Hi WMKE friends and fellows,


We (= Steve, Oscar, Alex, Chris, Morine and yours truly) had a great photo
walk today, starting from the New Tom Mboya Monument on Moi Avenue and then
crossing Haile Selassie to the Nairobi Railway Museum (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nairobi_Railway_Museum - and notice that the
article doesn't have a picture yet, which should change soon!). From there,
we went back to Koinange St and ended our walk at the Savannah Coffee Lounge
on Loita St where Wikimedia Kenya had its first face-to-face meeting in July
2010 - so, many historical memories! :-)


I'm looking forward to seeing a number of photos uploaded onto Commons
(Steve, are you going to go through those 400+ pictures, select the best of
each building and post them in the Category:Nairobi?).


At Savannah, there was also some talk of stream-lining the information of
this mailing list with the two WMKE websites on Meta and @co.ke - currently,
some info isn't available *anywhere* - bother!


Finally, we also discussed the upcoming board elections and suggested that
these take place on March 17th (anything else would be too late - we need to
send some documents to WMF with signatures of board members, so there! - and
the next two weekends are already booked with outreaches to Mombasa and
Egerton). So, within the next 8 days, candidates to the 5 board positions
(Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Project / Logistics Officer)
need to write up their profiles. These should be sent to whoever will be in
charge of the elections . another question which has to be solved soonest!


So, let's get cracking so that we don't lose our newly won chapterhood!

Yours for making the sum of all human knowledge available to every single
fellow inhabitant of our planet,

Oliver (aka BT)



From: stephen wanjau [mailto:wanjaus...@gmail.com] 
Sent: 24 February 2012 20:34
To: i...@oliverstegen.net
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia Kenya] Saturday Photo Walk



So far only six people have filled in their names at the etherpad.

We hope to meet at the Tom Mboya monument, along Tom Mboya Street adjacent
to Kenya National Archives at 10:00am where we shall decide which route to
take as per the goals here.

Basic requirements: 

*       Camera (not compulsory!)
*       Walk/Vehicle to move around/ public transport/ autos are also okay.
*       Data cable/ card reader for transfer of photos.
*       Disable on-image timestamps or other data that appears over-top of
*       Please empty the memory card.

Other activities:

*       Encourage new people from outside the community to join.
*       This is a team event. 


*       Bring plenty of water.
*       Do not worry about the angles/ nitty gritties of the photo or your
camera skills!
*       Try and take a clear shot of the building.
*       Note down the list of places, names of buildings that you
*       If you learn something new about a landmark/ statue/ building, do
pass on the info. It would be very useful to update in the wiki pages.
*       If you want to leave early, make sure you transfer your pictures to
team volunteer.

Do not:

*       Do not take pictures of people - To maintain a level of decency and
also not to breach privacy
*       Remember that all photos will be used for Wikipedia, hence do not
include personal photos.
*       Personal photos will not be considered for selection.
*       Do not waste time, respect the time limit.
*       Do not go into people's homes to photograph. All photos to be
buildings/ statues/ landmarks of Nairobi.
*       Do not take photos where it is prohibited to do so.

Just in case something is not clear, please feel free to ask.





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