November 6th, 2009
Portland Wiki project: City? Wiki. Wiki? City.
For all the wiki activity in Portland—I mean, c’mon, the inventor of the wiki lives here—Portland has been virtually bereft of a wiki of its own.
Until now. There’s a new project underway called Portland Wiki. It’s goal? To document everything there is to know about Portland, Oregon. And you’re invited to help. I mean, it’s a wiki. Duh.
Last WikiWednesday, About Us hosted a barn raising for Portland Wiki to help get the site framed and roofed and whatever.
In the wiki world, a gathering dedicated to work on a particular site is called a Barn Raising, and this month we’re devoting WikiWednesday to a barn raising for a Portland city wiki.… A city wiki is a place for everyone to find and share information that matters to their community, and now Portland will have one too.
Not familiar with wiki concepts? That’s okay. This would be a great place to start learning. Especially considering that, at this point, the Portland Wiki is fairly tabula rasa.
Now that the structure is there, creating content and linking up pages is a definite priority. So sign up, dive in, and start building some content.
For more information, visit Portland Wiki.