Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia Day 2015

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wikipedia Meetups
   June 2022 +/-
Canberra June 3, 2022 (2022-06-03)
Kuala Lumpur 11 June 4, 2022 (2022-06-04)
Wellington June 11, 2022 (2022-06-11)
London 181 June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)
UK virtual 13 June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)
BLT @ KS June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Photobooth @ KS/WA June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
South Africa 19 June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
BLT Office Hours June 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)
San Diego 85 June 28, 2022 (2022-06-28)
   July 2022 +/-
Auckland 16 July 2, 2022 (2022-07-02)
San Diego 86 July 10, 2022 (2022-07-10)
Perth 73 July 23, 2022 (2022-07-23)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

Wikipedia Day NYC 2015 was a celebration and mini-conference for the project's 14th birthday,* on Sunday March 22, 2015, hosted at Barnard College starting at 10:00 am, and also supported by Wikimedia New York City and fellow Free Culture Alliance NYC partners.

Event information[edit]

WikiDay 2015 Welcome!

The event was held at Barnard Hall at Barnard College, 2987 Broadway, 4th Floor, James Room, on Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm EST.[1]

Please note that Barnard Hall is the building straight ahead as you enter the main Barnard College gate, just north of West 116th Street on your left at 2987 Broadway.

  • Subway note: The 1 train will not stop at 116th Street station going northbound this weekend
    • Subway option (up then down): In order to get to 116th Street station, take a 1 train to 137th Street station and transfer to a South Ferry-bound train to 116th Street.
    • Subway + Bus option (minimal walking): Take the uptown 1, 2, or 3 subway lines to 96th Street (Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) and exit. At 96th and Broadway, take the M104 bus from 96th Street up to 116th Street
    • Subway option (includes walking): Take the uptown C or D subway lines to the Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street (Eighth Avenue Line) subway station at 110th Street and Central Park West (at the top left corner of Central Park), exit and walk west (away from the park) 3 short avenues to Broadway and continue uptown 6 blocks to 116th Street
    • Note this service disruption only applies to uptown trains -- downtown trains are not affected
  • Registration: You can register for the Wiki-Conference here — also linked as Or join for regular Wikimedia NYC events at
  • Parking: Parking garages here and here
  • Directions: Directions to Barnard
  • Participation: Participation (and pizza and cake!) will be free, with room for ~100 participants, who should bring a photo ID for entrance.
  • Welcome: All are welcome. 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.
  • Format: 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.
Wikipedia Editor Jacket
  • Wifi: There is wifi access, and we will give you the log in details on-site. N.B. Projectors will also probably be available for use by the various presenters.
  • Hashtag: #WikiDay
  • Livestream: Wikipedia Day NYC 2015 at Livestream

Worldwide events[edit]

The NYC celebration is one of a number of Wikipedia Day local events that have been held worldwide.

See our past years' local celebrations at:

Wikipedia Day 2010 NYC
Wikipedia Day 2011 NYC
Wikipedia Day 2012 NYC
Wikipedia Day 2013 NYC

* FYI: January 15 is known as Wikipedia Day to Wikipedians. On this date in the year 2001, the wiki-based Wikipedia project went public after spending five days on Nupedia.

Event format[edit]

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.

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 Plenary Session A
Education and Wiki-Classes
12:00-12:30 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
Lunch (Sandwiches from Subsconcious)
1:00-2:00 Plenary Session B
Editathons and Cultural Engagement
2:00-2:30 Open Space Open Space Open Space Open Space
2:30-3:30 Lightning Talks
Views from Wikipedians and Everyone Else
3:40-4:10 Open Space Open Space Open Space Editathon Track
4:20-4:50 Open Space Open Space Open Space Editathon Track
5:00-5:30 Open Space Open Space Open Space Editathon Track
Dinner (Pizza from Mama's Pizza on 107) and Party till 9
(pizza, cake, art, puzzles, quizzes, discussion, and bonus sessions)

Plenary sessions[edit]

Panel Session A: Education and Wiki-Classes, moderated by User:Mozucat (talk) - Ann Matsuuchi, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Wikipedia:Education program: List of participating institutions
Class listing: Education Program:CUNY, Brooklyn College
Class listing: Education Program:CUNY, Hunter College
Class listing: Education Program:CUNY, LaGuardia Community College
Class listing: Education Program:CUNY, LaGuardia Community College

Panel Session B: Editathons and Cultural Engagement, moderated by User:Kosboot

Recent event: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/AfroCrowd
Recent event: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Black Life Matters Editathon
Video: Schomburg Center Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon from Innovation Trail
Recent event: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/ArtAndFeminism/MoMA 2015
Video: Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon at the Museum of Modern Art March 7, 2015
Training videos: Art+Feminism training videos that includes "Introduction to Editing Wikipedia Lesson Plan," "Intermediate Level Lesson Plan"
See also Art+Feminism's YouTube channel, which has more training videos

Lightning talks[edit]

Lightning Talks - Tabula Rasa
Lightning Talk Signup At Event End
RefToolbar Lightning Talk
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!
See event listing Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/African Americans in STEM
Wikipedia:User scripts#Scripts
  • Nafsadh encourages the Wikipedia community to engage with the Flickr community to ask for licensing.
Nafsadh is also willing help build sweet & tiny tools for different languages, like his Bengali IPA and transliteration tools.

