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The meetup in October 2014 at Café Allegro

This Seattle Meetup page coordinates the monthly series of events in the city, with a focus on the projects of Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, the group for outreach and discussion in the Pacific Northwest.

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This is the archive of past Wikipedia events in Seattle. For current events, visit WP:Meetup/Seattle.

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Archive[edit]

Monthly meeting, Th June 22 6 pm[edit]

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Art+Feminism, Saturday, May 6, 1-5pm[edit]

AF Logo.jpg

Despite its wide reach, content on Wikipedia suffers from the bias of its editors: white, technically inclined, English-speaking men that live in developed, majority-Christian countries. This represents an alarming absence of voices in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

In an effort to change this, the Jake is organizing a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, May 6th, 1 - 5 pm. Our mission is to bring together diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia editing, and improve its coverage of queer people and women of color in the arts.

We will provide childcare, snacks, and tutorials for the beginner editor.

Bring your laptop, power-cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. No previous Wikipedia experience required!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

What: Improving Wikipedia's coverage on queer and women artists of color
When: Saturday, May 6, 1-5pm
Where: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building #132, 1915 NE Chelan Ln, Seattle, Washington 98105
Who: People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
What to bring: A laptop and power cord. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affliated participants.

May 6 RSVP:

  • Bri (talk) 20:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Art+Feminism March 2017[edit]

Art+Feminism Learn to Edit Pre-session @ UW[edit]

  • When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017, from 12-2pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ UW[edit]

  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 9am-1pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington Research Commons, Cascadia Wikimedians, iArts, & iQueeries will jointly host an Art+Feminism event in March at the Research Commons.

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism! Our focus is on improving Wikipedia's representation of North American Indigenous art, Indigenous womxn artists, and Indigenous feminism.

We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, childcare, refreshments, and live streaming for those unable to attend.

Cost is free! Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend this event is welcome. Bring your own laptops and power cords (guest access to UW WiFi will be available).

Editing as Activism, February 22-23, 2017, University of Washington-Bothell[edit]

Part of the Wikipedia:Black WikiHistory Month series

Learn to Purposefully Edit Wikipedia[edit]

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Black History Month Edit-a-thon[edit]

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Wikipedia Day 16 - 2017, January 15, noon to 4pm[edit]

Please join us in celebrating Wikipedia Day 2017! We will be in the University of Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA, 47°39′25″N 122°18′19″W / 47.6570676°N 122.3054000°W / 47.6570676; -122.3054000 (Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA).

The venue is near the University of Washington light rail station as well as a Metro bus stop at E Stevens Way NE & Pend Oreille Road NE.

Agenda
  • Potluck lunch at noon - bring food / beverages!
  • Bring computers to edit
  • Present something if you would like!
  • We plan to synch up with NYC's Wikipedia Day 2017 from 2:30 to 3:30pm.

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2016[edit]

December annual meeting, Saturday, December 17, 2pm[edit]

The December meetup will be our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting and election of the Board of Directors. It will be in the University of Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA, 47°39′25″N 122°18′19″W / 47.6570676°N 122.3054000°W / 47.6570676; -122.3054000 (Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA). To join our video conference, please use this link https://zoom.us/j/2207426850

Agenda
  • Election of up to three board members
  • Financial report and budget plans
  • Plans for 2017
  • general discussion
Documents

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To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android
https://zoom.us/j/2207426850

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November meetup, Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above); should be upstairs this time, ask at counter if you don't know how to get there.

Agenda

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  • Unfortunately have to attend something else that night. SounderBruce 22:20, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Oops, when I signed up earlier, I forgot that this is my daughter's birthday. - Brianhe (talk) 00:44, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

October meetup, Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8:30pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above); should be upstairs this time, ask at counter if you don't know how to get there.

Agenda

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  • Add name here.

Seattle Wiknic 2016[edit]

The Great American Wiknic is an annual wiki-picnic held in cities across the United States on or around a common day every summer. The 2016 Seattle Wiknic will be on Saturday, July 16, 2016, 12pm to 3pm, at the Washington Park Arboretum.

Wikipedia data visualization - 10:00 am Friday, July 22nd 2016[edit]

This is copied from mw:DataViz Seattle hackathon, posted and organized by Yurik -

What: Join us as we host a one-day informal hackathon in Seattle, Washington. The focus will be around using the Graph extension to create interactive graphs, charts, and maps for Wikipedia. Demonstrations of how this extension allows editors to create static and interactive visualizations can be found on MediaWiki.org. We will meet with the Vega team from the UW Interactive Data Lab to discuss how Vega should evolve.

When: 10:00 am on Friday, July 22nd 2016

Where: University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. We will meet in the Data Science Studio, on the 6th floor of the Physics and Astronomy Tower.

How: If you're interested, sign up!

Who: Yuri Astrakhan, Senior Software Engineer from the Discovery department at the Wikimedia Foundation, with the support of the University of Washington Interactive Data Lab and the UW eScience Institute.

Note: This is a day before the OpenStreetMap State of the Map US conference.

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Memorial Day 2016[edit]

  • There will be a Wikimedians hike at Evans Creek Preserve (see www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/evans-creek-preserve. We meet at the *old* trailhead at 12 PM. Please bring cameras and/or tools suitable for taking notes (smartphone, tablet, or pencil and paper notepad). The reports are that there is plenty of wildlife. (You might want to bring bear spray just in case we encounter a bear.) The current weather forecast is for partial sun in the afternoon
  • There will likely be a break between the hike and the evening meeting.
  • At 6 PM, we will have our monthly meetup. We'll meet this time at the Redmond Town Center Starbucks. We can choose a place to eat after we all find each other. Agenda items include documenting the hike, upcoming GLAM and diversity conferences, WikiConference USA in San Diego, Wiknic planning, and a brief update about our 501(c)(3) and plans for the rest of 2016. There *may* be an announcement with news from WMF (I'm waiting to hear back follow up from an initial email.) There will likely be time for additional agenda items and open discussion.

