Wikipedia Editathon 19 July 2013


10 JUNE 2013

ICE will host a Wikipedia guest editor day at One Great George Street (OGGS) on 19 July, 10.00 – 4.45pm.

This new Wikipedia event follows on from last years successful first wikipedia workshop (see Paul Wilkinson's blog and recording via the webcast below).  

The Editathon this year will look at enabling a vibrant day and post event activity. There are two types of individuals ICE would like to see join us:
ICE members who are already Wikipedians, or - more likely - dabblers or complete beginners who want to start contributing to Wikipedia more consistently.
Existing Wikipedians with a potential interest in civil engineering, the ICE, etc
If you would like to attend simply contact – this will be a first come first serve basis, max 20.
The general format for 19 July 2013 is below (Stephenson Room One Great George Street):
10-10.30 Arrival; coffee.
10.30: Welcome & housekeeping
10:45: GLAM(Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums )-Wiki (Talk by our past GLAM-wiki presenter Andy Mabbett on and how the event will work)
11:00: Presentation from ICE Archivist Carol Morgan on Inspirational Items form the Archives
11.30 Tour of the building including history and visits to Archives and Library where group will split
12.30 Lunch & networking
13.30 Editing. (during which, small group can be taken back to the archives/ round the building, for photography & scanning of documents)
15.00 Tea served as people work
16.30 Wrap up & thank-yous
16:45 End

Last Year.....

A workshop was held in April 2012 hosted by a Wikipedian. There were approx 15 attendees with ex ICE President Gordon Masterton joining online from Scotland. All agreed it was an excellent event. Below are the recording two links and one can scroll to the appropriate content as indicated by the timings.
Wikipedia 1 - firsts session edited from 1 hour down to 30min:
Start - Intro
1.00min - What is Wikipedia, Who owns it?
5.00mins - Wikipedia Sister Projects
13.34mins - Wikipedia UK
16.05 mins - Wikipedia activities
20.35 mins - Referencing
28.37 mins - Tagging. Project and Article Statistics
Wikipedia 2 - second session edited from 2 hours to 50mins:
Start Wiki languages
3.43mins - Running a Project
8.36mins - QR codes