Ohio Wikimedians User Group/Newsletter/2017/April

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Ohio Wikimedians User Group: April 2017 newsletter[edit]

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General Updates

  • Our first virtual meeting will be on April 20 at 8:30 PM EST! We'll have introductions and discuss preliminary plans for future events. Visit the meeting page for more information, a link to join the meeting, and our agenda. Feel free to contribute to the agenda, and add yourself to the participants list if you plan to attend.
  • Cleveland native Wizardman was recently featured in the Wikimedia blog post, "The big bear of a mission to chronicle the 1948 Cleveland Indians"! Give it a read here.
  • August 4th is the annual Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference in Berea, OH. While not finalized, Kevin Payravi will potentially be attending to present an introduction to Wikidata. If any other Ohio Wikimedians would like to attend the conference and/or help present, contact Kevin (Talk / Email). This will be an exciting event and a great networking opportunity with other librarians.
  • Ohio saw at least 4 Art+Feminism in March, with three of them occurring on university campuses; Art+Feminism initiatives are continuing and growing in Ohio!

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Offline events
Wikipedia Takes Columbus 2017 in Columbus
Week-long photography campaign.
Wikipedia Takes Columbus Scavenger Hunt in Columbus
A photo scavenger hunt at Ohio State University.
Ohio Wiknic in TBD
OPAL Conference in Berea, OH
Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference. Contact SuperHamster if you'd like to attend and/or help present on Wikidata.
Wikimania 2017 in Montréal
The annual Wikimedia conference!
Online events
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!