Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Australia/2008-11
Wikimedia Australia chapter report
Edition 2, November 2008
By Brianna Laugher, interim Secretary (blaugher at wikimedia dot org dot au)
Another busy month for WMAU. Last month we promised a website, membership and an AGM. We managed to get two our of three and a few other odds and sods besides. Hot topics of discussion have been working with educators and museums.
News in brief
- An education mailing list was launched.
- Our official website was launched. Editing is limited to account holders (which is limited to members).
- We are now open for members! As of 2008-21-15 we have 31 paid members and 10 would-be members awaiting approval or receipt of payment.
- Wikimedia Australia received two donations (almost certainly as a result of the WMF fundraiser). As a result we started a page explaining how to donate and thanking donors.
- Wikimedia Australia is developing a joint publication with Creative Commons Australia, to be launched at the Free as in Freedom LCA miniconf.
- The AGM is planned for Sunday 10th January 2009 but it has not been formally announced yet.
- Melbourne, 5 November "Wiki Wednesday" coinciding with LUV talk [no report, see below]
- Sydney, 12 November "Wiki Wednesday",
- Perth, 29 November [no report]
- Sydney, 18 December: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney#December_18th_2008>
- Everywhere :) 10 January: AGM (planned)
- Melbourne, 5 November, LUV meeting: "Hacking MediaWiki (For Users)" talk, by Brianna.
- Melbourne, 24 November, Victoria IT Teachers Association (VITTA) conference: "Wikipedia in schools: An unexplored potential" workshop by Brianna.
- Sydney, 28 November, English Teachers Association conference: Liam gave a workshop about using Wikipedia in the classroom.
- Hobart, 20 January 2009: "Free as in Freedom" miniconf as part of linux.conf.au, organised by Brianna. <http://linux.conf.au/schedule/121/view_miniconf> One of the speakers is Liam. Also, Angela is a keynote at the main conference.
Committee meeting minutes
- 2008-11-02 <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-November/001780.html>
- 2008-11-09 <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-November/001830.html>
- 2008-11-16 <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-November/001912.html>
- 2008-11-23 <http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-December/002100.html>
On the lists
- Adopting a language project
- Wikipedia Loves Art! Photo contest at the Powerhouse Museum
- Working on a WMAU brochure
- Corporate sponsorship/membership
- Legal restrictions on taking photographs in Australian Commonwealth reserve areas
- WMAU activities and direction