Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/May 2010

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The 19th New York City Meetup event was held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at OpenPlans in Lower Manhattan.

OpenPlans is the new name of The Open Planning Project (TOPP), and is a fellow partner in our Free Culture Alliance NYC discussions.

What, Where, When, and How?[edit]

There is one public meeting in the afternoon at OpenPlans, where we take further steps to organize the Wikimedia New York City local chapter, and provide a salon-style forum for discussion of Wikipedia and Wikimedia issues.

Additionally, there is an optional post-meeting dinner at a neighborhood restaurant.

Main public meeting[edit]

(to discuss Wikipedia issues and Wikimedia NYC chapter issues):

  • OpenPlans 148 Lafayette St, between Howard and Grand in Lower Manhattan. Meeting to be held in the fantastic penthouse event space on the 13th floor. 2:30 PM - 5:00PM

Optional post-meeting meetup[edit]

  • Meetup at OpenPlans, and then walk together to a neighborhood restaurant (The Red Egg, 202 Center St.). 5:00 PM onwards.

Late arrival info and Transportation[edit]

If you plan on arriving late, and are concerned about not finding your way to the group, you can drop your mobile phone number ahead of time at Special:Emailuser/Pharos (e-mail will not be able to be checked during the actual meetup time; leave requests ahead of time).

Nearby subway stations:


Bring your own ideas!

  • Speakers and roundtable discussions
    • Open Video Conference and the NYC free culture community
    • Possible in-depth discussion on Wiki-Conference NYC II in August 2010
    • Update on Commons , pornography , and Jimbo
      • I would encourage anyone with a desire to present to sign up here, and we'll try to make room for you.--Pharos (talk) 02:40, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Meeting Signup List - Likely, Possible, and Regrets

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

  • Tim Song (talk) 21:51, 10 May 2010 (UTC) moved to likely. Tim Song (talk) 00:28, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
  • If I'm in the country. (I may be in England on a trip; I'll know by the end of the week.) Newyorkbrad (talk) 14:06, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I will be in Chinatown with my mother around 3-4PM so let me get back to you on this. Blue387 (talk) 07:07, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Wow, has it been two months already? If I can figure out how to dispose of my dog for the day, I should be able to make it. keɪɑtɪk flʌfi (talk) 16:07, 13 May 2010 (UTC) On second thought, probably not. This weekend is going to be packed enough as it is. keɪɑtɪk flʌfi (talk) 15:12, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Andrevan@ 18:31, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Quarl (talk)
  • Jim.henderson (talk) 15:23, 22 May 2010 (UTC) Must duck out early, then rejoin at dinner


  • RegentsPark (talk) 16:33, 12 May 2010 (UTC) I keep telling myself I'll attend the next one, but, with two young kids, something always comes up. Piano recital scheduled for 4 uptown. :(
  • Robert Greer (talk) 21:22, 12 May 2010 (UTC) I'll be visiting Mom in Ohio.
  • RoyGoldsmith (talk) 05:52, 15 May 2010 (UTC) Not on a Saturday.
  • Tom Lowenhaupt - Sorry, a family event.
  • DanTD (talk) 16:08, 17 May 2010 (UTC) Won't be in New York until June 2010, and that's mainly for a family event. However I will snap some pics in the Tri-State area for Wikipedia when I'm there, and other states on the way up and down.
  • (Cheers! Want Anything? Chatty?)babylarm 23:46, 17 May 2010 (UTC) Cannot make it this time =( =(
  • -- Y not? 13:38, 18 May 2010 (UTC) - something about a bachelorette party...
  • Becksguy (talk) 12:18, 19 May 2010 (UTC) Sorry, previous engagement.
  • MBisanz talk Traveling.
  • Invertzoo (talk) 21:50, 20 May 2010 (UTC), Can't go, listening to H.H. 14th Dalai Lama at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Noroi (talk) 19:16, 21 May 2010 (UTC) need to get ready for a wedding.
  • James (T C) 23:10, 21 May 2010 (UTC) sadly not able to get down there :( hopefully for later.
  • The bus leaves for a friend's 70th birthday surprise party at 3:15.--Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 15:31, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
  • MTA. Blurpeace 16:25, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Have come down with a stomach bug, dang it.--Reagle (talk) 17:44, 22 May 2010 (UTC)


Attendees of record[edit]

Wikipedians/Wikimedians, from the sign-up sheet.

Topics of discussion[edit]

There was some planning discussion for Wiki-Conference NYC II in August 2010, and also for Open Video Conference II in October.

User:Frenezulo led a discussion on language study using Wikipedia and Wiktionary, and also on the general multilingual aspects of the Wikimedia projects.

User:DGG led a discussion on the recent Wikimedia Commons controversy.

And it all ended with dinner at Red Egg.