If you are so inclined to participate, please contribute!
Remember to bring in your non-wiki friends to the wiki gatherings; we don't wanna seem like a cult gathering, after all.
If anyone wants to suggest somewhere else to hold these functions, please do. Public parks would be great if not for the current smoke and heat combination.
Suggestions for future meetings:
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2008-05-28 19:15:10 Yep, people who follow the Recent Changes look at this oh-so-wonderful page and wonder "What the deuce is DaWiSo?" Then they wonder if it's related to the Davis Wiki BBQs. Then they contemplate if "Come one, come all" really means what it says, and decide that it sounds like a pretty good idea, and that it might be fun to drop by for a beer. Then they decide that Sunday at 9pm seems pretty late to start a gathering since people have jobs and stuff, but would probably show up anyhow. —ChrisLambertus
2008-05-28 21:33:53 DaWiSo - it's like a wikiBBQ, but with greater frequency and without the BBQ —StevenDaubert
2008-06-18 13:57:05 It probably would help if I personally showed up on time to one of these things... —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-06-18 14:14:02 Perhaps next time we also designate a way for people to find us. We pick a place, but we also include some identifier and post it on the site. Like, we bring some object or bright orange construction paper with "Reserved for Wiki" written on it. We'll slap that on our table so people won't be looking around wondering if they are Wiki or non-Wiki.
I know some people are shy or hesitant to just walk up and ask people. —CurlyGirl26
This is a very good point. —JonathanLawton
2008-06-18 17:13:57 Am I too hopeful to try a meeting the day before summer sessions start? —SunjeetBaadkar
From an outsider's point of view: I think yes, it is a bit soon. I think I might be interested to stop by one of the future meetings, given the terrible season that is Davis summer...although a tiny voice inside me wished that this is less daviswiki-centric....
Yes, too soon. (I'm not back in town yet) —JonathanLawton
2008-06-19 00:21:32 Can we meet at not a bar? How about a restaurant or cafe with self-seating (e.g. crepeville, dos coyotes, etc)? —JonathanLawton
2008-06-19 00:31:23 I got stuck working on the 15th, but I'm game for the next one, which I see is on the 22nd. I was wondering about how to tell who the wiki people are. It used to be obvious when everyone was a computer geek, but the lines of nerdism have blurred. I can tell you that I will be the fat guy with buzzed hair dressed all in black except for a colored cover shirt, usually red. I'll probably just walk around asking people if they are from the wiki until I get arrested for being a freak. :-)
2008-06-19 02:40:06 Hey, something I might be able to make it to.. anyone need a ride there.. from OC/LA or anywhere else in the southern lands? —DavidPoole
2008-06-19 11:14:21 I like Jonathan's idea. How about we meet over food at Crepeville or somewhere? And earlier, like dinner time. Just an idea. —CurlyGirl26
2008-06-19 12:32:48 I'm still unsure when I'll get out to the West Coast (for some reason there was a recent flurry of wedding invitations from California), but sometime this fall I'd love to make it. —JabberWokky
2008-06-19 14:29:05 Haha, . .Sonny, you are awesome! I love it! —CurlyGirl26
2008-06-26 14:38:59 Maybe this time I'll wear a hat that has a Dawiso sticker on it (yes, I created stickers).
Side note: I've caused enough confusion that its rippled into the real world. I've had people I newly meet say "Hey, you're that Dawiso guy!" —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-06-28 10:32:39 Well, originally I meant for DaWiSo to mean Davis Wiki Society. Sort of like having a DaWiSo meeting or something. But its sort of turned into meaning Davis Wiki Social. I suppose with this summer heat, I could do an ice cream social sort of thing for pretty cheap (giant 10 gallon drums of ice cream aren't that expensive). I'll see about changing the name to get rid of the confusion I've caused. —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-06-28 11:55:59 I really like the idea of a potluck bbq somewhere...any ideas? —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-07-13 11:29:09 So, are people actually going to go to this? —MaryLieth
2008-07-13 11:39:18 So assuming this is still taking place today, how do we spot the other Davis Wiki people? Will somebody have a sign?
How many people are coming? —IDoNotExist
2008-07-19 11:37:53 Ok, with the repeated failures that is this page, I'm gonna give it one more try of organizing a potluck. Anyone have any tips on how to get people organized? —SunjeetBaadkar
2008-07-19 12:27:07 I will volunteer to man the grill if we do a bbq. I think the best way to get people to come is to just firm up a date, invite a bunch of friends, and get a core group of volunteers/organizers to commit to being there come hell or high water. —ChrisLambertus
2008-07-19 19:03:26 Post it in some place that is often checked, with a well defined date, time, and place. Maybe on the wiki front page.
I'd also suggest starting a google calendar with UCD / wiki related events and the ability for guests to post events. The advantage to this is that the calendar can be subscribed to with anything that supports ical event format, and can also be used in RSS feeds. —IDoNotExist