If I haven't introduced myself before, I'm Steven Walling. One of my jobs at
the Foundation is helping everyone who wants to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned on the list before, but ten.wikipedia.org
is the place to learn about everything we're organizing.
There's plenty going on there for the anniversary, but the most pressing issue
is that the Foundation is shipping kits of free merchandise to people who are
running events, and the deadline for getting that merchandise shipped to you is
rapidly approaching. You can see mockups of the t-shirts, stickers, and buttons
If you're running an event and would like merchandise kits, the time to get set
up to do so is now. I just need a couple things to be able to do so:
1. A public listing for your event on ten.wikipedia.org. Most people have done
this, but if your wiki page doesn't have at least a basic description of what
you're doing, when, where, and info about how people can participate, I would
really appreciate it if you could do that. It will help make your events great
and show the world all the amazing things we're doing to celebrate Wikipedia's
2. Email me your shipping address and contact information.
Two events (Bangalore and Kannur in Kerala) have done all this already. The
other events listed (Mumbai, Mehrabpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mysore) still need one
or both of those two things.
The Wikimedia Foundation has the merchandise ready to ship and is prepared to
pay all the costs involved. If it might make better sense to say, ship to the
chapter or a particular group and have them distribute throughout the rest of
India, we can talk about making that happen too.
Thanks for reading,
Fellow at Wikimedia Foundation
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