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The meetup in October 2014 at Café Allegro

This Seattle Meetup page coordinates the monthly series of events in the city, with a focus on the projects of Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, the group for outreach and discussion in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle is a meeting in Seattle which often, but not always, takes place on or around the third Tuesday of every month from 6-8 at Café Allegro in the University District. The purpose of the meeting is to collaborate Wikipedia projects among Seattle-area Wikipedia users and to share in-person Wikipedia training. The meetup is entirely volunteer run. Meetings are free to attend but buy your own coffee. If you intend to come, please put your name on the list!


Café Allegro is in the alley on 43rd between 15th and University Way, 47°39′31″N 122°18′45″W / 47.658519°N 122.312626°W / 47.658519; -122.312626. It is among the closest coffee shops to the western side of Red Square at the University of Washington. At night there is street parking on 15th. Here is Google's entry for the place and a map.

Please note that the cafe has two downstairs rooms and one upstairs one. The upstairs room was renovated and it is possible to reserve tables for free or to rent the whole room. Generally we will reserve a table or two. Look for us upstairs at first, but sometimes we will be in the back room on the first floor.

Upcoming events[edit]

Wikipedia at Cascadia Culture Week 2020, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5-6pm[edit]

Transcluded from Wikipedia:Cascadia Wikimedians User Group/Cascadia Culture Week 2020. This is an online event.

Cascadia Culture Week 2020
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When and Where
DateTuesday, May 19, 2020
Time5-6pm PDT
SlidesCascadia and Wikipedia for a better world

Celebrate Wikipedia at Cascadia Culture Week 2020 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 5-6pm PDT! Wikipedia is a highly consulted free and open source of information. By using Wikipedia to share information on the people, places, history, and values of Cascadia, we present our culture to the world. In this talk we will consider what Wikipedia is, how anyone can edit Wikipedia to share information of general interest, and what media collections Wikipedia already has of interest to friends of Cascadia.

This event, including any active audience participation, will be video recorded and published for anyone to view later.

watch on YouTube


This is a live online video presentation which includes optional interactive elements. While anyone can attend the talk from phone or other personal device, the interactive parts are best experienced on a desktop computer.

0:00-0:05 - Welcome
0:05-0:20 - Intro to Wikipedia
0:20-0:25 - News on Wiki: Brief demo of a campaign to build wiki content in a topic area
0:25-0:40 - Interactive demos
0:40-0:50 - Questions
0:50-1:00 - Who is interested in editing Wikipedia articles about Cascadia? Future meetups?

Mini-tour of Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia article collections
Image collections
Data collections
Wikipedia community organizations
  • Cascadia Wikimedians is the community of Wikipedia editors who either live in or edit about Cascadia.


Organizations providing Wikipedia support for this presentation include the following:

Thanks especially to Cascadia Department of Bioregion for hosting this event. Developing Wikipedia is a collaborative effort, and thanks to everyone who contributes to the success of this and other programs.

Presenter Lane Rasberry of Cascadia Wikimedians is Wikimedian-in-residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. His interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, Wikimedia projects, and freedom for Cascadia.