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2007-2006 Boston-area meetups & wikimania planning meetings.

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 13 August 2007, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street (east of Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 491-5877.

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 12 February 2007, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street (east of Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 491-5877.

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 8/14, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street, near Central Square, 617-491-5877.

Agenda

Ice Cream
We survived Wikimania! Yay!
Calendar : events, speakers over dinner, bbq
Promotion : material, tables
local uni registration days
library events
Library outing? (postponed to next mtg)

Attendees

j, bcorr, randy.f, Aaron Sw., Eshear, cxu, Adam H, ice cream gophers

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 7/10, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Boloco, 71 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square, 617-354-5838.

Agenda

Wikimania plans
Early discount registration ends after July 15
ABCD Meeting on Wednesday the 12th
Wikimania volunteers meeting on Saturday, July 15, at 3:00 pm at Toscanini's on Main Street in Central Square, Cambridge, and the following Saturdays until Wikimania
Apple Crisp at Club Passim at 8 pm

Wikimania Meetup notes 20060710[edit]

  • Identifying groups who should get publicity

Just local groups? No--but groups that are likely to have people who'll want to come.

  • Local groups
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce: Deborah Finn/Eve Sullivan
Boston Non-profit mail list might have some members willing to volunteer
Harvard Summer School
Any other local conferences around that time?
Other local Meetups related to geeky or academic or idealistic topics
Libraries
The IgNobel people
  • Non-local groups
  • Identifying possible sponsors
  • Coupons/discounts/swag
Ask for discount coupons from tour bus companies that take off from Harvard Square
Ask for discount coupons from local restaurants, which might make them more eager to put our notices in their window...

betsythedevine 01:06, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania Volunteers Meetup, Saturday, 7/15, 3:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Agenda

volunteers
ArtBeat

Wikimania Volunteers Meetup, Saturday, 7/8, 3:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Agenda

volunteers
Tasks
been doing what?
Who will do what?
How can we recruit more volunteers?

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 6/12, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

Agenda

wonder how j's intro to wikis presentation this morning to librarians went
stuff
some more stuff
Wikimania stuff
more Wikimania stuff

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 5/8, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Boloco, 71 Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square, 617-354-5838.

Agenda

OneWebDay brainstorming, Tuesday, 5/9, 7 pm, John Harvard's, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Wrapping up wikiesque events of the last month
What about all those conferences sj's been going to?
Wikimania plans
Registration for the community is open
Save the dates: Conferences in May
Disappear before j arrives
Please don't spill Tobasco sauce on my machine.
Sammy asked me to take notes, but I can't hear anyone in here because the music is way too loud.
This place doesn't serve ice cream. What was sj thinking?!?  ; )
sj wants to know where people want to meet at MIT

Wikipedia Meetup, Friday, 4/28, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street, near Central Square, 617-491-5877.

Agenda

Ice Cream
Library night
Weekend outings
Save the dates: Conferences in May

Wikimania Meeting, Thursday, 4/27, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

In conjunction with the blog group that meets at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, 1587 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Agenda

Ice Cream?
Wikimania Stuff
More Wikimania stuff
Even more Wikimania stuff
Buttons and T-shirts for, you guessed it, Wikimania
Several people are going to an art show after the meeting


Wikipedia Meetup, Friday, 4/14, 7:00 pm EST[edit]

At Toscanini's, 899 Main Street, near Central Square, 617-491-5877.

Agenda

Ice Cream!!!!!!!
Organization
First Wiki Wednesday, Dues
Wikimania
Sign up for the planning meeting on IRC (freenode.net/wikimania) this weekend to express your time and date preference.
Save the dates: face-to-face Wikimania meeting next week

Wiki Wednesday, 4/5, 6:30 pm EST[edit]

At Grafton Street in Harvard Square. Informal meetup following Linuxworld Attendees:

  • Matthew Mahoney, Socialtext
  • Erik Langner
  • Jonas Luster

You guys gotta announce these in advance! I wanted to come, if I'd known! —Steve Summit (talk) 23:33, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Hear hear. Also: "first or second" Wednesday buh? Which is it? jmac 23:48, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup, Monday, 3/13, 6:30 pm EST[edit]

At Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street in Harvard Square, 617-492-5300.

