WALRUS/December 2016

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Date and time[edit]

December 19 (Monday) at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern, per this Doodle scheduling poll.

Zoom videoconference information[edit]

Getting set up with Zoom[edit]

How to join the meeting[edit]

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/186518854

  • Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,186518854# or +16465588656,186518854#
  • Or Telephone:

Chair & secretary for this month[edit]

Agenda[edit]

  • 0:00-0:15 - "One minute updates" from each chapter and user group.

Tabled agenda items[edit]

(If there is time at the end of the meeting, anyone can pick up one of these items for discussion)

  • Website for Wikimedia US Coalition
  • Health & Medicine programs
  • Wiki Loves Earth and other photography competitions
  • Art + Feminism
  • Legal activism and civil liberties
  • Privacy
  • Copyright
  • Freedom of panorama
  • Orphaned works
  • Technical developments
  • QR codes
  • Wikimedia mobile apps and mobile web
  • Wikidata and referencing
  • Government agencies and NGOs with mission alignment (ex. National Archives, state and local governments, history societies, Red Cross, Consumer Reports, UNESCO, NASA)
  • Grants:IdeaLab/Cameras for Commons photographers
  • GLAM-US coordination and/or "GLAM-Wiki Consortium", possibly an intern, contract, or part-time position
  • Requesting the www.wikimedia.us domain from WMF
  • Collaboration with public broadcasters such as PBS, NPR, and BBC America, and public-interest broadcasters such as C-SPAN

Meeting minutes[edit]

WALRUS notes from 2016-12-19 conference call Wikified from our shared meeting notes

Please feel free to correct notes

Attendees[edit]

  • Benoit Rochon
  • Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon)
  • Cliff
  • Erika aka BrillLyle
  • Jame Hare
  • John Wild
  • JP Be'land
  • Kevin Payravi (SuperHamster)
  • Krill Lokshin
  • Peaceray
  • Pharos
  • Pine
  • rachelwexelbaum
  • Rob
  • TParis

Area reports[edit]

Tennessee: Cliff[edit]
  • hard time getting a quorum for forming the user group; still nascent; doing Art&Feminism
Bay Area: Checkingfax[edit]

Bay Area WikiSalon, Wednesday December 21 at 6 p.m. will be a WikiSalon plus a -presentation about Teahouse - by Jim Heaphy (User:Cullen328) who has been a Teahouse pillar since its inception a few years ago. We will also have lightning talks and announcements from the floor. -issue with attendee bringing bed bugs into the event and how we dealt with it with compassion

NYC[edit]
Pharos[edit]
  • Wikipedia day 16
  • edit-a-thon w/ Gugenheim Asian Art
  • new hire for reporting
Erika[edit]
Some 2016 events
  • Wikipedia Day 15th Birthday Bash NYC @ NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program − Wikipedia's Birthday for Wikipedia's 15th year! Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Art+Feminism Train the Trainers 1 @ CUNY Graduate Center. Tuesday, February 1, 2016
  • AfroCROWD Black Life Matters @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – part of Black WikiHistory Month. Saturday, February 6, 2016
  • Art+Feminism Train the Trainers 2 / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim. Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • WikiWednesday (February) @ Babycastles. Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • AfroCROWD #BRONX AFRICA Black Life Matters Bronx Arts Council @ Hostos. Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Art+Feminism 2016 @ MoMA. Saturday, March 5, 2016 – part of Art+Feminism global campaign and Women In Red online campaign
  • Art+Feminism 2016 @ Interference Archive. Sunday, March 6, 2016
Minnesots[edit]
rachelwexelbaum[edit]
  • Minnesota Institute of Art edit-a-thon on contemporary art
  • MIA uses meetup, so some Wikipedia metrics not available
  • February: Africa-American edit-a-thon
  • Means of doing remote participation during inclement weather
John Wild[edit]
  • Also from Minnesota, organized an edit-a-thon
  • Two different groups; new editors, discussions between existing editors
Ohio State: SuperHamster[edit]
  • Ohio State, will publish a report
  • 3 edit-a-thons-
    • WPD 15
    • A&F
Tampa: Rob[edit]
  • drove down to Miami to assist with BBC 100 Women
  • A&F in March
Hawaii: TParis[edit]
  • Hello
Cascadia Wikimedians[edit]
Pine[edit]
  • Cascadia Wikimedia financial report
  • lots of small transactions
Peaceray[edit]
Montreal: Benoit Rochon[edit]
  • Bon soir, joining for 1st time for quriousity

