Ohio Wikimedians User Group/Newsletter/2017/February

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Ohio Wikimedians User Group: February 2017 newsletter[edit]

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Welcome to the first edition of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group newsletter!

General Updates

Things have been quiet with our User Group, though that should soon change! Please take a glance at the following updates:
  • This is the first monthly newsletter of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group. From here on out, each letter will detail the previous month's activities, as well as keep members informed of upcoming events in the Wikimedia community.
  • We'd like to get monthly virtual meetings up and running soon. If you're interested, please express your interest at the talk page.
  • Our homepage has been updated with a new banner, information, upcoming events, and more. Members now have markers to mark what organizational parts of the User Group they are involved with. If you'd like to get involved in newsletter drafting (see March's!), social media management, or event coordination, feel free to add a marker next to your name.
We are a new organization and there are plenty of directions for us to pursue. If you have any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions for the organization, don't hesitate to open a discussion on our talk page.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

  • February 15, 2017 - Columbus - Women in Computing Edit-a-thon at The Ohio State University
  • March 3, 2017 - Columbus - Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon 2017 at The Ohio State University
  • August 9-13, 2017 - Montréal - Wikimania 2017, the annual Wikimedia conference! Scholarships are due very soon on February 20th (submit here). Several Ohio Wikimedians will potentially be carpooling to the event; this will be discussed in more detail closer to the event.
  • The 50,000 Challenge is an English Wikipedia event organized by WikiProject United States. The aim is to improve or create 50,000 articles related to the United States. There is also a subgoal of 1,000 article improvements for each state - if interested, be sure to sign up to improve articles related to Ohio!

Recent Happenings

This section will typically summarize events and accomplishments within Ohio's Wikimedia community in the last month. Since this is the first newsletter, this section will cover some of the major happenings since October 2016.
October 2016
November 2016
January 2017