Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Wiknic/2012

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2012 Great American Wiknic
Second Annual National Capital Region Wiknic Series
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Frederick, MD Washington, DC
June 23, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Baker Park
June 24, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dupont Circle

The 2012 Great American Wiknic will be the second year of the Wiknic program, and we will be holding a number of Wiknic events in locations around the Washington, DC area, including Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A Wiknic is a great easy-in to real-life Wikipedia culture, and can lead to greater engagement in the wiki-community and with Wikimedia District of Columbia.

Check out this event's Meetup page!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Dupont Circle. Dupont Circle is easily accessible by the Red Line, WMATA buses, or via the DC Circulator.

Sharing of foodstuffs, like sharing knowledge, is invited and encouraged; accordingly, the Wiknic will be run on potluck basis.

Details[edit]

When:

Sunday, June 24, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Where:

Dupont Circle, by the fountain (help pick a precise location here)

What to Bring[edit]

  • Food and snacks for yourself and/or to share. Dupont Circle has plenty of restaurants offering takeout
  • A blanket
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Water and ice
  • Frisbee/softball
  • Boardgames
  • Card games
  • Friends (even those new to Wikipedia)
  • Wiki and free culture goodies and giveaways

What not to bring[edit]

  • Items illegal in the District of Columbia (including fireworks)
  • Gas or charcoal cooking equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

  1. Lisa_N_Marrs
  2. AutoGyro (talk) 00:18, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  3. CarolMooreDC 03:53, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  4. what, no fireworks? no beer? ;) --Aude (talk) 06:47, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  5. Rauterkus (talk) 16:41, 7 June 2012 (UTC) Will be in DC to drop my son off at GWU for a week with all the other Youth Governors from the USA.
  6. spaztikenigma
  7. Djembayz (talk) 11:05, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
  8. Dominic·t 14:54, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
  9. Fran McCrory (talk) 04:46, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
  10. MZMcBride (talk)
  11. Danielle Geller (talk) 12:00, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  12. superman

Possible attendees[edit]

  1. Kirill [talk] 04:00, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  2. DocTree (talk) 10:48, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  3. MyNameWasTaken (talk) 01:38, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  4. --Ne0 (talk) 07:32, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  5. --Filll (talk | wpc) 20:05, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  6. --FeanorStar7 (talk) 11:10, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
  7. --Timothy Chen Allen (talk) 11:10, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
  8. Edsu (talk) 14:35, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
  9. UseTheCommandLine (talk) 00:23, 19 June 2012 (UTC) Not a DC native, but in town to promote Open Access and other suchlike ideas, so it'll be great to meet some folks.
  10. ubiquity (talk) 15:05, 19 June 2012 (UTC) I'll be coming down from Baltimore if anyone needs a ride.
  11. KMDelvadiya
  12. amar
  13. Jprg1966 (talk) I've never been to one of these. Do you guys bite?
  14. Praxis8888 (talk) 22:18, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
  15. Depends on what I need to do on June 24...very last minute issue, I know --TheBlueWizard (talk) 03:49, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Regrets[edit]

  1. I am traveling to DC that week, but unfortunately will arrive on 25 June. I'm free the evening of 25 June or during the day of 26 June if anyone would like to have another mini-meetup somewhere. It's my first time back to DC in several years. Cla68 (talk) 04:47, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
  2. Heading out of town with girlfriend and her family this weekend :( Sadads (talk) 13:19, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  3. Working that day. Francvs (talk) 06:51, 20 June 2012 (UTC)