News from Philadelphia & New York City
News from Philadelphia
Attendees at September's GLAM Café were sad to say good-bye to organizer Jeff Guin, who is leaving the Chemical Heritage Foundation for the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach, Florida. The GLAM Café will continue to be hosted by co-organizer Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at CHF. The next GLAM Café will be held Tuesday October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wikipedians can celebrate Ada Lovelace Day by editing information about woman scientists!
GLAM-Wiki New York City Update
September and early October saw a number of Wikipedia events in New York, with several more recently added to the fall and winter schedule.
Guggenheim Museum hosts first Edit-a-thon
The Guggenheim Museum hosted its first Edit-a-thon on Tuesday October 7th, in the Sackler Center for Arts Education auditorium and co-working rooms at the Guggenheim building. Staff from across the Museum's departments, including; library and archives, education, curatorial, architectural projects, social media, and external affairs departments made the event a truly collaborative experience for the institution, with around 35 total participants dropping in to edit and learn about Wikipedia and Museum Architecture throughout the day.
Mount Sinai Medical School Edit-a-thons
The WikiProject Medicine team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosted and Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to contribute to articles related to emergency medicine. Their project continues.
NYC WMF Grant Applicants
Several New York City-based Wikipedia projects applied for WMF Individual Engagement Grants for the fall grant season, including:
Other Wikimedia NYC Meetups
- Wikimedia NYC set up shop at a booth at the 2014 Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science on September 20th and 21st to talk to Faire attendees about Wikipedia and free culture.
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