Open space sessions[edit]

Open Space Signup - Tabula Rasa
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!
  • Mini-editathon on some topic to be determined! -- Pharos (talk) 19:42, 13 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Internet Security -- Becksguy (talk) 12:44, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
    • Although I cannot give this talk, I am interested in a session on the state of Wikipedia mobile apps, Wikipedia Zero etc. -- Aliceba (talk) 12:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wikipedia NYC College Educators Network -- Introduction for educators, and review of Spring 2015 wiki-classes
Open Space Signup - At Event End
  • How cross-cultural editing made me a better Wikipedian -- Daniel Case (talk) 22:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Paid editing,and conflict of interest -- DGG ( talk ) 22:38, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Wiki-Editing for Beginners – Learn by Doing, including: how to fix a simple typo error, how to get registered, a word about inline citations, how to insert a sentence without citations, how to add citations to that sentence, etc. Bring your computers and/or suggestions for other mini-projects -- RoyGoldsmith (talk) 16:27, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • What are the big public policy issues facing the Wikimedia movement? -- Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 17:29, 16 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • The Signpost (contributing writing redux, and what's ahead) -- ResMar 03:25, 18 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Future of Wikipedia: using Wikipedia internationally - AbhiSuryawanshi (talk), Wikipedian visiting from India

Edit-a-thon track[edit]

A specialized section of the Open Space Sessions for people who'd like to get right into Wikipedia editing.
This session if combined with the intended AfroCROWD (Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia) session, should also include the list of AfroCROWD articles with a focus on the languages and notable personalities of the African diaspora including Africa, Afro-Latinos, Black-America, the Caribbean, Garifunas, Haiti and its diaspora, etc. with open arms to those who wish to edit in languages such as French, Garifuna, Haitian Kreyòl, Igbo Spanish, Twi or Yoruba to name a few.
See our evolving list here:
Lis atik pou edite yo / List of articles to edit
-- Aliceba (talk) 11:59, 23 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, all of these should be included -- Pharos (talk) 17:48, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
An example of this tool used in Imogen Cunningham#Works and publications:
Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I would love feedback and assistance from any Wikipedia:GLAM folks on approaches to expanding the template category Category:Museums external links templates to include more collections within the GLAM space for entities that publish digitized content with unique identifiers. These links might enhance articles and provide additional references, citations, and Works and publications information to Wikipedia entries. I have found that the material is already part of citations, but the link to digital collection -- similar to Magic words ISBN and/or OCLC templates -- is not established. And like adding ISBN and OCLC links, would increase engagement and quality of articles
Also: The category name seems to be limited to only Museums -- was hoping for feedback on if it should be more inclusive to GLAM all members (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums)
See also The Milkmaid (Vermeer)#Further reading and Walter Liedtke#Works and publications
See also Category:External link templates, Template:Google books, Template:NYPL Digital Gallery image
-- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 12:10, 21 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]


If you are able, please also add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row).

If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day of.

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

  1. Pharos (talk) 06:11, 27 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mozucat (talk) 15:50, 28 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mitch32(I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance) 22:07, 28 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Newyorkbrad (talk) 00:55, 29 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. kosboot (talk) 04:34, 29 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Becksguy (talk) 21:28, 31 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:39, 2 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Megaugust (talk) 23:35, 7 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Nwhysel (talk) 01:27, 9 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Mjbailey (talk) 02:40, 13 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Megs (talk) 19:48, 13 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Aliceba (talk) 20:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  13. BrillLyle (talk) 22:04, 13 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Salubrious Toxin (talk) 14:33, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Theredproject (talk) 01:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Platypus J (talk) 14:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Ssilvers (talk) 16:57, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Rhododendrites / Ryan (Wiki Ed) 19:12, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Mackensen (talk) 22:37, 20 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  20. ResMar 17:08, 21 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  21. King of ♠ 02:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Jweiss11 (talk) 00:06, 24 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  23. DThomsen8 (talk) 19:01, 26 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Ronald Sexton (talk) 20:01, 26 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  25. – nafSadh did say 01:15, 28 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Daniel Case (talk) 15:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  27. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 22:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Invertzoo (talk) 14:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Dispenser 05:31, 5 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Breena Clarke 12:11, 5 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 01:23, 7 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  32. AnshumanF (talk) 05:29, 8 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Anarchyshake (talk) 13:14, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Deckdeckdeck (talk) 13:36, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  35. AstroCog (talk) 19:17, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  36. DGG ( talk ) 22:38, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  37. DrX (talk) 13:11, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  38. RoyGoldsmith (talk) 16:29, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Amy E Hughes (talk) 11:18, 12 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  40. CmdrDan (talk) 20:53, 16 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  41. Repersecian (talk) 18:28, 17 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  42. HullIntegritytalk / 01:58, 20 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  43. T. Canens (talk) 20:10, 20 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Vaparedes (talk) 00:09, 22 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  45. Elipongo (Talk contribs) 01:43, 22 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  46. Cshanesimpson (talk) 13:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  47. APerson (talk!) 16:15, 22 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Fashionethics (talk) 20:42, 15 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]


WikiDay 2015 Livestream Intro

Grateful thanks to Wwwhatsup (talk) for his amazing Livestream of Wikipedia Day 2015!

Event link:
Hashtag: #WikiDay
There were around 18 online viewers at any one time. We had a cume of 375 views. I have segmented the video into an archive as below. I could further break out the lightning talks if wanted. Wwwhatsup (talk) 02:03, 23 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Livestream archive of Wikipedia Day 2015[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Scott, A.O. (24 December 2014). "A 50-Mile March, Nearly 50 Years Later". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2015. This citation was a demo of the Cite toolbar during the event :-)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°48′32″N 73°57′50″W / 40.809°N 73.964°W / 40.809; -73.964