Occasionally wiki gnomes leave their computer desks and gather together in the real world. What fun! What crapulence! Keep an eye on this page for information and news about this and other upcoming Wiki Gatherings! Sometimes the plate shows up.

Future Gatherings:

Past Gatherings:

If you're interested in tabling at the Farmers Market, comment on Wiki Promotion. There has also been a suggestion about a Wiki Field Trip.


Proposals for Future events

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I fear those who do not participate in such social things (Wiki BBQs) would feel excluded from the wiki. This is especially important because as far as I know this is merely a social event. MikeIvanov proposed some sort of goodwilled collective gestures such as volunteer work so that this could be more than a social activity and could possibly raise awareness of the wiki. It is doubtlessly important to satiate our tummies and talk to one another, but I think we need to keep aware of potential effects. That being said, I think it is nice meeting each other and celebrating!PhilipNeustrom

I second (third?) that! — CraigBrozinsky

I really don't see how there can be any downside to this, considering this is optional, open to absolutely everyone (Wiki users or otherwise!), non-political, and has no effect on anyone's status or ability to use/edit the Wiki. If you are suggesting that we have an agenda for the gathering (in other words, combine it with a meeting), I think that could become exclusionary (people absent would not have input on proposals, etc.). Wiki promotion is fine (I'm all in favor of Farmer's Market tables), but I can't imagine how it could be combined with the "BBQ". How does one make a social event for non-social people? That is not something I know. —SteveDavison

I second SteveDavison's comment - I think it's crucially important to have face-to-face gatherings to help everyone feel part of a team. Since it's completely open to everyone, it can only do good. People who don't make it will more likely feel that DavisWiki is a fun site than feel that they've been left out. —NaBarry

2005-12-11 21:28:49   In the future, I think we should try and get broader consensus on these events, so we can get more people to come. I enjoy the events, and don't think we have too many of them, but we should try to involve more people. Also, we should consider someone's house when it's cold out. The park is just too cold for the winter. —JaimeRaba

How do we get this "broader consensus"? The date's been on the events listing as well as here for a whole month. If you mean inclusive, ever notice said "everyone is welcome -just come". The majority of the feedback about the date (see above) was positive, so it seemed OK. I really don't understand why more people don't come -especially the Wiki founders. We had free booze, free food, girls (may not have been free), what else do we need? Music? Rob Roy? Inside a house? Warmer weather? —SteveDavison

If we need music for the next bbq, AlexNorris and I will provide tunes from our folk/experimental band. We were going to do it this time, but Norris wasn't available, so next time... Also, though, I don't think we should get bands and people playing music though who aren't wiki users, because that would be lame. —JohnDudek

Broader consensus also means more interest in the event from the start (more planning, publicity). By my count, the last BBQ proposal had only three confirmed attendees prior to it occurring, and no real food planning (at least on the page). The more people and planning involved, the better the event will go! —PhilipNeustrom

2006-11-13 13:13:08   There hasn't been a meeting in almost a year now, guys. We should totally get that together. Those were so much fun, and I think there'll be a bigger turnout, even if it's a bunch of wiki n00bs and not wiki legends. —JohnDudek

2007-03-05 10:40:53   Spring BBQ - I'm seeing consistently lovely weather each day here. So I'll forward the argument that the time has come for another Wiki Barbecue this spring. Maybe coinciding with the beginning of Spring QTR? Perhaps Philip could suggest a date that would benefit one of his other projects... —KarlMogel

  • Yeah it is a anwesome time and probably the right season for a BBQ, especially to relax given all the developments on the wiki. There was some talk awhile ago where everyone (Philip, Rob, Arlen etc.) thought this would be awesome, anything I can do to help? ~Davidpoole

2007-03-06 00:52:22   I would be down for BBQ. Anyone want to attend the west plainfield firefighter pancake breakfast? —StevenDaubert

2007-03-06 02:59:35   I think one good possibility for volunteering would be http://www.treedavis.org/volunteer.html... —NickSchmalenberger

2008-04-12 14:06:13   Anyone know about anything similar to this that happens around town? I'd love to join in on community gatherings where everyone is equal like this. —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-04-29 00:44:36   When is the next Wiki gathering? I'm so down to get together! —CurlyGirl26

