I'm happy to make contact from the committee on behalf the chapter ... If there is someone local who wants to be involved let us know as its always better to have the personal touch..
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> Date: 19 March 2015 at 18:45 Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] Warringah Wikipedians To: Australian Wikimedians mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Following up on this thread... A former curator of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney is now the head of the local studies library and Museum at Parramatta city council. He was one of the curators present at world's first (?) wikimedian "backstage pass" tour and editathon of museum, in 2009 http://www.freshandnew.org/2009/04/working-with-wikipedia-backstage-pass-at-the-powerhouse-museum/ I showed him this link library story that Peter posted (below) and he would like to see if there's a possibility of replicating the experience and build a wiki-angle into the local studies community in Parramatta. As he's "the boss" we have a good opportunity to make a successful and potentially long-lasting relationship! There's at least three kinds of things that could be done, in increasing order of difficulty: - the regular 'local meetup' (like in that article below) - a presentation, or several?, to the "computer pals" program for seniors interested in tech (they get 200 people turning up sometimes - all locals with free time and computer literacy, and an interest in sharing their expertise). - engagement with the local migrant/2nd generation communities who don't have a historical connection to the Parramatta area - an important goal for the local council. (Also a big potential for WMAu to engage with NESB communities, and would also open the Chapter up for the opportunity to access WMF grants for helping to improve "global south" content/languages/communities if we're involved in supporting S.E. Asian communities/languages on WP). So, if the Chapter, or someone from the local area in Western Sydney wants to get in touch with my friend directly, give me a shout and I'll introduce you :-) -Liam wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 4 March 2015 at 07:34, Peter Jeremy <pe...@rulingia.com> wrote: > I found this in the local rag: > > http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/have-you-ever-wondered-who-writes-wikipedia-articles-meet-our-local-wikipedians/story-fngr8hax-1227246639828 > > -- > Peter Jeremy > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l -- GN. Vice President Wikimedia Australia WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
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