Cascadia Wikimedians/Events by type
Edit-athons are meetups where Wikipedians gather and edit Wikipedia articles together. They also provide opportunities for people who have never edited Wikipedia to learn about the project and make their first edits. Wikimedia Cascadia supports edit-athon organizers in hosting events for their communities.
January 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia Day. On this date in the year 2001, Wikipedia went public after spending five days on Nupedia. Wikipedia Day has been celebrated, both online and offline, for several years. In 2011, a worldwide celebration known as was held to commemorate the project's tenth birthday. This tradition continued with diverse local meetups and wiki-events for Wikipedia Day on (or near) January 15th.
Great American WiknicEdit
The Great American Wiknic is an annual wiki-picnic campaign held in cities across the United States on or around a common day every summer, generally a week or two before the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The first national Wiknic was held in June 2011, with 16 cities participating. The concept was modeled after the Wikipedia 10 celebrations and on the 2007 Wiknic in New York City. Wiknics are low-impact, with people bringing their own picnic food and perhaps items to share, and can be a great entry point to Wikipedia culture.
Wikipedia Takes AmericaEdit
Wikipedia Takes America is a campaign held each September to organize Wikipedia Takes Your City photo scavenger hunts across the United States in conjunction with the international architectural photography contest known as (WLM). To improve the number and quality of photos of historic monuments and places, the Wikipedia community started a photo contest in the Netherlands in 2010, which resulted in 12,500 freely licensed images of monuments that can now be used in Wikipedia, or by anybody for any purpose. In 2011, 18 countries participated in the contest, which resulted in 5,000 participants submitting more than 165,000 images. In 2012, the competition expanded worldwide. In the United States, WLM focuses on sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wikipedia Loves LibrariesEdit
Wikipedia Loves Libraries is a general initiative for improved Wikimedia engagement with libraries and archives, and more concretely an annual campaign of wiki-workshops and edit-athons at libraries around Open Access Week in October/November. The first Wikipedia Loves Libraries campaign was held in 2011 throughout North America; in 2012, the campaign expanded worldwide. Often Wikipedians gather at a local library and are given access to facility resources in order to expand Wikipedia articles about various topics.