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Introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon

The first hour will be a presentation and Q&A about Wikipedia: what is it, how did it come to be, how does it work? And, what's with Oregon's special kinship with Wikipedia and all things wiki?

After the first hour will be an open "edit-a-thon" - you can pair up with experienced Wikipedians to improve any Wikipedia article you like. Some suggestions: Portland's food scene, stuff that "keeps Portland weird", Portland area businesses and startups. Or even zombies. So think about an article you'd like to work on. If you have reference materials, bring them along!

Do bring a laptop, if you possibly can! If you don't have one, that's OK -- we may have a few loaners on hand, or you can just work with somebody else who has one.

See here for more details -- and feel free to edit this page with your ideas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/February_2013 (You can sign up here or there).

Event sponsors: Wiki Strategies and Prichard Communications. (Note, this is not an official NetSquared event.)

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  • Melissa

    This inspired me to work on a few projects and entries that I've been putting off. So thank you!

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Alvaro F.

    Great! Very informative.

    February 9, 2013

  • RANDY S.

    Met Pete at the Healthcare initiative, the Archimedes Project of Gov Kitshaber, which at its core is about change. The We Can Do Better part of Health delivery in Oregon is one of Collective Leadership. R

    February 8, 2013

  • Mike P.

    Out of town

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I will be out of town! Promises to be fun! (oh, and valuable too).

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.
    Am disabled without a vehicle for the day (possibly, but _do_ intend to arrive. Will tell if not.
    Thank you.

    January 23, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Mac's List Referral

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Mac P.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 11, 2013

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