2008-09-06 12:28:31   So anything pre-fall quarter? —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-09-06 14:21:16   How about the weekend before school starts up again? —CurlyGirl26

2008-09-06 14:32:36   I'm going to be in town on the last weekend in September (and generally kicking around the area for the week leading up to it). If there's anything on Saturday the 27th, I'll be there. —JabberWokky

2008-09-06 14:50:27   I think we should definitely do it on that day! How cool would it be if the great JabberWokky were attending! —CurlyGirl26

2008-09-06 16:23:31   September 27 would be good for me too, I'm in Minnesota right now and plan on being back in Davis the 22 or 23. OMGWTFLOLWIKIBBQ! —NickSchmalenberger

2008-09-19 20:01:44   Sarah and I arrived this morning at SFO. If there's a Wiki gathering on the 27th, we'll be there. We'd love to meet whoever shows up. —JabberWokky

2008-09-19 20:59:32   It is certainly possible that I might come, although it might be hard to tell... :-) —IDoNotExist

  • Just like I told you today, these things always happen when I'm not available! I'm getting home from my trip the following evening. Eventually I'll get to attend a wiki gathering, I just know it! —StaceyEllis

2008-09-20 12:41:46   Unfortunately I'll be working that entire weekend prepping the Mike Farrell book signing (Yay BJ Hunnicut!) at my work, so I won't be able to make it that weekend. Looks like someone else will need to step up and organize it. —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-09-22 22:11:21   I've been on the road for awhile with spotty bandwidth and unable to follow the RC. Anything going on this Saturday? Anybody? Buler? Buler? —JabberWokky

2008-09-23 00:15:27   It appears that there definitely may be, but so far there is no proposal for when or where. Enough! I say we solve this problem once and for all in the name of all that is good and easy to edit about the Wiki! Let all Wiki users go forth and meet at Crepeville on Saturday the 27th at noon! Let us wear funny hats or make easily identifiable waving motions to identify ourselves within the restaurant! Let us order tasty crepes and salads and all manner of brunch! Let us pay separately with cash and receive numbers, and with those numbers let us draw the servers who hold our orders to our tables, and let those servers place upon our tables those very same orders! My fellow Wiki users, we must act together! We must eat together! We must exist together! And we must probably work out together, because that's a lot of calories, really. But if you do not want to work out together, I will surely understand. Users of the Wiki, I call upon you to unite!

Unless no one can make it, of course. In which case, we can reschedule. No big deal. —IDoNotExist

  • Works for me. We could even pass across the street to the big open area there if we wish. —jw

2008-09-23 13:07:58   There's also the farmers market across the street, but I figure that it would be hard for people to spot each other there, and it will likely be quite hot. —IDoNotExist

2008-09-23 14:02:38   I'll be there Saturday unless I have to work. It is a possibility, but I do want to join the gathering. —CurlyGirl26

2008-09-24 00:36:50   I thought another bbq in the afternoon/evening would be good, as it is now it conflicts with the Installfest. —NickSchmalenberger

2008-09-24 00:53:21   The later in the day you get, the more likely that it will conflict with people's work or studying. —IDoNotExist

2008-09-27 10:32:36   I'm working until 4 or 5 so I won't be able to make it this time. —CurlyGirl26

2008-09-27 10:47:33   The gathering just won't be as curly without you! —IDoNotExist

2008-09-27 11:06:09   I'm manning my store alone for most of the day and won't get someone to cover me 'till around 3pm. —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-11-22 18:27:19   Oh geez. I forgot about that Dawiso thing I started...I guess we should do a winter bbq at some point. —SunjeetBaadkar

2008-11-22 19:18:35   Good idea. We should have a winter get together. —CurlyGirl26

2008-11-22 19:44:27   BBQ'd winter! Agreed! —IDoNotExist

2009-01-02 10:55:53   Ok, so I also ended up forgetting about the winter BBQ. Also, I'm starting to not like the name "Davis Social Meeting" cause it reminds me of World War II...not sure why. Anywho, there probably should be some planning for a January BBQ. I'm thinking in a couple weeks or so. Maybe on a Sunday. —SunjeetBaadkar

Yes, it's a really lame name.

