Wiki Wednesday of July 7, 2010

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The July Wiki Wednesday was fairly low-key with only a few participants. Mark Dilley, Kristina Weis, Dave Myers, Kotra DeNies, and Michael Andersen all met and talked about various things, including:

  • US Social Forum (Mark helped organize the recent 2010 event and spoke about the experience)
  • Wikimania 2010 (also just happened)
  • Recent Changes Camp (aka RoCoCo, also just happened too)
  • RecentChanges.org (the website and wiki for Recent Changes Camp, and how it's organized)
  • Portland Afoot, its inaugural newsletter, its wiki
  • Related Changes (the link in the toolbox to the left)
  • Suggestions for PortlandWiki
  • Blikis (blog-wikis)

Dave and kotra worked out some technical issues, so a MediaWiki update to PortlandWiki should be forthcoming, enabling an installation of the Vector skin, in turn enabling kotra to finally work on a new skin for the wiki (he hopes!).

Different location?

One significant point of discussion was the idea of having these Wiki Wednesdays at a different venue. The reasons to do this were:

  • elevator won't go past 4th floor after 5:30, and the outer doors might also lock at a certain point. Either could prevent some people from visiting.
  • people who work at AboutUs might enjoy getting out of the office for these meetings.
  • downtown may be a more convenient location for some people.

This could be a good topic to discuss in next month's meeting.


All in all, it was a good meeting and a welcome relief from the 95-degree weather.