Monthly meeting May 2, 2016, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above); should be upstairs this time, ask at counter if you don't know how to get there.

Agenda
  • Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, 2016
  • WikiConference USA 2016
  • Someone in Seattle should apply for Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot_Camp - travel probably funded
  • Outreach plans for the next several months
  • Wiki Loves Earth
  • WikiExpedition hike on Memorial Day weekend
  • Transit
  • QR codes
  • City of Seattle
  • QR codes
  • WikiAPA and other GLAM activities
  • Wiknic 2016

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Notes

  • I am glad Lane mentioned Boot Camp. I was going to mention this here or via email, too. I was able to attend this weekend activity back in 2013 and 1) found it to be very informational 2) met some fantastic, like-minded, enthusiastic Wikimedians, new and experienced, and 3) had a really great time. It would be great if someone else from Cascadia who is interested in collaborating with cultural institutions to attend this event. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:39, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Monthly meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above); should be upstairs this time, ask at counter if you don't know how to get there.

Agenda
  • Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, 2016
  • WikiCon 2016

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Monthly meeting Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above) in the back room.

Agenda
  • WikiCon 2016

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Monthly meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above) in the back room.

Agenda
  • WikiCon 2016

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Wikipedia 15 anniversary celebration, January 16, 2016, 12:15pm to 5pm[edit]

Wikipedia 15 meetup in Seattle, January 16, 2016

At UW in Communications 126 12:15 Potluck lunch 1:00 lightning talks and presentations

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  • Dennis Bratland (talk) 20:16, 16 January 2016 (UTC) Looks like I'm free now so I'll head over there.

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Monthly meeting Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above) upstairs.

Agenda

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  • SounderBruce: Conflicts with another meetup I have that day. See you guys at Wikipedia 15 instead.
  • --Pine 00:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

End-of-year party with Seattle TA3M and the Seattle Privacy Coalition, December 14, 2015[edit]

Lightning talks and pizza. See the mailing list for details.

List of talks

Annual members' meeting and Board of Directors meeting, December 13, 2015[edit]

The physical meeting will occur in Communications (CMU) room 126 at the University of Washington. There will be a Google Hangouts connection for remote attendance.

Agenda
  • Board election

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via telepresence

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Monthly meeting Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above), in the back room. Another group reserved the upstairs room.

Agenda
  • Planning for Wikipedia Day, 2016
    • Wikipedia Day Weekend Editathon series
  • WikiCon 2016

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  • SounderBruce: I'm attending the KCTS Ask the Governor event at UW that night (beginning at 7pm), so I can probably stay and chat for a little while.


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Monthly meeting Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above), in the back room. Another group reserved the upstairs room.

Note: changed to a day later than normal to accommodate attendees returning from WikiConference USA 2015.

Agenda
  • Reports on WikiConference USA 2015
  • Planning for Wikipedia Day, 2016
    • Wikipedia Day Weekend Editathon series
  • WikiCon 2016
  • Discussions with Doc James
  • Local GLAM engagement update (Seattle and Portland) including Art+Feminism
  • GLAM-Wiki US consortium
  • Moving our mail service due to cost considerations
  • Possible goals for UW expanded engagement
  • Wikipedia "game" "parties"?
  • Administrative workload sharing
  • Upcoming membership registrations and board elections
  • How to recruit more editors who stick, and/or do we try for popular events at GLAMs but have low goals for retention?
  • Seattle School District outreach
  • Website cosmetic update?

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WikiLab Logo, by Brother Benedict. Licensing: CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GFDL

University of Washington Fall Quarter "Wikipedia Lab" series[edit]

Starts October 5th. For more detail and to sign up, go here: Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/UWRCWikiLab

Date Theme Focus
10/5/2015 WikipediaLab: Women and the Sciences Women and Economics
10/12/2015 WikipediaLab: Women and the Sciences Women and Astronomy
10/19/2015 WikipediaLab: Women and the Sciences Women and Health Sciences
10/26/2015 WikipediaLab: Women and the Sciences Women and Technology
11/2/2015 WikipediaLab: Pacific Northwest Hawks & Huskies: Northwest Sports
11/9/2015 WikipediaLab: Pacific Northwest Native Americans in the Northwest
11/16/2015 WikipediaLab: Pacific Northwest The Port of Seattle as a Site of Labor
11/23/2015 WikipediaLab: Pacific Northwest Water, Ecology & Sustainability
11/30/2015 WikipediaLab: Pacific Northwest Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Economy of the Pacific Northwest

September Seattle Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon[edit]

We created at least six articles and edited at least one additional article at this editathon:

  1. Kaili Chun
  2. Eva Fong Chang
  3. George Chann
  4. Harry K. Shigeta
  5. Midori Kono Thiel
  6. Toshio Aoki
  7. Yoong Bae

Monthly meeting Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above), in upstairs room.

Agenda
  • Discussion with WMF employee Brion Vibber, including prep work for WebM VP9 support (links to follow)
  • Preview of video celebrating 5 million edits to ENWP
  • Discussion with Brion about using Quarry to get stats for media files
  • Request for feedback
  • Used camera and lens show & tell (Sony Alpha 5000 with 16-50mm lens); hopefully an acquisition for Cascadia Wikimedians that can be loaned out (plus a memory card), pending CWUG Board approval and grant funding from WMDC or WMF. Good attributes: pocketable, ease of use, performance per dollar, low cost, reasonable performance even in low light, NFC, and Wifi. Problem: nonfunctional flash, although it may be repairable.
  • Fall 2015 events
  • UW and Cascadia Wikimedians events for fall 2015
  • September 17th Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon (see below)


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Monthly meeting August 11, 2015, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above), in upstairs room.

