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Added Earlier Meetup Section[edit]

This list is obviously incomplete, but I hope that having the section there might help us document other ones. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FaulkTest (talkcontribs) 15:25, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


I'd like to see at least a few people show interest before scheduling a meetup. Possible date for first meeting: April 20, 2008? I'm thinking of somewhere on college hill, maybe at a coffee shop. --mikeu (talk) 16:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm still willing to plan a meetup if anyone shows interest. --mikeu (talk) 11:44, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Nov. and Dec. 2008[edit]

The first two Providence meetups are scheduled for Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, 2008. The location will be the Retro-Computing Society of RI at the Atlantic Mills in Providence. Directions. The wikimedia meetup is scheduled during the RCS/RI open house from 1pm - 8pm. We'll be taking images of the collection to illustrate articles on computer history, discussing other wiki topics and planning future meetups. --mikeu talk 14:03, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Can I bring anything to the Dec13th meeting? Also, is there a more specific time other than 1-8pm? Maybe we could designate a certain hour? Anyways, this is a little freaky going from the ether to the real world :) Cheers! --Tom 20:37, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, we should probably pick a more specific time. I'll be there the whole day for the RCS open house. We usually order pizza around 5pm. Maybe we meet around 4-6pm or something? What does everyone prefer? Though, people are welcome to stop by during any part of the 1-8pm. --mikeu talk 13:39, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
4-6 would be cool with me. Pizza?? I am definately there :) ummmm :) Thanks! --Tom 14:21, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

2009 meetup dates[edit]

Please let everyone know what the best day of week / time of day is for you to attend a meetup. For Nov. and Dec. 2008 I have scheduled the second Saturday from 1-8pm. Are there other days that you would prefer? --mikeu talk 17:55, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Fall 2009 dates?[edit]

I'd like to try to pick some dates for a meeting in Providence in the Fall. What days of week, time of day is best for everyone? Do you have a preference for location within the city? I was thinking of meeting at either a cafe/coffee shop or a restaurant near Thayer Street, but I'm open to other ideas. If there is enough interest I can probably arrange for a private location for a more formal meeting, at a place where we can have a presentation later in the year. I'll start off by suggesting the afternoon of Sat. Sept. 26th. --mikeu talk 13:26, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Go for October 10 or after. I can make it then, because October 3 I have plans, and there is an NYC meet in September - and I don't think we should have conflicting dates.Mitch32(Want help? See here!) 15:58, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
That sounds fine by me, and I agree about avoiding conflicts with other nearby meetups. It will also give us more time to get the word out. If we stick with a Sat. afternoon, I'm free either Oct. 10 or 24. Do you have a preference about where to meet? --mikeu talk 16:56, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I have to think, I haven't been to Providence in almost 8 years. (Remember, I live in New Jersey, and am trying to make 3 Wikipedia meets and 1 non-Wikipedia meet in all of a month. Definitely not a coffee shop like Hartford. That's not a great idea. I would say look for a good restaurant, and who says the "Providence" meet has to be in Providence? It would help drastically if we tried for another community :) Mitch32(Want help? See here!) 18:15, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
At this point my weekends in Oct. are starting to look very full. Also, I have not seen much feedback from others who might be interested. I'm thinking of pushing this back a bit until we get some more interest. Why would it "help drastically" to hold it in another community? I've been trying to reach out to some students at the local colleges and was trying to pick a central location with public transportation available. -- (talk) 20:23, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

You're Invited: Open Access Week Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ Brown University, Oct 23, 2014[edit]

Open Access Week Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon - Providence, RI - You are invited!
Open Access Week is an international effort to promote Open Access issues in academic research. Please visit our event page for more information.
FaulkTest (talk) 15:17, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

You're Invited: Ada Lovelace Day Edit-a-thon @ Brown University, Oct 15[edit]

Ada Lovelace Day Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon - Providence, RI - You are invited!
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Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Please join us in editing Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields. Register to attend in person at Brown University (Providence, RI), or sign up to participate remotely. Please visit our event page for more information.
Girona7 (talk) 23:47, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Brown University[edit]

We're in the early stages of planning one or more science edit-a-thons at the Brown University Library. We're looking for volunteers to help organize the event. Please contact me if you can help out. Please also see outreach:Wikipedian in Residence/Ladd Observatory to improve history of science articles. Spread the word. --mikeu talk 01:12, 15 January 2016 (UTC)