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WALRUS/February 2019

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WALRUS is a monthly online meeting for Wikimedia community organizers in the United States to discuss and collaborate on events and outreach of national interest.

Join the pan-USA Wikimedia local activists' chat on Monday February 11 2019 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern.

Zoom videoconference information[edit]

Getting set up with Zoom[edit]

How to join the meeting[edit]

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Chromebook or Android:


One tap mobile

+16468769923,,248280924# US (New York)
14086380968,,248280924# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location

+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 248 280 924

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/avRO9uO9q

Chair & secretary for this month[edit]

  • Meeting host for Zoom: Pharos
  • Meeting chair: Pharos (or another volunteer)
  • Meeting secretary for minutes: TBD


  • Introductions
  • Rapid grants for February (can submit up to Feb 15)
  • Black WikiHistory Month editathons
  • Art + Feminism editathons
  • Voting reminders
  • Model for meetups
    • en:WP:Meetup
    • Rubric for guiding what event organizers should request before committing to a meetup
  • Wikiconference North America 2019 alternatives
  • WMF and Google
  • Wikidata update(s)
  • Please check out WALRUS, a site redesign of Wikimedia United States Coalition
    • Controversy: name "WALRUS" versus name "Wikimedia United States Coalition"
      • Argument for Wikimedia United States Coalition
        • Sounds corporate
        • Aligns with corporate interests, like universities and museums
      • Argument for WALRUS
        • Walruses live in the United States
        • animal
        • the organization was founded as WALRUS in 2012 and has used the name since
    • Use WALRUS as landing page?
  • Rotating presidency of usergroups for WALRUS calls (next call on Monday March 11!)
  • Add your agenda items!