Agenda
  • Videography (see Discussion at bottom)
  • Wikimania 2015 report
  • Fall 2015 events
  • UW and Cascadia Wikimedians events for fall 2015
  • Wikipedia Day 2016-01-15. Peaceray is suggesting these candidate dates in Cascadia:
    • Vancouver, Saturday, 16 Jan
    • Seattle, Sunday, 17 Jan
    • Portland, Monday, 18 Jan, Martin Luther King Day (Another Believer agrees with latter)
  • Discussion of multimedia and other technical subjects with Brion
  • (optional) Report on meetings with Wiki Community Ireland

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Looking forward to it, and maybe over Thai noodles, you can explain what Nathan Fillion was doing in a Kirkland tavern. Say 5:15? — Brianhe (talk) 19:30, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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Discussion

There has been a lot of talk in the Wikipedia community about producing more video. I have a friend in Seattle who is a videographer and amateur filmmaker. She is planning to attend this meetup and bring her camera. Could one of you, any of you, all of you be prepared to give a short presentation on anything Wikipedia related so that she can record you? I am floating the idea that a videographer would be useful to have at Wikipedia events, both to capture presentations by scheduled speakers and also to give any Wikipedian the opportunity to present in a video. If anyone would be willing to be recorded then I would appreciate it. Perhaps plan to speak for 3 minutes explaining any Wikipedia topic when you are in a corner of Allegro and the camera is stationary on you. In the longer term, I am hoping that there can be assistance in helping Wikipedians film video with slidesets, as here. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:44, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

July 27, 2015 Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle, 6pm to 9pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above), in upstairs room. Please see WikiProject Seattle.


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  • PraetorianFury (talk) I can't make anything on a weekday. I'm in Olympia, it's an hour and a half away without traffic and leaving at 5 would hit the worst of it dead center...

Notes

Wiknic! Sunday, July 5[edit]

The Great American Wiknic is an annual wiki-picnic held in cities across the United States on or around a common day every summer. The 2015 Seattle Wiknic will be on Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12pm to 3pm, at the Washington Park Arboretum.

Board business meeting, June 26 at Starbucks in "The Lodge" portion of Bellevue Square at 6:30pm[edit]

May be at tables just upstairs from Starbucks by door to parking garage

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Agenda

Programs
  • Seattle Wiknic 2015
  • Possibility of a joint State of the Map U.S. / WikiConference USA + SeaGL in the Seattle area for 2016
  • Friends of the Ballard Locks collaboration & visiting the Locks
  • UW collaboration
  • OHSU collaboration
  • Anything in BC?
  • WikiConference USA likely to be Friday 9 October - Sunday 11 October in Washington DC. Monday is Columbus Day. Travel scholarships will be available. Cascadia Wikipedians are invited to participate.
Partnerships
  • Programs
  • CascadiaNow!'s Rainingman festival over Labor Day weekend
  • Other potential joint programs and partnerships
  • Finance and administration
Wikimedia Conference 2015
  • Wikimedia Conference brief overview of Signpost report, discussion of takeaways for us
Finance, administration, and legal
  • Ratification of Cascadia.wiki account policy, to be done by Another Believer
  • WMDC grant report & status
  • 501(c)(3)
  • Credit card (important to keep business expenses contained inside of the org where possible, rather than billed to board members and reimbursed later)
  • Bylaw updates (modification: email consent; otherwise update per original agreement from earlier this year)
  • Withdrawal of annual plan?
  • Temporary withdrawal of background checks
  • See other comments from Alex
  • External funding with WA, OR, and or BC fundraising licenses (in WA, "charity" status)
  • 501(c)(3) benefits: easier to attract funding and in-kind support
  • VisualEditor training, including possible WMDC grant application
  • Any other updates from Brianhe
  • Any other updates from Peaceray
  • Any other updates from Pine
  • Budget for the remainder of this year:
  • Calendar of programs
  • New PEG request?
  • New WMDC request?
  • External funding?
  • Interim funding

Monthly meeting Monday, May 25 at Cafe Allegro, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

Upstairs!

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  • (Remotely). Pharos (talk) 00:39, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

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Agenda

UW Library Special Collections edit-a-thon, 4-25-2015, 10:30am-04:00pm[edit]

Go here for more info & to sign up.

Privacy and security themed editathon with Seattle TA3M at the Montlake Library, 4-19-2015, 1pm to 4:45pm[edit]

Go here for more info & to sign up.

Spring 2015 UW Community Data Science Workshops - register by April 3rd![edit]

Hi Cascadians! There will be another set of Community Data Science Workshops at UW starting on April 10th. Details here. Apply by April 3rd for best consideration. The series consists of one Friday evening and three saturday sessions. It is free and open to the public, and lunch is included! You don't need to know anything about programming or data science to participate. If you do already know a little Python, please consider registering as a mentor—these workshops require a lot of individual mentorship to work, and it's a lot of fun (and you might still learn something!). Ping me if you have any questions. Also: could someone post this annoucement to Cascadia.wiki? I don't have an account there yet. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 21:47, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I will work on posting it to Cascadia.wiki. Peaceray (talk) 22:06, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Eastside meetup March 24, 2015, 6-9 PM[edit]

Trying a new thing ... there will be an Eastside meeting on March 24 at the Bellevue KCLS Library, room 4, 6 to 9 PM. If we get decent attendance we make this an ongoing thing and try to make it between the regular Seattle meetups.

