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The April 2015 NYC WikiWednesday salon and skill-share with the Wikimedia NYC community was held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, a co-working space and gallery located near 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This is the first of hopefully a series of monthly "WikiWednesday" meetings at Babycastles, in addition to our weekend events.



Bring your own ideas!

Follow-up on ideas raised at recent wiki-eventsEdit

Chapter businessEdit

Future plansEdit

Speakers, workshops and roundtable discussionsEdit


15-20 minutes

  • Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies - Shannon Mattern

Lightning talksEdit

5 minutes; includes other discussions and skill-shares
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Recaps and AnnouncementsEdit

  • ArtandFeminism Edit-a-thons
  • Wikipedia Day
  • AfroCrowd Edit-a-thons
    • Kicked off in February, events in March, April
    • Next event: AfricaCROWD in May, train-the-trainers on June 6th, Edit-a-thon on June 20th
    • WMNYC is the fiscal sponsor of AfroCROWD - we are interested in being the fiscal sponsor for other projects
  • Wikipedia Educators Network - WP:NYCEDU
  • 3-Day Wikipedia Conference in Washington D.C. (Columbus Day weekend in October), at the National Archives
  • Dilettante Army - doing an event on June 13th, interested in getting funding, Oracle Club in Long Island City
    • Edit-a-thon announcements (see Meetup page)
    • Should Wikimedia NYC have a staff person?
      • What would a staff person for WMNYC do?


"Lady Librarians & Feminist Epistemologies" - Shannon Mattern Link to Shannon Mattern's blog post of talk: Wikipedia Feminist Epistemology Take 2 at Babycastles

  • What are the epidemiological differences between Edit-a-thons - at MoMA and Babycastles?
  • Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Library (SF) - from San Francisco to Outer Space
  • Suzanne Briet - making the case for 'grey literature'
  • What does it mean to be a Wikipedia subject? How does Wikipedia have meaning?
  • How does Wikipedia's aesthetics / architecture shape the way history is written off Wiki?
  • How to infuse feminist sensibility in non-content development ways?
  • How can Wikipedia show ways that ideas / history is developed collectively? [shoutout to linked Jazz project]
  • Q: What would feminist theory on the encyclopedia be?

Lighning talksEdit

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Likely attendeesEdit

Possible attendeesEdit


  • nafSadh did say 23:09, 4 April 2015 (UTC) Can't come on a weekday :(
  • HullIntegritytalk / 14:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC) - Teaching a class, darnit. :(
  • I unfortunately have classes on Wednesday from 6-7:15 PM and it's non-negotiable.Mitch32(The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity.) 03:31, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I'll be able to attend some day. Probably on a day that I don't have examinations. Epic Genius (talk) 19:25, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Not only can I not make it this month, but as long as there are arrogant administrators who insist on ruining the structure of the articles we create, I probably wouldn't go even if I could. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:17, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry. Can't come except on weekends. RoyGoldsmith (talk) 07:57, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Anarchyshake (talk) 00:21, 19 April 2015 (UTC) I have class during these exact times :( Definitely interested in future events tho
  • Sorry. See you guys after the semester ends. --Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 18:34, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Seriously thought about this but I'm just not up to this today. Daniel Case (talk) 20:27, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
  • BrillLyle (talk) 21:57, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
  • PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:04, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

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