Wikipedia talk:Meetup/NYC

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Wikimedia Foundation board elections - our chapter's role[edit]

I would encourage folks to look at the nominations of potential Wikimedia Foundation board members that our chapter will have a say in, and read over and participate in questions to the candidates. There are two seats to be filled, with ten candidates to fill them, and we will decide our chapter's votes at the upcoming April 13 WikiWednesday. Once we make a decision, we will be able to rank our chapter's overall choices through optional preferential voting, to be counted alongside the choices of the ~40 other chapters eligible to participate in this election.--Pharos (talk) 15:27, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

North African priority[edit]

Who are the North African "priority" artist subjects for the edit-a-thon? czar 00:28, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

@Czar: Kader Attia, Ali Cherri, and Zineb Sedira are all red-linked artists with North African ties featured in the exhibition. Iman Issa was started recently by one of the Guggenheim interns. You can see a rather wider list at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Art of the Middle East.--Pharos (talk) 16:56, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Since I put this together yesterday, might as well share:
Egyptian artists: Iman Issa, Susan Hefuna, Hassan Khan (artist)
French Algerian: Kader Attia, Zineb Sedira
Tunisian: Nadia Kaabi-Linke
I'd be interested in doing a contemporary African art edit-a-thon, if the Guggenheim wants to partner with the National Museum of African Art czar 21:02, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

@Pharos, is the Gugg planning to release images with the edit-a-thon? It'd be nice to have some shots for Draft:Nadia Kaabi-Linke czar 17:35, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

They can't release images of artworks (which are copyrighted by the artists), but in a few cases they have portrait photographs of artists that have been taken by Guggenheim staff photographers, and we can do a search for these later.--Pharos (talk) 17:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

MediaWiki Conference @ NYU - Wed-Fri - discounted tickets for chapter members[edit]

Beyond the WikiWednesday community learning night, there is a whole conference going on at NYU focused on MediaWiki during the days of Wednesday-Friday this week: mw:EMWCon Spring 2016.

In talking to the organizers, we've made a deal so any of our chapter members can attend the regular conference at $10/day, which is a steep discount from the regular price. This does not include their fancy restaurant outing on Thursday night (which would be extra), and of course the WikiWednesday night event is free to everyone.

But if you are available during the workday on any of the days from Wednesday-Friday this week, and are even a little interested in the tech infrastructure of MediaWiki, this conference could be for you. Please write to me asap if you'd like to attend during the day on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday.--Pharos (talk) 19:34, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Fixers' Collective symbiosis with WikiWednesday tonight[edit]

FYI, if you have broken stuff, or like to fix other people's broken stuff: http://www.fixerscollective.org/--Pharos (talk) 15:52, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

180,000 historical images from the New York Public Library[edit]

Please see the post on Commons announcing the NYPL donation. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:52, 12 July 2016 (UTC)