Directions and information

Agenda
  • Business discussions (hopefully these will be brief):
    • Washington State Secretary of State registration documents (and accompanying celebration)
    • New bank account
    • Annual plan updates/feedback
  • Content agenda:
    • Creation of video about how to use VisualEditor, inspired by our upcoming workshop at UW and feedback from the last workshop
    • General editing
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  • Oh, bummer - I had wanted, after many years, to attend a meetup again, and when I just checked it out, I was so happy to see it's on the Eastside, and at a time that would be very convenient for me - but just that day I have an extraordinary commitment. — Sebastian 00:32, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, we will count you as a vote in favor of continuing Eastside events. — Brianhe (talk) 01:31, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Any idea on when the next one may be? — Sebastian 15:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe next one. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 23:10, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm not able to make it this time. Was looking forward to working on the video. :-( ragesoss (talk) 23:45, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Monthly meeting March 10, 2015, 6pm to 8pm, at The Den Coffeehouse in Bothell[edit]

Venue

The Den Coffeehouse in Bothell.
Find it on a map: 47°45′37″N 122°12′01″W / 47.76035°N 122.2002564°W / 47.76035; -122.2002564 (The Den Coffeehouse)

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Editing Workshop: Learn to Contribute to Wikipedia! on February 13, 2015, 2 PM to 4 PM[edit]

Sign up at Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Editing workshop 2-13-2015

Wikipedia Editing Facilitation Training Workshop on February 13, 2015, 6 PM to 8 PM[edit]

Sign up at Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Facilitation Training Workshop 2-13-2015

Feminism+Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, February 14, 2015, from 9:30am - 1:30pm[edit]

University of Washington at Seattle Research Commons, details at ilovetoyouedit.wordpress.com/about-the-event/. Scheduled before WikiWomen's History Month due to scheduling logistics.

Sign up at Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Art+Feminism (February 2015)

Monthly meeting February 10, 2015, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above). This day is "Safer Internet Day". .

Agenda
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Cascadia board meeting, January 27 2015, from 6pm to 9pm[edit]

As announced on lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-cascadia, the next Cascadia Wikimedians User Group board meeting will be at the Mercer Island Library. If you plan to attend remotely, please note that.

Agenda (remaining business from last meeting)
Founding board members with voting responsibilities: AnotherBeliever, Brianhe, Peaceray, Pine, Mako, and Ragesoss.
  • Goals, budget and calendar. We can submit supplemental budget requests in May or later. We can also submit requests to WMDC for smaller items.
  • Strategic goals complete
  • 2015 calendar of projects and events
  • Added development of award scoring to the tasks for the Program Committee
  • 2015 goals
  • Changes to align with WMF Global Metrics
  • 2015 expenditures (almost complete)
  • Added budget line with $0 for dependent care expenses at events. We can take funds from the reserve and/or request supplemental funds if we decide to sponsor events where dependent care will be provided. We currently have no firm plans to do so, which is why the budget is currently $0.
  • Added $30 fee from Secretary of State for nonprofit corporation registration. This appears to be separate from and addition to the Department of Revenue business license cost.
  • Added Google Apps subscription fees. Once we become eligible for Google for Nonprofits, the apps subscriptions will be free.
  • 2015 income, may be adjusted if WMDC approves a grant request
  • 2015 2nd half stretch goals
  • Chair of the Board, Vice Chair of the Board, President, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Board Committee assignments
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Monthly meeting (and board meeting) January 13, 2015, 6pm to 10pm[edit]

At University of Washington Seattle Campus, in Communications 321.

Agenda
  • Feminism+Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9:30am - 1:30pm in UW Research Commons, details at www.ilovetoyouedit.wordpress.com
  • To discuss: A facilitator to come from Washington DC User Group to conduct an edit-a-thon training on the evening of Feb. 13 and/or to schedule a facilitator to come later in the spring.
Founding board members with voting responsibilities: AnotherBeliever, Brianhe, Peaceray, Pine, Mako, and Ragesoss.
  • Strategic goals
  • Board resolution to set annual dues
  • Goals, budget and calendar. We can submit supplemental budget requests in May or later. We can also submit requests to WMDC for smaller items.
  • Bylaws draft.
  • Appointments by the Board
  • Executive positions
  • Governance positions
  • Board Committee assignments
Notes
  • To accommodate board members who are away from Seattle on that date, Mako has graciously agreed to provide us with access to the Internet via UW so that we can video conference.
  • For non-board members: there won't be confidential business at this meeting, so everyone is welcome to attend. Although only Board votes will be counted, your good-faith comments and questions are welcome.
  • If any board members cannot make that date and time, please let us know. Google Hangout available so that people can attend remotely. If you plan to attend via phone or Google Hangout, please let us know here.
Attendees
Cascadia Wikimedians User Group board meeting 2015-01-13
Large picture: Bluerasberry—Inset: (left to right) Another Believer, Peaceray*, Ragesoss (Sage), Brianhe*, Pine*
*Attended in person at University of Washington, Seattle
  1. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 23:04, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. - Peaceray (talk) 07:34, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:46, 5 January 2015 (UTC) (remotely)
  4. I will be attending by video. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  5. Tentative. I'll be there by video if I'm available. I'll be in San Francisco for a rather work week.--ragesoss (talk) 22:39, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
  6. --Pine 20:05, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
  7. Brianhe (talk) 21:35, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
  8. I'd love to attend by video. --Mssemantics (talk) 18:34, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
  9. I'll be there for the first half, will let folks in the room, and can assist with facilitating Google Hangout if need be. Shameran81 (talk) 18:45, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
  10. Md gilbert (talk) 01:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Question

Are these Seattle meetup pages archived? If not, they probably should, especially if they are related to the Cascadia user group. I know we will discuss the website this evening, but I wonder if we might also want to have a designated page here at English Wikipedia for Cascadia-related notes, meetups, activities, etc. Of course, already have the Meta-Wiki page, so that may be overkill. I imagine most of our activities will take place here, though. ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:00, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I went ahead and created Wikipedia:Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, which essentially serves as a redirect to the Meta-Wiki page until we decide where we want to discuss most of our activities. No problem if we decide to delete, modify, or use the page. ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:10, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Monthly meeting December 2014[edit]

The December 2014 meetup is a joint holiday event with Seattle TA3M and the Seattle Privacy Coalition. It will feature lightning talks and an extended discussion of Wikimedia's interoperability with Tor. Information is available on the Cascadia Wikimedians public mailing list.

