Wikipedia:Meetup

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Wikipedia Meetup
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Regular (or more spontaneous) face-to-face meetings of Wikipedians take place in cities around the world. This page is used as a starting point for Wikipedians organising meetups, and subpages are used for finalising the details once a meetup has been agreed. For meetings in other languages/places please use the interlanguage links from this page.

Cities and countries hosting meetups around the world[edit]

Projects and events[edit]

Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Chicago, February 1, 2014
Video narrated by Jimbo Wales that can be used to promote meetups

Projects, initiatives, user groups[edit]

International[edit]

  • WikiCon (WikiConference/WikiConvention)

Categories[edit]

See also[edit]

Future meetups[edit]

Scheduled future meetups[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   January 2019 +/-
London 138 January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)
Seattle Wikipedia Day — Curating images from Asahel Curtis & Seattle January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
Stanford Wikipedia Day January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
Minnesota Wikipedia Day January 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)
Oxford 68 January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20)
San Diego 37 @ Fallbrook January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20)
Brunei Darussalam 1 January 25, 2019 (2019-01-25)
Chicago Wikipedia Day January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
   February 2019 +/-
San Diego 38 @ Mission Valley February 3, 2019 (2019-02-03)
Full Meetup Calendar

Procedure and advice[edit]

2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon
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  • Create the page
    • Use or create a sub page of Wikipedia:Meetup to organize the meeting.
    • Make it easy to sign up, with simple subsections like Likely attendees, Possible attendees and Regrets for signup lists, as at Meetup/NYC.
    • See Wikipedia Meetups - A design pattern catalogue for advice about Locations, Timing, People, and Topics.
  • Attract attendees
    • Solicit invitations of geographically local Wikipedia users.
    • Create a geonotice request.
    • Create a list of Wikipedians interested in future and regular meetups for a given location where they can sign up (alternatively, userboxes with corresponding categories can be used).
    • Use other media outside of Wikipedia to advertise to non-Wikipedia users
    • Don't be afraid to spam people: Make a big list like Meetup/NYC/Invite list from all people who have ever expressed interest in attending a meetup, as well as all people in categories like Category:Wikipedians in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia userbox and other regional categories.
      • Don't manually post notices to all the editors who are listed in a geographical category. Simply post a request at WP:BOTREQ, asking for a bot owner to have a bot deliver the (specified) message to everyone in the category.
    • Place notices at talk pages like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia and even Talk:Philadelphia.
    • Contact your local chapter - if you have one - who will be able to contact people in the local area, or help you in other ways.
  • Organize event
    • Organize location
    • Organize eating arrangements
    • Settle on a definite time and place, and don't change it. If someone is just bold, people will know about the date a few weeks in advance (instead of a couple of days), which will make planning easier for individuals. Getting input from everyone is good, but you don't need a formal vote on everything, which can delay the process.
    • Consider whether you want any sort of agenda for the meetup (like a discussion on a specific topic, or forming a local chapter).

Past meetups[edit]

There have been many meetups in various locations across the globe.

Pictures[edit]

A gallery from many different cities can be found at:

Gallery[edit]

Tools[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]