PortlandWiki:Meetups

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OMG!! PortlandWiki's "Weekly Wiki Workouts" are always lotsa fun!!!

Weekly Wiki Workouts are PortlandWiki's weekly "edit party" meetups. The idea is to give PortlandWiki's contributors a chance to get together in a physical location to discuss new or ongoing projects, contribute content to PortlandWiki, and have fun.

Expanding Meetup Options

Since PortlandWiki's inception a small group of PortlandWiki administrators and other interested people have gathered each Monday in a meetup we've called our "Monday Meets." As PortlandWiki continues to expand and bring in new contributors, it's become apparent that also expanding meetup options is an increasingly good idea. We've also recognized that adding additional venues is also necessary.

Reasons:

  • Mark Dilley, one of the most frequent attendees, can no longer meet on Mondays.
  • Blitz Pearl is no longer an ideal venue, due to a number of factors.
  • We may want to sometimes meet on the East side, for the convenience of eastsiders.
  • We may be missing other people who cannot attend on Mondays.

Naming Names

Uncle FrankenWiki

Below are some meetup names put here for your consideration, rejection and suggested alternatives. Obviously some of these are not serious. Some of us get a little carried away.

Sunday

Monday

  • Monday Meets (This is an already established weekly meetup name, but you can suggest alternatives if you like.)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Meetup Venues

Currently, Monday Meets alternates between two venues: Backspace Cafe and Blitz Pearl. Recently suggestions of adding to this lineup have been put forward. Some of the venues mentioned are:

Ideal criteria

  • free wifi
  • quiet enough to hold conversations
  • ability to find a table or two (not too crowded)
  • food options or ability to bring in food
  • no blaring tv
  • close in
  • minors able to get in
  • wheelchair accessible