NYC Meetup Salons are general meetups intended for the Wikimedian and Free Culture communities, through partnership with the Columbia University Department of Astronomy. Held approximately every-other month since late 2008, these meetups aim to promote the sharing of ideas and increased participation in Wikimedia-related projects.
Previous topics for discussion included ageism on Wikipedia, educational project involvement, adjusting to participation growth, stock photos, and language study.
- ScienceApologist on Pseudoscience on Wikipedia on Internet Archive
- David Shankbone on Wikinews, DGG on Librarians' criteria for reliability, Gmaxwell on New pages patrol feature on Internet Archive
- MBisanz on Admin coaching on Internet Archive
- Shapiros10 on RfA and ageism, Mitchazenia on educational projects
- Becksguy on adjusting to growth
'Mindspillage' holding up a real-life replica of a Wiki-style barnstar during an NYC meetup.
Meetup attendees engaging in a round-table discussion.
A rather interesting dish served during the post-meetup dinner.
Participants surfing the web at a meetup.
Wikimedia NYC members watching a presentation in the Free Culture Auditorium.