2009-01-02 12:16:55   That's because people were only social during World War II. After that, people only had antisocial gatherings. —IDoNotExist

2009-01-02 12:41:22   I vote for "Davis Shindig Association". —BrentLaabs

2009-01-02 13:37:58   Davis Antisocial Venue Interaction Scenario (DAVIS) —IDoNotExist "my partner" thinks your reaching... Daubert

2009-01-02 17:43:47   yes! i have a shirt that i can't wear anywhere that says "i fucking love davis, ca" i like the D.A.V.I.S. title! —MichelleAccurso

Come back to Davis and we'll go someplace where you can wear it. :) —wl

2009-01-10 13:27:49   So this is going to be January 18? Sounds good to me, I think I will bring some pasta salad. —NickSchmalenberger

2009-01-10 13:48:55   January 18th where and when? —IDoNotExist

2009-01-10 13:55:30   Slide Hill Park? 2 PM? —NickSchmalenberger

2009-01-10 14:03:30   I may or may not exist then. I make no guarantees. :-) Can I suggest doing something indoors though - it could be raining or cold then, and it would be a shame if turnout was low because of the weather... —IDoNotExist

  • Indoor bbq? Sounds hazardous and somewhat like the time I tried to bake with parchment paper (flambe!). Count me in! —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-01-10 18:04:49   I usually try to bake using a stove. How did you do it using paper? —IDoNotExist

  • I believe that was the problem. As great as a chef as I am, my methods are mysterious even to me. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-01-11 10:19:48   Current forecast for next weekend is sunny and relatively warm (58F). While I realize this could change, I think it's reasonable at this point to propose Slide Hill Park with a backup plan. —JessicaLuedtke

2009-01-11 20:12:11   I'll actually be in Davis on the 17th18th. I just might be able to go. —RyanMikulovsky

2009-01-11 20:18:53   This must have been poor planning on someone's part because I will actually be able to attend this one. It ruins my whole "let's plan a wiki gathering while Stacey is out of town" conspiracy theory! Looking forward to it! —StaceyEllis

2009-01-11 23:54:04   I'm in. Maybe I can convince "My Partner" to come with me. :) —CurlyGirl26

2009-01-14 14:52:59   I thought it was supposed to be on the 18th. I'll be sure to drag along as many people as I can and bring random foods. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-01-14 16:54:14   Can we move this to Saturday the 24th at 2 PM? That would correspond to when I would be in town for the Wiki Spot Board Meeting. Unless someone else wants to take over my grilling duties. Also, it might give us a better chance to promote it. —BrentLaabs

2009-01-14 17:51:28   Um, what? The board meeting agenda page currently says that is the 17th. —NickSchmalenberger

  • No it doesn't. —BL :P

2009-01-14 20:48:42   Great, I just realized I work the 17th, 18th, and 24th. So it seems I will be missing out on all of this, no matter which date is decided. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-01-15 00:45:42   Hi, Sunjeet; I'll be sure to record and archive the conference call. —Graham.Freeman

  • Sweet. I would like the minutes of the meeting notarized and translated into Swahili as soon as possible afterwards. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-05-08 12:03:57   I haven't been to a wiki barbecue since December 2005!!! There should be one happening this summer, as I'm sure you are all aware. Who wants to organize it? I'm voting Slide Hill Park again, as that's the classic scenario. I miss everybody. —JohnDudek

2009-06-16 16:33:11   How about July 18th? I can organize it. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-06-16 16:43:44   Sounds good. Suggest doing it inside. It will be very hot in July... —IDoNotExist

2009-06-30 16:39:57   And ends up I'm working on the 18th, so someone else would have to do it. —SunjeetBaadkar

2009-06-30 17:32:40   We should schedule it for a day when you can come... —IDoNotExist

2009-07-10 20:38:53   So, is July 18th actually happening? —BrentLaabs

2009-07-29 15:05:25   How would September 5 work? —NickSchmalenberger

2010-03-08 21:00:05   Looks like it's been a while since the last gathering. Is anyone in the habit of organizing these things, or is it kinda whoever steps up to the plate? —TomGarberson

