Hi Victor, Last year when we had our meetup in early November, Aaron Muszalski had said that he may be coming to Nairobi to do the same thing. A bunch of people on this list indicated people who would be a good fit but we never heard back from Aaron -- at least I didn't after I sent a bunch of emails asking if he wanted to host a joint meetup. So maybe go back to the mails from around the 24th of October last year?
Best, Heather. On Apr 2, 2012, at 1:50 PM, Victor Grigas wrote: > Hi! > > My name is Victor Grigas and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation > in San Francisco. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia > community from around the world -- stories are critical to inform and inspire > the general public to support the Wikipedia movement by donating their money > or to become volunteers themselves. > > After seeing this inspiring story about Gabriel Nderitu from Kenya- > > http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/26/kenyan-man-builds-airplane-in-yard-based-mostly-on-wikipedia-entries/ > > > and hearing about the 'Project for Kenyan Schools', I thought that it might > be fruitful to plan a trip to Kenya to interview Kenyan Wikipedians > face-to-face. > > I would like to co-ordinate my storytelling activities with Wikimedia Kenya. > I would need to confirm that I have at least 15 people to speak with who may > have interesting stories about Wikipedia to make the trip worth the money. If > needed, I could hire a translator. My understanding is that iHub in Nairobi > hosts Wiki-meetups once a month. It may be feasible to attend a meetup there > and interview people individually after that? > > Please let me know what you think, I would very much like the opportunity to > represent Africa and Kenya in the fundraiser this year. > > I am sending this message to everyone I can reach at Wikimedia Kenya. Please > let me know if there is a more formalized process to reach people. > > Thank you! > > Victor Grigas > > -- > Victor Grigas > Storyteller > Wikimedia Foundation > vgri...@wikimedia.org > +1 (415) 839-6885 x 6773 > 149 New Montgomery Street 6th floor > San Francisco, CA 94105 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake Heather Ford Ethnographer: Ushahidi / SwiftRiver http://ushahidi.com | http://swiftly.org @hfordsa on Twitter http://hblog.org
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