Just as an update.  I heard from Jack of wikiHow that they've also been
accepted to Maker Faire.  Hopefully we can work together with them and share
resources where applicable.

-Jon

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:52, Jon Davis <w...@konsoletek.com> wrote:

> Well the proposal actually turned out to be very simple. If you are curious
> you can read exactly what they wanted on the wiki:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Maker_Faire&oldid=278433661
>
> The only real item that needed answering was the Exhibit Description,
> here's what I wrote:
> *This year, the Wikimedia Foundation is showing off all of our projects,
> and attempting to highlight as many of their features as possible.  Everyone
> has heard of Wikipedia, the world’s largest free encyclopedia, but did you
> know that anyone can edit it?  In fact, we encourage everyone to give
> editing a try!  Our volunteers will be there to help you along as you make
> your edits, should you wish to try it out.  Additionally, we'll be showing
> off such projects as: Wikimedia Commons - a repository of over 4 million
> completely free images; Wikinews - the free news source you can write;
> Wikibooks - a free library of educational textbooks; and Wikiversity - the
> project dedicated to learning resources at every level of education.  Never
> heard of some of these?  All the more reason to come visit and learn more!
> *
>
> I think the important things to do currently are as follows:
> #1 - Get the word out for more volunteers (Scheduling can be figured out
> later).  I think the absolute minimum for any given time is 2 people.  Last
> year I remember there being in excess of 4 people out "front" and more in
> back on the computers, at some points.
> #2 - Figure out how we want to show off and who's got the goods.  Obviously
> we're going to have computers, Brion's noted on the wiki that he's got ~4
> spare machines (which is probably enough).  On the wiki the showing off of
> Recent Changes was suggested, what format should that be in?  We might not
> have the space/ability to do a projector.  LED Signs are also suggested
> (Which I think is cool) but who's got the signs and how are they going to be
> powered (I mean what computer is it going to be plugged into, and how is it
> going to get the data it needs)?
> #3 - Handouts.  Business Cards? Moo Cards? Flyers?  What do we actually
> want to have on them.  Last year we gave out the book samplers, which I
> thought was an extremely easy way to talk people into the idea editing.  The
> entire "Do you use Wikipedia? Yes, well have you ever edited? No, well
> here's a book that will help you get started" spiel.     Handouts/Flyers are
> extremely cheap and to put out.  Maybe we should have a few.  One on how to
> edit, one on other wikimedia projects, or even one per project for some of
> the more popular projects.
>
> We (the wikicomunity) are really good at getting things done when we need
> to, we just tend not to think about what we should do until too late.  See
> also: the donation jar last year.
>
> -Jon
> [[User:ShakataGaNai]]
>
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 14:48, George Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> Ok, so spill the beans... what's going to be done, what was in the
>> proposal, what do you need help with?  8-)
>>
>>
>>
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