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Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & DC Meetup 26!
|Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.|
|FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 16:41, 26 November 2011 (UTC)|
Solahütte for front page
Please consider nominating your work at T:TDYK for front page exposure. Minor style note: encyclopedic article should not use editorializing words "interestingly" (see WP:EDITORIAL). Also, please add categories to the article. Note I've added a talk page WP:ASSESSMENT template. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 06:03, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
- Please take a look at the instructions at T:TDYK#How_to_post_a_new_nomination. Let me know if anything in them is unclear, and I'll gladly explain. DYK process, despite this large page, is not complex: you type in the name of your article, fill in few lines, save the page, and add it to the corresponding day section. I strongly prefer to teach people how to fish rather than give them the fish :) PS. Do you need help with categories? I highly recommending enabling WP:HOTCAT gadget, it makes adding categories a breeze. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 19:30, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
You're invited to DC Meetup #28!
|DC Meetup #28: March 10 at Capitol City Brewery|
DC Wikipedia meetup #28 is on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 7pm on at Capitol City Brewery in downtown DC. (11th & H St NW).
You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon!
|Who should come? You should. Really.|
Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner
You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon!
You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon!
|"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum|
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 17:57, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.
Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Is this the Returns Department?
Hi. Uh, a friend gave me this, um... [reaches into wrinkly paper grocery bag] barnstar thing and, well, I don't have a receipt (though I do have this diff) but... do you have a dry one? I was thinking maybe one of these? I don't want to seem picky but I never got a barnstar before and my mom is a little put off by the ploop...oops...in the water imagery.
EEng (talk) 00:10, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
P.S. I didn't want to say on the article's Talk because I don't want any hand grenades thrown, but Purple Heart is grotesquely overdetailed. For example:
- On October 10, 1927, Army Chief of Staff General Charles Pelot Summerall directed that a draft bill be sent to Congress "to revive the Badge of Military Merit". The bill was withdrawn and action on the case ceased on January 3, 1928, but the office of the Adjutant General was instructed to file all materials collected for possible future use.
Really! How fascinating!
- No, on January 3rd action on the case ceased (but -- and this is important -- the office of the Adjutant General was instructed to file all materials for possible future use). Perhaps I should add the date when all that filing was completed, plus details of the filing system used.
- This last isn't really so farfetched in the context of this article -- did you notice the long section on changes to procedures for retrieving service records due to the 1973 fire?
December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!
The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.
Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition
Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.
The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.
DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28!
Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!
Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data
Hi Cramyourspam, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)
There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!
- Please sign up here
- Announcement on Cato's blog
- Background from Cato sponsor Jim Harper's perspective
- Background from Wikipedian Pete Forsyth's perspective
DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9!
Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!
You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29
In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:10, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13!
Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!
DC meetups on April 19 and 20
Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:
On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.
On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.
DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11!
Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!
DC WikiSalon on May 24
The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.