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-) >> >> >> >> -- >> -george william herbert >> george.herb...@gmail.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-SF mailing list >> Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf >> >> > > > -- > This is a test of the emergency sig system. > > Oh, and the following location only accurate +/- 100 miles. So if you're > coming to get me, better send a nuke. > Sent from: Newark CA United States. -- Jon [[User:ShakataGaNai]] http://snowulf.com/ - Blog http://snowulf.imagekind.com/ - Pictures This has been a test of the emergency sig system. Sent from Newark, CA, United States
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