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D.C.'s Union Station.

Agenda[edit]

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010. Please sign up in the sections below for the part(s) you will be attending.

  • 2:30 p.m. - Meet for tour of the Library of Congress, at the Neptune fountain outside the Library. The fountain is on the 1st Street side of the Library, below the steps of the main entrance. (see map).
  • After tour - Meet together, social time, and travel towards dinner
  • 5:15 p.m. 5:30 P.M. — Arrive at UNO CHICAGO GRILL restaurant (Union Station) and begin Meetup

Note: On Sunday, there will be an OpenStreetMap mapping party (see talk)

Meetup topics[edit]

We are looking at devoting time to several different topics during the meetup. If you would like to propose a topic, please do so here, on the discussion page.

Currently, probable topics include:

  • Student organization at James Madison University
  • Free Culture Conference February 13-14

Meetup (dinner)[edit]

Location
Union Station, Uno Chicago Grill
Time
Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5:15 p.m. 5:30 P.M.
Arrangements
I spoke with Junique Morris, the Personal Touch Marketing Coordinator (In order to contact her you may call 202-842-0438 or email — put "Wikipedia Meetup" in the "Subject" field — at 701(at)unos(dot)com). If anyone has any food allergies/issues then please contact her right away. She said that for a group of over 20 that a buffet menu will have to be utilized. I chose the Pizza Buffet which, at $15.50 per person (the gratuity — which is 18% — and the tax is included in the listed price), was the cheapest lunch/dinner option available. The Pizza buffet includes:
  • Unlimited Soda Pop
  • House Salad
  • 3 Deep Dish Varieties
  1. Prima Pepperoni
  2. Garden Veggie
  3. Cheese & Tomato
  • Warm Fudge Brownie<br. />--NBahn (talk) 23:43, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

People definitely attending dinner[edit]

  1. SADADS (talk) 14:14, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
    A More Perfect Onion (talk)
  2. CarolMooreDC (talk) 19:20, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. Pharos (talk) 21:50, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. --Aude (talk) 03:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. Kingdon (talk) 13:55, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. Keegan (talk) 05:22, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Tznkai (talk) +1 05:51, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. Kirill [talk] [prof] 06:15, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 03:18, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. SWATJester Son of the Defender 09:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. David in DC (talk) 12:56, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  12.  JGHowes  talk 14:02, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  13. I can come. Bastique demandez 21:09, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  14. Barring blizzards. Risker (talk) 22:12, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  15. Bkwillwm (talk) 01:17, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  16. James F. (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  17. Gmaxwell (talk) 07:08, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  18. Cyde Weys 17:40, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  19. Pretty sure I can make it now. Hersfold (t/a/c) 18:02, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  20. Can provide a ride from central PA. GChriss <always listening><c> 19:18, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  21. Count me in! rocketrye12 talk/contribs 22:39, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  22. I will be there--FeanorStar7 (talk) 00:00, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
  23. Gavin Baker (talk) 21:15, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  24. Pohick2 (talk) 22:24, 18 December 2009 (UTC) since my courtdate is forgotten
  25. ffm 21:07, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  26. Free Culture at Virginia Tech, roughly 15 people. contact ccowens@vt.edu
  27. @harej 00:45, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  28. Emufarmers 02:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  29. Fedoragirl (talk) 04:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  30. Qwerty0
  31. Alharaka (friend of mine, told me he's coming) Qwerty0 (talk) 13:02, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  32. Racepacket (talk) 19:38, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  33. MBisanz talk 05:48, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  34. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 13:31, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

People possibly attending dinner[edit]

