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Pages to create?

I assume we will want pages for Staff and/or Board of Directors. Others to consider are: Events, Contact, Committees, Donate, Calendar, Grants, etc. -Another Believer (talk) 09:36, 11 February 2015 (PST)

I started brainstorming some projects at List of Cascadia topics. Don't know if it's time to put this on the mainpage though. But there should be some kind of "call to action" for people who come visit, not just donating funds, but pointing them in a constructive direction. - Brianhe (talk) 15:28, 12 February 2015 (PST)
We might also consider pages for GLAM and Wikipedia Education Program... or just Education (?) if we don't want to differentiate between the Wikipedia Education Program and Wiki Education Foundation? -Another Believer (talk) 11:10, 18 February 2015 (PST)

-Another Believer (talk) 12:45, 10 March 2015 (PDT)

Per some discussion at today's Wiknic, there is currently a massive list of potential Wikipedia articles at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Seattle#Open_tasks, the bulk of which are either stubs or not started at all. I'm not sure exactly how that relates to the scope of this page, nor whether there are other such lists floating around (at the meeting I got the impression that there are). Can someone propose a good course of action to bring these things together? - Jmabel (talk) 23:00, 5 July 2015 (PDT)

I would like to go through the contents of WikiProject Seattle#Open tasks & access the importance of the articles so we can prioritize. In my case, I do have a couple of priorities ahead of this, namely contacting the folks at UW Resarch Commons (Pine already sent out a brief email) about possibilities in expanding our collaboration & entering in a more defined GLAM, & also preparing for Wikimania 2015. I could be available for getting together on a weeknight after I return from Mexico City (I am will be arriving back late Monday night, 7/20, except that I generally have a regular meetup on Tuesday nights (plus our Seattle Wikimedia meetup the 2nd Tuesday of the month when not preempted by other Wiki activities).
When I joined WikiProject Hawaii, because it was all virtual with no face-to-face contact, I relied heavily on the Cleanup listing for WikiProject Hawaii. Using this allowed me to select a particular problem then sort by importance. It also allowed me to import the Cleanup list into a spreadsheet, which I could then sort by importance & class.
As per the instructions at User:CleanupWorklistBot, I have entered WikiProject_Seattle in the list at User:CleanupWorklistBot/Master. The bot runs on Tuesdays. As soon as I see a result at Cleanup listing for WikiProject Seattle, I will place the {{WikiProject cleanup listing}} template on WikiProject Seattle.
Peaceray (talk) 10:21, 6 July 2015 (PDT)
The CleanupWorklistBot has started producing the Cleanup listing for WikiProject Seattle. Peaceray (talk) 20:52, 6 July 2015 (PDT)

Possible collaboration: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Oregon Health & Science University

I am not sure where else to post this since it does not pertain to the Main page specifically, but we can always move it later. (This reminds me, we should talk about the sorts of discussions we want to have here, or at Meta-Wiki, or via the email list... but that's another discussion.)

Some of you may know that I recently met with the administrative coordinator of Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) Center for Women's Health. We discussed Wikipedia as a source of reliable science and medical information, and she expressed her interest in collaborating at some point. Well, last week she proposed an edit-a-thon on topics relating to women's health, to be held during National Women’s Health Week (May 10 to 16). This would be the same week that the Moore Institute of Health and Wellness on campus is holding an international conference on epigenetics and maternal/social nutrition and health, so it is possible there could be some highly-regarded scientists in attendance.

She recently sent me a list of questions regarding attendance expectations, cost of hosting an event, the number of computers needed, what reference materials should be available to attendees, etc. I responded to this list of questions and expressed my willingness to help, but I also realized I might be in Berlin if I am attending the Wikimedia Conference on behalf of Wikimedia LGBT+ (which is not guaranteed at this moment, but looking likely). I guess I am sharing this to 1) let fellow Cascadians know that this event is on the horizon and 2) see if anyone else has an interest in assisting with planning and/or attending. I'll be sure to provide updates as things develop. -Another Believer (talk) 11:24, 18 February 2015 (PST)

I am interested in health outreach and my organization Consumer Reports has partnered with OHSU in the past, a lot, to produce our health content. Our partnerships with that organization have faded in the past few years and I am not sure what remains, but I care about the university and medical school, and at Consumer Reports we have a lot of projects supporting increased access to women's health information. I would like to say that I would support this class remotely in any case and might even be able to visit in person, but at this point I cannot say just because I do not want to over-commit especially across the country even though I may be on the West Coast around that time. If it happened that there was real demand for a workshop there then I would be more interested in supporting them. I definitely have no capacity to be the lead instigator in this outreach. In a couple of weeks I am presenting at a gynecology conference, so I will already have some talks prepared to present Wikipedia's coverage of women's health, and I do edit in this space already. Right now I think I will just say that I care but I feel almost at capacity to connect here, but want to support somehow. Blue Rasberry (talk) 08:54, 19 February 2015 (PST)
Lane, just FYI, this was her response to my reply: "If we do this, we are pretty committed to doing it that week—it’s National Women’s Health week, and we would market it as our marquee event. It’s also the week of the Moore Institute’s international conference on maternal/fetal nutrition and social epigenetics, which is a mouthful, but we are really hoping to be a part of that. Possible dates are looking like Tuesday, May 12 or Thursday, May 14." -Another Believer (talk) 09:06, 19 February 2015 (PST)

