Events kit

A kit for events, large and small.

Maker Faire, San Francisco, 2008


Wikimania 2005, Frankfurt


Wikimania 2007, Taiwan
  • events calendar
  • press release from local Chapter
  • WMF Blog

For organizersEdit

2009 NIH Wikipedia Academy

For participantsEdit

  • cheatsheet
  • swag -- can come from the WMF
  • sample featured picture & article -- what does featured content look like
  • usb drive with stuff on it?
  • stuff to buy: tshirts ?
  • A welcome page on Meta to welcome newcomers and give them an gentle introduction to Wikipedia:
Academy/NIH 2009/Welcome,
Molecular and Cell Biology Project Welcome

Handouts, cheatsheets, etcEdit

Recruiting volunteersEdit

  • geonotices

Potential resourcesEdit

  • need a .ppt slide template ... for presentations
  • and basic presentation resources


People who have organized events, large and small. List yourself!

  • svHannibal 11:59, 30 July 2009 (UTC) (two Wikipedia Academies, two other conferences, several workshops, etc)Reply[reply]
  • Frank Schulenburg (several Wikipedia Academies, several workshops, one exhibition)
  • phoebe 18:02, 31 July 2009 (UTC) (4+ Wikimanias, classroom visits, local meetups, Maker Faire)Reply[reply]
  • Elitre (small local events in Italy)
  • Nicole Ebber (several Wikimedia Conferences, Hackathons, Wikipedia Academies, BarCamps, local and international events in DE)

Lists of eventsEdit

Things to considerEdit

For classesEdit

  • How many IP addresses will there be? Normally only 6 accounts can be registered at one time per IP. See Mass account creation for what to do.


  • planning meetings – finding good meeting times, (volunteers mainly work on the weekends; staff don't) (see also IRC guidelines)
  • technical support
  • room reservations
  • catering/food/drink
  • Events/Accessibility for advice on increasing participation in your event

Other linksEdit