Wikipedia:Meetup

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Wikipedia Meetup
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Regular (or more spontaneous) face-to-face meetings of Wikipedians take place in cities around the world. This page is used as a starting point for Wikipedians organising meetups, and subpages are used for finalising the details once a meetup has been agreed. For meetings in other languages/places please use the interlanguage links from this page.

Cities and countries hosting meetups around the world

Projects and events

WikiConference USA 2015

Projects, initiatives, user groups

International

  • WikiCon (WikiConference/WikiConvention)

Categories

See also

  • Wikimedia user groups

Future meetups

Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Chicago, February 1, 2014
Video narrated by Jimbo Wales that can be used to promote meetups

Scheduled future meetups

Wikipedia Meetups

   December 2017 +/-
San Diego 26 December 2, 2017 (2017-12-02)
DC: Women's Empowerment Edit-a-thon December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
Connecting Canada 2017 Edit-a-thon December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
Johor 4 December 9, 2017 (2017-12-09)
BLT @ NYC December 9, 2017 (2017-12-09)
London 125 December 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)
   January 2018 +/-
London 126 January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)
Manchester 35 January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)
EaT8 @ Amon Carter Museum January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18)
Johor 5 January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
Full Meetup Calendar

Procedure and advice

2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon
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  • Create the page
    • Use or create a sub page of Wikipedia:Meetup to organize the meeting.
    • Make it easy to sign up, with simple subsections like Likely attendees, Possible attendees and Regrets for signup lists, as at Meetup/NYC.
    • See Wikipedia Meetups - A design pattern catalogue for advice about Locations, Timing, People, and Topics.
  • Attract attendees
    • Solicit invitations of geographically local Wikipedia users.
    • Create a geonotice request.
    • Create a list of Wikipedians interested in future and regular meetups for a given location where they can sign up (alternatively, userboxes with corresponding categories can be used).
    • Use other media outside of Wikipedia to advertise to non-Wikipedia users
      • Post a notice at the relevant page of wikipedia.meetup.com
      • Post a couple of notices on Craigslist (free).
      • Word of mouth is always an option.
    • Don't be afraid to spam people: Make a big list like Meetup/NYC/Invite list from all people who have ever expressed interest in attending a meetup, as well as all people in categories like Category:Wikipedians in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia userbox and other regional categories.
      • Don't manually post notices to all the editors who are listed in a geographical category. Simply post a request at WP:BOTREQ, asking for a bot owner to have a bot deliver the (specified) message to everyone in the category.
    • Place notices at talk pages like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia and even Talk:Philadelphia.
    • Contact your local chapter - if you have one - who will be able to contact people in the local area, or help you in other ways.
  • Organize event
    • Organize location
    • Organize eating arrangements
    • Settle on a definite time and place, and don't change it. If someone is just bold, people will know about the date a few weeks in advance (instead of a couple of days), which will make planning easier for individuals. Getting input from everyone is good, but you don't need a formal vote on everything, which can delay the process.
    • Consider whether you want any sort of agenda for the meetup (like a discussion on a specific topic, or forming a local chapter).

Past meetups

There have been many meetups in various locations across the globe.

Pictures

A gallery from many different cities can be found at:

Gallery

Tools

  • Systemic Bias Workshop Kit

See also

External links

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