Wikipedia workshop this weekend

There will be a workshop at the State Library of Western Australia this Saturday from 1 p.m., for anyone to come along and learn how to add just one citation to just one Wikipedia article (or more of either, of course). For more details, see meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiClubWest.

Wikisource Hangout

I wonder how long it takes after someone first starts editing a Wikimedia project that they figure out that they can read lots of Wikimedia news on https://en.planet.wikimedia.org/ — and when, after that, they realise they can also post to the news there? (At which point they probably give up if they haven’t already got a blog.)

Anyway, I forgot that I can post news, but then I remembered. So:

There’s going to be a Wikisource meeting next weekend (28 January, on Google Hangouts), if you’re interested in joining:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Community_User_Group/January_2017_Hangout

Internet Archive 20th anniversary celebration

I can’t believe I’m going to miss this by two days! I’m going to be in San Francisco for the first time since 1997 for the week before. What are the odds.

HOW TO BUILD AN ARCHIVE--Banner

“For 20 years, the Internet Archive has been capturing the Web– that amazing universe of images, audio, text and software that forms our shared digital culture. Now it’s time to celebrate and we’re throwing a party! Please join us for our 20th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, from 5-9:30 pm.”

’11th Hour’ Greens’ fundraiser

I’m sure I’ll feel oh-so-inclined to Do More about climate change after watching this film. Not that I’m feeling sick and tired of mainstream hippocracy about this stuff or anything. Just imagine Marvin: “Climate change? Don’t talk to me about climate change… I could’ve told them what to do, but of course they never asked me. No one ever asks me. And this pain in all the diodes down my left side…”

I’ll not go on.