Peaceray, this was the OSHU collaboration I was referring to this past weekend. -Another Believer (talk) 07:58, 9 March 2015 (PDT)

Photography projects

Something to consider. For a while, WikiProject Oregon was hosting monthly photography campaigns (see the "Photography Projects" section of this meetup template). Participation was mostly me and another now-retired contributor, with some participation by others at times. But, knowing we have a few Cascadian photographers, we might consider having similar photo campaigns.

Each month we had two themes: one was usually geographic, such as a historic neighborhood or an institution's campus, while the other had a more cultural theme, such as coffee, bike, or beer culture. The geographic concept is not as applicable to this group, but it might be fun to pick different themes each month such as churches, local music, tattoo culture, transit, etc. Just a thought. We could be casual and just create a subpage at ENWP like I did for WikiProject Oregon (only we could use a Cascadia subpage), or even promote campaigns the same way Wiki Loves Monuments does. Obviously, the latter would require more work. But, it is an easy way to collaborate and encourage contributions by new users (just upload pictures throughout the month), not to mention it is easy to document the results of our photo activities, ie. number of images uploaded.

As you can see... ... much can be accomplished... ...by even just a couple contributors. I've been told by several folks that targeted photography projects of this sort are rare at ENWP, so it would be cool if Cascadia could improve the model and share with other groups. -Another Believer (talk) 12:17, 18 February 2015 (PST)

There are these kinds of photohunts, then user:Pine recently tested a photo gallery in English Wikipedia's Signpost, and there is an existing community on Commons that does photo collections. I myself used to curate a photo collection at Commons Open Access File of the Day. There are at least three of us here going in the same direction with these photo collections, so perhaps we could collaborate. If Cascadia could occasionally manage a photo walk, then that is nice, and maybe it could be part of a Signpost gallery. Pine might like other people to create galleries, and maybe people at Commons:Photo challenge would contribute a gallery at least once a month. From a Wikipedian in Residence perspective, in almost all cases when there is a photo donation either there is no gallery made or the gallery is never curated and never presented to the public. Between all of these projects which use galleries, it could be that Pine could manage the publishing of them in Signpost, Jason can promote the photo hunt model in Cascadia and worldwide and have them submit to Pine, and I could ask people at Commons to also submit to Pine. Is this reasonable? Do we have synergy in this? The only person with a regular burden in this is Pine, but I think the burden might be that if someone curates a gallery, then Pine copies it to the Signpost, and otherwise Pine does nothing. This could be a small project and put WM Cascadia at the center of a lot of attention. Blue Rasberry (talk) 08:46, 19 February 2015 (PST)

Education Program collaboration: ART354 at Reed College

Tomorrow I will be teaching students in two classes about Wikipedia. This Education page has been created, in case you wish to follow progress or serve as an online volunteer. I can share the WEF Dashboard link, too, once that is available. I've been looking for a way to collaborate with Reed for quite a while now (I live within walking distance, which makes it particularly convenient), so I am glad something finally came to fruition. Hopefully this marks the first of many future collaborations. -Another Believer (talk) 18:36, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Events archive

So we are not duplicating event lists (past and upcoming), I went ahead and added an archive template to the top of this events archive at Meta-Wiki. I migrated details of 2015 events to this wiki's main page, and added a see also link to the Meta-Wiki archive. Figured it best to make the separation right at the 2015 date line, as opposed to when CWUG was approved, but this is certainly negotiable. I assume we will soon want to create a separate page or subpage(s) for past events and activities here, and we will want to update the Meta-Wiki archive page accordingly, but at least now events don't have to be mentioned to two spaces. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. -Another Believer (talk) 12:59, 10 March 2015 (PDT)

Wiki Loves Pride

Below is an invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to create and improve LGBT-reated content at Wikimedia projects. If anyone feels like editing articles related to Cascadian LGBT culture and history, or photographing pride events, your help would be much appreciated. I plan to photograph the Portland pride parade, and it would be great to also document events in Seattle and Vancouver. For those who are more interested in media and photography, we'd also welcome mass uploading of Flickr images from past events. There are quick and easy ways to help, and every contribution improves coverage of LGBT topics at Wikimedia projects. Thanks for your consideration!

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph Wikipedia:LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikipedia:Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.


Thanks, and happy editing!

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