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Wikipedians in Sydney have met on various occasions.

A list of people interested in future meetups can be found at /Invite

Sydney Wikimedia Meetup, 10 December 2023[edit]

Community members are meeting to celebrate the end of the year in Sydney. See: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/December_2023

Sydney Wikimedia Meetup, 25 June 2023[edit]

Community members are meeting in Sydney. See: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/June 2023

Sydney Wikimedia Meetup (State Library of New South Wales), 16 December 2019[edit]

Sydney December Event is on 16 December 2019, the State Library of New South Wales hosted an event with Wikimedia Australia that focused on the Wikidata platform. Short talks were given by:

Liam Wyatt (Program Manager for WikiCite) Toby Hudson (University of Sydney) Geoff Barker (State Library of New South Wales) Matt Moore (Wikimedia Australia committee member) There were a total of 19 participants including representatives from State Library of New South Wales and the National Maritime Museum. Many of the participants were new to Wikidata so the workshop discussions focused on raising their awareness of the capabilities of Wikidata and identifying the applications that the platform might have to their operations. The session yielded positive feedback from participants with opportunities to further develop the use of Wikidata capabilities by participants and their institutions.

Attendee count: 19 Cost to Wikimedia Australia: no cost

State Library meetup with Mike Dickison, 2 December 2019[edit]

Mike Dickison (NZ wikipedian at large) will be at the state library of NSW on 2 December 2019 for most of the day, leaving before 4 pm. All wikipedians interested in Australasian biota (or in simply meeting with Mike to share ideas) would be most welcome. MargaretRDonald (talk) 09:03, 27 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Query: Peter Heenan (NZ botanist): species requiring articles

City of Sydney Library editathon, Sydney, 15 June 2019[edit]

For more information see the project page, and register here. Unfortunately it is the same day as the conference below! Rubicon49bce (talk) 05:07, 1 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 15 June 2019[edit]

For more information, please see Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 15 June 2019 via Kerry (talk) 10:18, 15 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

More info now at Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 15 June 2019 or register at Eventbrite Oronsay (talk) 03:49, 30 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Meeting up to take some photos?![edit]

See my message on Wikipedia:Australian Wikipedians' notice board#Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Sydney - time for a photo run?!

Meetup on Thursday 15 November 2018[edit]

Sorry about the short notice. A rare opportunity to meet a senior WMF person—Asaf Bartov—who is visiting Australia for the first time. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/15_November_2018. Tony (talk) 04:26, 11 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Meetup on Wednesday 12 September 2018[edit]

See: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/September 2018. Bidgee (talk) 09:56, 3 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Meetup on Saturday 26 May 2018[edit]

See: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/May 2018. Bahnfrend (talk) 06:17, 12 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Meetup on Saturday 13 January 2018[edit]

See: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/January 2018. Bidgee (talk) 22:11, 23 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Previous meetup: 15 September at 6PM at Petersham Bowling Club[edit]

Okay, let's make it thursday 15 September at 6PM at Petersham Bowling Club. I selected this place as it is (a) accessible by train - Petersham station (b) has some nice draught beers (c) has some nice food (d) has some quiet areas outside and people can chat without getting a hoarse voice by shouting over 100 decibels of muzak etc. (e) accessible by car with straightforward parking nearby.

So...who's in? @Ariconte: is this doable for you? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 15:35, 8 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I will be there..... Regards, Ariconte (talk) 22:28, 8 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Just received notification on my talkpage. Why? I provided three dates I could make it, and the date chosen isn't one of them. Tony (talk) 04:05, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Apologies @Tony1: it was automated, Ariconte could make it...we'll do another if this goes well. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:57, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I expect to make it. --99of9 (talk) 04:17, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I should be able to be there. --Mike (talk) 06:51, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply], @Aliaretiree:, @97198:, @Horst.Burkhardt:, @Privatemusings:, @Rubicon49bce:, just making sure you all see this. --99of9 (talk) 01:47, 12 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I'll be there. (talk) 06:58, 12 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Mme Mim and Dr-Victor-von-Doom + 1 will be attending. --Dr-Victor-von-Doom 02:57, 13 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Planning for next meetup[edit]