Videos: Pine[edit]

  • Unforeseen difficulties
  • Should have scripts in next couple of months

Wikipedia Day 16: Pharos[edit]

Discussion about updating WALRUS information & the relationship between WALRUS & WMF[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]

From the Zoom Group Chat[edit]

In Pacific Standard Time
From Pine to Everyone: 05:58 PM
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WALRUS/December_2016
From Me to Everyone: 06:01 PM
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WALRUS_December_2016
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:02 PM
Just a heads up that I joined twice - once so I can talk/webcam with my phone, and another so I can easily type here.
From TParis to Everyone: 06:06 PM
Hello from Hawaii
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:07 PM
Hey!
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:08 PM
hi John
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:09 PM
Hi, TParis
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:10 PM
Hawaii is here, and Minnesota
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:10 PM
California. It is freezing here, so to speak. 29 at night.
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:13 PM
if anyone wants more email for some reason and would like to be kept up to date with Wikipedia Connection's activities at Ohio State, feel free to subscribe to our ~weekly newsletter - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdozWodYBEg2oR6b5iQC2ogAOtIuulDbzIFvHTjBqFjz7V-gg/viewform
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:13 PM
Aloha, TParis
I want to sign up for your newsletter!
From TParis to Everyone: 06:13 PM
My newsletter? I have a newsletter?
or Erika's?
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:13 PM
2016 events
Wikipedia Day 15th Birthday Bash NYC @ NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program − Wikipedia's Birthday for Wikipedia's 15th year! Saturday, January 16, 2016
Art+Feminism Train the Trainers 1 @ CUNY Graduate Center. Tuesday, February 1, 2016
AfroCROWD Black Life Matters @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – part of Black WikiHistory Month. Saturday, February 6, 2016
Art+Feminism Train the Trainers 2 / Photo-Poetics @ Guggenheim. Tuesday, February 16, 2016
WikiWednesday (February) @ Babycastles. Wednesday, February 17, 2016
AfroCROWD #BRONX AFRICA Black Life Matters Bronx Arts Council @ Hostos. Saturday, February 27, 2016
Art+Feminism 2016 @ MoMA. Saturday, March 5, 2016 – part of Art+Feminism global campaign and Women In Red online campaign
Art+Feminism 2016 @ Interference Archive. Sunday, March 6, 2016
From Rob to Everyone: 06:13 PM
Your ideas intrigue me. Please subscribe me to your newsletter.
From Cliff to Everyone: 06:14 PM
I just signed up for your newsletter, Kevin. Thanks!
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:14 PM
I meant Kevin's newsletter, but I am easily intrigued
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:14 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Event_archive#2016
so sorry wrong link
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:15 PM
Aww you guys <3 TParis should have a personal monthly newsletter, too.
@Erika so many awesome events
From Me to TParis: (Privately) 06:15 PM
Aloha & Mahalo!
From TParis to Me: (Privately) 06:15 PM
Aloha Peaceray
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:16 PM
Erika, are those 2017 dates or 2016?
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:17 PM
2016
the blue box at top has upcoming 2017 events
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:18 PM
Hi, Benoit!
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:18 PM
excellent french Richard!
Hi Benoit!
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:19 PM
James Hare looks way to comfortable and warm. LOL
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:19 PM
Excellent angle.
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:23 PM
Benoit, Circa73 invited me to the SF area Art+Feminism edit-a-thons. She may be a good resource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Circa73
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:24 PM
Bonsoir Erika
Super. Merci Wayne!
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:25 PM
merci Benoit pour l'invitation
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:25 PM
Avec plaisir.
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:25 PM
hi JP
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:25 PM
:`)
hi Pharos
I am Amqui on Wikipedia btw
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:26 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amqui
Lol
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:26 PM
glad to have you
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:27 PM
I can only write
hi all, I am vice president of Wikimedia Canada, nothing else to say, thanks for having me
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:27 PM
Welcome!
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:27 PM
Hello! :D
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:28 PM
lol Benoit the right link is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Amqui
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:29 PM
Ho... Ok.
'was joking
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:29 PM
lol
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:30 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2017
We need to start the page on Meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_16\
:-)
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:30 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Day#Wikipedia_Day_2017
From TParis to Everyone: 06:30 PM
I have to step away, working on a SAN
