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Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010


  • 2:15 P.M. (This is a few minutes before our tour for everyone to get organized)- Meet for tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Welcome center at the Independence Avenue Entrance of the National Mall Air and Space Museum Building located in downtown Washington, DC. (Entrance near "C" at [1])
Cookies and lemonade will be provided. We will meet three members of the NMAI staff, including Jane Sledge, Associate Director - Museum Assets and Operations, Cheryl Wilson, Web Manager, and Holly Stewart, Editor, as well as two members of the Smithsonian outreach crew.

For the tour, we will have a guided look at the museum and opportunities for discussion between Wikipedians and Smithsonian people.

For dinner, the current plan is to have a salad, pizza and dessert buffet dinner for $15.50 per person. We will give them a guaranteed count on June 19, so if at all possible, please sign up by that date. We will collect from attendees as they get their name tags at our reception desk.

Official menu:

  • Pizza Buffet
    • Cheese & Tomato Deep Dish Pizza
    • Prima Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizza
    • Garden Veggie Deep Dish Pizza
  • House Salad w/ Choice of Ranch, Italian or Vinagrette
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Soda and Water

All Taxes and Gratuities are included

If at all possible, please Although RSVPs by June 19 were requested, updating your status below will continue to be helpful.


We are looking at devoting time to several different topics during the meetup.

Currently, probable topics include
  • Collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution - We have recently been put in contact with several people at the SI interested in giving us a tour earlier in the day (details are forthcoming).
  • Launch of new wikimedia theme 'Vector' + usability enhancements launched on Wikimedia Commons, and other Wikimedia sites coming soon. Hats off to all of to designers and beta testers alike.
  • Wikipedia and Higher Education; discussion with GWU media relations representative who's contacted me and may be in attendance.
Other possible activities
  • Discussing Wikimedia DC events (specifically, thinking outside the box on activities)

Note: Discussion that was previously here has been moved to the talk page.


People probably attending a 2:30 Air-Space Museum pre-dinner tour[edit]

  1. Pharos (talk) 22:43, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  2. --Kumioko (talk) 12:58, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  3. Sadads (talk) 13:27, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  4. bd2412 T 14:20, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  5. Kirill [talk] [prof] 11:24, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
  6. SchuminWeb (Talk) Likely.
  7. I am thinking about it. Raul654 (talk) 05:49, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

People interested in a meeting with the American-Indian museum staff at starting ~3:30-4:30[edit]

Per interest expressed by the American Indian museum staff, there will be a meeting and discussion about future collaboration with the museum and possibly the SI in general. Please put your name below if you are interested in a meeting and helping plan future SI collaboration. Please add full real name to facilitate entrance through security.

  1. Sadads (talk) 11:18, 18 June 2010 (UTC) - Alex Stinson
  2. Kumioko (talk) 11:22, 18 June 2010 (UTC) - Reese Langlois Definately interested but I wonder if we will be somewhat rushed going from the A&S museum to this one.
    Well, we won't be able to get contact with the A&S museum staff because its the Weekend, so the tour will be by a docent. The American Indian staff looks forward to some form of collaboration, so we really ought to go. Right now we are running on our 2 SI contacts' coordination for these. We are letting the two of them figure it out. Sadads (talk) 11:39, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
    Fair enought thanks for the clarification. --Kumioko (talk) 12:58, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
  3. Kirill [talk] [prof] (Kirill Lokshin) 11:24, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
  4. Pharos (talk) 04:13, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
  5. May not be able to make it this early, but will try... Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 14:20, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  6. FeanorStar7 Peter Goodman; will try to come; depends on heat/weather; I know the Museum is not far from Library of Congress; does anyone know how far?; I may only come for the dinner. 23 June 2010
  7. Was this here before? I'll definitely be there for the meeting. bd2412 T 00:24, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  8. I am thinking about it. Raul654 (talk) 05:49, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

People definitely attending dinner[edit]

