Pete - why don't you get a planning page started up on the Wiki? Would the RCC 
folks be comfortable adding their input there?


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On Jan 29, 2012, at 7:57 PM, Sean Parker <> wrote:

> I would be open to provide financing for a West coast event
> From: 
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> To: <>; San 
> Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians <> 
> Sent: Sat Jan 28 18:23:21 2012
> Subject: [Wikimedia-SF] Time for a wiki conference on the west coast? 
> Hey all,
> Recently, the idea of a RecentChangesCamp in Portland, San Francisco, 
> Seattle, or elsewhere on the west coast has popped up on the RCC-planning 
> mailing list.
> For those who don't know, RCC is one of the longer-standing wiki conferences, 
> and has been held in Portland more than anywhere else. The last Portland one 
> was in 2008; it's also been held in Montreal (x2), Camberra, Australia (x2), 
> Boston, and Palo Alto.
> I think it's fantastic that this community remembers Portland so fondly, and 
> is so interested in having a conference there. And there's clearly a very 
> fertile soil in SF as well. From past experience, this conference only 
> happens if there is strong local will to pull it off. But if that exists, 
> there is a good core, international group of volunteers who will help out, 
> and provide insights from past events.
> At the same time, it seems to me that the wiki world has evolved since RCC 
> was first held. There are now several similar models, including the 
> WikiConference (the Wikimedia movement's name for regional conferences; one 
> was held last year in San Francisco); WikiSym (an academic conference about 
> online collaboration, which has grown to include an Open Space component like 
> RCC). Also, the PortlandWiki grown up since the last one, and has found some 
> solid allies and beneficiaries in independent groups like Occupy and Portland 
> Afoot.
> So, my question is: do people feel like putting together a wiki conference in 
> 2012? And is RCC a good model for doing that?
> I'd highly recommend joining the RCC-planning email list and discussing 
> there, so that we don't get separate discussions going. 
> -Pete
> p.s. As an aside, I recently set up an IRC channel : #wikimedia-westcoast. 
> While I know that many of you are more "wiki" people than "Wikimedia" people, 
> I hope this is a useful tool for networking -- if you're an IRC user, please 
> join us and say hi sometime!
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