Friends of sj and j are performing in New England Fiddles at 8 pm. They may play close to 8:30 p. Admission to the event is $5 for club members and $10 for nonmembers. This event is separate from our meetup.

Agenda

Organization
Dues
First Wiki Wednesday
What's new with Wikipedia?
1,000,000 articles!
Wikimania?
David Weinberger on Wikipedia and authority on wiki Wednesday at the Berkman Center at 6 pm
free pizza and drinks!
Wikipedia stuff at Simmons College's GSLIS vendor fair

Wiki Wednesday, 3/8, 6pm EST[edit]

At Grafton Street in Harvard Square.

Attendees: (please list what you'd like to talk about, if a specific project)

  • +sj + (r/w ebook platforms)
  • jt, as available
  • stark fist (wikis in the classroom and in academic settings)
  • erik garrison (p2p hosting of Wikimedia content)
  • Dustin will show around 7ish (whatever)
  • Sorry, guys. I love you dearly & everything, but Gary Price is in town. j 16:36, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


Agenda

Current and upcoming wiki development projects: as book readers, in classrooms, for universities and departments
Internships this season and next : Wiki development and research
upcoming ABCD meeting, Penn State wiki

Global Wiki'ing, Monday, 2/27, 7 pm EST[edit]

Christopher's, Porter Square: so close to Concord (see last agenda item)

Location

Christopher's, Porter Square, 1920 Massachusetts Ave

Agenda

Global Voices updates : Wiki issues, collaboration changes
Free culture projects : WoW in China, call for volunteers
Global participation in Wikimedia & other wiki sites
Museum of Science! venue, collaboration
Wikimania updates -- global attendees at Wikimania
  • GV panel, more focused than last year : bridging culture, expanding beyond blogs
  • Translation panel, techniques
Parallel event calendar
Contradancing in Concord/Yankee Ingenuity -- come up with something ingenious.


Simmons College, Monday, 2/13, 7 pm EST[edit]

Wikipedia Meetup and presentation
UPDATE: Simmons GSLIS Alum blog post with MP3 of talk
Location: Special Functions Room, first floor of the Main College Building, Simmons College
Special meeeting where we present Wikipedia to and discuss it with the community, librarian groups, and other interested parties. sj will be the main presenter. Others are encouraged to attend, help field questions, demonstrate their knowledge, bring laptops, etc.
Free registration is required because we might run into space problems. RSVP: http://www.alumnet.simmons.edu/olc/pub/SNS/ events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2027510.0
Limited parking. We can car pool from Cambridge
Thornton's Fenway Grille, 100 Peterborough St, 617-421-0104

Grendel's, Mon 1/23, 5 pm EST[edit]

Location: Grendel's Den 89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA
(617)491-1160
The Simmons College event
Wikimania misc
Where to find decent chow in the snow
How to deal w/ grumpy waitresses

Mon 1/9, 7 pm EST[edit]

Location: Mary Chung Restaurant, Central Square, 460 Massachusetts Avenue, 617-864-1991
Rumored to have excellent Chinese food
An MIT group (SIPB) meets there on Mondays; this could be a joint meeting
Meeting/talk at Simmons College for library school alumni and others
Wikimania misc
Wikimania's identity crisis
we've got the go-ahead to make some Wikimania logos
the date of the conference is public: August 4-6, 2006

Notes:

We talked about plans for the talk at Simmons. j is still waiting to hear from Millie about a venue on campus and a date. Parking is possible for us. Because parking is limited, let's car pool if we can.
We talked a lot about the Mystery Hunt
The food at Mary Chung's is great. When Jeff says something is spicy, believe him.