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Photos and videos of the conference events for re-use?[edit]

I haven't found anything usable yet except the group photo and some attendees' flickr accounts... Is there a spot where these will end up? Stanistani (talk) 02:08, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Stanistani! The conference photos and related media are being uploaded to commons:Category:WikiConference North America 2016; I'm not sure whether the videos will ultimately wind up in the same place, or if there will be a different location for them. Kirill Lokshin (talk) 04:19, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Kirill Lokshin, I'll watch that category.Stanistani (talk) 08:31, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Dear Stanistani Please check the category. Geraldshields11 (talk) 00:07, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the photos! I'd still like to see the videos for the sessions I missed, and to link them. I saw one for biological Wikidata. Any others in circulation?Stanistani (talk) 05:48, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Kirill Lokshin and Geraldshields11 I am also waiting to see these videos. Thanks! 18:47, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
I have lots of videos sitting on a jump drive. I hear that other wiki-people have the same problem of making the videos but having trouble uploading them. I still want to upload these, 2 years old that they are. I talked with someone about possibly setting up a wiki video processing center, where someone who does basic video editing (cuts between speakers, typically) can do the edits and uploads in exchange for videos mailed by jump drive and a file telling exactly where to make the video cuts.
This is a big problem. Many people want the videos, the speakers go to a lot of work to script and present their talks, and a lot of this labor is being lost. I am not sure what to do. There are some other problems, like some people want to see their videos before upload and also upload probably always should happen in a personal logged-in vimeo account then transferred to wiki to keep full-size files. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:43, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Inviting you to participate in the women editing contest "The women you have never met"[edit]

Dear WikiConference North America!

Hope this message finds you all well :) On behalf of Iberocoop network I want to invite you to be part of the women editing contest we are organizing along with many other chapters and user groups in the movement. You are doing an excellent work on your local context and we will be so pleased to have you on board. In this very early stage, we are asking the organizations to add their interest in the following meta page Hope to see you there soon! Hugs----Anna Torres (WMAR) --Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

So, becoming a member...[edit]

I cannot seem to figure out what it takes to actually become a member of the user group... help? Montanabw (talk) 01:57, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

@Montanabw: You can add your name to the members section. hiàn 02:14, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Share your feedback in this global Wikimedia survey[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,
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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: June 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 16 / June 2018
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:45, 3 November 2017 (UTC)


Are there any links to share to public discussions about the 2019 conference? The possibility of a 2019 conference was briefly mentioned on the last day of the 2018 event, so I was curious to learn more about the current status. Any and all links would be helpful to this discussion, thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 20:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Some of the following locations were suggested, from what I remember:
  • Mexico City
  • Michigan
  • San Diego
--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:47, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
I had assumed Mexico City, based on some things I'd heard. I'd also plump for the Caribbean, because I think that's an area where we could foster a lot of collaboration.
I'm heading down to my alma mater right now, and am going to being putting out feelers there...if not 2019, then maybe 2020? (William & Mary would be the place.) --Ser Amantio di Nicolao (talk) 00:17, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

I'd support making this an annual event, and maybe think about WALRUS and the appropriate Mexican and Canadian groups to plan 2-3 years ahead. For 2019, I would suggest going west again; WCNA has been "east" for two years now, and three out of four years, as well. Perhaps consider a location we've not already been. Personally (and yes, for kind of selfish reasons), I'd like to nominate the Pacific Northwest; Seattle or Vancouver BC; or perhaps the San Francisco area. If memory serves, so far we've had: 2015: Washington DC (though that was WikiConference USA) 2016: San Diego, CA 2017: Montreal (just before Wikimania) 2018: Columbus, OH So anyway, there is probably an argument to be made for Mexico, but they hosted Wikimania not long ago. I'd say let's mix it up a bit. Montanabw (talk) 04:07, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

@Montanabw: Don't forget about NYC in 2014! I, too, like the idea of an annual conference, as long as there is enough volunteer capacity and willingness to pitch in re: funding, planning, logistics, etc. Speaking of funding, this is Step 1, and I'm not sure what discussions have taken place already re: funding for a possible 2019 event. Perhaps a steering committee or two can weigh in here? -Another Believer (talk) 21:30, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: November 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 17 / November 2018
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:10, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia Summit 2019?[edit]

@Fuzheado, Rosiestep, and SuperHamster: I assume a discussion has been had and someone will be registering to represent this user group at the upcoming Wikimedia Summit 2019? I don't see anyone registered yet, and I just wanted to make sure this hasn't fallen off our collective radar. Thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 02:17, 4 December 2018 (UTC)