Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville

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Nashville, Tennessee
Wikipedia Meetups
   April 2019 +/-
Canberra, Australia April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)
BLT @ Philadelphia, PA April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Art+Feminism, @ Jacob Lawrence
Gallery, UW Seattle
April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
Kedah 1 April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
London 141 April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
San Diego 39 @ Chula Vista April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
SF Main Library @ San Francisco, CA April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17)
Kelantan 2 April 24, 2019 (2019-04-24)
Tacloban 7 April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
Oxford 71 April 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)
BLT @ Houston, TX April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
   May 2019 +/-
San Francisco Bay Area WikiSalon May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01)
BLT @ Houston May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
London 142 May 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
Cambridge 41 May 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
Palomar Observatory tour May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)
Full Meetup Calendar
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Welcome[edit]

Welcome to the Nashville meetup page! Listed here are both past and future meetups. Basically, interested people (mostly Wikipedia editors) occasionally get together at various meeting places around the world to meet each other and have some fun. Not only does it provide an opportunity to meet other Wikipedians face-to-face, but also to share what we know in a more relaxed and personal setting. Overall, a meetup is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends. If you are interested in Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects—regardless of your level of experience or involvement—or if you are otherwise involved with free content, you are invited and welcome.

Invite list[edit]

An invites list was created in May 2017, with the intent that invites for upcoming events will be sent to it. Feel free to add yourself to the list!

Upcoming[edit]

Women of VISE Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Spring 2019[edit]

Details[edit]

  • Where: Vanderbilt University, Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium (Featheringill Hall 134)
  • Date: 29th March, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Food: Pizza, beer and wine
  • Why: The WoV group was inspired to host this event after finding out about the Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Donna Strickland, who was denied a Wikipedia page in 2018.

Come out and use your research and writing skills to help improve existing articles and add new pages about women in science & engineering. Please bring your laptop and charger and set up your Wiki account before the event. Food and drinks will be served. (Bring an ID with your birthdate on it - 21+ only).

Check out more details and RSVP at Women of VISE Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Spring 2019

Vanderbilt Wikipedia Day January 2019[edit]

Details[edit]

  • Where: Vanderbilt University -- Location tbd
  • Date: January 2019
  • Time: tbd
  • Food: cake! (have another suggestion? let us know!)
  • Why: to celebrate Wikipedia Day and Public Domain Day

Plans are underway to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday in style. Keep an eye on this page, where we'll post all the details before December 1st.

Attendance[edit]


Vanderbilt Asian Month 2018 Edit-a-thon[edit]

When and Where
Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Address Vanderbilt University

Fine Arts Gallery | Cohen Hall 2nd floor 1220 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

Join us in Nashville as we participate in Wikipedia Asian Month by creating articles on Asian-related topics!

On November 14, Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Library will be hosting a Wikipedia Asian Month edit-a-thon. Wikipedia Asian Month is a global month-long event, where hundreds of Wikipedians from all around the world create thousands of articles on Asian topics. We plan to participate in this event through our edit-a-thon at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

Breakfast, coffee and tea will be available. Anyone with an interest in the cause and editing is welcome to join - no prior editing experience is required!

Contents[edit]

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Wednesday, November 14
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Location: Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Cohen Hall, 1220 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37202
  • Who should participate:
    • Everyone is welcome! While this event takes place on campus and is run by a university student organization, you do not have to be affiliated with Vanderbilt University to attend. We welcome students, faculty, staff, and Wikipedians from all around the area to join us, regardless of skill level.
  • What to expect:
    • The goal of this event is to edit and create articles related to Asian topics, whether it be people, art, companies, geography, technology, plants, animals, and so on.
    • The event will begin with a presentation of Wikipedia a quick guide to editing - previous editing experience not required!
    • You don't have to attend the whole time - if you've got somewhere to be or will arrive late, no problem!
    • Food and caffeine will be provided.
  • Please bring a laptop with you!

List of articles to create or improve[edit]

Improve[edit]

Editing resources[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Sign here to help us learn more about how users interact with Wikipedia! If you sign up, we can observe how your username uses the Wikimedia projects during and after this event. This will help us to better measure the effectiveness of this event and similar programs. This means that your publicly available activity and the information you share with us during this event may be processed by the Wikimedia Foundation and the organizers of the local event, and may be transferred to or from the US and other countries that may not have the same level of privacy regulation that your country does. However, we will not share your information with third parties or publicly unless it's in aggregated or anonymized form.

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!

Attendees[edit]

  1. CatonMA2 (talk) 20:10, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Past[edit]

Past meetups
5 September 2009 at Blackstone Brewery. From left to right: RivGuySC, Kaldari, FloNight, Flo's husband, Bullzeye, Jennavecia, MZMcBride, Keegan, and BendersGame.
  • Nashville's first meetup was a two-day event held on Labor Day weekend 2009 (September 5–6). It included a Saturday dinner at Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery, and a Sunday lunch at Jackson's Bar & Bistro. Unfortunately, the scheduled Play in the (Centennial) Park was rained out.
  • The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University hosted the Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon in the Special Collections section on the second floor of Central Library at Vanderbilt University on October 15, 2015.
  • The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University hosted the "CITATION NEEDED!" Edit-a-thon in the third-floor computer lab of Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University on October 23, 2015.
  • An ART + FEMINISM Edit-a-thon was supposedly hosted in the Special Collections section on the second floor of Central Library at Vanderbilt University on March 14, 2016. (There does not appear to be a meetup page for this event.)
  • The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University hosted the 2016 Nashville Architecture Edit-a-thon in the Special Collections section on the second floor of Central Library at Vanderbilt University on October 25, 2016.
  • The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University hosted the Second Annual "Our Story Matters" Edit-a-thon, which focused on "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory", in the Special Collections section on the second floor of Central Library at Vanderbilt University on November 15, 2016.
  • The Nashville Public Library, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, hosted the Third Annual "Our Story Matters" Edit-a-thon, which focused on "Black Education: People and Places that Inspired African American Education", in the Special Collections section on its second floor on February 11, 2017.
  • Another ART + FEMINISM Edit-a-thon was hosted in the Special Collections section on the second floor of Central Library at Vanderbilt University on March 14, 2017.

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