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Wikimedia NYC WikiWednesday
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When and Where
DateWednesday, December 13, 2017
Time7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
145 W 14th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Basement level
City, StateNew York City, New York 10011
Wikimedia NYC presentation - WikiPhotography at WikiWednesday July 2015 3 crop.jpg

The December 2017 NYC WikiWednesday salon with the Wikimedia NYC community will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, a co-working space and gallery located near 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.


  • Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Babycastles. 145 W 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Basement level, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011

40°44′18″N 73°59′55.6″W / 40.73833°N 73.998778°W / 40.73833; -73.998778

  • Subway:
    • "1" train"2" train"3" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 7th Avenue)
    • "F" train"F" express train"M" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "L" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 6th Avenue)
    • "4" train"5" train"6" train"6" express train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "N" train"Q" train"R" train"W" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street - Union Square)
    • "A" train"C" train"E" train to 14th St. (exit at 14th Street and 8th Avenue)
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M14A, M14D, X1, X7, X9, X10, X12, X17, X27, X28 buses
  • Accessibility: Let us know if we should set up the manual elevator for this meetup.
  • Hashtag: #WikiWednesday
  • After the main meeting: Food and refreshments
  • Meetup link:
  • Etherpad:


Bring your own ideas!

  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Introductions for visitors
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Meeting, Part I (roundtable on ongoing projects)
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Meeting, Part II (new project proposals and ideas)

Check in - ongoing projects[edit]

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Recent edit-a-thons, etc.

Since last WikiWednesday

New and upcoming projects and events[edit]

  • AfroCrowd's Street Culture Edit-a-thon - Dec. 16
  • Wikipedia Day 2018 - Jan. 14
  • AfroCrowd Black History Month event w/ Fordham (during February 2018)
  • Black History Month at York College (during February 2018)
  • Women's History Month at BMCC (during March 2018)
  • Wikipedia training for faculty of York College, City University of New York. It was reminder how remarkable it is that faculty in many locations incorporate Wikipedia into their classes without ever seeking assistance. It's an opportunity for WMNYC to start ongoing relationships. Megs set up "CUNY Edits," a group on the City University of New York's academic commons to foster better communication among the many CUNY institutions.
  • Project with Columbia University Oral History program to document marginalized communities.

Speakers, workshops and roundtable discussions[edit]

Lightning talks[edit]

5 minutes; includes other discussions and skill-shares
Sign up here!

  • Discussion of WNYC's Nancy project (podcasts by/for the LGBTQ community), ideas and preparation for an editathon at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Encouraging lots of preparation, even holding an editathon or two in NYC to gauge the issues involved
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Chapter business[edit]

  • Solicitation for volunteers for committees. A list of committees and their general scope was passed out with a link to where people can sign up. Committees are:
    • Governance (Executive Working Group and Strategy Working Group)
    • Membership
    • Finance
    • Communications and Reporting
    • Partnerships

Food tonight[edit]

Comments / feedback / suggestions about food and/or for food selection? Please let us know!

  • pizza / Russian pies, maybe

External links[edit]

Sign up[edit]

Total Attendees: 15


  • FULBERT (talk) 18:57, 29 November 2017 (UTC) - too bad I am traveling for work this week
  • Jim.henderson (talk) 23:25, 8 December 2017 (UTC) Probably still be sick then
  • BlaueBlüte (talk) 03:19, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:07, 13 December 2017 (UTC) -- doesn't look likely. trying to get a this off the ground before the holidays

Possible attendees[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]