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The Wikipedia Day 11th Birthday Bash NYC was a celebration and mini-conference held on Saturday January 28, 2012, at the Washington Square Campus of New York University. It was hosted by NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also supported by Wikimedia New York City, Free Culture @ NYU and other Free Culture Alliance NYC partners. It was held at the NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program building (ITP), located at 721 Broadway, between Waverley Place and Washington Place.

The NYC celebration was one of a number of Wikipedia Day held in the United States and worldwide.

See our past years' local celebrations at Wikipedia Day 2010 NYC and Wikipedia Day 2011 NYC.

Event format[edit]

Participation (and pizza and cake!) will be free, with room for ~100 participants, who should bring a photo ID for the door. All are welcome, and we are especially interested in seeing newcomers to join the experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians. We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from cultural institutions interested in developing Open Education projects.

In addition to the party, the event will be a modified unconference, with dedicated plenary sessions (organized on this wiki), lightning talks to the whole assembly, and of course open space sessions. The Lightning Talks and Open Space will be determined during the event itself, so it will be good to bring your ideas with you.

There is wifi access, and we will give you the log in details on-site. Projectors will also probably be available for use by the various presenters.

Schedule of sessions (tentative)[edit]

10:00-10:15 Intro Remarks
10:15-10:30 Intro to Open Space
10:30-11:00 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
11:00-12:00 Panel A
Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Cultural outreach
Lunch (pizza)
1:00-2:00 Panel B
Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program: Educational outreach
2:00-3:30 Lightning Talks
Views from Wikipedians and Everyone Else
3:40-4:10 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
4:20-4:50 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
5:00-5:30 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
Dinner and Party till 9
(catered dinner, cake, art, puzzles, quizzes, discussion, and bonus sessions)

Panel Sessions[edit]

Among the crowd at 2012's Wikipedia Day at NYU ITP; notice the lightning talks on the whiteboard at left, and the open space grid in colored paper on the wall at right.
  • Panel Session A Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Cultural outreach covering the October-November nationwide library outreach effort, with a focus on Wikipedia:The Musical editathon at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.(tentative)
    • Libraries and sourcing concerns, and the consequent opportunity for teaching. User:DGG
    • Library Lab @ the DC Public Library. --Aude (talk) 22:33, 22 January 2012 (UTC)[]
    • The Library as mediator between Wikipedia and Community -- kosboot (talk) 13:23, 26 January 2012 (UTC)[]
    • Wikipedia as part of 21st Century Reference at NYPL --Lauren Lampasone
    • The National Archives on Wikipedia. Dominic·t 20:29, 23 January 2012 (UTC)[]
    • A love/hate relationship with Wikipedia: Librarian Outreach (CUNY, METRO, Rutgers). --Mozucat (talk) 18:38, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  • Panel Session B Wikipedia Campus Ambassador Program: Educational outreach with a focus on activities of Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors, Online Ambassadors and participating instructors and courses at New York area universities (tentative)
    • We will present initial reflections on teaching a History of Design and Digital Media course where all writing assignments took place on Wikipedia. We will discuss both the successes and failures of the course, including: changes in power relationships, activating student research, plagiarism/copypaste, and student apathy. Michael Mandiberg and Nicole Boffa
    • Suggestions about how to use Wikipedia in law school curricula. Discussion of Campus Ambassadors' role in encouraging editing amongst law students and professors, as well as improving Wikipedia's usability in the legal field. Amanda Levendowski
    • What technical communication students at NJIT find difficult about their Wikipedia assignment. Davida Scharf
    • The pros and cons of a Wikipedia research assignment in a freshmen class on reading and writing in the digital age. Amrita Dhawan

Lightning Talks[edit]

