Notes from our most recent meeting are below.
** WikiConference USA 2016 + WikiProject Medicine Conference 2016:*
Peaceray is our point person on this. He will be in contact with
Bluerasberry. Nothing notable to report yet.
** Museum collaborations with Wing Luke, Burke and/or MOHAI.*
We need an outreach coordinator because all of the Cascadia regulars are
too busy to volunteer for this role. There are lots of opportunities for
GLAM activities and increasing our number of participants in the Seattle.
In Portland, Art+Feminism events have been well attended but there is
little continuity in the participants from one event to the next. Again,
having an outreach coordinator would help.
We have made multiple requests for funding for a part-time outreach
coordinator that WMF has consistently denied. Peaceray will discuss this
issue at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.
Joe mentioned the upcoming Pop Conference at EMP which will happen April
** Alaska Native Elder stories and Wikisource (see email from Feb 17)*
Pending follow-up from our contact in Alaska. This would fit in with the
interests of Pine, Brian and others in outreach to Native American tribes,
and is aligned with outreach regarding language preservation via Wiktionary.
We had a contact in Tacoma that was interested but then stopped responding.
Art+Feminism is popular in Portland. Again, having an outreach coordinator
Joe suggested that we contact Kelly Lyles.
** Intellectual Ventures (see email from Feb 24)*
We hoped that someone from Intellectual Ventures would attend our meetup
but they didn't.
** Instructional video series*
Slow progress while Pine is busy with other activities. Plans for catch-up
in the next few weeks.
** OpenStreetMap 2016 State of the Map US Conference*
Peaceray will be in touch with Clifford.
** Scheduling our April meeting*
April meeting scheduled for the 4th Monday, April 25th.
** Other notes*
Peaceray will soon depart for the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.
Bruce and Pine are interested in photographing the opening of the light
rail station at UW and the opening of the new Lake Washington floating
bridge. See http://www.ulink2016.org/launch-day
Our grant midterm report is due soon. We are moving at a slower pace than
we would like because of our shortage of human resources capacity.
Financially we are ok.