PortlandWiki:Meetups

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

PortlandWiki has weekly "edit party" meetups, sometimes known as "Weekly Wiki Workouts" (see picture). 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.

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PortlandWiki admins, contributors, sympathizers and other fellow travelers currently meet twice a week at the following venues:

Please see PortlandWiki's Monday Meets page for details on our Monday Meetups.
Please see PortlandWiki's WikiWednesday page for details on our Wednesday Meetups.

About PortlandWiki's Weekly Wiki Workouts

PortlandWiki's weekly "edit parties" are free, open to everyone, and casual. They're a great chance to meet the diverse group of people who edit PortlandWiki and experience the fun of collaborating in person on a wiki. There are always friendly wiki experts willing to lend a hand and answer questions. Participation is casual, you can pick a topic to write about if you want, or you can just chat with some wiki geeks over some food and drinks.

If PortlandWiki's current meetup days don't work for your schedule, start your own PortlandWiki meetup and choose any day you like. Feel free to post your PortlandWiki meetup schedule here or start a new page about them!

When?

Every Monday and Wednesday at about 6:30-ish to whenever. It's casual.
Please see PortlandWiki's Monday Meets page for details on our Monday Meetups.
Please see PortlandWiki's WikiWednesday page for details on our Wednesday Meetups.

Where?

Currently we're alternating between the following two locations:

How?

At Powell's Technical Bookstore just look for us at one of the little tables near the store's entrance.

At Backspace there are usually a heck of a lot of geeky-looking folks with laptops. For folks that don't recognize the "regulars," we don't yet have a great way for you to find us. For now, we usually are at the first table you get to when entering, or nearby. Just ask if we're here for PortlandWiki!

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.
  • Business at Blitz Pearl growing, which is good for the folks running Blitz, but means louder and more "sporty" television background noise.
  • 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