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Hello -- I'm writing to invite you to the kickoff event for our new monthly series of WikiSalons. These free events will be at the Wikimedia Foundation offices, the last Wednesday evening of every month, and will provide an opportunity to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new wiki-related projects and ideas. For this first event, we have two brief presentations lined up:

The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve. Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic. We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register in advance, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

-Pete, Ben, and Wayne

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Night beforeEdit

We look forward to seeing you at 6:00pm for our first Bay Area WikiSalon!

You can find all details for the event here:,_April_2016

Two quick addenda:

  • We'll have more people than we anticipated (yay!), but that means our budget for refreshments was a little stretched. Specifically, if you're planning to drink beer, you might be a bit disappointed...our beer supply is limited. So you might want to bring some.
  • Though we won't have a whole lot of time for unstructured activity at this first event, you might want to bring your laptop, so we can work on wiki pages. We hope to have more time for this at future events.

See you tonight!