LocalWiki is all about community, and we believe that starts with people coming together and having fun. Here are a couple of recent examples of ordinary people hanging out, having fun, and building out LocalWiki projects!
San Francisco parklet ride
A couple of weeks ago, we were slated to have an absolutely beautiful weekend here in San Francisco, and I thought, “You know, it’s gonna be a beautiful weekend — it’d be great if we could just bike around, take pictures, enjoy the beautiful day, and toward the end of the day get on our laptops and work on the soon-to-be-launched SF LocalWiki project!”
So I just threw up a Facebook event, invited some friends, and came up with a little plan: document all the parklets we encountered on our bike ride through the city.
And we did just that! We biked around, had lots of coffee, ate some delicious baked goods, and took pictures of a few parklets we encountered. We randomly encountered one of the parklet’s primary designers, and even found a parklet that features totally awesome beanbag seats and Pac-Man!
At the end of the day, we’d made a few pages on our LocalWiki, but more importantly, we shared a fun experience together.
Kitchener LocalWiki Workshop
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After starting out with the basics of how local wikis work, the workshop immediately got people out into the streets — participants toured the city, collecting information about their favorite places, insider tips, and popular spots.
After running about, everybody reconvened and had a big local wiki-writing party at the art center.
Kitchener photo courtesy of CAFKA.