Wikimedia New York City/State of the Chapter 2011
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At a Glance and History
- 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
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
Conferences and Special Projects
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
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