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Date
January 15 and January 22
Description
One event isn't enough for Bostonians, so we'll be having two!
Free food and drinks both days -- champagne only on the 15th.
You do not need to be a student to take part in either event.
Organizers

Thanks to everyone who came on both days! 24.61.47.46

Events

Sat Jan 15: champagne & cake, MIT at MIT Building 5 Rm 134

This is a short 1 hour event: 7PM-8PM. We will be on a tight schedule, and may only have the room until 8PM sharp, but will look for another place nearby for people to linger and converse. We currently need 4 more volunteers to help with greeting and cleanup for that 60 minutes.

Many Wikipedians are partaking in the MIT Mystery Hunt this weekend, and will be dropping in to join for a drink and piece of cake. There will be a toast, a collaborative cake-frosting, and a simultaneous Internet-meme-article-edit at precisely 7:30.

Our menu will include:

cookies, crackers, cheese
collaborative celebratory cake
champagne, creamsoda
crudités: celery, carrots, cool cucumbers, &c.


Sat Jan 22: nattering & nostalgia

An all-afternoon event, roughly 1pm-3pm, on Harvard campus (where depends on RSVP counts)

An afternoon of fun and reminiscences with a bit of film, special guests, and, swag! We welcome short toasts to Wikipedia from local luminaries, critics, trolls, academics, and someone named William who rolls.

Additional proposed entertainments:

  • a wiki-game competition with fabulous prizes
  • a make-your-own-banner photo shoot


Interested?

CHAMPAGNESE CELEBRATION (CONCENTRATE): Sat Jan 15, 7pm-8pm, MIT Bldg 5-134

YES!

  1. Emufarmers -- organizing! 07:29, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
  2. Sj -- organizing! 06:36, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
    Though I will be participating in that Cantabridgian religious practice before and after the 15th event, I will definitely be there until 7:45.
  3. The Cunctator 17:25, 12 January 2011 (UTC) Ditto.
  4. JonDePlume - I'd love to go to a Boston-based event
  5. Miguel Fransisco
  6. en:User:Calliopejen1 - I may be out of town mid-January, but keep me posted on my en.wiki talkpage please!
  7. DoctorMO - I'm from the local ubuntu community and would be happy to come and invite others.
  8. Codrin - I'm in for both
  9. Reagle - 15th is likely, the later one less so.
  10. User:AnonymousMITstudent - I'd love to come by on 15th! Thank you!
  11. Bernie Innocenti - I'd be happy to participate
  12. William P. - I'll almost certainly come to both, although I'd appreciate it if you did the second one on the 22nd. My weekday schedule is always packed. UPDATE: I probably can't come to the one on the fifteenth. I'm in New York that day.
  13. Corvus coronoides - would love to stop by at MIT on the 15th.
  14. deleted - I'd love to come! I'll keep checking for more info and let some others know. Thanks!
  15. Zafartahirov 03:08, 4 January 2011 (UTC) Will definitely come!
  16. [Milk22] I am looking forward to this, I have never been to a Wikipedia event before. I am looking forward to it :)
  17. A Boston event will be awesome! Igothitwithabulb 15:34, 7 January 2011
  18. I'd be interesting in attending on the 15th. - cantabrigienne
  19. I'll attend the MIT event on the 15th. I will be bleary though, from the Hunt. Debivort 21:45, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
  20. I'm interested in either event, though not an MIT student. Does that matter? :) jcm
  21. Me and my girlfriend are! -- Douglas and Ariel
  22.   (see above)
  23. Daf -- I'm in!
  24. Whoisjohngalt - You only turn 10 once.
  25. Emw 03:05, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  26. My girlfriend and I are coming!! Kyle and Meagan
  27. nighthawk - My friend and I will be there!
  28. CaribDigita Yes, seeing that going to the event could be easier than coding on WP? *grin*
  29. I am interested in both. Though I worry that with Mystery Hunt going on, I might be busy most of the 15th --Donald Guy 20:58, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
  30. + 52 Mystery Hunters

Maybe. Will there be cake?

There will be cake. birthday cake. and a massively multiplayer frosting ceremony.

  1. jacobolus – I’ll try to show up both days.
  2. melikamp - I will try to make the 15th. Will there be free refreshments, I wonder?
  3. I would love to attend and will try my best for the 15th. Arnov Hazarika 18:38 UTC Jan 08 2011
  4. Is there gonna be free food on the 15th? One really angry guy 06:17, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
  5. Add one or two more! Not yet sure which day. valleyofthepoets January 9, 2011 5:39am
  6. I am in, Amr Elewa

I'll be there in spirit.

