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   San Francisco Meetup # 12
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  Date: March 28th
  Time: 2PM
  Place: Yahoo! Campus: 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale CA Building *D*, 1st floor. Yahoo!Opoly
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Meetup details[edit]

Micah Alpern w:User:Malpern is in charge.

  • Date: Sunday, March 28th 2010
  • Time: 2 PM
  • Location: Yahoo! Campus: 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale CA Building D, 1st Floor Yahoo!Opoly.

Notes from the Meeting[edit]

  • Goals
    • Awareness - Our awesomeness, other projects
    • Activity/Engagement - Edit/Upload
    • Support the Foundation - Donation Jar & Mobile Uploading
  • Assumption: Majority of interactions will be 2 min or less
  • To Prepare
    • 1) JON: Guess the Language - JON to get url from AUSTIN. MICAH may help improve the visuals.
    • 2) JON: Recent Changes Visualization
      • a) Harass BRIAN: Leverage Twitter Vision to put Recent Changes on an animated map.
      • b) Backup: just project the IRC channel
    • 3) JAMES: Time Lapse Video of an article growing
    • 4) JON: Featured Images Slideshow
    • 5) JAMES: Task cards to hand out to get people to contribute to an article
    • 6) JAMES: Donation Global
  • Print Materials
    • 1) Posters
      • a) MICAH: Mobile Wikipedia & Donate via short code
      • b) EUGENE to ask for help: Commons Poster
    • 2) Leaflets
      • a) How to Edit - JON write, STEVEN copy edit, MICAH visuals
      • b) How to Upload - JON write, STEVEN copy edit, MICAH visuals
    • 3) JON: Trading Cards - Need to ask CAREY for card stock.
    • 4) CAREY: Annual Reports
    • 5) JAMES & STEVEN: Bookmarks: Edit page, Upload images, Donate, Reference desk
    • 6) JAY: Scwag - Stickers, Pins, Pencils, T-Shirts?
    • 7) MICAH: Existing published visualizations of Wikipedia activity.
  • Logistics
    • 1) JON: Volunteers & Shifts. - 3 Hour Shifts. 2/3 per slot for 2 days.
    • 2) JON: Computers/Power/Network - From Jay, Carey
    • 3) JON: Secure a booth
    • 4) DENISE: Projector/LCDs

Summary of items above we need help from the foundation:

    • 3) JON: Trading Cards - Need to ask CAREY for card stock.
    • 6) JAY: Scwag - Stickers, Pins, Pencils, T-Shirts? -
    • Logistics 4) DENISE: Projector/LCDs

We'll review our progress and next steps at the next meeting on April 10

Attendees[edit]

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  • I've reserved a room at the Yahoo! Campus in Sunnyvale for the meeting. Please list your user name and full name below so I can clear it with Yahoo! Security ahead of time.

Attending[edit]

  • Malpern (talk) 23:32, 1 March 2010 (UTC) - Micah Alpern
  • Woot! Wikimedian's invade Yahoo! --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 23:43, 1 March 2010 (UTC) -- Jon Davis
  • Stephen (talk) 18:36, 8 March 2010 (UTC) - Stephen LaPorte
  • James Salsman 22:59, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
  • EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:53, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Maybe Attending[edit]

  • Jack Herrick from wikiHow. Hope to see y'all there.
  • Pat, if I can figure out how to get down there. Meh, I misunderestimated how long it would take to get down there via Caltrain. Was looking forward to helping out with Maker Faire :(
  • Guillaume Paumier, if I can figure out how to get down there. Actually, as much as I like you guys, I'm not going to spend ~5 hours in public transportation for a ~2 hour meetup. guillom 15:41, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Luca de Alfaro
  • George William Herbert - Definite maybe, I'm pretty busy this weekend but I'd like to make time and be there if I can.

Pre-Meeting Planning Notes Maker Faire[edit]

  • Contact O'Reilly to get a double wide/better space
  • INTERACTIVE is the word of the day
  • Volunteers Saturday & Sunday
    • 3 hour shifts
    • At least 2 people
    • 1 extra commons photog separate
    • One or two people help on Friday depending on complexity
  • Make stuff before hand
    • Games are important
      • Guess the WP language
      • Wiktionary tie definition game?
      • Trading Card Game
      • Reliable sources quiz?
      • Quiz buzzer?
        • Touch screens would be AMAZINGLY useful
      • Photo scavenger hunt/bingo
        • Scout Friday night and make something up?
        • Contact groups going to be there in advance and work something out?
        • Place "Q" Cards about. Little cards w/ logo and code to take pictures of
    • Wandering Commons photographers uploading with Eye-Fi cards
      • Present live images from the cards, upload to commons (email upload usability request)
      • Have the ability to give short URLs? (someone should put this and email upload in bugzilla)
    • Have small macro object booth
      • Present images live, upload to commons
    • Marketing Materials:
    • Present the other projects?
    • plan to proofread materials at the next Meetup April 10th on Angel Island.
    • booth setup
      • how many tables?
        • Does foundation approve a LCD HDTV display for re-use in lobby?
          • can we physicially secure large display against accidental bumps?
        • and/or projector and screen
      • will we need our own cabling, power, conduits, coverings and safety markings?
      • will we need microphones and public address system for speakers?
      • best way(s) to secure cpus to booth?
    • Donation jar for the loose change/cash that isn't "tacky" (Point of contention from years past)
      • Hollow globe?
      • What about just "selling" symbolic items like t-shirts for donation prices? (e.g., $10 donation comes with a sticker)
  • Schedule Talks/Presentations/Howto's
    • Get a whiteboard to use
    • 15 minutes, tops
    • "Why it's cool" from the other projects
    • How to edit, and get someone from the audience to do so
    • How to upload on commons, get audience to do it
    • Give away more valuable swag for people that actually edit (T-shirts?)
      • Stickers
        • Mini-Commons!!!?
      • Tshirts
      • Books
        • Sell?