What we're about

Inviting ALL interested wiki users, fans and contributors! We are a growing community of diverse wiki contributors, connecting with each other, with meetups in SoCal and online. WikiSoCal launched in April 2016, with a $750 grant from Wikimedia Foundation, gracious hosting of meetups in the San Diego Libraries, and a few dedicated community organizers. Building on partnerships with San Diego Libraries and Balboa Park, WikiSoCal was able to help launch WikiConference North America in October 2016, here in San Diego with four days of events in Balboa Park and at the magnificent downtown San Diego Library. More than 300 wikipedians from all over the world attended the events, connecting with each other face to face in ways that virtual work can't. We are now organizing more events and would welcome suggestions and additional leadership. If you want to help improve the quality of Wikipedia, WikiHow, other wikis or any open source project, we welcome you to connect and collaborate with others that share your interests and passions.
For new Wikipedians: To get started contributing to Wikipedia, we recommend first clicking on this link to add your name to our group list: Join WikiSoCal tracker (this helps us track how many contributors and contributions WikiSoCal is connected with, and makes it easier to go after funding support).
Then you can have fun learning the basics of contributing to Wikipedia by starting with The Wikipedia Adventure.
Then check out and signup for Wiki Project San Diego to see the status of articles that have been tagged as San Diego related. 
For new WikiHowians: To get started on WikiHow, and check out www.wikihow.com and click on the link for WikiHow Help Us
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Dr Mel is DrMel on both Wikipedia and wikiHow - stop by and say "Hi" on her talk pages! 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:DrMel
http://www.wikihow.com/User_talk:Melissaganus
Thank you for being part of these incredible projects! 
Please keep contributing when you can to making these wiki websites better every day! 

==April 2022 Update==
Group name changed to match name of Wikimedia affiliate. Supportive of open knowledge, but focusing on Wikimedia Foundation projects. Please visit this website for more information: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_Wikimedians_User_Group

Upcoming events (2)

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Pride Month

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Learn to edit Wikipedia pages and contribute to making knowledge more accessible! Join us on June 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in editing and/or writing Wikipedia articles of interest to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn the basics of Wikipedia editing and learn more about influential and unsung LGBTQ figures. All experience levels are welcome.
The San Diego Wikimedians User Group, an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, will be giving a short tutorial on getting started with Wikipedia. Afterwards, we will begin editing! Computers will be available. Attendees may bring their own WiFi-enabled devices if they so desire, though in-room outlet space may be limited. Please register and reserve your space below!

Please also register by following this link:
https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/event/wikipedia-edit-thon-pride-month
Space is limited, and is filling up quickly.

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Networking over pizza

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Meet Wikimedians, and network with those interested in Open Knowledge, while having Pizza and other items. We will celebrate the time that Vahid Masrour has spent with us.

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