Wikipedia:Meetup/Colorado/Wiknic/2015

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The Great Colorado Wiknic 2015
When and Where
Date Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time 12:00-4:00 pm MDT
City/State Arvada, Colorado
Address Indian Tree
Event Coordinators
Sponsor WikiProject Colorado
Hosts  Buaidh  and  BikeSally 
If you would like to help,
please contact the hosts.



The Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic


Who[edit]

All Wikipedia and Wikimedia users in Colorado and their families are invited.
New users are specifically encouraged to attend.

What[edit]

The Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic

When[edit]

Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2015, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm MDT

Where[edit]

Our Wiknic will be held at a private residence in Arvada. Please contact Buaidh for further information or assistance.

Amenities[edit]

  • Propane grill
  • Water and ice
  • Snacks and soft drinks
  • Enclosed yard and garden
  • Shaded patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Restrooms (or washrooms for the Canadians)
  • Firepit
  • WiFi
  • Electric power
  • TV - The first two stages of le Tour de France recorded.
    (The World Cup final match does not begin until 5:00 pm.)

Bring[edit]

  • Food and beverages.
  • Portable chairs (if you have them.)
  • Spouses and children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Agenda[edit]

Garden fun. (Other photographs are also available)
  • Family fun.
  • Garden tour (optional.)
  • Meet your fellow Wikipedians in person.
  • Great conversation (both nerd and non-nerd.)
  • What's going on with Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.
  • Help with Wikipedia problems and questions.
  • New projects for WikiProject Colorado.
  • Ideas for future Wikimedia Colorado activities.

Questions and suggestions[edit]

Is the answer the same as the highest point of elevation on the surface? As in the tallest mountain? Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
No, the farthest point from center of the Earth considering that the Earth is oblate.  Buaidh  13:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Answer: The summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador. From 1531 until about 1820, Chimborazo was widely thought to be the highest mountain on Earth.
  • What point on the surface of the Earth is closest to the center of the Earth?
Answer: The North Pole, or if you consider the seafloor to be the surface of the Earth, the Polar Deep.
If the multiplicative inverse of any non-zero real number is always 1, I suppose that 2 would be one more than 1? I'm getting back into math lately, so I had to go for this one. I'm trying to brush up on my algebra, calculus, and discrete math. Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
This is actually a first year algebra problem. The multiplicative inverse of 2 is 1/2, so it would be a number less than 2. You may need to use the the quadratic formula, which gives two answers.  Buaidh  13:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I was referring to a particular list titled Properties of Real Numbers from a book called College Algebra: Graphs and Models (ISBN 978-0321791009) and its description for the Multiplicative Inverse property is the formula that says any real number multiplied by its inverse is 1, so that's what I meant by saying the multiplicative inverse of any non-zero real number is always 1. I see how in this question, and I suppose generally, the term "multiplicative inverse" refers to a non-zero real number's own reciprocal, or inverse, rather than to the result of applying the property. The book also describes the Multiplicative Identity property as a formula stating that a real number multiplied by 1 is the original real number. The multiplicative inverse article here describes the multiplicative identity as another way of saying 1. I see how in both cases in the book, the name of the property is based on the factor by which the real number is multiplied. Alright, I will try to find those answers. Ender and Peter 13:23, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Answer: X = 1 + 1/X = 0.5 ± √1.25 = the Golden Ratio (1.6180339887498948482) and its negative conjugate (-0.6180339887498948482).
  • What U.S. state changed its name after it became a state?
Answer: In 1780, the State of Massachusetts Bay changed its name to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, following the lead of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • What Colorado town has the lowest ZIP code?
Answer: Arvada CO 80001
  • Fortunately, you don't need any of the answers to attend the Wiknic.
  • Suggestion: Next year, let's hold our Wiknic on the first Sunday on or after July 9 so we don't conflict with the Independence Day holiday or LGBT events in June.  Buaidh  12:11, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
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Attendees[edit]

Please add your username below so we know how many folks to expect:

  •  Buaidh  18:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  •  BikeSally  18:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Undead q (talk) 00:08, 18 June 2015 (UTC) 1 or 2 persons, not sure on the second person yet
  • 1 person. As usual, if anyone needs to catch a ride, ping me by email. Seraphimblade Talk to me 17:48, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Ender and Peter 17:33, 27 June 2015 (UTC) I think I'll swing by this time. You guys are good people. Thank you, Buaidh, for being so hospitable to random intellectuals every year.
  • WillBerr 03:31, 28 June 2015 (UTC) Two persons coming from Michigan.
  • J.Smith 13:18, 29 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • P.Smith 13:18, 29 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Joy of Hope 14:41, 30 June 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  • Maybe. -— Isarra 18:35, 1 July 2015 (UTC) (1-2.6 people)
  • I'll be there! -- Gaurav (talk) 19:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Plazak 1 person
  •  Devan  22:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC) 1 person
  •  ibPeg  00:30, 4 July 2015 (UTC) 1 person

Regrets[edit]

  • Chase 19:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC) Sorry I can't make it this year. Perhaps next year.
  • ★NealMcB★ (talk) Sorry, but due to a change of plans, I'll probably miss it....

Wikimedia Colorado links[edit]