From Rob to Everyone: 06:31 PM
the meta link on that page doesn't work
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:31 PM
It's not started yet
From Rob to Everyone: 06:31 PM
ah okay
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:33 PM
last year in NYC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2016
2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day_2015
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:33 PM
Bay Area WikiSalonf or December: please feel free to edit it so it makes more sense and makes more sense to wiki and non-wiki folks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bay_Area_WikiSalon_December_2016
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:34 PM
cake: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Wikipedia_15_-_Wikipedia_Day_2016_Wikimedia_NYC_10.jpg
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:35 PM
if you're planning something, Kevin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Day#Wikipedia_Day_2017
or others
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:35 PM
will make a page tonight/tomorrow and add it :)
thanks
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:35 PM
Cakes of francophone Wikiconvention : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/WikiConvention_francophone_2016_by_Dyolf77_DSC_3451.jpg
Colors of francophonie !
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:36 PM
WOW! 4!!!!
From Benoit Rochon to Everyone: 06:36 PM
5 in fact
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:36 PM
:-)
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:36 PM
College students are already hesitant to do campus events on weekends...I wonder if Wikipedia cake will help.
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:37 PM
Peaceray: Be sure to dump this chat to the Etherpad before it goes poof ;-)
Kevin, I heard cupcakes are good duckets.
What day will Wikipedia 16 be?
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:38 PM
Sunday Jan 15
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:38 PM
@Kevin -- food and beverages always helps!
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:39 PM
Kevin: That is my philosophy with WikiSalon and with prior functions. Good food helps a lot!
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:40 PM
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_United_States_Coalition#WALRUS_committee
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:40 PM
We've always got food, but alas sleeping and partying are priorities on Ohio State weekends ;P
From Me to Everyone: 06:41 PM
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_United_States_Coalition#Representatives
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:41 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:42 PM
Since we are having our December WikiSalon 2 weeks early, maybe we should have our January, 2017 WikiSalon 2 weeks early and combine it to build out a WD16?
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:42 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup_Box
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:42 PM
We also have WikiFranca
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:42 PM
We usually do last Wednesday.
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:42 PM
French chapters coalition
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:42 PM
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Wikimedia_United_States_Coalition
From JP Béland to Everyone: 06:42 PM
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiFranca
From Pharos to Everyone: 06:43 PM
the template is more up-to-date in terms of active groups
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:47 PM
We do public facing announcements in Wikipedia namespace, and we do our planning in meta.
Bay Area WikiSalon would appreciate input and help from y'all in helping us attract new and marginalized editors.
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:47 PM
Turn the APG into a series of 52 rapid grants.
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:47 PM
ha ha ha
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:50 PM
Erika. User:Ben Creasy is a programmer and wants to automate a lot of the rote work.
From Erika aka BrillLyle to Everyone: 06:50 PM
ah.
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:50 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Wlm-jury-report-2016-lores.pdf
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:52 PM
Stephen Laporte did a great job of promoting WLM, and Niki make a short presentation and upload-a-thon at Bay Area WikiSalon back in October.
From TParis to Everyone: 06:56 PM
Im bvack
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 06:58 PM
lol my phone died
my bad
If you ask questions in here I can answer them through text
(can't webcam/mic)
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 06:59 PM
Erika. Please nudge Ben directly ;-)
From John Wild to Everyone: 07:00 PM
Need to drop off. Thank you for the invite Pharos
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 07:01 PM
15% laptop battery left.
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 07:01 PM
https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/##
Program and events dashboard, for reference
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 07:03 PM
I was the only attendee at the SF Wikidata 4th year celebration party other than the organizer: Scott McCloud
From Kevin Payravi to Everyone: 07:03 PM
Gotta take off, have a great night everyone!
From Checkingfax (Wayne Calhoon) to Everyone: 07:04 PM
Erika, Bay Area WikiSalon is attracting 15 to 50 people a month, so we are almost a chapter!
From JP Béland to Everyone: 07:04 PM
WMCA can use help