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This is an archive of 2009 Boston-area Wikipedia meetups. More recent meetups are listed at WP:Meetup/Boston.

November 9 2009[edit]

In Davis Square

October 21 2009[edit]

A discussion at Wagamama with Mayo Fuster Morell.

October 12 2009[edit]

At Christopher's.

September 14 2009[edit]

At Christopher's again.

August 18 2009[edit]

Dinner, then ice cream and a discussion with Jonathan Zittrain at the Berkman Center.

August 10 2009[edit]

A cozy dinner date at Christopher's.

July 14 2009[edit]

A monthly meetup at Qdoba on Mass Ave.

July 9 2009[edit]

Wikipedians at Christopher's in July 2009

A quick meetup on the occasion of Brion Vibber's visit to Boston for the OER Discovery 2009 workshop.

June 14 2009[edit]

See Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/FC+ for the first of a series of Free Culture+ meetups. Note: this meetup was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

March 28 2009[edit]

BLP at the BPL

(Lunch beforehand at Chilli Duck at 11:30 AM for Thai food and pre-research wiki talk at the Chilli Duck, 829 Boylston Street (between Fairfield St & Gloucester St).)

1PM in the Elliott Room (located in between Bates hall and the Hub computer area) of the Boston Public Library. From there, we'll get reference materials and find a place to work. Organized by User:sj

We will have a Wikipedia sign. Bring your referencing problems if you like and we can all work on them. I can also give short Wikipedia referencing and/or library research tutorials if anyone wants. Bring your BPL card if you have one!

A reference day at the BPL, focused on BLPs and [other] disputed topics.

In particular, I would like to see List of people from Boston improved and expanded to include modern people, so that it look more like lists from other major cities (e.g., List of people from Chicago and List of Austinites).

Modern writers, musicians, and educators might be a place to start. A Reference Challenge with a list of 100 peeps to begin with would be interesting. (does someone want to start putting this together?)

I would start with

And at the end of the day we could have a new and improved list of Bostonians (with a special marker for BLPs? for those who have been through BLP review?) and wrap up with comments on the en:wp policies... Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons

24 January 2009[edit]

7pm at Asmara in Central Sq., organized by User:Sj.

Asmara, 700 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) xxx-xxxx
yelpnotes and directions
1900 EST (there is wifi there, so we may be on IRC as well in #wikipedia)


  • ongoing projects people have suggested we start
    support from local companies and unis. offers of space for regularly hosted events.
  • speakers for a monthly speaker series,
  • chat about recent wikimedia goings-on: more formal organization of the meetup group, chapters, library collaborations.
  • updates on wikipedia references in the MIT Mystery Hunt and elsewhere (forum warz, anyone?)

Come join us on Saturday 7pm at Asmara for all of this and more. Friends and family are welcome. BYOS.


12 January 2009, 1900 EST[edit]

7pm at Wagamama in Harvard Sq.. Organized by User:Sj. (57 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 499-0930.)

Agenda : good food and conversation! wikis to use at work. hyperlocal wikis.

Attendees: (15) for dinner and boba tea afterwards...