If you don't want to be the third, I could do it, but you really should do it because you've actually set all this in motion and are a clearly a leader and stuff just based on that.

And look, we have three already! Well done, guys.

On 25/01/16 06:46, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
On 23 Jan 2016, at 5:55 PM, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:

Gaurav,

Who told you that you were allowed to move out of here? :) We'll most certainly 
have to get together before you do, in any case.
My PhD advisor did, that’s his job! :) I’m not leaving until September, so 
there’s tons of time to do that — and I’ll definitely organise myself a 
Wikipedia meetup before I go!

I suppose I'm an active enough Wikimedian, and I'd love to have a group here, 
so I'd be willing to help out leading it.
Yay! Could you please add your name to 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Colorado? It’d 
be nice to have as many people listed on there as possible!

Also: should we be “Wikimedia Community User Group Colorado” or "Wikimedians of 
Colorado User Group”? Other suggestions for names welcome — the guidelines are up at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups/Name_guidelines#examples!

cheers,
Gaurav

Todd

On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Neal McBurnett <n...@bcn.boulder.co.us> wrote:
Thanks, Gaurav!  I'd be happy to be a group leader.

Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/

On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 04:29:26PM -0700, Gaurav Vaidya wrote:
Hi everybody!

I’ve set up a user group page at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Colorado, which I 
think of as a first step to setting up an official "Wikimedia Community User 
Group Colorado”. I pretty much only need two more things to fill out the application 
form at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contact/affcomusergroup —

   (1) An official description of the group: I’m going to go with the 
description at the top of the user group page, so please edit and improve it!
   (2) Three active Wikimedians as group leaders: please reply to the mailing 
list if you’re interested!

I’m happy to be a group leader during the setup phase, but it looks likely that 
I’m going to move out of Colorado this fall, so we’re going to need active 
leaders to keep the group going and to continue to organise events into the 
next year. You need to have at least 300 contributions on any Wikimedia project 
and have an account that’s older than six months old to be a group leader.

The main advantages of becoming an official user group are: (1) recognition by 
Wikimedia, so maybe increasing our profile with organization interested with 
working with Wikipedia in the area, (2) free Wikimedia merchandise for use in 
activities and outreach activities, and (3) one scholarship to attend the 
Wikimedia Conference in Berlin 
(https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_user_groups#why). I know Buaidh has 
been thinking about setting up an official organization for our area for a 
while now, and I think this might be the best way to go about it!

cheers,
Gaurav
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