Talk:Wikimania 2022/Pittsburgh Meetup

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Wikimania events to match up to[edit]

Food and things to do[edit]

  • Museums:
    • https://www.postnatural.org/ (only open Sunday; we have booked a private guided tour for our group on Saturday)
    • https://carnegiemuseums.org/ (4 major museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (you get admission to both, they are connected). Warhol Museum (smaller and specialized, located on the North Shore.) Carnegie Science Center (mostly for kids but has good laser shows, also on the North Shore).
    • https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/ (A nice mix of art, history, and sports exhibits)
    • https://mattress.org/ (Installation art in multiple buildings within the same neighborhood)
    • https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/ (Romare Bearden exhibit currently! Also lovely grounds and has a collection of cool old vehicles)
    • https://www.bayernhofmuseum.com/ (bizarre collection of self-playing musical instruments in the unique home of a 1970s millionare who had money to spend on building secret passageways. Appointment required).
  • Food recommendations in East Liberty and surrounding neighborhoods:
    • Galley Bakery Square: multiple restaurant startups all in one place with large seating area (indoors and outdoors)
    • APTEKA: vegan central & eastern european (we have a group reservation here on Sunday at 6:30pm)
    • Kelly's Bar & Lounge: retro-style drinking spot known for its mac & cheese. Has a pleasant outdoor back patio.
    • Noodlehead: Thai / nooodles (cash only, has ATM)
    • Nak Won Garden(Facebook link): Korean
    • Mad Mex: local Tex Mex; giant burritos.
    • Casbah: Mediterranean / European
    • Square Cafe: amazing breakfast and good veggie food
    • East End Brewing Company: brewery with outdoor and indoor seating; pizza available.
  • Lovely parks and places to walk in nature:
    • Highland Park: some trails but best known for being the site of a reservoir you can walk around
    • Schenley Park: great woodsy trails and a scenic overlook
    • Frick Park: many trails, some woodsy and hilly some flat and paved.
  • Touristy stuff:

Conceivable lodging[edit]

Location of our Carnegie Library[edit]

What are your lodging preferences?[edit]

Do people want to try to stay in university dorms, if that is somehow a possibility? If so, I can try to reach out about that, but I'd need to know a number of rooms to try to reserve. Warning: they might not be air conditioned, and they're in a different but nearby neighborhood (Oakland).

Should we book a block of hotel rooms? If so, which hotel (see thread above and the list on the main page)? And how many rooms? Triciaburmeister (talk) 14:48, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does anyone have any experience with the local hotels? Is there someone who would be willing to call around and see if there's a possibility of a discount for a block? JamieF (talk) 15:00, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't have experience with local hotels (because I live here), but I can call some of them if I have a better idea of what I would need to be asking, and what the budget situation is. Maybe @SuperHamster would be better for that task b/c they've got the purse-strings... Triciaburmeister (talk) 16:30, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Triciaburmeister yeah, sounds like @SuperHamster might be the person for the job but I know he's Ireland. Maybe find an email and just say "we are hosting a conference and anticipate around X number of people. Does your hotel offer a discount for bulk room reservations/rental? If so, within how many day would we need to confirm?" Then let us know the window and we could all book ASAP? I've never been to Pittsburgh so I trust you all to pick something. Haha. Wondering if @econterms has an opinion? JamieF (talk) 14:56, 24 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note for others: We booked with Kasa, it was pretty easy through Expedia (although non-refundable) sounds like everything through them is automated and no actual on site staff. Just wanted to throw that out there as an FYI! JamieF (talk) 21:46, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am curious to hear what it is like at this robot hotel! Triciaburmeister (talk) 15:49, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Parking?[edit]

Does anyone know if there's any free or long term parking around where we'll be? Certainly don't mind leaving my car somewhere a bit further out if needed but thought I'd get the scoop, in case anyone knows! JamieF (talk) 21:44, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is lot of free on-street parking in the neighborhood surrounding East Liberty, less than a mile walking distance from most of our locations. This map shows the areas that require a permit: https://gis.pittsburghpa.gov/pghpermitparking/. Everywhere else it is pretty easy to find a spot on the street and you don't have to have a permit to leave your car. If that doesn't work for you, you're also welcome to park in my driveway. I live in the Regent Square neighborhood, which is a short bus ride from East Liberty via the East Busway (Hamnett Station to East Liberty station). Triciaburmeister (talk) 15:49, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good to know! That sounds perfect. (Finding some street parking). Just wasn't sure - most of Chicago requires permits that have to be changed every morning! JamieF (talk) 20:15, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania events to match up to or replay together[edit]

Are there talks from the online global Wikimania event and hackathon that you want to virtually attend or replay to watch together? Add them here! Triciaburmeister (talk) 15:31, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I want to watch or attend:
-- I'm interested in a lot of these as well, specifically:
  • Depths of Wikipedia
  • Can we interest you...
  • Reimagining...
  • Partner Up for Wikidata!
  • Showcasing Youth Diversity and Inclusion
  • Successes and Challenges JamieF (talk) 20:18, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]