  1. --NBahn (talk) 11:06, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:16, 3 December 2009 (UTC) Definitely unless I'm out of the country on business; I'll know for sure by the end of this week. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:24, 19 December 2009 (UTC) Turns out I'll be out of the country after all. See my comment on talk. Newyorkbrad (talk) 04:32, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
  3. Rlevse 9th is better for me. And prob Risker. RlevseTalk 03:25, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
    Possibly, not sure just yet. Hersfold (t/a/c) 01:07, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. Fairly sure I'll be there. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:19, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 13:12, 8 December 2009 (UTC) prolly, now.
  6. Doc2234 (talk) 03:31, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Racepacket (talk) 04:21, 9 December 2009 (UTC) moved to definite
  8. Ched :  ?  05:44, 9 December 2009 (UTC) Weather and so forth ... sorry folks .. I can't make it. — Ched :  ?  03:48, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  9. My vacation ends the 8th, so we'll see if I get there in time. Cooljeanius (talk) (contribs) 15:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. Maybe. I've yet to receive my official invitation; although, it won't stop me from crashing the Union Station dinner. I'll need a few pix for my Facebook account; high-profile Wikipedians (i.e. arbitrators and bureaucrats), posing with yours truly. APK whisper in my ear 03:19, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. Patrick {oѺ} 04:08, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
    Too soon to know for sure, but strong possibility that I'll be there. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 09:21, 10 December 2009 (UTC) Regret that it's not in the cards for this weekend. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 01:35, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  12. LightSpectra (talk) 20:50, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  13. Argos'Dad Argos'Dad 12:55, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  14. Jeff Q (talk) 14:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC): My January schedule is a bit fluid at the moment, but I hope to attend.
  15. Josephgrossberg (talk) 15:51, 10 December 2009 (UTC) I may have a basketball game that evening (schedule isn't posted yet), but I hope to be there.
  16. BRG (talk) 20:32, 10 December 2009 (UTC) I expect to, but last-minute things certainly can possibly come up.
    As stated below, looks like I want to be counted for two slots. -- BRG (talk) 19:57, 14 December 2009 (UTC) Now it looks as if my wife can't get time off from work, so drop her, keep me -- BRG (talk) 15:34, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
  17. Shirik (talk) 08:27, 11 December 2009 (UTC) It all depends on when I have to head back to school. I will try to confirm this as travel plans are finalized.
  18. Kmusser (talk) 19:49, 12 December 2009 (UTC) I might actually make this one, should know for sure after the holidays.
  19. bd2412 T 04:32, 14 December 2009 (UTC) Quite possibly - and I'll still be celebrating passing 200,000 edits. I missed the last meetup at the last minute. Should be able to make this one but I'm starting a new job that week.
  20. I ought to be able to make it - I'm about 95% certain at the moment. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:53, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  21. Planning on it. Might have a friend. ^demon[omg plz] 13:17, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
  22. Bereket Geletu
  23. ragesoss (talk) 18:55, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
  24. Plan to make the tour, so I and a friend might be in for dinner, too. Lynnmdoan (talk) 12:29, 31 December 2009

People in need of a carpool to DC[edit]

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

  1. Bereket Geletu
  2. Ragesoss - I'll probably drive from West Hartford, Connecticut, and so could possibly pick a few people up along the way in exchange for gas/toll money. Will probably spend the night in the DC area and head back in the morning.--ragesoss (talk) 18:54, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

People probably attending an LOC pre-dinner tour[edit]

We're meeting by the Fountain of Neptune in front of the Library of Congress at 2:30 P.M.

The pre-dinner meetup will start at 2:30 P.M. by the Neptune fountain at the base of the stairs at the 1st street entrance of the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building Public Entrance. We are getting a private tour by User: FeanorStar7, a LOC employee. (If you're interested in eating lunch at the LOC ahead of the tour, you'll find information here.)

