Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco 4

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San Francisco 4
the return of the meetup
  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 4
  Date: November 10, 2007
  Time: 3:30PM
  Place: Ferry Building, SF
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Date and time[edit]

Vote moved to talk page Let's go for ... Saturday, November 10, 2007 at (roughly) 3:30pm until ??:??!??


If nothing else presents itself... let's meet at the Ferry Building, indoors by Peets Coffee.

at the big tables by Peet's coffee: between #43 & #45 on this map.


  • Add your name to the Invite list if you want to be invited on your talk page to future meetups.. thanks!


  • Leave a note for phoebe or post here.

Q: Why should I attend?

A: because it's great to get to know other local wikipedians!

Q: Okay, but why 'else'?

A: because wikipedians are inherently intelligent & interesting people!

Q: Will free WiFi be available?

A: If you help find a place to meet where it is available ;) I don't think there's any at the ferry building.-- phoebe/(talk) 19:55, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
According to a Google search, there is Free WiFi at the Ferry Building since 2005, but it's substandard.

Q: CTP How many East Bay people show up?

A: A few, and a few from Davis, Santa Cruz, the South Bay... I live in the East Bay myself. Georgewilliamherbert 23:10, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Oakland California skyline.jpg Oaktown Pride
Gee, where am I from? Binksternet 00:58, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Q: Would this be more appropriate for those working for the Wikimedia foundation? Would it be appropriate for a minor to be there? Thanks Marlith T/C 02:29, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

This is a friendly and casual get-together for anyone interested, but especially for active Wikipedia editors. Minors are welcome as far as I am concerned, though the group has occasionally gone to a pub or bar after the meetup. -- phoebe/(talk) 22:56, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Q: So, how was it? Marlith T/C 03:54, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Q: Yes, I'd like to know how it went, too. I didn't see the geonotice until after 9 pm the day of the meetup. -- CWesling 05:24, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

A: It wasn't all that bad. Although it started out in a very wet start, it was your basic meet-and-greet. Pheobe said that the next meetup might be sometime in January, where we might tour the buiding that holds the Internet Archive. --wL<speak·check> 07:26, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Notification discussion[edit]

There are a lot of people in the SF area who might be interested in announcements of Wikipedia meetups. What's the best way to get in touch with all of them? Is it worthwhile starting another local-area-people mailing list? If so, where (and what should it be called?)

Please discuss! -- phoebe/(talk) 23:09, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, something popped up when I came on today, so good work!! I really need reminding (and have "watched" this page). Sounds like fun. --Tinned Elk 22:53, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Ahh, phooey. I checked back a couple of times, but didn't see this in time to make my plans, and I'll be at Golden Gate Fields, helping a friend celebrate her birthday. So I am heartily in favor of an email list. I really want to meet other W'pedians - I like smart, interesting people. Jennifer Brooks 17:25, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

I gave you an unrequested geonotice. Seems like Tinned Elk just confirmed that it works. ;) --Gmaxwell 23:28, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I was wondering where the sudden influence of new people was from ;) I think a mailing list might be a good idea for non-notification stuff -- discussions around where to have meetups, etc -- the kind of thing not everyone might be interested in. -- phoebe/(talk) 05:13, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
I'd be all for a mailing list. William Pietri 01:31, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Why don't we paste notes to power polls like garage sales Marlith T/C 04:15, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Other meetups[edit]

San Francisco Bay Area Nov 2007
Featured speakers: Ingy döt Net, Casey West, Melissa Ness, Kevin Jones 
Palo Alto, 695 High St
Wednesday, November 7th 6:30pm

Hello badge[edit]


Hi, guys. I designed a WikiHelloBadge for the Nov 2007 NYC Meetup for anyone who wants to use it, so if people at other Meetups want to use it, feel free. The design is supposed to represent Wikipedians of every possible persuasion, at least symbolically. I made it a double image so that when you print it out, you can fold it in the middle and laminate it so that's it's double-sided (if you plan on hanging it instead of clipping it). I included spaces so that you can identify yourself by your real name, or your Wiki Username, or both, whichever you feel comfortable with. A high-res version of it is on its upload page. And if someone wants to use it at a Meetup in a location where a language other than English is spoken, feel free to modify the greeting into a different language! After all, it's in the public domain now, so all I ask is attribution! Cheers! Nightscream 17:07, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Hard evidence[edit]

Anybody take photos of the get-together? I couldn't make it 'cause work continued longer than I had hoped. Binksternet 00:33, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

I took pictures. Lots of pictures, or at least hopefully one of everyone. I will post them a little later, promise. I think I was told to post them on commons, so I shall have to do that... --ShakataGaNai 06:19, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
Ok. I come bringing pictures. I don't really remember who's who (bad memory for names), so I didn't put any reasonable description on any of the pictures and shoved em all in commons. I know, I probably should have put better descriptions, and categories too - but I'm not perfect. So if you see yourself (or someone you know), you might want to update the descriptions. Without further babling, here they are: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 --ShakataGaNai 08:39, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm picture 16 of that list. -- Prove It (talk) 17:00, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
I put all images into commons:Category:Wikimedia meetups in San Francisco. I'm happens to be on 5 and 12 :-) --EugeneZelenko 18:25, 11 November 2007 (UTC)