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2nd Annual New England Wikimedia General Meeting

The New England Wikimedia General Meeting will be a large-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area in order to discuss regional coordination and possible formalization of our community (i.e., a chapter).
Saturday, July 20th
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Meetup link with a map
Wu Rosen Associates
6 Edgerly Place, Boston


Jumping up with an idea!

We hope that this will be a very important meetup for everyone to attend, as it may affect the future of the Wikimedia community in New England. We will discuss current activities already going on in the region, including the regular Boston meetup schedule, the Wikipedia education program, and GLAM collaborations. We will also share ideas about future events and how we can become more organized. This is not an administrative meeting; it will be informal, and primarily chance to socialize in person with others from the area. There will be free food provided for attendees. All ages and wiki experience levels are welcome.

If you haven't attended a meetup in a while (or ever), this one is important!


In New York and DC, the local Wikimedian communities have already organized into official chapters (Wikimedia New York City and Wikimedia DC). This allows the local volunteers to make official contacts to institutions on behalf of a recognized organization, to be able to collect and spend money for events and equipment, and to generally support the local Wikimedia community in its efforts. The DC community even organized Wikimania 2012!

We don't know whether New England has enough interest and participation to work towards a formal organization in the short-term, but this meeting is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in some capacity and help us do cool, fun stuff in our region.


Saturday, July 20th
Meeting: 12:00 – 2:30 PM
Wu Rosen Associates
6 Edgerly Place, Boston


To be developed with the help of the live collaborative etherpad at

I combined the etherpad notes with some personal notes and updated New England Meeting notes NB, I missed some names of people who volunteered, so please add your name where appropriate (Sphilbrick)

Sign up[edit]


Sam explains the intricacies of Wikimedia chapters.
  1. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 17:44, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
  2. Pharos (talk) 17:46, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
  3. Protonk (talk) 18:54, 9 July 2013 (UTC) Me, probably.
  4. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:51, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
  5. GorillaWarfare (talk) 05:20, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
  6. Girona7 (talk) 19:55, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
  7. Faolin42 (talk) 17:07, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  8. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:48, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  9. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:22, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  10. Reify-tech (talk) 22:21, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
  11. Becksguy (talk) 08:58, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  12. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:04, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  13. (talk) 21:42, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
  14. User:Sphilbrick I should be able to make it.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 01:10, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
  15. Magic Sands (talk) 02:57, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
  16. LibraryMatt (talk)


Gorilla smirk.
  1. I hope so. Is this gathering BYOUmbrella? --P64 (talk) 20:55, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Is the new location indoors? --P64 (talk) 15:47, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, and an awesome indoor space it is!--Pharos (talk) 16:16, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
  1. It wholly depends on work, but assuming I can manage it, I will. Achowat (talk) 13:56, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
  2. I hope so! -- C. Scott Ananian (talk) 18:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  3. I'll try to make it! Madcoverboy (talk) 02:39, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  4. Would like to, since I am relative new to the project, if not, have an awesome time! --Malerooster (talk) 16:41, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetups[edit]

Men at work. (Our host on the left.)
  1. Paul (User:Lpgeffen) (talk) 21:24, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
  2. TKK bark ! 10:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  3. Signalizing (talk) 18:19, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  4. I'm pissed, since I really wanted to meet some people at the Wiknic, but got there late and couldn't find where people had moved. And now I've headed back to my birthplace for an internship; if I'd known, I might've delayed it another week. Sigh. Anyways, though, I'm sure I'll be back up North someday, so keep me posted. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 03:53, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  5. Sorry I'll be out of town this weekend. I'm very interested in talking about GLAM-Wiki possibilities. Our museum will posting for a Wikipedian in Residence soon and I'd love to start those conversations soon. --Erodley (talk) 18:58, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  6. Sorry everyone :( --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:02, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  7. I am in DC WikiMedia. Geraldshields11 (talk) 21:13, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  8. Good luck! Emw (talk) 00:55, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
  9. Wish you have a productive gathering! jackhsiao (talk) 03:00, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
  10. Can't make it this time, but please keep me on the list! MarkHB (talk) 04:23, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
  11. Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:46, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
  12. Sorry to miss it. Maybe next time around. Eyeball kid (talk) 19:04, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

No, thank you, please leave me alone[edit]

  1. I haven't lived in the Boston area since 2007; I'm now in the Baltimore/DC area. --Tckma (talk) 16:50, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  2. I have also left the New England area, please remove me from your list(s). --Brian Z (talk) 13:53, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

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