  1. Kevin Rutherford - I would love to but I'm going to be attached to Umass Amherst that day. Maybe I'll get the few Wikipedians there to do something. Have fun!
  2. what's an MIT mystery hunt? Probably can't come - time constraints - but have a blast!
  3. [dianeew] WBUR gave me free tickets to "A Joyful Noise" MLK Jr. concert at Sanders Theatre
  4. William P. - I'm in New York that day. Oops. I'll try to attend the 2nd Boston one and the one in NYC on that day, though.

AWESOME AFTERNOON ANNIVERSARY ACCOMPANIMENT: Sat Jan 22, 1pm, Harvard

1pm to 3pm, in the Harvard Science Center Rm 109

Theme: the next 10 years of Wikipedia, and collaborations with colleges & universities (University Ambassadors, Wikipedia 1.0, and more)

YES!

  1. Bala Subramanian Glad to attend this event on 22nd!
  2. Emufarmers
  3. Sj -- definitely!
  4. Gosox5555 - Will be in NYC for the 15th, but will try to attend the second one.
  5. Codrin - I'm in for both
  6. Bernie Innocenti - I'd be happy to participate
  7. William P. - I'll almost certainly come to both, although I'd appreciate it if you did the second one on the 22nd. My weekday schedule is always packed.
    Question - who is organizing the MIT one? The listing of both events appears to have been an IP edit. I'm wondering when we'll have a more precise location. Cheers, Corvus coronoides
    Sj's handling the space arrangements; see details above!. Emufarmers & Sj
    Good to know; thanks! Corvus coronoides
  8. jacobolus – I’ll try to show up both days.
  9. deleted - I'd love to come! I'll keep checking for more info and let some others know. Thanks!
  10. Jamersofur/Jalexander I'll be in SF for the 15th but I'll be there for the next weekend!
  11. Zafartahirov 03:08, 4 January 2011 (UTC) Will definitely come!
  12. [dianeew] Sounds like fun
  13. [Milk22] I am looking forward to this, I have never been to a Wikipedia event before. I am looking forward to it :)
  14. JLettvin Interested.
  15. Redcoatwright - I'd also be interested in attending, I've never been to a wikipedia organized event.
  16. A Boston event will be awesome! Igothitwithabulb 15:34, 7 January 2011
  17. nerdqueen -- for the 22nd - thanks!
  18. I am interested in both. Though I worry that with Mystery Hunt going on, I might be busy most of the 15th --Donald Guy 20:58, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
  19. I'm interested in either event, though not an MIT student. Does that matter? :) jcm
  20. Me and my girlfriend are! -- Douglas and Ariel
  21. Daf -- I'm in!
  22. Down for the 22nd! -- RS
  23. Whoisjohngalt - You only turn 10 once.
  24. Emw 03:05, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  25. nyassin - Im in!
  26. Darxus
  27. Praetorius -- Can I come? :3
  28. Shamiejerlock - yay ^_^
  29. DeAnimation -- I would love to come! Where exactly in Harvard Square is it suppose to be?
  30. Hdtv3dtv 17:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC) I Live Near Where it will be
  31. ignatiev
  32. Have a dance class 1:30-3:15ish but hope to come for the end. Calliopejen1 23:10, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
  33. Yourface Yes! I'll be in the area that weekend
  34. HereToHelp - Will come the 22nd. This will be my first in-person Wikipedia event.
  35. Reagle - I can make it!

Maybe. Will there be more cake?

There will be more cake. Zoroastrian Magi layer cake. and a distributed layercarving and frosting contest.

  1. Bokehmon - may be able to attend the 22nd, first WP event
  2. I'd love to, but I have a debate tournament in Lexington. I'll try and get my friends interested, and we should be coming back through Boston at around that time. We may be able to make it if they're interested.
  3. Will be around on the 15th. Mindspillage 19:42, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
  4. I might make it for the 22nd. Dominic 06:31, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
  5. I could try for the 22nd.
  6. Add one or two more! Not yet sure which day. valleyofthepoets January 9, 2011 5:39am
  7. I am in, Amr Elewa
  8. Maybe... Piac31

Images and updates from events

Photos from the Wikipedia hacks around MIT

  • cleanup tags and [citation needed] templates across campus
  • wikiglobe hanging from Lobby 7, by where we held the birthday party
  • wikiX swag :)