Add your 5-minute lightning talk topic you can personally present, about wiki topics or anything Free Culture-related. (actual schedule for lightning talks will be determined the day of). Last-minute entries always accepted!
  • Open Source Robotics - Patrick Hammer
  • Impact of Wikipedia on Prescription Drugs - User:Nadakumar
  • How to move the NYC Chapter forward - How to make a strategic plan - User:Peter.C
  • Wikimedia Fundraiser 2011 wrap up - Jalexander--WMF
  • Regarding Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out? Out? a citation needed adventure - Ben Sisto
  • Murder of Meredith Kercher article and contentious subject matter policies - User:PhanuelB
  • SOPA/PIPA in a flash, and other bad legislation - Wendy Seltzer
  • How I found Wikipedia and learned to heal, soften and cure my creative cement - Marion D.S. Dreyfus
  • Pitch for on New York City's neighborhoods - Tom Lowenhaupt
  • Connecting the Collective mind, how anyone will help everyone, and KeyWifi - Adam Block
  • User experience and design - Jihyun Lee
  • Mendeley Open API and winners of our Binary Battle for open science - Jessica Mezei
  • Triggers to improve wiki participation - Ji Hyun Moon
  • Why do people vandalize Wikipedia? And what is Wikipedia doing to prevent vandalism? - User:NHRHS2010
    • It was a pleasure giving this speech. If anyone was video taping me giving the speech, can I make a request? Unless my face is not shown in the video, could you please not put it up on YouTube? I don't show my face on the public internet. Thank you. NHRHS2010 the student pilot 20:14, 28 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  • Page layout for highly illustrated articles - Smallbones (talk) 23:11, 10 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  • Wikipedia's WikiProjects: attracting, mentoring and retaining new editors - Invertzoo (talk)
  • Making Wikipedia Policy: a quick case study of a notability guideline AstroCog (talk) 02:05, 17 January 2012 (UTC)[]
The aforementioned notability guideline is here: Notability (astronomical objects) AstroCog (talk) 21:06, 28 January 2012 (UTC)[]

Open Space Sessions[edit]

Add ideas you will bring for open space and sign up below (actual schedule for open space will be determined the day of). Last-minute entries always accepted!


Keep me notified! and registration[edit]

You can sign up for Wikipedia Day NYC at the off-wiki registration here.

The following Wikipedians/Wikimedians have expressed an interest in attending:

  1. Pharos (talk) 19:06, 9 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  2. Mitch32(Never support those who think in the box) 19:08, 9 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  3. DGG ( talk ) 23:38, 9 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  4. kosboot (talk) 23:51, 10 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  5. --Aude (talk) 04:20, 17 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  6. Jeremyb (talk) 06:55, 17 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  7. DutchTreat (talk) 09:49, 21 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  8. Peter.C • talk • contribs 02:10, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  9. Becksguy (talk) 06:13, 28 December 2011 (UTC) — Sorry, too much back pain to make it. Becksguy (talk) 13:28, 28 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  10. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 17:26, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  11. Newyorkbrad (talk) 17:28, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  12. Blurpeace 17:59, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  13. Theornamentalist (talk) 20:49, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  14. HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 23:13, 28 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  15. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:45, 31 December 2011 (UTC)[]
  16. Jalexander--WMF 07:19, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  17. Mozucat (talk) 18:46, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  18. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 20:48, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  19. Smallbones (talk) 21:25, 2 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  20. Johnduhart (talk) 02:06, 3 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  21. AdamBlack50 (talk · contribs)
  22. Janeatcc (talk) 01:35, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  23. Tom Lowenhaupt (talk)
  24. Nightscream (talk) 16:39, 6 January 2012 (UTC) I'll go, but why am I no longer getting notices on my talk page for these Meetups?[]
  25. Amanda Levendowski (talk)14:29, 8 January 2012 (!)
  26. Davida Scharf (talk) 18:08, 8 January 2012
  27. I hope to make it for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bearian (talk) 21:51, 9 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  28. NHRHS2010 the student pilot 05:56, 10 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  29. My first time doing any Wikpedia meetups; looking forward to it. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 06:23, 14 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  30. Maybe. Hurricanefan25 (talk · contribs) 21:38, 14 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  31. Invertzoo (talk) 01:46, 15 January 2012 (UTC) Yes, sounds good to me! But like User:Nightscream I wanna know how come I didn't get a notice on my talk page about this event?? Invertzoo (talk) 01:46, 15 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  32. Kirill [talk] [prof] 00:14, 16 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  33. Courcelles 00:59, 16 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  34. AstroCog (talk) 02:00, 17 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  35. SarahStierch (talk) 04:36, 18 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  36. Modernist (talk) 04:41, 18 January 2012 (UTC) I have a conflict that day, gonna have to miss this...Modernist (talk) 03:25, 26 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  37. Gmaxwell 20:59, 23 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  38. Daniel Case (talk) 04:43, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  39. TXiKi (talk) 21:15, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  40. Behnam (talk) 22:52, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  41. T. Canens (talk) 23:48, 25 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  42. Jweiss11 (talk) 04:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  43. --DThomsen8 (talk) 14:23, 26 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  44. TMH (talk) 06:09, 28 January 2012 (UTC) Looking forward to tomorrow.[]
  45. Twozenhauer (talk) 21:15, 28 January 2012 (UTC) Please accept my apologies & congratulations, Wikipedia. I will come next time.[]
  46. GChriss <always listening><c> 23:13, 29 January 2012 (UTC)[]
  47. Noroi (talk) 19:27, 18 February 2013 (UTC)[]