  1. --NBahn (talk) 11:06, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. SADADS (talk) 14:14, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
    A More Perfect Onion (talk)
  3. CarolMooreDC (talk) 19:19, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. Pharos (talk) 19:32, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:16, 3 December 2009 (UTC) See talk. Newyorkbrad (talk) 04:33, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
  6. David in DC (talk) 22:32, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. --Aude (talk) 03:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. ADavidB 11:23, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
    plus a friend, possibly. —ADavidB 16:56, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  9. Kingdon (talk) 13:55, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. Doc2234 (talk) 03:26, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. @harej 05:26, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  12. Tznkai (talk) +1 05:51, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  13. Kirill [talk] [prof] 06:15, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  14. If I'm able to attend. Hersfold (t/a/c) 06:34, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  15. Cooljeanius (talk) (contribs) 15:38, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  16. Only if it comes with a free t-shirt and/or hat. I'll take a keychain if push comes to shove. Keegan (talk) 21:15, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
    Keegan: I promise I will have something for you if you show up. No guarantees of quality. ;-) Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 03:18, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  17. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 03:18, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  18. Jeff Q (talk) 14:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  19. BRG (talk) 20:34, 10 December 2009 (UTC) I'm going to try to make it, but mid-afternoons are possibilities for alternative things coming up. Count me in for now.
    Count me for two slots -- my wife wants to join me on this. -- BRG (talk) 19:56, 14 December 2009 (UTC) Now it looks as if my wife can't get time off from work, so drop her, keep me -- BRG (talk) 15:38, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
  20. Bastique demandez 20:49, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  21. Risker (talk) 22:13, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  22. Shirik (talk) 08:31, 11 December 2009 (UTC) All depends on finalizing travel plans to ensure I'm still in town at that time.
  23. Kmusser (talk) 19:49, 12 December 2009 (UTC) If I make it I definitely want in on the tour.
  24. James F. (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
  25. If James F. can travel 3700 miles for it I think I can handle 30. --Gmaxwell (talk) 07:07, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  26. Hell yeah, JamesF is in town? --Cyde Weys 17:38, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  27. It's looking more and more like a "go" on my end (weather permitting of course). Looking forward to meeting you good folks. — Ched :  ?  13:50, 16 December 2009 (UTC) Sorry .. I'm just not going to be able to do it through this weather ... all my best to you folks. — Ched :  ?  03:50, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  28. Mackdiesel5 (talk) 18:20, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
  29. Pohick2 (talk) 22:24, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  30. Better late than never. ffm 21:06, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  31. Unless I'm out of the country for work; I'll know by the end of this week. Newyorkbrad (talk) 21:25, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  32. ragesoss (talk) 18:56, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
  33. I think I'll be in town, and would definitely like to do the tour. Less sure about dinner. Carl Lindberg (talk) 01:23, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  34. AutoGyro (talk) 16:37, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
  35. Definitely making dinner, hopefully will make it early enough for this too :) ^demon[omg plz] 12:02, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
  36. I, +1, would like to go for the LOC tour. Not sure about dinner yet. Lynnmdoan (talk) 12:21, 31 December 2009
  37. Oh man I love the LOC! Qwerty0 (talk) 10:38, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
  38. Emufarmers 02:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
  39. Racepacket (talk) 19:37, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  40. Free Culture at Virginia Tech, roughly 15 people. contact ccowens@vt.edu (ack, sorry for the late notice. I accidentally put this under possibly dinner)
  41. GChriss <always listening><c> 05:49, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  42. Might have time now. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 13:31, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

People who cannot attend but want to be informed about meetup 10[edit]

  1. SchuminWeb (Talk) Can't do the ninth due to other things, but looking forward to the one after.
  2. I'll be in Colorado for 9 January. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 22:21, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. Joshdboz (talk) Out of town. Hopefully next time will work.
  4. FrankTobia (talk) 16:44, 11 December 2009 (UTC) Won't be around b/c of holidays. Next time though!
  5. Alas, my flight leaves at 5pm on the 9th. Going to barely miss this one. Stu (aeiou)I'm Researching Wikipedia 17:24, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. I checked back to this page, and realized that I'm not in DC that weekend. So I'm out for this one; I hope to catch the next DC Meetup. --A More Perfect Onion (talk) 21:48, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Not on Saturdays. Can we try a sunday in the summer? --Shuliavrumi (talk) 17:13, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. I wish I could -- especially that I see David Fuchs is in the area -- but I'll be sitting for the SLLA. --EEMIV (talk) 18:00, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. - Philippe 21:18, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. - Maybe next time, --Pubdog (talk) 18:31, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
  11. I can't make on the 9th, but I would like to meet others in the future - ed Ecragg (talk) 12:59, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
  12. RlevseTalk 02:58, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
  13. Newyorkbrad (talk) 04:33, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
  14. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 01:37, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  15. Ched :  ?  03:51, 8 January 2010 (UTC) next time
  16. mheart (talk) 21:37, 8 January 2010 (UTC) Currently ill, but please let me know how it goes! I'd love to meet fellow Wikipedians in the future.
  17. RunnerHarold (talk)11:55am (EDT) I couldn't make it yesterday but would love to make the next one. I hope the tour was fun!
  18. ~ Amory (utc) 03:13, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
  19. I found out about it a few days too late, but am generally interested in this sort of thing. --Steve Foerster (talk) 17:21, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
  20. PHDrillSergeant

Thank you[edit]

  • David in DC (talk) 17:35, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • The number attending the private LoC tour may have proven a bit unwieldy, but "thank you" to FeanorStar7 and everyone else who made it possible. —ADavidB 18:51, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Definately agreed on the thank you and my sympathies to planners who were confronted with such a large crowd. Kingdon (talk) 03:25, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

DC Meetup 10[edit]

N.B. -- planning discussions are underway for DC10