  1. rocketrye12 talk/contribs 15:14, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. FeanorStar7 (talk) 23:55, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. --Aude (talk) 20:14, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  4. Stu (aeiou)I'm Researching Wikipedia 19:00, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
  5. Kirill [talk] [prof] 00:39, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  6. doorautomatica (talk) 03:37, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
  7. SWATJester Son of the Defender 22:34, 12 May 2010 (UTC)3
  8. SchuminWeb (Talk) I can make June 26!
  9. Looks like I will be available. Newyorkbrad (talk) 00:49, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
  10. CarolMooreDC (talk) 21:05, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  11. —NBahn
  12. Racepacket (talk) 17:53, 7 May 2010 (UTC) I think have a sit-down discussion and formal program would be useful.
  13. BRG (talk) 01:40, 13 June 2010 (UTC) (I hate to say "definitely," but it's so likely that I will sign in here.)
  14. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 19:40, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
  15. Pharos (talk) 22:43, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  16. --Kumioko - I am moving myself to the confirmed list cause it looks like Ill finally be able to make this one and introduce myself as the one guilty of causing so much drama in the WP community. Long live the King (Jimbo Wales). I would also like to do the Museum tour. --Kumioko (talk) 12:56, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  17. Sadads (talk) 13:27, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  18. Qwerty0 (talk) 17:40, 7 May 2010 (UTC) - Sure, last one was def. interesting.
  19. Ser Amantio di Nicolao ((talk)) - I should be available. 99.5% certain.
  20. Perceval 23:43, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  21. Gmaxwell (talk) 17:42, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

People possibly attending dinner[edit]

  • If you list your name here in this section, then please (pretty PLEASE!) vote your preference(s) here even if you do elect not to attend. Thank you (in advance) for your consideration.(decision made —NBahn)<br. />—NBahn (talk) 17:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
  1. BRG (talk) 17:09, 6 May 2010 (UTC) - Very likely, but I cannot be certain enough to say "definitely"!
    SchuminWeb (Talk) Just as soon as we get the date all firmed up, but seems likely. SchuminWeb (Talk) 19:03, 6 May 2010 (UTC) Changed to a yes
    Josephgrossberg (talk) I hope to be there, barring a schedule conflict. Changed to a yes
    Who knows? Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:07, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
    MZMcBride (talk) 01:48, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. LightSpectra (talk) 03:13, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. Argos'Dad 13:43, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
    Gyrofrog (talk) 18:06, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  4. Patrick {oѺ} 00:14, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
  5. Depends where, and if I can flex my schedule enough. ~ PHDrillSergeant...§ 03:01, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
  6. Completely dependent on the date. Will move my response to the appropriate section once the date has been nailed down. --Cyde Weys 20:36, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
  7. --Pubdog (talk) 00:24, 13 May 2010 (UTC) depends on whe & where
    Likely, dependent on weekend. Sadads (talk) 14:43, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
  8. Likely David in DC (talk) 19:07, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
  9. ~ PHDrillSergeant...§ 03:17, 14 June 2010 (UTC) dependent on schedule.
  10. --Gavin Baker (talk) 20:27, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
    bd2412 T 14:21, 17 June 2010 (UTC) Can make the meeting, but I have to be home for dinner. Cheers! bd2412 T 00:23, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  11. I am thinking about it. Raul654 (talk) 05:49, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

People in need of a carpool to DC[edit]

(please also list under "PEOPLE MAYBE ATTENDING" as well)

  • If anybody who will be attending is also coming through or from the vicinity of Winchester, Virginia, then please contact NeutralHomer.<br. />—NBahn (talk) 00:20, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

People who cannot attend but want to be informed about meetup 11[edit]

  • Can't make it. JAF1970 (talk) 16:51, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Next time.--Wehwalt (talk) 23:31, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
  • No ride :( Next time, hopefully. - NeutralHomerTalk • 04:17, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I'll be out of town. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 22:47, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Sadly out of town barring a huge schedule change. ~ Amory (utc) 23:00, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  • out of town Pohick2 (talk) 20:28, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • --Omarcheeseboro (talk) 11:07, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Work schedule calls. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 16:35, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
  • At Quantico this weekend. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 14:23, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Maybe next time. Thanks, -- Gyrofrog (talk) 18:17, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Just found out about this meetup, but would be interested in informatoin about the next one.DCmacnut<> 18:53, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Last minute events put me out of town on Saturday. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:47, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Plans changed. MBisanz talk 03:56, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
  • It turns out that I'll be busier than I thought this coming weekend. Steve Foerster (talk) 01:08, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm stuck in meetings all day today, and it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it out. Sorry. SWATJester Son of the Defender 20:17, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  1. Josephgrossberg (talk) Was hoping to make it. :/ Hopefully, next one.
  • User:Paulmlieberman Bloody Viking (talk) 17:32, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
  • User:Econterms (talk) Ooh! I would have loved to come. Next time! Let me know! Also I am seeking federal govt employees at statistical & economics related agencies to snowball a fed-govt hosted wiki to be called Statipedia (for more, see
  • User:edsu I work at the Library of Congress and would like to be informed of DC area wikipedia meetings. I wonder if we could use a discussion list?

People not wishing to be informed about future meetups[edit]