Ohio Wikimedians User Group/Newsletter/2017/June

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Ohio Wikimedians User Group: June 2017 newsletter[edit]

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General Updates

  • The second annual Great Buckeye Wiknic will be taking place in Columbus on the afternoon on Sunday, July 9th! The event will be at the Women's Field House in Lincoln Tower Park at Ohio State University; please see the event details for more information. Travel reimbursements are in the works. If you're interested in attending / want details leading up to the event, please sign up on the event page.
  • Addis Wang has been featured in the Wikimedia Foundation blog: Building communities to support free knowledge: Addis Wang. Read about how Addis, an Ohio Wikimedian, has engaged and helped bring new editors to Wikipedia through is work in China, Ohio, and Ohio State University.
  • WikiConference North America is taking place August 9-10 in Montreal as a pre-conference to Wikimania 2017. Submissions are now being accepted if you would like to attend; registration is also open.
  • 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.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Offline events
Great Buckeye Wiknic in Columbus
Taking place at the Women's Field House at Ohio State University; if interested, sign up here.
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! WikiConference North America takes place on the 9-10.
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!