Wikimedia New York City/State of the Chapter 2011

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Giving the Wikimedia NYC "State of the Chapter 2011" in Berlin.

At a Glance and History[edit]

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  • Not just NYC - but the whole surrounding region
  • 7 board members
  • 20-30 active participants

  • First musings in 2007
  • Official chapter and incorporated in 2009
  • First major conferences and photo events in 2009


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Educational Workshops[edit]

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We love newbies, they are delicious...

  • New York Area Theological Library Association special session at Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Princeton University talk on Improving Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors training with Wikimedia Foundation at CUNY LaGuardia
  • CUNY LaGuardia Center for Teaching and Learning Follow-up and How to Edit Wikipedia: Hands-on Workshop
  • Newbie Wikipedia Workshop at New Work City coworking; 1 event already, 3 more monthly events planned
  • Women's Wiki Workshop with Girls in Tech and other NY Wiki Chics events in pipeline

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Conferences and Special Projects[edit]

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We get together...

  • Most meetups are mini-conferences with long boring agendas and also lively debates on stuff
  • 2nd Annual Wiki-Conference NYC with keynoters by Sue Gardner and Clay Shirky
  • Wikipedia Day 10th Birthday Bash NYC not our first Wikipedia Day nor our last

Intern projects that have blossomed...

  • Lights Camera Wiki and Wikipedia Video and Education Working Group
  • NYCwiki civic resource and Manhattan Borough President's Office

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GLAM[edit]

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Catch the GLAM fever...

  • Helped Brooklyn Museum navigate hazardous copyright ambiguity on licensing images for Wikimedia Commons donation
  • Helped hazardous COI ambiguity on museum articles with creative sandboxing
  • Wikipedians In Residence likely coming soon for Museum of Modern Art and New York Public Library
  • Free Culture Alliance NYC lives!
  • GLAMcamp NYC planned at New York Public Library in May
  • Sister group Wikimdia DC is awesome, especially in relationship with National Archives and Smithsonian