Ohio Wikimedians User Group
|The Ohio Wikimedians User Group supports net neutrality! View our resolution here.|
Welcome to the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, an official Wikimedia user group in the U.S. state of Ohio. The goal of the user group is to support and develop the Wikimedia movement and community in Ohio.
- To promote Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects within Ohio.
- To collaboratively improve the quality of Wikimedia project content through edit-a-thons, workshops, educational programs, and more.
- To support any Wikimedia-oriented events or organizations operating within Ohio.
- To establish a sense of community within our group.
Prior to the formation of the Ohio Wikimedians, there have been a handful of Wikimedia meetups and events in Ohio that typically occurred in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. In 2011, the formation of Wikimedia Ohio was attempted, though the project is now defunct and inactive. This Ohio Wikimedians User Group was created in July 2016 as the spiritual successor to that group, working to bring together Wikimedians from the entire state of Ohio together as a community.
The founding members of the group include members of Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at Ohio State University, as well as other Wikimedians from Ohio.
Affiliates and partners
Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at Ohio State University that does Wikipedia outreach and education on campus.
The following is a list of events happening in Ohio, as well as online events that may be of interest to Ohio Wikimedians.
Upcoming and ongoing
- Offline events
- Online events
The goal of the campaign is to get librarians to add just one reference to Wikipedia. This is a great opportunity to outreach to local librarians you may know.
Host an event
Hosting an event in Ohio? Feel free to add it to the list above! If you're currently planning for an event and need support, advice, or anything else, please make a request on our talk page. Experienced Ohio Wikimedians will be happy to get back to you with advice, as well as online and in-person support when possible.
See our event archive for past events.
Also check out the following city meetup pages on Wikipedia:
Membership to the Ohio Wikimedians User Group is open to all. Feel free to add your username to the list below! Any active Wikimedian may sign themselves up. All members receive the monthly newsletter on their talk page.
We also have organizational markers for members who are active in organization for the User Group. To indicate the area(s) you help (or wish to) organize in, mark yourself with our template next to your name:
The positions can be filled with
wc (for Wikipedia Connection members).
- SuperHamster Talk Contribs
- Blervis (talk)
- AddisWang (talk)
- Rimmel.Edits (talk)
- Parsecboy (talk)
- Malik Shabazz (talk)
- Fritzmann2002 (talk)
- Stevexu95 (talk)
- Mitchumch (talk)
- Araumi (talk)
- Frank Anchor (talk)
- wbm1058 (talk)
- Sixflashphoto (talk)
- Nova Crystallis (talk)
Listed below are designated contacts at various institutions and organizations in Ohio who may be contacted regarding organizing local outreach events.
- Ohio State University - Leigh Bonds, Global Digital Humanities Librarian
Ohio Wikimedians Resolutions
Listed below are statements agreed upon by a consensus of Ohio Wikimedians.
- Net Neutrality - May 2018
- Recognition Ohio Wikimedians User Group -- July 2016