Wikimedians of Indiana User Group

The Wikimedia Indiana User Group is a proposed Wikimedia user group serving Wikimedians in Indiana, USA (i.e. Hoosiers).

Wikimedia Indiana

About edit

Welcome to the Indiana Wikimedians User Group! A Wikimedia user group in the U.S. state of Indiana. The goal of the user group is to support and develop the Wikimedia movement and community in Indiana and Indianapolis.

Let's stay in touch! edit

If you're interested in learning more about Wikimedians of Indiana User Group or staying up-to-date on our events please:

  • Send an email to announce@indy.wiki to be added our event mailing list. We will ONLY send out messages regarding upcoming events.

or

  • Sign up below in the "Interested in participating Section" which will ensure you receive Talk page alerts and geo notices for upcoming events.
  • If you're interested in more information, getting in touch to join the partner network, or for a training session please email us at information@indy.wiki.

Objectives edit

  • To promote Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects within Indiana
  • Help build and sustain the community of Wikimedia editors and allies in Indiana, with events and other programs
  • Serve as a single point of contact for individuals and organizations interested in getting involved with Wikimedia projects
  • Foster a support network of individuals and institutions with a professional interest in Wikipedia (e.g., cultural institutions, academia, etc.)
  • Build capacity within the Wikimedia movement in Indiana through outreach, workshops, and similar activities
  • Establish a sense of community for Indiana/Midwest Wikimedians
  • To collaboratively improve the quality of Wikimedia project content through edit-a-thons, workshops, educational programs, and more. With a specific focus on content related to Indiana and the Midwest

Activities edit

Upcoming edit

Check back soon - we have several events in the works that we will be finalizing dates and details for soon. We will be planning more evening and weekend activities this Spring/Summer so we can connect with more editors. If you have ideas or would like to collaborate on an event, please reach out via the Discussion page.

Past Events edit

2023

2022

  • Environmental Justice editathon with IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and Indiana University - Bloomington, November 2022
  • Food deserts & food policy editathon with Ruth Lilly Law Library in Indianapolis, IN in July 2022.
  • Wiki Loves Pride Indianapolis, June 2022

We will be announcing more events soon, and are looking to expand across the state and city of Indianapolis. Please reach out to us to collaborate!

History edit

There have been a handful of Wikimedia meetups and events in Indianapolis over the last several years, typically tied to the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Historical Bureau, Indianapolis museums, and IUPUI's libraries. The Indiana Wikimedians User Group was created in the spring and summer of 2022 as a more concentrated effort to expand the Wikimedia movement within Indianapolis and Indiana as a whole.

Contact information edit

Please feel free to reach out to us on the talk page here or contact our personal talk pages. User:Dominic, User:Jaireeodell, or User:JamieF.

You can also visit our Wikipedia/Meetup page.

Interested in participating edit