them all...
  • Scratching our heads at User:Blnguyen/WikiGDP, turning it upside down and inside out, and wishing Blnguyen was there to help us out
  • WP:OWN
  • Silly vandalism
  • Notability policy - too much of a good thing?
  • Ideas for next meetup other than the usual meeting. (Wikipedia Paintball Meetup or gokarts :-)
  • Portal:South Australia

? - 20 April 2008[edit]

Meetup 4 - 15 January 2011 - WP10[edit]

Everyone quickly giving a smile for one of the many cameras present

The fourth Adelaide Meetup was held at Scoozi in Rundle Street on 15 January 2011. The users that attended the meeting were Alex Sims, Bilby, Adrian J. Hunter, Pru Mitchell, Bahudhara, PDethBW and Pingku.

Things discussed: (in no particular order)

  • Ideas for Wikimedia funding spend:
    • A WEA Course - Writing for Wikipedia
    • Year 12 projects
  • What can you do with a $200 microgrant?
    • Buy some books
    • a digital camera
  • How to mentor new editors
  • We noted that having Jimbo attracted many more editors than free pizza.
  • Simple Wikipedia
  • Workshops for new editors
  • Backstage passes - where to - how do we organise these?
  • Articles about big things
  • Emu War
  • Most hits on an article I contributed to mainly - Big Orange (South Australia) was the clear winner

Meetup 5 - 12 June 2011[edit]

As Liam Wyatt was in Adelaide for a short time, we thought it would be nice to see if we could run a short-notice meetup, as it should be fun. Thus we're meeting at 6pm, Sunday 12 June 2011 at Bruneli's on Rundle Street (down the Rundle Mall end, just past the entrance to the big car park that has Hungry Jacks under it). There are some suggestions of beer afterwards, which would be a good thing.

Meetup 6 - 18 February 2012[edit]

The first proposed date for Meetup #6 in November 2011 attracted no interest, so February 2012 was chosen instead. Very few editors attended, possibly because 11 am on Saturday is not a very convenient time.

Meetup 7 - 22 November 2012 / 27 January 2013[edit]

The Meetup was originally scheduled for 22 November 2012, but this turned out to be another poorly attended event. It seems that holding impromptu meetings at short notice is not likely to attract many editors.

Despite this the Meetup was rescheduled for 27 January 2013, and this time the event attracted more participants, established editors with a broad spectrum of common interests. Bahudhara (talk) 05:38, 4 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

ArtAndFeminism 2014[edit]

Meetup 8 - 16 April 2014[edit]

A very successful meeting with 11 participants, including guest speaker Catherine Manning from History SA, in a computer suite at UniSA.

Meetup 9 - 28 May 2014[edit]

Five attendees in computer suite at UniSA, with useful discussion and preparations for an all-day Editathon to be held on Sunday 6 July.

Meetup 10 - 25 June 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby, Tullyis, + guests Keryn Walshe (Researcher for Archaeology, SA Museum), Gavin Malone (cultural geographer) and his partner Susan, and Darian Hiles (chair, Australian Civic Trust). Discussion on how to improve articles on Aboriginal Australian topics, looking initially in relation to the Adelaide area. As we realised that there is so much that is needed to be done, we decided to start on the Tjilbruke article first and to try to develop it to FA status. We also discussed how best to get guidance from experts, and how to incorporate this into WP article development.

Edit-a-thon 1 - 6 July 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby, Maelorin, Pdfpdf, and Tullyis met at UniSA for a useful and productive Sunday afternoon session concentrating on lists of historic and architecturally significant buildings in Adelaide, and related articles.

GovHack 2014[edit]

Several AWUG members participated as mentors in this event, including Alex Sims, Bilby and Pdfpdf.

Meetup 11 - 23 July 2014[edit]

Attendees: Alex Sims, Bahudhara, Bilby, Doug Butler, Tullyis, + guest speaker Dr Darren Peacock, Executive Officer, National Trust of South Australia who gave a presentation on his experience in setting up semantic media wikis for local communities, Wikipedia GLAM, and Adelaidepedia. Discussion on improving Wikipedia coverage of SA state heritage-listed buildings.

Meetup 12 - 27 August 2014[edit]

Attendees: Alex Sims, Bahudhara, Bilby, Doug Butler, + guest Meredith Blundell (local history librarian, Port Adelaide Library)

General discussion about the setting up a wiki for Port Adelaide.

Meetup 13 - 24 September 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby + guest Sharon Holmes (PoANT - Port of Adelaide Branch, National Trust of SA)

Further discussion about the setting up a wiki for Port Adelaide.

Meetup 14 - 23 October 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, guests Sharon Holmes and Mike Weir (PoANT - Port of Adelaide Branch, National Trust of SA).

The meetup was held at the SA Maritime Museum, with director Kevin Jones hosting the meeting.

Discussion on recent progress in the setting up of the Port Adelaide Now and Then wiki, and future steps and tasks for the participants.

Meetup 15 - 19 November 2014[edit]

Attendees: Bahudhara, Bilby, Doug Butler, Tullyis, Dr Susan Marsden.

General discussion about WP. Dr Marsden said that she would like to see more and better use of secondary sources for articles on SA historical topics.

Meetup 16 - 7 May 2015[edit]

Meetup 16, Port Adelaide Library

Attendees: Bahudhara. Guest speaker: Dr Darren Peacock; 18 others

Presentation by Dr Peacock on launch of the proposed local history wiki for Port Adelaide, followed by discussion.

Meetup 17 - 15 January 2016[edit]

Meetup 17, Majoran

This Adelaide Meetup was a Wikipedia 15 celebration! It happened from 5:30-8:30pm at Majoran, Level 2/14 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. It was an informal celebratory meetup following Majoran's regular Friday open house. Around 10 Wikipedia editors, Hackerspace Adelaide members and newcomers shared pizza and beer thanks to Wikimedia Australia and watched their edits happening live as Wikipedia-generated music and images projected on a wall. Alixos (talk) 02:51, 26 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Meetup 18 - 19 May 2016[edit]

Meetup 19 - 9 June 2017[edit]

Attendees: JarrahTree, Pdfpdf, Bahudhara, ScottDavis, Bilby, Paul foord, LeaMarie

The meetup was held at Caffe Brunelli in Rundle Street at 7:30pm on the Friday night of the Queen's Birthday long weekend. JarrahTree was visiting Adelaide as part of a nationwide tour in support of the Wikimedia movement strategy. Conversations ranged across many topics, but returned to this at intervals.

Photograph of six Wikipedians
Meetup 20 participants

Meetup 20 - 19 January 2018[edit]

Attendees: Bilby, Bahudhara, Alex_Sims, Pru.mitchell, Lucychili, Kim, Leonie

The meetup was held in the week of the Wikipedia 17 celebrations, at Caffe Amore, Pulteney Street, Adelaide at 5.00pm. Pru Mitchell, President of Wikimedia Australia was in Adelaide.

Meetup 21 - Saturday 19 May 2018[edit]

Meetup 22 - Friday 6 March 2020[edit]

Future Meetups and Edit-a-thons[edit]

List of future events: Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Future meetings

Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 15 June 2019[edit]

For more information, please see Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 15 June 2019 via Kerry (talk) 10:18, 15 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Details and discussion for individual future events

See also[edit]