WikiProject Oregon is a community of Wikipedia contributors with a shared interest in the state of Oregon. We first “convened” online in 2005, and the size and scope of our project has been growing ever since. We’ve got a bunch of things to brag about:
- improved several articles to Featured status
- built a portal to highlight Oregon-related articles, lists and photos
- created and tracked down images to illustrate various articles
- resolved conflicting accounts of a few historic events
- started a monthly meetup in Portland, along with other wiki enthusiasts
- established a Collaboration of the Week program to focus our energies
We hope to use this blog to chronicle our various projects, partner with other organizations and individuals, and generally reach out to Oregonians who may be interested in building the world’s greatest encyclopedia.
Want to talk with someone about the project? We’re all volunteers, but we’d love to answer your questions. Feel free to call Pete Forsyth at 503-453-9766, or contact him by email. Or just come to our monthly WikiWednesday event in Portland — we love to chat about our work, and how you might get involved!