Possibly Monday 17 October in the early evening (say 6PM again). @Tony1: nominated 17 Oct as one of his possible days. Location ideas, Other Ideas? Regards, Ariconte (talk) 00:27, 16 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Those who attended two days ago might find it a bit soon for another event. I'm only interested if enough people will show up; and in any case I've had to postpone my visit to Sydney by two days (specialist dentist changed my appointment): now Wednesday 19 October. The visit after that is Monday 7 November. Tony (talk) 09:16, 16 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I think aiming for November at least is more prudent. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:55, 17 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I'm interested, is there any easy way to subscribe to notifications of when the events are happening? AndrewHarvey4 (talk) 05:18, 28 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
see Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/Invite/MMS, Regards, Ariconte (talk) 06:02, 28 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimeetup 7th June 2017[edit]

Greetings fellow Sydney editors and all - the Australian Strategy Survey will be in town on the 7th (all day and evening) and most of the 8th (but not evening)

The possible venue might be somewhere in Haymarket - any suggestions?, @Aliaretiree:, @97198:, @Horst.Burkhardt:, @Privatemusings:, @Rubicon49bce:, @99of9:, @Tony1:, @Casliber:

Hopefully other editors who see this might be interested apart from those pinged

It would be good to have a meetup, but if you are unable to make it into town (apologies for short notice) Please feel free to contact via JarrahTree 15:06, 31 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Never been to a meetup of any kind before so I'm interested in coming. I'm in Newcastle but I've never minded that train ride down to Sydney. Freikorp (talk) 01:55, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
At this stage I am free on the night of the 7th. --99of9 (talk) 12:02, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I do hope some of the pinged might be able to make it as well - thanks to those who responded so far 01:39, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

I've found pings don't always work; maybe try notifying them on their talk page? Also I have to work the night of the 7th now so won't be able to make it unfortunately. Freikorp (talk) 00:25, 4 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I am free. I will think of somewhere to eat. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:29, 4 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
It's not one of my monthly days in Sydney. Tony (talk) 08:56, 5 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Where and when will this "all day and evening" event be held???? Ariconte (talk) 21:37, 5 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

After work tomorrow. I'm happy to travel as long as it's somewhere near the city. If I were choosing I'd pick Glebe or Newtown. --99of9 (talk) 00:27, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, let's say 5.45PM somewhere.......(sounds of google pages rustling) ...hang on...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:47, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, Haymarket Hotel at 5.45PM - has beers and apparently good grub...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:50, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

661 George Street or 446 Sussex Street Sydney for quick reference JarrahTree 06:39, 7 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

JarrahTree says thanks for organizing and he will see you there. Kerry (on JarrahTree's behalf) (thanks Kerry for that JarrahTree 00:33, 7 June 2017 (UTC))[reply]
Sorry I can't be there as I am overseas this week. I am involved in a new Wikipedia ans Libraries group that is being established. Please email me and I will be happy to follow up re strategy etc. Aliaretiree (talk) 03:35, 7 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

See for hotel details and for a google map of the location. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 23:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Looking forward to whoever can get to the meetup.

Anyone who cannot attend the meetup - the issues are clearly indicated in the posting on the Australian noticeboard re the strategy.

If you are in Sydney and want to contribute to the Australian feedback -the options are open for phone calls, emails, or whatever might suit. Interested to hear from anyone about the strategy process.

Thank you - JarrahTree 00:33, 7 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

OK I'm coming now. --99of9 (talk) 07:47, 7 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you to those who attended - appreciated the lively and helpful conversation.

To those who were not able to be there - please - if you are interested in the strategy - have a look at the material that is up - and there is still time to contribute/respond! JarrahTree 20:31, 7 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hack the Canon: Women in Design Wikipedia-edit-a-thon[edit]

If anyone is interested, there is an editathon being organized by Inner West Council. (I'm not involved, just became aware of it). --99of9 (talk) 03:47, 29 January 2018 (UTC) I've followed up with the team at Inner West Council Libraries and created an event page Hack the Canon 2018 they welcome any Wikimedians who would like to come along. Aliaretiree (talk) 06:33, 2 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

University of Sydney library Women in Wikipedia editathon[edit]

Hi, all. The University of Sydney library is hosting a Wikipedia editathon for Women's History Month on 20 March 2018. (We held a similar event last year - thanks to all who came.) All welcome -- more details over here.--runciblehon (talk)

UTS event - Using Wikipedia and Wikidata[edit]

UTS is running an event featuring some a number of Australian wikipedians. The event is free and everyone is welcome. More info:

Previous meetups[edit]

Please check out the meeting archive.

See also[edit]