I just had a crazy idea: What if we created a space on-wiki where people can
post interesting events as they become aware of them? That way we will all
always know what's coming up, and no single person has to be in charge of
maintaining it.

For inclusion, the event must be public and must have something to do with
free culture or the internet.

May i suggest
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_New_York_City/Local_events ?

-Marc


On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 12:33, Evan Leventhal <evanlevent...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Richard,
>
> Longer term planning in my experience is always beneficial.  It's also
> possible to review an established tentative calendar periodically and revise
> it as circumstances change or in light of new information.
> It sounds simplistic but I believe it is the difference between having a
> road map and not.  Rarely are great things achieved without any plan at
> all.....
>
> On another note, I enjoyed my first session sitting in on the meetup and am
> interested in determining if there is some role I can play helping develop
> this young non profit organization.  While I have some but limited
> experience working with non profits, I do enjoy growing companies and have
> extensive resources available to me as a Harvard Business School grad and
> member of its NY Club.  I will be giving that some thought over the coming
> weeks but certainly if you have any pressing needs please feel free to share
> them with me.  Perhaps I can offer some assistance.
>
> Evan
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I usually try to put notice on the list 2 weeks ahead of time, because
>> it tends to take about that long before details of an event are
>> relatively firmed up.  But perhaps we should try for more longer-term
>> planning- would that help more people to be able to attend?
>>
>> I think Marc is also going to look into our inclusion on some google
>> calendars of related events.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Richard
>> (User:Pharos)
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Gad Romann <gadrom...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I believe if we knew at the beginning of each month what the activates
>> were
>> > it would help us plan and adhere to schedule better. Further, receiving
>> the
>> > schedule each month at the same time, such as Dec.1 or Jan. 1 would also
>> > help.
>> >
>> >
>> > gad
>> >
>> > On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:12 AM, David Goodman <dgoodma...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> We need to try to set up a general calendar of some sort for related
>> >> NYC activities to try to avoid conflicts like this, but there will be
>> >> increasingly be so much going   that it will be sometimes unavoidable.
>> >>
>> >> Ideas?
>> >>
>> >> David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.
>> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DGG
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 3:21 AM, Velma McKenzie-Orr
>> >> <velmamcken...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > Richard:
>> >> >
>> >> > I am so sorry that I can not attend the meeting today.  I have been
>> >> > waiting
>> >> > for the opportunity to learn more about Wikimedia NYC.  Unfortunately
>> my
>> >> > first invite comes on the last day of WordCamp NYC. I would have
>> skipped
>> >> > this last day for Wikimedia, except Matt Mullenweg the founder of
>> >> > WordPress,
>> >> > is the closing speaker.  I hope to attend the next meeting of
>> Wikimedia
>> >> > NYC.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thank you,
>> >> > Velma McKenzie-Orr
>> >> >
>> >> > On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexand...@gmail.com
>> >
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Come one, come all!
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Our next meeting for Wikimedia NYC is Sunday November 15 at Columbia
>> >> >> University.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> This is a meeting for volunteers to the projects of the non-profit
>> >> >> Wikimedia Foundation, and everyone else too, who has ever looked at
>> >> >> Wikipedia and wondered what's going on behind it.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> One big topic of discussion, out of many, will be preparing for our
>> >> >> ongoing 'Wikipedia at the Library' classes in planning for the
>> >> >> Wireless Harlem nonprofit (Spanish-speaking volunteers could help
>> >> >> here!) and at the Brooklyn Public Library.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Other topics will include the particular problems posed by Wikipedia
>> >> >> articles about racist and anti-semitic people and movements such as
>> >> >> the article 'Controversies related to prevalence of Jews in
>> leadership
>> >> >> roles in Hollywood', and discussing other issues relevant to
>> Wikipedia
>> >> >> and the other Wikimedia projects.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We welcome all guests.  If you support open education and free
>> >> >> culture, we are your people.  If you have a project you want to work
>> >> >> on with us, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted. If you
>> want
>> >> >> someone to give a talk or teach a class with an inside view of
>> >> >> Wikipedia, meet your volunteers.  And if you just have any
>> questions,
>> >> >> we'd be glad to try to answer them.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Remember, the agenda here is up to you!  I encourage anyone who is
>> >> >> interested to sign up to give a presentation or suggest a topic for
>> >> >> general discussion at our wikimeetup page (given below).
>> >> >>
>> >> >> ---Meeting details---
>> >> >>
>> >> >> 2:30 PM - 5:00PM:
>> >> >> Room 1402 Pupin Hall, Columbia University. Take the elevator to the
>> >> >> 13th floor and then walk up one flight of stairs. Meeting to be held
>> >> >> in the library at the east end of the hall.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> 5:00 PM onwards:
>> >> >> Meetup at Pupin Hall, and then walk together to either the Chinese
>> >> >> restaurant Columbia Cottage, or the Kosher Moroccan restaurant Cafe
>> >> >> Nana (help us decide!).
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Page on Wikipedia:
>> >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC
>> >> >>
>> >> >> You can officially 'sign up' at that page, and please add your ideas
>> >> >> to the agenda!
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks,
>> >> >> Richard
>> >> >> (User:Pharos)
>> >> >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_New_York_City
>> >> >>
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