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May 8, 2009
Encyclopedic Ambitions

OPB program Think Out Loud will feature Pete Forsyth of WikiProject Oregon (the community of Oregon Wikipedia editors) and Bill Lang of the Oregon Encyclopedia (an online effort by the Oregon Historical Society and PSU's history department).

Call-in format invites questions from you!

Oct 27, 2010
TiE Oregon: The Story Behind Wikipedia and the Jive Software Story
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Inspiration - The Force Behind Innovation

Inspiration is a new series of events presented by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)Oregon that will focus on the bedrock of all entrepreneurial endeavors. Successful entrepreneurship requires several elements - inspiration, innovation and if you are focused on the outcome - sound business strategy. However, this series will focus on the creativity that drives the process - the journey, not the destination.

This event will feature two inspired engineers, Ward Cunningham, CTO of and the engineer who pioneered the technology behind Wikipedia and came up with the term "Wiki", and Matt Tucker, CTO and co-founder of Jive Software. Ward will talk about the inspiration behind the Wiki technology, his journey through its growth and the future of Wikipedia. Matt will discuss collaboration software

6.00PM to 7.00 PM Food, Networking 7.00PM to 8.30 PM Speaker Presentations Registration required Fees
Member $15
Student $10
Guest $25 + $5 at the door.

Contact Us Phone: 503 226 8677 Website:

Jan 15, 2011
Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Party

What is it: An informal celebration for local Wikipedia contributors and local supporters and lovers of Wikipedia to celebrate Wikipedia's 10th anniversary.

Who is it: Anyone who wants to celebrate 10 years of community-driven knowledge with free food, non-alcoholic drinks, conversation, and lots of free schwag.

Where is it: AboutUs, 107 SE Washington Street, Suite 520, Portland, OR

When is it: January 15, 2011. Loosely organized space for an Open Space Technology meeting from 5pm until 7pm. Party from 7pm until about 9:30pm.

How much? Free!

Facebook event page:

Mar 30, 2011
Portland WikiWednesday -- Come hang with Portland's wiki geeks.
The MEZZ Espresso Bar

Local MediaWiki & Wikipedia Discussion Groups!

Portland is the "birthplace of wiki"...
...and boasts quite a few wiki enthusiasts, many of whom are regular Wikipedia contributors and/or admins.

Because of such heritage, Portland now boasts a local Wikipedia / MediaWiki meetup page:


Hope to see you this evening!

Apr 21, 2012
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Come learn to work with wikis!

Pete Forsyth and Selena Deckelmann will show you the ropes. We'll have some topics to suggest, mainly on women and technology, and Portland, and Oregon. But please bring your own ideas, too!

Jun 23, 2012
Wikipedia PicnicPotluck "Wiknic"
Willamette Park

The Great Portland Wiknic (potluck) will be held at Willamette Park on Saturday (noon) June 23, 2012, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA.

Oct 27, 2012
Wikipedia Edit-athon
Multnomah County Central Library

Write, edit and improve Wikipedia's entries relating to Multnomah County, past and present. Experienced, newbie and everyone in between are welcome to this workshop.

Willamette Week article: Headout: [citation needed]

Feb 9, 2013
Intro to Wikipedia, and open edit-a-thon
Collective Agency Downtown

In the first hour, Pete Forsyth will give 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. If you have reference materials, bring them along!

Event sponsors: Wiki Strategies and Prichard Communications.

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: (You can sign up either on or on this Wikipedia page).

Jun 21, 2014
Wiki Loves Pride (Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon)
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Please join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 (Portland State University) for an edit-a-thon being hosted as part of Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content on Wikipedia. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Sep 13, 2014
Feminist and Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Independent Publishing Resource Center

Please join us for a Feminist and Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon–4pm at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), located at 1001 SE Division (97202). Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Participants should bring their own laptops and power cords.