Ohio Wikimedians User Group

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About[edit]

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.

Objectives[edit]

  • 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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Wikipedia Connection logo v2 with text.svg

Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at Ohio State University that does Wikipedia outreach and education on campus.

Events[edit]

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[edit]

Offline events
APR
9-19
Wikipedia Takes Columbus 2017 in Columbus
Week-long photography campaign.
APR
12
Wikipedia Takes Columbus Scavenger Hunt in Columbus
A photo scavenger hunt at Ohio State University.
JUL
?
Ohio Wiknic in TBD
AUG
4
OPAL Conference in Berea, OH
Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference. Contact SuperHamster if you'd like to attend and/or help present on Wikidata.
AUG
9-13
Wikimania 2017 in Montréal
The annual Wikimedia conference!
Online events
NOV
1-?
The 50,000 Challenge
Organized by WikiProject United States, aiming to improve/create 50,000 English Wikipedia articles related to the US. Help improve our coverage of Ohio!

Host an event[edit]

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.

Previous events[edit]

A gathering of Ohioans celebrating Wikipedia 15 in Columbus, Ohio

See our event archive for past events.

Also check out the following city meetup pages on Wikipedia:

Members[edit]

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:
{{/Marker|position1=|position2=|position3=|position4=}}. The positions can be filled with social, newsletter, events, or wc (for Wikipedia Connection members).

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