Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia Day 2019

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Part celebration and part conference, the Wikipedia Day 18th Birthday Bash was held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Ace Hotel New York and hosted by Wikimedia NYC. One of a number of Wikipedia Days worldwide, the day featured keynote presentations, breakout group discussions, lightning talks and yes, cake. Wikimedia NYC is especially interested in seeing newcomers join experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians on this day, so step right up.

Participation is free, but limited based on capacity. First come.



Liberty Hall Board Room Commons Bar
9:30 am DOORS OPEN
10:00 am Welcome from Wikimedia NYC (video) Room closed Coffee time, bagels and muffins
10:15 am Wikipedia at 18, Phoebe Ayers (video) Room closed
11:00 am Wikipedia as a Global Project (video) Conflict of interest
11:50 am Wikidata + Wiki Tech (video) Introduction to Wikipedia (chill space)
12:40 pm Lightning Talks I
1:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 pm New Maps for an Inclusive Wikipedia: Plotting Strategies to Counter Systemic Bias, Carwil Bjork-James (video) Room closed (chill space)
3:00 pm Public Domain and the Commons video WikiProject New York City Conversation
3:35 pm CAKE + PHOTO
4:00 pm Wikipedia in the University (video) Language and Translation issues: conversation (chill space)
5:00 pm Lightning Talks II (open)
Our panelists

Wikipedia as a Global Project

  • Sherry Antoine, AfroCROWD
  • Alice Backer, AfroCROWD
  • Ann Matsuuchi, LaGuardia Community College and Wikimedia NYC
  • Ximena Gallardo, LaGuardia Community College and Wikimedia NYC
  • Harold Cardenas Lema, Columbia University
  • Daniel Bogre Udell, Wikitongues
  • Abhishek Suryawanshi (moderator)

Wikidata + Wiki Tech

Public Domain and the Commons

  • Amanda Levendowski, NYU Technology Law and Policy Clinic
  • Kiowa Hammons, New York Public Library
  • Lane Rasberry, Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia
  • Bob Kosovsky, Wikimedia NYC (moderator)

Wikipedia in the University

Event detailsEdit




Wikipedia Day is free to attend and welcome to all! Please consider supporting its success by donating your time or funds to cover expenses such as food and travel scholarships (be sure to write "Wikipedia Day" in the notes!). If you take photos at the event, please consider uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, being sure to add the Category:Wikipedia Day 18 NYC.


Lightning talksEdit

Add your 3 minute lightning talk here! Lightning talks may cover a wide range of topics related to Wikipedia, Wikimedia, and the larger free culture movement. They don't even have to mention Wikipedia! However, we ask that lightning talks aren't used to promote or sell products and services.

Lightning Talks I

This lightning talk round is now full, but there are still slots available in the afternoon section!

  1. Writing about Wikipedia, Wiki Wormhole - Mike Vago (talk) 21:15, 19 December 2018 (UTC) (video)
  2. Asian American Writers on Wikipedia - Kyle Lucia Wu (link) (video)
  3. Wikifying the News, Example (In-Text Grey Tags) (video)
  4. Havana Architecture - ovA_165443 (talk) 03:09, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. The Case of Martin Wong: Wikidata and Representation of the Marginalized on the Web --Rolery02 (talk) 19:47, 10 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
Lightning Talks II
  1. Photography and getting your pictures into articles - Jim.henderson (talk) 18:13, 28 December 2018 (UTC) (video)
  2. Perhaps Jersey. No, no, not New Jersey, across the river, Jersey in the Duchy of Normandy.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 22:47, 29 December 2018 (UTC) Withdrawing for health reasons.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 18:40, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. How about the Signpost, Matthew Whitaker and scams on Wikipedia. If there's any time left I'll follow up on Jim H. Smallbones(smalltalk) 02:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. Current progress on dealing with scams and undeclared paid editors, following up on Smallbones. DGG ( talk ) 05:57, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. It started with a picnic: a brief history of Wikimedia NYC.--Pharos (talk) 20:32, 3 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
  6. A proposal for making reviews more useful for readers. --agr (talk) 15:58, 9 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
  7. The Challenges of Challengers: How Wikipedia’s Biography Policies Favor Incumbents Philepitta (talk) 02:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
  8. Wikidata & CUNY School of Public Health. - Michelleyelley 15:53, 11 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
  9. Open Educational Resources & Wikipedia - pbkauf (video)
  10. Museum Collections on Wikipedia: Opening Up to Open Data Initiatives - elenustika (video)
  11. Writing a featured article for fun and profit - Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 19:19, 12 January 2019 (UTC) (video)
  12. "DREAM" 5 steps to turn your resolutions into realities
  13. 4 Internet info wikis that you could edit. Wwwhatsup (talk) 1 2 3 4 (video)
  14. Wikipedia and Prisons User:Doctorxgc (video)
  15. Gender representation on Wikidata User:Megs (video)
  16. DEFCON 201 Wikipedia Research Hacking Update Sidepocket (Sidepocket (talk)) (video)

Sign upEdit

Please be sure to register via Eventbrite!


  • For the first time in several years, I will be unable to attend; I have a conflict this weekend. Daniel Case (talk) 20:11, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia Day 2019 unfortunately conflicts with my monthly volunteering for a local community group. 😢 Elyaqim (talk) 01:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Alas, I have moved away from the beautiful East Coast and can't attend. But I'll be there in spirit! Liz Read! Talk! 00:25, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Not going to register yet, but I'll try to make it! ceranthor 18:53, 27 December 2018 (UTC) Regretfully won't make it. Enjoy, everyone! ceranthor 18:34, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Likely attendeesEdit