Event report
  • The signup spreadsheet had 30 unique registrations after removing one person who backed out and two duplicate entries, and I counted about 30 people present at the event.
  • Affiliations noted on the signup spreadsheet include TA3M Seattle, Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, the University of Washington, Seattle Privacy Coalition, and SURF Incubator.
  • We had six speakers. The presentations were about the following subjects:
  1. Overview of Surf Incubator
  2. Firmware manifesto to OEMs
  3. Privacy and Wikipedia Zero
  4. Ricochet instant messaging software
  5. Lightning photography with free software
  6. Overview of the Seattle Privacy Coalition
  • We had a roundtable discussion about editing Wikipedia through Tor and open proxies.
  • We had more pizza than we needed (:
  • Anecdotal reports are that the venue was good, the food was good, the presentations were good, and the networking was good.
  • The suggestion has been made that we hold a similar event in December of next year.

Report by --Pine 00:42, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

November 2014[edit]

Community Data Science Workshops[edit]

As we discussed at last week's meeting, Mako, Frances Hocutt and I are organizing a series of free, public workshops that use Wikimedia data to teach people programming and data science skills. The first sessions are on November 7th and 8th. Go here for more information and to register, and contact Mako or me if you'd like to volunteer/mentor! Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 18:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Monthly meeting October 14, 2014, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above)

Agenda
  • Unconference
  • Learn to edit/edit-a-thon at UW for undergrads/the general UW community (introduction, organization, soliciting volunteers to participate) Msengul (talk) 21:31, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
  • GLAM events / outreach
  • Bylaws - Peaceray (talk) will bring a print version of Wikimedia DC's bylaws

Probably attending

Maybe attending


Probably not attending

  • Likely unable to make this one due to travel – Declangi (talk) 23:16, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Monthly meeting September 9, 2014, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

At Café Allegro (see Directions above)

Agenda

attending

  • Declan – Declangi (talk) 04:38, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  • --Pine 07:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC) plus about 5 others who hopefully will remember to sign.

regrets

Monthly meeting Sunday, August 17 at Cafe Allegro, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

Probably will attend

Benjamin Mako Hill and all, I'm in a traffic backup that I hope will clear any minute. --Pine 00:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

May attend

  • Dennis Bratland (talk) 01:22, 29 July 2014 (UTC) Can't promise anything but I hope I can make it.
  • Mihaister (talk) 22:39, 1 August 2014 (UTC)) Busy day for me, but I'll try to come.
  • --Mssemantics (talk) 14:39, 13 August 2014 (UTC) I moved to Vashon the day before I left for Wikimania (e.g., I've yet to unpack!), and my parents will be in town this weekend. So, I'll do my best to attend, but I'm 50/50 right now.
  • Summer family time but I will try to make it. -- Brianhe (talk) 01:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Probably will not attend

  • At a recent meetup in Boston some Wikipedians in Boston tentatively said that they will host the national meta:WikiConference USA in Boston next summer, with hope that in 2-3 years there can be one in Seattle or Portland. I helped organize this last one in NYC and would like someday to help bring one to Seattle. Sorry guys - I am still in NYC and will not be at this meetup. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:02, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Agenda

  • Meet and greet
  • Discussion of IEG research projects by Mssemantics and Libcub
  • Discussion of Wikimedia Cascadia

Wiknik! Sunday, July 6[edit]

Archived at Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Wiknic/2014

Monthly meeting Thursday, June 12 at Cafe Allegro, 6pm to 8pm[edit]

Mssemantics and I showed up. We walked around several times, but didn't see anyone who looked like they were there for the meetup. We stayed till 6:30p. Hope to see you all next month! Libcub (talk) 02:38, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Mssemantics and Libcub, sorry, as I said in my email to Mssemantics I was stuck, stuck, stuck in traffic. I got here around 7. I think that traffic affected at least one other person who planned to attend, and someone else had something come up. Private discussion sent via email to Mssemantics, feel free to share with Libcub. --Pine 02:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

RSVP

Agenda

  • Meet and greet
  • Discussion of IEG research projects by Mssemantics and Libcub
  • Discussion of Wikimedia Cascadia
  • Invitations to TA3M and other groups
  • Location and timing

Monday, May 19, 2014 meeting[edit]

We will meet at 6 PM at Black Coffee Coop, 501 E. Pine St; Seattle, WA 98122. The meeting is open to the public. At 7 PM we will join the Techno Activism 3rd Monday (TA3M) meeting in the same coffee shop. We are inviting TA3M members to come early to participate in the Wikimedia portion.

RSVP[edit]

--Pine 06:50, 13 May 2014 (UTC) and others have confirmed via email

Ima be there - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 15:58, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Community Data Science Workshops[edit]

I'm helping Benjamin_Mako_Hill with a series of programming workshops at UW, focused on learning how to use data science tools & methods to explore large public datasets. Because we are who we are, we'll be working with a lot of Wikipedia data. The workshops will take place on three saturdays between April and May. Participation is free and open to the public. You don't have to have any experience with programming, science, etc. to participate—that's kind of the point, in fact. Signup instructions are on the website! Ping me or Mako if you have questions. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 18:38, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikiconference USA 2014[edit]

Hello! In New York City Friday 30 May - Sunday 1 June Wikiconference USA will be held as a national United States Wikipedia meetup hosted by Wikimedia New York City and Wikimedia DC. All are welcome to attend. Scholarship applications to cover travel expenses are accepted until the end of March and presentation submissions are requested until that time but can be accepted until closer to the conference.

In previous years New York City conferences have gathered 150 attendees. At this conference we are hoping for more people to attend.

It would be nice if participants and supporters of the Seattle meetup could attend. Anyone with questions may contact me or any of the other organizers, or post on the conference website. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:02, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


Archive of past meetings[edit]

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April 8, 2014 at 6pm[edit]

Please note the change of date and time. Sign if you're planning to come. Thanks!

--Pine 07:36, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
- J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 23:33, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

February and March 2014[edit]

No meetings

January 11, 2014[edit]

Change for this month to accommodate people's availabilities: This month we'll meet at the University of Washington HUB Pagliacci Pizza on January 11 at 6 PM for dinner and conversation. (Bring or buy your own food.) Please sign up below with four tildes (~~~~)). There may also be a second meeting later in the month with Wikimedia visitors from outside our area.

