Woot! time to break out your best ideas for showing/telling our favorite
projects. Things that are big and manipulable might be good... (cutouts of
wiki syntax?), ideas for printed posters, signs, stories (a display about
10M files on commons? A display about Wikipedia around the world, from
Wiki10?) are also great. Maybe we could even come up with a theme this
year?? (10 years of Wikipedia would be pretty obvious, but maybe there's
something else?)

Our two most successful games ever are the 10 degrees of Wikipedia game and
guess the language. More games and cool visualizations would be super.

Thanks for doing this, Stephen. Everyone sign up for a volunteer slot! And
for those new on the list, here's the information about maker faire from
last year:


On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Stephen LaPorte

> Good news, we have a spot for Maker Faire on May 21 and 22! This gives us
> ~3 weeks to plan an amazing booth.
> Since this is a '''Maker''' faire, I think we should should brainstorm some
> simple opportunities to allow people to make/build/contribute at our
> booth! Last year we had computers with Wikipedia games (the language
> guessing game and the article race game), a larger screen with a map of
> recent changes, and volunteers talked to people and answered
> questions. Simple and interactive work best. It can be noisy and crowded,
> but that article race game last year had people engaged. See
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco_12 for last
> year's planning notes.
> If you have any ideas, stories from previous years, or are interested in
> volunteering, please let me know and/or share on wiki:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/Maker_Faire_2011
> Cheers,
> Stephen
> PS, ...here are some bizarre/practical suggestions for this year, from Jon
> circa 2010: "Temporary tattoo's, new games (Jimmy side scroller, "Citation
> Needed" - guess the fact), Offline Presentations & Auxiliary internet access
> methods."
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:29 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Awesome! Thanks Stephen!
>> phoebe
>> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Stephen LaPorte <
>> stephen.lapo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Phoebe,
>>> I just submitted a late application for Maker Faire, and I will keep
>>> everyone updated if we get space!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Stephen
>>> On Apr 7, 2011, at 5:07 PM, phoebe ayers wrote:
>>> Hi SF,
>>> As you know Wikimedia-SF has had a booth at Maker Faire the past three
>>> years. Maker Faire is awesome! It's a fair amount of work to put together,
>>> however. Last year Jon Davis and I coordinated the booth. Unfortunately this
>>> year we have both been super busy all spring, and we missed the deadline for
>>> sending in the registration form.
>>> If anyone else is interested in leading the Maker Faire efforts, we could
>>> still ask if there are any last-minute places. But we would need to act very
>>> quickly -- so please speak up if you want to do this (or just do it --
>>> contact info is on the website). And if no one is interested in leading the
>>> booth, we will take a break from Maker Faire this year (and return
>>> triumphantly next year???)
>>> best,
>>> Phoebe
>>> p.s. How would people feel about a get-together in a couple weeks ... the
>>> weekend of the 23rd? Maybe Sunday the 24th? It's been a long time since
>>> we've had a casual meetup.
>>> --
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