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On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM, L <nettem...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Pete Forsyth <petefors...@gmail.com>
>> Dear Mr. Parker,
>> Welcome to the list -- and, your vote of confidence in a west coast wiki
>> conference is very encouraging. I'm very glad to hear the idea appeals to
>> Judging from past RCC efforts, the first important step is to build some
>> consensus for a vision, including a strong local volunteer base in a
>> specific city, venue ideas, event format, etc.
>> If you have ideas around that, please jump in with them! Or, if you're
>> purely interested as a potential funder, that is very welcome news; but it
>> will take a little time before we have a coherent proposal to bring to you.
>> We will certainly get back in touch if and when plans start to firm up!
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>> On Jan 29, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Sean Parker wrote:
>> I would be open to provide financing for a West coast event
>> From: wikimedia-sf-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org
>> To: portlandw...@googlegroups.com <portlandw...@googlegroups.com>; San
>> Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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. https://groups.google.com/group/rcc-planning
>> 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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