  • Regrets - won't be available until June. — Brianhe (talk)
  • --Pine 01:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I will attend virtually by Skype. Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:31, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Regrets I can make it. Currently I'm working on new maps on Black River (Duwamish River) and Black River (Duwamish River) and other terraforming projects. Also going to photograph the mayor/city council inauguration. Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:33, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
    • I thought I could come but too many chores today. If anyone's on Google chat I can connect. My Skype is on the fritz. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 02:07, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll be joining by Skype as well. Blurpeace 09:33, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll also probably join by Skype.--Pharos (talk) 01:55, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I will attend virtually by Skype (can someone tell me the details of configuring the Skype call/the username or group name I should find?)-- OR drohowa (talk) 17:25, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • OR drohowa I'll send an email when the time gets closer. --Pine 05:54, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll be there! —mako 18:47, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

December 10, 2013[edit]

An ad hoc meeting in Kirkland, Washington was set up off-wiki. — Brianhe (talk) 16:38, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

November 12, 2013[edit]

Monthly meeting at Cafe Allegro, 7–8 PM. Please sign up below with four tildes (~~~~))

  • Pine 18:44, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
  • - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 20:25, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Brianhe (talk) - three tilde guy
  • Dennis Bratland (talk) Cross my fingers that I can make it.
    • Am I the first one here? Unpossible. In the back by the bathroom. Wearing a Wikipedia button. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:14, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Limesave 09:04, 11 November 2013 (UTC) Fairly new to the WP editing scene but I'll see what I can do.
  • mako 03:06, 13 November 2013 (UTC) (Wait... That's now. Gotta go!)

Regrets[edit]

Wikimedia Research & Data Hackathon, November 9th, 2013[edit]

Hi all! First off, it was great to meet you today and/or see you again. I'm thrilled that my first Seattle Meetup was so well-attended and interesting.

I mentioned during the event that I'm coordinating the Seattle Research & Data Hackathon on Saturday, November 9th. This inaugural research hackathon will be a relatively informal event: there's a broad proposed agenda here, but we can really make the day whatever we want. Probably topics of conversation/collaboration include:

  • research tools and datasets (and how to use them)
  • burning research questions (and how to ask and answer them)
  • ongoing research projects (and how to get involved)
  • new research projects (...you get the idea).

The hackathon is for both interested local Wikipedians and students and researchers from UW. The event will be held semi-concurrently with other hackathons in Minnesota, San Francisco, the UK, and elsewhere, hosted by WMF researchers and Wikipedians from around the world. There will be open IRC channels and Google Hangouts throughout the day so that we can share ideas and even collaborate with the other sites and with Wikipedians who don't have a hackathon in their area.

Afterwards, I'd be happy to re-convene somewhere on the Ave for food and drink. Please sign up, spread the word, and let me know if you have any questions!

I look forward to seeing you at next months' meetup if not sooner. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 05:24, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

I just posted a bunch more information about the hackathon next Saturday here. Hope to see you there! Ping me if you have any questions. Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 03:56, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

October 8, 2013[edit]

Ada Lovelace Day and Wikipedia Loves Libraries October 12 or 13[edit]

Ada Lovelace Day will be commemorated on October 12-13 at Seattle InfoCamp at the University of Washington. This will also be the Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries event for Open Access Week This conference will include an editathon in which people contribute to articles on women scientists.

See Seattle InfoCamp. Please post on the talk page or write to user:bluerasberry if you would like a scholarship to cover the entrance cost to this conference.

  • I am presenting Wikipedia on Saturday 12 October and will be there for morning sessions on Sunday 13 October. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:05, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

September 9 2013[edit]

If anyone else is here at the Allegro for the meetup: I'm in the "GS8" t-shirt, at a table near the center of the main room, come join me. - Jmabel | Talk 02:01, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Looks like no one else showed up. I'm out of here. - Jmabel | Talk 03:14, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Special event - Open Science Hackathon at HUB near Smith Tower 7 August 2013[edit]

The HUB Seattle is hosting an open science hackathon on Wednesday 7 August at 5:45. No science background required! This group is seeking to become more wiki-oriented. See details at

Tuesday 14 May 2013[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at Café Allegro at 7pm. The first person to arrive, please post where you're sitting if Allegro's wi-fi is working.

Planning to attend:

  1. Dennis Bratland (talk) 13:50, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
  2. Jmabel | Talk 19:09, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
    • I'm at the middle four-top in the main room. - Jmabel | Talk 01:52, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
  3. Your name here! Sign with ~~~~ (four tildes) to automatically insert your name.

Regrets:

  • I am still in NYC. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:53, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm feeling a bit under the weather this month, next time.Liquidzoot (talk) 22:15, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Tuesday 2 April 2013[edit]

  • SodaAnt Talk 02:11, 3 April 2013 (UTC) I'm at the very back of the back room wearing a black jacket.
    • Hang on. I'm running late. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 02:27, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
      • Looks like I was too late. I'll hang around anyway. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 02:57, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
        • Yeah, bad timing there, I left around 10 minutes ago, somehow missed your post that you were running late. Sorry about that. SodaAnt Talk 03:02, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Planning to attend:

  • sign here with ~~~~
  • Dennis Bratland (talk) 16:41, 18 March 2013 (UTC) I will try to print a sign with a Wikipedia logo on it and put it at the table. I think the best place to sit is one of the large tables in the first floor back room, where the bathroom is.
  • SodaAnt Talk 17:49, 2 April 2013 (UTC) I will hope to be there, as long as I can somehow remember.

Regrets:

  • Brianhe (talk) 17:19, 30 March 2013 (UTC) Oops, will be on spring break road trip!

Tuesday 5 March 2013[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at the usual place and time - Café Allegro at 7pm.

