Thanks Jon! I am super excited about this. After lots of discussion we decided it was time to just go for it -- and Wikipedia Day weekend seems like a great opportunity.
I moved the page to: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/West_Coast_WikiConference and added some more information. Please help us populate and work on the to-do list, brainstorm about the venue, etc., and add your name if you are interested in helping (or attending!) . best, Phoebe -- WikiSym 2010: July 7-9 | http://wikisym.org/ws2010 http://phoebeayers.info | phoebe.ay...@gmail.com On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:46 PM, Jon Davis <w...@konsoletek.com> wrote: > All, > We've talked about the idea of having a "mini-conference" over a couple > different meetups, most notably in the February meetup at the Foundation > offices. It just so happens that it came up again at today's meetup and > we've finally decided: we're going to do it. > > We're aiming for an unconference style gathering, bigger than a meetup, > smaller than Wikimania. Hopefully in the 100 people range. It will be here > in the Bay Area, but we're calling it the "West Coast Conference" because > we're hoping to attract people from beyond our little neck of the woods. We > hope to get a few decent keynotes in there, and some of the "unconference" > talks pre-planned. That way people will have be able to see what is going > on (partially) in advance and know if they want to come. Obviously this is > still very much in the planning stage, but that being said it will be held > January 15 & 16, 2011. This is MLK Jr weekend, and it also happens to > coincide with Wikipedia Day. > > More details will be sent out as we figure them out, and posted to the Wiki > page (on meta, link below). Phoebe will also be sending out her half of the > information in the next day or so (She actually takes notes, handy). > > Additionally, since some people get upset with the SF list gets busy with > chatter they aren't interested in, we've setup a separate mailing list. If > you're interested in the on-goings of this conference, want to help get > involved, etc... please sign up for the list (link below). Some > "Announcements" will still be sent to the SF list about this topic, for > those not terribly interested. > > Thanks- > -Jon > > Wiki Page: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/WCWC11 > Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/wcwc11 > > -- > Jon > [[User:ShakataGaNai]] / KJ6FNQ > http://snowulf.com/ > "This email should not be used to sue me" -- Bawolff > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-SF mailing list > Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf