Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 32

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here!

This Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-Thon is the second in the Smithsonian Institution Archives partnership with Wikipedia. This event will focus specifically on Smithsonian Institution history: its founding, the museums, archives, research centers, and the people behind them. Subjects will range from cultural heritage to scientists, historians and underrepresented subjects.

  • Friday, May 25, 2012
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
L'Enfant Plaza
Taking the Grand Tour
Taking the Grand Tour

Wikipedians will work together with staff and archivists to improve content related to Smithsonian history.

  • Check out this to-do list of article suggestions, handpicked by Smithsonian Archives staff: Wikipedia:GLAM/SIA/Outcomes/Todo
  • Resources from the Smithsonian Archives and Smithsonian Libraries will be utilized, offline and online.
  • Contribute to existing articles or write new articles in whatever language.
  • Help your fellow contributors out - lend a hand when needed and help out new editors!
  • Participants must be in good standing in the Wikimedia community.
What to bring
  • A laptop
  • A government issued ID
  • You're welcome to bring your camera

This will be a great chance to bring a friend and share with them your love for editing. Wikipedians of all experience levels welcome. We have 10 slots available for participation.


Participate from near and far! Starting at 12 PM EST

Sign up[edit]


Editathon participants


  • Sleuthwood (talk) 13:57, 9 May 2012 (UTC)-- may be able to come, but if family is in town, will have to cancel...
  • Seeing that there are currently less than 10 people in the Yes section, I might as well join there. But, once again, I don't have a laptop, and I will have to take a day off from the work for that edit-a-thon. I will see whether that's alright with Sarah and gang! --TheBlueWizard (talk) 15:58, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
    • We can loan you a laptop, Blue Wizard! --Digitaleffie (talk) 15:47, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Staff participants[edit]

(Note: These participants do not count towards the ten public participants)

E-volunteer/Long-distance volunteers[edit]

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

  • Sorry, work. :( Fran McCrory (talk) 00:37, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Perceval 04:42, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Workin' in the other archives in my life. Thanks for the invitation! Q (User talk:Undead q|talk]])Undead q 15:03, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Won't be able to attend due to work commitments; question: will there be a social meetup afterward? That I could attend.--FeanorStar7 (talk) 11:10, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Still moving things into the new place, unfortunately, but I'm hoping to make it out to more of these now that the semester's over, so keep me posted! nprutzer (talk) 11:11, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
  • CarolMooreDC 03:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC) Will try to make it. Still have Julia Anna Gardner in a sandbox from last Meetup and been feeling guilty since busy with so many other wiki and non-wiki projects. (How do people do this and work for a living?) This will motivate me to beef it up more and try to finish it off there.
    • Carol, don't fret; there is no deadline in Wikipedia. Just do stuff whenever time permits. That's what I do. You can go to the edit-a-thon and have someone help you finish that article, and then maybe move on to next article (smile). --TheBlueWizard (talk) 15:58, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Good news is I finished it right now; bad news is it's too hot for me to climb that big hill to the metro with a tummy ache. I did show up last week by mistake!! (On all three counts, don't get old.)

Not wishing to be informed about future meetups[edit]

Note: the best way to stop notifications is to remove your name from this page: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Invite/List.