Planning to attend:

  • sign here with ~~~~
  • Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:14, 6 March 2013 (UTC) Sitting back by the big dictionary if you're looking for me.
  • Brianhe (talk) 23:30, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Yworo (talk) 19:18, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Yawnbox (talk) 03:06, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Regrets:

  • sign here with ~~~~

Disorganization:

Well, I was at Allegro. They said whoever had the upstairs reserved had cancelled. I went up anyway and there was a hip-hop group, who said they had the room reserved. If there are Wikipedians here, damn if I know who they are/were. What a waste of time. Yworo (talk) 03:26, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to hear - I think Dennis was probably the guy singing hip-hop. Anyway, I messaged you on your talk page. Let's talk about Seattle Wikipedia stuff some time. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:33, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I did finally connect with them shortly before the meeting broke up. They weren't upstairs and weren't obviously all on Wikipedia, so I didn't know how to identify them. Yworo (talk) 22:54, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

December 8th 2012: Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

The 2012 Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Seattle is planned. It's Dec 8th 10am-3pm at Seattle Public Library, and we'd love to have you there, and hear your ideas about what to edit. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:19, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Tuesday 6 November 2012[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at the usual place and time - Café Allegro at 7pm.

Planning to attend:

  • Still planning on being there unless something comes up. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 01:28, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Election day, huh. Well I already voted so OK. — Brianhe (talk) 03:36, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Tuesday is 4 November not 6 November. This time I might be able to make it! Are we discussing any theme in particular at this meeting? --Pine 17:11, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Um ... Are you looking at the right year's calendar? Today is Saturday the third; Tuesday will be the sixth. — Brianhe (talk) 17:25, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Right year, wrong month. I was looking at December. --Pine 18:22, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Question how do we recognize the Wikipedians? Cafe Allegro can be a crowded place. --Pine 22:53, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Well, I have a Wikipedia sticker on my laptop. Brian and I will probably have motorcycle helmets sitting around. A while ago, I ordered some Wikipedia buttons to wear, but no sign of them yet. There's usually about 5 people in the cafe at that time, and you can always just ask. Or print a Wikipedia logo on a piece of paper and put it on your table. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:49, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, something has happened and I won't be able to make it tonight. --Pine 22:29, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  • sign here with ~~~~

Tuesday 2 October 2012[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at the usual place and time - Café Allegro at 7pm.

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

September 2012: Wikipedia Takes Seattle![edit]

Wikipedia Takes Seattle in September 2012! As part of the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments photo scavenge hunt, local Seattle Wikipedians will be meeting in September for a photo tour of a neighborhood in the city. After the tour people upload their photos and collectively we make sure that the photos are integrated into local Wikipedia articles.

Planning to attend
  • Dennis Bratland (talk) 01:23, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I'd love to help Yawnbox (talk) 00:27, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I'll probably attend if someone can clarify where/when. - Jmabel | Talk 05:04, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  • This sounds like a wonderful idea, I'm in on the effort - angrytoast (talk) 09:14, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Remark: Among the most target-rich environments would be Downtown/First Hill, or for residential architecture any of the following: Central District, Queen Anne Hill, Fremont. Another possibility would be an expedition to, say, Thurston County. - Jmabel | Talk 15:41, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I will be attending along with my 2 year old. Ashlinero (talk) 19:45, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • I'd love to help Strangerette (talk) 15:28, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Sounds fun. Have you considered using the map feature of Flickr to use photos that have already been taken? SeattleBrad (talk)
  • sign here with ~~~~
Regrets
  • I am attending virtually! I will help with picture sorting. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:45, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Illin! :( Will try to get to the U-Dist next month. Shannon Garcia (talk) 15:35, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Tuesday 7 September 2012[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at the usual place and time - Café Allegro at 7pm. The topic, again, will be the September Wikipedia Takes America/Seattle contest. Will it happen? Who? How?

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

  • sign here with ~~~~

Tuesday 7 August 2012[edit]

This month's regular meeting will be at the usual place and time - Café Allegro at 7pm. The topic of this meeting will be the September Wiki Loves Monuments contest. In this contest, people take pictures of local monuments and upload them to Wikimedia Commons to increase access to free media about this area.

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

  • Sorry, I'll be at National Night Out. See you next month. Dennis Bratland (talk) 15:21, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
  • I have other commitments that evening, but please do keep me posted on any plans. As some of you know, I've done a lot of this sort of images here. There may be much more to do in Thurston County than elsewhere near Seattle, and that might merit an expedition. In any case, Wikipedia:WikiProject Washington/Requested Photos may be of interest, though some of these may have been done now and no one removed them from the list. - Jmabel | Talk 05:17, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Seattle Wiknic Sunday June 24[edit]

In June we met at Golden Gardens park in Ballard for a picnic.

Tuesday 1 May 2012[edit]

A digital library is a repository for media which has been digitally preserved. In this Age of Internet it would be possible to share more media with more people if more media could be freely distributed. Wikipedia Campus Ambassador at the University of Washington will be present at this meeting if anyone wants to discuss sharing digital media.

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

  • I just got a temporary job and am moving to NYC for a few months. I really regret leaving Seattle especially at this time of year. I just went to a Portland Wikipedia meetup and they have a good community. I hope that the Seattle community can also develop, and I would be happy to support this meetup any way that I could while I am gone. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:43, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I can't attend this month's meetup after all. But I hope to attend soon. It'll be nice to meet more Wikipedians IRL. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 22:39, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Summary:

  • I made it tonight but I didn't know what Dylanflesch looked like. We'll need to put up a sign next time. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:42, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Tuesday 3 April 2012[edit]

On 16 April 7pm in room 133 at University of Washington's Gates Hall there is a meeting of the organization Science Online. This organization promotes greater access to science data through the internet. To coincide with this event, this Wikipedian meeting on 3 April at Café Allegro has the theme of the value of information to companies, organizations, and individuals. Come join us to talk about Wikipedia and access to information.

