Wiki Wednesday Meeting

September 24, 2007

Time/Date: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007
Location: The new AboutUs.org offices in SouthEast Portland. 107 SE Washington St., Suite 520, Portland, OR 97214.

The meeting is being held as an “Open Space” type meeting, please feel free to bring ideas and projects to help us create the itinerary during the event. Space will be made for an “introduction to wiki” discussion as well as some group barnraising projects. Naturally, socializing (including beer, chips, soda) is also on the agenda.

Call AboutUs.org at 503.488.5763 for more info. (A Google Groups was set up to accommodate a mailing list for updates and to serve as place to send reminder emails each month. Anyone interested in the WikiWednesdays group should feel free to join. http://groups.google.com/group/pdxwiki?lnk=srg&hl=en)

See also: notes from the Portland WikiWednesday 05-Sep-2007 in Portland.

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User Groups

September 24, 2007

Here are some User Groups worth going to. They usually start around 6 or 7PM.

Java User’s Group — 3rd Tuesday of every month
http://www.pjug.org
8th floor Room 8005
1211 SW 5th Ave.

PADNUG — variable … next meeting is 10/3
Portland Area Dot Net User’s Group
http://www.padnug.org
Suite 600 (Microsoft)

PLUG … 1st Thursday of every month … 7PM
Portland Linux/Unix User’s Group
http://www.pdxlinux.org
Room 327
Smith Memorial Center
PSU
10260 SW Greenburg Road

Linux Advanced Topics Talk — 3rd Monday of every month … 7PM
JAX Coffee House
826 SW 2nd Ave.


The OHSU Portland Aerial Tramway

September 14, 2007

Don’t miss our September meeting and discussion on “The OHSU Portland Aerial Tramway – how it works including; tram cabin support and movement, drives, communications, brakes, auxiliary power, safety systems and controls”. Please send your response and whether or not you can make it to the dinner, presentation, or both. We look forward to seeing you. We’ll be touring the facility next month on Wednesday, October 17th so don’t miss your opportunity to learn about the tramway before we go on the tour. Please note that we are meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory (near the bottom of the tramway off Macadam) for this September meeting.

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WikiWednesday

September 10, 2007

Anyone interested in participating in WikiWednesday at aboutus.org?

On Wednesday I went to the WikiWednesday put on by AboutUs.  There’s an opportunity here … this wiki group is willing to do what they call “barnraising” and offered to use our beginning IEEE site as an example. So if we want we could have about 3 hours of group work by a team of nearly a dozen wiki experts applied to our site. I think we could investigate content management of video and podcasts via a wiki. This might not work out, but my suggestion is that it is worth investigating. Check out http://groups.google.com/group/pdxwiki for some discussion about this … and join this google group if you’re interested… IEEE is mentioned.


Podcasts and video

September 7, 2007

We’re thinking about making podcasts and videos and looking at content management. Comments welcome. Also wondering if our wiki can be used for this. Check out http://groups.google.com/group/pdxwiki