Monday, April 7, 2008

Portland Beer Wiki at Hopworks

Yesterday, We have a meeting of the minds and beers at Hopworks in SE Portland. Angelo M. De Ieso II a fellow Guest on Tap Beer Writer, Mark Dilley our wiki guy from About US and I drank beer and worked on the portland beer wiki. What a great way to spend a Sunday.

We talked about how the breweries page should look. The starting example for a good page I believe is Alameda Brewings which lists a description of the brewery, the head brewer, the beers, seasonals, the location and a google map link to their location. There are also links to the BeerAdvocate and Ratebeer about that particular brewpub and their beers.

Mark let everyone know that editing a wiki is easy and just putting up the content is the most important part. Don't worry about formatting because other people will go back and fix it. We are just looking for the content now so we can create this valuable resource. If you are willing to learn then about wiki's then we will help out. Mark also showed us a great video about what a wiki is and how it works.

I talked about the project as a whole and how I want to start out in Portland and create a good model then move from city to city.

AboutUS is working on a new skin or look to customize our portland beer wiki. I hope that will be done in the next week or two.

A few of the PAGES updated

The next meeting will be on Tuesday April 8th at the Green Dragon from 6:30-8pm. This will be a social hour/ work party so bring your laptops. RSVP on Upcomings.

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