Raleigh’s Creative District Wiki Day Set for March 17

Neighborhood leaders from the Creative District are looking to document the history, assets, and knowledge of Southwest Raleigh on the morning of March 17. We are planning a content day to add pages and knowledge to trianglewiki.org.

Attendees will get a brief overview of how to create a new wiki page, how to use the mapping application, how to link to other wiki pages, and how to edit existing pages.

Our goal will be to document as many neighborhoods, places, and unique features that exist in the Creative District.

Get pumped up before this event and join the Triangle Wiki Launch party on March 14 at Bu-Ku. Learn what the project is all about next Wednesday, then join us on Saturday, March 17 for an edit party focused on the Creative District.

Event details

  • What: Raleigh’s Creative District Wiki Day
  • Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
  • Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Red Hat headquarters 1801 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Who:
    • Those with extensive knowledge of local lore — of a building, neighborhood, “effort” person, place or entire region — are encouraged to attend and share their story
    • Photographers — Each page of the wiki should feature a relevant photo, so photographers are encouraged to actively contribute to the wiki
  • Online:

Do you need technology skills to participate? Nope. Just show up with your Creative District know-how. Anyone who wants to contribute is welcome—this is not limited just people in the Creative District, although that is our focus for the day.

Work in progress

What to bring

  • Laptop (sorry, ipads will not work with the wiki software)
  • Docking cables for ipod, camera
  • Camera
  • Ideas, knowledge, and a keen interest in building a great community website
  • Something to drink and a breakfast item to share

What’s provided?

  • Free parking
  • Wifi
  • Power & power strips
  • Tables & chairs
  • Cups & ice
  • Wiki expertise
  • Motivation (if you need it)


We are looking for volunteers to pair up with citizens who do not have laptops, but have knowledge of the area. Volunteers would work with people who have stockpiles of information about the Creative District, but may lack some of the tech-saavy skills to create their own wiki page. High school students, college students (hint, hint communications and journalism majors), and anyone else interested should attend. We will sign any paper work needed for you to get credit for volunteer hours.

This event is brought to you by CityCamp Raleigh—the Triangle Wiki initiative is another example of how using open source and collaboration is defining the City of Raleigh as a city of innovation and maintaining the Research Triangle as a leading technology region. Join up with like-minded individuals and feed off the energy in the room as we produce hundreds of pages of content.

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Originally published on southwestraleigh.com.

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