  • Well, it was me for a while, but I've left Davis. So just be the one to keep the ball rolling, and you too can start your very own gathering. —BrentLaabs

2010-03-08 21:32:16   Spring Gathering!!!! Let's get it going —OliviaY

  • I'm going to throw Sunday, March 28 out there as a date for a potluck BBQ. Am I right in thinking that's the end of people's spring break?? —TomGarberson

2010-03-08 22:04:05   You never know if I might be there. For that matter, I don't either. But I wouldn't even be there if I were, right? —IDoNotExist

2010-03-09 23:56:43   How about April 4th instead since it's the first weekend after the start of spring quarter? I'l actually be able to show up this time and might even bring the Wizard with me. —OliviaY

2010-03-10 00:04:03   The Wizard? —IDoNotExist

  • The wizard of a magical place, over a rainbow often found by use of a tornado and kansas farm home....—OliviaY

2010-03-10 00:09:19   Maybe I can bring Elphaba... —IDoNotExist

2010-03-18 12:33:20   April 4 is Easter. What would people say to Sunday, April 11 for another potluck BBQ? —TomGarberson

  • Perfect. I forgot that passover didn't end by the 4th so the 11th is definitely better. —OliviaY

2010-04-06 15:27:42   As PN pointed out, it's short notice and we're looking at a rainy forecast for this weekend. What would people think of either Saturday, Apr. 17 or Sunday, Apr. 18? —TomGarberson

  • I like that better. I do not have anything big due the next week. —hankim

2010-04-06 16:42:37   17th is picnic day so 18th would be better —OliviaY

  • If people can survive their hangovers. Maybe we should have a Davis Wiki booth or something somewhere. —hankim
  • Agreed, 18th would probably be the way to go if we do it that weekend. Or we could wait until the end of the month. -tg

2010-11-09 23:17:40   Anyone interested in a late fall gathering, maybe early December (4th or 5th)? The weather is getting a little sketchy, but we could plan on something indoors. Gather at a pizza parlor or something? Any other suggestions?

2011-03-07 12:05:55   How about a Wiki gathering Saturday, May 7 or Sunday, May 8? BBQ at Slide Hill Park, as usual? —TomGarberson

  • Sounds good to me. I'll be there. —jw
  • I'll try my best to be there if you guys decide upon that weekend. Looking forward to meeting you all. —ScottMeehleib
  • That's the weekend of Whole Earth Festival, which will distract a few folks.
    • I would think either the week before or after would be better due to this event. I really prefer to stay indoors during this 'festival'.
      • The main draw of that particular weekend is that JW will be in town. Also, presumably we'd head to slide hill park, miles and miles away from Whole Earth. Whether that's a pro or a con is up to the individual :) —TG
      • Yeah, I think it really should be done during a time that JW is available. For me, anyway, it's one of the big draws. :) -SM
        • Well, I was trying to avoid having my schedule affect things too much, but I certainly do appreciate (and reciprocate) wanting to get together. Sarah has a wedding shower she's involved with on "sometime Saturday evening" (according to the bride), so Saturday afternoon would work for both of us, or I can stick around if she has to go do wedding stuff. We're also going to be in town for a few days before and after, visiting friends and family. We have lots of people to see, many whom — believe it or not — have never edited the wiki! Point is, we'll be around for more than just the weekend, and last time we were in town there were also some casual wiki get-togethers at restaurants, so if WEF eats the BBQ, there's still opportunities to meet. -jw
      • I think May 7 or 8 is fine. There's still the entirety of the other day to go visit the WEF...plus too much patchouli can be bad for your brain (or maybe just mine)so it'll be good to get away. -oy
      • Since May 8 is Mother's Day, let's make it May 7. If anyone has any objections, speak up; otherwise, May 7 it is! —tg

2011-12-12 09:23:54   PhilipNeustrom suggested we might want some Davis edit sessions / gatherings / hangouts to check out the new Sacwiki that's being rolled out. That way Davisites could get used to the new code before it actually rolls out to Davis. (Currently Sacwiki is still on the old code, and the new code is up on test site. It will be rolled over to sacwiki.org soon, though.) Any interest? —NicholasBarry

  • I could be available for some SacWiki time after the holidays. —jefftolentino