Planning to attend:

Also user:rainbowofpeace and user:marvelinthesky

Regrets:

  • Semi-regrets: I'll try to drop by, but will definitely be late if I can make it at all. - Jmabel | Talk 15:20, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
    • For the record: I showed up halfway through. - Jmabel | Talk 15:34, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Tuesday 6 March 2012[edit]

March is WikiWomen's History Month! There are two issues for discussion. One is Wikipedia articles about Seattle women. The other is the gender gap on Wikipedia - most editors are male! Why is this? Let's talk about it over coffee! Bring any other issues you have to the table.

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

Tuesday 7 February 2012[edit]

Seattle is a world center for promoting open access projects, particularly in the sciences. Since the media currently is talking about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act, the theme of this meeting will be open access. Note that there is a WikiProject Open Access to coordinate the development of articles related to this topic!

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

Tuesday 3 January 2012[edit]

2012 is the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair and the city is planning a summer party. Lots of people will be talking about Seattle history and current conditions. When these people go to Wikipedia looking for information we should be ready to ask them to become Wikipedia editors. Let's talk about this, and we will also make time to discuss any attendee's Wikipedia interests.

Planning to attend:

Tuesday 6 December 2011[edit]

Tour of Wikipedia! Wikipedia does many things. At this meeting we will take a tour of many of the work areas on Wikipedia and assess interest for future meetings.

Planning to attend:

Regrets:

Meeting summary - We toured the site with new users and reviewed each others' work. We talked about how to get access to copyrighted journal articles by using community resources such as libraries.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle 2012[edit]

The 2012 Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Seattle is planned. It's Dec 8th 10am-3pm at Seattle Public Library, and we'd love to have you there, and hear your ideas about what to edit. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:19, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Tuesday 25 October[edit]

Past meetings in Seattle are posted at WP:meetup/Seattle.

7 people attended! See above link for details.

2012 Seattle Wiknic[edit]

The second annual Seattle Wiknic was on Sunday June 24th, 2012 at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard, 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Details are here.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries - October 2011[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/seattleWLL

Tuesday October 25, 7-9pm Allegro Coffee in University District

A Google map of Allegro Coffee is here.

Wikipedia is encouraging local communities to organize Wikipedia Loves Libraries events this October. The primary topic for discussion is creating or improving the Wikipedia articles about local library resources so that researchers can use Wikipedia as a tool by means through which they can find reference materials.

Seventh meetup[edit]

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle7

You ought to be outside picnicking anyway, so why not go to a place with other Wikipedians doing the same thing? Wikipedia is promoting June 25 as an international Wikipedia picnic day, the Wikipedia:Wiknic!

Reddit, another popular information website, has an active Seattle community which was already organizing a picnic at Golden Gardens Park on this day. Their organizers have asked Wikipedians to join in and share common interests in information sharing, the beach, and barbecue.

The link to the Reddit picnic can be found here. Please join!

Sixth meetup[edit]

Sessions: April 8 and April 18, 2009 See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle6 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

Note that this is to gather Wikipedians, but not in the traditional style of a meetup. Our research group, from the University of Washington (Seattle campus), is looking for user input to help design an application that will eventually be released to the Wikipedia community. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle6 for more information.

Fifth meetup[edit]

tentative: June 19, 2008 See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle5 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

Still in the planning phases. Some researchers at the University of Washington have expressed interest in helping organize this meetup.

Fourth meetup[edit]

September 9, 2006. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle4 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

Topics of conversation included:

  • Linkspam, paid editing, and public relations flacks. There was a general sense the Wikipedia is attempting a "Just Say No" policy and that, like the U.S. government War on Drugs, it isn't working.
  • A broad conversation about original research, Verifiability, intellectual honesty as the "missing pillar", overcitation, civility and admin behavior (including "Jimbo dropping in out of the blue to ban somebody"), the "gap between written and actual policy".
  • Further work on articles about the Pacific Northwest.

Third meetup[edit]

14 January 2006 See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle3 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

Topics of conversation included:

Second meetup[edit]

15 January 2005 See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle2 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

Topics of conversation included:

  • Wikipedia Signpost, Wikipedia's new internal newspaper, started by Michael Snow.
  • SeattleWiki [1], started by Matiasp.
  • Possible contact with small, local history museums; DanKeshet and Jmabel followed up to the point of writing Wikipedia:Museum projects, though there has not yet been systematic outreach.
  • Whether some (maybe 1%?) of articles are either sufficiently controversial or sufficient "vandal magnets" that our normal, open way of free-for-all editing may just not work for these; suggestion of starting dialogue on alternatives. Jmabel will probably try to start discussion on this.
  • Larry Sanger's recent criticisms of Wikipedia, and the issues of elitism/anti-elitism
  • ... and we pretty much all seem to think Seattle is ready to be a featured article.

First meetup[edit]

6 November 2004 See Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle1 for a more detailed account of this meetup.

The first Seattle Meetup took place Saturday, 6 November 2004 at the Seattle Central Library and was a great success. Decumanus says it was "fantastic". Participants came from a geographic area ranging from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Topics of discussion included:

  • How to get librarians to understand Wikipedia so they might consider it worthy of being an authorative source. (Within days after the meeting, this led to a pretty good start on a document at Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia.)
  • Licensing issues
  • Possible software changes that might allow POV-type overlays
  • Wikipedia war stories about POV warriors, trolls, etc.
  • BryceHarrington regaled us with tales of the wild and wooly early days of GNUPedia and Nupedia, and how he made the leap to Wikipedia.
  • User:Jwrosenzweig earned our sympathy with his stories about being on the arbitration committee, a thankless task for which none of us seemed to envy him.
  • We came to a quasi-agreement, mostly through a nodding of heads, that a system of committees that might judge the worthiness of questionable content (rather than just violation of Wikipedia rules per se), might save everyone lots of pain and heartache. As of November 12, however, no one has begun fleshing this into a concrete proposal.

After initially gathering at the coffee cart we moved to the 10th floor, under the slanted roof designed by Rem Koolhaas We also tried our hands at Michael Snow's Wikipedia quiz.

At six o'clock most of us adjourned to have dinner in Seattle's International District, at a Chinese restaurant, Hing Loon.