The "Wikimedia Café" is a casual online meetup. The meeting is currently hosted by User:Pine and/or User:Bluerasberry using Zoom Video Communications software, which is similar to Google Hangouts.

The primary language of the meeting will be English, but multilingual conversations may be possible in the future.

No one is required to enable a camera to participate in the meeting. Participating by audio only is okay.

How to joinEdit

  • To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android, go to You have the option to disable video so that you participate by audio only.
  • Alternatively, you may join by phone, but if you do this then your phone number will be visible to other participants. For phone connection information: find your local number in, then use the meeting number 503 740 1469.
  • shared notes: anyone can contribute. Notes from this document get transferred to this page on wiki after the meeting. Edit as you like. Everything here gets the default Meta-Wiki license.


The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup was on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC / 10:00 Pacific.

The environment won't be like this, so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking. (If a conversation feels to to the hosts like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating, then the host will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like this or this. Hopefully you will enjoy the environment and conversation.

Agendas and notesEdit

Past agendas and notesEdit

Upcoming meetingsEdit

25 January 2020 at 11:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM UTC PM UTC / 10 PM ISTEdit

Note the change of time and date. This is so that more people can attend. The change is under review but is likely.

  • Tentative agenda
  1. Introductions, including usernames and/or realnames, affiliations, interests in attending the meeting, and one thing for which you're grateful
  2. Mention the meeting notes. Anyone can edit and review the notes from last meeting - Wikimedia Café/minutes 2019 11; notes for this meeting taken in similar way
  3. Happy Wikipedia Day!
    1. 15 January 2001 - founding of Wikipedia
    2. 15 January 2001 - registration of Creative Commons website
    3. 1 January 2020 - Public Domain Day, works from 1924 now eligible for upload to Wikimedia Commons
  4. NavWiki
  5. New Wiki initiatives under Wikimedians for Sustainable Development
  6. WMF Strategy Recommendations
  • If you plan to attend then please sign here
  1. ↠Pine () 20:04, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
  2. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 04:24, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
  3. Abhinav619 (talk) 03:20, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
  4. Kaartic (talk) 13:56, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
  5. Anasskoko (talk) 13:34, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
  6. Rajeeb (talk) 18:15, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
  7. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:58, 13 January 2020 (UTC)