Well done Peter and Liam. This looks promising and I can't wait to see it happen. Cheers, Nathan.
2009/1/13 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>: > Dear All, > > Today user:PrivateMusings and myself had a meeting with Seb Chan of the > [[Powerhouse Museum]] here in Sydney. > As a result of this meeting I can confirm that they are inviting us to take > part in the first of what I hope will be a series of events across Sydney, > Australia and the World - the "Backstage Pass" tour. This idea is being > piloted by Sydney Wikipedians and hopefully will extend as far as other > local groups of Wikipedians worldwide - wherever there are things to see, > there is a backstage pass tour to be had... > > The idea is simple: > An institution/company/group gives a group of local Wiki-folk a special, > free, tour of their facility/building/collection/etc. In reciprocation, we > sit down with the people who gave the tour and, with their input, improve > Wikipedia/Commons content about things relevant to what was seen on the > tour. > > This is "reciprocal outreach" - the institution can share with local people > what they know/have whilst the Wikimedians can use their expertise to > facilitate the knowledge reaching a global audience. At the same time it > helps increase awareness of what Wikipedia *is*, and how to help out. > > I've placed the preliminary information about the plan so far for the pilot > event on the Wikimedia-Australia Wiki. Please have a look and add comments > if you'd like more details about certain aspects: > http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Backstage_pass > > The 2 principal outstanding issues are: > 1) The timing. The Powerhouse would prefer a weekday, so in order to get the > most possible availabilities I propose Friday as the weekday most people can > be free. The preference is for early February. Please comment on the wiki > page about this. > 2) The attendance. They can only take 20 people. As there needs to be 1 > curator per 10 people in the non-public areas and they will be providing 2 > curators = max.20 people. I suggest that paid-up members of WM-AU be given > preference by way of encouraging membership. But nevertheless, it would be > strongly advisable if we headhunt good content writers (rather than just > "gnomes" like myself) to come along even if they're not WM-AU members (yet). > > There's also a little "One More Thing" on the wiki page as well... basically > - if this goes well there are many more possible activities that Powerhouse > is interested in throwing our way. Potentially including event tickets. :-) > > So - TA DA! > > - Liam > > -- > Email - liamwy...@gmail.com > Phone - +61 (0)434 056 914 > Skype - Wittylama > Wikipedia - [[User:Witty lama]] > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaauemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l