Hi, I find this idea really good. I should be possible to find rooms in Zürich.
I do not know if you can write on http://members.wikimedia.ch But it would be a good place, to see more in details, how to organize such an event. Emmanuel 2007/12/18, Rama Rama <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > Hello, > > I would like to suggest a prototype project for Technical workshops. These > workshops are of interest for all Wikimedia chapters. Since I live in > Lausanne, I decided to start in here :) (I am a member of Wikimédia France, > and I speak a very bad German, hence the English). > > I am sending this mail to see whether someone is interested to form a small > core of organisers. We could then advertise the putative event to > Wikipedians located in Switzerland and get the thing rolling. > > Thank you for your interest, > -- Rama > > == Proposal == > === Rational === > Among other tactics, Linux evangelism was carried out though "install > parties", in which experienced users devoted some of their time to train > newbies. These live meetings allowed discussion and demonstrations of actual > manipulations. > > I suggest that similar event could profitably be organised by Wikimedia > chapters and individual Wikipedians with specific expertise (for instance: > photography, Law, etc). > > === Teaching, learning and comparing notes === > The events could be a place for people of comparable expertise to compare > notes, and for people of very different expertise to teach and learn tips > and tricks. For instance: > > * Photography: how to frame, basic techniques, etc. > * Audio: how to record a spoken article > * Image: how to edit an image (detour, etc) > * Law: licences, personality rights, etc. > * Applied psychology: how to speak or write to people in an effective manner > to obtain licences and autorisations > * Digitalise books > * Special interest topics: how to take photograph in a museum ? (combines > particular aspects of photography, legal considerations, applied psychology, > etc.) > > The means of these exchanges would be mainly > * informal presentations and exposés > * discussions > * practical workshops: for instance 6 people are taught by 1 organiser how > to do proper photographs > * demonstrations: for instance one person demonstrates how to detour an > image in GIMP. > > === Technical support === > The events could be a place where technical tools (such as scanners, > high-end cameras, microphones, etc.) are concentrated punctually. This might > allow some punctual work to be done (not scanning whole books, but properly > scanning a few photographs or engravings, for instance). > > === Practical considerations === > I propose that the events should be made relatively small, as to allow > * regular occurence (temporal plenty) > * occurence within a reasonable distance from home for all Wikipedians > (spatial plenty) > * easy organisation > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > http://wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website > Wikimediach-l mailing list > http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l > > _______________________________________________ http://wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website Wikimediach-l mailing list http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l